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Pest Control in Alton

PEST UK (Alton & District)

Charwell House
Wilsom Rd

Alton
GU34 2PP

01420 408797

Although Alton is a fairly old settlement it does not suffer from the normal pest control problems associated with old towns due to victorian sewers and older buildings and infrastructure. The reason is that Alton is a fairly small wealthy town. Older sewer systems can cause pest control problems with rats emerging from sewer breaches and rats actually living in the sewer system. Newer sewer systems do not allow rats many ledges or holes for rats to live. The only issue that makes rat pest control problems more likely in Alton is the presence of a river and a railway line running through the centre of Alton. Both these can be a highway for rats and both supplying foodstuff and cover for rats or mice. As well as rats & mice using these areas as highways there are pest control problems with properties bordering these areas. These include pest control problems of squirrels, rabbits and some insects pests. Apart from that Alton suffers from the normal domestic pest control problems which include: wasp nests, bees, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, squirrels, rats, mice and fleas.

The Alton Pest Control office is run currently by Sean Benham our pest controller. Alton is a small town in North Hampshire south of Basingstoke North East of Winchester. It is the highest town in Hampshire and source of the River Wey. It started as a Roman settlement and is twinned with the French town of Pertuis and the Italian town of Montecchio Maggiore.

Alton is a market town of about 18,000 people, surrounded by a number of smaller villages. This brings the total population closer to 34,000 people There is a large pest control product manufacturer based in Alton. This company is called Peglar and makes many types of very high quality insecticides and rodenticides for sale to pest control companies, some of which we use at PEST UK. We have in the past tested some of these pest control products including mouse bait boxes as well as rat & mouse poison of different varieties. PEST UK has pest control contract customers in the surrounding area that include farms, stables, a couple of pubs and private houses. Many customers have pest control contracts for peace of mind or for financial reasons. Some have pest control contracts because they trust the technician. All PEST UK’s pest control technicians are CRB checked and of course qualified in the BPCA qualification as well as the ongoing training required within the PROMPT/BASIS scheme.

Economy

Since 1763 there have been a number of breweries, Coors brewing company had a brewery in Alton for fifty years.

In the 18th Century Alton was also famous for paper manufacturing and dress materials, including silks, ribbed druggets and shallons.

Culture And Community

In late September- early October Alton holds the annual WordFest, a celebration of the written and spoken word. The festival includes a spelling bee, writing competitions for children and adults, literary lunch and book launches with talks by authors.

Since 2005 The Pint Pot of Fire, a story telling competition formerly held in Guildford and Farnham, representing writer’s circles, public speaking groups and also oral story telling clubs.

Transport

Alton station, part of the National Rail network is at the end of the Alton Line and has a service to London Waterloo.

The station also is a terminus for the Mid Hants Railway, commonly known a the Watercress Line, a restored steam railway running between New Alresford and Alton, dating back to 1861 it has this name due to being a transport for fresh watercress to London. In 1861 Parliament granted consent for, originally called the “Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway” this line was in operation until 1973, and was then partially re opened in 1977. In 1983 it was extended further and in 1985 it was re-opened up to

Alton to connect with London mainline service.

Alton is accessible by road from the South by the A31 via the main road A339, B3004 or Wilsom Road. From the north it is accessible via the A339 and New Odiham Road.

Alton has a number of bus services provided by Hampshire County Council that cover Alton and the surrounding areas. The main bus lines are the- 13, 64, 65, 205, 206 and 211.

Education

Eggars Grammar School was founded in 1640 by John Eggar of Moungomeries as the Free Grammar School, and later came to be known by its current name.

The school has been at its current site since 1969. The earlier, part 18th century, building is still standing and was retained for use by the Eggars, who have been associated with the area for many centuries, and then Amery Hill in the 80s. This has now been converted into flats.
Former students include- Yvette Cooper, Brad Taylor and David Hughes. Amery Hill is a school for 11-16 year olds with academy status, set on a hill above Alton.

Alton College was built in 1978 and one of the first institutions to be purpose-built as a sixth form college. The college also provides adult education services to the local population and also caters for students with disabilities from the nearby Treloar College. Former students include- Russell Howard, Chris Wood and Michael Auger.

In late September- early October Alton holds the annual WordFest, a celebration of the written and spoken word. The festival includes a spelling bee, writing competitions for children and adults, literary lunch and book launches with talks by authors.
Since 2005 The Pint Pot of Fire, a story telling competition formerly held in Guildford and Farnham, representing writer’s circles, public speaking groups and also oral story telling clubs.

Some of the pests we deal with:
RatsYou may see rats during daylight hours but they prefer to operate at night.
AntsWorker ants will frequently enter dwellings foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.
CockroachesCockroaches are mainly nocturnal so they are more likely to be seen at night.
SquirrelsThe most common complaint about Squirrels is when they take residence in a loft space.
MiceYou may see, hear or smell a mouse problem or see other evidence such as burrowing in insulation or soil.
WaspsWasps are aggressive and will sting readily if they think the nest is in danger.

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