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WASPS ARE VERY CLEVER!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, hornets, Queen wasp, Ringwood, SP postcode, Uncategorized, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasps | 0 comments

        The wasp season is certainly upon us and it is VERY busy! When selecting a nest site, the queen wasp can be very inventive and take advantage of whatever locations take her fancy. It might be where she has been hibernating over the winter in a cosy shed. Where there is plenty of room to expand in a dry environment, perfect for producing more wasps.       Outside may be a better option, how about under the eaves of a house ?         Or maybe putting a wasp nest in a shrub in the garden?   Or how about building inside a hedge?           If the queen wasp is a little more adventurous...

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Wasps – The basics

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, hornets, Poole, Ringwood, rodent, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, wasp sting, Wasps, wasps nest | 0 comments

Wasps are not considered as a public health risk, but if a wasps nest is found in or around your property or garden, then I am sure you will disagree! If a nest is disturbed in any way, either by human or animal interference, then wasps will sting and will protect their nest vigorously, attacking anything within a suitable distance. The effects of a wasps’ sting can vary from person to person, ranging from being painful, to being very serious, especially if the person stung suffers an attack of Anaphylaxis, this is a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to a trigger such as an...

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New Year Resolutions!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Ants, Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, hornets, Insects, mice, mole control, mole removal, mole trapping, moles, pest control, pest control problem, pest control service, pest prevention, Pest Proofing, Pests, Poole, problem pest, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, spiders, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are all guilty of making New Year’s resolutions, but how many of us actually carry them out? One important one that you may never think of at the time, should be pest control and in particular – pest proofing! It is easy to dismiss the thought straight away, but if you stop and think for a minute, no doubt you can recall a problem pest from the past and all the aggravation that came with it. Time spent now carrying out simple proofing techniques could save hours of grief and money in the New Year to come. When packing up the Christmas decorations, make sure they are secure...

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SPOTLIGHT ON FERNDOWN – DORSET

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, Ferndown, fleas, Foxes, Hampreston, hornets, Insects, Longham, mice, mole control, mole removal, Molehills, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, squirrels, Tricketts Cross, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Ferndown in Dorset is located north of Poole and Bournemouth and the parish includes Hampreston, Longham, Stapehill and Tricketts Cross and in terms of population, is the fifth largest town in Dorset. The town is surrounded by a mix of woodlands, open countryside and heathlands and on the borders are the Moors river and the river Stour. It also has one of the largest industrial estates in the area which is still being expanded. Several golf courses and various other sporting facilities exist along with several schools and a central shopping area. There are lots of open spaces where nature...

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Wasps And Wasps Nests

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, hornets, Poole, Queen wasp, Ringwood, Verwood, wasp activity, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasp Removal, Wasps, wasps nests | 0 comments

The heatwave has certainly triggered a flurry of activity, not least concerning wasps. The calls for bee swarms are still happening, but general wasp activity has really accelerated, with many properties reporting unwanted invasions from wasps. It does not matter if the property is a house, bungalow, shed or even a caravan. A wasps nest can be found wherever the conditions are suitable for the queen wasp to set up home and build the initial nest. If a ground location is chosen, then once the nest goes into full production, a lot of soil excavation will take place to keep track of the...

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WHAT IS THAT INSECT?

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Asian Hornet, Bees, BH postcode, Bournemouth, bumble bees, Christchurch, Flies, honey bee, hornet, hornets, hoverflies, insect, pest control, Poole, Ringwood, solitary bees, Uncategorized, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

The collection of pictures below can be used to help identify what insect you have come into contact with:   Bumblebees – Larger than the honeybee and other bees, always furry, the common ones usually have tails that are either white, red, buff or brown and some have yellow bands.                             Honeybee and solitary bees – Smaller than bumblebees, they can vary in colour from all-black to orange bands – can easily be mistaken for wasps.           Hoverflies and other flies – They usually have large eyes, have one pair of wings (other insects have two pairs).  ...

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