Maidenhead Pest Control - professional local company serving Marlow
Local family run pest control company servicing Marlow and the surrounding areas
An introduction to who we are - Maidenhead Pest Control
When you're faced with a pest problem in Marlow and you need to choose a pest control company you really want one that is local to you, and why is that do you ask?
As a local company we understand Marlow and the surrounding area very well, if you have a simple pest issue like a wasp nest that you want removing for example that's straightforward and using a local company means that you get lower charges.
When it comes to complex issues like rats or mice in Marlow then our local knowledge is priceless as there are areas are prone to inward migration of rats, coming in via the sewers and other areas where the rats are always found in the outdoor environment and we know which is which.
As a family run business - comprising of father, son and future son-in we provide a personal service and our rodent treatments focus on a method of work called Integrated Pest Management; we can and do use poison to control rodents but unlike many other pest control companies this is not of first or only method.
We use poison, or what we call rodenticide only as a last resort wherever possible, our main method of vermin control in Marlow is to investigate the property thoroughly, even looking through the drains with CCTV equipment, checking the walls and even the roof is necessary.
If you've got any of the rodent species - squirrels, mice and rats, getting inside your property then the most important answer that you'll want, will be to the question - "Where are they getting in?"
IPM is about investigation followed by eradication of the problem and then the introduction of solid physical proofing to prevent them getting back in again - and that's exactly how we work.
What pests do you deal with in Marlow?
We deal with all species of pests, so in the summer its insects like wasps and hornets along with ants and later during the autumn, clothes moths and carpet beetles along with cockroaches and bed bugs. The last two pests: bed bugs and cockroaches are becoming resistant to modern insecticides.
The rodent species - rats, squirrels and mice are a constant problem in Marlow and we deal with these all year long with the winter being the peak season for callouts as the weather cools and the animals will move into properties seeking warmth.
We also deal with pests like moles and pigeons; the moles have a breeding season in spring so we see two peaks of activity - the first in February when the male moles seeks out females to mate with and then the second is mid summer when the female drives the young moles out her territory. Moles are territorial and live a solitary existence only coming together for breeding.
Marlow has a large resident pigeon flock and we see a lot of demand for bird proofing around the town; a modern problem is that pigeons have discovered that roof top solar panels make ideal nesting sites and so we carryout bird proofing work on both domestic and commercial properties in Marlow.
Rat control in Marlow
When it comes to dealing with rats we're the experts especially in Marlow - as we follow IPM we will resolve your rat problem without introducing poison to your home and leaving you with rotting bodies in the walls and voids.
We have invested in CCTV drain equipment that allows our technicians to look along the subterranean route into your property - in general this route accounts for about 70% of our rat infestations.
We track the animals to discover their access point, fundamental to this is trapping as any caught animals are checked for marking dyes that we leave along potential routes - this is the only effective way to manage rats coming into a property.
Squirrel catching Marlow
The grey squirrel is classified as vermin and for good reason - these destructive pests gnaw their way through wood, plastic and even thin gauge sheet steel to get inside a loft space. As they have two breeding seasons each year there is competition for a territory amongst the females and so we'll often see a squirrel infestation in a property that previously never had a problem.
We trap squirrels rather than use poison; large rodents they will stack on weight to get through the winter and so dead squirrels in the loft can be quite distressing if they can't be got out.
Mole catching in Marlow
Moles are one of those creatures that are rarely seen but make their presence known in other ways, mole hills will turn up literally overnight ruining lawns and borders in urban situations.
We carryout mole catching in Marlow for both domestic and commercial customers; we work at equestrian centres as mole runs can be a hazard to horses. All our mole catching is done on performance: we work on a no trap = no fee basis so if we don't catch then you don't pay.
Wasp and hornet nest removal in Marlow
Wasps and hornets are just about everyone's No. 1 pest and for us, during the summer something that keeps us very busy; we have seven different species of nest building wasps that you'll likely to encounter in Marlow and we offer a service that is hard to beat.
Firstly we guarantee all of our wasp nest treatments, the treated nest should die of within 24 hours and if it doesn't we will happily send a technician out to retreat it. Secondly, our technicians will wait on site to watch the reaction to the treatment, they will use this time to survey your property and in the event that they find anymore nests, these are treated as well - for no extra charge. These additional nests are also covered by the guarantee; when you choose Maidenhead Pest Control to rid you of your wasp or hornets nest there's no sting with our prices.
Pigeon control services and guano cleaning in Marlow
Pigeons have been living with us for centuries as they were kept for a source of food, sheltering and feeding them, these birds now depend on us for their food supply and they have little fear of us. Pigeons are urban birds and a problem when they start living on our buildings; they make an incredible mess with their droppings, discarded feathers and discarded nest material.
At Maidenhead Pest Control we offer a service where we don't harm the birds but we can install physical proofing in the form of either bird netting, spiking or metal wire mesh to prevent the pigeons from accessing the area. Commercial air conditioning plant, domestic balconies on flats and the space beneath solar panels are all areas in which we find the birds nesting.
Bird guano is a health hazard: bacteria, viruses and fungus all live in the nutrient rich mess left behind the birds. We offer a guano cleaning service whereby we safely remove all this matter and then biocide and scrub the surfaces leaving it safe and clean afterwards.
Bed bug heat treatments in Marlow
Bed bugs have the dubious distinction of being the most cringe worthy pest that we deal with; the very thought of them is bad enough and we appreciate the misery that they cause. Bed bugs can be picked up from hotel beds, the seats on buses, trains and aircraft - wherever we stay confined for a period of time, then bed bugs can take up residence. Not everyone reacts to the insect bites so be on the lookout for the telltale signs of an infestation: blood spots on sheets, discarded exoskeletons and a smell like a dirty, damp towel.
Our bed bug control always use's high temperatures in the treatment as they cannot withstand temperatures above 49 degrees Celsius; we combine our standard treatment with two cutting edge chemicals and for more in-depth problems we can install portable heaters to raise the entire room to 60 degrees Celsius.
Don't let the bed bugs bite - call us out
Mouse control in Marlow
No matter where you live in Marlow mice can be found just about everywhere in the town; these will be a type of mouse called field mice and we do not use rodenticide on these little creatures. Field mice form the basis of the food chain for many raptors and increasing amounts of secondary poisoning from eating the affected mice means we are killing owls, kestrels and kites. Field mice can be trapped and the access point sealed; once this is done you will be pest free and the birds of prey will be safe from any form of secondary poisoning.
Cockroach extermination in Marlow
The German cockroach is the most common cockroach and widespread throughout the area, these can appear almost overnight; the main culprit's will be the purchase of second hand appliances, food items bought in bulk and remaining in the manufacturers wrapping and items shipped in from abroad. The reason for this is that the female cockroach lays her egg's in a tough leathery case; this is stuck somewhere safe and will contain between 30 and 35 egg's - one egg case equals an Once inside a property the German cockroach will also spread through voids in modern construction - blocks of flats are built with voids to hold electrical cables, gas lines and water pipes and these are exploited by the cockroaches as a means of travelling undetected.
As we are a local company we can have one of our technicians out to you within 24 hours of your call, we will often try for a same day service for pests like wasps and hornets. Whatever your pest problem give us a ring - absolutely no obligation.
01628 30 20 48
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