Pest Control In Newbury
Rick Null runs the PESTUK Newbury Pest Control Office. He has been a pest control technician for over 20 years (he previously worked for Ecolab) & has been with PESTUK for 15. He is highly experienced in all aspects of pest control but specialises in large domestic pest control contracts & installing (or supervising) the installation of anti perch systems for pigeons.
Newbury is a historic market town in the West of Berkshire. Located in the valley of the River Kennet 20 miles west of Reading, 26 miles south of Oxford and 27 miles south of Swindon. Newbury has its own civil parish led by a town council and is also the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire Council. The town spans both sides of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal,
there is a large market square spread in its centre. Newbury is famous for its racecourse, which has recently been redeveloped with new housing and a hotel.
In the surrounding area there are many horse race trainers as well as Highclere and Donnington Castle. PESTUK have pest control contracts at several of these training stables, including Clare Balding’s stables.
Newbury was formed in the late 11th century after the Norman invasion. The cloth trade played an important part of Newbury’s wealth. There were two battles nearby in the Civil War. The importance of Newbury was increased with the popularity of Bath in the 18th century as travellers on the way there from London would stop in Newbury.
Newbury is the headquarters of the mobile phone company Vodafone as well as Bayer AG, National Instruments, Micro Focus, NTS Express Road Haulage and many more. Newbury is very well connected to the eastern M4 corridor and many businesses, industrial, logistical and research have chosen Newbury as there headquarters location.
Newbury has 3 main secondary schools these are- St. Bartholomew’s, Park House and Trinity. There is also Newbury College that provides further and higher education funded by Mary Hare School and private finance.
Sport & Leisure
Newbury is home to one of England’s major racecourses Newbury Racecourse which celebrated its centenary in 2005. Normally taking place in November is the famous Hennessy Gold Cup. The racecourse also provides a musical venue for some large acts set to a theme, such as Ladies Day.
Newbury was home to A.F.C. Newbury who were sponsored by Vodafone, but after sponsorship was withdrawn in May 2006 the club soon after collapsed. A local pub team from the Old London Apprentice now competes in the Reading League as Newbury F.C.
Victoria Park, near the town centre is used for several events throughout the year such as the Newbury Waterways Festival, the Keep Off The Grass dance music event and the Crafty Craft race, where people and teams compete with improvised raft racing along the canal.
Newbury has the A4 running east-west from London to Bristol similarly to the M4, this was historically the main route west from London. This has now been majorly replaced by the M4 motorway which runs mostly parallel and is accessed at the Chieveley junction 13. There is also the major north south trunk route, the A34 which heads to Southampton to the industrial centre of the Midlands.
Bus services are provided by Newbury Buses, formerly a division of Reading Transport but now provided by private companies the main operator being Weavaway Travel that trades as Newbury District.
Pest Control in Newbury
The pest control mix in this area is slightly different to the rest of PESTUK’s coverage area in that it is more rural. PESTUK have pest control contracts in many schools in the area, restaurants, a carpet showroom, private houses, Ambulance Stations, most of Greenham Business Park, Newbury Manor Hotel, pubs, Office blocks & a garage. We even have contracts with West Berkshire
Council. There was a supposed ‘resistance’ problem at the Waterside Youth & Community Centre (this site is next to the river), Rick Null took this over from the existing pest control council contractor, cleared up the rat problem & we have had a pest control contract on the site for the last 7 years. As well as many pest control contracts, Newbury has its fair share of other pest control problems which include wasps, hornets, bees, ants, bed bugs, fleas, cockroaches, rats, rabbits, moles, mice, squirrels, cluster flies & other insect pests. These pests are often treated on a ‘one off’ basis or as part of a pest control contract.
Newbury has a canal, river & railway line running through it. These structures can be highways for rats, mice, squirrels & some insect pests. Domestic properties & businesses around these areas will often suffer increased pest control problems than other properties in the area. PESTUK have operated the pest control business in the Newbury area for over 25 years.
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.|