Pest Control in St Albans
Jun 03 in Pests
St Albans Pest Control
St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire that lies east of Hemel Hempstead and west of Hatfield. St Albans was the first major town on the old Roman road of Watling Street for those heading north, and became the Roman city of Verulamium. It is a market town within the London commuter belt and the Greater London built up area. PESTUK provide St Albans pest control services and we have been in business since 1985.
Wasps in St Albans
If you see wasps entering and leaving a hole in the ground, wall, roof or another part of a building between May & November then you likely have a wasp nest. Nests are grey or brown structures made of a paper mache type material. Wasps are aggressive and will sting readily if they think the nest is in danger.
Every year there are deaths from wasp stings. They do some good by feeding on flies, caterpillars and other insects, wasp numbers are probably artificially high because buildings supply unlimited nest sites which in natural conditions would be caves, hollow trees and other natural cavities. They will cause massive amount of damage to fruits in the autumn.
We treat nests or the entrance to the nest by spraying using an insecticide called Ficam D which contains the chemical Bendiocarb 1% w/w. This is a modern biodegradable insecticide that is not highly toxic to mammals, but is extremely so to the hymenopterous group of insects (Wasps, Bees and Ants). The entrance to the nest or the nest itself will be treated using this insecticide.
PESTUK and the BPCA
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA. The BPCA is the governing body for those in the pest control industry with a professional interest in the eradication and management of public health pests. The BPCA Codes of Best Practice outline the responsibilities and correct practices that members are expected to adhere to. We will always recommend that customers use BPCA members than just a random company, who may be a cow boy company.
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