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A Guide to Pest Control for Southend Businesses and Homeowners

In the last few months, the team here at Pest Defence have dedicated our blog posts to providing information about the best method of dealing with pest problems in local areas, and this month we’re turning the spotlight on Southend-on-Sea.

Southend-on-Sea pier

If you’re looking for pest control in Southend, read on to find out about the course of action you should be following.

No council service offered

You may have heard that many councils up and down the country offer their own affordable extermination services to assist in keeping their borough a safe and hygienic place to live, and while this is true, Southend-on-Sea doesn’t offer this service.

However, we’ve often found that while the pest control services local councils offer are useful for a very basic, affordable treatment, they lack the skills and equipment to adequately tackle larger or more serious infestations. Also, as council pest control services are limited to a small number of staff, response time can be rather slow. In order to fully exterminate pests from your property quickly, or to receive expert advice on how to prevent an infestation recurring, you should enlist the services of a pest control expert.

Choose a reputable company

Now that you know that there is no council service to assist you in your pest problem, you need to ensure that you choose a fully qualified and reputable company in the local area. Things to look for include accreditations in work quality, certifications for health and safety, experience and testimonials or reviews, wherever possible.

When trying to establish the right pest control company for you, it is a good idea to get at least three quotes from different companies. This allows you to establish an average price estimate and allows you to dismiss companies that are charging much too high or too low – remember, however, to check you are comparing like-for-like quotes and the services you are being offered are the same!

By ensuring to look out for these signs of a trustworthy firm, you’re sure to avoid some of the cheaper or less capable pest removal companies.

Pest Defence’s services

Pest Defence serve Southend-on-Sea, offering exceptional pest eradication, fast call-out times, an emergency call-out service and friendly and knowledgeable staff. We are fully accredited by the British Pest Control Association and are SafeContractor and HA approved. As further proof of our capabilities, we have lots of testimonials from satisfied commercial and domestic clients alike available on our website.

Our services extend to cover the safe removal of:

  • Pigeons
  • Wasps & bees
  • Rats & mice
  • Squirrels
  • Bed bugs
  • Fleas
  • Moles
  • Insects

As well as guaranteeing a complete pest eradication, we also offer specialised advice on how to prevent a pest problem reoccurring.


Pest Defence have been supplying high quality pest removal services across Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood and the surrounding areas, including Southend-on-Sea, for over 25 years, offering guaranteed exterminations, quick call-out times and friendly, knowledgeable staff at affordable prices. We are fully accredited by many associations such as The British Pest Control Association and the Trading Standards, so you can be confident of the quality of our work and our health and safety standing. For more information, get in contact today and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.  



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