Pest Control In Fleet & Farnborough
Sean Benham is the pest control technician in charge of our Pest Control Fleet PEST UK Office.
Fleet is located in the county of Hampshire and is part of Hart District (Hart District Council). It is the major town f the district. The 2008 population forecast for Fleet was 31,000, although this does not include surrounding areas such as Elvetham Heath and Church Crookham. In 2011, 2012 & 2013 Hart district was voted the best place to live in the UK by the Halifax Quality of Life study. This is due to the highly affluent majority of the population, better weather and health conditions, high levels of access to leisure space and the towns situation surrounded by countryside.
Fleet is locally famous for its pond, the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire, and quaint High Street with traditional Victorian and Edwardian look and its market.
The site of Fleet was originally heathland. The name Fleet was probably derived from the Norman French word La Flete meaning a stream or shallow water – a reference to the Fleet Pond from which fish had been taken for the monks in Winchester in Medieval times.
The area that was to become Fleet had infertile, shallow and sandy soil covered in gorse, heather and bracken which held little attraction to agriculture and, compared to the rest of the county, the Fleet area has yielded few archaeological finds due to it’s unattractive soil. Isaac Taylor’s Map of Hampshire (1759) shows only three habitations in the area that was later to become Fleet.
In 1792 the Basingstoke Canal opened. The canal passed through the town site, but apart from a few inns to serve the passing trade it had little effect on the locality. The railway came to Fleet in 1840. The railway company promoted Fleet Pond for a destination for day excursions and many people came down from London to skate on the Pond during the winter. As in many parts of Britain, there was a building boom between the First and Second World Wars.
Pest Control in Fleet
PEST UK has a large presence in regard to pest control in the Fleet area. As it is quite a wealthy place there are many large houses with large gardens which a high proportion have bird feeders which in turn creates pest control problems in the forms of rats, mice and squirrels. Large gardens can also encourage pest control problems of an insect variety including wasp nests, ants, bees, cluster flies, foxes, rabbits and other pests. Many larger private dwellings choose to have pest control contracts to prevent pest problems and to ensure when they get a pest control problem they can get a quick service from a reliable CRB checked pest control company like PEST UK. The large lake and canal in Fleet does provide it’s own pest control problems. It provides food (natural and people feeding ducks) and shelter and an uninterrupted ‘travel’ corridor for rats, mice, squirrels and some insect pests. Fleet also has a railway line running through which provides vermin with the same scenario as the lake. As well as these pests Fleet has the ‘normal’ cross section of pest control problems including: ants, bees wasp nests, hornets, cluster flies, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, rats, mice, squirrels, mites and other pests.
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.|