Pest UK Rickmansworth - PEST UK

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

Pest UK Rickmansworth 01923 439199

To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Rickmansworth call PEST UK Rickmansworth 01923 439199

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.

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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 Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth is in the three rivers district of Hertfordshire, northwest of London. The name is derived from the Saxon landowner name Ryckmer and Worth, meaning a farm or stockade. It has a rich history dating back to the 1st century BC. Traces from Neolithic Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and the Roman Empire have been discovered in Rickmansworth and surrounding areas. There is evidence of Roman villas at Latimer and Sarratt in Chess Valley and the Colne Valley.

Several Royals owned the Manor of Rickmansworth over the years, and it was considered Crown property until the accession of Charles 1, (1625).

Further information on the chronology of Rickmansworth: https://trmt.org.uk/local-history/our-town-and-villages/rickmansworth/rickmansworth

Its economic history reported a thriving watercress trade, making use of the three rivers in the vicinity.  Other trades centred around the Grand Union Canal saw the manufacturing of soft drinks, soya beans and straw plaiting.  The gravel for the construction of Wembley Stadium was extracted from quarry pits, now the lakes of a wetland known as the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.  This nature reserve is a popular site for families and visitors. In the opposite direction there is a hiking trail along the side of the Grand Union Canal.

Today, Rickmansworth is a popular commuter town with easy access into London, served by the Metropolitan line and the Chiltern Railways.  It has a good selection of schools, public and independent and its own 515-seat theatre complex, Watersmeet.

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