Pest Control throughout Marlow from a local, family run company
When it comes to providing a pest control service in Marlow, I think its important to use a local company, for one we have a better understanding of the type of pest problems that exist in Marlow which national companies won't have and secondly, the technician we send out for the first visit will remain with the customer throughout the job - something that the larger nationals can't do.
As an example when it comes to rat problems some areas in Marlow have rats entering the property via the drainage system, other areas have big issues with rats in the outdoor environment. As we know Marlow and which area is which, when a customer phones us saying that they can hear noises in the loft so we have an idea of what pest is common in that area.
Similarly, squirrels can be mistaken for rats when in the loft of a domestic property and as their droppings are almost identical to rats and they often move around at night, we will see pest controllers treating the wrong rodent species and this is why local knowledge is so important in this industry.
Another important aspect of dealing with local, family run companies is that our reputation is important and we go the extra mile to get rid of your pest problem and with the three rodent species - rats, mice and squirrels we include the proofing works to keep you pest free. We are only as good as our last job, something that doesn't worry the larger, national companies and especially the emergency call centres who deal with thousands of callouts every week.
We provide a professional pest control service for everyone, that's from a single wasp removal service right through to large commercial companies like Reading Football Club where we monitor their premises - with us it doesn't matter who you are or what pest you've got, your our customer and your our priority.
We deal with all the insect pests like wasps and hornets throughout the summer, for wasps and hornet in Marlow we guarantee these treatments and we will also check your property and treat any additional nests that we find: all within the same price. We don't feel that there is a need to hike up prices for any additional nests, you want the wasps gone and we are happy to oblige.
Our most common pest are rats, and we will often find that they are getting into a property via the underground drainage system; as this route in is largely undetected we will survey the drains with CCTV cameras to get to the bottom of the problem. We can't make extensive repairs to the drains and if these are required we can quickly determine the problem for you and install a one way valve as a temporary measure. If you intend to get the drains repaired immediately we loan the valve at no cost, we will treat your home like it was our home.
All rodents that are inside a property - these are squirrels, mice, rats and further to the north of Marlow spread across large areas of Buckinghamshire - you'll find the edible dormouse or glis glis; these are trapped rather than poisoned off with rodenticide. Poisoning will most likely lead to the animal dying inside your property, if this is inaccessible then it will decompose. A bad smell, then flies and maggots will follow and if you haven't discovered the animal's' access point then you will certainly have them back sometime in the future.
The use of rodenticide to control rodents is a short cut - and one that leads nowhere; we trap the rodents, tracking their progress through the property with powders and dyes and this allows us to pinpoint their entrance. Once we have eradicated the pests we will seal up that opening meaning that you're done with the infestation - for good.
We deal with all the insect pests like bed bugs and cockroaches; both of these species are becoming more difficult to treat as they are evolving resistance to the pesticides used in their eradication, these pests are able to metabolise the chemicals reducing the toxic effects. To combat resistance we use heat as the first strike in all our bed bug treatments; bed bugs are unable to withstand high temperatures and we start with steam and follow up with a cocktail of chemicals. Cockroaches are treated with a variety of chemicals, some of which are non-toxic in themselves but use micro particles to smother the insects respiratory system, we use in different application methods with different chemical compounds to eradicate cockroaches in Marlow - we literally throw the kitchen sink at them!
Another pest species that we deal a lot with in Marlow is the feral pigeon; there is a big pigeon problem around the bridge and across the town centre and we can provide a service of installing spikes or netting to prevent them from roosting and nesting in an area. Netting is by far most efficient way to keep them off as it physically denies the area to them and we can install netting on both domestic and commercial properties. Pigeons will make a lot of mess: droppings, old nesting material and even dead birds will accumulate and we provide a pigeon cleaning service for places such as domestic balconies and roof tops all over the Marlow area.
Wasp Control in Marlow
A feature of every summer - the drone and bright yellow flash of the wasp and terror; a average wasp nest will contain around several thousand wasps at its peak, if left to their own devices then you may find that the Queens will overwinter inside the property and this means that you will have wasps with you in the spring trying to escape.
All our wasp nest removals in Marlow are guaranteed for 100% destruction of the colony and we aim for a same day callout for your peace of mind, we survey the property and we do not charge for any additional wasp nests that we find.
We do not treat honeybee's - we have put together a file on our website to help you identify hoverflies and bee's for - click here to follow the link to that page.
Mole Catching in Marlow
Right across Marlow and Henley from a small suburban garden to a large country estate we catch moles on a no catch = no fee basis, moles are capable of moving into an area and then moving off if it proves to have low numbers of invertebrates and worms.
With our mole catching service we only use traditional trapping methods and as we work on a basis of proven success we will either take a photo of your mole if you don't want to see it or we'll leave it with you sealed in a bag - no catch means we don't get paid.
We never charge up front for moles and we can provide a yearly contract if required.
Pigeon Control and Guano Cleaning in Marlow
Clearing up after pigeons and preventing pigeons from roosting and nesting in Marlow is a large part of our pest control workload; we find that they will now nest and roost beneath household solar panels on roof tops and we can void this area off we a mesh 'skirt'.
Pigeons leave behind harmful bacteria and viruses in their feathers and guano; this becomes a toxic mess which will promote the growth of hazardous fungus; apart form the mess this matter is acidic so it literally eating away and leeching out minerals from stone, concrete and metals. Leaving this will cost more the longer the problem goes on - preventative maintenance in removing and preventing the birds is essential.
Pigeons are a health hazard and we can prevent their access and clean up their mess - don't let pigeons give you the bird - give us a ring.
Rat, Mice and Squirrel Control in Marlow
As we treat all the rodent species in the same way using a system called Integrated Pest Management which is proven to be the most effective way to deliver pest control. For us its a case of identifying the rodents access point, removing them through the use of breakback traps and then sealing up the entrance point to keep you vermin free.
Whether its mice, rats or squirrels we do not give you a set number of callouts for the job, we're there until we achieve control of the situation; we can use poison its just our last resort. If we encounter serious drain issues we can provide you with reports and point you in the direction of reputable repair companies.
We remove any dead bodies for you - something that the use of poison cannot do and we belong to a national organistion called CRRU - this is the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticde Use, meaning that for us we abide their rules and only use poison as a last resort and not the first and only means of dealing with the rodents.
Bed bug control in Marlow
Bed bugs treatments are increasing in numbers and becoming more widespread - our demand for global travel brings us into contact with these human parasites and all too often they come home with us as an unexpected holiday souvenir.
If you have a bed bug infestation in Marlow there are telltale signs to look out for if you suspect that you have picked these parasites up, likewise examine the bed in your hotel or hostel room for these so you DON'T pick them up -
Blood spots may appear on sheets and the mattress; the insects suck up blood and eject the liquid part, they will feed several times and revisit the host every few days. The blood spots appear in clusters around their harbourage sites so look at the mattress seam and the bed frame where there are crevices and cracks.
Discarded skins; as they grow they moult their old outer skeleton and these will appear around these harbourage sites, they look like a peanut skin - oval in shape and a pinky red colour.
Smell - bed bugs congregate together and have a smell rather like a damp dirty towel.
Cockroach control in Marlow
The most common cockroach found in Marlow is the German cockroach and these are found just about everywhere in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire; second hand appliances and furniture can all hold an infestation, along with food items bought in bulk packaging.
The female German cockroach lays here eggs in a leathery protective case called an ootheca which is stuck into position, as each case holds around 30 to 35 eggs you can see how one of these cases transported into your property can lead to a full blown infestation.
We provide a regular pest monitoring service for commercial properties, looking out for cockroaches and rodents and preventing any infestation before it starts - one infestation can ruin the best reputation so don't take the risk.