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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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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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How does a wasps nest form?

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in BH postcode, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, Ferndown, Fordingbridge, Moordown, Parkstone, pest control, Poole, Ringwood, St. Leonards, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, wasp nest, Wasp problem, Wasp Removal, Wasps, wasps nest, Wimborne, Winton | 0 comments

The first sign of a pending wasps nest is the queen wasp’s nest, the size of a golf ball, in a loft, shed or other quiet position, somewhere in Moordown, Bournemouth, where she has spent the winter months.           Cells are built into the nest a few at a time to begin with in Parkstone, Poole until the first batch of eggs pupate into workers.         As more worker wasps arrive the nest is enlarged in Christchurch and full scale production can commence!         Depending on the weather and temperatures, the nest can grow rapidly in Ringwood and further layers are filled with yet more eggs....

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FAST FOOD AND RODENTS

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Bransgore, Christchurch, Ferndown, fleas, mice, mole removal, mole trapping, moles, pest control, Pest control Bournemouth, Pest Control Ferndown, pest control problem, pest control service, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps, West Moors, Wimborne, Winton | 0 comments

When it comes to the choice of fast foods available, it seems the list is endless! Many types of cuisine are available from many locations, be it pizzas, burgers, fish and chips, gourmet meals, barbeques, snacks, sweets or even ice creams. A wander along a local high street in Winton, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Verwood, Ringwood or Wimborne, will reveal multiple choices of food available that are readily available to purchase and enjoy. The problems arise from the waste that is produced or discarded, giving rise to unwanted visits from rodents and other pests. The majority of waste is...

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RODENTS ON YOUR PROPERTY

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Ants, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, mole trapping, moles, pest control, pest control measures, pest control problem, pest control service, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, public health, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent activity, rodent infestations, rodent problem, Rodents, squirrels, verminous, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Any owner or occupier of land, have a duty under the Prevention of Damage Pests Act 1949, to ensure that if rats or mice are found on their land, they are eradicated. This applies to both Councils and individuals. The local council has a duty to ensure that this is carried out. Under Section 83 of the Public Health Act 1936, (filthy and verminous premises), local authorities have the powers to ensure that rats and mice are eradicated in properties. The occupier of the land or property is responsible for the initial pest control measures. In normal cases this involves employing some form of...

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RESPONSIBLE BIRD FEEDING

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Ants, BH postcode, bird, bird feeders, bird feeding, bird tables, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, mole removal, mole trapping, moles, pest control problem, pest control service, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, rat, rat burrowing, rat problems, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, rodent feeding, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Recent surveys carried out have suggested that almost half the gardens in the UK have bird tables or bird feeders and it is estimated that a staggering £150 million each year in the UK, is spent on bird food of one sort or another!! It is becoming a regular occurrence to find rat problems being caused by food that is being placed or used incorrectly for feeding birds or other wildlife. Surveys carried out by local councils in the past revealed that more than three quarters reported that bird feeding was increasing rat numbers. Rats and mice are born to be scavengers and will look for food...

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