Our Story



RIDTEK is an Independent fast growing Family owned Pest Control business operated by Shane and Roo Jones which is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

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 abbreviation 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 travelling from England, and they where 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 Basingstoke 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 in Basingstoke. 8 years later we are proud to be owning and running a local independant, successful, pest control company in Hampshire, U.K. and we have climatised. In fact we have grown to love the seasons.


We offer Pest Control Solutions to both Domestic and Commercial customers throughout Alton, Alresford, Andover, Basingstoke, Chineham, Fleet, Hook, Kingsclere, Newbury, Overton, Reading, Tadley, Thatcham 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.

Our Certification

RIDTEK is a proud member of Checkatrade, where reputation matters. Check our our Checkatrade page and see what our customers think of our services. RIDTEK is also a member of the Safe Contractors Scheme, and 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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  • RIDTEK Pest Control in Basingstoke is a member of Check a Trade


  • Safe Contractor accredited
  • Professional Pest Control Register

Contact Us


331 Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 5LW


01256 332775 | 07557 630572



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