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Pest Control in Watford

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

Our expert Watford pest control team of technicians, surveyors, field biologists and bird specialists work throughout the area, 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 Watford Pest Control Team

Our Watford branch of Rentokil Pest Control covers:
  • Watford
  • Bushy
  • Moor Park
  • Croxley Green
  • Rickmansworth
  • Elstree
  • Aldenham
  • Patchetts Green
  • Merry Hill
  • Holywell
  • The Rockery
  • Knutsford
  • Garston
  • Meriden
  • Leavesden

Watford 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.

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 across Watford

Watford stands on a low hill near the River Colne that was originally a fording point for travellers along an ancient trackway. The town was located on the first dry ground above the marshy edges of the River Colne. The name Watford may have arisen from the Old English for "waet" (full of water).

Watford's High Street still follows the line of this ancient route on the northern side of the ford. Over time Watford’s location on a trading route allowed the town to develop, and it has become a major regional centre for the northern Home Counties.

The main retail areas are based around the Harlequin Shopping Centre, a large purpose-built indoor mall with over 140 shops, restaurants and cafes. The High Street however, is the main focus of nightlife, having a high concentration of the town's bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants.

The array of cafes, bars, pubs, takeaways and restaurants that cater for shoppers, locals and visitors can inadvertently attract rodents. Rats and mice are scavengers, which can flourish in such areas, eating everything from rubbish in bins to discarded left-overs.

There are 43 public parks, gardens, recreation grounds and allotments in Watford, making it a very green town. Six of these have been awarded a Green Flag, in recognition of their quality. Cassiobury Park is one of the larger parks and was formed from the grounds of nearby Cassiobury House - consisting of 190 acres (0.77 km2) of open space, with the Grand Union Canal passes through the park.

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

Urban rodents in Watford

Rats and mice are opportunistic scavengers surviving in populated areas from Croxley Green to Elstree, 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 Knutsford to Holywell, Rickmansworth 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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