Welcome to Pestforce Pest Control Croydon.
Serving Croydon, Mitcham, Caterham, Shirley, Purley, Warlingham and all CR postcodes.
There are so many pests, far too many to list however below is an example of the more common ones we deal with on a regular basis.
Our Expertise is:
- Mice & rats
- Bedbugs and fleas (treatments that work!)
- And more
Qualified and Trusted Advice
We are passionate about helping you be free, as quickly as possible from your pest control problem. Some pest control issues, however, do need more than one treatment but rest assured, before we start any work we will consult with you fully, so that you can make an informed choice.
We hold the industry standard qualification, Level 2 ‘Pest Control & Management’ awarded by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). This qualification has to be completed to a high standard and within 12 months of starting the course.
It deals with all pests as well as the safe use of chemicals.
As part of our continuing professional development, we regular attend and complete specialist courses including:
- Insect identification
- Rodent control and prevention
- Pesticides including regular up-date training
Our work is fully insured as we carry Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5 million.
Many Happy Customers Too!
The best way to choose a company to complete such an important job as pest control is to see how many happy customers we have! We complete pest control assignments with all domestic customers, in the home and outside, whether in the garden, sheds, garages or outbuildings.
Many business customers are also now pest free or have their pest problem controlled and managed, with on-going contracts:
- Educational establishments such as schools, colleges, children’s nurseries, universities etc.
- Local authority work including housing, public and community amenities
- Sports clubs and facilities – football, rugby and cricket grounds, golf courses, bowling greens etc.
- We work with letting agents, estate agents, private landlords, housing associations, secure units, care homes, nursing homes, B&Bs, hotels and more.
- Food outlets - we have worked with local cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops, supermarkets, fast food outlets and many others (*discretion assured)
- Industrial units such as warehouses, factories and other industrial units such as vehicle compounds, haulage companies, storage facilities.
- Other customers include office blocks, caravan parks, mobile home parks, stately homes and the surrounding grounds, building sites, garden centres and various recreational park areas.
Our Featured Pest of the Week – The Cockroach
The sight of a cockroach scuttling along the edge of your kitchen floor is enough to send you into a panic. Cockroaches are one of the oldest living insects on earth, with over 3,000 documented species. The good news is that in the UK, we only deal with 3 species on a regular basis – American, German and Oriental. There is very little difference between these three types, they are all more or less the same size and similar in colour.
Cockroaches, like most insect infestations, are attracted to sources of food. These tiny insects can eat a huge amount of food compared to their small body mass. In environments where there is no water – such as empty houses or other buildings – clues to their existence can be found in small, dark brown droppings or dust, usually found around edges of the room. In places where they do have access to water, you may see brown ‘smears’ on the floor or worktops. Cockroaches can prevent significant hazards to health as they spread salmonella and also coat surfaces, and any uncovered food or other equipment with an unpleasant secretion that taints food. They also emit an unpleasant musty smell. Cockroaches are nocturnal, so you may spot them fleeing to the edges of the room when a light is switched on at night. If you think you have cockroaches, don’t delay or try to deal with the problem yourself; one or two of this nuisance insects in your home can very quickly become one to two hundred.
We can successfully and quickly deal with the problem and will advise you accordingly of changes you can make to prevent future problems.
Our Recent Jobs in Croydon
Squirrel control in Croydon, CR0 – October 2022
A gutsy squirrel was spotted leaping around a warehouse in Croydon. A squirrel crossing the path of warehouse operatives is distracting and a risk to their safety. With the potential for expensive stock to be damaged, Pestforce Pest Control Croydon were called in to control the squirrel which was successfully caught.
Bothered by wasps in Croydon, CR0 – 15th July 2022
Pestforce Croydon was quick to help a customer who couldn’t enter his property without being tormented by wasps. Madly flapping at them by the homeowner had not put them off buzzing around the front door. With years of know-how, we explained frantic squatting encouraged a threated wasp to signal to the colony ‘help, rescue me’. Pestforce Croydon destroyed the wasp nest which was tucked up inside a porch. The customer was able to freely enter his home again within a few hours.
Pest free when buying a new home in South Croydon, CR2 – 12th July 2022
A new homeowner called Pestforce Croydon to survey a new house she was looking to buy after she’d found droppings in a property she’d viewed. The customer wanted peace of mind that she wouldn’t be sharing a new home with mice. Pestforce Croydon attended the same day to survey the whole of the house. A written report was provided to the purchaser and the seller documenting where the entry points were, and what action the seller could take before the sale could proceed. The client went on to leave us a very kind review on our Checkatrade page highlighting our top tier professionalism.
Booklice identified in home in Croydon - February 2021
Residents called us and informed us of these unidentifiable insects in their kitchen. They fowarded over some photos and on inspection we identified the pest was booklice. This is a complicated pest to eradicate and we discussed some treatment options over the phone. We are awaiting their decision and are keen to get on with removing the insects from their property and ensuring they do not return in the future.
Rodents boxed off behind toilet - February 2020
After arranging a visit the previous day, we attended the house of an architecture who had seen rats in his bathroom. We worked out they had been climbing up the pipes from the sewers. The customer had been very proactive and purchased a rat flat he intended on fitting. We agreed to fit the rat flap for him and carry out a 3 part treatment to eradicate the infestation as best we could. We will attended a follow up on request of the customer or at least by next week.
Student accomodation rodent infestation - February 2020
Pestforce attended a student accommodation flat in Debtford for a rodent infestation. The resident was hearing scatching in the walls during the night. After inspecting the flat we noticed a large hole under the kitchen units where we decided to place bait. Further inspection of the garden area found an uncapped pipe which was the most likely entry point being used. We reported this to the landlord to be resolved before our next visit.
Mice infestation at sports retailer, Croydon - December 2019
Pestforce Pest Control were called out by a sports retailer store to help with their mice infestation in their stockroom. This infestation showed all the obvious signs from a just a brief initial inspection with plenty of entry points, smear marks and half eaten food sources. We carried out a thorough treatment of the store to ensure the infestation was eradicated and provide recommendations to the store manager to ensure the problem does not arise again. May be looking at bringing us in for a pest control contract in the future...fingers crossed.
Wasp nest inside air brick, Croydon - October 2019
Pestforce Pest Control Croydon were callled out by a lady who found a wasp nest in her home. The technician attended on the same day and uncovered that to get to the nest he had to remove the vent which was leading to the bedroom. He treated the nest and came back the nest day to remove and ensure all wasp activity had ceased. Another day, another pest problem solved by Pestforce. A happy customer and all.
Wasp nest found in air brick - June 2019
Pestforce were called out by a customer who had a serious wasp problem at their property. The technician arrived the same day to treat the nest. To treat the nest the technician utilised Bayer flying insect control. Activity at the nest soon ceased. Customer was most pleased.