Pest Control in Shepperton
How do I get rid of pests in Shepperton?
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 Shepperton is run by Marcin Wojtanik, 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.
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.
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.|