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Coronavirus: A message from PESTUK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Amid the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to take the time to reach out and reassure you of some of the actions we are taking as a result of the ensuing pandemic.   What are we doing? Pest control and sufficient hygiene standards go hand in hand. At PESTUK, we

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What does snow mean for pests? 

Parts of the UK have been subject to snow, sleet and heavy rain in the past few weeks. This in turn has caused flooding, disrupted transport systems and forced many pests to seek shelter in buildings. While it is usual in Winter to see a rise in rodents entering our homes, the recent extreme weather

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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 the 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 at his party. The Rat, therefore,

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Operation Smile

Each year PEST UK 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 PEST UK donated £1,576.06 to Operation

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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 from entering your home this winter

How to prevent rats from 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

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What Happens to Rodents When It Floods?

What Happens to Rodents When It Floods? Flooding can be devastating for home-owners and business-owners alike, submerging buildings and roads, and forcing people to vacate their properties. But what happens to rodents when it floods?     Rodent infestations During heavy rainfall, rat and mouse infestations in and around flooded areas increase. This is due

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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 the

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What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?

What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?   As the months get colder most people will be stocking up on firewood. And with nights getting longer, there is nothing better than lighting the fire in the evenings to keep warm. However, have you considered what insects you might be bringing in to your home with

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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 PEST UK 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

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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 PEST UK will be checked by the Checkatrade

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Spider season: how to prevent them entering your home

As the days shorten and the weather gets colder and wetter, Autumn marks the start of spider season in the UK. It’s at this time of year that spiders are looking for places to shelter and stay warm. That might mean inside your home. Here are our top ten tips to prevent them from entering

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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 PEST UK 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

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We are PESTUK

We are PESTUK Established in 1985 PESTUK  initially served the council of Berkshire only. Over the years PEST UK 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

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What Pests To Expect At A BBQ

The British summer is unpredictable. We can’t always predict warm weather and sunny skies. But what is guaranteed is that as soon as the sun comes out the BBQs begin. Summer is a very active time for pests and BBQs can often attract many different insects and rodents. We’ve listed some of the most common

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