New Pestforce Branch Opens in Northamptonshire!

Pestforce are delighted to announce a new branch office covering Northants and Huntingdon. The branch is owned and managed by the father and son duo of Mark and George Vincent. Both have gone through the comprehensive training program of Pestforce and have passed their initial RSPH qualifications in Pest control.



Mark and George both have significant experience in the outdoor life and wildlife management from their work in the farming community and gamekeeping. From recent discussions with the team at Head Office they can’t wait to get stuck in and serve the local community to keep them free from Pests.

New Pestforce branch in the Teesside area

I'm delighted to welcome aboard Ken Iles as the new Owner and Manager of Pestforce Pest Control Hartlepool, also covering Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough! 



Ken joins us following two decades working as a Funeral Director! Unusual transition you may think but Ken has always had a keen interest in Pest control and a passion for environmental services. And as he has always had a desire to be his own boss, Pestforce Pest Control seemed the logical choice. 

Ken is DBS checked and verified for your peace of mind.

In Ken's first week of trading he has already started to get some rave reviews...


If like Kim, you require Pest Control in Teesside, call Ken today on 01429 217010.

https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Hartlepool/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/StocktononTees/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Middlesbrough/ 



Anyone Fancy Toading?

Pestforce Helps Outs Henley Toad Patrol

Toading with the local Toad Patrol might sounds strange but it is a very real thing. Every year, for a period of time around February and March, there is a massive migration of amphibians - toads, frogs and newts - back to the place where they were born.

And when we say massive the numbers on the move can get close to 10,000 amphibians!!!

Toads are the main species but there are a fair number of frogs and a few hundred newts.

So what does Toad Patrol do....?

Toad Patrol is a growing band of local volunteers who patrol a stretch of road just outside Henley on Thames every evening during the migration.

Unfortunately between the habitat where the amphibians live and the breeding pond is a busy road which over the years has seen many casualties of returning amphibians.


The Toad Patrol volunteers "guard" a barrier which is deigned to stop the amphibians crossing the road at will and instead allow then to be lifted by the volunteers and carried over the road.

There was a tunnel dug under the road a few years back but for some reason the amphibians don't seem keen on using it.

There are some escapees who make it through the barrier each evening and again the Toad Patrollers scoop them up as they try and avoid the cars.

For those of a certain age there are times when it looks like a game of "Frogger".



At Pestforce we applaud the work of the volunteers and everyone who has provided support to make their task easier.

More help and support is always welcome and from experience it is quite a fascinating sight to see the amphibians in motion.

A word of caution - no children are allowed to attend Toad Patrol.

You can check out more information on the Henley Toad Patrol Twitter page @henleytoads

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Alison joins the team at Pestforce South West London

I'm pleased to announce that Sean Banks of Pestforce Pest Control South West London has welcomed another technician to his highly experienced team. 



When asking Alison for a few word s on her background and why she chose to join us, she said the following...
Joining Pestforce is my greatest achievement so far in my Pest Control career. I have been a Pest Control Technician for almost three years now and for the last two years I have run my own business based in Kent. Pest Control is both challenging and exciting. I love that every day is different and it seems that even after three years in the business there are still things for me to learn. 
Insects fascinate me! I love Bees and am a great advocate of saving them whenever possible!! However I do enjoy a good Bed Bug job!! I have always been successful at the eradication of Bed Bugs and my approach to dealing with these tricky bugs is to be thorough and methodical whilst helping clients to understand the importance of their role in the ultimate success of their demise!! 
Previously to Pest Control Management, I was a Primary School Teacher so you could say I swapped one set of ‘pests’ for another!! Outside of work, I have two teenage girls, my partner of two years and two cats (who are always hungry), so life is generally pretty hectic but I wouldn't have it any other way!


Pestforce Reading is under new management!


We are delighted to welcome our latest 'Pesty', Tim James to the Pestforce network.

Tim has now completed our extensive training programme and is currently working with Charles Belcher to take over the reigns. Pestforce Reading will also be incorporating Basingstoke and Henley-on-Thames.

Tim joins the network from a background in doggy day care! As well as his own dogs, he also keeps chickens, ducks and a flock of Ryeland sheep!



Tim is now eager to put this extensive knowledge into practice.

Good luck Tim!

https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Reading/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/HenleyOnThames/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Basingstoke/

7 years of service!

A big THANK YOU to Michelle Winters our very much appreciated Finance Assistant, for her dedicated and continued service over the last 7 years!

I'm sure many of our Customers have spoken to (been nagged by) Michelle over the years and will hopefully agree what a fab asset she is, even with that laugh! 😀

By way of thanks our Directors Sean and Paul presented Michelle with a magnum of Prosecco and some cupcakes, they know her too well! 


Congratulations Spartan!

It's been a busy month for Andy Durrance of Pestforce East London and not just with work!

Earlier this month Andy made the trip to Lake Tahoe USA to compete in the Spartan World Championships. Being one of around 12,000 other participants, Andy managed to get both 3rd place in age group 50+ and 1st place in age group 55+ "not bad for a silly old sod" he tells me!


And as if that wasn't enough of a challenge, last weekend Andy competed in the OCR (Obstacle Course Race) World Championships in Brentwood. If you're up early enough, you can catch the highlights this Saturday 27th October on Channel 4 5:55am - 6:50am.




What's next.....?
Next weekend Andy will be competing in the Spartan Trifecta World Championships OCR in Greece, an invitation only event up Mount Olympus!

Best of luck Andy!!

This is just a small insight to the races that Andy competes in and after starting the OCR Championships just 2 years ago and having travelled all over the world, Andy is now number 2 in the world for his age group! Well done Andy!

https://www.pest-force.co.uk/EastLondon/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Romford/
https://www.pest-force.co.uk/Ilford/


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