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Pest. (noun) - "a troublesome or destructive animal or thing, from the Latin pestis meaning plague. At one time implying the presence of an undesirable organism in large numbers, now any living organism (plant or animal) which is detrimental to people and their activities in some way."

(Pest Control in Buildings - P. B. Cornwall, Hutchinson & Co. of London)

We have been in the pest control industry as far back as 1977.

Since 1980 we have taken on an extensive list of contracts in some of the most unusual and tightly secured sites across the south, such as the Atomic Weapons Establishment, maximum security prisons, hospitals, military barracks, many farms and agricultural stores. In doing so we have happened to of come across all types of common and albeit uncommon pests imaginable in the U.K., leading us to become a dynamic and diverse pest control contractor that is here for you.

"People with pest problems require the help of experts with a thorough knowledge and understanding of their subject - also with the practical ability to do the job"

Ever since man learned to grow crops and store them from one harvest to the next, insects and rodents have been almost constant parasites on his primitive way of life. Some of the earliest records of insects associated with stored food products are those of the 'Flour Beetle', Biscuit Weevil' and the 'Tobacco Beetle', found in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen (1390 - 1380 B.C. ).  And as the world became more connected globally, increasing development of trade and the import and export of new goods, foods, spices, in turn grew the symbiotic relationship between pest and man. Besides the insect infestations of cereals and grains a familiar and common pest that flourished throughout history was the Rat. -  (Rattus Rattus - Black Rat / Ship Rat) & (Rattus Norvegicus - Brown Rat / Sewer Rat ) - A worldwide pest of industrial, commercial and domestic properties. 

During the middles ages, culture sank to so low a level that infestations of insect and vermin became an unconsidered trifle of daily life. St. Francis refers to lice as the 'pearls of poverty' when St. Thomas a' Becket was murdered in 1170 A.D and his undergarments were found to be seething with lice. Fleas were certainly very common in high society in the sixteenth century and well-born ladies would wear round their shoulders a 'flea fur' supposed to attract and trap them and fleas probably flourished in all houses until carpets replaced rushes as floor coverings.

"Today, many household pests do very little harm but are regarded as highly unpleasant."

Despite a source of food, the surrounding environment and conditions are vital to promote the presence of a pest or infestation, similar to fungal decay of timber or certain wood-boring insect, the humidity and temperature play an important role, for most insects there is an optimum climate in which they grow and increase most rapidly. The feral pigeon (Columba Livia) a pest bird of cities likes the ledges of buildings, roosts in public areas and other man made structures that we construct, other conditions as pictured below, could be sanitation and cleanliness. Rats are most favorable towards waste and refuse disposal and large collections of rubbish / scrap/ debris to either feed or live, so the frequent collection and disposal of waste makes a major contribution to Preventative Pest Control. 

What is Pest Control?

"Pest Control is the application of techniques in protecting the health and well-being of people and domestic animals; the elimination of disease carrying organisms; the protection of foodstuffs and property from damage and economic loss; the prevention of contamination of food stuffs by biological organisms and their metabolic products; the improvement of human comfort and the elimination of animals which are repulsive, cause fear or annoyance."

We have been undertaking many, commercial, industrial, agricultural and domestic pest control contracts for over 40 years and we confidently tackle all aspects of:

  • Rodents (Rats / Mice)
  • Cockroaches
  • Wasps
  • Flies
  • Pigeons
  • Agricultural Pests (Cereal / Grain Insects/ Beetles)
  • Moths (Common Clothes Moth/ Carpet Moth/ Tapestry Moth)
  • Ants

(Above - a bees nest removal at an estate in Hampshire)

Our experts can rapidly:

  • Investigate and identify - the specific species and the extent of the infestation.
  • Record and Suggest - the most appropriate treatment for your property.
  • Plan and Implement - effective, targeted treatments.
  • Reassure and Advise -  on actions you can take to help prevent further problems

(Humane dispatch of feral pigeons with repair to the netting and installation of bird spike deterrent, subsequent deep clean and disinfectant solution applied to the area)

So whether it is just a wasps nest in your garden, carpet moths chewing their way through your prized silk furnishings or wool carpet through to Cockroach infestations in commercial units and Pigeon proofing office buildings, do not hesitate to contact us.

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