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  • The work done by ASW was very professional and quick.
  • Extremely professional, Barry was punctual and polite, very knowledgeable.
  • Very reliable done a professional job tidy up after themselves highly recommend. *****
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  • Excellent service. Visited next day from call on Sunday. On time, polite and friendly.
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Meet your local
ASW Team

Here at ASW Pest Control Specialists Ltd, we run a small but effective team.

With over 30 years combined experience and 4 technicians working in the field, we are well equipped to resolve your pest issues. We carry out a discreet, professional and effective service for all our customers, new and old and aim to attend all call outs within 24 hours of your call (Monday-Friday).

Working as a team helps us ensure you get the best service possible, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experience from all our qualified staff. As a company, we are members of the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association), Safe Contractor Approved, Check-A-Trade registered and support the Think Wildlife Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use.

Each of our technicians are fully DBS checked (formerly CRB), RSPH level 2 certified and are members of the Basis Prompt scheme ensuring their Continuous Professional Development every year through courses and workshops to ensure they are up to date with the latest regulations, equipment and methods of control.

Derek Strawson – Founder

Derek founded the business back in 1995, laying the foundations and establishing a professional and reputable business for Jamie to build on.

With around 10 years experience under his belt before starting ASW, he hit the ground running and is a key part in ASW being the successful company it is today.

Although Derek has stepped back from technician duties, he still plays a key part within the business, offering advice and guidance from his many years of experience in pest control as well as rehoming some of the bee colonies removed for customers.

Jamie Hallett – Director

Jamie is not only the company director but also a member of the technician team. With 8 years of in the field experience, all of which served with ASW, he has a vast knowledge and understanding of both the pest control industry and the pests he deals with.

Taking over the company from his father-in-law in 2014, Jamie has not only continued the success of the company but pushed it forward to further its reputation and keep ASW a key player in the industry for the area we cover. Based in Trowbridge, Jamie carries out a great deal of the behind the scenes work for ASW, however he is still a key member of the technician team carrying out the majority of the large scale proofing work we take on as well as drainage surveys for blockages, rodent activity and drainage defects, and you may well find him attending your call out or routine inspection!

Heidi Hallet – Administrator

Heidi has been around pest control her whole life, being the daughter to Derek. For the last year she has been working for the business as an administrator, ensuring the background and paperwork side of the company is kept in order as well as assisting with phone calls and customer enquiries. She balances her role with being a mum to her and Jamie’s two young children and, once both are at school full time, will take on a larger portion of the office based work from Jamie, freeing him up to be on the road a little more.

Paul Woods - Technician

Paul has been a member of the ASW team since 2014, with 15 years experience in the field. With a background in game and wildlife management as well as pest control activity, Paul has built a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the pests he treats and the best methods of controlling them.

Holding his RSPH / BPCA Level 2 award in Pest Management, he is a fully trained technician equipped with the tools and the know-how to deal with any situation presented to him.

Based in Swindon but covering a large area within Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire, you may see him attending your call out or carrying out your contract visit.

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Barry Bigwood – Technician

Barry has served with ASW for a great number of years with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, contributing to the development and success of the business.

Well known and liked with all his customers, he is a valued member of the ASW technician team. Equipped with an RSPH Level 2 award in pest management, the tools, knowledge and experience, he continues to carry out a professional and efficient service.

Based in the Mere area, Barry regularly visits Bath and Bristol though attends call outs throughout the ASW coverage, giving every customer a first class service be it his first job of the day or the last.

Daniel Barnett – Technician

Daniel is the latest member of the team only joining us at the beginning of 2020. His background in Wildlife Management, utilising traps as well as firearms, has aided his smooth transition into the pest control world.

He has proved a fast learner and, with his RSPH Level 2 award achieved within his first 3 months with the company, is already shaping up to be a great addition to the team.

His knowledge and understanding of pest control is building every day he works with us and he is already providing excellent service to our customers new and old. Based in Trowbridge, Daniel has taken on  some of the local contracts and call outs however he can and does attend jobs all over the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire area.

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