Sustainable rodent control and our policies on wasp's and bee 's
Our carefully planned poison treatments for rats and mice
We are fully committed to operating our business in a safe and sustainable manner especially in dealing with all rodents; rats, mice and squirrel infestations in Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead and throughout Berkshire.
We have signed up to a National scheme which is Government backed and passed qualifications in the safe handling,storage and usage of rat and mouse poison; rodenticide. We aim to treat both rats and mice strictly with the amount needed and not just dumping huge amounts of highly toxic poison around your home or workplace.
Should rodenticide be required it is our commitment that we will only use the minimum amount needed to rid you of your rat or mouse problem, we are especially mindful of the effects of rodenticide on non-target species such as voles and shrews and how secondary poisoning effects our native wildlife.
We will always operate in an ethical manner when applying poison to treat your pest problem. There has been clear evidence from research carried out by Natural England that many of our key wildlife species such as barn owls, kestrels, kites, stoats and even hedgehogs are exposed to anticoagulants which are the main ingredients found in rat and mice poison; making them one of the most widely distributed toxic chemical contaminants affecting British wildlife today.
Maidenhead Pest Control supports the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use and are accredited members, we use an Integrated Pest Management program following the protocols laid down by the CRRU in our approach to rat and mice control and both the protection for non-target species and wildlife.
Our pest treatment policies on wasps and bees
Approximately one third of all the food we eat is dependent on pollination at some period in its growth cycle; both wasps and bees provide that pollination and are essential to our survival and so we refuse to treat bee species.
We at Maidenhead Pest Control will never target any species of bumblebee or honeybee with insecticide; as an alternative we can give advice on how best to live alongside your new found friends or arrange to relocate the Queen and nest for you. We work closely with the Reading & District Bee Keepers Association who operate a service to collect honeybee swarms, there is no charge for this service and it helps protect valuable bee swarms from being killed.
Bumblebees numbers are in a sharp decline, it is estimated that they "earn" the UK economy around £400 million pounds a year through fertilising crops, we would direct all interested parties to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to see what difference that YOU can make , WE will not target bumblebee species with insecticide; many pest control companies do and you have to ask why = they charge for the service. Bumblebees' rarely sting and actually do so only if provoked or accidentally crushed between an item of clothing and skin, bees' like Masonry Bee's have such a short stinger it cannot penetrate human skin. Bumblebees’ unlike wasps have a very determined lifecycle and their presence is only temporary.
Wasps are extremely efficient at depleting insect populations and can be beneficial that way, however we realise that wasp nests and stings from wasps pose a significant hazard to you and your family. Therefore at Maidenhead Pest Control will guarantee our treatment to your wasp problem and remove any empty wasps nests that we find on site.