Most Common Pests in June
Jun 22 in Pests
Most Common Pests in June
The most common pests in June that PESTUK deal with are-
Bedbugs are wingless insects and move around by crawling or riding from place to place in clothing, luggage or other such transport. Distribution can be further exacerbated in places such as theatres and public transport, with infestations frequently occurring in hotels and other buildings where there is a high density and turnover of individuals. Bedbugs bite at night. The bite marks will depend on the reaction of the person being bitten, as with Fleas & other biting insects different people may react in a different way and at a different time to others. Bites are usually on areas of the body that stick out of the bed covers.
Preparation before treatment is required. This involves bed sheets & curtains being removed & washed. The rooms to be treated must be vacuumed & cleaned. Drawers & wardrobes must be emptied & the clothes only re introduced to the rooms once they have been washed or tumble dried. The treatment will fail if the rooms are full of clutter. The bedrooms must be clear of toys, books, boxes, CDs and posters. Care must be taken not to put any of these objects into other rooms as you may spread the infestation. Objects in the room that cannot be either washed, tumble dried or sprayed with the insecticide (books, shoes, cd’s, dvd’s etc) must be put in a freezer overnight. This should be done before putting objects back into a treated room. We will use a residual insecticide sprayed on floors, walls, ceilings and another type of spray on the bed frame and mattress.
You may be getting wasps inside a room unexpectedly which may indicate a nest nearby. If you don’t treat a wasp nest it will eventually die out but before this happens the nest will approximately produce 100 fertile Queens that will hibernate and start nests the next year. A nest will get larger until the Autumn & it is the Autumn & early Winter when they are at their most aggressive & dopey. This is when they are likely to sting people. The workers have finished their job of nest maintenance & collecting food for grubs & now are feeding on rotting fruit (this makes them drunk & more aggressive). Wasp nests can stain ceilings and even eat through them in some instances. Nests will be treated with a residual insecticide. They will become hyper active for a few hours and in ideal weather conditions will die out within 48 hours.
Fleas are typically more active in the summer months out in the wild. Our pets can come into contact with them from wild life such as foxes, deer and rodents. When a house has a flea problem people will experience bites. These will be concentrated on the lower leg areas. Bites can occur on other parts of the body on children as they are nearer to the ground and more likely to be playing or lying on the carpet areas. Different people react in different ways to bites. Some will experience itching or swelling, while others do not. Some people will react immediately to bites and others it can take several hours.
The Fleas will live in the carpets and leave the carpets only to feed on the host animal, (usually a cat or dog). If the host animal is not available then they will feed on humans, preferring women and children to men. They will move on to beds & clothing but soon return to the carpets.
Our technicians will use a residual insecticide treatment sprayed onto the carpeted areas, under and around furniture
House flies are common worldwide. The larvae (maggots) feed on rotting organic material or animal faeces. Adults will travel several miles to feed, mate & lay their eggs. They are disease carriers. spoil food and as well as being a nuisance in domestic premises they are a problem in animal houses & refuse tips. flies will be attracted to uncovered food, rubbish and liquid spills as well as to uncovered bins.
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.
Call us on 0330 100 2811 to book an appointment regarding- most common pests in June, or any other pest problem you may have.