Pest Control in Newbury
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Newbury call PEST UK 01635 812 092
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.
Newbury is a historic market town in the West of Berkshire. Located in the valley of the River Kennet 20 miles west of Reading, 26 miles south of Oxford and 27 miles south of Swindon. Newbury has its own civil parish led by a town council and is also the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire Council. The town spans both sides of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal,
there is a large market square spread in its centre. Newbury is famous for its racecourse, which has recently been redeveloped with new housing and a hotel.
In the surrounding area there are many horse race trainers as well as Highclere and Donnington Castle. PEST UK have pest control contracts at several of these training stables, including Clare Balding’s stables.
Newbury was formed in the late 11th century after the Norman invasion. The cloth trade played an important part of Newbury’s wealth. There were two battles nearby in the Civil War. The importance of Newbury was increased with the popularity of Bath in the 18th century as travellers on the way there from London would stop in Newbury.
Newbury is home to one of England’s major racecourses Newbury Racecourse which celebrated its centenary in 2005. Normally taking place in November is the famous Hennessy Gold Cup. The racecourse also provides a musical venue for some large acts set to a theme, such as Ladies Day.
Newbury was home to A.F.C. Newbury who were sponsored by Vodafone, but after sponsorship was withdrawn in May 2006 the club soon after collapsed. A local pub team from the Old London Apprentice now competes in the Reading League as Newbury F.C.
Victoria Park, near the town centre is used for several events throughout the year such as the Newbury Waterways Festival, the Keep Off The Grass dance music event and the Crafty Craft race, where people and teams compete with improvised raft racing along the canal.
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