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Pest Control In Reading (Central)

PEST UK (Reading - Central)
82 London St
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4SJ
United Kingdom
Phone: 0118 373 2316

Read more about Reading at Wikipedia.

The PEST UK Central Reading Pest Control Office

The Pest Control Reading Central Office run by the Pest Control General Manager Scott Hyslop.

Pest Control in The Reading Central Area

As PEST UK started its pest control operations in Reading and it is the largest town in Berkshire as expected it is the area with the most PEST UK Pest Control Contracts ranging from restaurants, offices, schools, garages, Ambulance Stations, hospitals, pubs and clubs to private homes, farms and old peoples homes. Apart from the PEST UK pest control contract base, PEST UK carry out many pest control one off treatments for estate agents, housing associations and domestic premises in the Reading area. The pests include: wasp nests, bees, ants, bed bugs, rats, squirrels, mice, foxes, moles, cluster flies, fleas and all other types of insect pests. There is a fairly old sewer system in the central Reading area, this leads to an increased incidence of rat, mouse and cockroach problems where the sewer system is broken or breached. As well as old sewers Reading has 2 rivers, a canal and railway lines through the centre. These provide pest control problems as they supply food and shelter to rats, mice, squirrels and some insect pests. 

Reading is the largest town in Berkshire and is situated on the Thames and the river Kennet. Reading’s history dates back to the 8th century. The ruins of Reading Abbey can still be seen today which is within Forbury Gardens and attracts tourists throughout the world. Reading was severely impacted by the Civil war as there was a siege which effected trade. The 19th century saw the arrival of the railway which benefitted the towns brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Little damage was done to the town during either world wars except for a single plane in February 1943 attacked the town leaving 41 dead and over 100 injured.

Modern Reading is a commercial centre for information technology companies as well as Insurance. Major companies such as ING Direct, Oracle, Microsoft and Hibu have their headquarters in Reading. There are three main business parks within Reading, Thames Valley Park, Green Park Business Park and Arlington Business Park. The town has expanded to include Caversham and in the 70’s the largest housing estate was built (Lower Earley). The local government of Reading does not actually control all the people of Reading as large areas of Earley, Woodley, Charvil, Twyford, Hurst, Purley, Calcot, Theale and Tilehurst are controlled by Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire Councils.

Reading is one of the UK’s top ten retail destinations with top brands and a shopping mall, The Oracle, a large indoor shopping and leisure mall on the bank of the River Kennet. The area was formerly the site of a 17th Century workhouse with the same name. The mall consists of 90 shops, including department stores for Debenhams and House of Fraser. There are also 22 restaurants, cafes and bars by the riverside as well as a 11 screen cinema.
The Hexagon is a multi purpose venue in Reading centre which hosts comedians, conventions, plays and musical acts. Built in 1977 by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall, who also built the adjacent Civic Centre, the venue has been used for, among others, snooker matches, boxing, classical music and stand up comedy.

The museum of Reading opened in 1883 and is situated within the former Town Hall building. The principal displays within the museum are- a gallery of Readings origin as a saxon settlement from the 6th century to today, the Bayeaux Gallery contains the UK’s only copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry, made in 1885, as well as information on the Saxon migration and Viking raids of the local area.

The town has a University which is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Reading hosts the Reading music festival annually which was attended by 90,000 people in 2013 and has been running since 1961.

Sport

Reading Football Club, nicknamed The Royals, formed in 1871, they are one of the oldest teams in England, but did not join the Football League until 1920. The club is partly owned by a local millionaire (John Madejski) and currently play in The Championship which is the second tier of English Football, the current stadium is also named after him. PEST UK have a pest control contract at his school in Reading.
London Irish was the last club to be formed in England by working and student exiles of the home counties, their first match was in October 1898. London Irish played at Madejski Stadium for their home games from 1998. They play in the Aviva Premiership.

Reading is also host to a half marathon every year which attracts around 16,000 competitors and started back in 1983. The marathon is held on a Sunday in March or early April of each year. the race is open to all, from fun runners, to elite athletes and was one of the first to include wheelchair athletes.

Pest Control Contracts for Schools in Reading

PEST UK have contracts at many schools in the Reading area, including Reading School, The Abbey Junior & Senior Schools and many more. We carry out pest control ‘one off’ treatments for wasps, fleas, cockroaches, rats, mice, squirrels and fox culling as well having pest control contracts at others.
The reason why PEST UK is chosen over Reading Brough Council and other pest control companies is that all the technicians at PEST UK are CRB checked, PEST UK operates 7 days a week, work unsociable hours as well as and provide a same day service. Fox culling is an important part of pest control in schools.
Reading schools suffer from foxes fouling playing fields and living under buildings, especially the portacabin type. PEST UK have a fully qualified and licensed firearms pest control technician. When shooting is not an option PEST UK can also trap foxes.

Pest Control for Domestic Premises in Reading

The majority of PEST UK’s pest control work is actually done on domestic premises. Again we are often the preferred choice over Reading Borough Council and other pest control companies because:

  1. All PEST UK’s pest control technicians are fully BPCA qualified & CRB checked.
  2. We offer timed appointments.
  3. Appointments are available 7 days a week, evenings & weekends.
  4. PEST UK offer a Same Day Pest Control Service.

 

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.