Pest control in Romsey, Salisbury, Southampton & throughout Hampshire, and Wiltshire.

Moles | Rats | Mice | Squirrels | Bees | Wasps | Rabbits | Birds | Cockroaches | Bed Bugs | Fleas
Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles | Ants

We provide pest and vermin control across Hampshire and Wiltshire. The company is based in West Wellow and is well placed to service call outs in all the following areas. In Hampshire we cover; Alderbury, Brook, Brockenhurst, Broughton, Crampmoor, Eastleigh, Fordingbridge, Lyndhurst, Michelmersh, Netley Marsh, North Baddesley, Romsey, Southampton, Stockbridge, Totton, Winchester and all the surrounding villages. In Wiltshire we cover Downton, Salisbury, Redlynch.

mole hills and mole problemsMoles
Whilst moles appear endearing they can be exasperating, creating a mess of your lawn and flower beds, ruining pasture and machinery and potentially exposing sheep flocks to listeria. The damage for which a single mole can be responsible may be considerable. Anecdotally, a mole is attributed to the death of King William of Orange after his horse threw him, having lost its footing in a mole tunnel – hence the Jacobean toast “to the gentleman in the brown velvet jacket”!.
For the DIY mole catcher, the creatures can prove elusive, time consuming and maddening. However, a professional mole catcher should have an effective arsenal at his disposal.
For peace of mind and an efficient service please call us on: 07546 007 952

There are two species of rat found in the UK – the Black rat and the Brown rat, the latter being the one most usually encountered. Rats are renowned for their intelligence and capacity to breed every two to four months throughout the year producing a litter of 8-10 young. Rats begin breeding at 8-12 weeks of age and can grow up to 40 cm long. They are also a serious potential source of disease, the most well known is Weils Disease. Contamination caused by rats can lead to significant economic loss.

They are commonly found in composting bins and living under garden sheds or piles of building rubble. During the winter months, rats tend to move indoors where they can become a great nuisance in agricultural, commercial and domestic premises. DIY attempts to get rid of an infestation can seem futile and often resistance to readily purchased rodenticides is blamed. The reality is more complex and a pest control professional is worth the investment.
For a quote please call us on : 07546 007 952

mouse problemsMice
Mice, like rats can build up their numbers rapidly and are able to gain access through the smallest of gaps (any gap wider than 1/3 inch will allow a mouse through). During the winter month’s field mice will join house mice and can often be heard scratching around in an attic. For premises serving food, the presence of mice can pose a serious risk to a business as well as being completely unacceptable to patrons. Mice have different feeding habits to rats and may prove quite elusive to the DIY enthusiast. It is well worthwhile calling in a trained technician to deal with the problem.
To discuss a mouse problem, please call us on : 07546 007 952


squirrel problemsSquirrels
Squirrels, whilst a significant pest to forestry and bird life, can be an occasional nuisance when they take up residence in the roof space of a house. Like all rodents they are inveterate gnawers and can cause considerable damage to woodwork and wiring. They have been sometimes known to drown in overhead tanks and contaminate household water supplies.
Squirrel control falls under legislation of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and that of several other Acts. In order not to fall foul of the law, it is important that this legislation is followed. This is one reason why people prefer to let a trained professional carry out the work.
For a quote to deal with a squirrel problem, please call: 07546 007 952

There are several bee species commonly seen in the UK and they are often confused. For example masonry and miner bees are regularly mistaken for honeybees, being very similar in appearance. The former two species are harmless but honeybees, whilst highly beneficial to man do sting when they feel threatened. Occasionally this can cause fatalities in people and domestic animals.
When honeybees swarm as part of their reproduction cycle, mainly in May and June, they can be very alarming but in fact bee problemthis is when they are usually at their most docile. However, they should still be treated with the greatest respect. When they settle in a cluster (often on a bush), it is a prelude to taking up a new residence. This could be your chimney or a wall cavity in your house and so you need to act fast. I am an experienced bee keeper, used to removing swarms and finding them a good home where they are kept according to “natural” principles, free of chemicals and with minimal interference. A honey harvest is of secondary importance to bee welfare. Consequently, my advice has often been sought by fellow pest controllers. I would be very happy to do the same for you and solve your problem.
Bumblebees are sometimes reported as a nuisance, particularly when they decide to nest in buildings undergoing renovation or around riding stables where they can alarm horses. Bumblebees do sting but need to be provoked quite severely before they do.

I am happy to gently relocate nests if necessary to rid you of the nuisance, please call us on: 07546 007 952


wasp nest problemHaving survived the winter a queen wasp will build a new nest, not much bigger than a golf ball. Her progeny will continue the process and by the autumn a wasp colony can contain 20-30,000 insects with a nest several times larger than a football. Although wasp venom differs from that of honeybees, it can produce severe reactions including anaphylaxis and death.
Wasps, particularly when nesting at, or close to ground level are often aggressive and an unpleasant nuisance. Dealing with wasp nests is not for the faint-hearted or inadequately protected and when DIY treatments are carried out at height, severe injuries or worse can result.
Fully insured, experienced and properly equipped, we are happy to solve your wasp problem with a rapid response. Call us on: 07546 007 952

rabbit problem


If rabbits are proving a nuisance, we are happy to resolve the issue, whatever the scale of the problem, whether it involves removal by gassing, ferreting or proofing through fencing or both.
To discuss a rabbit problem please call us on: 07546 007 952

bird problemsBirds
Bird fouling in suburban situations and crop damage by pigeons are common problems dealt with readily by us. In the instance of fouling of buildings our methods are discreet, non-lethal and highly effective, with the problem disappearing over a very short space of time.
To discuss a bird problem, please call us on: 07546 007 952


cockroach problemCockroaches
Amongst the most noxious of insect pests, cockroaches foul their environment, tainting materials with their characteristic smell as they move freely from filth to food. They are implicated in the mechanical transfer of pathogens, such as salmonella and may be the underlying cause of an allergic response in individuals such as dermatitis and allergic rhinitis.
Cockroaches are most active at night so may go unnoticed, are relatively long-lived (over 20 months) and populations are undiminished by winter months.
There are over 4,000 cockroach species worldwide, but in the UK only five species are commonly encountered, the most significant, from a controlled perspective being the Oriental and German cockroaches. Their biology is different and it is an understanding of this and some of their habits on which the success of a controlled programme is likely to hinge. For this reason, the help of a trained pest controller should be sought. Please call us on: 07546 007 952

bedbug problem


Bed Bugs
With an itinerant population, particularly near ports, bed bugs are on the increase in the UK and are regarded as the worst of all pest problems. They are spread through second hand furniture, bedding, mattresses and carpets and may come from adjacent properties. Notoriously difficult to control, several treatments are required.
For more information please call us on: 07546 007 952



flee infestation


Flea infestations commonly occur when a premises has been vacated by tenants who own a cat or a dog. Cat fleas are the most commonly encountered species, but treatment is relatively straight forward. Some chemicals are harmful to cats particularly, but can be purchased over the counter. It is therefore vital to know what you are doing, for this reason if you have a flea problem please call us on: 07546 007 952



clothes moth infestations


Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles
It is important to identify the species of clothes moth causing the problem as treatments in order to be effective, will differ. Nevertheless control is fairly straightforward.
Like clothes moth treatments, carpet beetle control is fairly simple, if you have a problem with either of these pests please call us on: 07546 007 952



ant problem

With close to 50 species of ant now found in the UK ants are a growing cause for annoyance, and in the case of Pharoahs ants in hospitals, a serious source of infection. Control can be a protracted affair and it is important to be able to differentiate between species to provide effective treatment. Furthermore some of the best solutions are not available to the general public. Call: 07546 007 952

Feral Colony

Last June I was called to remove a bee swarm that had taken up residence in the roof of a house. It was clear where the
bees were coming in but there was no sign of the swarm in the roof. It became apparent the bees were setting up home
behind the chimney breast and were completely inaccessible, however they were successfully removed after being gently
persuaded to shift to within reach.

The photographs shows a cone trap in operation. The cone acts like a one way valve and as bees leave the nest to forage,
they are unable to return home, so take up residence in the bait hive. Eventually the remnants of the parent colony decide
to leave en masse as they become short of food. The colony is then able to reunite in the bait box and they can be safely
moved to new location and hive.

Photographs kindly supplied by John Haverson

Last summer we were approached by Southern Water to remove two colonies of bees by non-lethal means from a pump house which
required renovation.  The photograph shows how in accessible the nests were and the lengths we had to go to remove them. 
The exposed comb can clearly be seen under soffit. 

The job was carried out successfully and the bees were relocated to a good home where they have thrived.