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Who Provides Pest Control in Ilford and London Borough of Redbridge?

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Pest infestations are thankfully quite uncommon, but when they do happen it can have a huge effect on our day-to-day life. These nuisance critters can cause much more destruction than their size would suggest, damaging all sorts of things from food, to crops, to livestock. When an infestation strikes and you need help getting rid of it, it’s important to be aware of what your first port of call should be.

If you’re looking for pest control in Ilford or elsewhere in the London Borough of Redbridge, this article will give you the lowdown on the services available and what you need to do next.


Can the council provide pest control in Ilford?

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A pest control service is available from Redbridge Borough Council, but this is of a limited nature. Councils provide a whole host of resources and notoriously do not have ideal waiting times as so many people require their services. Ilford pest control is not necessarily their number one priority, so your problem may not get the level of attention it requires.

Redbridge Council’s website states that their priority infestations are limited to rats, mice, cockroaches, bedbugs, wasps, pharaoh ants & fleas – their focus is on pests which are a risk to human health, rather than that of individuals.

They also state that they will not spend an excessive amount of time on particular problems or become involved with wider issues, so if you suffer from a longstanding concern you may be left stranded. Only dedicated pest control services have the capacity to deal with certain issues, so the council may end up passing you on to someone else, which would only cause delays and make you more frustrated.


DIY pest control?

Many people decide to take pest control into their own hands on the premise of lower costs. However, they still have to deal with the costs of any products used, not to mention the time and effort involved with such a task. Most homeowners simply don’t have the knowledge and expertise to effectively get rid of an infestation, and pests can soon return to wreak havoc when they are not effectively removed. Many people are also unaware of the potential consequences surrounding fumigation – poisons could cause damage to pets or family members, and some pests are protected from extermination.


Pest Defence

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You’ll be glad to know that Pest Defence are on hand to deliver a comprehensive pest eradication service to both domestic and commercial customers. Having a dedicated team means that no job is too big or too small, and we are fully prepared for all eventualities. We can also deal with a variety of pests that the council do not treat, including bees, pigeons and squirrels. We will fully eradicate any infestations and apply a suitable treatment, as well as providing resources for preventing a similar occurrence in the future. If it’s an emergency, there’s no need to worry about waiting for appointments – we offer a same-day response no matter the time of day, to find a solution as quickly as possible.


Pest Defence is a reputable, accredited pest control company with services available throughout Essex and London. Established in 1989, our fully-qualified team have plenty of experience in eradicating and preventing pest infestations. To find out more, get in touch today. 


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