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Pestforce Reading

Franchise Owner: Tim James & Claire Skates

Contact Mobile: 01184 300 434

Contact Mobile: Text Tim 07944 636 092

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Welcome to Pestforce Pest Control Reading.

Our company is owned and run by Tim James, a local and expert pest controller based in Reading.

We offer effective pest control for residential and commercial properties to help you combat pest problems across Reading. 


  • DBS checked
  • Fully insured
  • Fully trained and qualified
  • BPCA member

We hope this gives you peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands when you reach out for our help.

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So, are you experiencing any strange noises and having sleepless nights due to pests? And want to speak to a local Reading pest controller? Call me, Tim James, on 01184 300 434 anytime.

Pest Control Services in Reading

We offer practical, fast and cost-effective pest control services to all our customers in Reading. 

Pests we commonly deal with:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Wasps and wasps’ nests
  • Bees and bees’ nests
  • Squirrels
  • Birds and pigeons
  • Bed bugs
  • Spiders
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Moths

Residential Pest Control

We understand that residential pest control is imperative when it comes to protecting your home from unwanted pests.

Household pests, for example, ants, mice, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, spiders and flying insects, can cause a lot of expensive damage to your property and, more significantly, pose major health risks to your entire family and pets.

The following are some of the residential pest control services we offer:

  • Roofing pest control
  • Garden pest control
  • Home pest control
  • Loft pest control

Commercial pest control

Commercial pest control is crucial for every business owner, especially if you are looking for ways to be over your competition.

Pests can cause significant damages, ruin your reputation and prevent customers from considering you as a possible resource.

Our commercial pest control services can help protect your business from pests by eliminating them even before an infestation begins.

The following are some of the commercial pest control services we offer:

  • Office pest control
  • Shop and retail pest control
  • Restaurant and takeaway pest control
  • Clinical practice pest control
Regardless of the type of pest you are dealing with, listed on this page or not, contact our Pestforce Pest Control Reading team on 01184 300 434. We are a British Pest Control Association member and are widely preferred as the best pest control company in Reading. Contact us today on 01184 300 434, and let us help you eradicate your pest problem.

Reading Rat Control

Reading rat control is essential if you want to avoid various diseases, which rats usually transmit. Rats can be very persistent and, if not dealt with, can gain access into your business or home and spread diseases, cause substantial damage and contaminate food.

They can also damage your home's insulation, chew on walls, cause fire by chewing on electric cable, and, more seriously, destroy the building structures by burrowing.

Besides, just having rats in your yard can pose a significant health risk since kids and pets visit those areas. Our rat control technicians are well experienced and have the necessary knowledge to get rid of your rat issue. We can also rat-proof your property to get rid of your rat problem permanently.

It doesn’t matter the type of infestation you are struggling with; our well-trained team will help you. We have dealt with every kind of rat infestation, from outdoor to indoor infestation. So, if you are having a problem with rats in your home or business in Reading, contact us now on 01184 300 434.

Reading Mice Control

Reading mice control is crucial if you want to keep your house clean. Just imagine the disturbing feeling of opening your pantry only to realise that there could be mice visitors in there.

Not only have they nibbled on your beloved grocery, but they have had the bravery to leave behind some more evidence of their presence.

Mice might look cute; however, they are dangerous and pose a severe health risk to your family. And during colder months, mice tend to look for shelter indoors, either in your home or business. Pestforce pest control can help you.

Our Reading pest control technicians are ready to help you eliminate your mice problem and keep your home and business clean.

We can offer a long-term solution to your mice issue; get the help of our Reading mice control experts and call us on 01184 300 434 now.

Reading Squirrel Control

Reading squirrel control is vital if you want to protect your property. Squirrels might be small and cute; however, they can cause a homeowner substantial damage and plenty of anguish.

Squirrels can chew their way into your home during colder months in an effort to get in.

In serious cases, squirrels can cause a fire by striping the protective cover from wires. So, the best thing is to get an early intervention from our Reading squirrel control services.

There are two main types of squirrels in the UK: the red squirrel, which is native to the UK and prefers conferred forest, and the grey squirrel, which is highly adaptable and invasive. Usually, grey squirrels are considered destructive as they tend to strip away backs from trees.

If you have a squirrel problem and need our Reading squirrel control services, contact us today on 01184 300 434.

Reading Wasp Nest Removal

Reading wasp control and wasp nest removal are essential when it comes to sting-proofing your yard during summer.

Wasps are usually known for their aggression as well as viciousness; they can deliver a painful sting. And did you know that a single wasp queen can lay up to 100 eggs at a go?

Just one wasp is enough to set your home for a wasp infestation if the problem is not deal with as soon as possible.

And if you are thinking of handling the wasp problem on your own, you might want to back off, wasps are easily agitated, and you need the help of our Reading wasp control experts that are fully equipped to help get rid of the disturbing wasps in or around your home or even business.

Currently, there are over 30,000 different species of wasp that have been recognised globally. They are productive and diversified insects. This makes our Reading wasp nest removal services even more significant in Reading in and around summer.

If you discover a wasp nest on your business premises or home, it is best to avoid getting rid of them yourself. Instead, get the help of our Reading wasp nest removal team. Call Pestforce Pest Control Reading today on 01184 300 434. Our well-trained wasp nest removal experts will make sure that the wasp nest is handled and removed in a safe and highly efficient manner.

Reading Bird Control and Pigeon Proofing

You might be wondering why Reading bird control is important. Birds, primarily pigeons, are common in Reading. And while a perching bird might seem fantastic at first sight, the truth is that they present a big problem.

Bird droppings have been found to carry parasites and over 50 illnesses that can be transmitted to humans. On the other hand, birds can leave behind nests that can damage property in many ways.

Getting rid of pigeons can be more complicated than it looks. This is usually because they have an inherent homing impulse that drives them to be attached to their built nesting sites.

Pigeons can harm the status of your business and can cause damage to the air conditioning units as well as any rooftop appliances.

At Pestforce Pest Control, we are well aware of the protected bird species, and we can advise you on the subject. Contact our Reading bird control crew to solve the bird problem before it becomes an infestation.

Reading Bed Bug Control

If you suspect bed bugs might be biting you, there is no time to waste. Don’t give them the chance to multiply; get the help of our Reading bed bug control service.

We will get rid of them, both at where they are and breed.Bedbugs are unwanted visitors, and it doesn’t matter whether they are in your home or business premises. Because bed bugs are tiny creatures, it can be very easy to miss them.

So if you find yourself scratching bite bumps in the morning or notice some slight shades of blood on your beddings, you might be having a bed bug problem.

Early bed bug detection is the key to preventing an infestation; contact us today on 01184 300 434 for our Reading bed bug control services.

Reading Cockroach Control

Professional Reading cockroach control is the best way to treat cockroaches and avoid further damage to your property.

Cockroaches are commonly known for spreading illnesses and pose a major health risk to your family. Besides, cockroach dropping has been associated with other health risks like childhood asthma and eczema.

Contact our Pestforce Reading cockroach control team to get help now. We have a team of qualified technicians that can deal with your cockroach problem.

If you suspect you might have a cockroach problem, don’t hesitate and call us today for our Reading cockroach control services now on 01184 300 434. We will deliver a targeted treatment method for your home or business.

Reading Flea Control

Fleas are a common problem in homes in Reading, especially those that have pets. However, you might realise you have a problem with fleas even without having pets. Besides, the previous homeowner might have had pets.

More so, fleas can be carried by other animals like foxes, squirrels, rabbits, mice and rats. So if you experience some flea bites or suspect your pets have fleas, the best thing to do is contact our Reading flea control team.

Our professional flea control team will do an inspection and advice you on the way forward to eradicating the flea problem. Contact Tim for Reading flea control services today if you think fleas are causing you and your family sleepless nights.

Other Reading Pest Services

The above pests are just a list of the pests we control and treat.

Other common pests that might be found in your compound that we treat include;

  • Moles
  • Silverfish
  • Moths
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Hornets
  • Cluster Flies

Recent Jobs

Woodlice find haven in a basement home in Reading, RG1, 9th November 2022

Pestforce Pest Control Reading received a call and attended a basement home in Reading where the occupants were becoming overwhelmed and frustrated by the increasing number of woodlice sharing their home. Our team carried out an initial assessment of the property, paying close attention to the darker areas of the rooms. Numerous woodlice were present in the kitchen, hallway, and lounge. Dark, damp conditions are perfect for woodlice, with this being a basement home, the humidity level also provides an ideal environment for them to thrive. We agreed on a woodlouse treatment program which commenced the same day, all affected rooms were treated with a licensed insecticide treatment, with additional attention given to all cracks and crevices which will harbour woodlice. Our recommendations also included the use of a dehumidifier, which will help with the humidity. We are confident that the woodlouse treatment and dehumidifier will prevent further issues with woodlice in the basement home.

Mouse in the house causes a fright in Reading, RG31, 17th September 2022

Pestforce Pest Control Reading received a call from a frightened occupant who had seen a mouse in her house in Reading, furthermore a second deceased rodent was then discovered upstairs in a bucket. Our rodent team arrived at the property at an agreed time and an initial survey was carried out. On inspection mice droppings were identified in the kitchen along with a suspected point of entrance, additionally two side attics were also inspected, both of which had evidence of recent rodent activity. An external building was then inspected which once again had suspected points of ingress around some pipework. We commenced a two-part rodent treatment program immediately, with the use of bait in the kitchen and in the side attics, a visit was then scheduled to return in one weeks’ time. We returned to this home for the second and final visit, one mouse had been caught in the kitchen and one mouse in the attic, bait was also taken in the attic. There was no further evidence of recent rodent activity, therefore we were able to remove the baiting products and the traps, and with the use of rodent proof mesh, we filled in the points of entrance to prevent a further infestation occurring in this property.

Rats in property in Reading, RG30 - July 22

Pestforce Pest Control Readinghave recently completed the riddance of rats in a property in Reading. Customer had called after her Nan had a fall after seeing a rat in the kitchen. A three part rodenticide treatment was put in place. After the riddance of the rodents proofing was carried out to prevent rodent issues in the further. Customer was over the moon with work carried out as cares were able to continue their visits. 

Ants at wedding venue in Reading, RG7 - June 2022

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have recently completed a successful Insecticidal treatment for the riddance of ants. A spray treatment was carried out along with dusting along all door Crevices. Ant bait stations were placed Discreetly for Continued treatment. 

Rats running wild in the cavities in Reading, RG8 - 20th May 2022

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have recently just completed a successful treatment for the riddance of rats. Customer had called after hearing the rats in the cavity walls. Pestforce Reading came out to investigate and put in place a three-part treatment using Rodenticide and tracking dust. We were able to Successfully identify where the rodents were gaining access and work was carried out internally and externally once treatment was complete to prevent the problem Recurring. Customer was delighted they could finally have a peaceful night's sleep!

Rats running riot in kitchen in Reading town centre, 30th April 2022

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have recently completed an effective rat removal from a property based in the centre of Reading . Customer had got in touch after his tenants had seen rats in the kitchen. A three-part treatment was put into action using rodenticide and with the aid of tracking dust we were able to establish where the rats were gaining access and at the end of treatment Successfully block all Ingress points. Customer was happy with the work carried and the actions taken to prevent further infestations. 

Rats in new kitchen extension in Reading,  22nd October 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have recently completed a rodent riddance treatment alongside extensive drainage works to completely rid a refurbished home of a serious rat problem. The rat problem arose soon after their home extension was complete with scratching noises being heard in their new kitchen walls. We investigated the issue and uncovered a drainage related issue where the waste pipe had not been capped off. We carried out extensive remedial works on top of our regular treatment and successfully capped the drain. Within a day of capping of the drains, the residents were no longer hearing anymore noises. Another property back to being rodent free.

Pest control contract for food packaging company in Reading, 15th October 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have just finished setting up a pest control contract for a commercial property which is used by a bespoke food packaging company. They required a comprehensive pest control contract consisting of monthly routinte visits in order to become SALSA registered. At this moment there is no evidence of any pest activity of any kind and the company willl recieved regular digital treatment reports to have on file to show this. We will be monitoring for rodent and insect activity for the rest of the year. 

Mole control for brand new landscape garden in Reading, 10th October 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have completed a mole control plan within a week with great success. A family just outside Reading had recently had their immaculate lawn and flowerbeds relayed when they started having an issue with mole hills popping up. We attended as soon as could and strategically set 10x mole traps throughout the garden. Within 2 visits the mole problem was gone with 2 moles successfully caught. The client was delighted that their new garden had been restored and was no longer under attack. 

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Wasp nest removal for builders in Reading, 27th September 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading recieved a call from a commercial construction firm in Reading after their workers had started to get stung by an angry wasp nest. Scaffolding had been erected for us to use and by the next day the wasp nest had been effectively treated and the builders could get back to work constructing their new build home project. 

Severe bedbug infestation in flat in Reading, RG30, 20th September 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading were called out to a help a client with a severe bedbug infestation in their flat in Reading. We attended the same day to survey and was able to book in for treatment of the property the same week. In total 4 rooms were treated for the insects across an initial spray treatment and a follow up treatment 2 weeks later. We also used our ULV fogging machine to help enhance our treatment’s effectiveness at eradicating the pest problem. Insect monitors have been left but so far the property has been reported to be bedbug free.

Fleas in carpet in Reading, RG6 - 2nd September 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading had a call from a local estate agents we work with regarding a flea problem at one of their properties. As the previous tenants had pets they had managed to leave behind cat fleas and quickly the whole home became infested. With the new tenants away on holiday they called us in at the perfect time. We treated the whole house with with residual insecticide focussing on carpeted areas, upstairs, bedrooms and sofa. We followed up our spray treatment with ULV fogging post treatment (fumigation). Now the new tenants are flea free and are no longer getting bitten. 

Non toxic rodent and wasp treatment for outdoor venue in Reading, RG7 - 27th August 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading have recently effectively dealt with a series of pest related issues at an outdoor venue site which needed us to use only non toxic treatment methods. To deal with their mice infestation we used snap traps securely set within bait stations. After 3 visits this mouse problem was dealt with. On top of this we dealt with their ongoing wasp problem through the use of natural lures. These lures were placed just away from the kitchen/ bar area and meant that the wasps congregated away from the staff / customers and made the venue a far more pleasant and wasp free zone. Always call your local pest control professionals, we will happily deal with your pest problem in a way that suits you. 

Moles in Mapledurham - July 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading completed a mole job today in Mapledurham, RG4. After trying another pest control company without success, they called Pestforce Pest Control after reading our rave reviews. Two visits later, the moles and their mole hills have gone and the customers lawn is back to its former glory.

Ants in Reading - July 2021

Pestforce Pest Control Reading, where called out by a local estate agent to deal with an Ant problem in a communal kitchen in one of their rental properties on the Oxford Road, Reading. Pleased to say after a short treatment, with Ant Gel and Ant Lures this problem is now fully resolved and the estate agent and landlord have been extremely proactive with the advice given to them to hopefully insure the problem will not return.

Scratching noises in Reading - June 2020

Pestforce Pest Control where called out to a pub in Reading as they had heard scratching noises in the loft. I attended to see signs of rat activity, so I placed traps and trays of bait as part of my complete Pest control treatment service. After 30 days I had a very happy customer who is now rat free.

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Areas Covered

Please find below a list of the areas that Pestforce Reading covers.

If you do not find your area listed, please call on 01184 300 434 as I still may be able to help, or may know a more local pest controller.

Locations Covered

Aldermaston, Berkshire, Burghfield, Calcot, Caversham, Crowthorne, Emmer Green, Goring, Hurst, Kidmore End, Pangbourne, Reading, Shinfield, Silchester, Sonning, Thatcham, Theale, Tilehurst, Twyford, Warfield, Wargrave, Whitley, Winnersh, Wokingham, Woodcote, Woodley, Woolhampton

Postcodes Covered

RG1, RG2, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7, RG8, RG10, RG30, RG31, RG40, RG41, RG45

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