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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...

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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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FEEDING THE BIRDS

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Ants, BH postcode, bird feeders, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Foxes, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

As areas of housing, industry and general infrastructure continually take more and more of our countryside and free space, nature and in particular wildlife, has to adapt to survive. Many species are very adept to the changes and can often change the situation to their advantage, especially rodents including rats, mice and squirrels, others however, sometimes need a little help to survive. More and more people enjoy feeding wild birds in their gardens and delight in the various species that can be attracted that otherwise would be difficult to see. There are various advantages, as not only...

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DOES MY HOUSE HAVE PESTS?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Insects, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, pest control, pest control problem, pest prevention, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

A simple question, but one that is often asked too late! Do you have unseen holes or gaps behind kitchen units or heavy furniture? Are there any strange openings in woodwork or walls? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you could have a problem. It could be they have been created by visiting rodents in search of food and lodgings and if this is the case, prompt action will be required. Is the temperature always at a high setting? If yes, consider what else enjoys warm environments. Rodents and insects enjoy a warm climate as well as humans. Is there food in your cupboards that has...

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