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Pest Control In Lambourn

PEST UK (Lambourn)
41a Newbury Street
Lambourn
RG17 8PG
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01488 851171

Lambourn is a large village and parish in West Berkshire, north of the M4 between Swindon and Newbury. After Newmarket it is the second largest centre of racehorse training in England. Pests commonly dealt with in the area are rats and mice, wasps and bees and cockroaches. All handled by our fully trained and competent technicians, and PESTUK is a BPCA member providing trusted skilled pest control measures to all situations and properties. From homes to shops and restaurants.

History

Lambourn was first mentioned historically in the 9th century in the time of Alfred The Great. There are even suggestions he was born in Lambourn. This has not been proven, however he did own land in the area which was left to his wife upon his death.
In the 13th Century a charter was granted to allow a market and 2 sheep fairs to be held a year.

In Upper Lambourn there is the Seven Barrows, which is in fact over thirty Bronze Age burial mounds forming a large prehistoric cemetery. On a line west of Seven Barrows is the Long Barrow, which dates from 4000 BC making it 2,000 years older than the other barrows. Sadly it has been half destroyed by ploughing and only the mound in the woods and a few sarsen, or sandstone blocks remain.

Race horsing and Lambourn

Lambourn is most famously known for its over 30 training establishments for horses. Baron William Craven the 3rd was a Racehorse owner and breeder. In 1727 he started the Wantage Racehorse Meetings at his property on the Letcombe Downlands. In 1731 he started the Lambourn Racehorse meetings on his property near Ashdown House on Bailey Hill Downlands.

The first stables were at the Red Lion Inn opposite the church, which is now flats, and at Lambourn Stables, now called Kingswood House Stables. The well drained, spongy grass, open downs and long flats have made Lambourn ideal for training racehorses and it became a fashionable training centre. Lord Rothschild has his stables at Russley Park in Wiltshire and like Lord Craven his horses practised on the gallops at Lambourn.

In 1898 Lambourn grew to its present size with the addition of the Lambourn Valley Railway as horses could only attend local meets or walk the 15 or so miles to Newbury. With the advent of this method of transport the horses could be transported to more
meets and further away.

Over 1,500 horses are stabled in the area and it has now become known as “the Valley of the Racehorse.”
Most recently Many Clouds a Lambourn horse, trained by Oliver Sherwood won the
Grand National in 2015.

Community

Lambourn has a long tradition of holding a carnival procession on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The streets are closed to traffic and the parade of floats and walking entries make their way through the village. Previous years had each racing yard entering a float to win the cup for the best entry.

Transport

Lambourn is on the crossroads of the B4000 from Newbury to Highworth and the B4001 from Chilton Foliat to Childrey. The B4000 once followed the River Lambourn up the Newbury Road until the construction of the M4 motorway in the early 1970s. When the motorway was built, the B4000 was diverted along Ermin Street as the old road could not be widened for HGVs in the narrow streets of Great Shefford, Eastbury and Lambourn. The B4001 was also diverted onto Ermin Street because of the M4, and the B4000 and B4001 merge until they arrive in Lambourn at the bottom of Hungerford Hill. The M4 passes through the southern part of the parish between Junction 14, 7 miles southeast
of the village.

There was a railway station in Lambourn, but this has been closed since 1973. The nearest station is Marlborough.

Education

Lambourn CE School is the only school within the village; it has close connections with
St Michaels the local church found in the village centre.

Sport

Lambourn Sport FC is the local football team; the team started playing in 1909, possibly as The Linnets. They took on their current name in 1946 and are currently members of North Berks League Division One.
Lambourn Sports play their games at Lambourn Sports club on Bockhampton Road, Lambourn.

Please click on the menu bar to the left to see the wide range of pests we deal with.

Rats - You may see rats during daylight hours but they prefer to operate at night.
Ants - Worker ants will frequently enter dwellings foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.
Cockroaches - Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal so they are more likely to be seen at night.
Squirrels - The most common complaint about Squirrels is when they take residence in a loft space.
Mice - You may see, hear or smell a mouse problem or see other evidence such as burrowing in insulation or soil.
Wasps - Wasps are aggressive and will sting readily if they think the nest is in danger.