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Pest Control in Reading

Our local Reading team cover not just the town centre and suburbs, but also the more rural areas along the Thames floodplain. Our team of eighteen technicians, six surveyors and a field biologist are BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified, and have a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to offer the most effective solution to your pest problem.

Areas covered by our Reading Pest Control Team

The Reading branch of Rentokil Pest Control covers:
  • Reading
  • Woodley
  • Littlestead Green
  • Earley
  • Calcot
  • Chazey Heath
  • Play Hatch
  • Purley on Thames
  • Caversham
  • Peppard
  • Southcote
  • Tilehurst
  • Shinfield
  • Mapledurham
  • Three Mile Cross

Reading Pest Control Services

Our expert pest control team in Reading are BPCA certified and know the most effective ways to get rid of pests in your property. They will deal with any pest problems swiftly, with discretion and professionalism, offering advice to help ensure your pest issue does not return.

  • Rats and Mice - rodents scavenge food from anywhere. Our treatments and preventative solutions are designed to effectively tackle these vermin both inside your premises and externally.
    Cockroaches - carry diseases like Salmonella and Gastro-enteritis, so can pose health risks. Using knowledge and experience our team establish the exact species, seek out all potential hiding spots, then use the most appropriate treatments to eliminate the problem safely and effectively.
    Bed Bugs - infestations can spread quickly to adjoining rooms and properties by crawling through wall or floor cavities. Our experts carry out a detailed inspection to confirm its bed bugs and identify the scale of the problem. Treatments are specifically designed to eliminate bed bugs including our innovative, 'chemical-free' heat treatment.
    Clothes Moths - larvae can severely damage natural fibres (wool, cotton, silk, cashmere etc…) in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather potentially putting your delicate items at risk of damage. Our Reading pest control team use the most appropriate and effective methods to treat clothes moths, including sprays, fumigation, population control assist or heat treatment.
    Flies - pose a health risk, spreading diseases like Salmonella and E. coli. Our effective solutions eliminate flies and we treat any breeding sites, which could lead to re-infestation in the future.
    Fleas - our Reading pest control team provide discrete, tailored solutions (like our highly effective professional sprays or chemical-free heat treatments) to eliminate fleas in your premises. A qualified vet can recommend the best flea treatment for your pet.
    Ants - whether they are within your premises or around the exterior our bespoke control service uses the most appropriate and effective methods, from targeted sprays to selective baiting or drill and dust (for internal voids) to eliminate your ant problem.
    Wasps - all our wasp nest treatments are customised to ensure effective control of the nest, based on its location. Our local team will also offer expert advice to help prevent future wasp problems.
    Nuisance Birds – our avian specialists are experienced in dealing with pest birds like urban gulls and feral pigeons. They use discreet, cost-effective deterrents, hawking and bird proofing that won’t harm the birds or disrupt your business.

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Urban rats and mice in Reading

Rats and mice are opportunistic scavengers flourishing in urban areas from Southcote to Woodley, that offer easy food sources and shelter. Rodents are omnivorous, consuming anything from contents of refuse and compost bins to discarded left-overs and fruits and seeds in gardens and parks or even 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.

Expert Pest Control throughout Reading

From the ruins of its medieval monastery to cutting edge business parks, Reading has embraced change over its 1,400 year heritage. The centre of Reading is on a low ridge of land between the River Thames and River Kennet, close to their confluence, which reflects the town's history as a river port. Both of these rivers are navigable, and Caversham Lock, Blake's Lock, County Lock, Fobney Lock and Southcote Lock are all within a short distance of the town. The 19th century saw the arrival of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town's brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. Today Reading is a commercial centre, with involvement in information technology and insurance and a retail centre serving a large area of the Thames Valley.

As Reading has grown, its suburbs have spread: to the west between the two rivers into the foothills of the Berkshire Downs as far as Calcot, Tilehurst and Purley; to the south and south-east on the south side of the Kennet as far as Whitley Wood, Lower Earley and Woodley; and to the north of the Thames into the Chiltern Hills as far as Caversham Heights, Emmer Green and Caversham Park Village. The Lower Earley development, built in 1977, was one of the largest private housing developments in Europe at that time, extending the urban area of Reading as far as the M4 motorway, which acts as the southern boundary of the town. Reading is now the most populous town in the UK not to have city status.

Every year Reading hosts the Reading Festival, which has been running since 1971.The festival is the largest of its kind in the UK aside from the Glastonbury Festival. The Reading Beer Festival was has also now grown to one of the largest beer festivals in the UK. Visitors are also attracted to Reading for its shopping, history and as a base to explore the Thames valley along its seven miles of river frontage. Many holiday on the River Thames itself in leisure, private and hire boats. Locals and visitors alike are catered for by a mix of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bistros, pubs and bars. These institutions and those who frequent them can inadvertently offer a source of food scraps for vermin such as rats and mice, cockroaches, pigeons and flies.