Pest Control In St Albans
St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire that lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield. St Albans was the first major town on the old Roman road of Watling Street for those heading north, and became the Roman city of Verulamium. It is a market town within the London commuter belt and the Greater London built up area.
Originally an Iron age settlement named Verulamium, or Verlamio. “Verulamium” is Celtic, meaning “settlement over or by the marsh”. The Romans settled their third largest town in Roman Britain, after Londinium and Colchester. It was build alongside the Celtic settlement in the valley of the River Ver, near to the present city centre. St Albans takes its name from the first British saint Alban, who is thought to have lived in the town and to have been martyred in either the third or fourth century AD. It is said he is buried outside the city walls in a Roman cemetery near the present Cathedral and his hillside grave is said to have become a place of pilgrimage. The site of Alban’s burial is however unknown.
Supposedly St Albans Abbey was founded by King Offa in 793. The present building, begun in 1077 was the principal abbey in medieval England, used by the Benedictines. After the dissolution of the monasteries it became a parish church in 1539 and was later made a cathedral in 1877. The first draft of the Magna Carta was drawn up there in 1213. St Albans School was founded in AD 948 and is the only school in the English speaking world to have taught a Pope (Adrian IV).
During the Wars of the Roses two battles were fought in and around St Albans. The First Battle of St Albans on 22 May 1455 was a Lancastrian defeat that opened the war. The Lancastrian army occupied the town but the Yorkist forces broke in and a battle took place in the streets of the town. On 17 February 1461 the Second Battle of St Albans on Bernards Heath north of the town centre resulted in a Lancastrian victory.
There are 2 railway stations that serve the city, St Albans City station 0.5 miles east of the city centre and St Albans Abbey station 0.7 miles south-west of the city station. The City station is served by Thameslink on a regular and fast rail link through central London.
The local bus network is well connected with services from North London, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Luton & Watford, as well as routes to the city’s suburbs and outlying shopping areas.
St Albans will soon have a Green Ring- a continuous walking and cycling route about 6 miles long that will encircle the city centre. 13 green spaces are connected by the Ring also.
St Albans has many regular concerts and theatre productions held at venues such as Trestle Arts Base, St Albans Abbey, Maltings Arts Theatre, Alban Arena & Abbey Theatre among them.
The St Albans Museum service runs two museums: Verulamium Museum, this tell the story of everyday life in Roman Britain using objects from the excavations of the Roman Town; and the Museum of St albans that focuses on the history of the town and Saint Alban.
The Watercress nature reserve is near the River Ver and is run by the Watercress Wildlife Association. Once one of many small watercress beds in the area on fast flowing chalk streams. The watercress was picked at dawn and pulled on trolleys to the nearby old station so it could be on London restaurant tables for lunch. Farming ended in 1972, with the council taking ownership in 1990 and in 1991 the WWA won its bid for local amenity development. The site was officially opened by David Bellamy on September 12th 1992.
In 2007, Sport England published a survey revealing that St Alban residents were the 10th most active in England sports and other fitness activities. The local football team is St Albans City F.C. founded in 1908, home matches are played at Clarence Park. The club is currently in the National League South, the sixth tier of football. The clubs biggest win was in 1912 in the Spartan League against Aylesbury United. Winning 14-0.
St Albans Centurions Rugby League club have their ground at Toulon Drive. They play in the London Premier League. ‘The Cents’, as they are known, won ‘the triple’- topping league and becoming regional and national champions of the Rugby League Conference Premier Divisions.
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.|