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!

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! πŸ˜€

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!

How to clear up Pigeon poo (guano)

Last week a team from Pestforce were called in to recover the upstairs of a commercial premise from a period of neglect and an infestation of pigeons.

The team travelled to the Isle of Wight at the request of one of our key accounts and spent the week scraping, shovelling, removing waste and scrubing.

The property conditions really were bad and a major health hazard.

Check out the photos below - taken by the team to show the results of their efforts.

False Widows in the News

With all the recent news on False Widow spider closing a number of schools we thought you might find the following article of interest

A Pestforce wedding!! πŸ’•

A very big congratulations to Ben Dean of Pestforce Leeds and his new wife Jes Dean on finally making it down the aisle!

Ben has been with Pestforce for many years now and proving he really is Perforce through and through, he even drove the van to his own wedding! 

Wishing you both many happy years together! 

Our very own Mark Robinson talks wasp nest removal 'live' on BBC Radio

Mark Robinson, owner of Pestforce Pest Control Rugby & South Warwickshire, has recently spent the morning with Richard from BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.

This summer is proving to be an incredible year for wasps and because of this, Mark is currently working 12 hour days trying to service all of his customers so they can get on with enjoying their summer, wasp free!

Richard tagged along to one such job, a wasp nest in a loft. However there was only one bee suit to go around, so cue a slightly nervous (unprotected) Richard as they tackle the nest.....

Richard made it out in one piece, the same can't be said for the wasps! Wasp nest completely eradicated, leaving an extremely happy customer! 

If you have a wasps nest, call Mark today and fear not, he doesn't bring the radio crew everywhere he goes!

Mark Robinson - 01789 228 016 - 

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