With minimal disruption and fuss, Pest ID can treat your pest problems quickly and efficiently

Coronavirus update:


We appreciate that many people are now affected by the coronavirus, whether displaying symptoms, belonging to a vulnerable group or self-isolating. 

Our technicians have all of the correct personal protective equipment, so we can wear the correct masks with appropriate filters, gloves and goggles when we visit.

If you are impacted by coronavirus in any way, then please let us know when you contact us so that we ensure your safety.

Pest ID: Pest control in Essex and East London

Professional pest control services from the friendliest technicians

We offer Pest Control Services across Essex and East London. We understand that if you have a pest issue, you will want problem resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible with minimal fuss or cost. Our pest control team provides a friendly but professional, prompt pest control and removal service to both the commercial and residential sectors. Our comprehensive pest control services are designed to protect your home, family and pets. Business owners can take advantage of our free site survey, which will provide you with an insight on how to protect your premises from pests on an ongoing basis.

We also pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, and our friendly local pest control technicians will talk you through the process and fix the problem for you. We are based in Essex and our pest control services cover all the main areas including Southend, Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester along with all surrounding villages. We also cover the East London.

Please check out our genuine reviews on Google and Checkatrade. These cannot be manipulated like many review sites that only show good reviews and not the bad.

What is a pest?

Animals are described as pests when they:

• threaten public health
• cause loss of goodwill
• become a nuisance through bites/stings or 
• cause damage through gnawing or eating

A hierarchy of risks are considered when clearing an infestation, starting with proofing, to stop further infestation and to prevent the problem coming back. Prevention of food/water/harbourage is often the next step, following by treatment of the infestation.

Pest ID use a variety of the latest solutions to control/eliminate pests in Essex. With no two sites being exactly the same and when dealing with wild creatures a lot of thought is required to come up with the right solutions. 

Bird control and pigeon guano removal

If you have problems with feral pigeons and seagulls, then please see our bird control website for more information on our pigeon deterrent and bird guano removal services.

We also specialise in pigeon proofing solar panels.

What our Pest Control customers say about us on Google

Rebecca Norris
There was a wasps nest on public land near my house and on a busy foot path. The wasps were using the pond in my garden as their water source. I wasn't able to access my garden or let my dog out as there were so many of them. I had tried many times but kept getting attacked! James kindly offered to come out on a Sunday and free of charge to remove the nest. He was really lovely and polite and so helpful. Extremely quick and efficient. I highly recommend 😍 Thank you so much James. I can now get in my garden again.
I called Pest ID, after initially calling in another firm to do an assessment on a wasp nest. The other firm were unable to treat the nest due to the location requiring specialist roof scaling equipment. Ian from Pest ID took my call and I explained the issue. Ian confirmed he had all the necessary equipment and machinery if needed to assist. The appointment was booked for the next day. Ian provided a professional comprehensive assessment of wasp type and location of the nest. He also undertook the work in minimal time, at reasonable cost. I would definitely recommend Ian and Pest ID for their responsiveness, professionalism and ability to get the job done. Thanks again Ian and Pest ID , great local firm to do business with.
Siobhan A O'Donnell
I had a wasps nest which needed treating. James came out and was highly efficient and professional. He was extremely pleasant to deal with and very, very reasonable compared to the other quotes I received. I would not hesitate to recommend James and Pest ID Limited and will use their services again, if the need should arise.
nina tyers
Excellent company recommended by friends who said they were brilliant and they were. James was friendly but professional. Job of treating wasps nest quick and efficient all dead the next day coming back to remove nest. Really nice to find a firm who you would be willing to use again and recommend to family and friends.
Simone Graham
Needing pigeon proofing to solar panels on my roof. Dealt with Ian who is really knowledgable and professional. He provided a quote for the works including scaffolding. Works were booked in quickly. Initially it was going to be a few days for the scaffold to come down after the works were completed but I asked for it to come down sooner. In the end they put up the scaffold and put wire mesh around the solar panels and took down the scaffold all in the same day just taking a few hours. The wire around the solar panels are neat and looks well done. We had our first night/morning with no noise from pigeons getting under the panels. Seems to have done the trick. Overall would recommend. Professional, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly service. Fairly priced.

There are more reviews on our Google reviews page and on Checkatrade

Areas of pest control expertise

Our pest control company in Essex offers a number of industry specific solutions as well as dealing with general household pests. Listed below are some of the main pests we deal with on a daily basis.

a wasp


Wasps are particularly aggressive if threatened and send an 'attack' pheromone to anyone close enough to harm the nest. Treating quickly by a professional is the only safe answer.

brown rat


Rats can cause widespread and severe damage, including fire risks from gnawing electrical cables. They can contaminate food and spread several diseases such as Weil's disease.

a bed bug

Bed Bugs

In addition to their irritating bites, bed bugs can become disruptive and costly to control if treated at the first signs of an infestation.

a squirrel


Grey squirrels are the main contributor to the demise of the red squirrel. If they enter your loft space, much damage can be done including fire risks from gnawing electrical cables.

a mole


Left untreated, moles can ruin lawns, parks and pitches. Their tunnels and mole hills are potential trip hazards that can damage the ankles of humans and livestock.

a pigeon


As well as being a major nuisance, Feral Pigeons are particularly unhygienic contaminating foodstuffs. Their fouling can cause damage to structures and be very harmful to health.

a cockroach


Transference of harmful pathogens that cockroaches pick up from the floor, drains and waste areas can be a serious health hazzard and should be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

a black fly


Maggots feed of putrid materials and as such the adult flies carry numerous diseases that they transfer onto food. Proofing and control can help avoid lots of unnecessary illnesses.

a moth


The larvae of moths can cause extensive damage to clothing, carpet and textiles as well as contaminating food and stock.

a brown mouse


A widespread pest that can contaminate food and cause damage through gnawing. Mice can spread several diseases that can be passed on to humans, including toxoplasmosis.

two brown rabbits


Wild rabbits can cause untold damage to crops and their tunnels can undermine foundations, banks and even railway tracks. As cute as they are, they can become a very expensive problem.

a dead flea


Fleas are small wingless parasites that feed on the blood of mamals such as cat, dogs and even humans. As they pierce the skin of their host and feed on the warm blood, this can cause allergic irritating reactions.