First it is a fallacy that the local council charge less than private companies. Unless you are on some benefits most London Councils (and a lot of councils outside London) will charge well over the private company equivalent. In most cases in my experience they offer a vastly inferior service in comparison with service, timing, professionalism and care. An example of this is SDK. This is a private cleaning company based in Devon that branched out into pest control and specialises in sub contracting for local councils. Not always successfully. They had a contract with West Berkshire Council but lost this. This council now recommends that prospective customers go to the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) web site The BPCA Pest Control Prices where they are given a selection of BPCA member companies (these companies are inspected on a regally basis for insurance, qualification of pest control technicians, CRB checks, complaints procedure, safety etc) before being allowed to become a BPCA member. This in my opinion is the way forward for councils. Anyway the service provided for this company for Maidenhead, Windsor & Ascot council is pretty poor with appointment times, no evening or weekend working and quite high charges unless you are on benifits. The last time I spoke to them they didn’t carry out appointments until after 3pm. PEST UK offer a 7 day service, including bank holidays, evenings and early morning appointments. Only Sundays and Bank holidays are charged extra.
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