We now have a new office in the South West of London in Surbiton – PESTUK Surbiton .
Surbiton is within the royal borough of Kingston upon Thames, next to the River Thames and 11 miles from London.
Surbiton, formerly within the county of Surrey became part of Greater London in 1965 as part of the Greater London Act of 1963, along with Kingston and Richmond.
Evidence suggests that a settlement has existed within the area since at least 1179. Formerly no more than a farm or agricultural village until the London and Southampton Railway lines construction in the mid 19th Century. This saw travel from London to Southampton possible within 3 hours.
Surbiton Railway station opened in 1838, and was originally called Kingston-upon-Railway. The present station has an art deco facade and was built in 1937 by Southern Railway. The building was designed by James Robb. The station has also been used as a filming location for Harry Potter and the half-Blood Prince as well as Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Adventure of the Clapham Cook.
Pre-Raphaelite painters William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais came to Surbiton in 1851. Millais used the Hogsmill, near to the Tolworth Court Bridge, as background for his painting Ophelia. Hunt used the fields south of this as background for The Hireling Shepherd.
Other famous Surbiton’s include snooker player Jimmy White, author Thomas Hardy and Dr. Thomas Barnardo spent his retirement in the area.
Typical pests dealt with by PESTUK Surbiton.
With a major river and rail line in Surbiton, these can add to pest control issues providing mice and rats with ample food and cover from hunters.
PESTUK Surbiton has many contracts within the Surbiton area ranging from takeaways to schools and businesses. We also conduct many ‘one off’ jobs for rodents, insects, ants, bees and wasp nests.
As summer approaches wasps are sure to become more prevalent in gardens across the country and PESTUK Surbiton are ready to treat any nest or loft.
For further information on pests you may be dealing with check the BPCA site to find information.
Call PEST UK on 0800 026 0308 or 0330 100 2811