Pest Control in Slough
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Slough call PEST UK 01753 439 379
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.
Slough is a large town in Berkshire,west of London. It is made up of Langley, Cippenham, Upton, Chalvey, Britwell, Huntercombe, Manor Park, Salt Hill, Windsor Meadows, Wexham and Colnbrook. The town is an important commercial centre servicing the whole of the country and has many international affiliations. It’s location and access to fast communication links are a key factor in the town’s commercial success.
In 1086 the Domesday Book lists some of the landowners in ‘Upton’, but the first recorded mention of Slough was in 1196, when it was written ‘Slo’. The origin of the name is not clear but it may have derived from the name of open land in that part of the parish called ‘The Slow Field’, a muddy mire between Upton-cum-Chalvey and Eton. It was famous at the beginning of the 17th Century and got a mention in the Shakespeare’s play ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, Act IV, Scene 5. This changed to Sloo in 1336 and by 1437 the French influence in the language had affected the name and the area was at that time referred to as Le Slowe, Slowe or Slow.
Henry III (1216 – 1272) had a palace at Cippenham, where Cippenham Moat is marked on modern maps. Cippenham Green was where villagers grazed their cows, until the end of the 19th century and is the only ancient village green left within Slough’s boundaries.
Upton was one of the ancient villages which became merged into modern-day Slough. Upton Park was developed in the 1840s as an up-market residential area after an advert in the Windsor Express invited “Capitalists, spirited Builders and any one desirous of securing a site for a Residence” to apply for land. The original houses fell into disrepair, but were re-developed in the 1980s and 1990s and divided into flats.
Alongside Upton Park is the large half-timbered house known as ‘The Mere’. It was built in 1887. St Laurence’s Church in Upton is around 900 years old and parts of Upton Court (now home to the Slough Observer newspaper) were built in 1325.
When the railway was built from London to the west, Slough Station opened in 1840. By 1841 the population was twice the size it had been in 1831, but the population was still only 2405 people; by 1891 the population had tripled.
In the 1920s the Slough Trading Estate was built on land that was owned by the government and used in the First World War for storing and repairing army vehicles. People began to arrive in Slough from other parts of the country, looking for work. After the Second World War, housing estates in Britwell and Langley were built to re-house Londoners whose homes had been destroyed in bombing raids. Since the 1960s, Slough’s employment opportunities and location have attracted workers from all over the world.
For more information about Slough see www.www.slough.gov.uk/visitor-information
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