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The summer continues…

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Ants, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Foxes, mice, mole control, mole removal, Molehills, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Pest Problems, Pests, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

With the very unpredictable weather we are having just lately, many pests are in a state of confusion! The wasps are continuing at a pace, even though the heavy rain periods threaten to disrupt their season. It seems they are adapting to the climate by laying low on the wet days, but making up for it with increased activity when the sun comes out. Nests have been appearing overnight in some cases giving householders quite a shock. Rats and mice are still very much active in properties along with squirrels who are finding loft spaces are ideal places to raise a family. The damage caused in...

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Facts about Flies

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Ants, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, Flies, mice, mole control, mole removal, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Did you know? Flies are the only insect to have 2 wings – all others have 4. Flies have a smelling distance of over 750 yards. A fly’s feeding range is usually limited to two miles. A single dustbin, if not emptied, can be the breeding ground for 30,000 flies. A female housefly will lay 3,000 eggs within its life span of 21 days. During warm weather, a fly can produce a family generation in less than two weeks. There are 120,000 species of flies, ranging in size from 1/20th of an inch to 3 inches. Flies are also dormant in the winter which means that the same diseases can be carried...

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LOVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Ants, BH Postcodes, bird, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, environment, fleas, Fox, Insects, mammal, mice, moles, Mouse, nature, pest control, pest prevention, poison, Poole, Proofing, Rabbits, rat, Rats, Ringwood, rodent, rodenticide, Rodents, squirrel, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

The environment is changing and this is affecting everyone. The weather is getting warmer and exhibiting more extremes, a months’ rain in an hour, drought, stronger winds, etc.etc. It maybe as an individual, we can only do a very small amount to affect the outcome, but as a collective we can certainly make a difference. This is certainly the case with the effects we have on the nature and animals in our immediate vicinity. It is very easy to purchase chemicals or poisons to try and eradicate problems in our homes, gardens or work places and in some cases these can have a detrimental effect...

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Feral Pigeons and disease

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Ants, birds, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, moles, pest control, pest prevention, pigeon droppings, Pigeons, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps, Winton | 0 comments

Go into many built up towns and you will see ever increasing numbers of pigeons either roosting or feeding. Pigeons are very good at surviving on hand-outs from man, be it food or shelter. Bournemouth, Poole, Boscombe, Winton, Christchurch, Ringwood, Verwood and other towns locally have all become victims of the feral pigeon and evidence of their presence can be easily seen on ledges, roofs and even on the ground, where they leave behind large amounts of droppings. It is these droppings that can harbour nasty surprises. Here are just a few: Histoplasmosis Histoplasmosis is a disease caused...

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Ants in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood and Verwood.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Ants, Ants, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, moles, pest control, pest prevention, Poole, Rats, Ringwood, Verwood, Wasp, Wasp Control, Wasp Removal, Wasps | 0 comments

Common Black Ant – Lasius Niger The Black Ant, also known as the Garden Ant normally forms a nest in gardens, under paving stones, foundations or occasionally within buildings and can be found just about anywhere in the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood, Verwood and surrounding areas  . They are not normally a health risk, more a nuisance. They have a wide varied diet and are particularly attracted to sweet substances and a favourite food is honeydew, (which they milk from Aphids), which has a high sugar content. When an ant finds a food source it will lay a pheromone (scent) trail...

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