Having grown up in and around Chorley, I probably know the area and its pest problems better than anywhere else. As a youngster (with dad who also offered Pest Control in Chorley, both as a pest controller for British Rail and later working for himself) I would often be dispatched on my push bike to all corners of the Chorley district to undertake various pest control duties. The health and safety officials of today would most definitely not of been impressed as I undertook various jobs, dealing with moles and rats on farms far and wide! Luckily no harm came of my boyhood exploits and today I retain a good reputation within the area. Though now my business is conducted on a more professional basis! ….and I’m yet to send young jack, my step son, out on a single handed pest control job in Chorley!

Chorley Pest Problems.

I have very rarely undertaken any advertising in the Chorley area as most of my work in the district comes from word of mouth. I regularly help local businesses with pest problems, even if it is just a case of free advice on keeping properties infestation free. When I eat out in the area or visit local pubs for the evening, it is often in places that I have visited in my capacity as a pest controller. I have many times called at local pubs in the early hours of the morning when the last customer has left to deal with an unwelcome rodent, often returning first thing the next day to complete the task, customers and the town residents unaware that a problem even existed.

Rats, Mice and Bees in Chorley.

Those who work in Chorley in the early hours such as paper boys or traders who work on Chorley Market have often reported seeing the odd rat in the street. This isn’t to say Chorley has a bigger rat problem than anywhere else, indeed it is on the whole far better than most places, but all towns can at times have problems with rodents both localised or at times, over a wider area. I am ideally placed, both in terms of location and experience to deal with any problems the people of Chorley may suffer from. Indeed should you find yourself face to face with a rat, mouse or wasp nest you can be certain that I am in the local area and ready to answer your call. I have in the past dealt with rats on Pall Mall in Chorley, swarms of bee’s on Eaves Lane and mice in pubs within sight of Chorley’s town hall! So don’t be afraid to call, even just for a bit of advice, I have most definitely dealt with it all before at one time or another!

For all pest control  in Chorley and sourrounding villages, call Ian on 07821318954

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———–For the summer of 2016 I am offering wasp nest treatments at a discounted rate through out our area. As I spend so much time in the town its only right that I pass on any saving in travel direct to local people. Chorley council charge over £50 to treat a wasps nest….call me and you will certainly have change from that for a few drinks in Applejax and a bag of chips on the way home! ———–

Take a look at some of the common pests and the problems that they cause that I have been contracted to control throughout Chorley in the past.

bedbugs in chorley

Spraying a bed for bedbugs.

Over the years I haven’t done many bedbug calls in the Chorley area but recently I have seen a number of infestations, indeed I have treated more bedbugs in Chorley in the last 3 months that throughout my entire career! I don’t know why this has been as all the cases were unrelated to each other, I guess its just the way it goes! Please remember if you do find or suspect bedbug infestations please don,t remove anything from the bedroom until a professional has been to advise you, as you may spread insects through your home. I don’t charge to come out and have a look and give advice so give me a call and have a chat first. Even if I cant help I will give you the right advice so you don’t get ripped off elsewhere. I enjoy doing Pest Control in Chorley, it is after all my home town so I will do my best to solve you problem quickly and economically.

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