Pest Control Blog

Squirrels and what can you do about them?

There are two species of Squirrel present in the United Kingdom, the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and the more common Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). The native species in the UK is the Red Squirrel, however, in 1876 the first Grey Squirrels were introduced to the United Kingdom from America. The introduction of the Grey Squirrel […]

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Emergence of Bees and Wasps

With the recent warm weather bees and wasps have started to appear, and so have the phone calls from customers saying that they have an issue with bees or wasps and have a nest in their house/garden. At this time of year, the queen wasps are just starting to emerge from hibernation and are searching […]

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Solving the bird issue before they nest

Birds, such as feral pigeons and seagulls, can cause major problems around buildings, especially when they begin to roost and nest. Apart from being a nuisance and damaging property and goods, their droppings pose a significant hazard to our health. For the majority of UK bird species, once they have started to nest, they cannot […]

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It’s all change for amateur use rodenticides

The type of rodenticides that are used today have been around for over 40 years. There is a lot of concern about the overuse of these products and impact on the environment. Back in 2012 discussions started about these environmental risks, especially the impact on non-target species such as birds of prey. This led to […]

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More Information About Moles

There are many different species of mole across the world, but it is the European Mole (Talpa europaea) that is found in the UK. Although there are no moles found in Ireland. They are widespread and often found in areas such as gardens, parks and golf courses. There are many misconceptions about moles, here are […]

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What is lurking in your loft?

Pest Solution often receives calls from customers that are hearing noises in their loft. Lofts can provide ideal environments for pests and casual invaders as they provide warmth and shelter from the elements. Here are some of the common animals that are found in lofts: Rats and Mice are common pests found inside properties and […]

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What makes a good rat trap?

Rats and mice are some of the most common pests that Pest Solution receives calls about. There are quite a few reasons for them to be controlled including damage to property, disease as well as fear and noise. All work that Pest Solution carries out on behalf of its clients for rodents, follows the CRRU […]

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It’s the time of year for cluster flies

What is a cluster fly? As the temperatures drop, we are receiving more calls regarding cluster flies, but what are cluster flies? The most common species of cluster fly in the UK is Pollenia rudis. This species of cluster fly lay their eggs in soil, and once the eggs hatch, the larvae live as parasites […]

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What happened to the Black Rat?

The black rat (Rattus rattus) used to be the only rat in the UK, but it is now thought to be one of the rarest mammals in the UK. The black rat was the first rat to colonise Europe and is thought to have arrived here over 2,000 years ago. Up until the 18th century, […]

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Where are all the wasps?

Pest Solution has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of calls received concerning wasps this summer and this has also been noted by other pest control companies across the UK. We all enjoy having fewer wasps bothering us at picnics or barbecues, but for the world of pest control it is not such good […]

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