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Our Owner -Shane Jones


RIDTEK is an Independent fast-growing family-owned Pest Control business operated by Shane and Roo Jones and based in Basingstoke.

You could say that Pest Control is in our blood. It all started way back in the 1920’s in South Eastern Australia when Shane’s great grandfather HOF was employed as a rabbit trapper during the great rabbit outbreak. This tradition was carried on through vermin eradication with Shanes Grandfather and Uncle through the 1970’s and 80’s. Shane & Roo decided that creating a business here in the U.K. and drawing from many years of experience would be an exciting venture. This has proved to be the case as the business continues to grow. The RIDTEK name comes from the abreviation of Rodent & Insect Defence TEK. We don’t ride horses to work anymore but we still work with the same family values that HOF instilled way back in the 1920’s, “Fair Dinkum Pest Control”


Shane was living in Far North Queensland and working on the crocodile tours when he met Roo, who was traveling from England, and they were married in Cape Tribulation in 1996. After many years in Australia, we decided that it was time to move closer to Roo’s family in the U.K. in 2007. This was considered a rare move as not so many Aussies are traveling to the U.K. to live. Our customers frequently ask ” why?!”. It was all about bringing the family together. 15 years later we are proud to be owning and growing a local independent, successful, pest control and we have climatized. In fact, we have grown to love the seasons.


We offer Pest Control Solutions to both Domestic and Commercial customers throughout Basingstoke, Newbury, Winchester, Fleet, Tadley, Oakley, Old Basing, Hook, Chineham, Hannington, Cliddesden, The Candovers, Overton Whitchurch, Bramley, Kingsclere and the surrounding areas.


Proactive Pest Management Solutions for Commercial customers need to be tailored to your requirements so as to ensure the Health & Safety of your business needs are met and documented.

RIDTEK Rapid Response is essential to our domestic customers for that unexpected pest emergency. So contact RIDTEK now for an independent, flexible and reliable service that is backed by a 100% money back guarantee.


RIDTEK is a proud member of the British Pest Control Association and are certified with Trading Standards. We are also proud members of Checkatrade, where reputation matters. Check our our Checkatrade Page and see what our customers think of our services. RIDTEK is a member of the Professional Pest Controllers Register. RIDTEK Technicians are Level II Royal Society of Public Health certified in Pest Management and above all else, are friendly, curtious and respect your home and business.

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Pests We

RIDTEK Pest Control offers professional solutions for all pests including wasps, hornets, mice, rats, carpet moths, cockroaches, beetles, birds, fleas, bed bugs, squirrels plus many more.

These are some of the most common pests we find in the UK. See them all in the RIDTEK pest library.

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