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Pestforce Crawley

Michael Pilla

24 Hour
01293 974 032

Customer Reviews

Pestforce Crawley is rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 78 customer reviews.

Crawley Pest Control - Covering all RH Postcodes

Pestforce Crawley

Welcome to Pestforce Pest Control Crawley. My name’s Michael Pilla and I’m your local Pestforce technician in Crawley and the surrounding RH Postcodes.

My service is high quality and reasonably-priced. Highly trained and priding myself on the use of only the highest-quality equipment and treatments in the pest control industry, call me for a pest control service upon which you can rely. For more information, I also encourage you to click on the links below to access the some of the key information about my service you're seeking. 

I'm only ever 45 minutes away from your emergency call out and whatever your pest issue, I'm keen to apply my expertise. Here are just a few of the pest control services I can provide...


  • Rodents: rats & mice
  • Insects: ants, wasps, bees, silverfish, cockroaches, beetles, flies, moths, spiders, earwigs, maggots and more
  • Woodworm
  • Birds, pigeons, seagulls and more
  • Squirrels, rabbits, foxes, moles
  • Fleas & bedbugs
  • Foxes

I hold a Full FAC Firearms Licence and Shotgun Licence.

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What is a pest?

A pest is often defined as ‘a plant or animal that is detrimental to humans or our concerns, such as crops and livestock’. Pests can also cause nuisance and carry disease. All animals, birds, rodents and insects can become a pest when they become invasive, detrimental, troublesome and destructive or a nuisance. Many people use the term pest alongside the term vermin.

In some cases, some of these animals can be beneficial – for example, as part of the food chain – but in other situations and settings, they can be a nuisance, therefore a pest.

For example, on Christmas day an elderly lady called me because she was very concerned regarding a spider she had found on a bunch of bananas. She was concerned because she had heard of the deadly insects that have been found on imported fruit in the past. She was worried that this could be one of those as it was not a type of spider she had seen before.

As the lady sounded very distressed I assured her I would go straight round and resolve her problem. After arriving and investigating the situation I was able to confirm and reassure her that the spider was of no threat to her and removed it. I then left her to relax and enjoy the rest of her Christmas.

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Call Michael today your local Emergency Pest Control Technician in Crawley on 01293 974 032 for advice, request a rapid response call out or to see how we can best help you. 

Rodent Control

This is the time of year they love moving into people's homes.Nice and warm and lots of food. The main type of rat you will encounter is the common brown rat. (Rattus Norvegicus) These rats came to England in ships around the 18th century. They carry several diseases, such as salmonella, Weil's disease and toxoplasmosis. Rats can also cause serious damage to properties, such as gnawing into wires, pipes, timbers and anything they find in their way.

Even rats outside properties are a serious issue. they will infest sheds, garages and eventually find their way inside. Obvious signs of rats are:

droppings, 7-10mm long and rod-shaped, Gnawing marks on items, Holes in walls or floors, Possible smear marks by oily fur, Little burrows outside in the ground or under sheds, edges of concrete etc.

Mice Control

Mice can cause extensive damage to property as a result of their gnawing. Mice that are outside are not a problem unless they come inside or cause damage. They carry fleas and diseases such as Salmonella, Typhoid, Leptospirosis and Weil’s Disease. An adult mouse can give birth to a litter of up to 14 young every 21 DAYS. They like to make nests with soft warm materials they find. Mice do not need to drink if their food contains more than 15% moisture. A mouse can get through a hole the size of a 5p coin. Signs of mice include droppings the size of a grain of rice, holes, gnawed items, smear marks.


Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood; other Cimex species

Bedbugs naturally hitchhike to get around, what this means is they are very easily spread from place to place, Attaching themselves to your luggage or clothing they often find their way to people’s sleeping quarters.

Bed bug problems are initially very difficult to diagnose, often people are being bitten and simply cannot understand why.

Because bed bugs generally feast on the blood of their hosts, creeping out of hiding places at night to latch on, some people think that fecal stains from the insects should at least be tinged with the color of blood. This is not, in fact, the case. Fecal spotting tends to resemble smears or stains, which are dark brown or even black. This is because the blood has been digested and excreted.


  • Raised, red welts
  • Burning and itching
  • Straight lines of multiple bites


One of the most feared and aggressive pests, wasps will attack and sting, sometimes unprovoked but usually if threatened. This is risk and a cause for concern if you have small children or pets as for some wasp stings can be very dangerous causing severe reactions, with several people dying from wasp stings every year.

Common Wasps, generally build their nests inside something, this can be a roof space/loft, garden shed, inside an air brick or even in the ground.

You should always get a Professional to treat a wasps nest, as it can be very dangerous. Wasps inside the nest will feel threatened and often become aggressive.


Birds can be a problem when they find their way into a building looking for food or simply looking to roost. This can cause an undesirable effect visually and in terms of health.

Birds carry a variety of diseases such as Ornithosis, Listeria and E-coli that can be transmitted to man not only from the droppings but also the birds themselves. When dry, pigeon droppings can become airborne in small particles, which can lead to respiratory complaints such as psittacosis.

Closely linked to bird activity such as nesting are parasites such as mites, ticks, fleas and beetles.

I offer tried and tested bird control techniques including trapping and shooting.

I also offer a full bird proofing service. Whether it's around a few solar panels, or to cover the top of a large building.


Fleas are a small (2mm) wingless insect, flattened side to side and reddish-brown in colour.
The most common species in the UK is the Cat Flea which also bites humans.
All adult fleas are parasitic on warm-blooded animals. Larval stages live in the nest of the host and feed on blood.
When fully grown the larvae spin well camouflaged silken cocoons. When fully developed, the adult waits within this until it detects the vibrations caused by a potential host. Only then does it e...merge.
Their bites can cause intense irritation around a central bright red spot.
It’s best to treat infested pets with a special veterinary aerosol, powder, shampoo or flea medication.
Different people react differently to a bite, both in terms of degree of reaction and time taken to react –
Hence the need for FLEA PEST CONTROL.


Moles are not necessarily harmful, but the can leave ridged tunnels and ruin your landscaped garden.

Their average lifespan is around 4 years.They are about 15cm (6in) long, with dense blackish-brown fur and broad front paws that are adapted for digging.

Vacant tunnel systems may be taken over by another mole from nearby areas.

For the control of moles, I only use natural methods by using different types of traps. I do not use gas like a lot of other companies, which means it is safe for wildlife, pets and children.


It's an adaptable and opportunistic animal.
Although foxes are a welcome vision for some people around their homes, foxes can cause significant damage to people's gardens.
They rip open people's rubbish whilst looking for food and scatter it around....
They are also a large threat to the lives of pets, from disease and attack.
These animals are known to carry, Sarcoptic mange (Scabies), which is transferrable to humans and also Distemper virus which can be fatal for pets.


These animals can cause endless damage to your home as they like to inhabit lofts and roof spaces. Similar to rodents they will chew through most things they find in these spaces, such as stored items, wires, plastic pipes etc.
They also carry fleas that can be passed to domestic pets and have a bite that could go straight through your finger, for example.
In the garden, they will chew through bird feeders to get to the nuts.
Damage trees by chewing off bark (which can kill small or young trees).
These animals are sweet to look at but can be a serious pest.

Call Michael today your local Emergency Pest Control Technician in Crawley on 01293 974 032 for advice, request a rapid response call out or to see how we can best help you. 


Who I work with...

I work with all domestic customers in and around Crawley and RH postcodes, as well as all commercial premises including:

·       Landlords, letting agents and estate agents

·       Hostels, student accommodation, elderly accommodation and assisted living

·       Hotels, B&Bs and all types of tourist accommodation

·       Restaurants, pubs and all food preparation and outlets

·       Retail units of all kinds

·       Sporting complexes and clubs

·       Tourist attractions

·       Parks and open spaces, including car parks

·       Schools, colleges and nurseries

·       Local authority work

Think you have a pest problem or issue? Need help? Call me for a quick, responsive pest control service.

Call Michael on 01293 974 032


will frost of all Wat I can say is Mr pills[michael] nose he's stuff and knows what he's talking about he was very helpful and useful with the subject that I called him in to discuss he was a nice gentleman yes I would recommend and would use him again if necessary



Bang up job,after being frustrated by a particular large indoor rodent Michael came and put us all at ease and went to work.
No disturbances since thankfully



Michael was very capable and provided a lot of confidence that the problem would get solved. The advice provided was very helpful and the issue seems to be resolved after 2 visits following the initial inspection.

Hopefully we will not experience the issue again, but I would recommend this service to those suffering a mouse issue


Prisul Naik

Hello and Good Evening. My name is Dr Ravikumar. I required professional help from Mr Michael Pilla ( "Mike "), 3 weeks ago. There was a constant noise coming from the loft above my bedroom. I live in a single flat in Maidenbower. I called up my the estate agency and they sent me a DIY person. He went up and said there was nothing. He was useless because he is not made up for that job. Then I called " Mike" and he is an expert , I tell you. The first visit.....he went up and within 10 mins, he diagnosed the noise straightway. That's why I addressed him as an expert. My exams were on and I needed the noise to stop. I spent many sleepless nights. A voracious squirrel was the culprit. Mike laid the traps and asked me to be patient. Finally the squirrel was done with. I was impressed with Mike's knowledge of different birds/animals that can invade a person's home. He has very good experience in his job and knows what he is doing. I would like to say a big thanks to Mike for his help. The money I paid Pestforce was well worth it. The rating stop at 5. I would change that to 100. For sure.


Dr Ravikumar T

I recently needed a pest company as we had a report of a noise in a residents loft I called pestforce and michael was very helpful in telling me what the problem could be he said he could come and inspect the loft the next day. when Michael arrived the following day he was very easy to chat to and knew what the problem could be. I cannot fault his expertise in dealing with this matter he was always on time and dealt with our issue very promptly I would highly recommend his and pestforces services to anyone


matthew barrell

Very efficient and thought through service. Would highly recommend Michael.


Joanna Monaghan

Great service and really friendly guy!
I had call another pest control service that wasn’t able to deal with the situation.
Michael did it very effectively, respecting the fact that we had many dogs and couldn’t have any kind of poison in the house. Came promptly, always!
I would definitely recommend him and havia the only person I will ever call if I need any pest control service again.


Marcela Botelho

Excellent service, prompt and on time for each visit. Michael is very friendly, reliable and down to earth. Highly recommended.



We called Michael to come and remove some rodents from a block of flat we manage, we found him to be courteous and efficient with every visit.

We are now rodent free, i would highly recommend Pest force !!


Sarah LeTissier

Michael came to our rescue recently to deal with an unwanted visitation by a rat. He was extremely knowledgable, professional and efficient.
Excellent service.Thank you


Lyn (Crawley)

Very efficient and reliable help to get rid of all mice very helpful



Michael provided an excellent service. He inspired confidence from the moment I spoke to him on the phone. His quote was very reasonable, he arrived on the dot and he did a fantastic job (it was a horrible job too - clearing away a decomposed rat carcass, but he didn't balk at it). His attitude was one of wanting to help people out. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him unreservedly to anyone who needs pest control.


Clare Woodhead

Came out the very next day after our call. Very knowledgeable, gets on with the job in hand and friendly. Problem was eradicated within the timescale given. Extremely pleased with the service we received and would definitely use again if we need to.
No hesitation at all to recommend.



Michael was a very helpful and knowledgeable operative of Pestforce and went about his job in a very relaxed and reassuring way which is what you need when confronted by
rats and squirrels in the attic and we would not hesitate in calling him again
should the need arise.


Colin Farley

Professional, quick and knowledgeable. Would use again straight away.



Professional, efficient and kept coming back until the mice were gone. Michael was personable and diligent. I would definitely use him again.



Professional, reliable kept me informed even if just running 10 mins late. Impressed with fast response would recommend!
Very nice chap but hopefully won't be seeing him again...!


James Hollingdale

Very helpful friendly,knew his stuff..... gave us some very good advice,couldn’t be better.....


Ken Dives

Michael is totally reliable and did a fantastic job of curing our mice problem. He is a pleasure to deal with and I have no hesitation in recommending him.


Mark Hallala

Excellent customer service. Michael was professional, clear about product he was using and made sure our health and safety was a priority at all times. Highley recommend.


Rashid Mustafa

Excellent service and very reliable. I highly recommend Pest-Force.


Andy Shaill

Will def use your services again. Really happy with your professional service and all explantations given.


Jason M

I have employed the services of Michael Pilla/Pestforce Crawley on two occasions and can whole heartedly recommend him. He is professional, knowledgeable, effective, courteous and goes the extra mile to ensure a job well done.


Vicki Barker

Michael was once again helpful, capable and really easy to deal with. He's in my phone as 'very nice pest man'! Would highly recommend him.


Lucy Speers

Michael was professional and well organised throughout the survey of the building. He was very thorough and offered advice on how we could prevent rodents from accessing the building in the future. Reasonably priced and I would recommend him.


Carly Jackman

Quick service, very knowledgable and friendly. Knew exactly what to do.



your service was prompt .you explained everything you were doing .

i will recomend you to all my other collegues


pamela jugurnauth

Such a fantastic service. Michael was great, super helpful & knowlegable. Will definitely use again



Michael was a pleasant person to work with and very helpful, explaining clearly what he was doing and why.


Dale Gardiner

The service was great, same day reaction and I was kept fully up to date. very helpful and effective service. I will be using pest force again.


Chloe burgess

We always get a great service from Michael on every visit and the problem is now under control which is great for our business.
He is very good at his job and is an asset to your company.


Nicola @ Admiral

Very pleased with the service I have received today. Very friendly and professional. Thank you for your help.



Excellent prompt service and Michael Pilla (Crawley area) is, friendly professional and informative. Highly recommended. Will use in the future. Thanks


Eric Bloch

Michael, was amazing, he took care of your spider problem swiftly and haven't seen a (alive) spider since! He gave impartial advice, was understanding and could be available on the day we needed him.

!00% happy customer!



Thank you very much Michael. Having phoned Friday afternoon about a wasp nest, a visit was arranged for the following morning to treat the nest. The process was fully explained and safety aspects noted (especially as there were a lot of wasps). Followed up with details of all treatments used and the fee includes a repeat visit if required. All in all, a very friendly and very efficient service, thank you again.


Maggie Thorpe


Hi Michael Thank you SO much, not a single bite in two weeks, you have no idea the heaven I am in!! 

August 2017


Mrs Morris

We had a problem with plaster bugs & pest force came round with a powder spray
Then I booked him for the house to be sprayed to deal with it, turned up at 5.30 sprayed the whole house in about 20min all seems to be ok at the moment, great surface & really nice guy


Mr pollard

Michael was a really professional, discreet yet easy going guy. Got on with the job in hand effectively and efficiently. He was also kind to my poor flea ridden cat!
Wouldn't hesitate to use him again should we be unfortunate enough to need to.
Really great price and very competitive (we did our research!)
Thanks Michael


Kat Owens

Brilliant service, thanks.



Michael visited, set a number f traps and a week later there were two dead moles and no further mole hills. Fingers crossed that the problem has been solved, in which case I am indebted to Michael and his professional skills.



Michael worked in the pouring rain to clear our gutter of bird mess and seal up our solar panels. He did not stop until the job was completed. We would strongly recommend him as he obviously cares about his work and puts his customers first.


John Lane

We received three visits from Michael Pilla. He was very efficient, friendly and professional on all visits. He offered clear advice and made suitable suggestions as to how we might eliminate the pest problem. I would definitely recommend his services.


Frederick Sandall

Micheal was very responsive and quick to arrange a visit. He did a great job getting rid of my wasps' problem. it's one day after his visit and they are gone. I Would definitely recommend pestforce.



Quick, reliable. Great job. I know who to call in the future if required.


Jamie Cornock

Excellent service. Michael responded immediately to a request for advice, even though it was a bank holiday and came out first thing on a Bank Holiday Monday. Prices very reasonable and very professional approach. I would not hesitate to recommend that you use him if you need pest control advice.


Donal Murphy

Prompt, friendly, polite, efficient, calming in a stressful situation
And explained everything, we will defenetly use you again.


Elin Hanstad-Pilcher

Great service, and very friendly and would recommend their services to anyone in need


Cliff May

Michael completely removed a couple of wasps nests from our back garden, he dealt with the problem very efficiently, he was extremely considerate and no chemicals were used as we have a fish pond. We found Michael to be very courteous and knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. We would definitely recommend his services, and will call him again in the future if the need arises.


Kevin Adams

Excellent service, very friendly from the start offering good advice on the phone and was not patronising like some other companies I phoned. Arrived promptly at arranged time and started the treatment process. Offered part payment option, which was appreciated and returned on promised date to complete work. Would definitely recommend and use again if necessary.


Sandra Creasey

A rat infestation in the garden was getting a bit out of control and Michael came and solved the problem for us quickly. He was brilliant actually; polite, friendly, thorough and professional - I would definitely recommend him. I found Michael helpful and reassuring and though I’m hoping I don’t have any future pest problems, if I do, I’ll definitely be calling Pestforce.


Mrs Taylor, Horley

Amazing fast service, we called peatforce and Mr Pilla called us back straight way and he promises us to visit, and he just did!

What an amazing, friendly, professional and fast service!

Thank you for terminating my garden ants!


Vian Jiawook

Michael came out really quickly and dealt with a very cross and agressive weasel that our cat had brought in! He was professional and very friendly and helpful. I would definitely use him again for any pest problems - I just hope its not for another weasel.


Lucy Speers

Excellent service,friendly and helpful.
Quick response.


Sarah Cutter

Excellent service, very helpful and understanding.


Deborah Wilson

Amazing! Had issue with a pigeon stuck up our chimney causing all sorts of problems. Called and the problem was sorted within the hour. Would recommend to everyone who has an issue unwanted pests.


Jamie Cornock

I called Michael from Pestforce in to deal with some critter issues in my home. He was very prompt and polite on both visits, kept me informed of the procedures being carried out, e-mailed all the COSHH safety data and was generally a really nice guy. Very professional service and I would highly recommend.



I rate the service you gave very highly and would have no hesitation in calling you back, but hope I don't have to!  best wishes.


Audrey Moss

Brilliant Service. Michael came out very quickly and dealt with a bee issue we had. Polite and courteous. He was very informative and certainly knows a lot about bees! Fascinating stuff.


Chris Williams

Very quick and responsive. Thoroughly done job. Will definitely recommend. Thank you Michael, for a great service


Sangeet karthikeyan

Fantastic response after ringing 6 different companies.we got hold of Michael who came out at 11.30 pm to catch a rat in the house caught it and disposed of it.also told us what to look out for in the future would definitely recommend him to anyone who as pests.


Pete Packham

Excessive pigeon population in cattle yard


R. D.Mackinnon@Sturtwood Farm

Excellent service and rapid response. Full documented report and reliable return visits. Would reuse and recommend.


Pam Packham

Fantastic service, friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend Pestforce!



Fantastic service, friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend Pestforce!



I was very impressed with the quick response I
received from Pestforce .
The service was quick and I felt confident over
the friendly attitude of Michael who dealt with
our problem of removing a bees nest just above our guttering. Very efficient indeed, within an hour
after the treatment I never saw anymore


Mr Thomas Flack

Pest Control Crawley

I don't normally do reviews but as I was so impressed with the service we received I thought it only fair to let people know. Michael arrived as per our appointed time, He was professional and courteous throughout the visit. He did a thorough check of the site and explained what we would need to do to remove our pesky problem. the follow up was again very professional as I had received all the documentation I required well within 24 hours including MSDS (Health & Safety)sheets. Well done Pestforce, it's a thumbs up from me.

May 2017


Craig Marsden

Michael attended to my unwanted bees nest the morning after my call. He is highly professional and a thoroughly nice chap. I would recommend him without hesitation..


Steve Chinn

Very professional and friendly. We will definitely use your services in the future for any pests the estate gets.


Elisa whittaker

I used Michael from Pest Force to get rid of some very annoying birds in my roof. Michael came out the same day as my call within a few hours. Michael was very friendly and sorted the issue within a couple of hours. Would highly recommend and I will be saving his number for the future.



Micheal thanks for your services. You are a very professional and patient person .


Neisha pringle

Michael gave excellent service in a friendly but professional manner. He took time time explain what he was going to do and how he was going to do it.
Would highly recommend.


Toby grigg

Michael was very professional and we understood everything he was doing and the problem has been sorted.

very satisfied with the prompt service

Thanks Trevor


Trevor Joy

Contacted Michael, he came out the same day as had a problem with a Rat in the garden.

Very professional and explained everything about what he would be doing. He gave me some calling cards which I will definitely pass onto friends and family as would recommend Michael from Pestforce.


Tracey Joy

Pest Control in Crawley

Great customer service, defo put client at ease and was very prompt, efficient and helped sort the problem with excellent guidance.

April 2017



Absolutely wonderful service. Michael went above & beyond. He was so kind & helpful. 2nd visit helped get cats to car & search for 2 kittens. Thank you so much.

April 2017


Mrs James

Commercial Pest Control Solution in Crawley

Michael has been so helpful in eradicating our problem, he is extremely courteous and professional, the problem was solved following the first visit, but Michael still came back on two further occasions to check progress and ensure there would be no ongoing issue, I am very happy to highly recommend using his service.

April 2017


Tracy Smith

Domestic Rodent Control job

Michael, just to let you know all is rat free in the house. Will definitely recommend you and use you again if we need.

Many thanks  Mark, Ang + Molly

March 2017


Mark + Ang

Squirrels in Loft in Redhill

Very professional calm approach to a stressful situation with Squirrels causing mayhem in my loft space. Dealt with the problem speedily, efficiently and most importantly humanely.
I will not hesitate to call again should the need arise.

Kind Regards

David M, Merstham, Redhill

March 2017


Mr David M

24 Hour
01293 974 032

Areas Covered

Betchworth, Billingshurst, Burgess Hill, Crawley, Dorking, Forest Row, Gatwick, Godstone, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lingfield, Oxted, Pulborough, Redhill, Reigate

Counties Covered

Surrey, West Sussex

Postcodes Covered

RH1, RH2, RH3, RH4, RH5, RH6, RH7, RH8, RH9, RH10, RH11, RH12, RH13, RH14, RH15, RH16, RH17, RH18, RH19, RH20

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