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Hounslow Council Pest Control Rip Off

Dec 23 in PestUK Customer Information

Hounslow Council Pest Control Rip Off

Many councils/Local Authorities are using pest control charges to fleece the public. Councils unlike private pest control companies don’t need to advertise (although some do!) as a high percentage of both domestic and commercial potential customers with pest problems will either phone or more like nowadays go to their local council website. So if we are going to compare the actual cost of carrying out a pest control operation then this is a massive cost that the council pest control departments do not have to bear.

How do the prices Compare between a Council & PEST UK?

I will give a few examples of The London Borough of Hounslow changes compared with PEST UK

London Borough of Hounslow PEST UK

Bed Bugs £180 £100
Wasps £60 £50
Ants £85 £65
Pharaoh Ants £159 £100
Cockroaches £140 £100
Fleas £90 £65
Squirrels £150 £135
Mice £120 £100

Their commercial rates start at £80 per hour and they also do pest control contracts for commercial premises.

Why are councils competing (unuccessfully on price) with private companies. Haven’t they anything better to invest in like Social Services or Refuse Collection?

The reason is that they are making a lot of money out of the people they are elected to serve and who pay their wages.

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Appointment Times

The London Borough of Hounslow Pest Control Dept. do not work weekends (PEST UK work weekends, & Bank Holidays with Saturdays being no extra charge but looking at the council’s high pest control charges it would still be cheaper for customers to book a Sunday call out and it would still be cheaper with PEST UK! They do not give timed appointments. They do not work early morning or evenings (this is often when people want an appointment) At PEST UK we understand that people are busy and need to work to pay for the charges, so we give appointments with hour slots TO SUIT OUR CUSTOMERS.
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Staff Qualifications

At PEST UK you can check the staff on the PEST UK web site before they come if you wish. You can see the staff’s qualifications (we don’t use trainee’s). You can see that all are CRB checked (Criminal Record Checked) and you can request a lady pest controller if you wish.
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Response Times

The London Borough of Hounslow Pest Control Dept. is only open office hours. At PEST UK our main office is open from 8am to 6.30pm Winter and 8am to 7.30pm Summer. Outside these hours the phone is answered by our answering service 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
PESTK’s Hounslow Pest Control Office
Wikipedia

Go to the PESTUK Hounslow web page at: PESTUK Hounslow Office

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