Wasp & Bed Bug Control Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Oakham
Local Pest Control Company provides insect control services across Grantham, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Leicester and the surrounding areas.
Any insect attack can be very distressing not to mention destructive to property and harmful to health. We get so many calls to deal with certain types of insects; we have found it necessary to publish separate websites for the most common ones. Common insect pests we offer pest control solutions for include:
- Cluster Flies
The most common ant to invade houses and commercial premises in the UK is the Black Garden Ant. Generally, an ant infestation is more of an annoyance than a threat to health or the fabric of the building unless, of course, it is left untreated for an extended period.
The treatment for this sort of problem is simply a matter of spraying the area with either a wet or a dry spray, depending upon the individual circumstances, with a single visit usually be sufficient to eradicate the problem.
The variety of bees in the UK is much larger than most people are aware of. However, when bees are mentioned, most people only think of the good old honey bee working away collecting nectar to take back to their hive and, in so doing, carrying out the vital task of pollinating plants and flowers.
In truth, the range of bees in the UK is quite extensive; there are more than 30 different species with some 20,000 across the world. They live in all sorts of conditions ranging from those that live in holes in the ground to others that only move around at night. There are even several species of bee called the cuckoo bee. These are so named because of their habit of entering the nests of pollen-collecting bees and laying their eggs.
Here in the UK, the species of bee that most people are familiar with is the Western or European Honey Bee. They live in organised colonies, often in man-made wooden hives and produce the honey we eat.
However, there are many other varieties of bee too. There are some that live in colonies yet do not produce honey and then their ones that live alone and rarely build nests. There are also some that sting and some that don't. The variations are surprisingly numerous.
As a pest, bees rarely present a problem. Occasionally though, a swarm will take up residence in either a commercial or domestic setting. Very often this will be an infestation by the masonry bee. They are so named because of their habit of burrowing into the soft mortar between the bricks of old buildings. They are also renowned for taking advantage of any small crack or crevice left during the construction of newer buildings. Their favoured area of occupation is often a chimney or the cavity in a wall. It is on these occasions that intervention may be required.
Every request for assistance with a bee problem begins with a full investigation into the type of bee that makes up the swarm so as we can fully assess the situation and determine the best course of action.
In cases when the swarm comprises of honeybees, we contact the local beekeepers association to ask them for help in relocating the swarm to a more suitable place. In the main, this is carried out successfully, and so we manage to preserve the continuance of the swarm.
Occasionally, it is possible for us to move swarms that are made up of feral bees - the ones that don't produce honey. Alternatively, we may find that it is possible to leave the nest in situ due to it not being a threat to anyone. If this is the case, we will provide the customer with advice on the likely progression of the life of the nest. However, if the health and safety of the general public is an issue, we are sometimes left with no choice but to destroy the nest.
As bees are not a protected species, and we are when all other avenues have been explored, permitted to destroy nests. The demolition of a bee's nest is something that is usually best left to those with the correct equipment and the professional knowledge on how to go about it. Please remember, some bees do sting and, while to some people, the pain can be an extreme annoyance, to anyone allergic to the venom, the risk of death is a real possibility.
The eradication of the bees is achieved by applying an insecticide to the entry holes of the nest. This will quickly result in killing all of the nest's occupants.
Generally, cockroaches are associated with dirty, unhygienic kitchens when, in fact, they are happy to live in almost any place that provides them with the damp, humid conditions they favour, a regular supply of food - either human or pet food will suffice - and periods of darkness in which to move around.
Not only are cockroaches unsightly, but they also pose a risk to health, as they will indiscriminately contaminate food preparation areas and utensils in their search for food. The types of diseases they are capable of passing on to humans are food poisoning and, in some cases, the initiation of an allergic reaction to the scent they distribute. This scent has an obnoxious aroma that is very noticeable in areas of a cockroach infestation.
The eradication of cockroaches involves the use of either a wet spray or an industrial fogger depending upon the situation and the seriousness of the infestation.
There are well over 100,000 different species of wasp, some of which are described as solitary wasps that live and work along with many of them not even constructing a nest. The other general group are called social wasps who build nests in which they live as a colony. In some case, the nests can contain up to 30,000 wasps.
The site of a nest will often depend upon the actual species of wasp. Some prefer to nest in trees or shrubs whereas others prefer to colonise more rigid structures such as lofts, wall cavities or holes in the ground.
Most wasps can give a nasty sting if provoked which can lead, on occasions, to the entire colony mounting an attack. Some people are allergic to wasp stings and are likely to go into anaphylactic shock if stung. This situation requires immediate medical attention due to its seriousness.
Tackling a wasp's nest should, without doubt, be left to properly trained and equipped professionals. The destruction of a wasp's nest is extremely quick with the inhabitants usually dying within 2 hours of the pesticide being applied. It is rare that a second visit is required.
The odd fly buzzing around the house is annoying enough but, when you become inundated with a swarm of them, trying to tackle it armed with nothing more than a can of household spray just won't cut it.
Flies land everywhere and on everything and when food is their target, they contaminate it just by landing on it. If they remain long enough to start eating it well, it is time to bin it.
So, if you suddenly become invaded by flies, we can deal with them in one quick and easy visit. We will most likely use an industrial strength wet spray, which will clear out the invasion in no time at all.