Advice on Pest Control in Gillingham and the Surrounding Areas

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We understand that it isn’t easy to determine what kind of pest has invaded your Gillingham property. It’s important to identify the pest control services you require to eradicate the problem as soon as possible. To help answer questions often asked by the domestic and commercial clients we serve, our team has put together some useful tips about fox pest control, rodent control, insect control and bird control solutions.

Common Pest Control Questions

How are pests treated humanely during pest control procedures?


At Sabre Kent Ltd, we are proud members of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and National Pest Technicians Agency (NPTA), which ensures that pest control companies fulfil the required Industry Codes of Best Practice. Certified members can be relied upon to prevent harm against the public, animals and the environment when carrying out eradication services in Gillingham and the local areas, including fox pest control, rodent control, insect control and bird control.


Pests can be dangerous and spread diseases, such as rats, pigeons and foxes. We use humane methods to catch pests, involving cages, bio-acoustic alarms and deterring sprays. Our team also complies with government regulations, which protect animals from unnecessary harm.

What pest control solutions are illegal?


In the UK, it is illegal to use self-locking snares for fox pest control, as these do not relax once the animal has been caught. Any cages to catch foxes should also be checked every 24 hours and fox pest control specialists are required for this kind of pest removal. Weapons, such as knives, clubs, bows, crossbows and explosives are not permitted to harm foxes, or using dogs, birds or other animals for bait without a valid licence.


Our pest control company uses alternative eradication techniques for fox pest control, rodent control, insect control and bird control at properties in Gillingham and the surrounding areas, which lawful and environmentally-friendly.

What time of year do pests come out?


Homeowners and commercial clients in Gillingham may require fox pest control, rodent control, insect control or bird control at any time throughout the year. Fox mating seasons typically occur during late winter and early spring, which is followed by an increase in nocturnal disturbances when feeding their cubs.

Rodent control and insect control services can peak in the summer months; however, this depends on hygiene and how food waste is disposed of. Hotter temperatures increase rot and odours from rubbish bins to attract pests. Similarly, colder times of the year can attract pests to hibernate in basements and loft spaces.

How can I tell if there is an infestation?


There are tell-tale signs to look out for at your Gillingham home, which varies depending on the type of pest.


• Mice and rats leave droppings in the form of rice grains and teeth marks from gnawing through cables and packets of food


• Rabbits and moles dig holes in the garden and eat patches of vegetation


• Foxes raid rubbish bins for food waste and can mark their territory around your Gillingham property with urine

How are chemicals safely used at domestic and commercial properties?


Safety precautions are followed when applying poisonous substances to infested areas for rodent control and insect control. We inform Gillingham clients how to avoid these areas until they are properly cleaned after the eradication is complete.

Our team adheres to strict health and safety regulations when undertaking fumigations and fogging treatments for insect control at homes and commercial properties in Gillingham. Deterrent powders and sprays used for fox pest control, rodent control, insect control and bird control are not harmful, however we recommend not to spray these near crops or vegetation during harvest seasons.

Our Pest Control Services

• We provide same-day pest control services for domestic and commercial clients in Gillingham and the surrounding areas of Kent and Medway, subject to availability


• We offer free, no-obligation estimates for fox pest control, rodent control, bird control and insect control packages at competitive prices


• Our company uses modern, digital technology, such as bio-acoustics as an alternative and environmentally-friendly eradication method


• We are fully-insured to undertake pest control services, which comply with the Consumer Protection Association (CPA)

To find out more advice and the pest control services we provide for clients in Gillingham and the surrounding areas, call 07919 262797.