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Pestforce South East London

Steve Turner

Southeastlondon@pest-force.co.uk

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Customer Reviews

Pestforce South East London is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 57 customer reviews.

Welcome to Pestforce South East London Pest Control - serving all SE Postcodes.

From the shoreline of the Thames to the foothills of Crystal Palace, Pestforce will control your pest problems. 

Steve Turner is the senior pest controller serving south of the river Thames. For almost two decades Steve has been managing vermin and insect infestations in homes, schools, shops, pubs, clubs, places to eat, offices and churches across all SE postcodes. 

Whilst we’d rather they did not share our spaces with them, pests have a long tie with humans and are here to stay, despite our best efforts.  With few urban predators, bountiful food supply and diverse ecological conditions, our pesky urban residents take advantage from our lifestyles and the rich pickings from our city.

Click on the links below to find out more about common pests across London’s Southern Boroughs.

MICE    RATS    SQUIRRELS    BED BUGS    FLEAS    WASPS    BEES    COCKROACHES    PIGEONS    

TESTIMONIALS    OUR SERVICE    TOWNS  

Put 'Steve PEST' in your contact list and call him on 0208 088 0326. Alternatively, fill out the Request a Callback form above which will be sent as a text to Steve; you'll be helping make sure he has your correct contact details. Steve can answer your pest questions if send an email to  Southeastlondon@pest-force.co.uk.

Mice

House mice are the conquering heroes of pests in SE London and Steve’s most common call out.  

Ever since we’ve been holed up in caves, mice have been caching in on a human civilisation.  Instinctively fearful of prey and needing protection from the harshness of the British weather, city-born mice have found a shortcut to an easier life than their countryside cousins - our cosy homes.  Pre-built access pipes lead straight into Mouse Utopia where good food and shelter is it in abundance.

Q: How can I tell if I have mice?  A: Use your senses of sight, smell and sound to detect an infiltration of mice.

You'll know you h ave squatters by the patter of tiny feet at night.  Squeaking is the conversation of a mischief of mice and brawling youngsters.

Droppings found in t he tidiest of cupboards, along skirtings, or on surface tops, are a major clue you have mice.  Small and dark, about the size of a grain of rice, they can be scattered everywhere that a mouse has zipped along.

A musty smell is a tell-tale sign that you might have a house mouse.  As a pheromone trail, they constantly leak urine wherever they go.  Despite the potential for disease, there is no real cause for alarm.  Cleaning up droppings with a disinfectant spray and making your house as mouse proof as possible should be enough.

The hidden confines of a cupboard, snug bedding of loft insulation, runways under the floorboards, the climbable inner surface of cavity walls, even a toy box, provide the perfect home.

The house mouse can fit through any gap big enough to poke a pencil through.  In the human jungle, mice explore every nook and cranny nibbling anything to see if it is edible, including power cables.  They chew clean cuts through wood, paper and clothing.  If you find gnawing debris such as wood shavings, shredded paper, holes in containers, holes under counters and holes around pipes, it's highly likely you've got sitting tenants.

You may see greasy smear marks as mice rub along their routes, particular around holes or around corners.

Our food is perfect for a mouse's high metabolism.  Mice live in the fast lane burning up huge amounts of calories, so they have appetites to match.  As expected, London’s mice make up their home within a few metres from food.  Just a few crumbs and an untidy cupboard to nest in are enough. 

City slicker mice are nocturnal so are frustratingly hard to see, nibbling on food left out at night or vanishing the moment you appear.  If you see a cheeky mouse during the day, it could indicate there is a large population is blooming within your home.  Mice are prolific breeders; in a matter of weeks, a few mice can become a dozen.

Steve’s trained eye will detect if you have mice and lay down a deadly assault course to battle their demise.  Call Steve on 0208 088 0326 now.

Rats

Brown rats are a big issue in South East London.  The River Thames has long been a major rat-magnet.  But lately, rats have been thriving more than ever due to construction work for the 2012 Olympics and Thameslink.  Rats are beneath your feet in the old London sewer tunnels and The Underground, feeding all day and night rubbish buffets, and sheltering in derelict buildings, our attics and our gardens.  We may not like it, but the SE postcodes are a perfect home for rats.  

Our rattie neighbours have bulky round faces, sturdy paws and thick spaghetti tails.  Although Steve cannot confirm sightings of monster rats as speculated in the Press, he regularly comes across rats with bodies as large as his size 9 boots.

Rats can cause pricey and treacherous structural damage.  A rat's front teeth can grow 5 inches in a year. That's why they're always gnawing on things to grind them down such as water pipes, gas pipes and electrical cables.

Nasty infections, such as Weil’s disease, listeria, hantavirus, toxoplasma gondii and salmonella can be spread through rat urine.

Dribbling pee is part of a rat’s behaviour.  Urine-marking is a passport to communicate information about its age, social status, individual identity, current stress level, index spatial knowledge and acts as a sexual advertisement.  Dark scent marks can be found on easily walked on surfaces such as bricks.

The Cockney big squealers' success lays in its adaptability to our urban sprawl and its prolific rate of breeding.  Reaching sexual maturity at 2-3 months, a female rat, under a vacuum environment, could have 15,000 pups by the end of a year.  But the mortality rate is high with few rats reaching two years old.

If you hear scratching or pitter pattering noises in the attic during the night, it could be rats.  They can use loft insulation as a downy bed for a siesta.  As cold weather bites, rats tend to move indoors during October and November.  Other noises in ceiling voids could be the tail bangs, hissing and shrieking of rats boxing.

The fuzzy undercover agents hardly ever scurry further than 300 feet from their burrows or nests when searching for food and water.  Feeding at night, rats can eat 50g of food a day and will eat almost anything a human eats.

Rats are expert climbers able to scale vertical surfaces such as cavity walls and bounding under floorboards.  Using their whiskers to judge widths, rats elongate their flexible bodies through tight spaces.

Rats can swim along the network of sewers, darting through a damaged waste pipe into the home.  They have been known to wriggle up the U-bend into toilet bowls. 

You may not want to watch this whilst sitting on the toilet!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO TO SHOW HOW FLEXIBLE RATS ARE

As a survival strategy, rats are neophobic meaning they are very wary of unfamiliar objects or new foods.  A rat will try a small amount of a new food the first time to see if makes them feel ill.  This learned food aversion tactic makes using poisons a slower process than some impatient humans would like.

In the garden, rats dig into grassy banks or burrow under dry sheds and decking.  They can be attracted to food dropped from bird feeders.  Rats can be controlled in the garden, but it’s best to use Steve’s expertise to ensure other wildlife is kept safe. 

Rats can be particularly ferocious and dangerous, especially if cornered or if food is in short supply.  Steve has taken a few defensive bites himself over the years so he has come to know how best to approach rats. 

Much like of the extensive use of antibiotics in humans is helping create strains of hardy 'superbugs', the use of rodenticides is creating colonies of poison-resistant 'super rats'.  Steve has the pest control industry knowledge of what methods and products are going to work best to control a thriving rattie population.

To avoid a rat’s puncturing bites, don’t try and deal with it yourself.  Call Steve on 0208 088 0326 pronto.

Squirrels

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Bed Bugs

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Fleas

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Cockroaches

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Wasps

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Bees

Relocate a swarm of honey bees in the first instanceThe majority of bees, particularly honey bees and bumble bees, are important beneficial insects.  Playing a key role in the ecosystem, their preservation is vital. Steve would not consider bees a pest and the destroying of a bees nest is the very last resort.  If the honey bees are not causing a nuisance or a threat, they can be left alone.

Every steps should be made beforehand to consider relocating any bees nest or swarm of bees.  In the first instance, contact a beekeeper.  Visit the British Beekeeper Association www.bbka.org.uk  to find your nearest beekeeper.

Any decision to eradicate a bee's nest is not taken lightly.  It may be necessary to take control of an established nest during the winter months when honey cells are capped and honey stores are at their lowest levels.  A treatment can also be dependent on whether it is possible to close off the entrance(s) to the nest after treatment.  Steve would need to conduct a survey to establish these criteria, the risk to humans and the danger of inadvertently destroying other bee colonies.

Pigeons

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Our Service

When you call us, you'll get....

  • A quick and safe response
  • Friendly service
  • Experienced technician
  • A free no obligation quote

When we work for you, you can relax because you're totally protected. Everything our experienced and friendly operators do for you is Insured and Guaranteed.

But please don't just take our word for it. .....

We've had the pleasure of helping thousands of customers in South East London with their Pest Control problems.

Towns

Just some towns we serve in South East London: Greenwich, Lewisham, Eltham, Plumstead, Woolwich, Waterloo, Thamesmead, Forest Hill, Charlton, Southwark, Bermondsey, Peckham, Dulwich, Brockley, Sydenham, Penge, Catford, Deptford, Camberwell, Norwood, Blackheath, Walworth, Kennington, Lamberth, Abbey Wood and all surrounding SE Areas,

So whether it's your house, your garden, your farm, your football pitch, your golf course, your bowls lawn, your cricket pitch ...... or even your own private runway that's being affected, by now you'll realise your Pest problems are in safe hands with us.

If you're worried about your pets ......... don't be. Pest and pets might be spelt with the same letters, but we understand the way you feel about them is very different. ...... We always make sure that whatever we do to tackle your pest problem is pet-friendly.

How can we be so sure we'll tackle your problems effectively?

Because our highly trained operators have access to a wide range of different pest control solutions and a specialised laboratory to help us diagnose those really rare pests that occasionally pop up and give us on the spot advice if we need it.

So let's get moving. The sooner you pick the phone and call us, the sooner your pest problems will be just an unpleasant memory.

Pestforce South East London are available for all residential, commercial, and agricultural jobs in London, South East London covering towns and cities such as:]

Abbey Wood, Anerley, Bankside , Beckenham, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Blackheath, Brockley, Camberwell , Catford, Charlton, Chinbrook, Crofton Park , Crossness, Crown Point, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Deptford , Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Eltham, Evelyn, Falconwood , Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Grove Park, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak, Horn Park, Kennington, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lee, Lewisham, Longlands, Loughborough Junction, Maze Hill, Mottingham, New Cross, New Eltham, Newington, Norwood, Nunhead, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Penge, Plumstead, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, South Bank, South Norwood, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Sydenham, Sydenham Hill, Thamesmead, Tulse Hill, Upper Norwood, Vauxhall, Walworth, West Dulwich, West Heath, West Norwood, Westcombe Park, Western Ladywell, Woolwich

Put 'Steve PEST' in your contact list and call him on 0208 088 0326.

Alternatively, fill out the Request a Callback form which will be sent as a text to Steve; you'll be helping make sure he has your correct contact details.

Steve can answer your pest questions if send an email to  Southeastlondon@pest-force.co.uk.

Testimonials

Testimonials

I am most impressed with the service, the visits were prompted by discovery of mouse droppings in kitchen.
Steve made 3 calls and having laid traps found no evidence of current mouse activity.
Reaction to my initial enquiry was prompt,charges were well explained and the area was left in clean and tidy state.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the company and/or using them again.

5

Michael Jackson

Steve was very helpful and really put my mind at rest.

5

Charlotte

Steve is reliable, efficient and knowledgeable.

5

Christine White

Steve explained what was needed and carried out the task efficiently. If we need further help we will certainly be in touch.

5

Anthony White

Very helpful and willing to help. You always know you are going to get a good reliable service from Steve.

5

Barry Howard

Very good and friendly service.

5

Andy Denniss

Steve Turner - information provided on initial contact was first class. Service provided on 2 visits was specific, as quoted and most importantly effective. Excellent customer service

4.5

C Jackson

Steve was very helpful, kept us informed of his time of arrival. Explained clearly what he would be doing to eradicate the wasp nest. He was very courteous and explained billing and report.

5

David Matheson

Was very pleased with the service that Steve provided both courteous and informative.
If I ever have problems again then I would not hesitate to call on you for Steve's services again.

5

Tommy Mackinnon

Prompt,professional,efficient. Strongly recommend. Top rating.

5

Geoffrey Thomas

Extremely pleasant and professional man. Would thoroughly recommend the company.

5

Sharon Ross

Steve was great, turned up within a couple of hours of calling and has sorted the Wasp nest very quickly indeed

5

Dave

Such a wonderful gentleman, was happy to answer all our questions. He was not only considerate to us but to our neighbours as well. Most important of all, he came the day after we called Pest force and did a thorough job

5

Fatima Sheikh

Very knowledgeable and sympathetic operative most helpful explained everything he was doing recommend

5

John kemp

Called PestForce to assist with a wasp issue. Steve answered quickly and came around the next day. He was quick and efficient. Prices were very competitive and I would use him again.

5

Sri

Good professional service, steer clear of the cowboys and use pest force.

5

Dave Pender

Steve turned up less than an hour after I called, advised on the best course of action, and solved our problem, all done with a smile. A lovely chap, and a great service.

5

Mike

Visit and Work done in a professional manner.

4.5

Lucy (NWES)

Steve was efficient, effective and importantly for me, very reassuring and unfazed with the prospect of ridding the house of wasps and nest. He arrived quickly, assessed the job thoroughly and carried out operation wasp kill with ruthless efficiency.

5

Stuart Kemp

What a great guy. Totally assured and good at his job. I’m really pleased he came exactly when I said, and advised what was needed.

5

John Blackwell

Steve arrived earlier than expected which was a blessing in disguise, and immediately tackled and dealt with my problem (wasp nest) he was explicit regarding safety measures and I would not hesitate to use his services again if necessary. 5* Steve

5

fred webster

Did not expect him to arrive within an hour of me leaving a message! Very personable and knowledgeable. Finished the job efficiently and with good humour.

4.5

Carolyn Dew

From making the call at the weekend, asking for help with a wasps' nest, to the job being done 2 days later, it has all been very efficient. I was kept advised of when the call to the house would be made, which was very quickly after the first request, and it was all carried out with the minimum of fuss. Would definitely use a again.

5

Nicky Bedford

Steve was incredibly helpful and went out of his way to resolve the problems that we had. He is both experienced and knowledgeable. I was very grateful for his expert advice and assistance.

5

Karen M

Always available, reliable and does an amazing job

5

Phillip

Really glad I picked Steve. He was professional, considerate and reassuring, and non judgemental. He provided a good service, and I trusted his opinion. He got rid of the mice!! Thanks Steve.

5

Laura

Very happy with the service. He was very friendly and very quick at taking care of the problem we were having.

5

Alicia

I received great service and advice from Steve Turner.

5

Ellie

Thank you for a great service and sending a friendly helpfull pest person will not hesitate to recommend your company in the future many thanks

5

Mark golding

Steve has been very helpful, friendly and professional on each visit. Will recommend and contact Steve at pestforce again in the future if required.

5

Sana U

Even though unable to treat the problem i had (solitary bees) Steve was very helpful and gave me some advice and contacts to help me going forward.

4.5

Paul

Very good service and took the time to explain things ro me about the peat issue i had.

5

Darren Jumnoodoo

Steve provided a professional service with helpful advice

5

Michael Dowd

Steve was great. He showed professionalism and curtesy throughout his time in my home. His consideration for the safety and welfare of my family was appreciated.

I would have no hesitation in using Steve again.

5

Dan

Great service very pleased. Steve is very professional and friendly. Excellent work, would recommend Steve to others.
I have assumed 5 is the top rating.

5

Martin Hann

Steve came when he said he would. Very thorough in his inspection under my sink and cooker cupboard. On his return we came to the conclusion some of the bate had been taken and some had not been touched. I am very happy to say it appears the mice have gone and I am very pleased with the outcome. Should I have any further problems I will be guide happy to call him in again.

5

Carole Linane

Excellent service!

very highly recommeded

5

Mr Simmonds

Excellent service.. Very knowledgeable and informative

4.5

Elaine J

Would highly recommend Steve Turner. Very helpful . Thank you for sorting out our little problem.

5

PAMELA BROWN

absolutely perfect

5

rob anderson

Really appreciate the reliable and thoughtful service - working to solve our situation thoroughly and cost effectively. Thanks, Steve.

5

Dimitri

Steve was able to locate the three places the mice were using as their M25 round my house and which smelled terrible. Within one visit everything improved and by the third - they were gone along with smell.
Steve was friendly and knowledgeable and didn't make a drama out of a crisis.

4.5

susy hogarth

Very professional, efficient and fair price.

5

Rosita Feysie

I had two appointments with Steve and on both occasions he was helpful and friendly and gave me very good advice.
I will be asking for him back if I ever have a mouse problem again!

5

Martin O'Connor

Great service, prompt, effective and very friendly!
Our rat problem is no more.
Will definitely use again if I have a problem. I would definitely recommend him to everyone for a great service in pest control.

5

Lawrence

Great service provided by Steve, he was very helpful and friendly. Managed to identify the location of the mice problem and put my mind at ease.

Thank you for your quick response and speedy solution.

5

Elizabeth Ogunledun

Good, efficient work done. The problem I had with mice was dealt with thoroughly and effectively. Your rating scheme does not indicate whether 1 or 5 is best or worst. My rating of 5 means best.

5

Carys Jones

Great service, appreciated all the advice and the patience with us making sure that everything was set-up right. Very sensitive to my fiance's pregnancy and great with our two dogs.

I selected 5, I hope that's high (as in good) not low!

5

Frederik Neill

Easy to reach on phone, quick service, friendly, would recommend

5

Lee Bamsey SE7 7TZ

Steve was excellent from the moment he came through the door to completing the job. We cannot recommend enough.
Thank you Steve.

5

Mrs T Kennard

Very friendly & professional


26.10.2016

4

Helene Rendina

Steve is very professional & therefore reassuring. I would recommend Steve every time.


27.01.2016

4

E Blake SE25 5BU

Steve Turner was extremely prompt in answering and in making himself available to come out early the following day to deal with a difficult emergency caused by a squirrel, including damaged cables and loss of power. The quote was reasonable. In the event the squirrel died and it was possible to remove it without Steve's attendance. We were allowed to cancel late without charge but I was left much impressed by Steve's and head offices' response and understanding

5

Robert Leonard

Steve was able to respond more quickly than some of the competitors to our wasp nest problem, and was more competitive than some rivals too. He dealt with the problem efficiently and seems to have stopped the issue. I hope I don't have to contact him again, but if I do with an infestation problem, I definitely will.

4.5

Mr Whittaker SE3

Excellent service from Steve Turner as usual.

Yes I would recommend

5

Steve Fenn WC2N

I wanted to send a message following the visit of Steve Turner to my flat in South East London. Steve came over and did a thorough examination of the loft. He did a great job with really valid and useful advice I wasn't aware of which is extremely appreciated given the situation of having rats. I really recommend him to anyone who has any problems and appreciate his time.

4

Mr Huttner, SE22

I recently had an issue with rats getting into my home and called a few companies to initially get some advice on how to deal with the problem. The technician was by far the most helpful. As a result, I asked him to come and review the situation, which was also affecting the next door neighbours. He made this a priority and came to my home and my neighbours to assess the problem. The advice that he gave us was both constructive and helpful and within 5 hours of his arrival, we caught 2 rats. He also explained at length what he thought the issue was and followed up with a 2nd visit a week later. The technician was approachable, sympathetic but also pragmatic in the way he handled what was an upsetting and stressful problem. I also have huge confidence in his ability to eradicate the problem completely, unlike other pest control companies that I have used in the past. I recommend him highly.

4.5

Siobhan

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Customer Reviews

Pestforce South East London is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 57 customer reviews.


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Areas Covered

Abbey Wood, Anerley, Bankside , Beckenham, Bellingham, Bermondsey, Blackheath, Brockley, Camberwell , Catford, Charlton, Chinbrook, Crofton Park , Crossness, Crown Point, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Deptford , Dulwich, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Eltham, Evelyn, Falconwood , Forest Hill, Gipsy Hill, Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula, Grove Park, Herne Hill, Hither Green, Honor Oak, Horn Park, Kennington, Kidbrooke, Ladywell, Lee, Lewisham, Longlands, Loughborough Junction, Maze Hill, Mottingham, New Cross, New Eltham, Newington, Norwood, Nunhead, Peckham, Peckham Rye, Penge, Plumstead, Rotherhithe, Selhurst, South Bank, South Norwood, Southwark, Surrey Quays, Sydenham, Sydenham Hill, Thamesmead, Tulse Hill, Upper Norwood, Vauxhall, Walworth, West Dulwich, West Heath, West Norwood, Westcombe Park, Western Ladywell, Woolwich

Counties Covered

London, South East London

Postcodes Covered

SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28