Rat and Vermin Control in Marlow from Maidenhead Pest Control
Need rat control in Marlow? We are a local family based business covering the area
Who is Maidenhead Pest Control?
We are a local family run company that deals with all types of pests in the region, we specialise in rat and vermin control as these are our number one pests. The company consists of father, son and future son in law and we are all fully qualified in pest control holding the Level 2 in Pest Management from the Royal Society of Public Health.
What pest control services do you carryout in Marlow?
As well as rats, mice and squirrels we cover all the usual pests that you'd expect to find in any local town: wasps and hornets along with ants during the summer months and the more exotic but as common pests such as bed bugs. We also provide mole catching in Marlow along with bird control work, installing netting and spikes to deter pigeons from roosting on your property.
Rat control throughout Marlow
Rats are present in Marlow all year long; it is thought that the UK population now numbers in excess of 120 million and the rat which we come across locally is the Norwegian rat - Rattus norvegicus to give it its Latin name. Many people know it as the water rat, sewer rat or brown rat, either way these animals are clever and adaptable and we never underestimate them when it comes to dealing with an infestation.
Rats cause a great deal of damage inside a property: gnawing on electrical cables causing power cuts and expensive repairs, modern plastic water pipes can be cut through causing flooding and just the sheer amount of urine and feaces that contaminate insulation and stored goods costs a great deal in the form of financial loss.
One of the most likely routes into your property for the rat is via the underground drainage system - remember people call it the sewer rat? We use CCTV as standard to survey your drains if this is the case and where possible we will look to seal up the rats' entrance point, keeping you rat free for the future.
Squirrel catching in Marlow
These are officially classed as vermin and the grey squirrel or rather the north American grey squirrel is a major problem in Marlow; introduced to the UK over 150 years ago these clever rodents have almost wiped out our native red squirrels and cause havoc everywhere they go.
The grey squirrel has two breeding seasons each year and as the females will live within a territory there is fierce competition for nesting sites across the area and this often brings the animals into our homes via the roof. Squirrels will make a nest inside the loft, shredding up insulation to build the structure and any soft items stored up there.
Like all rodents, squirrels like to gnaw and we see a lot of electrical cable damage done by squirrels each year; these animals are extremely destructive and as a non-native species there is no protection for them.
Mouse control in Marlow
Mice are a common problem in Marlow; able to squeeze through a gap the size of your little finger they will get inside your property via numerous holes and once inside they quickly become a major issue. Mice deposit around 60 fecal pellets a day and these will be found just about everywhere: able climbers and with powerful back legs for jumping, mice will investigate just about the entire property, leaving you small offerings as they go.
Mice can carry harmful bacteria in their feaces and this poses a problem especially if you run a retail establishment; the presence of mice droppings will see a commercial business closed down by the Environmental Health Department it is that serious.
Mice numbers rise through the summer months and we see a large inward migration every autumn as the weather cools and they seek somewhere warm. We never use rodenticide on mice as they form the base of the food chain for owls and other raptors.
Drain surveys for rat control in Marlow
When it comes to rats we always carryout a full survey of your property; our aim is to find where the rats are getting inside and to do that we will include a survey of your drainage system.
We never take anything for granted and even when people tell us that they have had the drains sorted we will investigate as thoroughly as we can. About 70% of our internal rat infestations begin underground so you can see how important it is to properly diagnose the access point.
We rarely start with rodenticide or even use toxic compounds inside someones home; poisoned rats may die inside the property and with that comes a noxious smell, carrion flies and maggots - and you may still have rats.
Integrated pest management - total vermin control in Marlow
Poisoning rats, mice or squirrels will resolve your problem and very quickly, however for long term control you need integrated pest management or IPM. IPM is simply the most effective way to deal with any pest; we look carefully at your property to find out where the rodents have gained internal access and then proof up.
We make small repairs that restore the integrity of your building leaving you 100% pest free - for those customers that require a monitoring contract where we make numerous visits over the course of a year, IPM is at the forefront of what we do.
Each and every visit starts with IPM and we maintain what we can - holes in roofs allow squirrels in, over hanging tree's are cut back to deter mice and rats from climbing up and things like plastic air bricks are covered in wire mesh to stop rats gnawing their way in.
Waste management and removal in Marlow
After any infestation you may be left with contaminated insulation - rodent urine and feaces along with the damaged items can be a daunting task to sort out; we can help you. As licensed waste carriers we remove spoiled items and we can clean and disinfect the area afterwards leaving you not only pest free but also clean afterwards.
We cut back and remove vegetation, old worn out sheds to remove outdoor harbourage areas used by rats in the garden. All our waste is disposed off at approved waste transfer stations and we will supply you with a copy of our waste receipt.
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.
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