If you've got moles, rats, mice, wasps, fleas, bees, ants, rabbits, woodworm or birds causing you problems... we can help you.
Welcome to Pestforce Oxford Pest Control
I am Rob Eckton and I am your local pest controller operating in and around the areas of Oxford, Didcot, Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Thame, Wallingford and Wantage. Basically if you have an ‘OX’ postcode then I’m your man!
Occasionally, imbalances in nature and human activity create the perfect conditions for the population of insects, rodents or birds to flourish; unfortunately, this can mean that they become a nuisance. When this happens, you need an effective pest control solution.
When you call me you’ll be getting an honest and reliable service and here’s why;
Experienced – not only do I have a lifetime of experience in pest control, but I have grown up within an ‘outdoor’ family, coming from a long line of forestry commission workers, gamekeepers and shooting. I am passionate about the outdoors – working and playing in it, but protecting it (and wildlife) as well. This is a family run business with my wife and children, who are trainee mole catchers! I know Oxfordshire well and have been providing an effective pest control service around the area for many years.
Qualified – I hold the industry standard Level 2 certificate in ‘Pest Control & Management’ awarded by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). This qualification has a pass rate that is set high and the three modules need completing within 12 months. This is no lightweight course, covering pest infestations and identity, as well as the safe use and transportation of chemicals. I also hold a variety of other pest control certificates including gassing techniques, health and safety training as well as holding a current ‘Firearms & Shotgun’ licence. My work is fully insured with Public and Product Liability Insurance (with firearms cover) up to £5 million.
Certified – BPCA (British Pest Control Association) accreditation & a member of BASC (British Association for Shooting & Conservation).
A complete ‘one stop’ service – my pest control service is available for all types of pests and infestation both in and around the home and business. Control management of pests falls into sequence;
Identifying the pest
Removing the pest using the safe and effective methods
Controlling pests by looking to future proof your home or business premises
Survey – I always carry out an inspection before I carry out any work. Surveying your property is an effective start to indentifying the pest, for example finding wasp nests, as there sometimes is more than one... if deemed necessary looking in your drains and sewers to assess access from rats and mice maybe part of a treatment. Some pests are nocturnal, and you may know you have an unwelcome guest in your property but you may not know what it is. Rather than waiting for a sighting, I have a full range of high specification surveillance equipment, such as night vision cameras which proves highly effective with foxes and other night time vermin. I also have a range of cameras to inspect inaccessible areas like roof eves, drains, sewers, etc.
Excellent service, each and every time – I always respond quickly to calls and will attend your home or business premises as soon as possible. Competitive pricing is only part of my pest control business; a quick and efficient response to your pest control call is the foundation to my business with care, respect and dedication given every time.
Property Damage from Pests
This is a very real problem that is on the increase. It can range from gnawing of cables, pipes, woodwork and concrete through to consequential damage such as leaking roofs and pipes.
Damaged Electrical Cables? I offer a full survey service. I can arrange for a fully qualified (Part P) electrician to carry out any repairs in accordance with building regulations. The electrician that I use is also experienced in damage by pests and knows what to look for.
Can’t see where the pest is coming from? I have a full range of high specification surveillance equipment, including night vision cameras. I also have a range of cameras to inspect inaccessible areas like drains & sewers. The Holy Grail to any problems to your home or premises caused by pests is the location of entry/exit points (although this cannot be guaranteed) with my knowledge and experience of these situations I can give accurate advice and provide a design for a resolution. I offer the complete works as part of proofing and control methods. For example: The most common entry point is alongside the sewer pipes and then into the cavity or floor. I can effectively block this access using BOTH my building and pest control knowledge and experience. Traditional builders that have no experience in pest control generally makes the problem worse by simply pouring concrete to fill a hole. This is not a correct solution. I can offer fencing and netting to proof areas from birds, squirrels, rabbits, foxes and more.
I offer COMPLETE PEST CONTROL SOLUTIONS including the repair of damage the pest species may have made.
No matter what your pest problem, I have the solution, the equipment and the methods to rid you of unwanted pest problems!
Previous, happy customers
I complete one-off pest control ‘jobs’ as well as servicing annual contracts with a variety of commercial firms including construction companies such as ‘Wimpy Homes’ and other large companies such as ‘Oxford Park & Ride car parks’. I have also completed work on a variety of sporting facilities such as ‘Hinksey Heights Golf Course Oxford’, ‘Risinghurst Parish Council Sports Ground’ and ‘Southmoor Parish Council recreation ground and Cemetery’ just to name a few!
Other businesses in the area have included residential and nursing homes, local retain units, and food retailers such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, fast food outlets etc.
I also provide effective pest control solutions in and around domestic settings, including student accommodation, B&B’s and hotels. I work with local letting and estate agents, as well as private landlords. I’ve also worked in educational settings such as schools, colleges and nurseries as well as agricultural based businesses such as livery stables, kennels and hog units at local biohazard facilities. I’ve also completed work for local authorities, industrial units and factories etc.
In fact, not matter what your pest problem and no matter where it is, I have the skills, knowledge and solutions to deal with the pest control problem – discreetly, confidentially and effectively.
Direct Immediate Response 24 Hours
07982 240 313
Oxford Office: 01865 821157
Abingdon Office: 01235 239 630
Banbury Office: 01295 207 773
Witney Office: 01993 608 602
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or request a callback
I employed the services of Rob Eckton when we had a squirrel problem in our loft. They had caused quite a bit of damage. Rob responded to our problem quickly and efficiently, when other companies were seemingly unable to help me. Using a combination of techniques, Rob has successfully rid me of my unwanted house guests! I would definitely recommend him to others, and would not hesitate to contact him again in future should the need arise.
Annabel Horseman - June 2013
Thanks so much for your visit. I feel much reassured that they aren't nesting in the garden, but know that if they do become a problem, you are only a phone call away. Meanwhile we will do a bit of work on the garden and see if that discourages them but will block no holes up as you advised!
After spotting rats in our garden, we contacted Rob. I am so glad we did because he was very helpful and informative on the phone and was able to visit the next day as we wanted. After a thorough examination of the garden, he was able to reassure me that there were no rats nesting though he found signs that they had probably visited. We discussed putting bait down but I decided not to go ahead for the moment and he didn't pressure me at all about this. I feel very reassured as he has told me what to look out for so I will know if things become a problem. I will not hesitate to contact him again if necessary, as he has real knowledge of nature and his job, is calm and friendly and his advice was so helpful and honest.
Many thanks and all best wishes
We have employed the services of Rob Eckton since January 2012, for the control of moles on our estate.
Initially the moles were very problematic, and with such large lawns he had to use a considerable number of traps.
At first I was sceptical that he would get them under control, as we had previously tried and failed ourselves, but after laying the traps he caught 12 on his first attempt, and since then we have only needed to call Rob out periodically as and when a new mole hill appears.
He offers a first class service. We have absolutely no reservations in recommending him for pest control.
Really happy with the service provided. We had quite a bad pest problem and Rob was able to sort it quickly, efficiently and very professionally! Rob's knowledge of the pest problem was extensive and he was able to provide us with lots of information, putting our mind at ease on how to stop the problem coming back.
We would definitely recommend him and the thorough (and discreet) job that he does. Thank you very much!!
Customer - 19.4.2013
Thanks for your quick response to my rodent problem in my loft. The problem had been going on for several months, before I contacted you. But after your visit the next morning, I found a small amount of bait had been taken that day. There has not been any sign or sound of them since, that was 3 weeks ago now. Once again thankyou for your speedy professional service.
Regards Roy Everill. 1.3.2013
Having searched the web for pest control in my area, I was impressed with the comments made by Rob's customers so I made contact. He was quick in responding to my enquiry and was able to give me a compeditive quote. He arrived for the set up punctually and was most efficient. I found him to be a very helpful and pleasant man who clearly knew his business. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for professional pest control for their home or business.
Michael Richards 1.3.2013
- I was very happy with the service provided by Rob.He came very quickly and explained clearly the service he would provide.
We had had rats in the loft for some time, and we had put bait down to no effect. As Rob explained even that is an art - right amount, right strength - after a few days the noises stopped and now we can sleep at night.
We would certainly call him again if ever the problem reoccurs.
thanks for your pest control service my mice have gone and i would definately use you again. U was very quick to respond to my call and came out on the exact day i called u . thanks for everything i will definately recommend u to anyone else .
"I was impressed not only with the speed of Pestforce's response (Rob Eckton) but also with the level of professionalism. Not only did he deal with the rodent problem swiftly, safely and competently but also Rob was always punctual and courteous, something that today is not as common as it should be. I have no hesitation in recommending him"
Pestforce have always provided us with an efficient and prompt services. We have used Pestforce for bees, mice and fly problems and on each occasion Rob Eckton has explained clearly the treatment and products he has used to exterminate insects, vermin and also the flies. The after service follow up is second to none and I would recommend Rob Eckton without hesitation.
My wife and I returned home from work one evening to find our house littered with dying bees. It later became apparent that there had been a swarm in the area and some of the bees had taken resident in our chimney.
We called Rob at Pestforce, who was only too happy to help. He answered all of our questions on the phone and offered us some suggestions to help encourage the bees to move on (which worked very well). For peace of mind, we asked Rob to come out and treat our chimney – he spent two hours with us, again taking time to answer any questions we had and explain what actions he was taking to discourage any returning bees.
We had spoken to a number of people who were listed as dealing with bee swarms, though most of them were only prepared to offer suggestions after coming out and viewing the bees - and with the bees being in a chimney, they were very reluctant to do anything.
Rob at Pestforce offered us help and advice to resolve our situation quickly, with minimal disturbance. I will certainly be recommending his services to others. Thanks Rob!
Mr Wilson - October 2012
This is to thank Rob Eckton for such a prompt and courteous service when dealing with both wasps and rats at our home. No more wasps buzzing around and the growing colony of rats in our dry stone wall has disappeared at last. And I was very impressed by the way Rob could answer all my questions straight away. Excellent all round. Thank you.
‘Rob arrived at Vicarage Court on time as arranged and was very informative on what needed to be done.
He spent time with the tenants explaining to them and ensuring their safety was paramount.
He very efficiently carried out the work and provided excellent documentation prior to and after the work had been completed.
We would highly recommend his services again here at Vicarage Court
Many thanks Rob.
Anchor Retirement Housing
"Rob from Pestforce Oxfordshire Ltd was extremely helpful and helped us out at short notice and out of hours when another national company had let us down. Rob proved very knowledgeable and came out between and 8:30 and 9:30 in the evening, to undertake the necessary treatment, the evening of the afternoon we contacted him. Rob did a very thorough job and was very helpful, as he also spoke to our new tenants to give them information and answer their questions"
I wanted to write to say a massive thank you for sorting out our really bad mole problem.
Over the past three years we have used four companies who were all recommended to us and not one of these managed to tackle our mole problem or even make an impact. They all gave reasons that the previous company used the wrong type of equipment, that it was too dry or too wet or we had the wrong type of soil !! In the meantime the moles continued to increase in numbers unabated until we had more mole hills than lawn and walking on our grass area was like walking on a sponge. It looked a complete mess. Then you came and I said I have listened to all this before and you said let me try. Ten days later following the treatment we removed the old mole hills and I am so so delighted to tell you that we have not had a single recurrence.
You responded straight away when I first rang you and were very professional and knowledgeable, but most importantly you achieved the result when everybody else had failed !!! Well done. You deserve every success for running a service that is quick to respond, punctual, and professional and does exactly what is says on the tin !!! A pleasure to deal with.
I cannot thank you enough as the grass is growing back and my beloved garden is at long last starting to display signs of more green grass than brown ridges resembling the cotswold hill range.
5 September 2012
Hi Rob, Just wanted to let you know I was thrilled when I came home after you treated my house for fleas. I previously used a pest control company that the council had provided for me, Which i was very dissatisfied with, The man who came to my house was rude, Didn't spray all the areas that I believed we're infested, Used a spray that could have been potentially harmful to my baby daughter and left the house looking worse than it was before he did the treatment, I also received no follow up from the company and wasn't surprised to be re-infested only a few months after. After looking at different companies and also speaking to a few, Rob was the only one who explained thoroughly about my problem and fees etc just through a phone call. I booked Rob promptly with no problem & he arrived at my house early, Rob checked every room in my house & also cupboards (which I hadn't actually emptied, but this wasn't a problem at all for Rob), He explained thoroughly about what he was going to do and told me about the product he was going to use for the flea problem, He explained this would be the best one to use for the safety of my daughter and exactly how it would treat the fleas. I didn't need to ask any questions as everything was explained by Rob. When I returned home after the treatment my house looked clean, smelt great and Rob had put things back for me which was a real help being a single mummy. I would recommend Rob to anyone who has a pest problem and will use his services again if needed. He is reliable, genuine and thorough and has a friendly, positive attitude also. Thanks so much Rob!
A note to highly recommend the work of Rob Eckton. Rob came to deal with a moth problem in the carpeted areas of our house. He was generous in his time on the phone to discuss the problem, quick to come and survey the situation - and astute in his advice. We have two small children, and he was extremely thoughtful and understanding in his explanations of what treatment he would use. On the day on which he sprayed our carpets, he combined efficiency with an easy-going sense of humour and attention to detail. He went above and beyond the time scheduled in dealing with the problem (checking on our neighbour's house, at his request, for moths, at the same time!). Outstanding service. Many many thanks
Sophie Schuman, Oxford
We first met Rob Eckton shortly after we moved into our country home and discovered a serious rodent infestation. He calmly and competently took care of the problem, and set us up to minimize future problems. A bit later, we found our garden had a serious mole problem. Again, he took care of it quickly and well. Since then we've had problems with wasps, flies, and ladybugs. In each case, Rob dealt with it with professionalism, reassurance, and speed. We highly recommend Rob Eckton of Pestforce Oxford -- he gets five stars from us!
Dona Matthews - customer
"I called on Rob from Pestforce to help sort out a problem I had with bees in the livingroom chimney after I'd decided I could no longer put up with them cohabiting with me. He was very polite and helpful on the phone, and cheerfully arrived at the house at the at the appointed time. After discussing with me the possible ways of eliminating the problem and the costs involved, he quickly and effectively dealt with it. He is a great guy, friendly, very knowledgeable and also enjoys his job!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Rob to anyone who has pesty problems requiring attention.
'I was very impressed by the speedy and efficient way this has been dealt with Excelllent Service. I will not hesitate to use you again and recommend you to others'.
Mrs L Greenwood
A quick note to thank you for the effective and efficient way you dealt with our rat problem. The arrival of rodents in the vicinity of our home was a very unwelcome intrusion and our lack of knowledge made it a real worry. You arrived quickly with the correct equipment to rid us of the unwanted visitors and your follow-up calls gave us the reassurance that the nuisance had gone away.
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service you provided. From the first phone call I felt reassured that the bees that had invaded my living room would not cause too much of a problem! You explained every step as you went along, what you needed to do and most impotantly were very reasonably priced!
i would definately recommend your company and use you again in the future.
"We had bees in our roof so contacted Pestforce. Rob replied promptly
and explained clearly what our options were, and the likely cost. After
visiting our house and seeing the probklem for himself, Rob advised on
the appropriate treatment. Very quickly the bees were dealt with and we
have had no more problems since. A very good service indeed, and highly
“We have had a visitation of bed bugs and I asked Rob to help. Rob is extremely knowledgeable about this problem, and about many other household pest problems. He is rigorous, thorough and persistent in the way that he carries out the solutions to the problem, and is committed to providing the greatest possible impact on these annoying pests. He is creative in terms of the methods he uses and, for example, drilled small holes in our wall (and made good) in order to reach where they appeared to be in numbers. Rob is also very personable and trustworthy, and also realistic about the scope and scale of the treatments he proposes. I would recommend Rob as being effective and professional in the unhappy event of needing help with this problem.” Tim Powell, Littlemore, Oxford
On arrival at my house I found Rob to be thorough and courteous with a clear understanding of the difficulty I was having. He took a good look around the outside of the property and explained every possible scenario.
Considering I have had two previous visits from the council who claimed there was no problem I was both very satisfied and assured that at last not only was my problem acknowledged but it was sorted out.
I would have no hesitation in calling Rob again should the occasion arise.
I used the pestforce service recently, as we had had a long-running problem with rats, and had used several other companies with no success. Pestforce were excellent, and their aftercare was by far the best we had experienced - finally our rat problem is solved. I thoroughly recommend them.
I contacted pest-control through their website and only anticipated a call the following day. Within an hour Rob had contacted me and arranged to come to investigate our infestation of rats. We have three dogs and our concern was with them getting bitten or worse eating any rat poison we had put out. Rob arrived aat the time agreed and immediately set about investigating our problem. We are more than satisfied with his work and the little things, some of which were unexpected, but made a difference were:
- he was always prompt
- he took off his shoes on entering our house
- he took time to explain what he was doing
- He undertook a thorough search of our garden and that of our neighbour
- he did not complain or make sarcastic remarks when we could not remove a drain cover
- three weeks after his final visit we have not seen the tell-tale signs that the rats are around
- he takes pride in his work and is a nice guy
Score 10 out of 10
Hi Rob many thanks for sorting out our mice problem. We were very pleased with your price and efficient service. Your advice and friendly approach was much appreciated and we would definitely use you again. I can now sleep at night with out the rodents interrupting me. Job well done! Many thanks again Hilary and Tony James
I was very pleased with the service we received to clear moles from the garden – clear information; a reasonable price and a good result. I would definitely use Pestforce again – though I hope I won’t have to!
Just to say thank you very much for installing this in our loft with the cluster fly box.
It is working a treat!
I look forward to seeing you in May to replace the “zapper light bulb”
I must say I am very impressed with your customer service. Well done.
Neil Mitchenall - 11/12/2011
Speaking to you sold pestforce to me - you thought creatively round the problem and that, together with rat know-how was an essential combination. I was dubious about calling a national company (don't know why) but you guys at pestforce are real terminators. I will recommend you whenever I get the chance. Thanks again, anna
Just to say thanks to Rob, who, after speaking to me a couple of times on the phone about a really nasty rat infestation in our cavity walls and flat roof, passed me on to his colleague, John Sage at Pestforce in Swindon. Without Rob pointing us in the right direction, we could have spent thousands blindly searching for a solution and may never have had peace of mind. I strongly recommend these Pestforce guys!
Anna - Oxford Oct 2011
Our year-long infestation of rats in our cavity wall and flat roof is finally over thanks to Rob at Pestforce. Head-scratching 'experts' before him were unable to do anything - and the rat activity, the smell, and the tension was building by the day. We were loathe to trust anybost - and just didn't know what to do. We came across the pestforce site on the Internet. One phone call and we felt confident we had hit on someone who knew what they were doing. Rob visited, and after half an hour had come up with a considered plan of attack not only to get rid of the pesky rats, but to keep them out. A month later, and we are rat-free, sanitised, rat-proofed, and very grateful indeed for the peace of mind that he has restored to us. Rob is reliable and highly professional, and really knows his rats. He is also a really nice guy. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
'Rob was reliable and friendly and clearly knows what he is talking about. We would be happy to use him again and recommend him to other'.
that would ordinarily be a reason to move house. Pestforce have not only solved the original severe problem, they have managed to keep at bay the perpetual threat. They have devised a system that allows us to monitor our problem and take proactive action. We have been rodent free within our Pestforce defined perimeter for over a year now - and we simply wouldn't use anyone else based on their, responsiveness, professionalism, skill, friendliness and of course cost. Very satisfied customer from Garford. May 2011.
Customer - Garford - May 2011
''We are thrilled with your work to rid us of rats in our home.
The peace of mind was priceless. I would recommend Rob's pest control in an instant. Do not bother with the local council, they did not do sufficient to help us and was a waste of money. It is definitely worth paying Rob and his company to do the job!
The Horwills - Rowstock
I would like to say a big thank you for your assistance today in sorting the bee problem in our loft. You were quick to respond and very friendly.
Just wanted to drop you a note for the swift work you have done in eliminating the wasps form the environs of our house.
This seems to be an annual event in the terms of a clean up! I can't praise enough the speed at which you are able to react, the knowledge and skills you bring to bear and the effectiveness of your treatments.
Thanks again - I would throughly recommend your service for all things in the Pest Control world.
Phil Collins - customer
We recently had a problem with some noises in the loft of the house we are renting. We contacted the landlord who put us in touch with rob's pest control business. We were contacted very quickly to arrange a date for him to come out and take a look. Very good communication and arrived early which was helpful. He reassured me that it wasn't an elephant (like it sounded) but just mice. He then explained clearly what the plan of action was and proceeded to place poison down to help. We then arranged another callout for a few weeks later to come back and check what was happening. Again good contact was made. On the final visit he checked everything thoroughly and explained everything to me. I felt very reassured and now we have no more strange noise's. Very helpful, good communication and sorted out the problem. will definitely recommend in future. Thanks.
Cara - Witney
Thanks for being our Rat exterminator (2011). Thorough, professional and knowledgeable service.
Succeeded where other companies had failed. Also good to meet your Labra doodle!
3 x Houses We can now sleep in peace.
Helen from Chinnor
At midnight one evening an owl fell down our chimney, one phone call to Rob at that time of night and within an hour the owl was rescued and I was calm! If you require someone who is trustworthy, reliable, efficient and very good at what they do, Rob is your man. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Nita Mahalingham 10/12/2010
One dark winters night, three Ladies (who's collective ages, if they were wines, would fetch impressive prices) phoned 3 companies to come to their aid over a RAT! All declined to come till the morning. We finally came upon Rob from Pest-Force. He arrived- job done! We checked to see if he had his shining armour on under his clothes, as it was bitterly cold, but couldn't see any. Thank you so much. Oh, and it was a third cheaper than all three other quotes! Highly, highly recommendable.
Thank you for a superb wasp service, true to your word by 7 there was very little activity - just an occasional latecomer. Really pleased, thanks again, I am sure I will be contacting you again!
"Pestforce came to sort out a serious bee problem in one of our chimney stacks. They were friendly, professional, safety conscious, thorough and creative in their approach to the challenge. Three other companies had previously visited and refused to do the job as it was too difficult. I would thoroughly recommend Pestforce if you want your pest problem sorted promptly and properly."
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