Professional local pest control services from local people
Here at All Aspects Pest Control we’re local to you; we live in Woodley and we fully understand the problems and the pressures in our area when it comes down to pests; a good example of this is when you discover that you have a rat in the house.
There are roads in Wokingham that have rats living in the sewers and from experience we know which roads these will be, when you have an internal rat problem there will be two scenarios: the first that the rats are getting in from the outdoor environment, either through the walls or the roof or secondly, the access point is via the drains.
Having local knowledge of the area, allows us to quickly pinpoint the entrance for your unwanted visitors and then we can correctly plan our method of control to get rid of your rats quickly and permanently. This is the advantage of using a local company rather than a national.
All pests dealt with in Wokingham
Wokingham is home to over 160,000 people and it goes without saying that we will deal with just about every pest someplace in the town at one time or another. As a family run business with three working technicians, we provide a range of pest control services with a rapid callout and these include the following:
Rodent control in Wokingham from a local company
Rat control in Wokingham
Rats are a serious pest problem in Wokingham and these animals inhabit the drains in isolated areas of the town; they can be found in the sewerage system in one road but just two streets away you’ll never see them in the drains. Using our background knowledge of the Wokingham area, we can quickly pinpoint the way the rats are getting inside your property and we use CCTV drain cameras as standard to check the condition of the underground pipework; finding faults and redundant sections which maybe used by the rats.
Whether rats are coming in via the drains or through the walls, successful rat control is not about the use of rodenticide, to fully eliminate these rodents from your property you need to identify the entrance and seal it up.
This type of pest control is called Integrated Pest Management where we place an emphasis on proofing works rather than just the use of poison. We prefer to trap rats, removing the animals physically which you cannot do when you use poison as they die just about anywhere and more often than not, that going to be inside the house.
Squirrel control in Wokingham
The whole of Berkshire and the Wokingham area is full of the North American Grey Squirrel; mature oaks and coniferous trees all give these rodents a natural home and when numbers start to peak they will start to look at your home as a place to nest in.
The grey squirrel was bought into the Country during the Victorian era, and since then, the grey squirrel has become a major pest throughout the Wokingham area, with no predators and a breeding cycle that see’s two separate birthing periods, the numbers of grey squirrels are booming across the County.
Female grey squirrels are territorial in nature and so they need to find themselves an empty space for raising their young and that is more often than not, inside a loft. Squirrels are equipped with razor sharp teeth and strong jaws and they will simply gnaw through wood, plastic, and even thin sheet steel to gain access to a loft.
Once inside, they shred up all of the loft insulation and gnaw on electrical cables, causing a great deal of damage. We never poison squirrels but use humane traps that give a quick dispatch and once again, if we are able to seal their entrance point, we will to keep out further infestations.
Mouse control in Woodley
We only ever trap mice as part of our pest control service and mice will squeeze through a gap the size of your little finger and, if there isn’t a handy opening, they’re more than capable of making their own. Mice are part of the rodent family and they have strong front incisors that grow out from the root; rodents actually have to grind their teeth to stop them from curling out and preventing their feeding.
Mice can gnaw through wooden door frames and plastic air bricks and with such a tiny hole, many people miss these and resort to the use of rodenticide as a means of controlling mice.
It is actually illegal to use rodenticide on some species of mice – every chemical we use in the pest control industry, whether in the form of a solid block of rodenticide or a liquid insecticide has a label that governs its usage. This label covers where it can be used, the quantity and the species; here in Wokingham the mice that we see are what’s known as ‘field mice’ and come in the form of voles, shrews and mice.
This collection of animals form the basis of the food chain for owls and other raptors so they should never be poisoned, we only trap and seal as a form of mouse control in Wokingham.
Mole catching in Wokingham
Mole catching is where I started my career in pest control; as a sixteen year old working on a farm over in Hurley, catching moles for the farmer (because he couldn’t) and it’s still something that I do. Our mole catching service is done on a basis of ‘no catch means no fee’. If I can’t catch your mole then I don’t charge you for the time taken, and the reason for this is that it is my job to catch the mole and why would anyone pay for something that isn’t delivered?
Mole catching is about patience and understanding the ground, why would you pay up front for mole catching when for one; you don’t know how many are in the ground and secondly, you don’t know whether you’ll catch it or not? No catch no fee – makes sense to me.
Wasp and hornet nest removal service in Wokingham
Wasp nest removal in Wokingham
Being local is an added advantage for delivering wasp control in Wokingham as we’ll happily work over seven days a week. Wasps are a major summertime nuisance and many people are terrified of the yellow and black pests. Every wasp nest starts in either April or May when the Queen Wasp comes out of her winter hibernation, the fact that nobody notices them is largely down to the weather and growth cycles.
Wasps are insectivores and hunt other insects, and they do this better in sunny, warm conditions because of an unique set of cells in their body. These special cells convert ultraviolet light into electrical energy meaning that they become supercharged on sunny days.
The Queen is an egg laying machine and as more workers become available to gather in insects, so more food is produced and more eggs are laid; in a good year there maybe several thousand workers all flying in and out of the nest.
This means that wasp nests can become huge, armed with a painful sting, a nearby wasp nest can ruin a barbeque and make outdoor life intolerable, so we aim for a callout time of within 24 hours for local wasp nest treatments.
Hornet nest removal in Wokingham
Similar in characteristic to that of wasps, European hornets are not such a common pest in Wokingham, however these insects are about four times the size of a wasp and make a great deal of noise as they fly about and can be truly terrifying.
Unlike wasps, hornets will only reach numbers in the hundreds at most, being so large, means that the Queen Hornet produces fewer eggs and so colony sizes are much smaller than wasps.
With distinctive dark red and deep yellow markings, the hornet packs a savage sting; with three times as much venom as the wasp made up of a cocktail of chemicals and enzymes that hit our pain receptors, our technicians are equipped with the correct PPE to tackle all of these insects.
We would advise against DIY attempts to get rid or wasps and hornets; the stings are painful, and you could make things worse.
All about bee's
When it comes to delivering a professional pest control service in Wokingham, we take an ethical approach to what we do, hence why we will only ever trap mice. As an industry we need to think about what we’re doing and why we are doing it and our approach to bee control is balanced on the basis that we will only treat bee’s if there is a life risk to the occupants of the property, and by that we mean, not being allergic but anaphylactic.
Everyone is allergic to wasp, hornet and bee stings – it’s the release of histamine that causes the swelling and itching and these symptoms can be controlled with antihistamine pills from the chemist. Bee’s are important to our future as pollinators, and in some cases such as mining bee’s, mortar bee’s and leaf cutting bee’s these insects are completely harmless as they have lost their venom and actually unable to sting.
Unfortunately, some pest controllers out there, see killing bee’s as a form of financial reward; there is no reward in killing harmless pollinators and where possible we will relocate a nest of bumblebee’s rather than kill them.
You can read our blog on bee’s to see if in fact your ‘pest’ is actually a friend.
Insect eradication in WoKingham from a local company
Ant removal in Wokingham
Ants are a common problem through the warmer months and we treat all types of ants including the exotic species that are finding their way into the country such as Pharaoh ants and Acrobat ants. Travel, global warming and imported goods are seeing a rise in invasive species of which ants excel at and these are becoming more of a problem year on year.
Moth control in Wokingham
Clothes moths or carpet moths, whichever you have a problem with are treated both the same with chemical sprays, chemical fogging and pheromone lures. Both of these moths are becoming more common as pests due to the milder winters and the cheap price of wool. Stored produce moths problems can usually be resolved with throwing out contaminated foodstuffs.
Flea control in Wokingham
We are seeing a build-up of chemical resistance in fleas to the products found in veterinary products that are used by cat and dog owners, and so we are seeing a rise in call outs to deal with some heavy flea infestations. We use a combination of chemical sprays and fogging agents to combat fleas and you may require two visits for a bad infestation.
Beetle control in Wokingham
Carpet beetles have a nasty surprise as pests; the larvae are called woolly bears because the caterpillars have a thick layer of fibrous hairs sticking out of their backs and these hairs are covered with tiny barbs. These break off and lodge in our skin producing a nasty rash, chemical sprays and fogging agents soon get rid of carpet beetles and woolly bears.
Bed bugs and cockroaches - problem pests in Wokingham
Bed bug eradication in Wokingham
Our approach to controlling bed bugs is one of thoroughness, these insects are extremely easy to pick up and its not just from hotel beds. Bed bugs are natures top hitchhikers and will spread through public transport, schools and even hospital admissions, we always use heat as the opening attack on a bed bug infestation and we experts in bed bug control.
Cockroach control in Wokingham
Another problem pest that infest our homes and businesses, and you must expect multiple visits to control these insects, we use a variety of chemicals and lures to map out the spread of the infestation and to bring it under control. Cockroaches are a problem for retailers and businesses that handle food; we offer a regular monitoring service to tackle the threat of cockroaches.
Professional pest control throughout Wokingham
No matter what pest you have, we have the professional solution, with over 19 years of experience in the industry we can deal with any issue in a timely and efficient manner. Check out our Google reviews; we aim to get our customers pest free and for us, our customers are our priority.