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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Brent Council Pest Control Prices
Above is a comparison of Brent Council Pest Control Prices compared with PESTUK pest control prices.


Brent Council Pest Control Prices

PESTUK’s Pest Control Prices

PESTUK Cheaper by:





Wasps (two nests at same premises)








Garden ants (black ants)








Clothes moths




Bedbugs, Pharaoh ants




Combined bedbugs and cockroaches




Combined mice and cockroaches




Combined rats and cockroaches




Combined rats and bedbugs




Brent Council Pest Control Prices

Brent Council is just another London Council that uses it’s residents as cash cows. I have run a pest control company for nearly 30 years and if I didn’t have to pay for advertising (Brent Council Pest Control Dept do not as most people search for: ‘Brent Council Pest Control Prices’) then our prices would be 40% lower than they are. Even with these extra costs, we are still in 90% of the cases cheaper than Brent Council Pest Control Prices.

To conclude, in my opinion either the Brent Council Pest Control Department is run so inefficiently that it has to charge these sky hire prices or they are ripping off the people they represent.

Phoning Brent Council Pest Control

This is a painful experience. First you have to listen to a long winded message, then you have to press 1 and then 2 & then some music. I got through and discovered that:

  1. No evening, weekend or scheduled appointments. PESTUK offer ‘timed appointments’ and we can phone on the way if needed, we also work until 7.30pm and Saturdays are no extra charge.
  2. There is no same day service. Appointments are either 8-1 or 12-4. No flexibility. PESTUK offer a same day service.
  3. The prices above are ‘on line booking’, If you book by phone the prices are 10% dearer! PESTUK’s phone lines are answered by people (no press this, press that or ‘go on line’) 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day every day of the year.
4. Brent Council Pest Control Department are not regulated by the British Pest            Control Association. PESTUK is one of the longest serving members of this organisation. They are an independent organisation who ensure that all staff are qualified (with on going refresher training), fully insured and CRB checked. Actual inspections take place every year.

If you require a Quality Pest Control Service then contact PESTUK:

PEST UK (Wembley)
23 Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8226 4069

In summary you will get a pest control service from a company that cares by a guaranteed qualified, honest pest control technician at a fraction of the price that Brent Council Pest Control Department will charge.

bed bugs in Wembley


Shepperton is a suburban town in the borough of Spelthorne within the county of Surrey, England. 15 miles south west of Charing Cross, London and bounded by the Thames to the south and much of the east. It is bisected by the M3 in the northwest.

Shepperton has a traditional high street with a village hall, library, bank, shops, public house, several cafes and a railway station. It is most famous for the film studios opened in 1932 which are still in use today.

Commonly treated pests in Shepperton

bed bugs in Shepperton

Bed bug infestations have been on the increase since 2003 due to business travel, foreign holidays, immigration & the sale of 2nd hand furniture.

Bed bugs usually only infest rooms that are slept in & we recommend treating any adjoining bed rooms to the infested room. They can lay dormant for up to 12 months so be careful with any objects removed & then reintroduced back into a bedroom within this time frame. With our treatments we spray floors, walls, ceilings, mattresses and furniture in the bedrooms

If you see wasps entering & leaving a hole in the ground, a wall, or roof between May & November then you probably have a wasp nest.

With wasps we treat the nest or the entrance of the nest using an insecticide called FICAM D which is a modern biodegradable insecticide that is not highly toxic to mammals, but is extremely so to the hymenopterous group of insects (Wasps, Bees and Ants). The entrance to the nest or the nest itself will be treated using this insecticide.

PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, by choosing a BPCA member company you are sure to receive competent and professional pest control.

Contact PESTUK on 0330 100 2811


Guildford Office

Guildford, Surrey is in the South East of PESTUK’s current coverage area and is 27 miles south west of London and on the A3 between London and Portsmouth.

Our technicians also do many one off jobs for pests including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, mice and rats and bees and wasps.

The river and canal that run through Guildford increases the likelihood of rat and mouse infestations along the borders of these areas, which can be excellent harbourage and food sources for these rodents.

Our Guildford office is run by Rob Thirlwell.

Pests commonly dealt with in Guildford

Squirrels can cause damage in lofts and in gardens.

When squirrels enter a loft, they can cause structural damage by tearing up loft insulation for bedding, chewing timbers, pipe work and any stored items, and can also pose a fire hazard by stripping insulation from electrical wiring or chewing through cabling which can cause fires or electrical problems. Insulation may be pilled into large balls for the nest or drey. They can also be very noisy, and if they were to drown in uncovered water storage tanks, may contaminate the water supply. For these reasons, it is important to keep squirrels out of lofts.

Pest Control Guildford

Mice must constantly gnaw to keep their teeth from growing too long.

Mice are extremely adaptable, changing there behaviour to fit in with the environment they are in. House mice consume food meant for humans or pets. The contamination of food-preparation surfaces with faeces, which can contain the bacterium that causes food poisoning (salmonellosis) is likely.

People seem more tolerant of mice than rats although they carry the same diseases as rats and are more likely to transmit these diseases, as they are bolder and more curious, coming into closer contact with food, cutlery and work surfaces. Their constant gnawing causes damage to structures and property.

Wasps become more aggressive in late summer early autumn.

If a wasp nest is not treated it will eventually die out but before this happens the nest will produce around 100 fertile Queens that will hibernate and start their own nests the following year. A nest will get larger until the Autumn & it is the Autumn & early Winter when they are at their most aggressive & dopey. This is when they are likely to sting people. The workers have finished their job of nest maintenance & collecting food for grubs & now are feeding on rotting fruit (this makes them drunk & more aggressive). Wasp nests can stain ceilings and even eat through them in some instances.



Oxford Pest Control and PESTUK

PESTUK was established in 1985 and since then has spread to look after Berkshire, Hampshire, West London and Oxfordshire. We now have an office in Oxford City itself.

Technicians are fully trained and CRB checked and keep up to date with all relevant legislation. PESTUK provide contract pest control and also ‘one off’ treatments for many homes and businesses. These treatments are for Ants, Wasps, Rats or Mice, Squirrels and Cockroaches to name a few.

Rats can use railway lines and canals and bodies of water as feeding grounds and as a means of transport.


A city thats main focus is its University, it is the 52nd largest city in the UK and one of the most fast growing and ethnically diverse.  Oxford was likely first settled in Saxon times and began with the creation of a river crossing for oxen around AD 900.

The city centre is small, and is centred on Carfax, a cross-roads which forms the junction of Cornmarket Street , Queen Street, St Aldate’s and the High Street. Cornmarket Street and Queen Street are home to Oxford’s various chain stores, as well as a small number of independent retailers, one of the longest established of which is Boswell’s. St Aldate’s has few shops but has several local government buildings, including the town hall, the city police station and local council offices. The High, street is traditionally omitted by locals, is the longest of the four streets and has a number of independent and high-end chain stores, but mostly university and college buildings.

Wasps become more aggressive in early autumn and are more likely to sting.

Contracts in Oxford

PESTUK have many contracts with a number of restaurants, shops and schools within Oxfordshire as well as private homes.

Having a pest control contract ensures-

  • Peace of Mind –  A reliable contractor running a well organised contract should ensure that your premises, your staff and your business will be safe from pests and safe from any bad publicity and prosecutions that can occur if pests are found. If you have livestock or pets you will want to know that they are as well protected as possible. Prevention is better than cure.
  • The Law – The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949  requires property owners to ensure that their premises remain free of pests. The Food Safety Act & Food Hygiene Regulations include further legislation governing business premises that handle food. Closure of businesses, fines of up to £20,000.00 and prison sentences of up to 6 months can be imposed for breaching these rules. Currently some of the legislation governing food standards is agreed in the European Union, and a good contractor will be aware of any changes or implications relating to the rules governing pest control legislation.

To book a treatment call 0330 100 2811.

Wokingham Borough Council Pest Control Prices

Wokingham Borough Council Pest Control Prices do not apply as Wokingham Borough Council only carry out pest control for their own properties (not Housing Association Properties). They will give free advice (PESTUK give free advice as well, please phone our Wokingham Office at ANY time) and fact sheets are available on their web site. Wokingham Borough Council advise people in the Wokingham area with pest problems to go to the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) web site and go to the ‘Find a Pest Controller’ section where you type in your postcode and are given several companies close to your location (please use PESTUK!) If you don’t want to go on the internet you can phone the British Pest Control Association directly on: (0) 1332 294 288 or PESTUK on 0118 9505775

PESTUK Pest Control Wokingham


The British Pest Control Association

The British Pest Control Association is an independent organisation that has extremely strict criteria for pest control companies to join and to remain members. Persons or companies that do not meet this criteria or break it will not be able to join or are kicked out of the organisation. This ensures that anyone who chooses a The British Pest Control Association member gets a company with:

Honest pest control technicians (they will be CRB checked)
Qualified pest control technicians (all have to be qualified with evidence of on going training and refresher courses)
Fully insured
A proper complaints procedure (hopefully never needed!)

The PESTUK Wokingham Office:

PEST UK (Wokingham)
26 Crail Close
RG41 2PZ

Phone: 0118 373 3369

PESTUK has been operating in the Wokingham area since 1989. Customers included Arborfield Garrison, Wokingham District Council (as it was called then), The hope and Anchor, A1 Car Spares, St Sebastian Church, Bearwood Primary School, Wokingham Plastics, Holme Grange School, Anvil Court, Heathland Allotments, Berkshire Rooms and many more either pest control contracts or ‘one off’ treatments.


Oxford City Council Pest Control Prices

Oxford City Council Pest Control Prices compared with that of PESTUK is quite startling. How a subsidised pest control service like that of Oxford City Council can charge so much is in my opinion amazing. Either they are using pest control prices as a cash making operation rather than a pest control service to the people who pay their (Oxford City Council’s) wages or they are grossly inefficient and don’t know how to operate properly a pest control operation. Or a bit of both! The Oxford City Council also do not operate at weekends, (PESTUK do and only charge a small supplement for Sunday and Bank Holiday working) nor do they keep to fixed appointments (they often just give you the day they are coming rather than a fixed appointment with the option to be rung first.

Pest Control Treatments for a 3 bed House

Oxford City Council Pest Control Prices

PESTK prices

PESTUK Cheaper by:
Bed Bugs 1st Spray




Bed Bugs 2nd Spray
























Pharaoh Ants








Wasp Nests




If a person with a 3 bedroom house needed 2 sprays for bed bugs if they used Oxford City Councils Pest Control Service then they would pay an amazing £650.00! Compare this with £254.00 with PESTUK. bed bugs we advise on strict preparation and carry out the job so thoroughly that over 90% of our bed bug treatments in Oxford do not need a 2nd spray. If Oxford City Councils Pest Control Department was a private company they would certainly be appearing on Rogue Traders or Watchdog but because they are a council they get away with it.

Wasps in Oxford

Through out the pest range Oxford City Council Pest Control Prices are more expensive and the service much poorer.

The PESTUK Oxford Office

PESTUK have been operating in Oxford for several years but have recently opened an Oxford Office:

PEST UK (Oxford)
123 Ridgefield Rd

Tel: 01865 479719

bed bugs in Oxford

Pest Control Farnham

PESTUK  offer pest control  services at a very reasonable price. Our pest control Farnham office has been open now for over 5 years. As well as pest control call outs for pests such as wasps, rats, mice, bed bugs, cockroaches, squirrels, ants, bees and fleas, PESTUK have several commercial and domestic pest control contracts in Farnham and the surrounding area. The commercial contracts are pubs, a take away, a residential home, a restaurant, a plastic coating factory (this factory deals with products for food use, hence the pest control contract), a school and a political club. PESTUK Farnham also carry out pest control in Farnham for several Estate and Letting agencies.

The PESTUK Pest Control Farnham Office & Telephone number:

Town Hall Buildings
Castle Street

Tel: 01252 303956


Same Day Service

PESTUK is a medium size pest control company that has offices and technicians from West London to High Wycombe in the North, Hungerford in the West and Southampton in the South. Each technician is local to that area and knows the people and the town they serve. Only if that particular technician is off or busy when the service is required will a pest control technician from another are ‘slot in’. This system does enable us to offer a same day or next day pest control service. In this industry this is what people often need and want. PESTUK work 7 days a week as well as supplying evening appointments. We only charge an extra supplement for Sunday and Bank Holiday working.

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

PESTUK is a full member of this organisation. They are unique in Trade Associations in that they have a very strict criteria for joining and to remain a member. Some of these are : Fully qualified staff 9including proof of ‘on going training’, full insurance, CRB (Criminal Record Bureax check) on all staff and a complaints procedure. By choosing a BPCA member (like PESTUK ), you know you are getting a pest control technician that is honest, knows what they are doing and insured.



Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it?

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it? Is a question that is often asked when people ring up PESTUK when they find they have a wasp nest. The question is more often asked towards the end of the wasp season in September, October, November and December.

Below is a link to the wasp page on the Britsh Pest Control Association Website and another to the PESTUK Wasp page

The answer to the question: Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it? Is yes, but there will be consequences!

If I had a wasp nest, even in December I would have it treated for the reasons below:

The end of a wasp nest starts about August, sometimes earlier, sometimes later but in most cases August. At this time the Queen stops laying new eggs. She has run out of eggs, in a similar way that some mammals stop producing eggs when they get older. Her last batch go eggs were ‘special’ in a way that they differ from the thousands of eggs she laid previously in that they produce Queens and Drones (fertile females and males). All the previous eggs have produced grubs that hatch into worker wasps that are sterile females. This is the start of the end. The original Queen wasp dies soon after the end of egg laying of old age. The new Queens and Drones mate with other Queens and Drones form other wasp nests and the Drones will then start to die of old age while the new Queen wasps will disburse from the old nest and hibernate once the cold weather comes. The existing worker wasps will eventually die of old age. This may take some time and it is not uncommon for us to treat wasp nests in December!

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it?

Wasps are more likely to sting people in the Autumn and Winter. They will often get drunk on ripe fruit and act in a bold manor which brings them into contact with humans. The worker wasps also have more time to be outside causing a nuisance as there are no more grubs to feed and the nest is not being maintained. In fact the nest is only used at this time as a place for the wasps to spend the night. The other factor is temperature. Wasps can’t fly at very low temperatures and are likely to crawl into clothes, beds and other areas where they may come into contact with people.

Wasp Control from PestUK

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it?

In the Autumn and Winter wasps are ‘set off’ by light (and heat). This is because the days are much shorter so the wasps are keen to make the most of the shorter days so they see light they will head towards it. This leads to wasps seeing light from bedrooms and other living areas at night and heading towards the source. This leads to wasps getting into rooms, often bedrooms and causing problems. We get scores of complaints from people phoning up saying they have been stung in bed even though they haven’t had any window open.

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it?

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it?

If a nest is left to die out naturally then potentially that nest may produce up to 500 fertile Queens (depending on the size of the nest) which makes the risk of there person who had the nest and their neighbours having wasp nests the following year much greater.

Wasp nests do take longer to die off after treatment in the Autumn and Winter, mainly due to the lower metabolism of the wasps making the absorption of insecticide slower. It can take 10-20 days for a wasp nest to die off when treated at this time of year compared with a few hours in July or August.

So to conclude. Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it? Yes but don’t!

Above is a  link about wasps by Wikipedia

PESTUK have had a Pest Control Office in Guildford for several years. The address and phone number of the Guildford Pest Control Office is:

PESTUK (Guildford & Godalming)
14 London Rd
Phone: 01483 7897

Guildford have a variety of pest control problems including wasps, bees, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, rats, mice and squirrels. PESTUK also have many different types of pest control contracts both commercial (restaurants, pubs, shops, take aways, factorys, schools & others) in Guildford and the surrounding area. Some of our larger contracts are: Syngenta, Guildford Grammer School and Guildford Technical College. It isn’t only commercial sites that have pest control contracts, many large domestic houses or smaller houses on a shared complex will have them. They know that they are getting a pest control service from people they can trust that are fully trained and properly insured. Another factor is that unlike Guildford Pest Control Council and many private companies, PESTUK work seven days a week with only Sundays and Bank Holidays attracting premium rates. The phones at PESTUK Pest Control Guildford are answered 365 days a year by people, never an answer machine!

PESTUK Pest Control Guildford

PESTUK Guildford can in most cases offer a same day service for any pest control treatments. If needed the Guildford based pest control technician can phone the customer prior to arrival. We also offer evening and weekend pest control appointments to suit the customer.

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

PESTUK is a full member of the BPCA. This organisation is unique in that has independant inspections of it’s members. To be a BPCA member requires strict criteria that includes: training, complaints procedure, insurance, storage and vans. All technicians also have to be CRB checked. If you choose a BPCA member then you know that the pest control technician will be fully trained, honest and fully insured.

PESTUK Pest Control Guildford

Rick Pellen is the PESTUK technician in charge of the pest control operations in Reading East (Lower Earley) branch of PESTUK.

PESTUK have many pest control contracts in East Reading. We have take away and food outlets in Cemetery Junction and factory/office sites in the Sutton’s Business Park as well as several pubs.

Reading East has no official boundaries but generally refers to Whitley, Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Cemetery Junction, London Road, The Wokingham Road, Shinfield and Newtown. Some may even consider Charvil, Twyford, Hurst and Winnersh to be in the area considered to be East Reading. The open space between these areas is small. The site of the counties main hospital The Royal Berks is in East Reading as is the Old Huntley & Palmers site. This area spans two councils, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council. The Sutton’s Business Park is a large Industrial Estate containing many Businesses.

Two railway lines come out of the main central Reading station, one going to Waterloo via Gatwick with stations at Earley, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh and Wokingham and the other in the North going directly to Paddington with no small stations except for Twyford. The site of The Reading University are situated in East Reading and the Thames runs through to the north of the area.

Pest Control in East Reading: The railway line runs through East Reading making pest control rat & mouse problems around bordering this area more common. Rats and mice use railway lines as a highway as they provide food & cover & make travelling between areas easier, There is a nature reserve with woodland, a lake & a stream in Earley as well as woods, lakes and open space at Reading University, PEST UK have a pest control contract covering the nature reserve site. The main pest control problem here is rats & mice, mainly caused by people feeding ducks. As well as the above PEST UK carry out pest control treatments for both domestic & commercial premises, pests include: ants, cluster flies, cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, squirrels, wasps & bees.

Although seen as a mostly newer development, surprisingly settlements in the Lower Earley area date back from The Bronze age. Lower Earley is made up of a massive housing estate that was at the time of construction one of the largest housing developments in Europe. Lower Earley is the Southern area of Earley and mainly contains this housing estate constructed in the 70’s and 80’s. The most recent addition was a large Police Headquarters.

Lower Earley comes under Wokingham Borough Council even though it is part of Reading


There is a railway station that provides links to London and Reading. The M4 runs close by with access via the A239. Reading University straddles the boundary between Earley and Reading. Thames Valley Business Park is in Earley and is the UK Headquarters for BG Group, Microsoft, ING Direct, SG1, Oracle & Regus. There are 5 schools in the area run by Wokingham Borough Council.


Known as one of the larger suburbs of Reading, it is bounded to the north and east by a ridge of high ground carrying the road to Shinfield, to the west by the valleys of the River Kennet and the Foudry Brook, and to the south by an ill-defined boundary with the suburb of Whitley Wood. The former main road to Basingstoke passes just to the west of the centre of Whitley, dividing largely residential areas to its east from a largely industrial zone to its west. Between the A33 relief road and Bennet Road can be found the recent Green Park business park and the Madejski Stadium.

Earley and Lower Earley

Along with neighbouring Woodley, it forms part of the extensive eastern suburbs. For the purposes of local government it falls within the Borough of Wokingham, outside the area of Reading Borough Council.

Lower Earley is often thought of as a town in its own right, but it is in fact a development at the southern end of the town. The name Lower Earley though is very old, having originally been applied to the low-lying land between the old Maiden Erlegh Estate and the River Loddon.

Even after its recent development, Earley has remnants of ancient woodland within its boundaries, including Pearman’s Copse, a local nature reserve and Redhatch Copse. There is a nature reserve on the edge of Earley called Highwood. Earley is home to the Thames Valley Business Park which is alongside the Thames to the east of the A329.


4 miles east of Reading town centre, and is joined to the neighbouring suburb of Earley. In the 1930s Woodley Aerodrome was opened. In 1932 F.G. Miles joined with Philips and Powis in producing the Miles Hawk aeroplane, this lead to the forming of Miles Aircraft Ltd which produced aircraft until after the Second World War. This aviation heritage is commemorated by the Museum of Berkshire Aviation, at the southern edge of the former airfield. The former airfield was redeveloped for housing in the 1980s and now is largely indistinguishable from Reading.


A Pest Control Contract is not expensive. Not only will it protect the health and safety of your employees, it will also protect your reputation. Most prosecutions happen to smaller companies. Remove the worry and leave pest control in the hands of experts.

If you are regularly experiencing pest problems, maybe a Pest Control Contract is better. That peace-of-mind knowing that there is an expert team just a phone call away!

Take a look at our Pest Control Contract page, or call us now on 0800-026-0308

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