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Borehamwood Pest Control

PESTUK & Borehamwood Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire. It is a commuter town near Watford and London, situated 12 miles from Charing Cross and is within the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood and the London commuter belt. The town is most well known for its film and TV studios, commonly known as

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Wantage Pest Control

PESTUK in Wantage PESTUK have been working in the Wantage area since the companies start in 1985. Recently one of our technicians has moved into the area so our presence in the area is stronger than ever. A historic market town in the county of Oxfordshire. It was originally part of Berkshire until it was

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Reading Central Pest Control

Reading central pest control    If you need help  we would always recommend that you visit the BPCA for information on who is a reliable pest control company that can provide you with the correct service and solve your problem with Reading central pest problems. Who are the BPCA? The BPCA are the governing body

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Guildford Pest Control

Guildford pest control     In Guilford pest control services are provided by our technicians Marcin, Sean and Mel on a daily basis. Though all  our technicians are able to respond if need be. We always recommend that you visit the BPCA website for information on who is a reliable pest control company or if you are

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Oxford Pest Control

Oxford pest control    In Oxford pest control services are provided by our technicians Walter, Stephen and Haydn on a daily basis. However all of our technicians are able to respond if need be.  We always recommend that anyone unsure of who to choose to handle their pest control problem should consult the BPCA. For

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Enfield Pest Control

Enfield pest control In Enfield pest control services are provided by our technicians Konrad, Filipe, Marcin and Haydn on a daily basis. However all of our technicians are able to respond if need be.  We would always recommend that you visit the BPCA for information on who is a reliable pest control company, the BPCA

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Harrow Pest Control

Harrow Harrow is a  London borough. Bordering Hertfordshire to the north and Hillingdon to the west.  As part of London, Harrow has very old sewer systems as well as many older houses. This means that in Harrow PESTUK have many a call out to deal with pests of one type or another. Pest control in Harrow The most common

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How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Bed bugs This common pest, was once associated with unhygienic surroundings, but we now understand that due to increased travel over the world, the increased use of second-hand furniture, multi occupancy buildings such as blocks of flats, holiday homes and hotels these insects are prevalent the world over now. To get rid of bed bugs,

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How to Keep a Restaurant Pest Free

Restaurants and pests Many restaurants are unsure of how best to prevent pests from disrupting there business. We at PESTUK are often asked how to keep a restaurant pest free. We find that a pest control contract will keep a business premises clear of problem pests. Most businesses are required by law to ensure that

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The Difference Between Wasps and Bees?

Wasps and Bees To many people there is little difference between wasps and bees. Both are of a similar colouring of yellow and black, striped, fly and have painful stings. However, while they do share a common ancestor and are of the same family of insect, that of Hymenoptera, as bees and ants. They do

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Brown-tail moths

If in your garden you find a large web mass with many caterpillars on it do not approach. The caterpillars are the young form of brown-tail moths. They are most commonly found around the south and east coasts of England, but can become abundant in warmer temperatures. The caterpillar form of these moths has urticating

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Pest Control in Oxford

 PESTUK Oxford PESTUK has been in business since 1985 and have been expanding ever since. Looking after Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. We are now slowly making our way into London. Oxford has been a main focus for PESTUK since the beginning. PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, a not-for-profit organisation and trade association that represents

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Do Sonic Deterrents Really Work?

The short answer to this question that we at PESTUK are asked often is no. Sonic Deterrents Sonic deterrents claim to repel rodents using ultrasonic frequencies that are uncomfortable/ painful to them. I went on a course last year with the renowned Dr Steven Havers at the Church Farm training site and was able to

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Traps or Baits – What’s More Effective?

Traps for Rodents If you are hearing scratching or scurrying at night or seeing signs of damage from gnawing in your home in Oxford. You may have a rodent problem. If you choose to try and deal with rodents yourself you will most likely buy some traps from a local hardware store. The options available

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Termites or Woodworm?

If you think you have termites you are most likely seeing woodworm. Termites do not live in the UK. Woodworm You will only see holes that have been made as they exit the wood inside or outside of your home. Problems are often only noticed once a survey has been completed at your house. The adult form is

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BPCA Pest Control

BPCA Pest Control Whenever a customer contacts us concerning pest-related problems we always recommend the use of a BPCA member, rather than just a ‘man with a van’ or an unfamiliar number pulled from a newspaper or online. The reason for this is that a BPCA registered company will provide you with safe treatment of

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Alton Pest Control

Alton council pest control If you require pest control services in Alton, you may think that your local council will be able to help you. However while they do offer services they seem to be based more around generating money for the council than treating and preventing the return of pests like rodents. As an

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Waltham Cross PESTUK

Waltham Cross PESTUK have recently opened a new office in the area of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire. We have been in the pest control business since 1985 and now cover Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire,West Middlesex, West London and now South Hertfordshire. All of our technicians are BPCA trained and certified so you can feel safe in

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How to Stop Mice from Entering Your Home

PESTUK Shepperton At PESTUK we receive a large number of calls from the Shepparton area that involve rats and mice, and how they enter peoples homes. Rodents may travel some distance undetected through cavity walls, soffits and loft spaces before either coming to an area where they are seen, they are heard or evidence of their

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Cold Weather & Pests

Cold weather & pests With the very cold weather and snow people will have been staying inside more, shutting doors and windows to keep heat in. This unfortunately does not stop all pests from entering. Some pests are more prevalent in summer months, such as insects. they are very visible in these warmer times and

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Solar Panels Proofing Service

Proofing solar panels As solar panels gain popularity for installing on home roofs the demand for preventing birds from nesting under and fouling goes up. Why birds should be stopped from nesting Birds find the panels attractive for nesting under as they are a means of preventing predators from attacking. This results in bird droppings

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Do Thatcham Council Offer Pest Control?

Does Thatcham council offer pest control? When searching for someone to deal with your pest problem, you may think that the local council would be able to help. West Berkshire Council however do not operate a pest control service of their own. They will only advise you to contact the BPCA to find a reputable

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How to Get Rid of Rats in the Loft?

Rats in the loft Before you see rats in your loft you are most likely to hear them scurrying around at night. Other evidence of rats will be damage to food or household items that have been gnawed on. Rats have well developed senses of smell, taste and touch. Rats breed rapidly and become sexually mature

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What Is the Best Pest Control Service in Enfield?

Obviously we think we are! Enfield is one of the London areas that PESTUK are now expanding into. The high prices the local council’s charge for pest control mean that we are getting more pest control work in Enfield in the future. Presently we do a cross section of pest control jobs in the Enfield

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Bed Bugs in Bracknell

Bedbugs bite at night. Depending on the person being bitted the reaction can vary. Some people will show visible bites on their body while a person laying next to them can show no signs of bites. How to get rid of Bed bugs in Bracknell? We at PESTUK Bracknell get many calls from people asking

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Wasps in February

Wasps in February We have been receiving a large number of calls about wasps in February so far this year. This is unusual as Queen Wasps should still be in hibernation. It may well be that the warmer weather this winter has affected their hibernation cycles. The only Wasps alive at this time of year

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Farnborough Council Pest Control

Farnborough Council If you require pest control assistance in the Farnborough Council area, you may be tempted to contact the council. I attempted to book a treatment with their provider SDK, trading as Dial a Pest. Contact was only by an online order form, and once you completed that you would have to wait for

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One Way Sewer Valve

One Way Sewer Valve A large number of rat problems stem from sewers. Breaches in sewers under buildings can be costly and time consuming. Repairs to sewers may run into the thousands of pounds. Baiting alone may or may not solve the problem but if the infestation originates from a sewer then future problems are

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Wasps in Winter

Wasps in January As the Winter progresses wasp problems become fewer. This is because by January the Queen Wasps (and Queen Hornets) are in ‘proper’ hibernation. The fertile Queens of both wasps and hornets are the only forms to survive the Winter. No nests function in the Winter. They have all died out, and can’t

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Operation Smile & PESTUK

Operation Smile: PESTUK have donated-  £1,576.06 PESTUK supports Operation Smile, and has done so for 6 years now. The amount of money we have donated to has increased year on year and we hope this continues. The more successful PESTUK is then the more we donate as we always donate 1% of our profits. One of

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