Pest Control In Borehamwood
Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire. It is a commuter town near Watford and London, situated 12 miles from Charing Cross and is within the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood and the London commuter belt. There is one weekly newspaper, the Borehamwood and Elstree Times. The town is most well known for its film and TV studios, commonly known as Elstree Studios.
One of the earliest mentions of Borehamwood is from 1188, as Bosci de Boreham (Wood of Boreham), Pope Clement granted to the kitchen of the monastery the whole land of Elstree. He also gave the wood of Boreham to the Abbey for the feeding of swine. Until 1909 the town was part of the ancient parish of Elstree. The two towns still share a local council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.
From the 1920s onwards the town has become known as one of the main centres of UK film and later television studios.
After World War II the town’s population increased, with large amounts of council housing set up for displaced Londoners. Many of these properties are now in private ownership.
Adecco UK Ltd had its head office in Borehamwood until 2009, when it relocated to London. Adecco House is now occupied by the Elstree University Technical College.
The UK headquarters of Pizza Hut Restaurants is based in the town, the head office of the delivery portion moved to nearby St Albans in 2015. Barclays, George Wimpey and Natwest all have large offices within the town.
Despite being called Elstree Studios, only one studio was in Elstree itself, the remaining have all been in Borehamwood. Originally Elstree was the larger town but in modern times Borehamwood is in fact the larger.
Since the 1920s the town has been home to several film studios and many shots of the towns streets has earned it the nickname of the ”British Holywood” Whilst most of these studios are now closed, 2 still remain in use.
Many well known films including Moby Dick (1956), Doctor Zhivago (1965), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), also the first 3 Star wars films and the first 3 Indiana Jones films were partially filmed at the former Associated British Studios in Shenley Road. These studios were partly demolished in the 1980s to make way for a Tesco Extra and an office block complex.
Culture & Community
Borehamwood has a large shopping area called Borehamwood Shopping Park, featuring large stores such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer Simply Food, Next, Outfit.
The hamlet of Well End has a notable pub, the Mops and Brooms, which is reputedly the site of a battle between travellers and village folk. Adjacent to the pub is a much older building- Nelson cottage, circa 1600, now a private residence but was the original Mops and Brooms alehouse. It was renamed the Lord Nelson between 1840-50 and traded under that name until its closure in 1932 and replacement by the current pub.
To the west of Borehamwood is Elstree & Borehamwood Railway Station, served by Govia Thameslink Railway on the Thameslink route. It is 12 miles down from London St. Pancras and is between Mill Hill Broadway to the south and Radlett to the north.
Situated north of the Elstree Tunnels, it was built by Midland Railway as simply “Elstree” in 1868 when it built its extension to St Pancras station. By the 1920s, it had been renamed Elstree and Boreham Wood station. Modernised in 1959,
the station was renamed from Elstree & Borehamwood to Elstree on 6 May 1974, yet this reverted to Elstree & Borehamwood by mid 1988.
Metroline for London Buses runs the 107 from New Barnet to Edgware and back, London Sovereign for London Buses operates the 292 bus service going into North West London. The Uno company runs a bus service starting from Hatfield to Stanmore, stopping at Borehamwood.
The A1 road passes to the east of the town and the M25 passes 2 miles north of it.
Sport And Recreation
Borehamwood is home to Boreham Wood F.C., currently they are in the National League, the fifth tear of English Football. Established in 1948, they play at Meadow Park. They are known as “the Wood” and have a rivalry with St Albans City.
Arsenal W.F.C., an English women’s association football club affiliated with Arsenal Football Club. The club was founded in 1987 by Vic Akers and are the most successful club in English women’s football, having won 43 major trophies
to date. The club started as an amateur side, and turned semi-professional in 2002.
The first third of the Watling Chase Timberland Trail stretches from Elstree & Borehamwood railway station up to Shenley.
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.|