Case Study 1.

rats-150x150Sabre were called out to a house in Hillingdon which had had a problem with rats for about 3 years. The householders were totally dismayed as they had called out several pest control companies who all did exactly the same thing every time. We used our knowledge and professionalism by using a range of techniques including CCTV and worked out exactly why the rats kept coming. We were capturing approximately 4 to 5 rats every 3-5 days so there was obviously a major issue. Gradually, by utilising the range of products and more importantly our expert knowledge, we were soon able to announce that the house was pest free.

Case Study 2.

We were called out to a commercial development in Watford where rats had been gaining entry to flats above a courtyard. Other companies had tried and failed but by implementing several proven control measures and our expertise, the situation was soon under control. Due to the location and therefore the risk of further rat activity, a service agreement with regular visits ensures that all is kept firmly under control.

Case Study 3.

wp6219ac56_05-150x150 Rats were active in an office block loft space above a shop in Uxbridge, Middlesex, where they were gnawing on electrical cables, thus causing a major fire risk and health hazard for the occupants of the premises. A thorough inspection of the premises by Sabre revealed ingress points that the rodents were utilising to gain access into the loft area.These were sealed with rodent proof material and an intensive baiting and trapping programme initiated to control the activity within the loft area. Over a period of 4 weeks Sabre visited the property and completed high quality and professional treatments that gained control over the infestation and ensured that no further ingress by rats would be possible. A continued baiting programme within the premises that entailed regular visits by Sabre throughout the year has ensured that the premises have remained pest free since.

Case Study 4

We were called out to an estate of flats and houses in Greenford UB6. As a service to all of our customers, our technicians try to note other factors which could be a problem in the future and not just the pest control issues, although some can be linked i.e. missing fence panels allowing fox access or deep shrubbery allowing safe areas for rats to burrow.

On a routine inspection, several rat burrows were noted, also noted were a subsiding wall, falling fence panels, broken drains, heavy shrubbery and a badly maintained neighbours garden. Heavy rat activity was also noted in all areas. This had all developed since our last visit

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All of this information was noted on the site treatment report and, along with a detailed report and pictures, sent to the client on the very same day!

Sabre recommended that a two part burrow treatment were to be carried out, prior to this, the foliage needed to be maintained. Also the drain areas need repairing, preferably prior to or during burrow treatments.

It was also noted that the subsiding wall and falling fence were potential hazards, especially as small children played in these areas.

Once maintenance of the foliage and repairs to the burrows had been completed, we were then able to treat all of the burrows to help ensure maximum effect our treatments. On re inspection, the problem with rats had been totally solved.

It was essential that the technician inspected thoroughly, and the recommendations were made. This is a typical example of one of many sites covered by us, our technicians take real pride in their work and are more than happy to assist where possible. As with our other contracts, we respond to a call out within 2 hours and will have a technician attend either the same or next day.


Case Study 5.

Approximately 20 tonnes of pigeon fouling was removed from an old engine shed roof void by Sabre in Nottinghamshire. The area was treated post clean with an insecticide and anti-bacterial formulae to prevent associated pest and bacterial issues.pigeon1-150x150

We have years of experience and knowledge dealing with these pests which results in the completion of high quality work that is effective and will protect humans from potential Health and Safety issues.

Case Study 6.

Pigeons were an extreme nuisance on a residents balcony in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Eggs, Fouling and Nesting materials were causing a major headache not to mention the noise! Sabre removed all debris, sanitised the area completely to reduce any disease or contamination risk and proofed the area to prevent any further activity. The client was delighted.


Case Study 7.

MOUSE1-150x150Mice were found eating chocolates from an employees desk! This was an office block in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Other pest control companies had already been there and had completed the ‘standard’ treatments. We investigated much deeper and found out why the mice were active in and around desks. After intensive treatments, the problem was solved. Regular monitoring ensures that the problem is fully controlled.

Case Study 8.


SNN0427GB-_1613513a-269x3001-144x150Foxes were a real nuisance to an elderly lady at her 3 bedroom house in Ealing, London. The resident had had her garden completely landscaped during the summer and foxes were continually destroying the new lawn and surrounding shrubs. Sabre were contacted and within 2 weeks all the foxes had been controlled in an approved manner. The methods used ensured that there was absolutely no suffering to the foxes (3 in total were causing damage) and the resident could continue to enjoy the garden she had paid lots of money for!

Case Study 9.

A fox had entered a front room in a house in Highgate, London! Sabre were contacted and following an assessment of the situation a programme of control was implemented. Within a week the fox was no longer a problem and upon closer inspection the fox had been suffering from mange. The treatment carried out was successful for both the resident and the suffering fox.

Case Study 9a.

Sabre had a call from a school in South West London where foxes were gnawing cables and had already caused approximately £2,500.00 worth of damage. Same evening we were on site. The foxes were soon controlled and the school could breathe a huge sigh of relief as the cables could continue to do their job without fox interference.

Case Study 10.


squirrelSquirrels had been active in a loft at a flat in Egham for sometime and had caused damage to cables. The resident also complained of sleepless nights. Sabre moved swiftly into action rapidly bringing the situation under control. In addition to the treatment we also found out how the squirrels were gaining entry and sealed the holes when appropriate. The resident was very happy as sleep was again back on the menu!

Case Study 11.


BED_BUG-150x150Bed Bugs were active at a 3 bedroom house in Acton. After a thorough survey a programme of control was implemented.This involved several recommendations in addition to the pest control treatment itself. A combination of actions ensured that the infestation was swiftly bought under control. No further instances of bed bugs have since been reported and the client can no go to bed without the fear of being bitten at night!

Case Study 12


German Cockroaches were active at an industrial laundry site in Acton.

cockroachesThey were evident in the staff restroom and were very active around the microwave, refrigerators and cupboards. After our initial survey, recommendations were made and after the early visits the problem was controlled. A service agreement with routine monitoring and treatments has ensured that the site is controlled on a regular basis.

Case Study 13


clothes_mothCommon Clothes Moth were active in a clothes shop in Notting Hill Gate, London. Many of the woolen clothes items were becoming damaged. Our proven methods of monitoring and control were implemented and very soon the moth were under control.The regular visits have ensured that this pest has not caused any damage since and sightings are rare. We also provide the service for chains of clothing stores throughout the country and our knowledge, swift action and recommendations ensure that control is maintained.

Case Study 14

A resident in Highgate had a problem with common clothes moth and damage was extensive to the wardrobe range. We removed all items and carried out fumigation methods to all affected items. Treatment was then carried out to the wardrobes and the rooms of the house. The clothes were returned at the end of the fumigation treatment. The treatment was hugely successful and the client delighted. No more costly instances of holes in clothes.

Case Study 15


Sabre were called out to a premises in Stevenage which had a loft contaminated with dog foul! Sabre removed all of the contaminated insulation and transported it from site in an approved manner. A thorough biokill treatment ensured that any pathogens were destroyed before we relaid the new insulation. A soil test of the garden area was carried out to ensure that there were no unacceptably high levels which could cause further infection.

Case Study 16


Sabre were contacted about mice which were causing major problems at a children’s indoor play area. Droppings were apparent in many locations and there were several cleaning and proofing issues. Environmental Health Officers (E.H.O.) were going to recommend that the premises were closed unless rapid action was taken. Sabre made several recommendations and implemented works that same day! When the Environmental Health Officer visited next day they were delighted with the treatments recommended both present and future, subsequently, the business remained open. Sabre’s swift action and teamwork with the client and E.H.O. had prevented a serious loss of reputation and revenue for the client. All were happy apart from the mice!