Pest UK Shepperton - 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 Shepperton 01932 690 054

To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Shepperton call PEST UK Shepperton 01932 690 054

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 (Shepperton)

11 Astleham Way

Shepperton
TW17 0QX

01932 690 054

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 Shepperton

Shepperton is a large suburban village equidistant between the towns of Chertsey and Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey and approximately 15 miles south west of central London. The name Shepperton comes from Scepertune, mentioned in “a document of 959 AD” and which the book Middlesex (Robbins, 1953), states means ‘Shepherd’s Farm’. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Scepertone and was noted as an agricultural village.

Shepperton has a long boundary with the River Thames. Dumsey Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)  and is the only piece of undeveloped water meadow remaining on the River Thames. It is home to a variety of rare plants and insects and can be found above Shepperton Lock just downstream from Chertsey Bridge. Shepperton Lock is by the left bank of the river across from Weybridge and close to the pedestrian ferry between Shepperton and Weybridge.

The River Thames was important for transport from the late 13th century and carried barley, wheat, peas and root vegetables to London’s markets. Later timber, building materials such as bricks, sand and lime as well as gunpowder were transported this way. Shepperton Lock and nearby Sunbury Lock were built in the 1810s to facilitate river navigation.

The village was wholly agricultural until the 19th century. Urbanisation began in the latter part of the 19th century, with the construction in 1864 of the Shepperton Branch Line, which was sponsored by William Schaw Lindsay, the owner of Shepperton’s Manor.

The conservation area of Old Shepperton is almost surrounded by a meander. The short winding lane leading to Church Square from the High Street is flanked by Shepperton Manor and the cricket ground, with some listed walls. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner described the view looking towards the south-east of the square with its now listed buildings and river opening as “one of the most perfect village pictures that the area has to offer”. 

In the early 19th century, resident writers and poets included Rider Haggard, Thomas Love Peacock, George Meredith and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who were attracted by the proximity to the River Thames. The river was painted at Walton Bridge in 1754 by Canaletto and in 1805 by Turner.

Shepperton Manor is late 18th century (its predecessor predates the 12th century) and features a room painted and rendered to look like a tent or draped damask. Other Grade II-listed buildings include the c. 1500 timber framed Old Rectory which was re-fronted in the early 18th century with a cladding of mathematical tiles, the parish church, St Nicholas, and the restored half-timbered Winches Cottage on the west side of the lane which is 17th century.

Littleton Park House and 70 acres of land were bought in 1928 by Norman Laudon, who used it to establish what is now the world famous Shepperton Studios. The studios opened in 1931 and have been home to some of the world’s best-loved films and TV shows. Its 14 stages, 10 acres of backlot and thousands of square feet of workshop space are built around the original manor house and continue to attract the most inspirational content creators.

The Swan Sanctuary at Shepperton is a charity dedicated to the care and treatment of swans and waterfowl. It was established on this site in 2005.

For more information about Shepperton see www.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepperton

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