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Bird and Pest Solutions carry out treatments to all insects including:

Wasps, Bed Bugs, Fleas, Ants, Flies, Carpet Beetle, Clothes Moth, Cockroaches, Silverfish, Storage Product Insects, Textile Pests and Mosquitoes.


Wasps

There are two common pest species of wasp in the UK; the Common Wasp and the German Wasp.

The Queen will construct a small nest from wood pulp and raise a few workers. These workers will go on to continue constructing the wasp nest and care for the next batch of wasps that emerge.

By September, generally, the nest is at the limit of its size and capacity - with up to or in excess of 10,000 workers. In Autumn, the Queen mates and then leaves the nest to hibernate over winter in tree bark or in buildings and emerge in spring to create a new nest.

The rest of the colony will die after the Queen has left. This is the time that most people are stung or wasps become a major problem. With no Queen, no pheromones and no purpose, they are likely to sting people for no apparent reason.

Once the wasp nest has expired, it will not be re-used the following year. For this reason we do not remove wasp nests after treatment. Read more about our wasp control service.


Bed Bugs (Cimex Lectularius)

Bed bugs are small blood-sucking insects that can live in cracks and crevices in and around your bed.

Attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide, they crawl out at night to bite your exposed skin and feed on your blood, just as mosquitoes do. Not everyone develops a skin reaction to bed bug bites, but some people will develop itchy red bumps one to nine days later, usually on the face, neck, hand or arm.

These are often mistaken for mosquito bites, but while mosquito bites tend to be random in pattern, bed bug bites more often occur in straight lines. Their flat bodies allow them to squeeze into the smallest crevice or crack, such as a mattress seam or the joints of a bed frame - this can make them very difficult to spot.

They tend to prefer fabric or wood over plastic and metal and often hide near to where you sleep, for example under the mattress or along the headboard. Bed bugs can also be transported in luggage, clothing, furniture and bedding from one building to the next.


Ants

There are many thousands of ant species known to man, many of their habits and the food they eat differ considerably.

The most common ant in Britain is the Black Garden Ant or otherwise known as the Common Black Ant which prefers a diet of sweet foodstuffs. They are usually seen in our gardens, around walls and under stones and paving. Occasionally they enter buildings.

Black garden ants do not present any major threat to our health, but can become a real nuisance when they enter our homes and workplaces.

Effective control can only be achieved by destroying their nests with insecticide. Applying a suitable residual insecticide around the area of the nest or to the places where they are entering the property should have a considerable impact on the colony and reduce activity.


Fleas

Fleas are from the order Siphonaptera – they are a patristic insect and feed from mammalian blood including humans.

All adult fleas are wingless, flattened laterally and vary in colour. The adult flea will usually emerge from the pupa but remain within the cocoon until stimulated by some mechanical vibration of a potential host.

Walking into a long vacated house may still result in an unwanted flea infestation due to the activation of dormant pupae and adults.

The only way to effectively get rid of fleas is by seeking a professional flea treatment carried out by a trained technician who, after carrying out a free risk assessment, will recommend a suitable treatment to resolve your flea problem.

All Bird and Pest Solutions' technicians are trained and our work is guaranteed, so you can be confident that our flea treatment will eradicate your flea problem professionally under BPCA guidelines using certificated staff.


Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are biting flies that are also commonly referred to as gnats. In the UK there are 33 different species of mosquitoes, a few of which do bite humans although most other species prefer to bite animals and birds. In many parts of the world mosquitoes carry and transmit diseases such as yellow fever, West Nile virus and dengue fever. The organisms causing these diseases are not found in the UK and our mosquitoes are not implicated in the transmission of any diseases in the UK. Control is not a simple matter as you usually cannot find the source of the infestation. Mosquitoes can fly long distances to feed and there could be a pool of stagnant water 100 metres away that is the source of your problem. We carry out treatments and successfully control mosquitoes but regular visits must be carried out if the water source cannot be removed.

 

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