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For 90+ years we have protected properties across the UK from pests

All local technicians are highly trained and certified pest controllers

Innovative and unique treatments that resolve pest problems effectively

Pest Control in Canterbury

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

Our Canterbury pest control team of experienced technicians, surveyors, field biologists and avian specialists work throughout this historic city, ready to provide the most effective solutions to your pest problem quickly and safely - 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

Areas covered by our Canterbury Pest Control Team

The Canterbury branch of Rentokil Pest Control covers:
  • Canterbury
  • Harbledown
  • Tyler Hill
  • Fordwich
  • Chartham
  • Whitstable
  • Herne Bay
  • Hersden
  • Seasalter
  • Chestfield
  • Blean
  • The King's Mile
  • Rough Common
  • Thanington
  • Sturry

Canterbury 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 Canterbury

Canterbury lies on the river Stour, or Great Stour. The river divides south east of the city, one branch flowing though Canterbury, whilst the other navigates around the former city walls. The two finally recombine around the town of Fordwich.

This historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination, consistently being one of the most-visited cities in the United Kingdom. Tourism contributes £258m to the Canterbury economy and has been a "cornerstone of the local economy" for many years. Canterbury Cathedral alone attracts over one million visitors a year.

The extraordinary cathedral dominates the medieval streets, containing many timber-framed 16th and 17th century houses, within the city walls. Among these listed buildings, a boldly modern theatre - named after the city's famous son Christopher Marlowe - has been built on the river bank, and an art museum has been restored and doubled in size.

The city is also host to four universities: The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and University for the Creative Arts and most recently the American University – Canterbury. In fact, an estimated 31,000 students (about 22% of the city’s population) live and study in Canterbury.

People come from across the globe to Canterbury for world-class heritage, culture and festivals, to visit and to study, eat, drink and hang out. They all need sustenance from cafes, bars, pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Rats and mice are scavengers, which can flourish in tourist areas, eating anything from rubbish in bins and discarded left-overs to fruits and seeds in gardens and parks and food in our homes if they get in.

Our local pest control team understand the huge pressures that tourist towns in particular, are under as opportunistic pests such as rats, mice, gulls and feral pigeons exploit the area. No matter the size of your pest infestation, our team will find an effective solution for you.

Urban rodents in Canterbury

Rats and mice are opportunistic scavengers surviving in urban areas from Tyler Hill to Fordwich, 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 Thanington to Blean, Seasalter 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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