Hibernating Wasps & Bees
In Bees and Bee Problems, Cluster Flies, DIY Pest Control, Pests in August, Pests in July, Pests in June, Pests in May, Pests in Spring, Pests in Summer, Wasps
Hibernating Wasps & Bees:
Soon PEST UK will be selling more pest control products to the public. We don’t really like to do this as we believe that, in most cases it is better that pest control is left to professionally trained people. The reason for this is that we see many so many DIY attempts at pest control where poisons or traps have been incorrectly used, which can lead to extreme suffering for the targeted animal and/or non target species being accidentally poisoned, killed or injured in traps. The problem is that most pest control products can be bought (sometimes not legally) over the internet.
If you do want to attempt your own pest control, then please buy your products from an expert. The products we sell are all safe for DIY use and we will give advice on how they should be used to get the best result, and protect family and pets. We always recommend that the treatments should be carried out by a qualified person.
More Queen Bumble Bees have been seen over the weekend. Yesterday’s (Sunday) sunshine has brought them out. Really for our point of view it would be good to have three to four weeks of cold weather to keep the Queen Wasps and Queen Bumble Bees in hibernation until the Spring proper. If they come out of hibernation too early then the likelihood of them building nests that survive until the Summer are much reduced. Colder weather will also increase the number of rodent related calls.
In the British Pest Control News recently, there was an article about the danger in certain conditions of Cluster Flies enervating tall buildings in their hundreds of thousands and apart from the nuisance value there can also be dreadful smells from rotting fly bodies. PEST UK has seen a similar situation on a tower block in Bracknell. We treat this building every year and the volume of flies is amazing to see.