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A J Pest Control Services

A J Pest Control Services offer a full range of domestic, commercial and agricultural services from treating garden ants in residential properties to providing in depth risk-analysis, discreet removal and ongoing prevention programs to farms, office buildings, restaurants and hotels.

A J Pest Control are based just outside the city of Cambridge and cover the surrounding areas including Haverhill, Saffron Walden, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Braintree, Gt Dunmow, Stansted, Thetford, Royston. For larger commercial contracts we will cover as far as London, Southend, Basildon, Norwich, Peterborough, Northampton, Oxford and beyond.

We place as much importance on Preventative Pest Control as on clearing a pest infestation when it occurs. Our highly skilled Technicians are expert in the field of pest control and prevention putting in place a large range of preventative pest control solutions and appropriate control measures to ensure continued success.

Bird Control...

Although having birds in the garden is often enjoyable, there are some birds that can ultimately become pests primarily due to their droppings and the damage they can cause to property.

Bird Control Facts & Figures...

  • Nests can block drains, chimneys and flues which could potentially be lethal
  • They can also be the source of many unpleasant insect pests, for example:
    • Blood Feeding Insects:  Fleas, Mites, Ticks & Lice
    • Fabric Damaging Pests:  Carpet Beetles
    • Stored Product Pests:  Larder, Fur & Fridge Beetles
    • Carrion feeding pests: Blow Flies, Beetles
  • Bird droppings not only look unsightly, they can:
    • They can lead to slippery sufaces, a problem in public areas
    • Damage buildings through direct chemical action
    • Dry droppings (Guano) can cause lung disease & asthma 

Mice & Rats...

Although Mice and Rats are often kept as childhood pets, those purchased in a pet store are of considerably different breeding to wild Mice and Rats. Both wild Mice and Rats carry diseases and infections that can be passed to humans, the most famous of which was the 'Black Death' introduced to Britain around 1348 spread by fleas predominately from Black Rats.

Mice Facts & Figures...

  • Life span 9 - 12 months
  • Sexually mature after just 2 weeks
  • Average 8 litters per year, 5-6 per litter
  • A single female mouse could produce on average 44 young in a year
  • That mouse' offspring could produce on average 1936 young in a year

Rat Facts & Figures...

  • Life span 9 - 18 months
  • Sexually mature at 9 - 12 weeks
  • Average 7 litters per year, 8 - 10 per litter
  • A single female rat could produce on average 74 young in a year
  • That rat's offspring could produce on average 5476 young in a year
  • All capable of carrying a wide range of different diseases 

Squirrels & Rabbits...

Since being introduced to Britain, the Grey Squirrel has largely displaced the native Red Squirrel and although enjoyable to look at in forests, they have become somewhat of a nuisance in urban and domestic areas. Likewise the European Rabbit was originally native to south west Europe (Spain and Portugal) but has been widely introduced elsewhere including the UK. The Rabbit can be responsible for extensive damage to properties, crops and plant life.Grey Squirrel Facts & Figures...

  • Introduced in 1876 from USA
  • Can breed from only 5½ months old
  • Average 2 litters per year, 3-4 per litter
  • Can live to more than 12 years old
  • Damage to trees, bark stripping at pole stage
  • Chews timber and strip wires in lofts

European Rabbit Facts & Figures...

  • Average 5 litters per year, 5 per litter
  • Sexually mature 14-16 weeks
  • Damage, burrowing, eating crops, trees, amenity land, gardens and plants.

Fleas, Bed Bugs & Ants...

Outs of all the bugs and pests that can infest our homes and workplaces, there can be none more loathed than Fleas & Bed Bugs and the embarrassment of having an infestation of either can be very traumatic.
Flea Facts & Figures...

  • Cat & Dog Flea eggs are laid on the host or in bedding (keep pets off beds!)
  • Larvae bury into carpets or bedding
  • Feed on organic material & adult flea excrement
  • Can transmit disease.

Bed Bug Facts & Figures...

  •     Usually found in bedrooms
  •     Any dark harborage (not just beds)
  •     Feed at night... ie: when you are in the bed!
  •     Can survive many months without a meal
  •     Not regarded as disease carriers but responsible for Asthma & other allergies

Black Ant Facts & Figures...

  • Queen is around 5mm in size
  • Workers are smaller, around 3-5mm /
  • Female Ants are sterile
  • Males are only produced at breeding time
  • Mainly nest outside in grass, walls and patios
  • Enters buildings foraging for food hence why often found in our kitchens


Sometimes confused with black beetles from the garden, cockroaches are distinguished by their very long whip-like antennae, flat oval bodies and rapid, jerky gait.
Cockroach Facts & Figures...

  • Cockroaches can go for many days between meals although males feed most days
  • Females spend 75% of their lives not eating and can survive for nearly 5 days without food
  • Cockroaches have a life cycle of approximately 100 days
  • Females lay between 12 - 50 eggs depending on its species
  • Predominately nocturnal they gain access using small cracks and crevices
  • They do need access to moisture to survive although they will eat almost anything
  • Defecate and regurgitate onto surfaces