Carpet Beetles Carpet beetles are a common yet unwelcome pest found in homes across the UK. These tiny insects can cause significant damage to carpets, clothing, and other items made from natural fibres. In this article we aim to provide understanding of carpet beetles, their appearance, habitat, and feeding habits. Additionally, we’ll discuss the different […]
What are honeybee swarms and where do they go? (OR Help – I’ve got honeybees in my building!)
What are Honeybee Swarms? Each year between around April and July, almost every colony of honeybees will naturally swarm. This is regardless of whether the colony is kept in a hive by a beekeeper or is a feral colony living naturally in a tree or other location. Swarming is the honeybees natural method of reproduction. […]
What Are Silverfish?
What Are Silverfish? Although harmless to human health, silverfish are pests and can cause damage around the home. They get their name from their silver colouration and from their fish like shape and movements. In this blog article we take a closer look at silverfish, how to identify them, why they are a pest and […]
Protecting Your Home From Moths
Protecting Your Home From Moths We have all heard or perhaps even used the phrase when describing material that has seen better days as “moth eaten”. This saying has been derived from experience, you may not be old enough to remember your mother or grandmother using moth balls in wardrobes and chests of drawers, years […]
Winter Pests We are all used to seeing ants, bees and wasps in the summer months and we tend to think that pests just disappear over the winter, but that is far from the case. In this article we will take a look at which unwanted visitors are likely to find your home irresistible this […]
How to get rid of bedbugs
How to get rid of bedbugs Some of the old nursery rhymes and sayings are really rather grim, take the nursery rhyme “Ring a ring of roses” which refers to the plague and spotting the marks and lesions, more frightening rather than reassuring isn’t it? Another such tradition with a sinister meaning, is the popular […]
How to become a bee keeper?
How to become a bee keeper? After a very busy summer spent relocating and removing bees from premises all over the county, one question that has cropped up often is: How to become a beekeeper? In this article, we share top tips and advice and also the benefits of becoming a bee keeper. The Importance […]
What are the 3 methods of pest control?
What are the 3 methods of pest control? Whether at home or in a commercial property pests can be a real nuisance, not only do they create damage, but they can also spread germs and diseases. For a business, they can lead to prosecution and fines or even potential imprisonment; and in cases where there […]
How to get rid of moles from your garden
How to get rid of moles from your garden Moles are mammals that are around 6 inches long. They are carnivores that live in nests underground and feed on worms and other invertebrates. The bane of avid gardeners, moles are prolific diggers, their extensive tunnelling can cause real issues as they disrupt seedlings and established […]
How does pest control get rid of wasps?
How does pest control get rid of wasps? What many people do not realise is that wasps serve a very important purpose in our ecosystem and food chains. They are great pollinators and also predate on other insects; so not quite the nuisance that everyone believes them to be, but we all recognise that having […]