Pest Control in Walsall
We control all types of pests including:
- Wasps and Bees nests
- Pigeons and seagulls
We have a team of experts on hand to help solve your problem with pests swiftly and efficiently. For more information email or call us today.
We provide pest control services to homeowners and commercial properties. Our services ensure that your pest problems are acted upon as quickly and effectively as possible, offering the highest level of safety for your family and pests.
We are proud to be such a prominent pest control company in Walsall. It has such an interesting and rich history. Below is everything you need to know about Walsall and how we deal with the pests that bother this town.
A Bit of History Around Walsall and Pest Control
Walsall is an important industrial town in the West Midlands. It borders the area known as the Black Country. Many historians believe that the town began with the building of St Matthews Church on the hill, which can still be seen today. The town was then developed around it.
Walsall was often referred to as ‘Walesho’ and ‘Walkh halh’ which means ‘valley of Celtic speakers’. It is clear that the town’s name was derived from these early names. Although Walsall was not mentioned in the Domesday Book, it was a growing industrial town known as ‘the town of a hundred trades.
Walsall in the Middle Ages
Walsall began life as a Saxon Village. It was first mentioned in the early 11th century and by the 13th century it had turned into a small market town which held an annual fair.
By historians estimations, Walsall was fairly small. Although its exact population is not known, some professionals have estimated Walsall had no more than 1,500 people.
At first, the people of Walsall made their livings from farming but over time Walsall became an industrial centre. And by the 14th century, there was a metalworking industry. Coal and ironstone was also mined in Walsall around this time.
With such a variety of locally available materials, it is no surprise that during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries the metal working industry in Walsall flourished. The craftsmen of Walsall were famously known for making equipment for horses such as stirrups, bits and braces. They also made a majority of domestic items such as pots, pans and nails.
Walsall in the 19th century
In 1801 the population of Walsall was 10,399 and it continued to grow rapidly. By the end of the century Walsall had reached 86,000 people. However, like all over-populated towns in the 19th century Walsall was dirty and unsanitary. There were outbreaks of cholera in 1832 and 1849, as well as a smallpox epidemic in 1872.
However, conditions slowly began to improve when, in 1824, an Act of Parliament set up a body of men called Improvement Commissioners with the power to pave, clean and light the streets. This greatly improved the living conditions in Walsall.
Walsall in the 20th Century
Within 200 years the Industrial Revolution transformed Walsall from a village of 2,000 people to a town of 86,000. In 1799 the canal was built and then in 1847 the railway arrived, improving trading and transport.
When Walsall’s coal ran out, Walsall became the centre for the manufacture of leather goods and is still nicknamed ‘The Leather Capital of Britain’. To this day, it still has 90 leather factories that provide handbags to the Queen and leather goods to the Prince of Wales among other products. The metalworking industry was also prosperous. However, there were so many different industries in Walsall that it was called the town of 100 trades.
Today, Walsall is densely populated with 175,000 residents and it continues to grow at a fast rate. With so many things to see and do, you are never stuck for ideas. Walsall is fast becoming a progressive modern community and its Urban regeneration programmes are transforming the borough. Already it boasts an award-winning civic square featuring fountains, sculptures, and a world class art gallery. Shopping and leisure areas have also been revitalised, attracting visitors for short leisure breaks. The arboretum, full of unusual trees and shrubs, attracts more than one million visitors a year.
As a place to live, Walsall offers the best of both worlds with the choice of urban country living as well as local amenities. Birmingham is only a twenty-minute drive, offering everything you’d expect from a world class city.
Pest Control in Walsall
We hope that you have found this article informative. If you live in Walsall and are struggling with a pest problem, please call us straight away. If you do not deal with the pests bothering you, it could lead to the spreading of disease or unhygienic living environments for you and your family. Call us and we will send out our professionals to help you get rid of the problem forever.
We offer a rapid service that covers the complete elimination of all pest species such as rats, mice, insects and birds in and around Walsall. Having pest problems in or around your home can be a worrying problem, however, here at Ames we offer an extremely thorough and reliable service to ensure the job is completed effectively so that you can have your home back to normal as soon as possible.
So, give us a call today!