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SPOTLIGHT ON VERWOOD IN DORSET

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in animals, Ants, badgers, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, deer, Dorset, fleas, Foxes, Hampshire, Insects, mice, mole control, mole removal, mole trapping, moles, Pest, pest control, pest control service, pest control Verwood, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Verwood is a town and parish found in Dorset and is situated 5 miles north west of Ringwood in Hampshire. The local river is called the Crane which eventually becomes the Moors river. The town is surrounded by both heathland and forest and also farm land. The heathland has always figured in the history of the town, providing clay and sand for pottery products and the natural ingredients for animal food and brushes. Agriculture has always played a large part as well. Being a larger town often attracts animals, insects and birds and this is certainly the case in Verwood due to its rural...

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FASCINATING PEST FACTS FOR HALLOWEEN.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Insects, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, moths, Pest, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, rat, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, spiders, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Autumn is with us, with winter just around the corner. We all look forward to being cosy and warm in our homes – thank goodness for central heating! If Halloween and Bonfire Night provide excitement then think of these facts: • There are over one million species of different insects. • Cat fleas can drink up to 15 times its own body weight in blood. • A fleas’ egg can lay dormant for up to 12 months. • A cockroach can live for weeks without food and water and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. • There are 5000 species of mammals including 2000 species of rodents. • The teeth...

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HOMEOWNER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PEST CONTROL

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, grey squirrels, infestation, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, Pest, pest control, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, professional pest controller, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal | 0 comments

Property owners have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep premises rodent free, or, if rodents pose a threat to health or property, to report infestations to the local authority. The local authority (council) also has legal powers to deal with an infestation in your home, this can fall under the term statutory nuisance, if the infestation is harmful to health, or proving to be a nuisance to affected areas, including neighbouring properties. If there is a risk to your health or safety or that of other persons, then it could be classed as a hazard under...

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WATCH OUT THERE IS A WASP ABOUT!

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Pest, Poole, Queen wasp, Ringwood, Verwood, Wasp, wasp nest, Wasp problem, Wasp Removal, wasp sting, wasp treatment, Wasps, wasps nest | 0 comments

It is that time of the year again for the wasps to suddenly appear on the scene and cause fear and possible panic. They are definitely a nuisance pest and are often a threat to health and wellbeing, with many people having a phobia towards wasps. A wasp sting is certainly painful and in some cases, can be fatal, as the wasp is capable of multiple stings. The wasp sting can produce swelling, which in turn can cause respiratory obstruction, or even worse, anaphylactic shock. The wasp nest is constructed by a queen wasp and can be found just about anywhere, from in the ground, in bushes or...

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How Do Pests Gain Access To Properties?

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Foxes, Insects, Ladybirds, mice, moles, Pest, pest control, pest infestation, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, spiders, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

It can be very distressing to be awoken out of a peaceful sleep by scratching, rustling or chewing noises in a property. When the shock has worn off it is time to investigate and see who or what has invaded! Pests ranging from Rodents, (Rats, Mice and Squirrels) to Birds can be the likely culprits, however, Insects (Wasps,  Bees and even Ladybirds and spiders) can also make their presence known by noises and other means. The problem usually starts outside where that particular pest has found a weakness in the structure of the building that it can easily exploit. Ants need very small cracks...

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