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Pest Control Watford - Borehamwood - Rickmansworth - Kings Langley - Radlett - Abbots Langley - Bushey

If you've got moles, rats, mice, wasps, fleas, ants, rabbits, woodworm or birds causing you problems... we can help you.

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Pestforce Watford

George Bowstead

01923 866 125

Customer Reviews

Pestforce Watford is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 48 customer reviews.

Welcome to Pestforce Watford - Borehamwood - Rickmansworth - Kings Langley - Radlett - Abbots Langley – Bushey Pest Control

When you have a pest problem you need:

A quick response – Living and working in and around Watford, we can offer a same-day service or attend your property at a time that suits you.

Knowledgeable and qualified – as well as holding the industry standard level 2 certification in ‘Pest Control and Management’, awarded by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) we are also members of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). This body provides ongoing support and updates on current practices and pest control methods. We have also completed several specialist courses – such as additional courses on rodents, insects and specialist techniques such as gassing – and other pest control techniques.

We've had the pleasure of helping hundreds of customers in and around Watford, Bushey, Borehamwood,  Rickmansworth, Kings Langley, Radlett and Abbots Langley with their Pest Control problems. We've dealt with rat control & mice control, pigeon control, bird proofing through to bedbug control, cockroaches and flea control to mention a few of the more common vermin that may trouble you. Take a look at our testimonials!

Bees: Due to the dangerously decreasing numbers of bee populations, we only treat honey bee colonies if they are a serious problem or health risk to humans.

Bird proofing is a method of preventing birds such as pigeons, from landing, roosting and nesting on buildings. A variety of humane tactics are used from spiking through to netting. Many companies and businesses are now investing in bird proofing techniques rather than spending hard earned profits on building repairs.

Effective treatments

Many insects, bugs and rodents are showing signs of resistance to traditional insecticides and pesticides. When this happens, various companies create new and more potent chemicals for use within the pest control industry. Some of these chemical treatments are only available to licensed pest controllers like us. Many shop bought chemicals are no longer effective.


One resilient insect is the bedbug. Many customers are too embarrassed to ‘admit’ they have these bugs sharing their bed, believing that it is as a result of poor hygiene. The truth is their resilience to treatment and their liking for our body heat means that quite often we bring these bedbugs home from holiday. Unfortunately, once bedbugs have been brought in to the home they can crawl very quickly from room to room. They spread through gaps and holes in the floors and walls and are easily transported between homes and other buildings, in luggage, furniture and bedding. This is how bedbugs are spread – they are NOT attracted to dirt.

Treatment – effective chemical treatment as well as bedding being washed and dried on a high temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes to kill the adults, eggs and the young.


As part of our comprehensive service to you, we also offer advice and pest control methods that attempt to prevent any future pest problems. This could be as simple as drawing wasps away from your home by sealing bins more effectively.


Cockroaches are an insect that can present a danger to human health, spreading nasty illnesses such as gastroenteritis and salmonella. When faced with a cockroach infestation, we chemically treat the area making sure all adult cockroaches and their young are eradicated.

However, we also need to prevent future problems by looking to seal all the gaps, holes and, where possible, any pipes as this is how these insects enter the home. They also use these crevices and holes to hide in during day and they are nocturnal, coming out at night to feed and breed. Therefore to prevent any future cockroach infestations, they need to be denied three things - food, water and places to hide:

  • Store all food in sealed containers
  • Food waste and spills cleared away
  • Food debris etc. cleared from under fridges and other appliances
  • Kitchen and other food preparation areas kept clean and tidy
  • Animal waste and food cleared away and not left overnight
  • Compost and waste bins should be effectively sealed
  • Empty liquids from buckets etc. not leaving them overnight
  • Fix plumbing leaks and use dehumidifiers if necessary to control moisture
  • Remove clutter and other rubbish as soon as possible
  • Keep under the sink clean and tidy

A wide range of customers (and situations)

We have worked with some many customers over the years. Our work is insured with Public Liability Insurance. This means that when you call us, that you really are calling in the experts. Just look at some of the people we’ve helped:

Domestic customers – in the house, the garden and any outbuildings

Business customers including

  • Sporting facilities – football clubs, rugby pitches, cricket grounds etc.
  • Food retail outlets and service industries – takeaways, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs, hotels etc.
  • Industrial and construction sites – factories, building projects, renovations etc.
  • Agricultural settings – farms, livery stables, riding schools etc.
  • Educational settings – schools, colleges, nurseries etc.
  • Accommodation – nursing homes, care homes, student lets, estate and letting agents etc.
  • Other various settings such as recreation grounds, graveyards, other burial plots etc.

If you think you have a pest problem, don’t let the pest get the better of you – call us and you could be rid of the pest control sooner - and cheaper – than you think!

All Pest removed and controlled – Rats, mice, wasps, cockroaches, bedbugs, fleas, ants, moths, beetles, flies, woodworm, squirrels, rabbits, moles, birds and more.


Pestforce Watford are available for all residential, commercial, and agricultural jobs in Hertfordshire, Herts, London covering towns and cities such as Abbots Langley, Aldenham, Batchworth Heath, Bedmond, Borehamwood, Bucks Hill , Bushey, Bushey Heath, Carpenders Park, Cassiobury, Chandlers Cross, Chenies, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Elstree, Garston, Heronsgate, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Leavesden, Letchmore Heath, Loudwater, Maple Cross, Mill End, Nascot Wood, North Watford, Oxhey, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Sarratt, Shenley, South Oxhey, Watford, Well End, West Hyde, West Watford and many more...

Recent Jobs

Rats in Watford (WD18) - 02/03/2020

Rats found their way through the sewer to enter a conservatory in Watford. Residents saw the rodents in the building and the likely access was traced back to the drains. A rodenticide programme was put in place inside the manhole to deal with the problem.

Mice in Bushey (WD23) - 12th February 2020

Mice caused panic in a Bushey household after making their way into a garage. Rodents were seen in the garage, which was used to store medical equipment and other items. Pestforce pest control made a thorough inspection, removed the rodent nest and advised about placing a bristle strip across the bottom of the door to stop further access.

Rats in Watford (WD19) - 12th February 2020

A householder is looking forward to rodent-free summer parties after calling in Pestforce pest control to deal with rats in his garden. The pests were seen outside the property which had recently undergone extensive renovation, including an extension and a new patio area. The technician put in place a programme of rodenticide and advised on proofing work to prevent further infestations.

Rats in Bushey Heath (WD23) - 9th February 2020 

A pipe for an uncompleted downstairs toilet proved to be a problem when rats used it to enter a house in Bushey Heath. The pipe was connected to the main sewer but the toilet was never fitted, leaving it open and uncapped. Residents called in Pestforce pest control after finding droppings in the cupboard which had been earmarked as the new toilet. The technician lifted the manhole cover where further rat droppings were discovered. The householders were given advice about placing a cap over the pipe as well as fitting a one way valve in the drain to prevent further ingress.

Mice in Watford (WD17) - 9th February 2020

Mice had made their home in the staff room of a Watford card and gift store. Pestforce pest control was called in after the rodent nest was discovered in a cardboard box. The nest was removed and staff given advice about hygiene.

Rats in Watford (WD19) - 9th February 2020

Noises between the floor and ceilings prompted a Watford couple to call in Pestforce pest control. The property had suffered from a rat infestation over a year previously following a loft conversation. The technician carried out an inspection of the house, as well as neighbouring gardens. Further inspections of the lofts in the houses either side are required, as well as checks in the drains, once the location of the manhole covers are confirmed.

Squirrels in Bushey (WD23) - 9th February 2020

A householder disturbed by scratching sounds in her loft called in Pestforce pest control to check out the problem. A technician carried out a thorough inspection and found evidence of squirrel, rat and mouse activity. The resident was advised to have the outside of the roof checked for access holes. Further treatment such as trapping can then be put in place.

Rat and snake mix-up - 30th January 2020

A Barnet couple 'adder' good laugh after mistaking a child's toy snake for a rat. Pestforce pest control answered a late-night emergency call about a rat in a bath plug. The householder reported a tail sticking out behind the system to open and close the plug. The technician removed some parts and found it was in fact a rubber snake, placed there by one of the family's young children.

Rats in Rickmanworth - 30th January 2020

Chewed pipes and socks dragged underneath kitchen units were some of the signs of a rodent infestation at a Rickmansworth house. The family called Pestforce pest control and were correctly advised that rats were the culprits. A technician visited the following day - a Sunday - and found droppings in various locations, including the loft and a neighbouring property. A hole in the floor around pipes in the kitchen was identified as the access area. This was blocked with cement and traps and rodenticide installed to treat any rodents still inside the premises.

Tenants in a shared house in Watford called in Pestforce pest control to deal with mice which had made their home inside the property - 22nd January 2020

Previous attempts to tackle the problem with poison had failed to get rid of the rodents. Pestforce liased with residents and the managing agent to locate areas were mice were seen. Access holes were blocked and bristle strips placed at the bottom of doors. A BaitSafe station was installed in the ceiling, allowing rodenticide to be placed in internal areas were mice were active. Mesh was also fitted over external air bricks.

Rats in Abbots Langley - 19th December 2019

A couple who discovered bags of pasta eaten by rats in their kitchen cupboards found a recipe for success when they called in Pestforce pest control. The technian carried out a thorough survey of the property, including the loft where rat droppings were found. The source of the infestation was attributed to a broken air vent cover in the outside wall, which gave the rodents access to within the cavity walls. They were then able to work their way through hidden voids to behind the kitchen units and up into the loft. Mesh was placed over the air vent and wire wool was also placed around pipework in an air conditioning unit to prevent mice nesting inside.

Insects in Watford - 19th December 2019

A Watford couple were given peace of mind after Pestforce pest control ruled out an insect infestation in their home. A female resident suffered from bites while her husband escaped untouched. The woman's doctor suggested it could be a reaction to insect bites. Monitoring traps were placed throughout the flat which showed no insect activity. The woman is now undergoing tests for food allergies.

Mice in Radlett - 2nd December 2019

An eco-friendly house in Radlett required treatment from Pestforce pest control after mice were discovered in the ceiling. Residents call in professionals after hearing movement in the living and dining areas of the exclusive property. To save damage to the ceiling, BaitSafe baying points - which allow easy access to hidden areas - were installed. This meant rodenticide could be presented to the mice in the areas in which they were living. Proofing work was also carried to clock access holes around air conditioning pipes.

Rats in Watford toliet- 4th October 2019

A Pestforce technician was flushed with pride after helping a customer solve the problem of a rat in the toilet. The rodent had chewed through the flexible connecting pipe, mean each time it was flushed the toilet would flood in the room. The rat had come through the soil pipe from the main sewer. Pestforce fitted a one-way rat-blocking valve meaning the waste could be flushed out into the main sewer, but rodents could not then gain access.

Hornets in Bushy Heath - 4th October 2019

How hornets were getting in was a mystery for a Bushey Heath homeowner - until she called in Pestforce pest control. The insects regularly invaded the upper floor of the property, but no entry point was  obvious. A Pestforce technician visited, and following a thorough inspection, a gap in a window frame - caused by damp - was indentified. The hornets' nest was treated and the homeowner asked for a further quote for proofing work to prevent further infestations.

Rats in Rickmansworth - 2nd October 2019

A rat which had found its way into a lightwell at a Rickmansworth house was quickly removed by Pestforce. The technician visited the property a couple of hours after the call from the concerned householder. The rodent was caught and humanely dispatched, leaving the residents free to enjoy their home once again

Rats in Radlett - 17th September 2019

Rats which had gained access underneath a shed and greenhouse in Radlett are looking for a new home following proofing work by Pestforce Pest Control. Rodent-proof mesh was fitted around the bases of the structures. As a further safeguard, concrete was used to secure the mesh in place and discourage burrowing. Bait boxes were installed to help keep the rat population in the garden under control with rodenticide.

Rats in Watford - 17th September 2019

Staff and customers at a Watford pharmacy had a headache with a rat infestation. Rodents were seen underneath the work units at the rear of the premises, as well as above the false ceiling. Pestforce Pest Control carried out a trapping programme alongside a rodenticide treatment, and also gave advice about proofing work to prevent future infestations.

Rats in Watford, WD18 ceiling - 12th August 2019

An air conditioning failure led to the discovery of a rat infestation above the ceiling at a Watford commercial premises. Rodents had chewed through wires of the air conditioning units, and a large amount of droppings in the ceiling void showed the extent of the problem. Rats were also regularly seen in the workshop next door. Pestforce Pest Control Watford carried out and extensive trapping and rodenticide programme above the false ceiling. Rodenticide was also placed around the building exterior and in the workshop itself. Problem solved...happy customer!

Rats in Bushey, WD23 - 9th August 2019

Residents thought they had mice in their home until an inspection by survey by Pestforce Pest Control Watford showed the pest problem was somewhat bigger – with rats active inside the cavity walls. Traps were set throughout the property. There were numerous holes in the walls - under the kitchen units and round radiator pipes - were the rodents were getting out. These were sealed using sheet steel, with rodenticide placed inside the cavity beforehand. Rats were both caught in the traps and poisoned by the rodenticide. An access hole in the outside wall was identified and sealed with cement while rodent-proof mesh was placed around the decking area, which will also deter rabbits and foxes. 

Wasps and rats in Bushey Heath, WD23 - 1st August 2019

A call-out to a wasps nest uncovered a significant problem with rats at a semi-detached property. Before treating the wasps from outside, Pestforce Pest Control inspected the loft to check if the nest extended inside. A large amount of rat droppings were present throughout the partly-boarded area. Holes in the outside wall of the kitchen, for ventilation for the washing machine and tumble dryer, also allowed access for rodents into the cavity wall. These were covered with mesh and the wasps nest treated with insecticide. 

Huge rat in Watford, WD19 - 28th July 2019

An unlucky couple in Watford had their sleep disturbed, first by a squirrel and then a rat. The householders called in Pestforce Pest Control Watford after hearing noises in the loft. Droppings indicated a squirrel was entering through a gap in the roof. A trap was placed in the loft and when the couple reported no further activity for some time, it appeared that the squirrel had moved on elsewhere. A loud bang one morning signalled that the trap had been set off. The squirrel had been replaced with another unwelcome visitor – a rat which was 16ins (40cm) from nose to tail! The dead rodent was removed and no further problems have been reported.


George was a very friendly and helpful guy. He offered good advice and support.
Thanks George


Sam Clarkson

George has been very helpful and reassuring. He checked where rodents could have got in to our house, advised on blocking any possible entrances and after a follow up call laid bait under the floorboards ensuring a pet would be safe. Very polite and explained what he was doing, how the pests would react, timescales in which things would happen, etc.


DLS Kings Langley

Pestforce responded quickly to my enquiry and George did a fast and tidy job of removing a wasp nest from my attic space. I would Certainly use them again


Tim C

Good friendly service. Would recommend.


Michelle Randles s

Very happy with the service. I was worried I might have wasps in my loft, but George reassured me that I was currently wasp nest free and gave me some advice regarding fixing some gaps in my soffits to help avoid future problems.



Many Thanks George for Good and professional service.Thank you also for your advice.I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to deal with pests.



Great service, wasps nest dealt with professionally.


Happy customer

George arrived on time and gave useful advice. 



George made an effort to provide same day service, which was appreciated. He provided an insecticide treatment for a wasp's nest. He has promised to return if the nest requires further treatment.


Nan Millette

Great service - quick and efficient


Amit Patel

Excellent On Time and Fast Service
Would definitely recommend and use again



Excellent service from George. Good communication, tidy worker and most importantly got rid of the pesky wasps. Definitely recommended.



George was really pleasant & did a grand job.


Mrs M Shaw

Excellent service


Kevin Govender

We had wasp issues at our Garden. Initially I had thought of leaving the wasp to built it's home assumed it won't be a disturbance to us. But the number of wasps gone mad and it was a big trouble getting out thro garden door.

We called George and he did a quick 3 mins job to fix the issue and now it's a wasp free area.

Sad I stopped wasps building it's home thro air bricks. But feel like I protected my children and neighborhood from wasp stings..



Quick, efficient, polite service



Friendly, fast & very professional service. Answered my call to attend to a wasp nest same day. All done with the reassurances for a follow up if required. Very happy and would certainly recommend.


T Watson

Very prompt friendly and efficient service. Thank you - rating not obvious - so I chose 5 if that is the best?



George has dealt with the problem that I had efficiently and always promptly I would recommend him to anyone who needs someone to deal with Pests. With regards Adele



An efficient service undertaken with a smile! The wasps were quickly dealt with involving minimal fuss and no mess. I would certainly use George again.


Jennifer Cope

George came to deal with our wasp nest the morning after we phoned him. He took no time in dealing with the wasp nest which was under our roof tiles in the loft. He dealt with it by spraying the area from an upstairs room and left the nest in tact as it was difficult to access. At first the wasps were flying around in an agitated state but after a day or two there no longer appear to be any wasps. Greirge said to call him if there were any problems and he would come back. Thank you George


Mrs E

Very prompt response... I emailed at 1am and had a response in the morning before I got up offering a visit later in the day. As wasps issue I was pleased to be seen on the same day.
Came on time and finished promptly and advised what I should do after


Nitesh Thakrar

Polite, friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Prompt same day service at a fair price. Absolutely recommended.


Paul Wright

Very punctual and available, thank you so much for you quick service.


Hélène Lennon

Really prompt efficient service to treat two wasp nests I would highly recommend this service.



We saw a few rats in our garden and after calling round a few chose to go with George from Pest-force. Not only were they cheaper than others for the survey, they came round faster than others could. That evening.

George was friendly and professional. He spent a long time surveying my garden, including in the house to make sure they hadn’t spread!

Afterwards George was very honest and gave me some pointers about what I could do to prevent further incursions as the problem wasn’t bad enough at that time to go ahead with any other action from him.

I was extremely impressed with Pest-force after dealing with some cowboy previously and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.


Dom Gardner

Prompt, efficient, rats gone. Perfect



Many thanks George for prompt and courteous service.


John Sterling

Excellent service. Prompt communication and efficiently dealt with problem.



We called in Pestforce to deal with mice in the kitchen .George came to see us and assessed what was needed,dealt with the problem and returned to check that the mice had left.
He was always very prompt,courteous & efficient.
Can highly recommend Pestforce.



Excellent service. A very helpful man, went out of his way to solve rat problem. Highly commended.


R Shorrick

Excellent service, wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.


Jane Cox

Polite communication with us ,reliable very helpful. Would recommend.


Joan Murphy

I found George extremely helpful and would recommend him anytime to my friends


Mrs R Williamson

George was fantastic - arrived same day, polite, knowledgeable and got the job done. We could ask for nothing more. Thank you!


Sarah Lloyd

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Mr F Waxman

Totally satisfied. He was extremely efficient and punctual


Roy Cervenka

Would recommend


W. Hutchinson

A very personable character, a professional operator who completed the job to 100% satisfaction.



P. Velleman

Very impressed with the service from Faron at Pestforce. Very friendly and efficient service and I would definitely recommend Pestforce to anyone.Very professional, knew what he was doing. Very well done !it was second time : 5 years ago ,they also help us with wasp nest ! Thanks Faron!



We were very impressed by Mr Faron Mainstone for his professional and very customer focused service. He took our phone calls at inconvenient times and patiently gave us advice.



Would recommend very helpful and friendly and would recommend to anyone had problems with wasps in my loft thank you Matt so much


Jeanette Dand

Very friendly and helpful would recommend to anyone and use these services again thank you rob


Jeanette Dand

Wasp Nest Removal in Watford

Pestforce didnt only treat the wasp nest we called about but also checked out our loft  for further activity. Needless to say that more nests were found and destroyed.

Thanks a lot! Would recommend you to all my friends!


Peter Stanley

Successful Mole Control in Rickmansworth

Moles have been a problem for us for many years. Thought we've tried everything possible but then we met Pestforce...

Thank you so much guys, our lawns have never looked so beautiful!!


Mr & Mrs O'Gorman from Rickmansworth

Fly Riddance in Watford

No more flies!!! The Pestforce team arrived quickly.

Ten minutes and the source of my problem was identified.

Treatment was quick and got rid off my unwanted guests which have been pesting my little office for almost 2 months.

Thanks a lot.


Mrs Sikute

Quick Responsive Pest Contol in Boreheamwood

As the website says; we got a quick response, informed no obligation quote, work was carried out efficiently and the job's DONE.

Thanks guys.


Jonny Delaney, Borehamwood WD6

Recommended Pest control in Watford

Prompt, professional and would recommend to anyone.


Suzy Blaine, Nascot Wood, Watford

01923 866 125

Customer Reviews

Pestforce Watford is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 48 customer reviews.

Areas Covered

Abbots Langley, Aldenham, Batchworth, Batchworth Heath, Bedmond, Borehamwood, Bucks Hill , Bushey, Bushey Heath, Carpenders Park, Cassiobury, Chandlers Cross, Chenies, Chipperfield, Chorleywood, Croxley Green, Elstree, Garston, Green Street, Heronsgate, Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, Leavesden, Letchmore Heath, Loudwater, Maple Cross, Merry Hill, Mill End, Nascot Wood, North Watford, Oxhey, Radlett, Rickmansworth, Sarratt, Shenley, Shenleybury, South Oxhey, Watford, Well End, West Hyde, West Watford

Counties Covered

Hertfordshire, Herts, London

Postcodes Covered

WD1, WD2, WD3, WD4, WD5, WD6, WD7, WD17, WD18, WD19, WD23, WD24, WD25

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