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Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments

Apr 21 in Pests

Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments

The country’s biggest celebration of gardening runs from Monday 29 April – Sunday 5 May 2019. It is the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening and helps raise awareness of the difference that gardening can make to everyone in the UK. Gardening can inspire the next generation of gardeners, and help them experience the joy of growing and visiting green spaces here in the UK. Pest control for gardens and allotments is important and PESTUK can provide one off treatments and also pest control contracts against pests. 

PESTS in allotments and gardens

Pests commonly associated with damage to gardens and allotments include-

  • Ants- There nests can cause damage to roots of your plants and can kill them. Gel baits
  • Aphids- Signs of their activity are leaves covered in a thick layer of soot like substance, curled leaves and twisted shoots. residual insecticide sprays can be implemented.
  • Caterpillars- Feed on the foliage and leaves of plants, noticed by the holes left in leaves.
  • Slugs and Snails- These can be treated in a number of ways. Our technicians take into consideration other wildlife when using poisons/ baits.
  • Woodlice- Only in large numbers will they be a problem. Keep the space tidy by removing dead leaves. They like dark and damp areas for nesting.

Pest control for gardens and allotmentsAlso to be considered are rats and mice. If there is suitable shelter and a food source, and for rats a water supply they can nest nearby and cause further damage to plants. Many local councils take up pest control contracts where, depending on the schedule chosen, a technician will attend the site and ensure that users of the allotment are not doing anything to cause problems. They will also lay baits, if needed, in a controlled and safe manner so as not to affect any welcome wildlife.


PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

Established in 1985, PESTUK offers pest control services to domestic & commercial premises, as one-off treatments, or as annual contracts.

Our rates are extremely competitive. Our company is fully insured and uses only the most up-to-date biodegradable insecticides and poisons. All of our technicians are BPCA/ADAS certified.

PESTUK have offices in BalhamOxfordGuildfordEnfield, Potters Bar, Reading,  SheppertonWantage,  SalisburySt Albans, Stevenage and Ware.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- Pest control for gardens and allotments, or any other pest problem you may have.



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