Pest Control in Southampton
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Southampton call PEST UK 023 8124 3020
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.
The city of Southampton is located in Hampshire, at the northern tip of Southampton Water which is a mile-wide deep water estuary formed at the end of the last Ice Age, between the confluence of the rivers Test and Itchen. Although Southampton had some Roman and Saxon settlements, the city gained importance as a port after the Normans arrived in 1066 as it served as the main connection to Normandy and the South of France.
Port of Southampton
The Port of Southampton is now a passenger and cargo port. It occupies a sheltered location. as the mouth of the inlet is protected from the effects of foul weather by the mass of the Isle of Wight. The first dock was inaugurated in 1843. The port has been owned and operated by Associated British Ports since 1982, and is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest container port in the UK. It has excellent rail and road links to the rest of Britain which bypass the congestion of London.
The port has see many historical embarkations since the arrival of the Normans.
The port has always been used to embark soldiers. Henry V marched his troops through the Westgate to sail for France and the battle of Agincourt in 1415.
On August 15, 1620 the Mayflower set sail from Southampton, England, for North America. The ship carried Pilgrims from England escaping religious oppression in England. They landed in Plymouth in modern-day Massachusetts where they established the first permanent European settlement. Today over 30 million US citizens are descended from those who sailed there on the Mayflower.
In 1912, the world’s most famous liner, The Titanic, embarked from here on its fateful maiden voyage, carrying seven hundred Southampton residents in her crew, over five hundred of whom would never return.
Southampton was the port where soldiers embarked to fight in World War 1, and in the Normandy Invasions of World War II.
The annual Southampton Boat Show is held in September each year, with over 600 exhibitors present. It runs for just over a week at Mayflower Park on the city’s waterfront, where it has been held since 1968.
City of Southampton
The city of Southampton is home to the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls in England, together with the vaults where the merchants stored their wines. The Bargate in the centre of the High Street was built as the main entrance to the medieval walled town circa 1180 AD. and has been judged as “probably the finest, and certainly the most complex, town gateway in Britain”. It has had many uses over the centuries, including the city’s original Guildhall,where merchants gathered for hundreds of years; during World War II it was used as an air-raid shelter helping the residents survive the bombings.
Southampton is home to a number of museums including the Tudor House Museum; the Southampton Maritime Museum; God’s House Tower which is an archaeology museum about the city’s heritage located in one of the tower walls; the Medieval Merchant’s House; and tThe SeaCity Museum located in the west wing of the civic centre and focusing on Southampton’s trading history and the Titanic.
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