Motorway Madness
Pest Management West Midlands
Servicing a large area means that our front line pest control officers are driving over 35,000 miles every year and encounter many hazards. The dash cam footage that was taken from one of our vehicles on the south bound carriageway of the M1 near Leicester is fortunately very rare, but …
Asian Hornet Threat in 2017
Hornets
Bee keepers will this year be ushering in the summer months with some trepidation following sightings of the Asian Hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in Gloucestershire and Somerset in the autumn of 2016. The insect which is already well established in main land Europe was spotted in the area of Tetbury and …
Ant Season Only A Few Weeks Away
Ants
Although to most of us we’re still in the thick of winter, six to eight weeks from now the beginning of the ant season will be upon us, and early detection and treatment is by far the best way to tackle the problem. Treatments that are applied late in the …
Electronic Fly Killers Monitoring or Control
Flies
There are many fly control units on the market ranging from cheap entry level up to units specifically designed for a purpose. Deciding which unit is the most appropriate for your environment is not as simple as it sounds, and we quite often come across units that have been poorly …
Warm Temperatures Provoke Cluster Fly Activity
Flies
Cluster flies are normally associated with the autumn or spring seasons, but with the recent increase in temperatures, the flies have emerged from their dormant state posing a nuisance to home and business owners in areas that should normally be fly free at this time of the year. There are …
Cold Weather Drives Rodents Indoors
Rodents
It’s that time of year again when those unwanted fury tenants move into places where they are not welcome.  Just a few reminders to people out there that there are a few things that you can do to reduce the risk of rodents invading you premises. Keep external doors closed, …
Early Pest Detection
Pest Control Shropshire
Man has been battling against pests for thousands of years, it is estimated that without the application of control, pests would consume and spoil one third of all the food that we produce and in some countries this would almost certainly result in starvation. Because of the prolific way in …
Ant Behaviour
Ants
The seasonal behaviour of the UK garden ant was once something that could be marked on the calendar, but, with the change in UK weather conditions over the last decade their habits have become less and less predictable.  Indeed the annual mating season was usually around the start of August …
Wasp Season Gathers Pace
Wasps
Wasp Numbers March of 2012 received a short burst of unusually high temperatures encouraging fertile queens to emerge early from their winter hibernation only to be met with freezing temperatures, this was also accompanied by a very wet season and saw wasp numbers plummet by almost 80% in some areas. …
Bug Facts
Insects
Not a lot of people know this: There are four times as many insects as all other kinds of animals put together. A dictionary-style listing of all known insects in the world would take up more than 6,000 pages. Most insects live for less than one year. Some flies live …
Rodent Health Warning
Rodents
The video footage was recently taken at two separate locations and clearly demonstrates how attractive our little fury friends find roof voids and loft spaces particularly if they are well insulated providing perfect nesting material. Rat Footage 1 Rat Footage 2 The customer at one of the locations was alerted …
Rabbits
Rabbits
Introduction So what have the Romans ever done for us?  Well, they did introduce the rabbit, a good source of protein and fur that can be used to keep you warm. They are easy to breed, so the rabbit wasted no time in making its self at home and has often …
Grey Squirrels
Grey Squirrel
The Grey Squirrel (Sciurus Carolinensis) is not native to the UK and was in fact brought over from North America by the rich and wealthy and kept as domestic pets and eventually introduced into the wild, nobody can be certain exactly when this happened, but estimations are between the late …
Moths
Moths
There are literally thousands of moth species through out the world, but one of the most notorious in the UK must be the cloths moth that can be found in many different environments and its larvae can be responsible for the damage of a wide range of organic products and …
Fleas
Fea Pests
Vectors of Disease There are over 1,000 different species of flea through out the world and about 60 of these are found in the UK. Like the mosquito, fleas are responsible for the spread of many diseases, some of which have challenged the very survival of certain warm blooded species …
Wasps Nests – Spring is just around the corner
Wasps
With April fast approaching, the insects that have hidden themselves away during the winter months will soon start to emerge, Bumble Bees are usually one of the first to establish their presence and are often mistaken for wasps. Bumble Bees Bumble Bees play an important part in the pollination of …
Garden Ants
Ants
It’s That Time of the Year Again!  With spring just around the corner ants will soon be on the march seeking out food sources on the inside and outside of buildings. Although ants are not responsible for the spreading of disease in the same way that some crawling insects are, …
Little Rodents Can Cause Big Trouble
Mice
There are a number of mouse species present in the UK, many of which go completely unnoticed mainly because of their timid nature.  However there are a few species of mice that have taken advantage of what man has to offer.  The house mouse being the most common. The House Mouse …
UK bed bugs on the increase
Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Pests Many people seem to think that the Bed Bug is an insect of the past assuming there are few occurrences in these modern times, but, Bed Bugs have in fact been steadily on the increase in the UK and indeed worldwide for the last ten years.  The …