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Pest Control in London: The Areas We Cover

Nov 11 in Pests

Pest Control in London: The Areas We Cover

PESTUK cover a wide area of the Thames Valley, from Oxford and Swindon over to Slough. As business has improved we have moved further East. This includes pest control in London: The areas we cover are as follows-

  • Borehamwood, a commuter town near St Albans and London. Situated 12 miles from Charing Cross.
  • Ealing, district of West London, west of Charing Cross. Identified as a major metropolitan centre in the London Plan.
  • Edgware, a district of northern Greater London, in the London Borough of Barnet. Centred 9.5 miles north-northwest of Charing Cross.
  • Enfield, a borough in north London. It has borders with Barnet to the west and Haringey to the south.
  • Feltham a large town in the borough of Hounslow, west of Twickenham.
  • Harrow  a borough of north-west London.
  • Hounslow a commercial town and district in west London.
  • Northwood is located within the borough of Hillingdon and the county of Middlesex.
  • Surbiton a suburban neighbourhood of south-west London in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
  • Uxbridge a town in west London and administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon.
  • Waltham Cross a suburban former village, now town, in the south of the borough of Broxbourne.
  • Wembley is an area of northwest London, and part of the borough of Brent.

Pest Control in London: The Areas We Cover

Rats in London

Signs you may have a rat problem in your house, flat or shop include seeing, hearing or smelling their urine. Seeing or suffering the consequences of their damage topers of your property including droppings or gnawing.

In domestic gardens bird feeding, compost heaps and animal droppings are the main causes for their appearance. If you see rats during daylight hours this can be a sign of a larger problem. As they mainly are active at night. Rat runs are noted by a lack of vegetation, smear marks, footprints and packed down earth. Rats lie in burrows dug into the earth and can cause damage by collecting nesting materials and soiling food with urine.

The burrows can resemble small rabbit holes. They may dig their burrows in earth or in compost heaps, however they are adaptable and make use of areas under sheds or inside of buildings. Lofts can be used as resting places with kitchens as a food source. Rats are extremely intelligent, adapting to their surroundings. This is what makes them one of the most successful animals on the planet and makes controlling rats a difficult task.

Treatment of rats

Rat infestations are dealt with using a cereal based poison bait containing an anticoagulant poison. This poison usually requires the rats to feed several times before they begin to die. This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness or death and a ‘complete kill’ takes place killing all the rats in the colony.

PESTUK

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.

PESTUK have offices in Oxford, Guildford, Enfield, Shepperton, Wantage, Borehamwood, Salisbury, St Albans and Waltham Cross.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding pest control in London: The areas we cover. Or any other pest problem you may have.

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