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Storm Ciara

Recently, Storm Ciara has wreaked havoc across the UK. Winds of up to 100mph and severe flooding have caused destruction and damage to buildings, disruption to road and rail networks, cancelled flights and fallen trees. With all of this to consider in the aftermath of any storm, pests aren’t the first thing we would think

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2020: The Year of the Rat

2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. The Rat is the first of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac Cycle. According to the myth, the Emperor announced that the order of the Zodiacs would be determined by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat, therefore, hatched

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Operation Smile

Each year PESTUK contributes 1% of their yearly profits to Operation Smile, an international charity that improves the lives of children across the world. Donations towards Operation Smile pay to provide life-changing, safe surgery for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate in remote locations around the world. Last year PESTUK donated £1,576.06 to Operation Smile. This

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Post-Christmas Pests and Boxing Day Bugs

The days after Christmas can be a chore. But there are some tasks you should carry out thoroughly. Heed our tips this Boxing Day to prevent any post-Christmas pests ruining your holiday.   Christmas Waste Christmas is over and there’s a lot to show for it. Boxes and more boxes, wrapping paper, leftovers, and lots

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Unwanted Christmas Guests: The Top 5 Holiday Pests

With less than a week to go until Christmas, the last thing you need is unwanted Christmas guests (or should we say pests). Here at PESTUK we have listed our top 5 pests that you may come across this holiday season, and what to look out for.   PESTUK’s Top 5 Christmas Pests:   1.

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Bed Bugs: The Uninvited Guests This Holiday Season

Whether you’re travelling to visit friends and family, or hosting relatives at home during this holiday season, the last thing you want to deal with is uninvited guests. No, we’re not talking about your Auntie Shirley. We’re talking about bed bugs.   Bed-bugs are great hitch-hikers. Hiding in clothes, suitcases, furniture and other belongings, bed bugs

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How to Prevent Rats Entering Your Home This Winter

How to Prevent Rats Entering Your Home This Winter     Rats are active throughout the year, and do not hibernate during the Winter. That said, they do become less active as the weather gets colder, which is why you may see less of them around this time of year. Despite their aversion to the

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What Happens to Rodents When It Floods?

What Happens to Rodents When It Floods? The recent flooding experienced in Yorkshire and across parts of northern England has been devastating for home-owners and business-owners alike, submerging buildings and roads, and forcing people to vacate their properties. Now, forecasts predict that heavy rainfall will affect large parts of southern England, with the Environment Agency

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Hibernating Pests and Why They Pose a Problem

Hibernating Pests and Why They Pose a Problem   As Winter approaches and the cold weather sets in, a number of pests seek out the warmth and dryness of our homes for ‘hibernation’, or diapause – a dormant state of development in which growth and activity of an insect is suspended. Here are some of

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What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?

What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?   As Bonfire Night approaches most people will be stocking up on firewood ready to celebrate on November 5th. And with nights getting colder, there is nothing better than lighting the fire in the evenings to keep warm. However, have you considered what insects you might be bringing

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Glis Glis: The Unwelcome Guest This Winter

Glis Glis: The Unwelcome Guest This Winter   Gnawed electrical cables? Scratching noises in your loft? These are just some of the signs that you may be sharing your home with a Glis Glis. As the nights get longer and colder, these small mammals seek out the warmth and shelter of our homes. While they may look

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Woking Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Woking? Try PESTUK’s local Woking Pest Control Services   PESTUK Woking is one of our newer branches, following our expansion from Berkshire and Basingstoke. It is managed by Melissa Aiano, a qualified pest control technician who is local and familiar with the area. Mel has over 13 years experience

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Watford Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Watford? Try PESTUK’s local Watford Pest Control Services   We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Watford area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service. Our technicians are fully qualified, with

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Ware Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Ware that is open now? Try PESTUK’s local Ware Pest Control Services   PESTUK offer domestic and commercial pest control solutions in Ware and the surrounding area. We provide a same-day service to ensure that your pest control problem is treated by a professional as soon as possible. We

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Wantage Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Do you need pest control in or around Wantage?  Try PESTUK’s local Wantage Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Wantage and are here to help with any pest problems that you may have. We currently have 2 experienced pest control technicians covering the town and surrounding area: Rick Null and Sean Benham. Rick has

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Thame Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Thame? Try PESTUK’s local Thame Pest Control Services   PESTUK have been offering pest control services in Thame since 2015. Haydn Philips is the technician covering this area. Hadyn has 18 years of pest control experience and has won many awards. PESTUK have a number of contracts in Thame.

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Swindon Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Swindon? Try PESTUK’s local Swindon Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Swindon. We have two pest control technicians in the area: Sean Benham and Rick Null. Sean and Rick are fully qualified technicians with many years of experience behind them. They know the area well and are fully trained

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Stevenage Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Stevenage? Try PESTUK’s local Stevenage Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Stevenage.  We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Stevenage area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service.

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Salisbury Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Salisbury? Try PESTUK’s local Salisbury Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Salisbury. We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Salisbury area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service.

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Edgeware Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Edgeware? Try PESTUK’s local Edgeware Pest Control Services   Edgware is one of our newer branches, following the expansion of PESTUK into London. Because we are local, we can offer a same-day service at reasonable prices. Our fully qualified, experienced technicians carry out a cross section of pest control jobs

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Bracknell Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Bracknell? Try PESTUK’s local Bracknell Pest Control Services   Our longest-serving pest control technician, Stephen Tiller, has been helping rid Bracknell of pests for almost 30 years. He has built up a large contract customer portfolio and is fully trained to deal with any pest problem that may arise. Bracknell

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PESTUK Joins Checkatrade

PESTUK Joins Checkatrade PESTUK has recently become a member of Checkatrade, but what does this mean? What Does it Mean? As Checkatrade members, PESTUK have had to provide the following: Qualifications Proof of insurance Proof of address Identification Referees – up to five previous customers whose experience with PESTUK will be checked by the Checkatrade team

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Spider season: how to prevent them entering your home

The nights are drawing in now and summer is a rapidly fading memory. It is time to embrace autumn, the wonderful colours, bonfires, Halloween cosy nights in…but wait, look who’s joining us! Yes, spiders. They get cold too, and they’re looking for places to stay warm. Here are our top ten tips to prevent them

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Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Nest Removal PESTUK offer wasp nest removal services across Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey & London.    Is It Really A Wasp Nest? Sometimes certain bees can be mistaken for wasps – Mason Bees, Mining Bees, Honey Bees or Bumble Bees. Both bees and wasps have similar colouring and have painful stings. However,

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Heatwave pest prevention tips

Heatwave pest prevention tips With the extremely high temperatures we have had recently PESTUK have been exceptionally busy with insect calls. Here are some heatwave pest prevention tips to help reduce the stress of dealing with fleas, ants, flies, bees, wasps and hornets this summer. Fleas Feeding on the blood of animals, fleas can be

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We are PESTUK

We are PESTUK Established in 1985 PESTUK  initially served the council of Berkshire only. Over the years PESTUK has expanded and is now operational in many regions. As a result we now serve Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, West London, South London and North London. PESTUK in your area We are contactable 24 hours

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What Pests to Expect at a BBQ

What Pests to Expect at a BBQ With the British Summer comes the season of BBQ’s in many a garden. Summer is also a very active time for pests so what pests to expect at a BBQ? Wasps, flies, mosquitoes, ants and rodents can all be found close by and ready to spoil a fun

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Should you treat a wasps nest yourself?

Should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Many people think that a wasp nest is simple to treat and that calling a pest controller isn’t needed. A can of fly spray or a powder thrown over it should do the job. But should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Wasps Wasp nests come in many

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House Flies in the Summer

House Flies in the Summer House Flies in the summer are attracted to decaying food matter, meat and faeces. Other foods they are interested in include pet food, animal feed and human food and waste. House flies usually live between 10 and 30 days, eggs will be laid in standing water or a food source

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