Pest Articles

Wasp Season is Well Underway!

2022-07-02T08:54:24+01:00July 7th, 2021|Pest Articles|

Wasp season is well underway now and this nest was treated by our technician Steven just this morning! In general wasps are regarded as a nuisance pest and a threat to health. Many people have a genuine phobia, in some cases with good reason. Wasp stings may be unpleasant to most of us, but to

Squirrel Control

2020-02-19T14:23:58+00:00February 19th, 2020|Pest Articles|

Like most other pest control companies, we receive many phone calls each year for grey squirrels due to the damage they can cause, and also the noises squirrels make during the night which can be very distressing to home and business owners, Grey squirrels are an invasive pest which are not native to the UK.

Harlequin Ladybirds

2018-10-31T12:51:20+00:00October 31st, 2018|Pest Articles|

Harlequin ladybirds Described as the most invasive ladybird on the planet, the harlequin ladybird has spread like wildfire since its introduction into the UK in 2004 and has the potential to jeopardise many of the 46 native ladybird species that we have. Harlequin ladybirds cluster together in great numbers, entering premises during autumn and winter

Living with Bees

2019-05-22T15:28:27+01:00June 11th, 2018|Pest Articles|

Bees are important and vital insects and are not normally classed as pests. In either case, they will only sting people if strongly provoked. Because of their beneficial role, every effort will be made to avoid carrying out control treatments against bees. Treatment with pesticides will only be considered as a last resort if the

Flying ants making you fly off the handle?

2017-09-13T15:46:09+01:00July 19th, 2017|News, Pest Articles|

Flying Ants Every year, vast amounts of flying ants appear on the same days in different locations around the UK. You may have already seen these little critters in their hundreds but do you know the reasoning behind their emergence? Flying ants typically emerge following bouts of rain where weather conditions turn hot and humid

Who else is eating your cereal?

2017-11-04T10:21:33+00:00January 10th, 2017|News, Pest Articles|

There are a variety of insects that can infest stored foods, damaging raw materials that are used at home or in business as well as contaminating the finished product. These are known as Stored Product Insects (or SPI). Infested products will make any affected materials such as dry fruit, rice & wheat unfit for

What’s biting you?

2017-09-22T11:59:11+01:00September 28th, 2016|News, Pest Articles|

Fleas are wingless parasitic insects which are 2-3mm in length, reddish brown in colour with flattened bodies and long legs for jumping from host to host. There are many species of fleas, but in the UK, it is the cat flea which causes most problems. Although they are active all year round, fleas are predominantly

Effective use of pest control methods

2017-09-22T12:33:00+01:00September 15th, 2016|News, Pest Articles|

WARNING – some readers may find some images distressing. Rodenticides containing second generation anticoagulants have been on the market for almost 40 years. They are efficient and practical solutions to controlling rodent infestations in many situations, however, they are hazardous to non target species presenting cross contamination risks to many predatory and scavenging species of mammals

Pest proof your home

2017-09-22T12:40:34+01:00August 25th, 2016|News, Pest Articles|

Pest hotspots in your home For all of us, our homes are our havens. Our homes could also be a very attractive haven for pests such as rats and mice! It is possible to stop pests before they enter your home. By doing what you can to make your home as unattractive to pests as

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