Pest Control in Earley
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Lower Earley call PEST UK 0118 373 2241
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 have many pest control contracts in East Reading. We have take away and food outlets in Cemetery Junction and factory/office sites in the Sutton’s Business Park as well as several pubs. Reading East has no official boundaries but generally refers to Whitley, Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Cemetery Junction, London Rd, The Wokingham Rd, Shinfield and Newtown. Some may even consider Charvil, Twyford, Hurst and Winnersh to be in the area considered to be East Reading. The open space between these areas is small. The site of the counties main hospital’ The Royal Berks is in East Reading as is the Old Huntley & Palmers site. This area spans two councils, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council. The Sutton’s Business Park is a large Industrial Estate containing many Businesses.
Royal Berkshire Hospital was opened in 1839 on London Road on land donated by Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, a local resident and a former Prime Minister. The hospital was built by the local architect Henry Briant. King William IV took a keen interest in the hospital before it was built, and his arms appear on the central pediment, though he died before the hospital opened. The first patron of the hospital was William’s niece and successor, Queen Victoria.
In the 1860s, the original building was extended with east and west wings designed by Joseph Morris. In 1993, the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust was formed, to manage both the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Battle Hospital, the town’s other general hospital. On 24 February 2006, The Queen opened the new buildings of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This was to celebrate completion of an eight-year project to move the Battle Hospital services onto the Royal Berkshire Hospital site. In August of the same year, the trust became an NHS Foundation Trust under the name of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, reflecting both its new status and the closure of Battle Hospital.
In 2008, the hospital was awarded ‘Excellent’ for its use of resources and ‘Good’ for the quality of its services in the Healthcare Commission’s annual health check of all the hospitals within the National Health Service. The accident and emergency department is one of the most efficient in the country, with more than 99% of patients being seen and treated, admitted or discharged within four hours.
The Reading Central Library can be found on Abbey Square on the corner of King’s Road, on the former site of Reading Abbey stables. the library is also near the old Abbey Gateway where author Jane Austen went to school.
Containing over 100,000 books including a children’s library, the third floor contains the Reading Local Studies Library which has a large collection of books, photos, maps and newspapers relating to the history of Reading and Berkshire. Special collections on site include books and letters by local author Mary Russell Mitford and local MP and author Thomas Noon Talfourd.
Reading has been home to many businesses of note these include-
Huntley & Palmers, a biscuit makers, was one of the world’s first global brands and ran, what was once the largest biscuit manufacturing factory in the world. They began business in a small shop on London Street and then moved to a factory on King’s Road.
Prudential, the life insurance and financial services company have had an office in Reading since 1965. Moving Industrial Branch administration from London to Forbury House.
Thames Valley Park is a business park located in East Reading on the River Thames. Restoration of the site began in 1988, The Park has attracted internationally recognised businesses such as Oracle, Microsoft, Computacenter and Digicam 360. The commercial hub contains spacious park grounds and a nature reserve with river frontage incorporating the Thames path. Companies on the park, range from blue chip organisations such as Oracle, BG Group, Microsoft amongst many other well established companies including Regus serviced office space. The park also includes a children’s nursery and Leisure Centre.
History: Although seen as a mostly an newer development surprisingly settlements in the Lower Earley area date back from The Bronze age. Lower Earley is made up of a massive housing estate that was at the time of construction one of the largest housing developments in Europe. Lower Earley is the Southern area of Earley and mainly contains this housing estate constructed in the 70’s and 80’s. The most recent addition was a large Police Headquarters. Lower Earley comes under Wokingham Borough Council even though it is part of Reading.
For more information about Earley see www.visitsoutheastengland.com/places-to-visit/earley-p1275901
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