Pest UK Head Office Reading
Who is the best pest control company to call in Reading?
PEST UK are a fully insured, independent pest control company and offer a prompt response within 24-hours. Our professionally trained and qualified technicians follow the BPCA Codes of Best Practice. We provide safe, legal and effective pest control services for homes and business premises.
Our Head Office in Reading is run by Scott Hyslop. We deal with all kinds of pest problems, including ants, bees, bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, squirrels, cockroaches, wasps and wasp nests, hornets. We provide a proofing service for birds and pigeons, including solar panel proofing. Pest UK also operate many pest control contracts as well as ad hoc treatments.
We have vast experience in controlling pests in a variety of commercial situations
- pubs, restaurants and hotels
- school, college and university buildings
- farms and stables
- housing estates and apartment buildings
We offer tailor-made pest control contracts for domestic and commercial premises. A contract provides the simplest way to proof against and deter pests. As a result you can avoid costly damage to your property and the spread of disease.
Reading is the largest town in Berkshire, situated at the confluence of the rivers Thames and Kennet. There is evidence of a Saxon settlement here dating back to the 8th Century. Due to it’s location King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, chose to build an abbey here and in 1121 the foundation stone of Reading Abbey was laid. Unfortunately he died in 1136 before it was completed and is buried in front of the high altar. The Abbey church was officially opened in 1164 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Monks lived, worked and worshipped there for more than 400 years before the abbey was destroyed during Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538. The ruins still stand within Forbury Gardens.
By 1525, Reading had become the largest town in Berkshire and was the 10th largest town in England when measured in taxable wealth. By 1611 the population had expanded to over 5000.
The location of Reading made it a place of vital importance during the Civil War fought between the King and Parliament from 1642 to 1646. The town sat astride the Great West Road, controlling the way to the west of the country, and the Thames, a vital artery for the transport of military equipment and material from London to Parliament’s armies, flowed by it. Captured by the royalists in November 1642, Reading became an important garrison once King Charles I had decided to make Oxford his war-time capital. For Parliament, the retaking of the town was necessary before operations against Oxford could be mounted. The town swapped sides on several occasions.
The 18th Century saw the beginning of a major iron works and the growth of the brewing trade. It benefitted from better designed turnpike roads which led to it being on the major coaching routes from London to Oxford and the west country. It was gained from increasing river traffic on both the Thames and Kennet. The opening of the Kennet & Avon canal in 1810 made it possible to travel by barge from Reading to the Bristol Channel.
By the 19th Century the town had grown rapidly as a manufacturing centre and in 1841 the Great Western Railway arrived which benefitted the towns brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. In 1851 the population was 21,500.
Today Reading is one of the fastest growing regions in the UK. It has three main business parks: Thames Valley Park, Green Park Business Park and Arlington Business Park. It is the home of tech companies such as Microsoft, ING Direct, Oracle, Vodafone, Verizon, CGI, IBM, Tata, Ericsson, Apple, Accenture, Fujitsu, Infosys and Wipro.
The Oracle is a three-storey indoor shopping and leisure mall built on the banks of the River Kennet in 1999. The area was formerly the site of a 17th Century workhouse with the same name. The mall consists of 80 shops, 22 restaurants and cafes located along the riverside as well as an 11-screen cinema. The Reading music festival has been held annually since 1955, and was attended by 105,000 people in 2019.
The museum of Reading, opened in 1883, houses the UK’s only copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry which was made in 1885. Reading University is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. It is a research-intensive campus university, recognised for its expertise in areas such as climate science, business, agriculture and food science.
Some of the pests we deal with:
|Rats||You may see rats during daylight hours but they prefer to operate at night.|
|Ants||Worker ants will frequently enter dwellings foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.|
|Cockroaches||Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal so they are more likely to be seen at night.|
|Squirrels||The most common complaint about Squirrels is when they take residence in a loft space.|
|Mice||You may see, hear or smell a mouse problem or see other evidence such as burrowing in insulation or soil.|
|Wasps||Wasps are aggressive and will sting readily if they think the nest is in danger.|