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What is Pest Control?

What springs to mind when you hear the word pest? A mouse or rat that’s gnawed its way into your home looking for shelter? The family of gulls that appears to have set up home on your factory roof?

Pests are any insects, rodents, or birds that invade your home or business and cause damage to property, stock, and machinery, as well as posing a serious risk to health and safety.

Pest control is the prevention or removal of pests from your commercial property or home using deterrents, repellents, or other means of elimination.

Why would you consider Pest Control?

Nobody wants to share their home with pests that cause damage and carry diseases, and you certainly don’t want them on your business premises, especially if you own a café or restaurant and you have to abide by stringent food safety regulations. Pests can also be a real headache if you have a large commercial site, whether you’re having to pay expensive repair bills to rectify pest damage, or the presence of pests is causing a serious health and safety or damaging PR issue.

Offering removal and prevention services for all types of and pests Acorn can be trusted to deliver a professional services on time, every time!

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Fully licensed pest controllers

Acorn Environment Services provide a fully licensed, insured and accredited service delivered by a workforce that is both prepared and equipped to provide tailored solutions to all pest problems.

Utilizing a cloud-based infrastructure with live job and vehicle tracking, Acorn Environmental Services adopts a transparent pricing strategy with clear upfront costs along with real-time job updates for convenience and reliability, you can also book and pay safely online.

As the risk profile caused by pests varies according to property and business activities, each query or concern is supported by a fully developed and trusted service that includes undertaking site surveys to ensure customers are provided with honest and appropriate advice, guidance and action to address every need.

From our clients

Trust Pilot


"I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

Amanda Grimes


"Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

Gillian Brown


"Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

Arielle Halter


"Used Acorn for a garden/yard clearance! Superb service! The two guys who came (Chris and Chris) were polite, professional and friendly. Start to finish it took no more than half an hour! Very impressed, would highly recommend."

Ian Collett


"Your technician was very polite and well mannered, he even made time to have a quick chat which is a surprise for me as most people who work on your home are just there to get job done and go 10/10!"

Keighley Boyes


"Excellent Service thanks for attending so promptly and dealing with the problem and taking into consideration the complex needs of the situation."

Natalie Hatzer

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Pest Control FAQs

How can Acorn help me with rodents and vermin?

Acorn is a fully licensed, fully insured and fully accredited service with over 30 years’ experience in providing effective solutions to eradicate and prevent the pest infestations from rodents, vermin and insects. Each pest query or concern is well considered and thoroughly surveyed by our expert team to ensure all business and property owners receive the best advice and course of action.

How do you remove any pests?

As each pest is different a specialise and unique service is provided by our specialist team. The team will carry out this process in the most human way.

Why are rats considered vermin?

Rats can carry pathogens that spread diseases that can affect humans. According to the CDC, rats can spread over 35 diseases – including Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Monkeypox and more. Rats also damage property and gnaw and chew on electrical wires and other household objects to wear them down. When left to roam free, rats can cause serious structural damage to your home.

How can I be sure that rats are in my property?

The most tell-tale sign of rats is clustered faeces that are usually dark in colour and pellet-shaped. Chewed electric cables, woodwork or brick is another key sign, as rats are avid gnawers and can cause structural damage if left alone.

Why are birds considered vermin?

Birds are considered vermin for several reasons including their ability to spread diseases and damage properties. Not unlike rats, birds can carry ectoparasites such as mites which can be transferred to humans and cause diseases such as E. Coli, Salmonella and Ornithosis. While bird nests can dislodge roof tiles and leave debris in drains and gutters, their droppings are highly corrosive and can damage your home interiors. More so, bird nests attract other pests such as bird mites, fleas and textile beetles, meaning a bird problem can sometimes lead to further pest infestations.

What type of birds are considered vermin?

Feral pigeons, seagulls, house sparrows, collared doves and black-backed gulls are among the birds that are considered vermin.