Pest Control In Reading (East)
Rick Pellen is the pest control PEST UK technician in charge of the pest control operations in Reading East (Lower Earley) branch of PEST UK. PEST UK have many pest control contracts in East Reading. We have take away and food outlets in Cemetery Junction and factory/office sites in the Sutton’s Business Park as well as several pubs. Reading East has no official boundaries but generally refers to Whitley, Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Cemetery Junction, London Rd, The Wokingham Rd, Shinfield and Newtown. Some may even consider Charvil, Twyford, Hurst and Winnersh to be in the area considered to be East Reading. The open space between these areas is small. The site of the counties main hospital’ The Royal Berks is in East Reading as is the Old Huntley & Palmers site. This area spans two councils, Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council. The Sutton’s Business Park is a large Industrial Estate containing many Businesses.
Royal Berkshire Hospital was opened in 1839 on London Road on land donated by Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, a local resident and a former Prime Minister. The hospital was built by the local architect Henry Briant. King William IV took a keen interest in the hospital before it was built, and his arms appear on the central pediment, though he died before the hospital opened. The first patron of the hospital was William’s niece and successor, Queen Victoria.
In the 1860s, the original building was extended with east and west wings designed by Joseph Morris. In 1993, the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust was formed, to manage both the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Battle Hospital, the town’s other general hospital. On 24 February 2006, The Queen opened the new buildings of the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This was to celebrate completion of an eight-year project to move the Battle Hospital services onto the Royal Berkshire Hospital site. In August of the same year, the trust became an NHS Foundation Trust under the name of Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, reflecting both its new status and the closure of Battle Hospital.
In 2008, the hospital was awarded ‘Excellent’ for its use of resources and ‘Good’ for the quality of its services in the Healthcare Commission’s annual health check of all the hospitals within the National Health Service. The accident and emergency department is one of the most efficient in the country, with more than 99% of patients being seen and treated, admitted or discharged within four hours.
The Reading Central Library can be found on Abbey Square on the corner of King’s Road, on the former site of Reading Abbey stables. the library is also near the old Abbey Gateway where author Jane Austen went to school.
Containing over 100,000 books including a children’s library, the third floor contains the Reading Local Studies Library which has a large collection of books, photos, maps and newspapers relating to the history of Reading and Berkshire. Special collections on site include books and letters by local author Mary Russell Mitford and local MP and author Thomas Noon Talfourd.
Reading has been home to many businesses of note these include-
Huntley & Palmers, a biscuit makers, was one of the world’s first global brands and ran, what was once the largest biscuit manufacturing factory in the world. They began business in a small shop on London Street and then moved to a factory on King’s Road.
Prudential, the life insurance and financial services company have had an office in Reading since 1965. Moving Industrial Branch administration from London to Forbury House.
Thames Valley Park is a business park located in East Reading on the River Thames. Restoration of the site began in 1988, The Park has attracted internationally recognised businesses such as Oracle, Microsoft, Computacenter and Digicam 360. The commercial hub contains spacious park grounds and a nature reserve with river frontage incorporating the Thames path. Companies on the park, range from blue chip organisations such as Oracle, BG Group, Microsoft amongst many other well established companies including Regus serviced office space. The park also includes a children’s nursery and Leisure Centre.
Two railway lines come out of the main central Reading station, one going to Waterloo via Gatwick with stations at Earley, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh and Wokingham and the other in the North going directly to Paddington with no small stations except for Twyford. The site of The Reading University is situated in East Reading and the Thames runs through to the north of the area.
Pest Control in East Reading: The railway line runs through East Reading making pest control rat & mouse problems around bordering this area more common. Rats and mice use railway lines as a highway as they provide food & cover & make travelling between areas easier, There is a nature reserve with woodland, a lake & a stream in Earley as well as woods, lakes and open space at Reading University.
PEST UK have a pest control contract covering the nature reserve site. The main pest problem here is rats & mice, mainly caused by people feeding ducks. As well as this above PEST UK carry out pest control treatments for both domestic & commercial premises, pests include: ants, cluster flies, cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, rats, mice, squirrels, wasps & bees.
Due to the importance of this area we have written a separate section on Lower Earley.
History: Although seen as a mostly an newer development surprisingly settlements in the Lower Earley area date back from The Bronze age. Lower Earley is made up of a massive housing estate that was at the time of construction one of the largest housing developments in Europe. Lower Earley is the Southern area of Earley and mainly contains this housing estate constructed in the 70’s and 80’s. The most recent addition was a large Police Headquarters. Lower Earley comes under Wokingham Borough Council even though it is part of Reading.
There is a railway station that links to London and Reading. The M4 runs close by with access via the M239. Reading University straddles the boundary between Earley and Reading. Thames Valley Business Park is in Earley and is the UK Headquarters for BG Group, Microsoft, ING Direct, SG1, Oracle & Regus. There 5 schools in the area run by Wokingham Borough Council.
Pest Control in Lower Earley
Lower Earley has always provided many wasp nests, far more than many areas nearby of similar size, Whitley for example. It may be that the micro climate and food sources favour wasps in the area or it may be that most people own their own houses so are more likely to pay for a service than other areas.
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.|