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Flies in February

Flies in February Flies in February usually mean you have Cluster Flies. Especially if flies seem to be coming from the loft area but they can come fro any cavity. They will use the cavity for hibernation purposes. They will not be breeding or feeding but hibernating. Harlequin LadybirdsHarlequin Ladybirds may also be hibernating along

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Mice in February

Mice in February Calls from domestic and business premises concerning mice in February have been on the increase this month. Normally there would be a surge of pest control enquiries concerning mice in late Autumn and early Winter but probably due to this years exceptionally warm Winter weather this hasn’t been the case. This does

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Rats in February

Rats in February At PEST UK we have received a lot of calls concerning rats in February. Although we carry out rat and other pest control treatments in Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London we are getting a lot of calls about rats in February in the Hounslow area. In ‘normal’ years

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Wasps in February

Wasps in February At PEST UK we have been receiving an unusually large number of enquirers regarding wasps in February. This is unusual as wasps in February should still be in hibernation. It may be that the uneasily warm Winter weather has effected their hibernation cycles. It is only the Queen Wasps that are alive

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Rats and Mice in Winter

Rats and Mice in Winter: As the vegetation dies back and the availability of fruits and nuts gets less, the weather gets colder rodents will look for new homes and food sources. With the cold weather people start feeding birds tempting rodents nearer to houses and in turn rodents may get into the house living

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Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract

Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract: This coming week at PEST UK will see a further reduction in the seasonal insect pests such as Cluster Flies, ‘other Flies, and Wasps (& Wasp Nests, requests for removal). This will be due to the cold spell we expecting this week that will kill off or send into

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Pest Services During Winter

Pest Services During Winter: This December (2015) has been the warmest on record and this does effect pests. It means we are still carrying out pest control treatments for many insect pests that we would not be doing in late December such as Cluster Flies, House Flies, Blue Bottles, Wasps and Ants. This bonus for

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Rat, Mouse & Poisons

Rat, Mouse & Poisons: It is a common mistake for people to believe that stronger poisons (rodenticides) are better. First poisons with lower toxicity protect other wildlife that may eat a poisoned rodent. Birds of prey, foxes and badgers may be susceptible to this type of what is called ‘secondary’ poisoning. The strength of the

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Wasp Problems in Winter

Wasp Problems in Winter: At PEST UK we are getting calls concerning wasps crawling about inside houses in a dopey state. Several customers this week have said that they have been stung. The problem for us and our customers is that the actual nest may be difficult to locate at this time of year. In

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Resistance Rats

Resistance Rats, the truth: Recently I have been doing work at several farms and animal facilities which previously had pest control contracts with other companies. These other companies claimed that the rats could not be properly controlled outside as the rats were all resistant! Interestingly I have eliminated the problems at all of these sites

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Resistance to Rat poison

Resistance to Rat Poison: In my experience this (resistance to rat poison) is over exaggerated. Resistance to rat poison is often blamed when treatments fail when in fact there are other reasons why treatment failure occurs. If after c couple of weeks rat poison is still being consumed and rats are still present then immediately

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A better class of rat

A better class of rat: My first call out the other day was for rats in a garage, nothing unusual, except the rats were living in the engine bay of the car kept inside the garage.. A Rolls Royce silver shadow!  The car was not used that often but the warmth of the engine from

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Mole Catching

Last week we received a call from a lady in a rural location who was concerned about moles ruining her garden. There were easily 40 moles hills all over her lawn. Apparently the gardener had already tried to catch the mole but with no success, which was the reason that the problem had got so

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Proofing job & more rodent activity

Proofing job & more rodent activity: Today Rick Pellen carried out an interesting pigeon proofing job. Pigeons were roosting on a down pipe but were also roosting in the gap between the solar panels and the roof. I have not seen pigeons doing this before. If this is not a one off then the thousands

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Rats/Mice Cold Weather

Rats and Mice in Cold Weather: Rats & Mice: The recent cold weather has resulted in rats being seen. The cold drives them into buildings & clear cold weather means they can be see scrounging from bins & bird tables. People are more likely to feed birds when it is cold so attracting rats &

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