Pest Control In Farnham & Aldershot
PEST UK (Blackwater Valley)
Town Hall Buildings
PEST UK’s Pest Control Farnham office is run by Melissa Aiano, our only female pest control technician. Mel has been in pest control for many years. The Farnham pest control office is one of our newer offices. Melissa was contracted to manage in PEST UK pest control Farnham, Camberley, Aldershot, Farnborough, Frimley & Fleet areas.
Farnham is 11 miles from Guildford & 28 from Winchester. There are many old buildings including Georgian houses and a castle overlooking the town. The ruins of Waverley Abbey are nearby. Farnham is twinned with Andernach in Germany. Farnham Surrey is part of Camberley/Aldershot conurbation but has a character of its own. PEST UK has various types of pest control contracts in the Farnham area including catering type premises, pubs, private houses, several schools, a nursing home and waste facilities. We have pest control contracts in many private houses as well as the ‘normal’ commercial food related premises. Owners of private houses want a pest control person from a pest control technician that they know & trust. PEST UK provide this; all our pest control technicians are CRB checked and hold the highest pest control qualification as well as having ongoing pest control training within the PROMPT/BASIS scheme. A contract is looked after by one pest control technician, it is his or her contract & visits are only carried out by other pest control technicians in the
absence of the regular pest technician & then we usually give the customer a choice. This way our customers only have some one they know.
Pest Control in Farnham
Farnham is a small town but PEST UK carries out quite a lot of pest control treatments in the Farnham area. As well as the pest control contracts we have in the Farnham area we carry out a lot on ‘one off pest control treatments involving wasps, wasp nests, spiders, ants bed bugs, bees, cluster flies, rabbits, rats, mice, squirrels, fleas, cockroaches, hornets and other general insect, rodent, mammal and bird pests. Farnham has a river to the east and a railway track. Both these structures supply pest control problems in the form of rats, mice, squirrels and some insect pests. The reason for this is that they provide food, shelter and a route to travel for rats, mice and squirrels and commercial and residential areas near are more prone to pest control problems. The sewer system in Farnham does not seem to produce many pest control problems in regard to rat problems which are associated with damaged and old sewer systems. Older sewers are often highways for rats and breaches in the sewer system results in many pest control problems in those areas usually involving rats or mice but some times flies and some other insect pests as well. Bird feeding in domestic premises is a problem in the Farnham area. Feeding birds encourages pest control problems of rats, mice & squirrels. Rats & mice carry disease and all 3 pests can damage other wild life (including birds!)
Farnham is claimed to have been settled by hunters from the Palaeolithic or stone age era, there is evidence of tools and prehistoric animal bones found together in deep gravel pits. The first known settlement, a collection of pit dwellings, was dated as being from around 7,000 years ago. The numbers of those living in the area continued to grow through the Bronze Age, evidence for this is the triple barrow at Elstead and many other barrows in the area. In Roman times the area became a well known pottery centre due to the supply of gault clay, oak woodlands and the nearby roman road from Silchester to Chichester. In the 17th Century Farnham was a successful market town with Wheat being very prosperous in the area and then was turned to hops, a key ingredient in beer. Other new industries included greenware pottery, wool and cloth.
Farnham is a market town with many shops located along the main thoroughfare running through West Street, The Borough and East Street. The town has a significant number of independent retailers, some of which have been in business since the nineteenth century. This includes- Rangers Furnishing Stores (est. 1895), Elphicks department store (est. 1881) and Pullingers (est. 1850). The latter evolved into the Pullingers Art Shop chain and is considered to be Farnham’s oldest surviving business. There are also branches of national retailers. Large garden centres exist nearby at Holt Pound, Frensham and Badshot Lea. Castle Street’s market stalls have been replaced by semi-permanent style buildings. Every month a farmers’ market is held once a month in the central car park where produce from farms in Farnham and the surrounding area is sold. The Farnham Maltings hosts a monthly market selling arts, crafts, antiques and bric-a-brac with specialist fairs and festivals held there on a less regular basis.
Refurbished in November 2005, Farnham Library is a community lending library service run by Surrey County Council. It includes a children’s section and is the only library in Surrey to have a dedicated section for young adults. The library is housed in the historic Vernon House at which King Charles I slept on his way to his trial and execution in London in 1649, commemorated by a plaque on the buildings wall. The library features public gardens with sculptures provided by local artists and UCA students.
The towns Museum is located at Willmer House, an eighteenth-century [4 town house with a decorative brickwork façade in West Street. It houses an extensive collection of artefacts spanning several periods of the town’s history and prehistory. The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area in an elegant Grade I listed Georgian townhouse which still retains many original features, including a walled garden. The displays include items from a large and eclectic collection; from archaeological artefacts to nationally important artworks by local artists and an extensive costume collection. They hold three major exhibitions per year, from artistic collaborations to exhibitions designed for children. The museum has a Local Studies Library to support family tree and house detectives, school projects & local history queries. The museum also has a club for children.
There are two main parks in Farnham town centre- Farnham Park and Gostrey Meadow. Farnham Park is adjacent to Farnham Castle. Gostrey Meadow is in the centre of Farnham, next to the river Wey, and has a fenced children’s play area. There is a skate park and leisure centre next to the town centre.
Farnham Hospital is directly north east of the town, it was once the main hospital in the area, including accident and emergency services, but that role is now taken by Frimley Park Hospital.
Farnham railway station is served and run by South West Trains services between Alton and Waterloo. The Alton Line becomes a single track between Farnham and Alton station. The station formerly served as the terminus for the Tongham railway until passenger services ceased in July 1937.
The A31, part of the ancient route from London to Winchester, is a major trunk road that runs from Guildford, Surrey to Bognor Regis in Dorset. The Farnham bypass serves the town by road to Winchester, Alton and Guildford; the A325 links the town to Farnborough and to the A3 at Greatham. The A287 links Farnham to the M3 at Hook and the A3 at Hindhead.
Farnham is served by several bus routes, the majority of which originate from Aldershot bus station and are run by Stagecoach.
There is also the Waverley Hoppa service which runs a scheduled journey from Farnham Station as well as demand-responsive travel within the area. Farnham is the western starting point of the North Downs Way National Trail, a long distance footpath opened in 1978. The trail runs from Farnham to Dover, past Guildford, Otford and Rochester to name a few. Planning for this path began in 1950. The North Downs Way was officially designated by the then Minister of Housing & Local Government Anthony Greenwood. Upon opening the path was 141 miles in length. The pathway is classed as mixed-category varying from footpath to bridleway, byway and road.
There are eight infant schools, nine primary/junior schools, three secondary schools and two schools for pupils with special educational needs. Farnham also has four independent schools within the area. Farnham College, formerly Farnham Grammar school, a part of Guildford College after a merger in 2007, provides further education. It was created around 1585 with a record of a donation by a Richard Searle “to the maintenance of the school in Farnham”. In 1905 the assets of the old grammar school, located in West Street, were sold in order to purchase and build new premises in fields to the south of the town. In 1973 this campus became a Sixth Form College and was renamed Farnham College. This was the first sixth form college in Farnham and amalgamated the Farnham Grammar School for boys and Farnham Girls’ Grammar School.
The University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester or UCA, is a merger of the local Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College and Kent Institute of Art & Design, provides higher education and was formed in 2005. UCA Farnham is the local university and was founded in 1866. In 1969 Farnham School of Art and Guildford School of art merged to become West Surrey College of Art & Design.
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.|