In Pests, Pests in August, Wasps
This year has so far been an exceptional year for wasp nests. The main reason for this was the dry Spring weather, no late frosts or prolonged periods of wet and windy weather. Queen wasps are very vulnerable in the early stages of the nest and during the time when the Queen has to build the nest, deal with maintenance and the feeding of grubs that will turn into the first of many batches of workers.
Treatment: At present (July 2015) PEST UK are taking between 40 and 70 wasp jobs a day. Although this is a good volume it is nothing to the 100 plus wasp nests per day taken in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s in July. What makes this more remarkable is that at that time we were called Berkshire & Basingstoke Pest Control and covered a much smaller area in the South of England. We covered all of Berkshire, including the towns of Newbury, Reading, Hungerford, Wokingham, Bracknell, Windsor, Slough as well as the North Hampshire towns of Basingstoke, Alton, Camberley, Tadley and Aldershot. Now we have re named PEST UK and cover a much wider are which includes West London (Harrow, Hounslow, Twickenham, Staines, Weybridge, Egham, Middlesex, Feltham as well as Surrey (Woking, Farnborough, Guildford and Farnham and South Bucks (High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Amersham). PEST UK also carry our regular pest control jobs in Swindon, Oxford and Henley on Thames.
At PEST UK we are very near to capacity but a higher percentage of our work is non wasp nest related such as pest control contracts, bed bugs and a noticeable increase in Summer rat jobs.
Even when extremely busy PEST UK operate a same day, 7 day a week service with call being answered 24 hours a day every day of the year. In the majority of the cases in our coverage area PEST UK are actually cheaper than the local council.
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