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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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IVY IN THE GARDEN

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, butterflies, Christchurch, fleas, Flies, hornet, hoverflies, Ivy Bee, mice, mole control, mole removal, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, solitary bees, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

For those people lucky enough to have a garden, now is the time to experience some unusual occurrences that only happen this time of the year, but the conditions have to be just right! If you have sandy based soil and short grass with a sunny outlook, you may notice small holes appearing in the ground and insects busily excavating. It may be a couple, or hundreds depending on the location and the culprit is the Ivy Bee. The Ivy Bee is a solitary bee and is the last to emerge in the year, normally mid to late September until November. Once mated, the female digs a burrow in loose sand or...

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Autumn is here!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Ants, Bees, BH postcode, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Flies, Foxes, hoverflies, Insects, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, squirrels, Uncategorized, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

With the Autumn equinox now with us, the days will get shorter and the nights longer and life in general tends to slow down a little? Not so for animals and insects, the rush in on to feed up before possible hibernation, or to find suitable homes ready for the inevitable cold weather that will eventually arrive in the winter. Rodents including rats, mice and squirrels are already testing new locations or even returning to areas previously used for nesting. To the owner of the properties involved this can be the start of possible distress and unexpected costs if left to develop. Insects...

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