Pestforce Harlow Pest Control
Welcome to Pestforce Harlow, your local, friendly and professional pest control service.
Who am I?
I am Andrew Hoare and I am proud to offer a comprehensive pest control and management service to residents of Harlow and surrounding areas.
I am a shooting enthusiast and enjoy working outdoors. To me, there is nothing better than spending time in the countryside, walking and enjoying the sights and sounds it has to offer. For many years, I have worked as a part time game keeper as well as working with local farmers to control the impact and damage caused by foxes, rabbits, moles and pigeons.
Being passionate about wildlife and the outdoors means that I always practice humane pest control methods, preferring where possible to use traditional methods. However, there are occasions where pesticides and insecticides have to be used. You can be confident that is this is the case, the pest will not suffer and chemicals are used in a way that will not present a danger to wildlife, pets or children.
I am a qualified professional pest control technician
My work is guaranteed, something I am confident to offer as I hold not only a level 2 award in ‘Pest Control & Management’ (awarded by the Royal Society of Public Health) but I have also completed several specialist courses – wasp nest removal and treatment, insect identification, gassing technique, rodent courses, safe use of pesticides, bird proofing etc.
I also hold a full ‘firearms and shotgun’ certificate.
My work is also insured as I carry Public Liability insurance and Product Liability Insurance, each to the value of £5 million.
Why do we have pest control problems?
There are several factors that contribute to animals and insects becoming pests:
Environmental factors – weather, if wet for prolonged periods of time, can force some animals out of their usual habitats, forcing them to look for new, dry homes. The flooding the UK has seen in recent years means that rodents are constantly on the look for dry nesting areas. Our homes, such as our lofts and cellars can offer this dry environment with plenty of nesting material, and an abundant supply of food close by. Rats, mice and squirrels chew through most things – wood frames, plastic, soft furnishings, wiring, anything in fact – and shred this material to build their nests. They do not welcome human interference but do enjoy the food source we provide in the form of bins, recycling bins and compost heaps. As a qualified pest control technician, I have the methods and treatments to quickly rid your home OR business of rodents.
Changes in how we live – the increase in recycling and how refuse is now stored and collected can be a bonus to some insects and animals. Wasps, for example, are attracted by sweet, sugary and aromatic food scraps. A compost heap is an ideal source of food for wasps as are bins and recycling receptacles; should the lids on these boxes break or not closed; wasps have an abundant source of food. If the queen in spring, can also find a quiet place to build her papery nest close to this food supply then she will do. Wasp nests can present several dangers including angry wasps stinging.
Built environment – our houses are changing too. The drive to keep our homes as warm as possible means the insulated environment is perfect for some insects to thrive. Fleas are a perfect example of this. These little critters are brought into our homes in a variety of ways, one of which is on pets and other animals. The inefficient use of flea treatments and the warm, moist environment our homes offer mean that flea populations have increased and multiplied.
Resistance to treatments and pesticides – bedbugs are a classic case of an insect becoming resistant to chemical treatments. As a result, many over-the-counter treatments are no longer effective. The increase in foreign travel has meant that bedbugs can be brought home from our holiday, and can move quickly from room to room. They also multiply very fast meaning they get a grip on our homes very quickly.
Who can I help?
Everyone, no matter what the pest or where it is!
· Domestic customers – in and outside the homes
· Accommodation providers – student accommodation, letting agents, estate agents, landlords, housing associations and more
· Sports clubs and venues – rugby, football and cricket clubs, golf courses, recreation grounds and more
· Food retailers – shops, supermarkets, take away outlets, cafes, hotels, B&Bs and more
· Agricultural settings – farms, kennels, catteries, poultry farms, equestrian settings and more
· Industrial customers – office blocks, factories, vehicle storage, haulage companies and more
· Educational settings – schools, colleges, nurseries
· Care settings – nursing homes, care homes, secure units and other settings
· Caravan parks, mobile home parks, manor houses, stately homes and many, many more!
There really is no job too big or small, and no pest that I cannot deal with. Call me here at Pestforce Harlow for a quick, professional and effective pest control service.
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07760 277 883
Harlow Office: 01279 271 403
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