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Why is pest control essential for Businesses?

7th December 2017

In the current financial climate it is understandable that some businesses are finding trading difficult and are looking to cut back on expenditure. Some companies may feel that pest control services and contracts are an area where savings are possible. However, be warned that the long term cost of cutting back on pest prevention and […]

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Why do ants fly?   Pest of the Day Friday 12 May 2017

Why do ants fly? Pest of the Day Friday 12 May 2017

12th May 2017

On warm humid days flying ants suddenly appear around the UK. This happens when young queens leave the nest to found their own colony. The flying ants you encounter in your town or garden are almost certainly the black garden ant (scientific name: Lasius niger). Their nests have a single queen and typically around 5,000 […]

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Tree Bee (Bombus hypnorum) – we do not treat or remove

Tree Bee (Bombus hypnorum) – we do not treat or remove

1st June 2015

The sunshine is out (hooray!) and so are the bees (hooray!) and as a result we have been receiving telephone calls from customers saying they think they have a wasp nest! It is too early for wasp nests and the insects are more than likely bees. Bees of course are not a pest and are […]

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INSECT OF THE MONTH (Cockroach or Cockchafer?)

INSECT OF THE MONTH (Cockroach or Cockchafer?)

12th May 2015

The cockchafer beetle is often misidentified as a cockroach but they are very different. The cockchafer is also known as the may bug as May is the time of year it makes it an appearance. Cockchafers are not a public health pest and are harmless and do not require a treatment. Cockchafers can fly and […]

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Top Safety Accreditation for Vermatech Pest Control March 2013

Top Safety Accreditation for Vermatech Pest Control March 2013

11th March 2013

We have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

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Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

15th September 2010

As Autumn approaches we are coming into Cluster Fly Season (weather dependent but approximately October to April). Location: Numerous locations, but usually in lofts and roof spaces. South-facing windows and walls often favoured. Detection: Visual sightings of large numbers of adults. There are three main species of fly collectively known as cluster flies. They are […]

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Congratulations

Congratulations

16th July 2010

Congratulations to our technician Wez for passing his RSPH/BPCA Level 2 examination. This qualification is principally aimed at people working in pest control, who will be better equipped to carry out their professional duties safely, efficiently and humanely. It is designed to provide an understanding of public health pests and their control, and fulfils the […]

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

23rd March 2010

Thanks for visiting our new website, we look forward to working with you to solve your pest control problems. We will be posting our latest news right here – check back soon! From the Vermatech Pest Control Team

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