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Pest Control in Preston

We understand that discovering pests in your home or business is distressing.

Our expert Preston pest control team of technicians, surveyors, field biologists and bird specialists work throughout the city, ready to provide the most effective solutions to your pest problem - we offer:

  • Free Survey - highlighting the extent of an infestation & potential access points
  • Fast Effective Treatments - targeted & appropriate for your situation
  • Proofing & Advice - helping to prevent further infestations
  • British Pest Control Association - (BPCA) certified technicians

Our team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing the most effective solution to your pest problem.

Areas covered by our Preston Pest Control Team

Our Preston branch of Rentokil Pest Control covers:
  • Preston
  • Fulwood
  • Penwortham
  • Walton-le-Dale
  • Bamber Bridge
  • Ashton-on-Ribble
  • Ribbleton
  • Cadley
  • Ingol
  • Howick Cross
  • Broughton
  • Lightfoot Green
  • Hutton
  • Lockstock Hall
  • Higher Walton

Preston Pest Control Services

Our pest control team are BPCA certified and know the most effective ways to eliminate pests in your property. 

They deal with pests quickly, professionally and with discretion, offering advice to help ensure your pest issue does not return. Our pest control services include:

Rats & Mice - scavenge anywhere - our treatments & preventative solutions effectively tackle rodents inside your premises & externally.

Cockroaches - pose a health risk spreading diseases like Salmonella & Gastro-enteritis. We establish the exact species, find all their hiding spots, eliminating them safely & effectively.

Bed Bugs - spread quickly -  our detailed inspections identify the scale of the problem & targeted treatments like our innovative, 'chemical-free' heat treatment effectively eliminate bed bugs.

Clothes Moths - larvae damage natural fibres in carpets, clothes, fabrics etc... putting delicate items at risk. Our team use the most appropriate & effective methods to eliminate clothes moths.

Flies - are a health risk, spreading diseases like Salmonella & E. coli. We effectively eliminate flies & treat breeding sites, which could lead to re-infestation.

Ants - if inside or around the exterior of your premises, our targeted sprays, selective baiting or drill & dust treatment (for internal voids) will eliminate your ant problem.

Wasps - our wasp nest treatments are targeted, ensuring effective control of the nest, based on its location. Our local team offer you expert advice to help prevent future wasp problems.

Nuisance Birds – our avian specialists are experienced in dealing with pest birds like urban gulls & feral pigeons, using discreet, cost-effective deterrents, hawking & bird proofing that won’t harm the birds or disrupt your business.

Pest Control expertise throughout Preston

It’s believed that Preston’s name is derived from the Old English meaning "priest's settlement”, referring to a priory set up by St Wilfrid near the River Ribble's lowest ford.

Preston sits on the north bank of the River Ribble, with The Forest of Bowland to its northeast while the Fylde coastal plain lies to the west. Originally a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, it became a densely populated centre for engineering and textiles.

The Riversway area (in the Ashton-on-Ribble area of the city) is home to the former Preston docklands, which has undergone redevelopment, expanding into a commercial and residential complex. Retail is a major contributor to Preston's economy, with two major shopping centres: Fishergate and St George's. There is also the Miller Arcade, a specialist shopping centre in a listed building, situated next to the Harris Museum.

Preston is home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), which is now the sixth largest university in the country, with over 33,000 students. It is also ranked as a top modern university in the North-West. All these students, shoppers and locals are sustained by an array of cafes, bars, pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Scavenging rats and mice can flourish in such areas, eating everything from rubbish in bins to discarded left-overs.

Scavenging pigeons and gulls will also take food scraps from restaurants, cafes, bars, takeaways and unsecured bin bags. Our local bird control specialists offer effective deterrents for a variety of nuisance birds, such as netting and wire systems, bird proofing and hawking - using birds of prey as natural deterrents to keep your premises free from gulls and feral pigeons.

The Guild Wheel is a public footpath and cycle route, created in 2012, it encircles Preston, linking the city to the countryside and surrounding villages. Avenham Park is located in Preston's Conservation area and leads down to the banks of the River Ribble. It was designed and built in the 1860s and is a Historic England Grade II* listed park, one of two city centre Victorian parks in Preston, the other being its neighbour - Miller Park.

Rodents will use green corridors along rivers, and open spaces such as parks and gardens as safe harbourages to nest. Rats will then forage in sheds, basements, garages and gardens for food scraps, spilt litter, unsecured bin bags and any other potential food sources.

Urban rodents in Preston

Rats and mice are opportunistic scavengers surviving in urban areas from Broughton to Howick Cross, that can offer them easy food and shelter. 

Rodents eat anything from contents of refuse and compost bins, discarded left-overs to fruits and seeds in gardens and parks as well as food in our homes if they get in. 

If you’ve seen signs of rats or mice the safest and most effective way to get rid of rodents is by professional, targeted treatments.

British Pest Control Association Certified

Our professional pest control team are qualified to British Pest Control Association level 2 and above and have the knowledge, expertise and resources to deal with any pest issues. 

Local technicians, field biologists and specialist bird control technicians are on hand from Fulwood to Ingol, Bamber Bridge and beyond to respond quickly to help keep your home or business free from pests.

Pest Control Costs

We understand that a pest problem in your property is very distressing and every pest infestation is different. 

To enable us to provide an accurate price, our qualified pest control surveyors will contact you to discuss your pest infestation, and if necessary visit your premises to fully understand the extent of the infestation.

They can then recommend the most appropriate and effective treatment to solve your pest problem. Our professional pest control survey and quote are free of charge.

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