A large increase in the number of wasp nests in Cornwall, Devon and throughout the UK is predicted for the summer of 2015. Last year saw an estimated 87% increase in wasp numbers, and this year is set to see another rise in the numbers of wasps.
The wasp population is very dependent on the weather, with 2013 seeing a decrease in numbers. The cold winter, warm spring and predicted hot summer of this year is set to cause an increase in the wasp population. This may lead to an increase in the aggressiveness of the wasps, and there will be more wasp nests.
Wasp nests often occur in locations that raise concerns over the danger they present to your family and pets. It is not advisable to treat a wasp nest yourself, particularly as a large proportion of wasp nests are situated at height or in a confined space. Please call Kevin McMillan on 07723442669 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote on treating a wasp nest in Cornwall, or in the Plymouth area.
An interesting article from the BBC highlights the trends in pest control problems last year, with some information obtained from the British Pest Control Association. Although Wales was the part of the UK with the most pest control required, there is useful information on the top types of pests. The most common UK pests are: rats, waps, mice, ants and fleas.
There have also been a few “interesting” visiting pests such as baboon spiders.
If you are looking for a pest control service in Cornwall, please call Kevin McMillan on 07723442669. We provide a professional and discrete service, and like tarantula sized spiders!
We like to keep up to date with the latest developments in pest control... but may have to leave this one to the Americans! In order to raise awareness of pest control and entomophagy (the eating of insects) a pest controller sponsored a pop-up restaurant that offered food made with ingredients such as grasshoppers and mealworms. Read more in this article.
Please contact HT Bird and Pest Control Services for a professional pest control service in Cornwall. We promise to dispose of any insects in the correct manner and will not be opening a restaurant near you soon...
A new and very very small (0.25mm in length) wasp has been discovered in the jungles of Costa Rica. Named after Tinkerball due to its fairy-like wings, this wasp is yet to be seen alive. Amazingly the Tinkerbell wasp is not the smallest wasp discovered - the smallest measures just 0.15mm in length. Read more in this article.
If you have slightly larger wasps nesting in your house or garden and would prefer not to, please call HT Bird and Pest Control. We provide a professional and affordable wasp removal service in Cornwall.
A woman tried to deal with the bee nest in her chimney by lighting a fire... unfortunately this ended with fire fighters battling a blaze for 4 hours in order to save the house. The Mirror carries the full story, and also mentions a man who tried to tackle a bees nest in his car by going through the car wash.
If you are having an issue with pest control in Cornwall, please contact HT Bird and Pest Control. If you have a bees nest we will connect you with a local bee-keeper who may be able to assist you. If you have a wasp nest in Cornwall we will be able to attend to this quickly and efficiently for you.
Interesting research from India has discovered wasps that lay eggs inside unripened fruit using a tool that is thinner than a human hair, but is strengthened with zinc. The scientists believe that the technique of the wasp could provide inspiration for developing better surgical instruments. Read the full article on the BBC website.
Contact HT Bird and Pest Control if you have a wasp nest in Cornwall or Devon.
Scientists have found that a bio-pesticide made using the venom of an Australian funnel web spider has very little effect on honey bees. This could be developed to enable the use of a pesticide that does not harm the honey bee population. There has been a recent large decline in the number of honey bees. Read the full article.
Please call HT Bird and Pest Solutions if you have a problem with wasps or bees at your property in Cornwall or Devon. We will refer your problem to a professional bee keeper if you have a bees nest that is a safety concern. We will effectively and quickly treat any wasp nests in Cornwall or Devon. Contact us for a quote.
Scientists have discovered several new species of wasps in the cloud forests of Ecuador, including one that has been named after Shakira due to the belly dancing moves that caterpillars make when they have been used as a host body for the developing wasp eggs.
Read more in this article, or if you have a nest of the more common British wasps in your garden contact us for wasp nest treatment in Cornwall and Devon.
News reports are stating that there is an increase in the number of rats, and that there has been a recent spate of sightings of "super-rats". Whether you have a normal or an extra large rat, it is capable of damaging your property and spreading harmful diseases.
If you suspect that you may have a rat problem, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com or by telephone 07723442669 for advice and a free quote. We provide a professional and discrete rat control service in
Macquarie Island, located off the coast of Tasmania, has been declared completely pest free after a programme to eradicate the island of mice, rats and rabbits. At 13,000 hectares this was a large area to cover and the programme has been hailed as the largest successful island pest eradication programme. Read more here.
If you have an island (preferably tropical) requiring pest control, please contact me!