I run a pest control company called PEST UK. This is a mid sized pest control company. We have 12 pest control technicians covering the South Central areas of England. Our coverage area has been expanding in recent years and we now have pest control offices in Hounslow, Feltham, Harrow and Northwood. PEST UK has been trading under the same ownership for over 25 years. We know how much pest control operations cost and what to charge to make a profit. In a lot of the London areas it is plain to see that these councils are using pest control to generate a great deal of profit from the actual people they are meant to serve. Hounslow council charge double the price for some pests that PEST UK charge. The only time you will get good value from Hounslow Council pest control department is if you are on benefits, then the price is dramatically cut or free. If you do a search on Google for ‘pest control in Hounslow’ then the front page (including very expensive ‘pay per click’ spaces is taken up by Hounslow Council’s pest control department. Again at PEST UK we understand internet (& particularly Google) advertising and the costs it can take to get listed on the front page. To dominate the first page in Google the way they have must cost many tens of thousands of pounds.
The bottom line is that they (Hounslow Council) are providing an expensive poor quality service (they don’t work weekends, evenings, early mornings or Bank Holidays, they only answer the phone during the council’s ‘office hours’) to subsidise their income. They are also squeezing out private companies who most can offer a cheaper, higher quality pest control service.
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).
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
See our Hounslow Pest Control Office web page: PESTUK Hounslow Web page