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To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Alton call PEST UK 01420 408 797

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About Pest UK

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. 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
  • offices
  • factories
  • housing estates and apartment buildings
  • shops
Our tailor-made pest control contracts are the simplest way to proof against and deter pests in domestic and commercial premises. As a result you can avoid costly damage to your property and the spread of disease.

Pest problems we deal with

Mice and rats are prolific breeders year-round. The seek food and shelter in homes, restaurants, shops and offices, getting inside via the tiniest cracks or holes. Drains provide a perfect living environment for rats and they climb up through the pipes to enter a building.

Flies and cockroaches enter homes and business premises during the spring and summer in search of food. They are prolific breeders so an invasion of a couple of these pests soon becomes a huge infestation.

Bed bugs are very difficult to get rid of. People bring them into homes, offices and public places on their clothes or in their luggage. They can also be hidden in furnishings and clothing imported from abroad.

Fleas are brought inside by cats and dogs, and occasionally by humans on their clothes. They live in carpets and only move from the carpet to feed on animals or humans, leaving an itchy bite.

The larvae of clothes moths and carpet moths are massively destructive. A female moth lays up to 50 eggs which become larvae after a few days. They feed on wool and silk carpets, curtains, rugs and clothes. They are a problem year-round as centrally heated homes keep them active during the winter.

Birds such as gulls, pigeons and house martins roost and nest on buildings. They cause damage to roofs, solar panels and air conditioning units. Nesting materials block guttering and chimneys. They produce large amounts of droppings that smell unpleasant and are unsightly, carry diseases and corrode metals, stone and brick.

Solar panel proofing is a long-term solution to prevent pigeons roosting and nesting under the panels, preventing them causing damage that reduces their effectiveness.

Rodent proofing prevents rats, mice, squirrels, glis glis accessing a building. Ultimately it saves costs by stopping repeated call outs to pest control technicians to get rid of infestations.

Squirrels and glis glis find their way into loft spaces and cause lots of noise and damage by tearing up insulation and gnawing timber, pipes and wiring.

Wasps and honey bees often nest in chimneys, roof spaces and other cavities within buildings. Colonies can consist of thousands which are very noisy and if they’re disturbed they will sting.

Ants usually live in nests in the ground. They only invade properties in search of food, but they mostly travel in large numbers. Prevention is the best cure but because they can access a property via a tiny crack it is difficult to find how they’ve gained access.

Foxes are noisy and scream loudly at night, mark their territory with unpleasant scents and droppings, attack pets, dig up gardens and scavenge in bins. They carry disease such as mange which can be picked up by dogs and toxoplasmosis that causes blindness in children.

Ladybirds collect in huge numbers in the autumn to hibernate. They are a nuisance as there are so many of them and they secrete a yellow chemical which can stain walls, furniture and window frames

Rabbits cause damage to lawns and plants. It is a legal obligation that every occupier of land takes responsibility to prevent rabbits from causing damage.

Molehills usually appear in early winter and spring. This is when moles dig temporary shallow tunnels just below the surface of lawns and flowerbeds whilst searching for earthworms. They push up displaced soil in vertical tunnels which form the molehills.

About Alton

The thriving market town of Alton has a delightful mix of historic buildings and modern shops and arcades. Situated in North Hampshire, south of Basingstoke and north east of Winchester, it is the highest town in Hampshire and source of the River Wey. It’s history is marked by various finds in the area.

The ‘Alton Hoard’ of Iron Age coins and jewellery, dated from the 1st century AD (found in the vicinity in 1996 and now in the British Museum), is evidence of an early settlement. There is evidence of a Roman posting station at Neatham near Alton and a ford across the River Wey on the line of a Roman road that ran from Chichester to Silchester.

An Anglo-Saxon settlement was established in the area and a 7th-century cemetery was discovered during building excavations. The Alton Buckle, found in the grave of a warrior, has a silver-gilt body set with garnets and glass and is considered to be the finest piece of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship found in Hampshire.

The Treaty of Alton was signed in 1101 by William the Conqueror’s eldest son Robert, Duke of Normandy and his brother Henry I of England. Henry had seized the throne while his elder brother was away on the first crusade. Robert returned to claim the throne, landing in Portsmouth. The brothers met in Alton and agreed terms which formed the Treaty of Alton. Part of the main street through Alton is called Normandy Street, probably reflecting this event.

The Battle of Alton, of the first English civil war, took place on 13 December 1643. The Royalists were surprised by a Parliamentary force and were beaten back to the 11th Century St Lawrence Church where they set up defences. They were eventually defeated and the commanding officer and some of his men were shot in the church and pulpit. Bullet holes are still visible in the west doors.

In terms of the economic history of Alton, since 1763 there have been a number of breweries in the town. Most recently the Alton Brewery which was established in 1961 and operated by Bass from 1979 and then by Coors in 2002 until in closed in 2015. Having stood empty for a few years, work began on site in 2021 to create new homes, a care home and a community centre. In the 18th century Alton was also famous for paper manufacturing and dress materials such as silk. The Watercress Line is a restored steam railway running between New Alresford and Alton. Dating back to 1861, it has this name due to being a transport for fresh watercress to London.

Nearby villages of interest

Chawton is where Jane Austen, one of England’s most celebrated and greatest novelists, lived from 1809 to 1817. For more information see www.janeaustens.house

Selborne was home to naturalist Gilbert White, author of `The Natural History of Selborne’, over 250-years ago. His former home is now a museum. For more information see www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

The Curtis Museum has one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire. It houses a wonderful array of objects including the celebrated Roman cup found near Selborne and the  Anglo Saxon Alton Buckle.

For more information about Alton see www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/explore/towns/alton

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