Pest UK Corby - PEST UK

Providing pest control services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire. Est. 1985.

Pest UK Corby 01536 601388

To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Corby call PEST UK Corby 01536 601388

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.

7 East Crescent
Weldon

Corby
NN17 3JW

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 Corby

Corby is situated in North Northamptonshire. Artefacts from the Mesolithic and Neolithic ages have been found in the area along with human remains from the Bronze Age. The first evidence of a permanent settlement is from the 8th century when Danish invaders arrived. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as “Corbei”. Danesholme, a housing estate in the southern part of Corby, pays homage to the town’s Danish roots.

The local area has been worked for iron ore since Roman times. An ironstone industry developed in the 19th century with the discovery of extensive ironstone beds. By 1910 an ironstone works had been established. In 1931 Corby was still a small village with a population of around 1,500. It grew rapidly into a reasonably sized industrial town after the owner of the ironstone works started construction of a large integrated ironstone and steelworks in 1934. The first steel was produced in October 1935 and for decades afterwards the steelworks dominated the town. Incoming steelworkers from all over the country, in particular from the depressed west of Scotland, grew the population and by 1939 it was around 12,000 and Corby was re-designated an urban district. Corby is famous for its Scottish heritage and for a time it became known locally as “Little Scotland”.

During the Second World War the Corby steelworks were expected to be a target for German bombers but there were only a few bombs dropped with no casualties. This may be because the whole area was blanketed in huge dense black, low-lying clouds created artificially by the intentional burning of oil and latex to hide the glowing Bessemer converter furnaces at the steelworks. The Corby steelworks made a notable contribution to the war effort by manufacturing the steel tubes used in Operation Pluto (Pipe Line Under the Ocean) to supply fuel to Allied forces on the European continent.

In 1950, with a population of 18,000, Corby was designated a New Town with William Holford as its architect. Most of the housing in the town has been built since this date. The first new street completed was Bessemer Grove, about the same time that the re-built blast furnace was lit. In 1967 the British steel industry was nationalised, and the steelworks became part of British Steel Corporation. Unfortunately, in May 1979 the closure of the steelworks was announced. By the end of 1981 over 5,000 jobs had been lost and further cuts took the total loss to 11,000 jobs leading to an unemployment rate of over 30%. Steel tube making continued, initially being supplied with steel by rail from Teesside and later from South Wales.

New industry was subsequently attracted to the town when the Thatcher government designated it as an Enterprise Zone. It was given substantial grants from the EU. By 1991 unemployment had returned to the national average. In 1994 a 350MW power station was built on industrial estates to the north of Corby. The Rockingham Motor Speedway was built in 2001. Corby underwent a regeneration programme with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube in 2010. As well as new council chamber, registrar office, and public library, the Cube is home to a 450-seat theatre and 100 capacity studio theatre. By March 2010 Corby had the fastest growing population in the whole of England.

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