Our Services

Services we provide

Service Pest Control is one of the fastest growing Pest Control companies in London. Our main goal is to provide a high quality service at fantastic prices. We take pride in our contracts and we are always very thorough, making sure our customers are always happy with the work done. Offering our expert pest control services and products helps protect you and your family from unwanted vermin.

We also offer our great low cost services to Industrial and Commercial customers throughout the Greater London area. Large contracts or one time jobs are always welcome as we cater for all pest and vermin problems.

We cover all of London and the surrounding areas, with a 1 HOUR RESPONSE TIME, with no call out charge.

One of the most important things to is to be DISCREET, PROFESSIONAL and FRIENDLY Pest Controllers. We only use unmarked vehicles and are always willing to go that extra mile to make sure you are satisfied with the service provided by our team.

Rats, Mice & Squirrels

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There are several kinds of Rats, Mice & Squirrels. We have knowledge & experience with all.

Brown Rats - Generally brown in colour but this may vary. They can often grow quite large. Each year one Brown Rat can have between 3 and 6 litters, and gestation is only 21 days. They can live in any property, especially cellars and sewers. They also live in underground burrows, normally near rivers and streams or farms.

Common Rats - These have the same identification, habitat and breeding as the Brown Rats.

Norway Rats - Closely related to mice these appear to have the same identification, habitat and breeding as the Brown Rats and Common Rats.

House Mice - The common House Mouse can be gray, brown or almost black in colour, usually with a gray underside. They have the short tails, pointed snouts, large ears and small eyes. They can have up to 8 litters a year, with gestation of 21 days producing between 4 and 16 babies. House Mice will live in many different places such as buildings, shops, food producers, tower blocks and most other places where they can remain close to humans.

Squirrels - Squirrels breed twice a year between December to February and May to June. Gestation is 44 days and will normally litter 4. They will build their nests in lofts, attics, chimneys, and other similar places. Digging in flower pots and flower beds is where they find and hide their food, they also eat from bird feeders. Squirrels can cause property damage by chewing and clawing.

 

 

Foxes, Bats & Pigeons

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Pigeons - Pigeons breed up to 6 times per year depending on their food supply. They also live in many different places, such as; chimney pots, gutters, external ledges, air conditioner containment boxes, damaged buildings and loft spaces mainly because of water tanks. They cause damage to properties with their excrement.

Foxes - Reddish brown in colour and can give rise to silver, black or cross morphs. It's long bushy tail normally has a white tip and the back of the ears and part of the legs are often black. Foxes are opportunist feeders, they eat scraps left by humans, insects, berries, birds and small mammals. Foxes are most active from dusk until dawn. After gestation of 50 to 53 days, the vixen will give birth to 4 to 7 cubs, this happens once a year. 

Bats - With various different colours and sizes, with different wings and ears. They eat quite large insects including moths and beetles, mainly consumed in flight. Their perches are often discovered due to large amounts of insect wings which have been discarded as they also take insects back to their perches. Bats are mainly nocturnal. They mate in the winter and have only normally 1 young in June or July. Often found in roof spaces, hollow trees, caves and mines.

 

Insects, Bugs & Flying Pests

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With an endless variety of Bugs, Flies and other flying pests such as Moths and Wasps it can often be quite overwhelming when you get an infestation.

Wasps -  One of the most annoying of flying insects. Eggs are laid by the Queen in 10 to 20 different chambers. Her colony can be between 3,000 to 30,000. They hibernate for the winter, usually inside in places such as lofts, void spaces such as wall cavities or hollow trees.

Bed Bugs - Normally reddish brown in colour, with an oval body and clawed legs. Females are a bit larger than the males. 3 eggs are laid, a total of 200 in their life time. From egg to adult takes 9 to 18 weeks. They can be found in beds, carpet, most furniture, door frames, window sills, pictures, loose wallpaper, curtains, cracks and crevices.

Cat Fleas - are brown or pearly white in colour and have long bodies. 4 to 8 eggs are laid, a total of 1000 in their life time, the eggs are brown, hatching after 10 days. They can be found on pets and in their bedding.

Dog Fleas - Very similar to cat fleas in almost all ways.

Fungus Gnats - These bugs are small, black in colour and have a pointed abdomen. Females do not need males to breed, larva is supported in plant pots especially if the plant is dead. They can be found in homes and offices associated with stagnant water in plant pots, sometimes found in overflow systems, drip trays and anywhere water is left stagnant.

Centipedes - Usually reddish brown and sometimes straw like in colour. Their bodies are in many segments with a pair of legs attached to each. On average they have 28 legs and are 10mm to 55mm long. 10 to 100 eggs laid in soil or crevices. They live in damp vegetation often found in buildings used for shelter.

Millipedes - Similar to Centipedes in many ways. They too are usually brown, gray or black in colour. Their bodies have 30 to 60 segments, each having a pair of legs attached. 10 to 300 eggs are laid in soil or crevices. These to often live in damp vegetation and can be found taking shelter in buildings.

Booklice - Light yellow, brown or black in colour, with flattened tummies and soft bodies. They have biting ability. 200 eggs are laid within 3 days, hatching in 1 to 2 weeks. Commonly found in warehouses and anywhere wood can be found, especially if damp.

Woodlice - One of the most commonly seen bugs at home. Usually dark gray in colour. They have segmented bodies in 7 parts, which allows them to roll into a ball. 150 eggs are carried in the female pouch. Often found in buildings with excess damp, door frames, cracks and crevices. They gain entry via ventilation holes and are regularly transported by pallets.

Silverfish - These bugs have silvery scales which glisten white, they have 2 long antennae and 3 tails which are bristly. They are nocturnal and can be found in skirting boards, coving, kitchens, bathrooms, cracks and crevices.

Common Black Ants - Shiny and black in colour, they have large heads, thin backs and large rears. The Queen ant lays any amount of eggs, hatching in 3 to 4 weeks. Their nests are found close to homes and factories, going inside to look for food.

Garden Ants - Very similar to the Common Black Ants.

Pharaoh Ants - These are straw like in colour, with darker heads and tummies, they have black eyes and a stinger. The Queens sometimes have wings and are slightly darker. Queens lay 350 eggs, hatching in 2 weeks, egg to adult stage is 5 to 6 weeks. Nest are found behind skirting boards, in furniture, under floors, wall voids and in linens.

Cluster Flies - Covered in yellow-gold hairs and have large red eyes, they have bristly backs and a yellowish tummy. Eggs are laid in damp soil and leaves, larvae hatch in 7 days, then bores into worms and stays there until adult, then it bores it's way out again and chrysalises. They are found in lofts, pits, void spaces, cracks and crevices, fabric and cladding. South west and south facing properties are favourite places for them.

Filter/Drain Flies - Gray in colour with hairs on it's wings. 200 eggs are laid on damp surfaces, hatching in 1 to 6 days. They are found in damp places such as drains and gutters.

Fruit & Vinegar Flies - These flies have greyish yellow bodies which are flat and round, their tummies are crossed and striped. 700 to 800 eggs are laid in food places, 20 to 25 per day. From egg to adult can be 8 days. They are found in dried fruit plants, tomato factories, fruit drink and wine producers, vinegar factories, breweries, pubs and warehouses. 

House Flies - Have gray and black tummies with black stripes on it's back. Their wings are clear with black veins. 150 eggs are laid in food places, hatching from maggots within 2 days. They are found anywhere there is rubbish and poor hygiene.

Lesser House Flies - With yellow tummies, gray back and 4 dark stripes. 50 eggs are laid, hatching in 1 to 2 days, maggots develop in 8 days. They are found anywhere there is meat and any manure and farms.

Common Cockroaches - Very dark brown even sometimes black in colour and they are shiny. Male wings are longer than the females. 16 to 18 eggs are laid in 5 to 10 ootheca, hatching after 48 to 80 days. They can be found in drains, cladding, any heated building, ducting, lift shafts, boiler houses and any area where there is rubbish.

German Cockroaches - Brown in colour with a yellowish back and 2 darker brown stripes down it. 30 to 40 eggs are laid in each of the 4 ootheca, hatching after 1 to 2 days. Found in machines, fridge motors and electrical sockets and panel cases.

Oriental Cockroaches - Black in colour and are very similar to the common cockroaches.

Brown House Moths - Gold and brown in colour with hairy wing tips, they are shiny and are up to 19mm long. 100 to 500 eggs are laid and hatch 10 to 40 days later. They can be found in homes, flour and food mills, cereal processors and warehouses.

Common Clothes Moths - Also golden brown in colour and between 5mm and 7mm long. 40 to 50 eggs are laid usually between fibres, seams and folds, hatching after 7 to 10 days. Found anywhere there are clothes and fabric. They live in textiles, fabric and sometimes birds nests. Often imported in fabrics, soft furnishings and furniture.

Indian Meal Moths - Pale gray to yellow in colour and the tops of their wings having reddish-brown tips. Larvae are white or yellowish with a pale brown head. 150 to 300 eggs are laid in food places, hatching in 2 to 8 days. Found mainly in imported raw materials, warehouses and in the dried fruit and nut industry. Often a sign of out of date stock.

Mediterranean Flour Moths - Have white tips on their wings, their forewings are blue ish with dark blue stripes. 350 eggs are laid, hatching anywhere between 4 and 28 days. Larvae move into food places, their webbing can clog machinery and spouts, etc. They are found anywhere flour is used mainly in mills and bakeries, also can be found inside dead plants.

White Shouldered House Moths - Have white head and shoulders and their wings have fine hairs at the tips and are dark brown and gold in colour. 200 white eggs are laid, hatching in 7 to 25 days. Often found in clothes, soft furnishings, tapestries and in food retailers when there is poor hygiene, also they can be found in birds nests.