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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

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, Bamber Bridge and Fulwood to Howick Cross, anywhere in fact that can offer them easy food and shelter. They are synurbic species - thriving in urban habitats and actively moving into built up areas. 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.

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