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Want to prevent wasps? Look right here!

Want to prevent wasps? Look right here!

 

Prevention is one of the biggest things you want to look at if you think you are prone to getting wasps. You would always want to avoid them as they are a pest that you do not want to be approached by. It is soon to be summer and we all know that this is when these pests are the most active.

 

Wasps are easier to prevent before you have them rather than when you actually end up with them. Some people can be so scared to go near a wasp because of there sting therefore it can stop people going outdoors!

 

Here are some of our wasp prevention tips

If you keep your treatment for wasps early, it will keep your family safe from painful stings in the future.

 

Change your behaviour outdoors: 

  • by this we mean to keep all food and drinks indoors rather than outdoors so it does not attract them

 

Keep all bins secure:

  • Make sure your outside bins have a tight fitted lid and also keep you bin further away from the door as possible.

 

Check out for nests:

  • Check your home and garden for any nests. They are usually the size of a golf ball. Look in garages, lofts, cavity walls and sheds.

 

Stay safe:

  • If you have managed to see a nest, make sure you keep children away from the area to prevent any stings.

 

 

Do you have a wasp problem?

High numbers of wasps in your home or garden will certainly mean that there is a nest somewhere close to you. Removing the nest may not always be a solution. This is because the nest may not even be in your property so you are limited to what you can do to remove it.

 

Also nests that are high up or confined spaces are difficult to treat.

 

Get a professional solution

 

If you have a wasp nest and you need getting rid of it quickly. It is a great solution by ringing Conquest Pest Control and they will treat the nest for you.

 

They offer a 24/7 service so call any time you need. Click here to contact them.

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Getting rid of them unwanted bees!

Getting rid of them unwanted bees!

 

Summer is not too far away from us, and will soon come around very quickly. This means we will get visited by a very unwanted pest!

 

Bees do their own part for nature and for the garden, but they can turn out to be a big pest for your homes. They are a threat to smaller children and to others who are allergic to their sting. This will mean you do not want bees in or around your home.

 

Learning how to get rid of bees is not as difficultly as a lot of people make it out to be. They are several ways to keep bees away.

 

If you want to be able to get rid of bees, I have listed below my top 3 ways of getting rid of them!

 

How to get rid of bees:

 

Leave them alone

Leaving bees alone can mostly be the best option. This is because they can be a positive presence for crops and gardeners. Here are a few factors to consider before you consider removing the bees nest: 

Danger: 

Is anyone in your family allergic or scared of bees. If no then it may not be worth removing.

 

Distance: 

If the nest is far from your home, the less danger it is to you.

 

Find the Hive

You will need to identify the hive from which the bees are coming from. You will find their home in plants, flowers, roofs (mainly the corners), and other places.

 

ID The type

Try and figure out what kind of bees you have in your garden. To find out more click here to see our other blog.. How to identify bees.

 

Organic ways

If you want to remove bees organically, try using some of these methods:

 

Soda pop: Cut a soda bottle in half and fill it with a fizzy drink and place it near the ground, eventually the bess will come towards it.

 

Zapper: Place a bug zapper strip near the hive. The bees will get caught in the sticky material.

 

Call a pest controller

Calling a pest controller will give you the easiest option to be able to get rid of them unwanted bees. They will come out and remove the hive from the area and spray the bees.

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Identifying many types of bees!

Identifying many types of bees!

 

Summer is not too far away from us, and will soon come around very quickly. This means we will get visited by a very unwanted pest! Can you guess? Of course, bees. Its about time we start to learn how to get rid of bees. With the warmer weather creeping up on us, larger numbers of bees will soon be on us.

There is many different species of bees living in the UK, and being able to treat them can be very difficult. Carry on reading below to find out how to treat bees and also how to identify them.

 

Different types of bees

Bumble bees 

Features

These bees are much larger, rounder and more furrier than the other types of bees that are in the UK. It has stripes across the end of it tail and they can vary in colour.

 

Where are they found?

Bumblebee nests are often found underground. They are normally in burrows, beneath decking or in compost bins. Their also found in grass or leaves.

 

Tree Bees 

Features

These types of bees have only recently started to be seen in the UK. They have a banding with a reddish brown thorax. They have a brown abdomen and a white tail.

 

Where are they found?

Tree bees seem to always be found above the ground in bird boxes or in the crevices of buildings. They also make a noise which can be heard from the hive that sound like a chattering noise.

 

Solitary Bees

Features

These bees have hardly any ways of being able to be spotted compared to the others. They are small bees with black bodies and a reddish-brown bottom.

 

Where are they found?

Solitary bees live in very large numbers, they are normally seen moving in and out of holes in walls. These bees decide to nest in cavities of walls.

 

Honey Bees

Features

These bees are small with different colour varying from golden brown to a very near black. This species can be found in swarms unlike any of the other bees.

 

Where are they found?

Honey bees are hardly ever a problem as a pest. There swarms can nest in wall cavities and can be very intimidating. They’ve also be known to be found in cars and trees.

 

If you want to find out more about getting rid of bees click here.

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Night… Don’t let the bedbugs bite

Night… Don’t let the bedbugs bite

 

Do you want bedbugs in your home?

Bedbugs are one of the pests that you want to stay away from your home or property. They will want to take over your home and especially your bed. Bedbugs are very good pests to be able to hide away very easily. When you are sleeping this is when bedbugs like to come out and feed on you as you will not notice.

 

What do bedbugs look like?

Bedbugs have small oval shaped bodies which are very flat. They have no wings so they are bugs that are unable to fly. Whereas adults do have the vestiges of wings which are called wing pads. But they do not develop into functional wings. The adult bedbugs are brown but once they start to feed they start to turn a reddish colour.

 

What do bedbugs eat?

Bedbugs absolutely love to eat human blood, but they are mainly known to feed on animals like bats. Whereas bedbugs will eat literally anything that has blood inside of them.

 

Can bedbugs travel with you?

Bedbugs do not like heat, therefore they do not stay in your hair or on your skin. On the other hand bedbugs are most likely to travel in backpacks, luggage, shoes or other items. When you are travelling always be aware to cage for the common signs of bedbugs (which are below). If you have been on a recent trip make sure to wash your clothes are luggage at a high temperature.

 

Common signs of Bedbugs:

  • Blood stains or pillows or sheets
  • Dark spots of bedbug excrement on mattress/sheets/bed
  • Musty odor from the bugs scent glands
  • Bedbug fecal spots, egg shells, or shed skin

 

How long do bedbugs live off the body?

Every single bedbug takes 10 days to hatch, and then another 5-6 weeks for the offspring to turn into an adult. Bedbugs are able to survive 2-3 months without a blood meal. So imagine how long they can live whilst living off your body!

 

How to get rid of Bedbugs?

  • Clean bedding
  • Clean linens and curtains
  • Wash clothes in hot temperature
  • Use a brush to scrub mattress
  • Hoover up your bed frequently 
  • Repair cracks in plaster
  • Get rid of clutter in the property

 

If you believe that you have bedbugs in your house, it is very important that you should call a professional pest control company as soon as possible.

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