With winter fast approaching, it’s the time of year when you are most likely to find rats and mice in or around your home. Lincolnshire is a rural county with a massive rodent population. During the plentiful summer months rats and mice feed and breed in and around cereal crop fields, but after the harvest they are forced to seek food elsewhere. This often brings them into our gardens. If left to their own devices it does not take long for them to become established and start to breed.
If you have never been stung by a wasp you are one of the lucky ones. Most of us have suffered a wasp sting at some point in our lives and if you have you will know that they are exceedingly painful.
Most of the time you only see the odd wasp, so if you see a lot of activity around your home or garden, then it is very likely that there is a wasp nest nearby. As we get towards the end of summer there can be thousands of wasps in a single nest. The nests can be underground, in cavity walls and lofts, and in trees and shrubs. If you see a lot of wasps flying backwards and forwards it is probably the nest entrance.
It is a fact of life that we have many wild creatures in the UK, and by and large we love most of them. Rabbits? Lovely little things. Squirrels? “Ahh, look at him running up and down that tree”. Seagulls? Lovely to see them when you go for a seaside holiday. You get the idea.Read More “Wild Creatures Can Change From “Lovely” To “Pest” Overnight”
If you are worried about wasps, you are not alone. Professional pest controllers get called out for thousands of wasp nest removals every year.
The actual fact is that most of the year a wasp will only sting you if it feels threatened. However, unlike a bee which stings once and then loses its’ sting which stays in your skin, a wasp can go on stinging. Worse still, when it feels threatened it releases a pheromone which attracts other wasps. That’s right. Threaten a wasp and it calls its’ mates for help!
Bedbugs are becoming an increasing problem worldwide. With the ever-growing amount of world travel, they are very easily transported from one place to another, often in luggage, but also in clothing. They can infect even the most prestigious of hotels, because simply having a lot of money and being able to pay for the most expensive hotel rooms doesn’t mean that an individual is necessarily the sort of person who takes care of him or herself.
At Pestcotek, we deal with and control every type of pest species you are likely to encounter in the county of Lincolnshire. It doesn’t matter what it is, we have been there and done that, so unless something arrives from another planet that we have never seen before, we can deal with whatever pest problem you have. Even if something does arrive from another planet, we will inspect it, learn about it, and then know how to remove it. Getting rid of pests is what we do.
There are over 200 types of bee in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees. They include the honey bee, re-tailed bumblebee, tree bumblebee, red mason bee, common carder bee, white-tailed bumblebee, leaf cutter bee, and tawny mining bee, just to name a few.
Bumblebees are sociable insects and live in a colony with their queen and her workers. Queen bumblebees are very large and can be seen flying about in early spring feeding on things such as bluebells. You may also see them flying very low searching for a nesting site. They quite often nest underground in old burrows of small creatures, and also under decking, in birdboxes, or even in the compost bin if you have one.
It is always a shock when you realise that you have an invasion of pests in your home or your business. For instance, you suddenly see a mouse running across your kitchen floor, and you are so shocked that you don’t even have time to think about trying to catch it, even if you had a chance – which you didn’t anyway. Those mice are a lot quicker than we are.
And yes, we said mice. If you see one, you probably have lots of them. They can run, they can climb, and they are good swimmers too! Here is the bad news: a female can give birth to a litter in three weeks from being fertilised and she can produce anywhere from three to fourteen baby mice. Here is the worse news: a female becomes fertile at just six weeks old.
When an industry professional reaches an advanced degree of knowledge, underpinned by a wealth of experience in the field, the choice to broaden the geographical and economic scope of operations becomes a highly feasible and attractive option. Economies of scale in the administration of Pest Control operations is also a factor to be taken into account when the option to expand presents itself. Pestcotek is expanding operative and administrative activity across a much broader economic area. While we continue to be based in Lincolnshire we will be covering the Leeds, Sheffield, Selby and Hull areas. Today we would like to draw your attention to and concentrate on the pride we feel in expanding to operate in the Hull area. It is a fascinating region with an exceptionally compelling history.
Extremely rare animated version of ‘The Mole’ by Jasper Carrott. Very amusing!