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Pest Control South East London

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Pest Control South East London

Pestforce South East London

Bob Sayer

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Welcome to Pestforce Pest Control South East London.

My name is Bob Sayer and I am a highly qualified, experienced, and local pest controller in South East London.

Serving Greenwich, Eltham, Plumstead, Woolwich, Waterloo, Thamesmead and all SE Postcodes. From the shoreline of the Thames to the foothills of Crystal Palace, Pestforce will control your pest problems. 

I have experience 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.

Rest Assured

  • DBS Checked
  • Fully Insured
  • Fully Qualified

When it comes to pest control in South East London, you need the very best. You can be sure I only use ethical, safe, and proven pest control methods. I am also accredited by both the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and CEPA. The latter is the highest possible accreditation in pest control.

As part of the Pestfore brand, I can provide you with the nation’s gold standard in pest control, bringing this locally to South East London. With an average of 4.9/5 from over 10,000+ reviews across all our websites and social channels, you know you can trust the Pestforce brand.

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If you are experiencing a pest problem and want to speak with a local South East London pest controller, then please call me, Bob, on 02080 883 960 anytime.

Pest Control Services in South East London

For fast, efficient, and effective pest control in South East London, call us today. 

Some of the pests I typically tackle are:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Wasp nests
  • Squirrels
  • Birds and pigeons
  • Moles
  • Foxes
  • Bed bugs
  • Spiders
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Moths

Residential Pest Control

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

Commercial Pest Control

  • Restaurant / takeaway pest control
  • Office pest control
  • Medical clinic pest control
  • Building and construction pest control
  • Shop and retail store pest control
If you are experiencing pest issues, whether at work or home, benefit from my 5* rated pest control services in South East London by calling Bob on 02080 883 960.

South East London Rat Control

The sight of a rat will cause anxiety in most people. With my level of experience in rat control in South East London, you can be sure I will be able to get rid of the issue for you in a safe manner, ensuring rats do not return to your home in the future. There are a number of different signs and indications that you may be dealing with a rat issue in your home. Rat droppings are usually one of the biggest indicators. Droppings are typically situated in specific locations, concentrated in one area because rates tend to produce as many as 40 droppings every night. Other signs that you may have an issue with rats in your home or business in South East London include footprints, rat nests, rat holes, scratching noises, and rub marks.

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.

I use a range of techniques, including poison, traps, and bait. Plus, I have dealt with everything from small to mass-scale rat infestations. If you have a rat issue in South East London, simply call me today on 02080 883 960.

South East London Mice Control

The smaller cousin of the rat, mice may appear cute, but you certainly do not want wild mice in your home. As a mouse control expert in South East London, you can be sure that I can help you to keep mice out of your home or business. There are a number of different signs or indications that you may have a mice infestation in South East London. This includes gnawing marks and shredded materials, as well as grease marks on your skirting boards or walls. You are also likely to have noticed small dark droppings. Plus, mice have a very distinct and unusual smell, which is like ammonia. If you have noticed any of these signs, it is important to get in touch with me sooner rather than later for mice control services in South East London. I have many years of training and can easily spot the presence of a mice infestation. I will not only help you to deal with the issue you are experiencing now but I will proof your property to ensure mice do not return in the future.

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.

If you have a mouse issue in your home or business in South East London, simply call me today on 02080 883 960.

South East London Squirrel Control

If you are experiencing issues with grey squirrels in South East London and you require my expert services in South East London squirrel control, please do not hesitate to give me a call for more information. Out of all squirrels in the UK, grey squirrels are the most common type. Despite not being native to our country, they were introduced to the UK from North America during the Victorian era, and they have stuck about ever since. Since grey squirrels arrived, the population of red squirrels has depleted. I have much greater squirrel control options at my disposal when it comes to grey squirrels because the species are not protected. I am happy to answer any of the queries or concerns you may have, as well as schedule a date for a free inspection. I will offer you professional advice on controlling squirrels in your area, including some great assistance when it comes to keeping red squirrels away from your garden and property.

Do you have unwanted squirrel guests appearing in your garden, home, or business? If so, and you want to make the most of my South East London squirrel control services, please call me on 02080 883 960.

South East London Bird Control and Pigeon Proofing

In South East London, it is not uncommon to see lots of birds, particularly pigeons! While most are harmless, they may start to become a worry if they have made a nest on your roof or in your home. If this is the case, my South East London bird control service could be just the thing you need. Pigeons and other types of birds are adaptive creatures. They can adapt in places that are very difficult to reach, including under your solar panels, in your guttering, and in loft spaces. Plus, if they make a big mess if they end up on your property or home! It is important to note, though, that some birds are protected. Therefore, I will always understand what species of birds have invaded your residence so I can give you the correct advice and/or treatment options.

Simply call me today on 02080 883 960 for more information about bird control in South East London.

South East London Wasp Nest Removal

Another issue that I see a lot of people experience in the UK is a wasp invasion! Wasps are very common around the home and garden from July through to October. They can be intimidating, especially when there are many of them or they are angry. Luckily, I am the South East London wasp control expert you need to deal with this issue.

My South East London wasp control service is one of the most popular services I offer, especially in the summer months. I have gotten rid of wasp nests from every place you can imagine, from sheds to rooftops. No matter the size or location, I will be able to safely remove the wasps' nest for you. It is usually quite easy to determine whether or not you have an issue with wasps in your home or business. After all, you will typically see more swarming insects than you usually would. You can often see the wasp nests within a structure on your property. Plus, you may find that you hear buzzing noises quite often. If you have a feeling that you probably do have a wasp’s nest in your home or business, it can be incredibly dangerous to continue living with this in your home, and it can be even more dangerous to try and attempt to remove it yourself. This is something that you should never try to do. You always need a professional to handle this for you, which is why my service is a must.

If you believe there is a wasp nest in your home or business in South East London, please get in touch with me today. I will carry out an inspection free of charge.

South East London Bee Relocation

Bees are incredible insects. They play a hugely important role in nature. However, at the same time, no one wants a bee’s nest inside of their home or business. I can help you to deal with this. I understand how important bees are to the environment, and I will always look to relocate the bees whenever I can. I cannot and will not destroy a bee’s nest in South East London. Instead, I will rehome the bee’s nest, and this is why you need an experienced professional to handle this for you.

If you are looking for expert bee control help in South East London or South East London bee’s nest removal services, then please me us today on 02080 883 960.

South East London Bed Bug Control

If you are experiencing a bed bug issue in your home or hospitality business, there is not a lot that you will be able to do without professional assistance. This is where my South East London bed bug control comes in. Because bed bugs are tiny, you can end up missing them with ease. However, if you are finding bumps or bites on your body, there is a high chance that you have got an issue with bed bugs. Another indication that you may have an issue with bed bugs is if you have started to notice small specks of blood on your sheets.

Don’t let this issue go unresolved. Instead, contact me today on 02080 883 960 for my South East London bed bug control service.

South East London Cockroach Control

Just a simple sighting of a cockroach can be more than enough to make your stomach turn. So, if you have spotted a cockroach in your home or business, you may be starting to feel very worried that there are more cockroaches where that one came from. There is no need to fret, though, as my South East London cockroach control can help to ensure you do not need to have any sleepless nights worrying about cockroaches. I have the qualifications needed to deal with all kinds of cockroaches, from American cockroaches to German cockroaches.

If you have noticed a cockroach in your home, there is no time to waste. Contact me today on 02080 883 960 for South East London cockroach control.

South East London Flea Control

Fleas can be a very common issue for homeowners in and around South East London, especially if you have pets in your family. However, even if you don’t have pets, you could still end up with a flea infestation. There is no need to worry though, as I provide professional South East London flea control.

If you suspect you have fleas in your business or home, the best way to get to the bottom of this is to either catch one yourself, which can be very difficult, or by giving me a call on 02080 883 960 for my South East London flea control service. I will come to your residence and do a free inspection for you.

Other South East London Pest Services

The pests that we mentioned above are some of the most common that we treat in South East London. Other common pests I receive a lot of phone calls about are as follows:

  • Moles
  • Silverfish
  • Moths
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Hornets
  • Cluster Flies
Whether or not the pest you are worried about is listed on this page, please do not hesitate to give Pestforce Pest Control South East London a call on 02080 883 960. I have many years of experience in the industry, and my professional South East London pest control services are widely considered the best in the area.

Recent Jobs

Wasp Nest Removal in Sydenham, SE26, June 2022

After hearing munching sounds behind the wall of their new office cabin, a vigilant customer in Sydenham rang in Pestforce Pest Control South East London for help. We attend and inspected the cabin and after safely climbing on to the roof of the cabin found residue from where wasp had accessed into the insulation of the cabin and had started to build a nest. We were able to quickly and safely eradicate the wasp and the customer was able to return to get back into the cabin office and return to work.

Wasp Control for tenant in Hither Green, SE23, June 2022

A concern tenant in Hither Green who had heard noises coming from his attic and roof called Pestforce Pest Control South East London for help. We arrived and inspected the loft area which was well sealed and there was no clear evidence of any pest activity. Technician eliminated all other possibilities after a thorough inspection and established that wasps were coming in through a small hole below window frame attempting to build a nest. Technician was able to use insecticide to eradicate the nest before it had been fully built. Another happy customer kept ‘Pest Free’ in SE23.

Rat Control in South East London, SE15, June 2022

A concerned tenant rang Pestforce Pest Control South East London when they saw a rat walk across their bedroom floor. They had managed to trap the rat but needed help and advice on proofing and ensuring the problem did not reoccur. Our technician arrived promptly and was able to give some reassuring advice to the customer and was immediately able to find the access point under the toilet in the adjoining bathroom. Our local pest control technician used a combination of steel wool and expanding foam to ensure there was no future possible access. 

Forest Hill Mouse Control, SE23, June 2022

A worried shop owner in Forest Hill SE23 contacted Pestforce Pest Control South East London when they found a cockroach behind some shelving on their premises. They contacted Pestforce SE London who arrived and carried out a thorough inspection. Our technician Bob recognized the cockroach as and Oriental cockroach (that usually mean there may be an issue with drains). With no drains nearby and no other evidence or recent activity, we were able to reassure the owner that there was no obvious sign of infestation. As a precaution Pestforce South East London put down some cockroach monitors and agreed to return the next week to inspect.

Mouse Infestation in West Norwood, SE27 - May 2022

A homeowner in West Norwood contacted Pestforce South East London as they had recently noticed droppings around the kitchen cupboard. After three visits the mouse has now been caught. In addition, by using tracking powder our technician was able find the access point which the mouse was using to come in and seal it, preventing further infestation. Customer was left happy and ‘pest free’

Mouse Infestation in Loft in Crystal Palace, SE19 - May 2022

A landlord of a property in SE19 contacted Pestforce South East London as his tenants had heard the sounds of rodents in the loft space in the property. We arrived promptly at the property and investigated. After a thorough inspection of the loft area the technician found clear evidence of mouse activity in the loft space. We were able to detect that the mice were running between neighbouring properties. We were able to speak with the neighbour as well and have recommended a 3-visit treatment for mice to start eradicating the problem. 

Rat control in Woolwich, London, SE18 - May 2022

Pestforce Pest Control South East London were called out to a lady who through she had seen a rat in her toilet. We attended in 30 mins and found that a brown rat ( Rattus Norwegicus) had become trapped in toilet bowl. The rat was retrieved from the bowl and was dispatched. We believe the source may be coming up from the drains and we recommended to the customer that a drain cap may be required and possibly drainage specialist maybe required to permanently solve this issue. Customer was relieved and to have the immediate problem of a rat in her toilet resolved and will be looking to contact Pestforce South East London again should there be a reoccurrence of the problem.

Mouse control for flat in Ruskin park, Lambeth, London, SE24 - May 2022 

Pestforce Pest Control South East London were called out to help some flatmates after they thought they may have a rodent problem in their ground floor flat in the Ruskin Park area. They had started to hear scratching noises coming from their kitchen primarily occuring of a nightime. We attended the following day and found evidence of a minor mouse infestation with droppings and a mouse carcass found behind the kitchen kickboards. We have since started a baiting and trapping programme with baits and snap back traps safely placed under the kitchen units and secured away. We hope to this infestation controlled after 2 further visits. We believe we have identified the source of the problem and the tenants have been very pleased with the service provided so far.

Rattus norvegicus in SE London - February 2021

We were called out to a home after a women phoned to say she could hear noises in her loft space. On arrival, we inspected the loft and uncovered immediately that rats had gained access from the down pipes and had gnawed a hole in the fascia board. We meshed the bottom of the down pipe but ensured free movement of the water. The problem was quickly rectified. 

Mice in the washing machine in Herne Hill - November 2020

Mice can nest in all sorts of places like storage boxes, wall voids, sheds, attics, basements and cupboards. They will go to great lengths to find a home sweet home. Anywhere that is dark, secluded and cosy, away from the cold winter night and with access to food is ideal. On this job, pest controller Steve followed the trails to discover mice were living in one of their quirkier choices of dwellings in South East London: the back of a washing machine. No vibrations and racket of the spin cycle were going to put off these pests. Mice need to constantly chew. With water pipes and electrical cables in nibbling reach, Steve was concerned about the potential water leak and fire hazard the mice could bring. He installed potent products, used reliably, successful methods, and follow up visits to ensure the mouse problem was removed from the Edwardian semi.

Emergency rat response in Honor Park - November 2020

Our client did the right thing when he spotted a rat in the living room - he shut the door to trap it and immediately rang Pestforce South East London. Being local, Steve was on hand to swiftly attend.  Having dispatched the rat, the pest controller surveyed the ground floor flat for further signs of rats in the other rooms and to find clues for how they were getting in. To get control of the problem, bait was safely used in areas away from the homeowner's young child.  Steve warned there would be a dead rat odour that lingered for a few weeks - confirmation that the poison had taken effect. By the end of the three part riddance programme, the property was rat-free.

Mice spotted in the kitchen in South London - June 2020

Pestforce Pest Control South East London have carried out a job in London SE15 where mice have been active in the kitchen for some time. Upon investigation and after pulling out some of the kitchen units this exposed large holes in the fabric of the building where mice were gaining access. Our local technician Steve Turner sealed all the holes using wire wool and builders foam and stopped the mice from gaining entry to the property. Steve's just in the process of eradicating the mice that are in the kitchen area currently.

Rat problem in South London - May 2020

We had an emergency call this morning from a tenant who was seeing rats climbing out of the floor drains in the yard and then disappearing under the waste bin. Upon investigation the floor drain covers were loose and the rats were simply pushing the plates off then going under the bin where the drainage plug was missing and were just climbing in for food, once full they were disappearing back down the floor drains until their next feeding time. Advised the client to replace the floor drain covers and re fit the drainage plug in the bottom of the bin.

Garden Ants in South East London - June 2019

Today Pestforce Pest Control South east London received a call regarding garden ants which had been pestering the customer for some time. Following just one treatment the ants have been eradicated and the family are very relieved. 

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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, 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

SE1, SE2, SE5, SE7, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28