Vespula vulgaris, commonly known as the common wasp, is a species of social wasp found throughout Europe, Asia, and parts of North America. These wasps are known for their distinct black and yellow striped bodies and their aggressive nature, often causing fear and discomfort to humans.
Vespula germanica, which is commonly known as the German wasp, is a highly aggressive and territorial species of wasp that is found in many parts of the world. It is a social wasp and lives in large colonies, with a queen at the head of the group and many worker wasps supporting her. The wasp's body is black with bright yellow s ...Read More
Rats (Rattus Norvegicus) are one of the most common pest species that humans encounter. They are known for their ability to sneak into homes and buildings by squeezing through small crevices, and their love of food and shelter makes them particularly difficult to remove. ...Read More
While only used on rare occasions nowadays anticoagulant rodenticides are a class of pesticides designed to control rodent populations by interfering with their blood clotting mechanisms. These chemicals work by inhibiting the production of vitamin K, a necessary component in the production of blood-clotting proteins. ...Read More
Synthetic pyrethroids are a class of pesticides that mimic the properties of natural pyrethrins but are chemically modified to increase their potency and stability. The development of synthetic pyrethroids began in the 1960s as a response to the growing demand for safer and more effective insecticides. ...Read More
Pyrethrum is a natural pesticide derived from the dried flower heads of Chrysanthemum Cinerariaefolium, a species of chrysanthemum plant native to Iran and surrounding regions. The active compounds in pyrethrum, known as pyrethrins, are highly toxic to a wide range of insects and have been used for centuries as a natural insecti ...Read More
The pest control industry in the UK has undergone significant changes since World War II. Prior to the war, pest control was largely done on an ad-hoc basis by homeowners and businesses using a variety of methods, some of which were highly dangerous and ineffective. ...Read More
I have made a few changes to the business over the last few years, the first was stopping providing commercial pest control. The reasons for this were, firstly that there is no money to be made providing pest prevention for small businesses. and secondly the work was boring and repetitive. ...Read More
Wasps can't read house numbers, its quite common to have a nest at number 32 but the wasps are getting confused and flying into an identical location on number 28. ...Read More
Are you seeing just a few going into holes in the brick work? This is likely to be Mason bees, these solitary bees don't build a nest and have a very short life, they will only be around for about 4 weeks. Solitary bees are not a pest they are friendly and won't harm you. (April, May) ...Read More
Rodent Fluorescent Tracking Gel is one of the tools I use to confirm rodent activity and locate rodent access points. The product is a specially formulated non-toxic fluorescent gel that highlights rodent activity on virtually any vertical or horizontal surface. ...Read More
Mice are often found in lofts, after the kitchen roof spaces are the most common places I'm asked to deal with mice. This particular job was for a homeowner in Moortown. As can be seen in the image at the top of the page mice had been nibbling on the pipe lagging. ...Read More
6mm is all a mouse need to find its way into your home, most air brick vent holes are 10mm, and some older ones are much larger, this gives mice a great opportunity to escape the cold and set up home.
Moles are active all year round and are very common garden pests.
The moles dig feeding tunnels, these tunnels provide the mole with worms. When the mole has eaten all the worms in the area, they dig a series of new tunnels. Its the spoils from these tunnels that the mole pushes up to the surface that are known as mole hills. ...
Mice carry a host of germs and disease including Salmonella, Typhoid, Leptospirosis and many more. If you are currently sharing your house with mice, firstly ensure all food preparation surfaces are regularly cleaned, disinfected and that food is stored where mice can't access it. ...Read More