Wasps communicating

In this video clip, we’re showing a wasp nest that’s just been treated. Interestingly, some wasps are vibrating their wings in bursts and holding their abdomen high, sending the alarm signal that calls the others to help defend from an attacker – in this case, us. Without suitable protective clothing, this would be a very […]

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Squirrels can cause serious risk

Unfortunately, this sight is all too common to pest controllers: these cables have been chewed on by squirrels. Not only is this a huge fire risk, anyone entering this loft space and inadvertently touching the exposed cores could suffer electric shock. In a confined space and probably on their own, an individual in this situation […]

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An influx of ladybirds

It’s that time of year when we start getting lots of calls about ladybirds. Why, we’re asked, do I suddenly have so many ladybirds in my home? The answer is simply that the season is changing and they’re looking for somewhere to hibernate. While most of the native species of ladybirds will hibernate in the […]

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