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A Networking Day At Sea With Lodi UK
A Networking Day At Sea With Lodi UK

Urban Pest Control Directors Matt and Kelly were invited by one of our suppliers, Lodi UK, to join them on a networking event in the picturesque seaside town of Exmouth on the south-east coast of Devon.

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Celebrating Andrew
Celebrating Andrew

Celebrating the success and Achievements no matter how big or small of our Urban team is important, we’re proud of each member of the team and each one offers individual skills as well as being a part of a dynamic team.

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A flying Ace
A flying Ace

Urban Pest Control Directors Matt and Kelly were invited by one of our suppliers, Lodi UK, to join them on a networking event in the picturesque seaside town of Exmouth on the south-east coast of Devon.

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Urban Pest Control Celebrates Lodi UK’s 20th Anniversary
Urban Pest Control Celebrates Lodi UK’s 20th Anniversary

Pest control product manufacturer Lodi UK recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and team Urban joined them to commemorate such a fantastic achievement.

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Bird Proofing Bournemouth
Bird Proofing Bournemouth

At Urban Pest Control, our range of expert bird control services can ensure a safe and bird-free environment for your business premises in Bournemouth.

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Rooftop Safety and Access Training
Rooftop Safety and Access Training

Members of the Urban Pest Control team recently attended a Rooftop Safety and Access course at Arco Professional Safety Services.

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Welcome the Newest Addition to our Falconry Team
Welcome the Newest Addition to our Falconry Team

Introducing the newest member of the Team Urban falconry department, Maverick the Lanner Falcon. Maverick will be helping local businesses with their bird control needs.

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Urban Pest Control Christmas Party 2023
Urban Pest Control Christmas Party 2023

Team Urban was joined by our friends at Malum Southern Pest & Bird Control to enjoy some fun activities and eat delicious food at our annual Christmas party.

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Face Fit Testing at Breathe Safety Services
Face Fit Testing at Breathe Safety Services

Our technicians visited local business Breath Safety Services for face fit testing to ensure their respiratory protective equipment is in full working order.

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December Pest of the Month: Grey Squirrel
December Pest of the Month: Grey Squirrel

For our final Pest of the Month we take a look at a cute yet troublesome pest – grey squirrels!

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November Pest of the Month: Cluster Flies
November Pest of the Month: Cluster Flies

Autumn sees a drop in temperature that causes many creatures to seek the warmth and shelter of indoors. This month we look at one such example – cluster flies.

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October Pest of the Month: Fleas
October Pest of the Month: Fleas

October sees us shine a spotlight on the pest most feared by cat and dog owners – fleas!

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Team Urban’s Staff Summer Party at Bournemouth Air Festival
Team Urban’s Staff Summer Party at Bournemouth Air Festival

Team Urban enjoyed a day of excellent food and fantastic entertainment as we attended Bournemouth Air Festival for our staff Summer Party.

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Defender Bird Spikes Installer of the Month
Defender Bird Spikes Installer of the Month

After a recent installation of bird spikes at a local ambulance depot we were thrilled to be named August’s Installer of the Month by Defender Bird Spikes.

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September Pest of the Month: False Black Widow Spiders
September Pest of the Month: False Black Widow Spiders

September is the beginning of spider season in the UK, so it is only fitting that this month’s Pest of the Month is one of the eight-legged variety!

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Bird Free Gel Provides the Perfect Bird Proofing Solution in Southbourne
Bird Free Gel Provides the Perfect Bird Proofing Solution in Southbourne

Team Urban visited a property in Southbourne to assist with their feral pigeon problem. We recommended Bird Free gel as an effective bird-proofing solution.

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Team Urban Strike a Pose for New Company Photographs
Team Urban Strike a Pose for New Company Photographs

Urban Pest Control recently paid a visit to the beach where they posed for their new company photographs, courtesy of local photographer Paul Underhill.

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August Pest of the Month: Bed Bugs
August Pest of the Month: Bed Bugs

August sees us take a closer look at the bed bug – a fast-breeding pest that is notoriously difficult to get rid of.

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Introducing the Newest Member of Team Urban – Betty!
Introducing the Newest Member of Team Urban – Betty!

Meet Betty, the newest member of our bird of prey programme. Betty will be helping us tackle bird control issues throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

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July Pest of the Month: Flies
July Pest of the Month: Flies

A pest everybody is familiar with that can cause particular hassle for food & drink establishments, flies are July’s Pest of the Month.

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Old Town Infant School Bird Netting Project
Old Town Infant School Bird Netting Project

Team Urban recently visited Old Town Infant School in Poole to assist them in controlling the local gull population with the installation of bird netting.

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June Pest of the Month: Yellowjacket Wasps
June Pest of the Month: Yellowjacket Wasps

This month we take a look at the UK’s most disliked insect – wasps!

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New Urban Pest Control Sign Courtesy of Insignia Signs
New Urban Pest Control Sign Courtesy of Insignia Signs

Keep your eyes peeled for our brand new sign in Wimborne. Local Poole company Insignia Signs created a fantastic sign for the Urban Pest Control headquarters.

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May Pest of the Month: Feral Pigeons
May Pest of the Month: Feral Pigeons

A very familiar sight in towns and cities across the UK, pigeons are May’s Pest of the Month.

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Urban Pest Control is Proud to Sponsor South Coast Karting
Urban Pest Control is Proud to Sponsor South Coast Karting

Next time you visit South Coast Karting to enjoy some fast-paced fun, keep your eyes peeled for the brand new wasp nest removal Urban Pest Control banner.

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Fuerteventura’s Invasive Squirrels
Fuerteventura’s Invasive Squirrels

During a recent trip to Fuerteventura Matt and Kelly came across one of the Canary Islands’ most popular invasive species – the Barbary ground squirrel!

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April Pest of the Month: Herring Gulls
April Pest of the Month: Herring Gulls

April’s focus in on herring gulls. A common sight in coastal areas, these birds have a tendency to move inland and cause issues to homeowners and businesses.

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Josh Achieves his Level 2 Award in Pest Management
Josh Achieves his Level 2 Award in Pest Management

Team Urban member Josh recently attended the Killgerm RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management course and successfully achieved his new qualification.

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March Pest of the Month: Ants
March Pest of the Month: Ants

This month we focus on ants. These insects are very adept at seeking out food sources, behaviour which can cause many issues at homes and business properties.

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Team Urban Staying Warm this Winter with New Branded Hats
Team Urban Staying Warm this Winter with New Branded Hats

Urban Pest Control has been better equipped than ever to deal with the cold weather this winter thanks to new branded hats courtesy of local company Adwear Ltd.

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February Pest of the Month: Mice
February Pest of the Month: Mice

This month we take a look at mice. These rodents can cause issues at residential and commercial properties, causing damage, making a mess and spreading disease.

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January Pest of the Month: Rats
January Pest of the Month: Rats

Our brand new Pest of the Month feature will focus on a different pest each month, offering information about the animal itself and how to prevent infestation. First up is one of the most well-known pests in the UK – rats!

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Join the Urban Pest Control Team
Join the Urban Pest Control Team

We are recruiting a new Pest Technician. If you are interested in joining Team Urban please view our job listing and apply today.

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Pigeon Spiking at Southbourne Tennis Club
Pigeon Spiking at Southbourne Tennis Club

We visited the fantastic Southbourne Tennis Club to help them tackle their bird problem with the installation of pigeon spiking on their floodlights.

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Rat Blockers Offer the Perfect Rat Control Solution
Rat Blockers Offer the Perfect Rat Control Solution

After winning a couple of rat blockers during a giveaway at PestTech 2022, we provide some more info on these fantastic rat control products.

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Team Urban Christmas Party
Team Urban Christmas Party

After a year of providing pest control solutions to customers throughout Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, Team Urban enjoy their annual Christmas Party.

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Pest Tech 2022
Pest Tech 2022

Matt and Kelly from team Urban recently enjoyed a day out in Milton Keynes attending the fantastic PestTech 2022 event.

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Bird Netting Offers the Perfect Solution at Dorset History Centre
Bird Netting Offers the Perfect Solution at Dorset History Centre

We visited Dorset History Centre in Dorchester and installed bird netting to protect their new solar panels from bird related damage.

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IPAF Operator Training for Urban Pest Control
IPAF Operator Training for Urban Pest Control

Andy from the Urban Pest Control bird team recently attended an accredited training course for powered access equipment, allowing us to work at heights safely.

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We are now Proud Members of the National Pest Technicians Association
We are now Proud Members of the National Pest Technicians Association

We are thrilled to be members of the NPTA, allowing us to continue improving our fantastic range of pest control services in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

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Urban Pest Control is Officially Google Guaranteed
Urban Pest Control is Officially Google Guaranteed

Urban Pest Control is proud to officially be Google Guaranteed, offering extra peace of mind to our fantastic customers.

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Sea Fishing Day Out for Urban Pest Control
Sea Fishing Day Out for Urban Pest Control

Urban Pest Control enjoyed some networking and a spot of sea fishing accompanied by our friends at Malum Southern Pest & Bird Control.

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Urban Pest Control Take to the Sea for a Jet Ski Tour
Urban Pest Control Take to the Sea for a Jet Ski Tour

Company Directors Matt and Kelly joined Matt Towler from Lodi UK for a fantastic afternoon tour of the Jurassic Coast courtesy of Jurassic Jet Ski Tours.

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Hope Pays a Visit to Brewery Square
Hope Pays a Visit to Brewery Square

Hope, our Harris Hawk, and falconer Ryan paid a visit to Brewery Square in Dorchester to help take care of their pest bird problem, with fantastic results!

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New Bird Scarer System Offers the Perfect Solution
New Bird Scarer System Offers the Perfect Solution

Our clients approached us in need of effective bird control measures. We introduced them to the Bird Alert bird scarer system and their gull problem was very quickly a thing of the past.

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Competition Winner Vicky Meets Hope the Hawk
Competition Winner Vicky Meets Hope the Hawk

The winner of our Name Our Hawk competition, Vicky, finally got the chance to meet Hope the Hawk in person at Dorset Falconry Park.

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National Pest Awards 2021
National Pest Awards 2021

Urban Pest Control were at the House of Commons for the National Pest Awards 2021 celebrating the best of the UK’s pest control sector.

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Residential Gull Control in Sandbanks
Residential Gull Control in Sandbanks

A recent project carrying out seagull control services at a property in Sandbanks saw us enjoy some incredible views across Poole Harbour.

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Our New Hawk Has Her Name!
Our New Hawk Has Her Name!

We asked our customers to help name our lovely new Harris Hawk and they didn’t let us down! After countless fantastic suggestions, our beautiful hawk officially has a name.

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Name Our New Hawk!
Name Our New Hawk!

We are proud and excited to introduce the latest member of our falconry pest control team. However, we have a problem – she doesn’t have a name yet! We are inviting our customers to help us name her!

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RatMat Electric Flooring – Rat Control Dorset
RatMat Electric Flooring – Rat Control Dorset

Urban Pest Control were recently contacted by a pet food supplier based in Christchurch who had some concerns over the possibility of rodents accessing their property. Luckily for them we had the perfect solution in mind!

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Pest Control Services You Can Trust
Pest Control Services You Can Trust

Urban Pest Control are proud members of the Buy With Confidence scheme in Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch. The scheme allows our customers to choose us in the confidence we have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards.

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Wasp Control Ferndown
Wasp Control Ferndown

Last week Urban Pest Control were contacted by Caroline from Locators at Ferndown Industrial Estate as they had discovered a wasp nest somewhere entirely unexpected – attached to the engine hood within one of their Manitou Forklifts!

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Bee Swarm Collection at Bournemouth & Poole College
Bee Swarm Collection at Bournemouth & Poole College

The 2020 bee swarming season has seen constant activity for the beekeepers at Urban Pest Control. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our busy beekeepers have been out providing bee swarm collection services in East Dorset and the surrounding areas, to keep the public and the bees safe.

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Monster Wasp Nest Removal
Monster Wasp Nest Removal

Mat, from our friends over at Evans Above Tree Care, discovered a wasp nest attached to the chimney breast in the attic of his home near Wimborne and knew that contacting Urban Pest Control was the best option when it comes to wasp control. We responded to his call the very same day and when we arrived we were greeted by a truly incredible wasp nest.

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