“Rats are more likely to move indoors and invade your property during winter” says the British Pest Control Association. As we start to see a drop in temperatures and reduced daylight, rodents start to look for areas that offer warmth, food and shelter. These areas often include properties – both homes, factories, and offices. Continue reading
As the temperatures are getting warmer and the summer approaches, the wasp season begins to creep in. Depending on weather conditions, the wasp season can stretch from the beginning of May to late October. With there being a number of different species of both wasps and bees, it can be easy to get them confused.
It can be difficult to distinguish between bees and wasps, but there are some tell-tales signs that can help you to easily identify the differences.
Information on Wasps
Once hibernation has finished during early summer, young queens will search for a suitable nesting place in spaces such as sheds, roof voids, lofts and bird boxes. Once a suitable area has been found, the queen will then start to construct a basic wood fibre nest for her to lay her eggs.
Due to the queen storing sperm inside over the winter, she is able to lay a considerable amount of fertilised eggs, meaning the queen can produce a whole colony on her own. Once enough sterile female workers have been raised, the queen will leave them to maintain the offspring. All eggs produced are female and these will construct a more detailed nest as they grow.
A Wasps Nest Removed from a Customer’s Loft
This nest will continue to grow and will act as a home to several hundreds and thousands of wasps at one time.
If you think you have a wasps nest, call our team today on 0121 351 5598 for a reliable, fast and friendly service.
Wikipedia: Asian Predatory Wasp
Have you been noticing the signs of beg bugs throughout your home or commercial property? Here at Hullternative, we know how incredibly annoying these insects can be, especially if they have infected the rooms of a business property such as a hotel or bed and breakfast. Continue reading
Imagine your home being invaded by wasps in their thousands – well, this is what happened to a family in the UK. According to John Birkett, a pest controller in the area, the colony of wasps looked like a scene from Hitchcock movie of the 1960s. The family made a call to the pest controller and informed him of their find. The bed in their spare bedroom had apparently become a breeding ground for wasps; a portion of the bedding had already been devoured. Continue reading
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