Pest Control in the UK is supplied by private companies and some time by the local council. There is a great difference between private companies and local Authority in the way that the service is provided and the quality. In the past it was normally the fact that council would be cheaper than pest control supplied by a private company. This is no longer the case. Compered to PEST UK many councils charge more for some or all pest control services. These are mainly but not exclusively London based councils. Harrow, Hounslow, Feltham, Northwood, Hillingdon, Ealing, Kingston and Richmond areas are all much more expensive than PEST UK. The pest service these councils provide is also restrictive in variety (they won’t treat certain pests in some cases such as bee, squirrels or foxes) we have had reports of council workers refusing to go up ladders (they say they are not insured!) and rarely do that provide a weekend, early morning or evening service (PEST UK work 7 days a week 365 days per year!)
There are many differences in this category. First the small one man band. These are usually cheap but it can be bit of a gamble to find a good one. Not many very small pest control companies are members of the BPCA (The British Pest Control Association) Pest Control BPCA which monitors and inspects member companies for insurance, standards, van suitability, complaints procedure, training (including ongoing training) and CRB checks. Next the mid range companies. PEST UK fall into this bracket. These usually provide a low risk service at reasonable prices. The large companies such as Rentokill and Ecolab are generally he most expensive and often use trainees in place of experienced pest control technicians. Often the first contact the public has with these companies is salesman who will try and sell the most expensive treatment to the customer as they are on a commission. Don’t get ripped off, call PEST UK.
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.