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Wasp and hornet nest treatments from £60 (including VAT)

21st June 2017

Our wasp nest treatment price is £50 plus VAT (£60 including VAT), we make a small charge of £20 inc VAT for additional nests treated at the same time as the first.    NB if a wasp nest is very high and cannot be reached safely with our telescopic lances the treatment will be subject to […]

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Wasp Bee or Hornet

Identify – bee, wasp or hornet?

26th May 2017

Identify : is it a wasp, bee or a hornet? From the end of June onwards we start treating wasp and hornet nests.   Treatment price for wasp or hornet nests from £60 inc VAT, additional nests charged at £20 inc VAT each treated at the same time as the first nest, subject to survey. We […]

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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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Wasps in April?

10th April 2017

Queen Wasps Now at last the weather has started to warm up we have begun to receive enquiries from customers saying “they have a wasp nest”.  We can assure you that wasps will not have begun to make their nests in April.  This time of year queen wasps (which are larger than the worker wasps […]

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Location, Location, Location! Would rats like to live in your garden?

16th March 2017

Would rats like to live in your garden? Can you provide? To try and prevent attracting rats:- For advice regarding bird feeding please see RSPB’s website Raise sheds at least 25cm off the ground Maintain gardens to keep possible shelter to rats to a minimum Don’t leave rubbish lying around the garden. Put it in […]

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Solitary Bees (Mason and Mining)

14th March 2017

Mason and Mining Solitary Bees (we will not treat them) – These insects are most likely to be seen during the Spring (March and April weather dependent) There are approximately 270 different types of solitary bee in this country? Solitary bees are excellent pollinators often attracted to one type of flower so when that flower’s […]

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Cluster flies

31st January 2017

Vermatech Pest Control – Fact File – Cluster Flies 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 Musca autumalis, a small fly of about the […]

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Why is pest control essential for Businesses?

19th November 2016

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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Wasp nest treatments – end of Summer/Autumn

7th September 2016

Towards the end of summer wasp nests become dysfunctional as they go into decline. At this point we cannot guarantee our wasp nest treatments.   So if you know you have a wasp/hornet nest it is best always best to have it treated during July and August. Leaving it until the end of the Summer/Autumn may […]

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Listen to a wasp nest crackling

6th September 2016

You will have to listen very carefully but this is a recording made against a ceiling with a wasp nest on the otherside.  It sounds like crackling but it is actually the wasps making their nest.  They chew up wood pulp (from fence panels, sheds etc) and then mix it with their saliva to make […]

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