Pest Control for Homes and Businesses in Reading

Pest Control

Vermatech’s trained and experienced technicians will keep you informed while expertly surveying and treating pest problems with professionalism while considering at all times your health and safety. Just about everyone at some stage finds themselves having to deal with the presence of uninvited guests, no matter how protected they consider their home or business to be.

Why do we control pests?

A pest is any animal or insect which has the potential to have a harmful effect on humans, their food or their living conditions. Pests include organisms which:

  • Spread many forms of disease and harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning such as Salmonella, E. Coli, Campylobacter and Listeria.
  • Attack and eat vegetable and cereal crops.
  • Damage stored products. For example, rats and mice may eat grain in silos, rice or biscuits in shops and homes and contaminate this food with their faeces (droppings) and urine.
  • Damage textiles. Clothes moth larvae, for example, eat holes in clothes.
  • Damage property. By causing economic loss. Rodents can gnaw electric cables causing fires or gnaw through water pipes causing flooding.
  • Bite people. For example, bed bugs and fleas are blood feeders their bites can cause irritation to those bitten and these bites can become infected if scratched.

Common Insects and Rodents

Below are a list of some of the more typical rodents and insects we provide pest control for.

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Rats

There are two species of rat in Britain, Rattus Norvegicus which is commonly known as the Brown Rat or Common Rat. The Rattus Rattus, referred to as the Black Rat or Ship Rat is now rarely found in the UK.

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Mice

The House Mouse, and sometimes the Long-Tailed Field Mouse are found in buildings as they seek the warmth and shelter for nesting sites and food.

Squirrels

Grey Squirrels

Deliberately introduced to this country sometime in the 19th century, the grey squirrel has spread throughout most of mainland England & Wales. Mainly a resident of broadleaved and mixed woodlands it is also a typical resident of urban parks and gardens.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky walk. There are two main species of cockroach in Britain the German and Oriental Cockroaches.

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Fleas

The most common species of Flea is the Cat Flea, known for readily biting humans. The Bird Flea are next in importance, followed by dog fleas, although other species may become temporarily attached to dogs.

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Wasps & Hornets

If you are seeing a large number of wasps or hornets in and around your home or work, there’s probably a wasps’ nest or a attractant nearby.

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Cluster Flies

Are found in numerous locations during Autumn to Spring, but usually in lofts, window frames including sash windows and timber cladding.

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Ants

The commonest species of ant that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant (Lasius niger). Black garden ants are not vectors of disease, however they can become a nuisance by way of their foraging behaviour.

Rodent Control

We provide a rodent control service for rats and mice for both domestic and commercial premises.

At the time of a rodent treatment we will also provide advice and make recommendations to reduce the risk of reinfestation.

Insect Control

Even the cleanest of homes or business premises can be host to unwelcome insect pests.

We carry out a professional and effective service to eliminate a wide range of insect pests such as cockroaches, fleas, ants, wasps, textile pests and stored product insects.

What Our Clients Say

Mrs V

Reading

Always prompt to reply and help us. Always courteous and knowledgeable. An exemplary service in all ways.

Contact us today for a quote

Call us on 01491 628 200 for a quote, our prices are based on whether it’s a one-off visit or you require a course if visits.

You can’t go wrong with our reasonable price structure, alongside top-quality pest control services with no hidden charges.