Pest Control in Tilehurst
How do I get rid of pests in Tilehurst?
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 Tilehurst is run by Gjorgji Mikov, 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.
Tilehurst is situated 3 miles west of central Reading. To the north of Tilehurst is the river Thames. The original name was Tigel-Hurst which means “the wooded hill where tiles are made”. From Saxon times up until 1967 tiles had been produced in this area using local clay.
Tilehurst was first recorded in 1291 when it was registered for taxation by the Pope as it was under the control of Reading Abbey.
Tilehurst used to cover a vast area in the 17th and 18th centuries and comprised of a number of manors. The chief of which, Tilehurst itself, had its manor house at Calcot Park. In the 14th century, the manor of Kentwood was owned by Sir John Kentwood, a good friend of the Black Prince who captured the son of the King of France at the Battle of Poitiers. His son, Reginald, became the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
In 1911, Tilehurst was absorbed into the Borough of Reading but remained a village until after the Second World War and the need for housing. Building started mostly in the 1950s and since then many new housing developments have been developed in Tilehurst making it a major residential area of Reading. However, in amongst the new houses there are still a few thatched cottages to be found reminding us of that bygone era.
Parts of St Michael’s Church in Tilehurst date from the 13th century but there has been a church on the site since 1189. Up until the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII, it was served by the monks from Reading Abbey.
The Tilehurst Water Tower was built in 1932. This landmark can be seen from mile away.
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.|