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 the local councils will either, treat rats and mice themselves or sub contract a private company to deal with rats & mice in their housing stock. Some will include housing association properties and some will treat rats & mice free if the occupants are on benefits. This does vary though. Some councils will treat any pests in these categories and some only rats or mice. It really does depend on the council.
Many councils have their own pest control teams that are generally (in my opinion, & I have worked for councils as well as employing many ex council staff) not efficient and not worth the low fees that they generally charge. Maidenhead, Windsor & Ascot council as well as High Wycombe have had their council pest controllers taken over by a private company. Two of these contracts are run by SDK. This is a company based in Cornwall that was a cleaning company but expanded into pest control. They also at one point ran the West Berkshire council pest control service but they lost this, I think due to the poor service. West Berkshire Council now directs any enquiries to the British Pest Control Association Web Page where they are supplied with local BPCA members and they can make their own choice.
At PEST UK all the technicians are paid on results. If the job isn’t done properly then the technician has to fix it himself or herself before any payment is made. This system ensures that PEST UK only employ skilled and competent technicians. PEST UK operate 7 days a week (including most bank holidays) and always provide customers with an 30 minute to 1 hour slot of their choosing. We work from 8am to 1900hrs (1800hrs in the Winter).
In my opinion the private service is much better than council run services. Although it is slightly more expensive per job the overall cost is lower as private technicians work much more efficiently (at PEST UK anyway), more jobs per day, longer hours, all week and better customer satisfaction this will result in lower rates due to the council not having to employ so many people or sub contractors.
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).