Pest Control in Reading
How do I get rid of pests in Reading?
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.
The office in Reading is run by Gjorgji Mikov, one of our pest control technicians. The most common pest problems we deal with are ants, bees, bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, squirrels, cockroaches, wasps & wasp nests, hornets, bird & pigeon proofing.
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
- housing estates and apartment buildings
We offer tailor-made pest control contracts for domestic and commercial premises. A contract provides the simplest way to proof against and deter pests. As a result you can avoid costly damage to your property and the spread of disease.
Reading is the largest town in Berkshire and is situated on the Thames and the river Kennet. Reading’s history dates back to the 8th century. The ruins of Reading Abbey can still be seen today which is within Forbury Gardens and attracts tourists throughout the world. Reading was severely impacted by the Civil war as there was a siege which effected trade. The first evidence for Reading as a settlement dates back to the 8th Century. By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire and was the 10th largest town in England, when measured in taxable wealth. By 1611 the population had expanded to over 5000.
In the 18th Century the beginning of major iron works and brewing trade in the town were evident. By the 19th Century the town had grown rapidly as a manufacturing centre. It has been ranked as the UK’s top economic area. The 19th century saw the arrival of the railway which benefitted the towns brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Little damage was done to the town during either world wars except for a single plane in February 1943 attacked the town leaving 41 dead and over 100 injured.
Modern Reading is a commercial centre for information technology companies as well as Insurance. Major companies such as ING Direct, Oracle, Microsoft and Hibu have their headquarters in Reading. There are three main business parks within Reading, Thames Valley Park, Green Park Business Park and Arlington Business Park. The town has expanded to include Caversham and in the 70’s the largest housing estate was built (Lower Earley). The local government of Reading does not actually control all the people of Reading as large areas of Earley, Woodley, Charvil, Twyford, Hurst, Purley, Calcot, Theale and Tilehurst are controlled by Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire Councils.
Reading is one of the UK’s top ten retail destinations with top brands and a shopping mall, The Oracle, a large indoor shopping and leisure mall on the bank of the River Kennet. The area was formerly the site of a 17th Century workhouse with the same name. The mall consists of 90 shops, including department stores for Debenhams and House of Fraser. There are also 22 restaurants, cafes and bars by the riverside as well as a 11 screen cinema.
The Hexagon is a multi purpose venue in Reading centre which hosts comedians, conventions, plays and musical acts. Built in 1977 by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall, who also built the adjacent Civic Centre, the venue has been used for, among others, snooker matches, boxing, classical music and stand up comedy.
The museum of Reading opened in 1883 and is situated within the former Town Hall building. The principal displays within the museum are- a gallery of Readings origin as a saxon settlement from the 6th century to today, the Bayeaux Gallery contains the UK’s only copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry, made in 1885, as well as information on the Saxon migration and Viking raids of the local area.
The town has a University which is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Reading hosts the Reading music festival annually which was attended by 90,000 people in 2013 and has been running since 1961.
Some of the pests we deal with:
|Rats||You may see rats during daylight hours but they prefer to operate at night.|
|Ants||Worker ants will frequently enter dwellings foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.|
|Cockroaches||Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal so they are more likely to be seen at night.|
|Squirrels||The most common complaint about Squirrels is when they take residence in a loft space.|
|Mice||You may see, hear or smell a mouse problem or see other evidence such as burrowing in insulation or soil.|
|Wasps||Wasps are aggressive and will sting readily if they think the nest is in danger.|