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Councils & Pest Control

Spring Weather, Councils & Pest Control: The weather has improved and already the number of calls to PEST UK for Ladybirds, Cluster Flies, Bees and Squirrels have increased. The Ladybird call outs have increased from previous years and in fact we are getting more calls for Ladybirds than we are for Cluster Flies. These are

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Women in Pest Control

Women in Pest Control by Jim Dunn of PEST UK: I was slightly taken aback when I found out that my new work colleague Mel was actually a woman, not a man, as it got me thinking that we are in fact a very male dominated profession. Back when I started in the business in

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Rats & Mice After Storms

Rats & Mice After Storms: Some of you may notice a sudden infestation of rats and mice after the dreadful weather. This is not unusual, and there is not much you could have done to prevent it. The rain and wind will damage rodents’ natural nesting spots and force them to higher ground, including into

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Operation Smile & PEST UK

PEST UK are proud to support Operation Smile with a percentage of all profits being donated to help put a smile on the face of a child somewhere in the world. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity, working with a team of dedicated medical volunteers who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children

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Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract

Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract: This coming week at PEST UK will see a further reduction in the seasonal insect pests such as Cluster Flies, ‘other Flies, and Wasps (& Wasp Nests, requests for removal). This will be due to the cold spell we expecting this week that will kill off or send into

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False Widow Spiders

False Widow Spiders, Pest Control Contract & Thorid Flies: Recently we have had numerous enquiries regarding Steatoda nobilisvor False Widow Spiders. Most of these calls are just people panicking due to the media coverage. A few customers actually book up a treatment. Spider treatments are not unusual. Even though spiders are actually good to have

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Pest Control: Restaurants

Hygiene & Pest Control: Restaurants: At PEST UK we have Pest Control Contracts in hundreds of restaurants. I often wonder just what the Environmental Health Departments are doing. I have seen a perfectly clean tidy restaurant forced to spend hundreds of pounds moving a sink yet some disgusting kitchens and stores. It is probably that

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Pest Control Companies in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey on Google

Pest Control Companies in Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, South Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey on Google: Just because a pest control company shows up at the top of Google doesn’t mean it’s the best one! There are a number of reasons a pest control company will appear first on Google, but unfortunately, quality and standards of pest

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PROMPT,BASIS & BPCA

PROMPT,BASIS & BPCA: PEST UK is a member of PROMPT/BASIS & BPCA (The British Pest Control Association) as well as all technicians being members of the PROMPT/BASIS scheme. The BPCA’s criteria for being a member includes on going training and refresher courses. The PROMPT/BASIS scheme monitors this with a points system. This points system works

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British Pest Control Association (BPCA)

British Pest Control Association BPCA: PEST UK belongs toThe British Pest Control Association (BPCA). British Pest Control Association BPCA: The BPCA is the largest Pest Control Trade Organisation in the UK and represents mainly commercial pest control. It deals with the government on behalf of Pest Control Companies and promotes good practice from its members.

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Is Removing a Wasp Nest Necessary?

Is Removing a Wasp Nest Necessary: Is there any need to remove a wasp nest? The answer to this question is ‘No’. Even if the nest is in an accessible place (i.e. not in a cavity wall) the nest should not be removed until all the wasps that are out working have returned, been contaminated

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British Pest Control Association

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA): PEST UK is a full BPCA member and have been for over twenty years. This association, unlike many, actually inspects prospective and current members. At PEST UK we have just had an inspection. As well as looking at insurance, stores, vans and work methods the BPCA inspector goes out

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Summer Pest Control

Summer Pest Control in Berkshire, Hampshire, , Middlesex, West London, Surrey, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire: At last the temperatures have risen & the weather is warm, dry, sunny with light winds. This is ideal for insects. It is probably a little late for the Queen wasps but any that have survived up to now will  have

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Local Authority Pest Control

Local Authority Pest Control in Berkshire, Harrow, Hounslow, West London, Middlesex, North Hampshire, Surrey, South Oxfordshire & South Buckinghamshire: Apart from the usual seasonal trends and variations in population of different pest species, a great deal of our work is influenced by what the local council do or don’t do. Most (if not all) of

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Pest Control Contracts Research Centre’s

Pest Control Contracts Research Centre’s: PEST UK have several pest control contracts in Berkshire, South Oxfordshire, Surrey and North Hampshire covering scientific and research center’s. These sites are generally large. Most are clean, 8-12 visits per year and fairly easy to service. They also tend to listen and action any advice on proofing and hygiene

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Pest Control Contracts for Housing Associations & Management Companies

Pest Control Contracts for Housing Associations & Management Companies: Housing Associations have taken over from council housing. At PEST UK we have many contracts on housing estates & blocks of flats. Approximately 10% of pest control contracts are these types of sites in our service area (Berkshire, North Hampshire, NW Surrey, South Buckinghamshire and South

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Pest Control Contracts for Private Houses

Pest Control Contracts for Private Houses: The cost effectiveness of pest control contracts for private houses depends on the size and location of the property. Large houses located near farmland or rivers can have as many problems as restaurants located in a town centre. Older houses especially can get a lot of problems. Many country

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Pest Control Contracts for Schools

Pest Control Contracts for Schools: The first contact between schools and pest control companies usually comes not when they have a pest problem or issues regarding their catering sites but with a call out for wasp nests. Due to the size and spread of buildings a school has potential to have many wasps nests in

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Pest Control Contracts in Food Premises

Pest Control Contracts in Food Premises: Pest control contracts in food premises are the most important contracts. The reason for this is that problems with pests in these types of premises is more likely to lead to people being ill (or worse). Unfortunately at the moment a large proportion of this industry is under financial

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UK Pest Calendar

UK Pest Calendar: Pests are with us all year round and we’ve put together this useful image to show you what to expect when! As you’d probably expect there is not a lot of pest activity during the dormant winter months, and then with spring approaching some pests start becoming more active.The types of pests

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Council Pest Control

Local Authority or Council Pest Control: Much has been made of the Government cutbacks effecting pest control services. I have had a lot of dealings with Council run pest control services, in fact I started my pest control career back in 1978 with Wokingham District Council. First I must point out that just because a

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Pest Control Contracts

Pest Control Contracts Contracts are common place with food premises but surprisingly larger domestic premises also now require them. Contracts allow us to lay monitors, traps & in some circumstances poison bait down to inspect on the scheduled visits to check for rodent activity. The most important aspect though is the visit itself. This gives

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Happy New Year from PEST UK

Happy New Year from PEST UK: Happy new year to all our customers & employees. 2012 has been & gone so it seems sensible to reflect on the year & set our sights on what we can achieve in 2013. We welcomed two new technicians who have settled incredibly quickly into the way we work

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Christmas Time!

Christmas Time! Merry Christmas to all our customers & staff. We are fairly quiet over this time of year with families enjoying their festive holidays which is certainly not uncommon. We were closed on Christmas day & Boxing day but back open for business again today. The weather has been awful across the country  with

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Amateur, Professional or just plain Rip Off!

Amateur, Professional or just plain Rip Off!: We attended a client in the last few days for Bed Bugs. As Pest Controllers it is something we do on a day to day basis. The thing that made this particular job stand out was this. Our client had had her bedrooms treated by her Landlords subcontractor/odd

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