Pest UK Farnham - 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 Farnham 01252 303 956

To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Farnham call PEST UK Farnham 01252 303 956

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 UK Farnham

Town Hall Buildings
Castle Street

Farnham
GU9 7ND

01252 303 956

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 Farnham

Farnham is 11 miles from Guildford & 28 from Winchester. There are many old buildings including Georgian houses and a castle overlooking the town. The ruins of Waverley Abbey are nearby. Farnham is twinned with Andernach in Germany. Farnham Surrey is part of Camberley/Aldershot conurbation but has a character of its own. PEST UK has various types of pest control contracts in the Farnham area including catering type premises, pubs, private houses, several schools, a nursing home and waste facilities. We have pest control contracts in many private houses as well as the ‘normal’ commercial food related premises. Owners of private houses want a pest control person from a pest control technician that they know & trust. PEST UK provide this; all our pest control technicians are CRB checked and hold the highest pest control qualification as well as having ongoing pest control training within the PROMPT/BASIS scheme. A contract is looked after by one pest control technician, it is his or her contract & visits are only carried out by other pest control technicians in the absence of the regular pest technician & then we usually give the customer a choice. This way our customers only have some one they know.

Farnham is a market town with many shops located along the main thoroughfare running through West Street, The Borough and East Street. The town has a significant number of independent retailers, some of which have been in business since the nineteenth century. This includes- Rangers Furnishing Stores (est. 1895), Elphicks department store (est. 1881) and Pullingers (est. 1850). The latter evolved into the Pullingers Art Shop chain and is considered to be Farnham’s oldest surviving business. There are also branches of national retailers. Large garden centres exist nearby at Holt Pound, Frensham and Badshot Lea. Castle Street’s market stalls have been replaced by semi-permanent style buildings. Every month a farmers’ market is held once a month in the central car park where produce from farms in Farnham and the surrounding area is sold. The Farnham Maltings hosts a monthly market selling arts, crafts, antiques and bric-a-brac with specialist fairs and festivals held there on a less regular basis.

The library is housed in the historic Vernon House at which King Charles I slept on his way to his trial and execution in London in 1649, commemorated by a plaque on the buildings wall. The library features public gardens with sculptures provided by local artists and UCA students.

The towns Museum is located at Willmer House, an eighteenth-century [4 town house with a decorative brickwork façade in West Street. It houses an extensive collection of artefacts spanning several periods of the town’s history and prehistory. The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area in an elegant Grade I listed Georgian townhouse which still retains many original features, including a walled garden. The displays include items from a large and eclectic collection; from archaeological artefacts to nationally important artworks by local artists and an extensive costume collection.

Farnham is claimed to have been settled by hunters from the Palaeolithic or stone age era, there is evidence of tools and prehistoric animal bones found together in deep gravel pits. The first known settlement, a collection of pit dwellings, was dated as being from around 7,000 years ago. The numbers of those living in the area continued to grow through the Bronze Age, evidence for this is the triple barrow at Elstead and many other barrows in the area. In Roman times the area became a well known pottery centre due to the supply of gault clay, oak woodlands and the nearby roman road from Silchester to Chichester. In the 17th Century Farnham was a successful market town with Wheat being very prosperous in the area and then was turned to hops, a key ingredient in beer. Other new industries included greenware pottery, wool and cloth.

Farnham is the western starting point of the North Downs Way National Trail, a long distance footpath opened in 1978. The trail runs from Farnham to Dover, past Guildford, Otford and Rochester to name a few.

For more information about Farnham see www.visitsurrey.com/explore/farnham-p196061

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