Pest Control in Swindon
To get rid of pests from your home or business premises in Swindon call PEST UK 01793 781 482
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.
Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire. With Bristol 35 miles to the West and Reading to the East the same distance.
The town development act of 1952 led to a major increase in the population.
The original Anglo-Saxon settlement sat atop a limestone hill and is referred to in the Domesday Book as Suindune, deriving from the Old English for swine and hill.
After the Norman Conquest, Swindon was given to Wadard a knight in the service of the brother of King William the Conqueror.
Swindon was a small market town mainly for barter trade until about 1848. The area is on top of the hill now known as Old Town.
The Industrial Revolution caused the acceleration of population growth in Swindon, starting with the construction of the Wilts and Berks Canal in 1810 and then the North Wilts Canal in 1819. These canals brought trade to the area.
Employers in the area include Honda, with a car production plant at the former VickersArmstrong supermarine aircraft factory.
BMW/Mini at the former Pressed Steel Fisher in Stratton.
Dolby Labs have had their European base of operations for manufacturing, marketing and sales in the county since 1993.
WH Smith’s have their headquarters and distribution centre in Swindon on Greenbridge Road. Intel have their European head office on the south side of town and the head office of the National Trust are located here as well.
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