Pest Control Services

If you have a problem with rats, mice, wasps or any other pest at your property, Sykes Pest Control can resolve it quickly, efficiently and discreetly in our unmarked vehicles.

What We Do

We can identify your pest problems - specialising in rat removal. If mice, rats, wasps, ants or bedbugs are creating nuisance on your property, the experts at Sykes Pest Control can identify the issue and offer you a suitable solution.

There are various types of rodents, wasps and insects that can cause damage to your property. We have listed some of the most common pests along with the common pest control methods.

Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170 - Leeds: 01133 229 078 - Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Call us on
Bradford: 01274 753 170
Leeds: 01133 229 078
Mobile: 07796 615260

If you need pest control services in Cleckheaton or anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

We remove the following types of pests

Rat removal – There are two species of rats in Britain, Rattus Norvegicus which is commonly known as the Brown Rat or Common Rat. The Rattus Rattus, known as the Black Rat or Ship Rat is now rarely found in the UK. The Brown Rat is the larger of the rats in Britain, often weighing over half a kilo and measuring about 23cm, without counting the tail. It has a blunt muzzle, small hair-covered ears and a tail that is shorter than its body. The Black Rat weighs half as much and is shorter. It has a pointed muzzle, large, almost hairless ears, a more slender body and a long thin tail that is longer than its body. Rats have well developed senses of smell taste and touch. They have an acute sense of hearing, frequently using ultrasound to communicate, and are particularly sensitive to any sudden noise. Both species breed rapidly and become sexually mature in about three months. Each female may produce from 3 to 12 litters of between six and eight young in a year. Rats need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables. Brown Rats live in any situation that provides food, water and shelter. In homes, they will live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards. In gardens, they will burrow into grassy banks or under sheds. Brown Rats are often found living in sewer systems. Black Rats are rare and are occasionally found in shipping ports.

Rats feed mostly at night and an average rat will eat 50g of food a day. Preferred foods are cereal products, although rats are omnivorous and will eat almost anything that humans eat. Rats carry many nasty diseases which they can spread to humans, normally through their urine, including Leptospirosis or Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus. Rats can inflict a great amount of structural damage. They can cause serious fires by gnawing away the insulation around electrical cables, floods by puncturing pipes and even death by chewing through gas pipes. The insurance sector has estimated that rodent damage to wiring is responsible for 25% of all electrical fires in buildings. Rats can ruin an organisation’s reputation. If clients and customers spot evidence of rodent infestation in the premises you manage, they are unlikely to want to do business with you. Property owners have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep premises rodent free, or, if rodents pose a threat to health or property, to report infestations to the local authority. Rats are adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly, this combination can make rat control a difficult task for the untrained individual.

Mouse removal – The most common in Britain is the house mouse, Mus Domesticus. Like the rats, mice can cause tremendous damage when they enter our buildings and homes. Many campers and caravanners have suffered the effects of a winter mouse infestation, fabrics and canvas are shredded to make nests leaving expensive damage in their wake. Of course, there are health implications too, mice have notoriously weak bladders contaminating foodstuffs with their urine as they move around.

Grey squirrel removal – Although they have become a seemingly charming part of our wildlife, we must not forget that the grey squirrel is not native to Britain having been introduced from the USA. They cause serious damage to our woodlands and forestry, stripping bark from saplings. In buildings they can gain access to roof spaces, gnawing through electrical wiring, plumbing and roof timbers. They may carry squirrel pox, a disease which is fatal to our rare native red squirrels. Nests of wild birds are raided and the eggs eaten.

Rabbit removal – Like the grey squirrels, rabbits make up of part of our idyllic British country scene, however unchecked the damage they cause can be the ruin of gardens, sports fields and agricultural land. Crops and produce can be decimated. The potential speed of rabbit breeding is legendary with females producing up to five litters of up to a dozen offspring that reach breeding age themselves in less than four months.

Mole removal – Living mainly underground, moles are rarely seen, but their tunnels and mole hills are a common sight. On sports fields and in gardens their tunnels cause the ground above to collapse. They cause damage to crops and plants by eating their roots from beneath. Stones brought to the surface by their digging can damage mowers and harvesters, soil from molehills can also spoil silage.

Fox removal – We have seen an explosion in the fox population in recent years possibly because of changes in legislation. They have been able to adapt to life in our towns and cities. This has led to a rise in complaints especially during breeding season when their barking and screaming at night cause disturbance. They mark their territories with a scent (you may have noticed your dog rubbing their necks into this on the ground – very unpleasant!) Foraging in bins and faeces add to their unpopularity.

Wasp nest removal– Inflicting painful, dangerous stings, the wasp can cause alarm when present in large numbers. A lone wasp can be dealt with easily, however a nest should only be tackled by a professional wearing protective clothing. Nests are treated with insecticides applied with special equipment directly into the nest site. Wasp nest removal is not always possible or necessary, but don’t worry, once treated, a nest can never be used again. Wait until winter and simply break up the dried structure if it concerns you.

Ant removal – Most common around buildings or in the garden is the Black or Garden ant. Found in soil or within masonry and under paving, they cause a nuisance when foraging in domestic or commercial premises for sugary foodstuffs. Within buildings, we may encounter the Pharaoh’s ant, smaller and light yellow in colour they like heat and humidity and are notoriously difficult to eradicate. If found DO NOT spray with a fly or ant spray, unlike the Black ant, Pharaoh’s ants have multiple queens and can “bud off” into new colonies if disturbed MULTIPLYING THE PROBLEM MANY TIMES OVER. Special treatment is required.

Bedbug removal – Becoming more widespread again in Britain, bedbugs may be brought into your home in second hand furniture or on clothing, remaining undetected for considerable periods until a suitable host appears. They feed at night on the blood of their human host, very often scratching and itching results in secondary infection which can last for weeks. Treatment is very difficult as they may use even the inside of light fittings as harbourages which have to be removed and treated with residual insecticides. If bedbugs are detected, do not move anything from that room, treatment must begin immediately to prevent spreading.

Flea removal – Both cat and dog fleas can cause considerable distress. Their bites are very painful and can be responsible for the spread of tapeworm. They can remain inactive for a considerable time until a suitable host arrives, with vibration being the trigger for the adults to emerge from the pupa. This explains why even in an empty house which previously had pets, you may be attacked by fleas. Flea bombs do not work! They will kill the exposed adults and larva but the eggs and pupa will remain deep within the carpet fibres in their protective casings. Ten to fourteen days later, when the new adults emerge they will be totally unaffected. Treatment must be in two stages using an insecticide with a residual action.

Bird removal – Our feathered friends enjoy full protection of the law, however under various Acts (for pest birds) including The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, licences can be issued to authorised persons” to kill or take certain birds to preserve public health or public safety” The list of pest birds which fall under these licences changes from time to time, so do not assume that your pest bird can be controlled by lethal methods. Wherever possible birds are disbursed by approved scaring devices or discouraged from perching or nesting by the use of bird wires or bird spikes (blunt spikes which cause no harm) If these measures do not work and public health or safety is compromised certain birds can be shot under a general licence as a last resort.

What Our Clients Say

At Sykes Pest Control, we offer quality pest removal services. You can rely on us to remove rats, bees and more. Check our customer reviews below to see what our customers have to say about us.

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June Burton
June Burton
15:34 30 Jun 20
Reported a wasps nest on Sunday, Monday he attended solved the problem in one visit. Would highly recommend, nice man,... knowledgeable, polite, value for money and on time what more can you ask.read more
Mehnaz Nasreen
Mehnaz Nasreen
13:32 30 Jun 20
Fantastic guy and excellent service. Very competitive price. Came back third time to see if the problem was sorted... without any extra charge. I would highly recommend.read more
Terry
Terry
10:09 28 Jun 20
Expert, efficient and prompt. First class service recommend to anyone
fatema gardee
fatema gardee
14:55 17 Jun 20
Absolutely fantastic. We had a tree bee problem up on the guttering. Received various quotes averaging £110. This one... was by far the cheapest at £65, so naturally, we were a bit dubious wondering whether Sykes would do the job properly with them being half the price of others. However, the chap was fantastic. Came promptly and was very honest, he actually said the bee problem would go away itself in around 4 weeks if we wanted to save our money. We contemplated leaving them alone but decided 4 weeks is a long time as the kids refuse to go out in the garden with bees swarming over. After the pest controller sprayed some stuff, sods law, it started pouring down and the rain didn't stop for 4/5 days! We were worried the chemicals that he had sprayed would get washed away but we've had a few days of dry weather now and haven't seen any bees so it appears whatever he sprayed worked.Lovely, lovely chap. Honest, reliable and very knowledgeable. I hope we never need the service again! But if we do, would definitely use Sykes. Thank you.read more
Christopher Worsley
Christopher Worsley
14:30 12 Jun 20
Sykes pest control came on time to discuss my squirrel problems, he then came on a daily basis to remove the pest(s)... until satisfied that all was caught. He was very knowledgeable, would have no qualms in using sykes again and without hesitation would recommend. Thank you.read more
Thomas Patrick Mary O'Donovan
Thomas Patrick Mary O'Donovan
16:40 31 May 20
Excellent service from Daniel, very knowledgable, reassuring and professional. I think this guy could tackle any pest... problem. I highly recommend.read more
Shadwell Tandoori
Shadwell Tandoori
14:29 22 May 20
Excellent service. Came and sorted my squirrel infestation out promptly. Amazing value compared to other quotes I... received. Highly recommendedread more
George Norris
George Norris
14:29 14 May 20
Rang on the Monday morning and came Tuesday morning. Very knowledgable and could see the problem straight away. Dealt... with our problem straight and even came the following week to follow up. Fast, efficient and very effective. Would highly recommend, thanks again!read more
Ali Kilner
Ali Kilner
12:38 11 May 20
Danny was really quick to respond to my enquiry online and able to attend to our bee problem the next day. On arriving... was quick to get straight on with the job at hand helpfully taking away most of the bees and dealing the last remaining stubborn few who didn’t want to leave. Overall a great professional service and if I had another pest problem I’d not hesitate to call on him again. Thanks Danny.read more
anita pullan
anita pullan
11:40 04 May 20
Sykes Pest Control have done a great job to get rid of the squirrels in our loft.After many nights of not getting much... sleep due to banging noises in our loft,Danny came to rescue. He’s punctual, very professional and gives the right advice on what needs to be done.Not only has he got rid of the squirrels and saved us lots of damage being done to the loft, he has also fixed the hole they were using to get in. His work is great and too of a very high standard. Would definitely recommend him .Thank you so much Danny!read more
Naomi Delashley
Naomi Delashley
17:51 29 Apr 20
Rang up over a week ago as I had rats in my shed and around it danny came out that same day and treated the issue was... so happy with the service and how friendly Danny is... came back to check I wouldn’t come across any dead as I’ve been a frantic mess especially with having kiddies and just generally gone above and beyond! Highly recommend and will use again if I ever need to thank you 🙂read more
Ahmed
Ahmed
20:16 27 Jan 20
Great service by Danny. Very Competitive price and great professionalism throughout.Thank you for your help
Gotyasize Fighting Fit
Gotyasize Fighting Fit
22:08 07 Jan 20
This man is brave 👏🏻👍🏽Fast response, great service all round. Danny came to my house, identified rat... problem and put poison down. Came back a week later to block all the entrances and routes for rats. Very professional and well experienced. Strongly recommend using Danny for any pest issues.read more
amir mushtaq
amir mushtaq
16:12 10 Dec 19
Fantastic guy. Found a rat in my house. Danny came round found where the rat got in placed some rat poison. Haven't... seen the rat since. He came back 14 days later to seal entry point for rat. Lovely guy. Knows what he's talking about and has 26 years experience. Would highly recommend.read more
Keith Naylor
Keith Naylor
08:27 02 Oct 19
Fast effective treatment of wasps nest at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend Sykes Pest Control.Don't... struggle like I did for days trying to do the job yourself. Call Danny at Sykes Pest Control for fast expert treatment and quick peace of mind.read more
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Areas Covered

We provide pest control services in Cleckheaton and anywhere in the surrounding 25 mile radius.

Leeds

Bradford

Wakefield

Huddersfield

Dewsbury

Cleckheaton

Birstall

Brighouse

Batley

Surrounding West Yorkshire areas

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