Pest Control in Bracknell
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Bracknell call PEST UK 01344 721 939
About Pest UK
- pubs, restaurants and hotels
- school, college and university buildings
- farms and stables
- housing estates and apartment buildings
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.
PEST UK get rid of pests in Bracknell and the surrounding area. The PEST UK Bracknell office is run by our pest control technician Josh Hill.
In this area we cover a wide range of establishments on pest control contracts from Schools, Housing Associations smaller food companies to large scale industry such as Syngenta, Syngenta Farm and TK Water Systems.
The PEST UK pest control Bracknell office is on the London road that runs between Wokingham and Bracknell. This office is very handy for the pest control technician based in Bracknell to reach pest control problems in both Wokingham and Bracknell. Don’t expect to find him at the office though as most of the time he will be in his PEST UK pest control van attending call outs. When the pest control technician is not at the Bracknell office the telephone calls are diverted to the central office in Reading. The Bracknell area has been serviced by PEST UK for many years which is why we have opened a local pest control office in the Bracknell area.
Bracknell is a fairly ‘new’ town compared with its neighbours with a modern sewer system which means it does not suffer from pest control problems of rats and mice emerging from broken or damaged sewers as much as some older towns. It still has a wide range of pest control control issues in domestic premises including rats, ants, cluster flies, mice, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, wasps, squirrels and bees.
Bracknell is a town and parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. It is11 miles to the east of Reading, 9 miles south of Maidenhead and 34 miles west of central London.
The town is surrounded, on the east and south, by Swinley Woods and Crowthorne Woods. The urban area has absorbed parts of many local outlying areas including Warfield, Winkfield and Binfield, and is itself, along with Binfield, a component of the Greater London Urban Area as defined by the ONS.
Bracknell is first recorded in a Winkfield Boundary Charter of 942AD as Braccan heal, and may mean “Nook of land belonging to a man called Bracca”. An early form of the town’s name, Brakenhale, still survives as the name of one of its schools.
There is a Bronze Age barrow at Bill Hill. Easthampstead Park was a favoured royal hunting lodge in Windsor Forest and Catherine of Aragon was banished there until her divorce was finalised. It was later the home of the Trumbulls who were patrons of Alexander Pope from Binfield.
To the north-east of the town is the Quelm Stone, a standing stone, and to the south-west, just over the border in Crowthorne, is Caesar’s Camp, an Iron Age hill fort.
One of the oldest buildings in the town is the Old Manor public house, a 17th-century brick manor house featuring a number of priest holes. Next door once stood the Hind’s Head coaching inn, where it is said Dick Turpin used to drink. It’s believed that there were once underground tunnels between the two, along which the famous highwayman could escape from the authorities.
The oldest place of worship in the town is the parish church of St Michael and St Mary Magdalene in Easthampstead. There has been a church there since Saxon times, although the present building dates from the mid 19th century, except for the lower portions of the Tudor tower.
The town is home to companies such as Panasonic, Fujitsu, Dell, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Siemens, Riverbed, Honeywell, Intercall, Broadcom, Avnet Technology Solutions, Novell, Vodafone, Honda,
The Southern Industrial Area houses the head office of Waitrose. The 70-acre site which houses the Waitrose head office also houses the central distribution centre. Waitrose has operated from the town since the 1970s.
Manufacturing industry has largely gone from the town since the 1980s.
The Thomas Lawrence brickworks on the north side of the town was famous for ‘red rubber’ bricks found in the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Cathedral, and in restoration work at 10 Downing Street and Hampton Court Palace.
In the town centre was the 12-storey Winchester House, formerly owned by 3M who moved to new premises in Farley Wood on the town’s northern edge in 2004. The building was demolished and is to be replaced with blocks of flats.
The Met Office maintained a presence in the town until 2003, when it relocated to Exeter in Devon.
PEST UK Bracknell & District
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