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Everything You Need To Know About Bees

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.

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Finding A Mouse In Your House Can Be A Shock

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.

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The Expansion of Pestcotek: Hull

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.

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Winter is here – Rats and mice are moving indoors: Keep Watch

Feeling the cold? It’s likely that you are. We certainly are here at Pestcotek. Yes – Winter is upon us. We humans feel naturally inclined to stay indoors at this time of year in order to avoid the cold and gain greater warmth and to shelter from the inclement and, at time, tempestuous weather. The same can be said of many mammals; indeed, certain mammals enter a state of torpor and go into hibernation mode at this time of year. Rats and mice, like us, seek warmth, dryness and shelter during the winter months and when denied their natural habitats they migrate towards our domestic and commercial premises. It is quite possible that this will result in a preponderance of rat and mice infestations. At Pestcotek, we are equipped with the latest technologies and trained in the most current methods for dealing with this phenomenon. If you suspect an infestation of either rats or mice at this time of year – and it is more likely – contact Pestcotek.

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Rats and Mice – Harvest and Cold, Damp Weather

Arable farms are collecting produce from the fields and this results in rats and mice being evicted from their usual habitats. As the weather is becoming damper as the Autumn progresses, and the ambient temperature gradually decreases, these rodents seek out warmth, dryness and shelter within our own domestic and commercial premises. It is, therefore, time to be vigilant about the possibility of an infestation of rats or mice in and around our houses and business premises. At Pestcotek, we are equipped with years of experience and the latest technologies for dealing with these pests.

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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Rats

Rats can be a big problem when they find their way into your home. Unfortunately you may not notice you have a rat problem until the rat infestation gets quite large and the problem is more difficult to deal with. Rats can cause significant damage to your property, carry and spread disease and contaminate food. Luckily there are ways you can effectively deal with rat problems, the best way is by setting traps. Below we will explain the best ways to find an eliminate a rat infestation in your home.

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Watch Out – Here Come the Wasps

Here they come folks – take cover! Yes, it’s August and we must prepare ourselves for a pest invasion into our workplaces and domestic dwellings that can be extremely annoying, frightening, harmful to health and potentially life-threatening in some cases. They are the scourge of picnics and summer dining whose irritating presence is felt by some to be an exercise in near torment. These yellow and black striped enemies of human leisure – namely wasps – take a particular interest in human affairs at this time of year. Why? – by this time of year they have become addicted to sweet sugar and their usual supply has by this time been terminated. The wasps are therefore after our own sweet food to feed their addiction.

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Wasps, Food and Anaphylactic Shock

In the month of August, wasps have reached the point in their life cycle when they turn their attention to us and, more to the point, our food for its sweetness. Just to turn back the seasonal clock for a moment, let us consider their life cycle on the whole. The only wasps able to survive the winter into the spring are the young fertilised queens. These queens emerge approximately in mid-April from winter hibernation. Having emerged they will find a location suitable for the construction of a new nest. Such locations can include wall cavities, loft spaces and sheds. Using a combination of chewed wood pulp and saliva, the queen builds the first cell of the nest and lays between 10 and 20 eggs.

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