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When your home is invaded by pests it can be a surprisingly difficult situation to remedy. Hire a commercial or residential pest control service to rid your property of stubborn and unwelcome guests.

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We are a father and son team, with the latest training in rodent and insect control. We have several years experience in rodent control, both commercially and domestically. We strive to keep use of rodenticides as a last resort, in accordance with the latest guidelines from CRRU. We have both received training from Killgerm in August and September this year for rodent control, insect control and safe use of pesticides. In addition we are Affiliate members of the British Pest Control Association, and BASIS Prompt this helps us to maintain our continuing professional development.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 2/10/2019

Excellent service. Sorted my problem within days!

Hi my name is Stephen, i have done pest control for the last eight years, i have decided to move away from the big companies and concentrate more on customer care. I specialise in a variety of pest control, covering a wide range of insects, rodents and birds.

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Reviewed by Harry on 17/8/2019

Excellent service from stephen,explained the problem and how it would be resolved,carried out work and charged exactly what was quoted,highly recommended and would use again no problem

We are first and foremost a Pest Control company, not a sales driven company. We will offer you advice firstly, we will then compete a full free survey to find out what is needed, and then explain what is required to eradicate the problem.

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Reviewed by Karen on 1/10/2019

A great job from Callum. Kept in contact throughout and answered any questions professionally. Felt I could trust his opinion and price was reasonable. Would recommend highly.

Experts in Pest Control Pestdestroy.co.uk 5* Reviews on Google. 24/7 Fast Response

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Reviewed by Mike on 1/3/2019

Complete and utter waste of money!! Charged me £240 to remove 2 dead rats, one in kitchen and one upstairs. He knew he was ripping me off so charged me half price for upstairs rat. On first visit he had opportunity to remove kitchen rat alive but just gave it some cheap bait, which I could have bought on amazon, as he appeared afraid to grab it alive. Then that rat dies in celing and is not accessible so we live with lovely rotten flesh smell. He claims his disinfectant masks the smell but complete bull.

Professional Pest Control Service in London. We specialise in quick removal of Mice, Rats, Cockroaches, Bed bugs, Ants, Squirrels, Wasps, Pigeons, Moths, Fleas, etc. All our treatments are guaranteed. Visit our website www.PestControl-London.org.uk

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Reviewed by reda on 7/10/2019

Alex is professional, he gave us advice after com,pleting the job. I would recommend to anyone, the most important he is affordable. it should be 10 stars not 5.

Welcome to Steelguard Pest Control Services where we aim to resolve your pest related problems in a professional manner safeguarding your home or business. Steelguard Environmental is a newly founded company but rest assured that my experience operating within the pest control sector is over 5 years and value the strong belief that upholding public health within our environment is not only a pest controller's responsibility, it is their duty. Safe guarding your homes, businesses, and places of leisure is of the upmost importance to myself ultimately preventing damage, disease and distressed members of the public.

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Reviewed by James on 30/5/2019

I did not meet Nick, but the neighbour who kindly dealt with him on my behalf said he was very professional, courteous and good at his job. He provided a very thorough written report on his work and I would certainly use him again, though I understand he has done a very good job , so the need is unlikely to arise!

Enviro-men are Surrey gardeners, hedging, tree surgeons, fencers,pest control.been operating since 2009 We are reliable, professional local Surrey tradesmen. All our work is carried out to the highest quality. See our fantastic ratings at Rated People

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Reviewed by Gustavo on 6/12/2018

Joe has done an excellent job. It has been a while since he provided the service and no wasp has ever returned to the property. Effective work, immediate response and friendly interaction. Very pleased with the overall service.

We have 15 years experience in Pest Control and all required qualifications to deal with any pest issues whether domestic or commercial contracts. With the support of the British Pest Control Association we offer great value and a committed service to all customers, whether its a simple wasps nest treatment or an ongoing rodent problem.

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Reviewed by sharon on 14/5/2019

Kirk arrived on time and was great, I explained the noises in the attic and he said it sounded like squirrels - he fitted a couple of traps in the loft and now all that scratching has stopped - Thanks again Kirk you were brilliant!!

Our target is 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION from the beginning to end at every job. Weather it be: New Gutters n Fascia's, Re-pointing the Ridge Tiles, Full Re-roofs, Power Washing, Garden Fencing, Re Turfing to Tree Topping and Pruning. We only take on the work that we know can be completed to VERY HIGH STANDARD'S!

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Reviewed by sid on 17/8/2019

Great bloke. Will definitely be using again should the need arise.

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Reviewed by MASSIMO on 13/10/2019

Great help, thank you so much

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Pest Control Specialists - what you need to know

You might feel itchy just reading about these things but a pest controller is there to put your mind at ease. Infestations of insects or rodents can put your health and comfort at risk, plus they can damage your home.

What a pest controller can help with

Infestations of:

  • Rats.
  • Mice.
  • Cockroaches.
  • Ants.
  • Fleas.
  • Moths.
  • Mites.
  • Bedbugs.
  • Wasps.
  • Spiders.

These are just a few examples – you can see a more definitive list on the British Pest Control Association’s (BPCA) website.

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Common household pests in the UK

Mice

They’re active all year and like nesting in warm, quiet places such as lofts or cavity walls. They constantly gnaw at furniture, and will chew through packaging to get at food. Mice are known to spread disease and often use cables to climb to higher areas.

Moths

Clothes moths can be very stubborn to get rid of. You may think it’s the moths that are eating your clothes, carpets and fabrics, but it’s actually their white caterpillar larvae – the eggs they leave behind – doing most of the damage. Left untreated, they can ruin carpets as well as your favourite clothes.

Rats

Brown rats are the most common in the UK. The black rat, or ship rat, is rarely found in the UK anymore. Rats need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables – which is a fire hazard. Much like mice, they can potentially spread disease.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs get around because of how much we travel, as well as the use of second hand furniture - it’s even suspected that they’ve built up tolerances to some pesticides. They’re more likely to occur in multi-occupancy buildings or places with fast turnover of tenants, and they feed on human blood. If you’re suffering from the dreaded bed bug, it’s always a good idea to a get a professional in quickly, as they’re stubborn and difficult to eradicate.

Wasps

Wasps live in nests and have complex social structures. They’re most active in the spring and summer, when the queens start to build new nests and the resulting wasps go out to find food. They’re most attracted to sweet foods, and will start to die off in the winter as natural supplies like fruit grow short.

The queen then goes into hibernation ready to start again the following spring. Large wasp nests can contain up to 30,000 wasps, and can be found in places where the nest is protected from the elements and will be undisturbed. Common locations include lofts, wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground. Treating a nest, especially inside a home, should be left to the professionals as wasps can become very aggressive.

Flies

Flies can contaminate food when they come into contact with it, and can transmit food poisoning, dysentery, typhoid or cholera. Good hygiene and quick disposal of rubbish is an effective way of getting rid of them, as well as fly screens on windows, and not leaving food uncovered.

Ants

Ants are attracted to sweet food which they take back to their nest to feed to the larvae and queen. The nests are often found on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving - look for finely powdered soil. There are treatments you can use yourself, like pouring boiling water into the entrance of the nests, followed by an insecticidal powder.

Spiders

Spiders have a bad reputation and are often considered a pest, but in the UK they’re mainly harmless. They can actually help in some circumstances as they eat flies in the home. If you happen to have a lot of spiders, this can be dealt with by simply removing them, their webs and their prey (flies).

 

The qualifications your pest controller needs

Pest controllers can get specific technical training through the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), who run a full range of courses.

Insurance for pest control work

Like most trades who are working on your home, they’ll need public liability insurance to protect you against any damage that could potentially happen.

Questions you should ask a pest controller

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Who will be carrying out the work and have they undergone training with the BPCA?
  • Do they specialise in particular pests?
  • What chemicals and pesticides will they be using and what effects could they have on your home?
  • Will they guarantee the work, and will they come back if the pest persists?

Pest control ideas

Read about how one of our staff members struggled and dealt with a clothes moth infestation. Here’s some tips on how to get rid of mice, wasps and ants, and last but not least, have a go at pest-proofing your place with this blog post.

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