How do I find pest control in Balham?

Balham, formerly known as the ‘gateway to the south’ is a bustling spot in south west London. Balham is home to some of London’s most well-known brunch spots, Milk Balham and Brickwood. The centre of Balham, Balham High Road is the number one spot for independent coffee shops, bars and restaurants. A stones throw from Tooting Common and 20 minutes to central London on the northern line, it is easy to see why Balham is a number one choice for families looking for the balance between the bright city lights and a leafy suburb. Unfortunately, pests thrive in this busy part of London and as a result, providing pest control services in Balham is familiar to us at mercury pest control.

With our headquarters in Wandsworth, we have significant experience providing expert pest control solutions for customers in Balham, SW12. Mercury pest control deals with a range of pests in Balham: mice, rats, wasps, squirrels, moths and carpet beetles. As well as serving domestic customers, including landlords, homeowners and tenants living in Balham, we also offer commercial pest control services for business operating in Balham. Whether you’re about to embark on a new business venture on Balham High Road, you’ve spotted a mouse in the kitchen in your home, or you’ve got moths in your wardrobe – mercury pest control should be your number one choice for pest control in Balham. Give us a ring today on 0208 166 5110 to discuss how we can help you!

Finding a trusted pest control service in Balham


There are a few key things to look out for when looking for trusted pest control in Balham:

  • local business: trusted local businesses such as mercury pest control know the area like the back of their hands and are here to help with your pest issues.
  • accreditation: ensure that your chosen pest control company has relevant accreditation. National Pest Techincians Association (NPTA) and  Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
  • reviews: ensure the pest controller is reputable, and by looking at checkatrade reviews and Google will give you an honest reflection from previous customers.
Rat pest control Balham

Unfortunately, you are never more than two metres from a rat in London and Balham is no exception. There are a couple of early signs of a rat infestation in your home or business:

  • smell of ammonia from rat ammonia
  • scratching in the walls
  • rat droppings (which are slightly larger than mice droppings).

Typically, rats will enter your home or business via the drain network, you can find out more about this here.

At mercury pest control, we undertake a thorough internal and external survey of your home or business before proceeding with a rat control treatment. This will include inspecting drains/manholes to identify any potential sources of activity.  If you think you have an issue with rats it is important to seek the services of a professional pest control company, such as Mercury pest control.

Mice pest control Balham SW12

Mice can squeeze through a hole which is the width of a pencil. In the winter months, mice seek a warm place to live, meaning that your home, flat or business can be the perfect place for a mice to nest.  If you think you have mice, these are some of the early signs to look out for:

  • Scratching in the walls
  • Mice droppings
  • Smearing marks
  • Small holes in food packages that are left unsealed
  • Crumbs around food production areas, i.e. where a mouse has chewed through a packet of food for sustenance.

At mercury pest control our pest controllers are experienced in providing specialist mice treatments for domestic and commercial customers.  As well as providing mice control treatments, we can also provide mice proofing, which can prevent future mouse infestations.

Wasp nest pest control Balham

Wasp infestations are pretty common during the summer months in London and we typically receive increasing enquiries from customers from May onwards as this is the time when wasp nests become more actives. There are a few common places you might find a wasp nest in your home or business in London:

  • fascia boards
  • wall cavities
  • air-bricks
  • roof tiles
  • garden sheds
We specialise in moth treatments in Balham

Did you know that wool carpets, some soft furnishings and clothing items contain Keratin? Common clothes moths feed off keratin and can cause havoc in your home. Have you ever noticed that a favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe is covered in lots of tiny holes? This is because moths lay their eggs on items containing keratin, subsequently the eggs feed off the keratin to grow. Damage to carpets and moth sightings are both signs that you may have a moth infestation. While moth infestation are most common in the summer, if you think you have an issue with moths at any time of the year, it is essential to seek the services of a professional pest control company. At Mercury pest control, we can promptly identify the root cause of the moth infestation, and work with you to eradicate it.

Mercury pest control is your number one choice for pest control in Balham

Whether you’re a local home owner in Balham, SW12 looking for a pest controller to deal with a domestic issue. Or you are a commercial company, such as a food business, restaurant or bar, looking to ensure you meet all relevant legislation, Mercury Pest Control is your number one choice. We have over 15 years experience providing professional pest control in Balham, SW12. If you think you have a problem with pests, give us a call today on 0208 166 5110.



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