Pest infestations are generally quite uncommon, but when they do occur they can cause a lot of damage. If you notice any signs of a pest infestation, you’ll naturally want to take action straight away. You’ll want to know what your options are and how you can access effective pest control services at an affordable price, fast. Here at Pest Defence, we’re on hand to help and have compiled information about what’s available in the areas of Loughton and the wider Epping Forest District.
Does the council provide pest control in Loughton?
Loughton Town Council currently does not provide any sort of pest control services. Epping Forest District Council does not provide pest control for residents either – they previously used contractors to provide a service free of charge, but started charging for it in 2011. More recently, the council no longer provides any sort of pest control service and will not recommend any alternative companies to use.
Should I attempt DIY pest control?
Before you go straight in and attempt to carry out pest control yourself, it’s important to think about whether you will be able to go through with it and how you will deal with what you have caught – particularly if the animal is alive. Pest control is not for the faint-hearted.
DIY pest control is highly discouraged as it is often ineffective when carried out by someone without specific knowledge and expertise – it does not guarantee complete riddance of unwanted pests. It is usually not worth the time, effort and money spent, especially when you consider the products that have to be bought. Additionally, these products may cause harm to family members or pets if used incorrectly, not to mention the fact that some pests are in fact legally protected from extermination.
Choosing a reputable pest control company
With the lack of a council pest control service, and DIY being discouraged, it’s important to find a trusted alternative local to you. Keep in mind that you should look for a company with a good reputation, that’s qualified and trustworthy.
If you are based in Loughton, or the wider Epping Forest District, Pest Defence are on hand to help with your pest control problems. We don’t subcontract – we’re made up of a dedicated team of qualified, experienced employees – and can handle an array of pests. Whether it’s an infestation of insects, rodents, or nuisance pigeons that need deterring, we’ve got the expertise to deal with it. Our positive customer reviews and accreditations from leading bodies are testament to this.
Pest Defence is an accredited pest control company with an experienced team of qualified exterminators. Serving areas such as Loughton, Chigwell, Chipping Ongar and Epping, we carry out our efficient services with the highest levels of professionalism and consideration. Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team today to find out how we can help you.