Pest Control in Salisbury
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, 20 miles from Southampton, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 8 miles northwest of Salisbury.
The name Salisbury was first recorded around the year 900 as Searoburg. 2 miles north of modern Salisbury is the site of Old Sarum, which is the oldest settlement of Salisbury. There are indications of a prehistoric settlement from as early as 3000 BC.
Salisbury Cathedral was formerly north of the city at Old Sarum. The cathedral relocated in 1220 after an initial petition to the pope in 1217. This led to the formation of New Sarum and the fall into disrepair of the old site. New Sarum was made a city by a charter from King Henry III in 1227 and by the 14th century was the largest settlement in Wiltshire.
A charter market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these have been held regularly since 1227. Shopping centres in the city include The Old George Mall, The Maltings, Winchester Street and the Crosskeys precinct. The largest employer for the area is the Salisbury District Hospital. From 1833 to mid 1980s the Salisbury Gas Light & Coke Company, who ran the city’s gasworks, was a major employer for the area until its demolition.
In the 18th century Salisbury was an important centre for music. James Harris, a friend of Handel, directed concerts at the Assembly Rooms for nearly 50 years up to his death in 1780. An annual St George’s Day pageant, the origins of which are claimed to go back to the 13th century is held every year.
The Salisbury annual International Arts Festival, started in 1973, is held in late May to early June. It provides a program of theatre, live music, dance, sculpture, street performances and art exhibitions.
Salisbury also has a museum in the King’s House opposite the west side of the cathedral.
The city of Salisbury has the only grammar schools in Wiltshire- South Wilts Grammar School and Bishop Wordsworth’s School. Some of the other schools in the near area include- Chafyn Grove School, Leehurst Swan School, Godolphin senior and prep school, St Edmund’s Girls School and Sarum Academy. Sixth form education is available from Salisbury Sixth Form College. The Salisbury campus of Wiltshire College also offers further education courses.
The main transport for the city is by road. Salisbury lies at the crossing of the A30, A36 and A338. Car parks around the edges of the city are linked via a park and ride scheme. There is no motorway to link the ports of Southampton and Bristol; traffic must pass around the city’s ring road via the A36 to Bath. There are bus links to Southampton, Bournemouth, Andover and Swindon. The main local operator is Salisbury Reds a brand of Go South Coast. Wheelers Travel provides other services to Shaftesbury and Andover. Stagecoach, Beeline and First also provide services.
Salisbury rail station, operated by South Western Railway, is the crossing point for West of England Main Line from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids, as well as the Wessex Main Line from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central.
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.|