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How to Spot a Wasp Nest

We are in the middle of the peak season for wasp nests. These tend to be spotted anytime from June through until September. Wasps will begin to build their nests early in spring. However, since they are small at that time, many of them go unnoticed. It is not until the summer months that people…

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How Can You Spot Hover Flies?

Can you tell the difference between wasps and hover flies? Many people cannot, and it’s not surprising either – they look quite similar. We’re in the middle of the peak season for hover flies, so plenty of people are getting spooked by their appearance. Here’s how to tell the difference between wasps and hover flies,…

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It’s Peak Flea Season: Are You Affected?

The past few weeks have seen plenty of hot weather across the UK. If you own a cat or dog, you’ll know how important it is to keep them out of the heat. However, they still like to venture outside both early and late in the day. Our dog regularly sits outside to watch the…

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Just a hole in the ground? Wasp nest in Dundee

Just a hole in the ground? That’s what a customer with a wasp problem in Dundee thought, until they started digging nearby – look at what happens in the video! We had to eradicate this wasp nest in Dundee as it was dangerous – the customer got stung several times after they’d disturbed it. Wasp…

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Warm Weather Means Active Bees Nests

Most of the UK is enjoying a long period of warm (and even hot) weather at present. That is glorious for barbecues, long walks on the beaches, and the chance to get out into the countryside. Long days, sunshine, and little rain… it all sounds appealing. But of course, this weather can also bring out…

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Wasps in Dundee

Yet another wasp nest removed in a shed in Dundee today. We have visited to eradicate wasp nests in Dundee many times so far this year, mostly in places where it is easier to spot the first signs of wasp nest activity such as in sheds, in holes in walls where security lights, cabling and…

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Having Trouble with Protected Birds?

Swallows and house martins, sparrows and starlings… all these birds have one thing in common. They are all protected, which means you cannot remove any nests that you might find in or around your property. Oftentimes, people do not realise they have birds nesting on their property until they see the birds and watch where…

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Swarms of Bees

Honey bees swarm at this time of year – late April to July – and are often mistaken for swarms of wasps and swarms of hornets. The queen and a mass of worker bees from a bee hive leave to find a new place to establish another bee hive, so you’ll see a lot of…

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Wasps Are Starting To Build Wasp Nests

Queen wasps have been late in building wasp nests this year because of the cold, snowy weather we had, but they are thriving now and are busy building wasp nests. The wasp nests start off very small with just the queen wasp in them. The picture is of a very early wasp nest on the…

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It Could Be a Big Year for Flying Ants

It hardly seems like a year has gone by since we last saw swarms of flying ants causing a nuisance for many of us. Yet here we are again – about to be hassled as the ants perform their so-called ‘nuptial flight’. It might sound appealing and romantic, but it is far from that for…

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