About Us

  • At Pennine Pest Control we offer our Crop Protection services with no cost to you. We are able to do this as we control rabbits and other Pest species for you on a recreational basis and we either utilise the culled product at home or we have an excellent commercial outlet for any surplus. The revenue from these sales covers our costs and we pass that benefit on to you.


    Pennine Pest Control is run by Sam and Robert Griffin. Sam has shot since he was 5 and was one of the UK’s youngest Shotgun Certificate Holder’s when he was 8. Sam now undertakes a lot of the Gamekeeping and management duties on our own shoot and controls rabbits and other vermin on a number of farms in this area. As well as his shotgun certificate Sam has a Firearms Certificate for a silenced .22 Rifle and a .22 FAC Air Rifle. Sam’s a very keen wildfowler and member of South Solway Wildfowlers, he put sin up to 100 flights a season at ducks and geese. Sam is a Full Time University Student so he has plenty of free time (!) to Scout land and help farmers with Crop Protection. Sam is one of the UK’s leading young athletes, he is multiple Durham County 200m Champion, Northern U17 100m and 200m champion, he competes at National Level and he has represented England North at International Level. His Uncle is a local farmer and Sam is a dedicated, mature and very sensible young lad who landowners can trust.


    Robert was a Civil Servant for nearly 20 years and on the back of that also ran a semi-commercial shoot and continues to operate a semi-commercial shoot. Robert has shot since he was 5 and after leaving school shot Pigeons for a living for three years before having to get a proper job! He left the Civil Service 15 years ago to run his own Mail Order Shooting business and as a Firearms Dealer sold guns at Game Fairs throughout the UK. The Mail Order business runs itself to an extent allowing ample opportunity to respond to landowner’s requests for Pest and Vermin Control.


    The control methods we use are safe and humane, we will discuss and agree the most suitable methods with you. We are fully insured for liability up to £10 million with the British Assocciation for Shooting & Conservation. We have 60 years’ experience in Pest control – safety, welfare of our quarry and the needs of our landowner’s are our greatest consideration

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