East of England Pest Control offers a professional pest control solution for the Chelmsford and District areas

Expert pest control & vermin removal services for all types of properties. If you are having problems with pests in your garden, hotel, restaurant, or any property, don’t delay, call us now to discuss how we can help.

Pests can harm your home, or drive away business, especially if they are vermin renowned for spreading germs and disease. To eliminate pests quickly and permanently, call East of England Pest Control to solve and manage the problem.

Professional Discreet Pest Control

East of England Pest Control are experienced in dealing with bed bugs, flea treatments, cockroach infestation, carpet beetles, ants, squirrels, all rodent removal, pigeon removal and preventative netting or spikes, wasp extermination and bee removal.

We provide discreet solutions for all household pest control problems, and offer specialised commercial contracts for businesses such as restaurants, hotels and public houses, for the control and treatment of bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, mice and all vermin that pose a health and safety risk to the public.

If you have a problem with rodents and pests anywhere in Essex or the Eastern counties, call us to have them removed as soon as possible.

When eliminating vermin and pests we always use safe materials and methods, with appropriate COSHH and health and safety statements when needed. All pest control services are carried out in accordance with health and safety regulations.

Agricultural properties are often host to a range of vermin and rodents that damage produce and profitability – we have the knowledge and experience to eradicate and manage agricultural pest and vermin risks.

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We also supply and install all types of bird proofing including bird netting, bird spikes and spring wires to prevent pigeons and other birds roosting on buildings. Pest prevention along with pest extermination services are available throughout Chelmsford, Essex and the Eastern counties.

Call us for more information today, phone 077951 82110

Our pest control work is carried out in accordance with the Health & Safety Act 1974, the COSHH Regulations 1988, The Food & Environmental Act 1985 and Control of Pesticides 1986. We have Public Liability Insurance at £2,000,000.

Our vehicles are unmarked for discretion and we also provide a 24 hour personal contact all year round.

We are prepared to undertake any one-off treatment, or tender for Contractual works and referrals to Local Residential and Commercial organisations. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a free quote or survey.

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Professional Pest Control Chelmsford, Writtle, Ingatestone, Witham and Essex

We offer discreet pest control services on a pay as you go basis or ongoing contract, for all your vermin and pest control needs in:
Greater London

Pest Descriptions

Ant Control and Eradication

There are two main types of ants, the black or garden ant and the pharaoh’s ant. The majority of ants are worker ants and sterile females which tend the young and forage for food. The ants prefer to eat protein rich foods, such as meat, cheese, as well as fats, sugar and chocolate.

Black or Garden ants usually nest outdoors, although occasionally nesting occurs under houses or extensions, or under paving, in gardens or around walls. They are black and around 5mm in length.

Pharaoh’s ants originated in North Africa/Mediterranean region and are now distributed widely around the world. They require warm and humid environments, which restricts them to internal areas in the UK. The ants are yellow-brown in colour and very small, usually around 2mm in length. Nests are located within the fabric of buildings, along heating ducts and in wall cavities.

Garden ants require insecticidal treatment to destroy their trails, but tropical ants, like Pharoah’s ants, need to be treated by baiting so that nests can be destroyed.

Cockroach Extermination

There are many different kinds of cockroach. Some of the more common types that occur in the UK include Common cockroach, German cockroach, Brown-banded cockroach, American cockroach and Australian cockroach. Cockroaches can seriously harm business reputations, particularly within the food industry.

Common cockroaches can infest premises for long periods before they are discovered. They are a widespread pest in the UK. The adult cockroaches are usually around 20-25 mm long and are reddish-brown in colour.
The Brown-banded cockroach is often found in residential premises. The adult cockroaches are quite small, usually around 10-15 mm long and are a yellowish-brown colour, with dark hoops around their body.

Infestations can be very deep-seated within buildings and need regular and thorough treatment to control them. This does vary depending on the type of cockroach.

Bedbug Extermination

The bed bug enjoys the luxury of centrally heated dwellings, which they exploit all year round. They avoid the light and hide in/on furniture, on bed frames, in & behind skirting boards and plug sockets, on curtain poles, behind hanging pictures, inside divan frames, on mattresses and headboards.

Bed bugs are parasites & feed exclusively on blood, usually human blood. The bugs climb over their human hosts during the night and use their piercing mouthparts to penetrate the skin for feeding. Adult bed bugs are approximately 5mm long and 3mm wide. They are oval in shape and usually dark reddish brown in colour, although the colour may vary. Bed bug eggs are pearly white and 1mm long. Females feeding regularly will lay 2 or 3 eggs per day, up to a maximum of 12!

Insecticidal treatment will be required to eradicate bed bugs. It must be thorough and extensive and will often include treatment of furniture, skirtings and picture rails, curtains, bed frames, headboards and underneath the edges of carpets, etc. Treatment may be needed in all rooms, or all rooms on the same floor.

Flea Extermination

Fleas are parasitic insect pests of mammals. They depend on their ‘host’ animal for food and development. Their host can be a cat, a dog, a fox, a bird or even in rare cases humans.

Adult fleas vary in size, but are generally about 2-3mm long and reddish brown in colour. There are too many types to list as there are around 1400 known species of flea.

First, the source of the infestation must be identified and treatment of the offending animal undertaken. Secondly, a thorough vacuum clean of the premises should be undertaken. Thirdly, all areas should be treated with an insecticidal spray to kill the adult fleas and larvae. Pupa often survive treatment, so it is usual to carry out a second spray treatment to ensure adequate insecticide is available when they eventually hatch out!

Cluster Fly Treatment

Often confused with the common House Fly, Cluster Flies are roughly the same size. Some characteristics that differentiate the Cluster Fly: they fly somewhat more slowly than the House Fly, they almost always fly toward windows on the warm side of a structure and their wings overlap almost completely, when at rest.

Cluster Flies breed in the ground outside of buildings during the warm weather (late Spring into early Summer) using earthworms as a food source for the immature larvae (maggots). The flies later pupate (go into the cocoon stage), then hatch as adult flies. In temperate areas, often in late August, these flies begins to migrate indoors finding any small cracks or crevices that permit entry into structures. These may include areas around window frames, door frames or eaves. Entry tends to be on the same, warm, sunny side (often the southern or western exposure) of the structure as the flies later emerge from.
During the Autumn, Winter or Spring months, these flies may emerge, particularly on warm, sunny days. The flies appear at windows buzzing and “clustering” around those areas to the dismay of the occupants. This fly can become a problem in virtually any structure and they have, on occasion, been a problem in sensitive areas such as hospitals, where they are especially unwelcome.

vary between electronic fly killers to sticky fly roles, to insecticide spraying.

Mole Eradication

Moles are common to mainland Britain, particularly areas of permanent grassland such as private lawns and gardens, golf courses, parks and playing fields. They have a highly developed sense of touch and hearing even though they no external ear flaps. Their bodies are cylindrical, 12-16 cm long from nose to tail and they weigh 70-110g.

Each mole inhabits its own underground tunnel system covering an area 400-2000 square metres. It patrols these tunnels on a regular cycle searching out food such as earthworms and grubs for a period of 4 hours then resting for 3 hours. The mole is most active just after sunrise and again just before sunset. The mole’s breeding season is from February to June each year and litters of young will leave the nest at 5 weeks old. Moles often damage the roots of seedlings and plants causing them to wilt and die, in addition, mole hills can cause severe damage to machines such as lawn mowers. Worms are the mole’s major foodstuff and each mole must find around 200 worms a day to survive. Moles can produce as many as 1.5 hills a day, each hill containing roughly 5 litres of loose soil. Male and female moles live apart most the year, but in breeding season males dig over large areas in search of a mate. They can create 20 metres of fresh tunnels every day.

include electronic moles scarers, traps and gassing.

Mouse Infestation

The house mouse is a very common pest of buildings. Field mice and other less common rodents are not usually found in houses, but may cause infestations occasionally. The confirmation of droppings usually confirms mice are present. They can also cause damage to foodstuffs, chew wrappers and cause holes in a variety of materials.

Mice are also nocturnal. They live for around 12 months and can produce around 80 offspring per year.

Includes trap setting, sticky – board laying or poison, site dependent.

Rat Control & Extermination

The most common species of rat found in the UK is the brown rat. There is also the black rat which is much less common and is usually found in very few port side areas. Rats tend to be a problem as they are destructive and transmit many dangerous diseases.

Rats are nocturnal animals. They live for 9-18 months in the wild and the females can have over 50 offspring in a year.

Successful eradication maybe possible using a combination of rodenticidal baits, traps and proofing.

Wasp Control

Wasps are social insects and form large colonies, or nests, which are socially structured and highly organised. Wasps are a widespread pest during the summer and cause fear and concern in many people because of their powerful stings especially as some species are quite aggressive.

The queen usually spends the winter in a warm protected site often located in lofts, attics, wall cavities or in the ground. As many as 30,000 wasps can populate a nest.

The wasps nest will be treated directly. If the wasp nest cannot be located, treatment may involve the use of perimeter traps. Alternatively, insect screens on doors and windows will help stop wasps entering buildings and the installation of electric fly killers will help to control wasps if they do get inside premises.


Moths attack foodstuffs and textiles, and there are in fact six species in Britain, all having similar characteristics.

The lava cause the damage through contamination, and larvae pupate and emerge as adults. Adults feed (if at all) on liquid food and water.

They are best controlled through good hygiene, sprays and dusts.


There are various beetles ranging from carpet, plaster, larder, flour and mealworm beetles.

The carpet beetle is a particular nuisance in homes and is about 2-4mm in length with variable black and white mottled markings on its back. Plaster beetles are about 2mm long and feed on mould and mildews and are found in damp areas. The larder beetle is about 8mm long and is dark brown with a pale yellow black spotted band across its back. Preferred food is dried meat products. The flour beetle is about 3-4mm long and reddish brown in colour. It attacks grain products such as flour and cereals, so sealed jars are recommended to avoid them. The mealworm beetle is about 6mm long and found in floor litter and feed on poultry food, bird droppings and carcasses, and is a general scavenger. The lava can cause damage by tunnelling into polystyrene, and insulation materials in buildings. Most beetles can fly.

Control against beetles is good hygiene, and residual insecticide as per instructions.

Fox Pest Control

Many people are concerned about foxes affected by mange. A scruffy looking fox is not necessarily an ill fox. When moulting in spring, foxes look quite rough but this does not mean they are mangy.

They are typically found in woodland and open country, but their presence in urban areas is increasing. Red foxes are opportunist feeders and eat insects, earthworms, fruit, berries, wild birds, small mammals and scraps left by humans. Red foxes are primarily active at dusk and night. They are solitary, but they very occasionally group together in a pack. Foxes forage alone in different parts of their territory, which may extend from 25 to 5000 acres, depending on the habitat. Faeces and urine mark territories.

Reproduction: Vixens come into heat once a year for one to six days. They give birth to four to seven cubs in a den (also called an earth), after a gestation period of 51-53 days. The cubs are weaned after seven to nine weeks, and become sexually mature after a year.

The number of cubs and the time of year in which the vixen gives birth depends on food availability.

Trapping and extermination.

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