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Should you treat a wasps nest yourself?

Should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Many people think that a wasp nest is simple to treat and that calling a pest controller isn’t needed. A can of fly spray or a powder thrown over it should do the job. But should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Wasps Wasp nests come in many

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House Flies in the Summer

House Flies in the Summer House Flies in the summer are attracted to decaying food matter, meat and faeces. Other foods they are interested in include pet food, animal feed and human food and waste. House flies usually live between 10 and 30 days, eggs will be laid in standing water or a food source

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Most Common Pests in July

Most Common Pests in July The most common pests in July that our technicians deal with include the following- Wasps July is a high point for wasp activity. Nests are large and at their highest productive point. If you find wasps randomly appearing within a room of the house, you may have a wasp nest

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Getting Rid of Wasps

Getting Rid of Wasps Many people will try getting rid of wasps themselves before contacting a pest control company. Here is some general information about wasps. Identifying a wasps nest Wasps nests are recognised by their brown to grey colour and are made of a papier mâché like material. Nests start off approximately golf ball

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Most Common Pests in June

Most Common Pests in June The most common pests in June that PEST UK deal with are- Bedbugs Bedbugs are wingless insects and move around by crawling or riding from place to place in clothing, luggage or other such transport. Hotels and other buildings where there is a high density and turnover of individuals will

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cockroaches

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cockroaches Cockroaches are one of the oldest insects on the earth. Dating back 320 Million years. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about cockroaches- Cockroaches have cannibalistic tendencies. Cockroaches are scavengers by nature and omnivores, they will eat anything to ensure their survival. Favourite foods include sweets, meats

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Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated?

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated? Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated? Eventually in time, yes a wasp nest will die out on its own. Before a nest dies, it can produce up to 100 new queens. These queens will then hibernate over winter ready

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PESTUK in your area

PESTUK was established in 1985, originally serving the Berkshire area.  PEST UK has expanded into the following areas: Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, West London, South London and North London. We are contactable 24 hours a day. Customers can rest assured knowing they will never speak to a machine with us but always a person.

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What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds

What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds Many people enjoy feeding birds in their gardens. There are a number of reasons why people choose to feed birds. Some people do it to be helpful to the birds. Feeding birds will help them survive in harsher weather and also ensure they have food for their chicks

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Honey bee swarms

Honey bee swarms PESTUK technicians are called out more and more as the year gets warmer for bees. Chimneys, extractor fans, sheds can all house honey bee swarms. They will also hang from trees or walls. There are over 200 types of bees here in the UK alone. A swarm happens when part of a

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The Difference Between Rats and Mice

The Difference Between Rats and Mice Hearing scurrying noises at night, or seeing signs of damage around your home? Strong smells coming from the loft or a new extension. These are some of the signs of a rodent problem. The difference between rats and mice can be hard to spot but here are a few

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Ants in May

Ants in May PESTUK receive a large amount of call about ants in May. They will have been found in peoples kitchens and other areas of the home as well as spotted in gardens in large numbers. they are attracted to sweet food stuffs and finding one nest will not always solve the problem. they

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Top May Pests

Top May Pests As April passes and we are now in Spring proper we are receiving more calls. Gardens are being used more frequently now and the days staying light later means people are coming more and more into contact with pests. The top May pests dealt with by PEST UK are as follows- Squirrels

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What Bugs Come out in Spring?

What Bugs Come out in Spring? With the weather becoming warmer some of the UK’s insects are now becoming more active. So what bugs come out in spring? These include ants, bees, queen wasps, and caterpillars. Ants The worker ants will frequently enter dwellings searching for food, in particular sweet substances. While they are not

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What Smells Attract Rodents?

What Smells Attract Rodents? Having rats or mice in your home or garden can be a stressful thing to deal with. They cause damage with their constant gnawing. They leave faeces and urine everywhere they travel, used as scent marking, and can carry diseases.  But what smells attract rodents? Listed below are a number of

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Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments

Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments As the weather gets warmer, many of us are turning to tend gardens and allotments. Gardening has many health benefits from reducing stress to improving your physical fitness. Pest control for gardens and allotments is important to protect plants and the condition of the growing space. We provide one-off treatments

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Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips

Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips The arrival of warm weather brings with it the desire to tackle home improvements and general upkeep. Take advantage of this and maintain a healthy living environment for your family and, as a result, prevent pests from infesting your home this spring.  As part of your spring cleaning, we recommend

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Insects That Bite

Insects that bite Have you come across an unexplained red, sore or itchy lump on your body? This may be a bite from one of a small number or insects found in the UK. Insects that bite include Fleas, Bedbugs and Mites. Below will be a description of each and how we treat them. Fleas

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Easter and Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Easter and Bank Holiday Opening Hours PESTUK work 7 days of the week and our phone lines are answered by a person and never by a machine 24 hours a day. Many pest control companies do not work weekends or bank holidays, however we do. PESTUK Easter and bank holiday opening hours are as follows- Bank

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What Are Silverfish and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

What are silverfish and how do you get rid of them? We are often asked what are silverfish and how do you get rid of them? Silverfish are cigar-shaped, silvery grey wingless insect around 1 cm long. They are found in damp areas commonly in kitchens and bathrooms. They are nocturnal in their habits, they

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Top 5 April Pests

Top 5 April Pests As April and Spring are approaching us more calls are made to us at PESTUK. People are going out into their gardens again and the days last longer so people are outside more and more as the weather improves. The top 5 April pests are as follows- Ants The worker ants

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What Are ‘Pantry Pests’ and Why Do You Get Them?

What are ‘pantry pests’ and why do you get them? Pantry pests, also known as “Stored Product Pests”, are a group of insects with an appetite for dried and processed food products that are stored in homes and restaurants. Products that can be infected will include: flours, cereal, dry pasta, dry pet food, powdered milk,

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How Do Pigeons Spread Diseases?

How do pigeons spread diseases? The problems that nesting birds cause include smells, a build-up of droppings which can block gutters and drains, noise and general nuisance. They are also possible of causing health problems. Pigeons spread diseases via their droppings. These diseases can include- psittacosis which is a flu-like disease, also known as parrot

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Bedbugs in Hotels

Bedbugs in hotels Bedbugs in hotels are a common problem throughout the year. More so at times of high seasonal activity. Customers can suffer from painful bites on exposed skin during the night. This can lead to complaints and loss of business for hotel companies and owners of smaller hotels. What are bedbugs? Bed bugs

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Top 5 March Pests

Top 5 March Pests PESTUK deals with many pests throughout the month. The majority of work is still rodent-related, including rats, mice and squirrels. However, the top 5 March pests are- Rats Rats carry diseases, they can start fires and cause other damage by chewing through cables. They kill other wildlife and an infestation will

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PESTUK work weekends

PESTUK work weekends Many pest control companies across the country do not work weekends or a limited number of hours. Some companies/ individuals  do not even work full hours during the week. PEST UK work weekends and from 8am to 6pm in winter and 8am to 7pm summer months. PESTUK was established in 1985 by

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Can Bugs Survive the Winter?

Can bugs survive the winter? Now Winter is seemingly behind us, there’s one question on a lot of our minds. Can bugs survive the Winter? The answer is yes, however there are a number of ways that they do so. Some will have laid eggs that will hatch once the temperatures increase enough for them.

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Ants in March

Ants in March This is the time of year when ants become noticeable and we will begin receiving calls from customers asking for help. Worker ants will enter dwellings foraging for food, in particular sweet substances. While ants are not a risk to human health, they can be present in large numbers to be a nuisance.

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How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths

How to get rid of clothes moths Finding strange holes in your clothes and/or your carpets? This is damage caused by clothes moths or carpet moths. If not treated properly or straight away their numbers can increase and cause more damage. One of the most commonly asked questions we see this time of year is

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What Pests to Expect in Spring

What pests to expect in Spring As temperatures begin to rise and flowers begin to flourish and bloom again, pests become more active as well. Below PEST UK give you a list of what pests to expect in Spring and how we can deal with them for you. Ants Worker ants frequently enter homes foraging

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