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It was around the 12th century that Poole may have been founded but by the 13th century it was a flourishing port that could be easily defended. A charter was agreed to form a town council of 6 men along with a court and a weekly market and an annual fair.

Around the 1400’s Poole became a staple port allowing it to handle wool exports and the population grew.

In the Middle Ages wool was the most important export but only certain ports called staples were allowed to export it. In 1433 Poole was made a staple port. However Medieval Poole was a small town with a population of less than 1,500.

It was in the 15th century that stone walls were erected around Poole and in 1545 a fort was built on Brownsea Island. It was during the 16th century many fishing vessels from Poole sailed to the waters off Newfoundland. There was also a flourishing brewing industry in Poole and in 1645 there was an outbreak of the plague.

The 19th century saw a lot of improvements in Poole with the public library opening 1887 followed by Poole park in 1890

Poole harbour is the largest natural harbour in Britain and nearby Sandbanks is the most expensive place to live in Europe!



As with many other Port towns, rodents will be attracted to the area because of the geography and the abundant supply of food and lodging. In the past the port itself handled a lot of grain but the silos were demolished many years ago and the harbour front re-developed with a backdrop of large housing estates. Rats and Mice will naturally follow water courses and of course the railway, along with Foxes which can thrive in such environments.

Birds such as Seagulls are a common sight due to the coastal location but they are equally at home on the tall buildings that replace cliffs for their nesting sites along with pigeons which can also be found in the local park areas. It is here that the large amount of Squirrels radiate outwards to seek new territories to live in which include both domestic and industrial properties.


Wasps and other insects will be attracted to the many wooded areas locally to provide the materials they need to build nests and the sandy soil that was once heathland, will attract Ants. With all this activity, domestic pets will come into conflict with nature and Fleas will thrive from any interaction.

It is when Man comes into conflict with nature that problems may arise and if problems escalate then some form of pest control will be needed.

If you have a problem with  Ants, Fleas,  Rats, Mice, Squirrels, Birds, Moles,  Wasps or you need help with Wasp control or Wasp removal or pest prevention or have a pest control problem in and around Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood, Verwood or any BH postcode area  call no-nonsense pest control : 

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