Pest Control in Woking
How do I get rid of pests in Woking?
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 Woking is run by Josh Hill, 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.
Woking is a large commuter belt town in Surrey. Its railway station is one of the busiest commuter stations and along with its position on the M25 motorway it’s an extremely attractive place for London commuters to live.
It’s mentioned in the Domesday Book and had a monastery in the 8th century.
The Basingstoke Canal, completed in 1794, passes through the north of the town and is crossed by several footbridges and road bridges. The canal underwent restoration in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with the restoration completed on 10 May 1991.
The town of Woking was formed in the area to the south of the Basingstoke Canal and around the railway station that was built in 1838 at the junction between lines to London, the south coast, and the south-west of England. There was a private railway to Brookwood Cemetery, which was developed by the London Necropolis Company as an overflow burial ground for London’s dead. As a result, the original settlement 1 mile to the south-east, on the River Wey, became known as “Old Woking”. Later, Woking Crematorium at St John’s became the first crematorium in the United Kingdom.
The Martinsyde aircraft factory set up in Woking during World War I and used the Brooklands Aerodrome for test flying. This was closed in the 1920s. The site was then used by the engineering firm James Walker & Company. The area was redeveloped in the 1990s into the Lion Retail Park.
Woking is home to the first purpose built mosque in the UK.
Woking has an energy supply that can run independently of the main power grid should that fail. It is part of Woking’s sustainable energy policy.
Woking is also home to the Tante Marie cookery school, the UK’s oldest established professional cookery school. According to the Woking News and Mail, it has now been bought by famous chef Gordon Ramsay who intends to set up his own catering college.
Woking has a Wellsian Martian Tripod, designed by Michael Condron, which was unveiled in April 1998. The tripod celebrates H.G. Wells’ book, The War of the Worlds, which was written in Woking. The Tripod is 7m tall and each leg is 17 cm in diameter. There are three parts of the sculpture: The Tripod, Bacteria, and the cylinder the tripods came to Earth in. The Martian is also shown advancing from Horsell Common.
Another piece of public art is a Hawker Hunter jet fighter mounted on a pole roughly ten metres tall situated outside the ‘Big Apple’ family entertainment complex. This is the last Hunter built and was used to promote the previous ‘Planets’ family entertainment complex. It was black but now painted silver.
Woking is home to an arts and heritage centre called ‘The Lightbox’. The modern structure, located between the Basingstoke Canal and Victoria Way dual carriageway, was designed by architects Marks Barfield, the architects of the London Eye. The Lightbox contains many hands hanging from the ceiling, a brief history of Woking and many other exhibitions. Notable past exhibitions include a Wallace and Gromit exhibition and a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. The Lightbox also has the Ingram collection on a long-term loan; this collection is a selection of paintings and sculptures owned by Woking Football Club owner and local businessman Chris Ingram.
Woking has a modern shopping centre called The Peacocks and an older shopping area, Wolsey Place. The Peacocks Centre underwent development work in 2010 to add a new façade in the town square. An extension was added that consisted of adding glass with coloured lights that change in sequence. The Peacocks and Wolsey Place have, at present, been joined by means of a covered walkway to complement the town centre’s redevelopment. In commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the town square has been renamed “Jubilee Square”.
Woking has the largest public library in Surrey and is home to the Surrey History Centre, which holds archives and records about the county.
The tallest building in Woking is Export House, known locally as ‘The BAT Building’ (Pronounced ‘B-A-T’ or ‘Bat’), from the initials of its first tenant, British American Tobacco. It is 73 metres (240 ft) tall, and has peregrine falcons nesting on top.
Monument Road is commonly thought to be so named because of an unadvertised cemetery for Muslim Indian soldiers who died in the service of the British Empire in the Great War of 1914–1918. The cemetery no longer contains graves, the corpses having been interred in the Pakistani cemetery close to the mosque, however the walls, entrance and corner towers of the cemetery still remain intact, and they bear a clearly oriental Indian style. The cemetery is located several hundred metres from Monument Road. Monument Way is probably a reference to a much earlier structure in the area that was destroyed by natural causes in the mid-1800s.
Early in the 17th century Sir Edward Zouch obtained the Manor of Woking and gained permission to demolish the old palace site. He used some of the material to build a new house – Hoe Place (now a private school) – with some of the Tudor bricks apparently being used in buildings such as The Old House in OLD WOKING and ‘The Monument’ – a tower that once stood on the hill where the Hoe Bridge Golf Course is today. It was Sir Edward’s grandson, Sir James Zouch, who obtained the Market Charter for Woking in 1661, with the Market House (opposite the entrance to Church Street) being built in 1665.”
Woking is a wealthy area with a modern and successful economy. The local schools achieve exam results above the national average. The number of managerial, professional and technical jobs in Woking is above 50%, which is above the national average. The largest and most well known employer in Woking is the McLaren Group. Other major companies in Woking include include the chemical and assembly materials company Alent plc and Ambassador Theatre Group, a major international theatre organisation. There are many offices in Woking including Fidessa, Capgemini, Mouchel, Petrofac, John Wood, SABMiller & WWF UK.
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.|