Pest Control in Slough
How do I get rid of pests in Slough?
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 Slough is run by Steve Tiller, 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.
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
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.|