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Ants in your Pantry?

18th April 2018

We treat a number of different species of ants but the most common is the black garden ant (Lasius niger). These ants tend to nest in gardens, around footings of houses and under paving slabs favouring sandy dry soil in sunny sites. Small piles of fine earth brought up to the surface by the ants […]

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Solitary Bees (Mason and Mining)

17th April 2018

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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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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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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CEPA Certified by Bureau Veritas – Vermatech Pest Control

11th May 2016

Following an external audit last week, Vermatech Pest Control have today received our CEPA (Certified Professional Pest Management) Certificate. Bureau Veritas Certification UK Ltd certify that the management systems of our organisation has been audited and found to be in accordance with the requirements of the management system Standard BS EN 16636:2015. Companies who achieve […]

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Insect of the Moment : Tree Bumblebee

4th May 2016

The tree bumblebee (B. Hypnorum) is a recent addition to the UK’s fauna. Despite this it will already be familiar to many householders as it can be the cause of most of our phone calls at this time of the year “Help I have a wasp nest”! Callers may have seen a small ‘swarm’ of […]

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Harlequin ladybirds

Harlequin Ladybirds

16th October 2015

Harlequin ladybirds are becoming more a problem to householders during the Autumn/Winter months.  Like cluster flies they come inside gathering around window frames to hibernate over winter. As a servicing pest control company we have seen an increase in Harlequin Ladybird enquiries, during the Autumn months, over the last 3 years. The Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia […]

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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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Bee swarms

12th May 2015

Please note we do not treat any type of bee. A swarm in May — is worth a load of hay A swarm in June — is worth a silver spoon A swarm in July — isn’t worth a fly The following information has been taken from BBC Berkshire  “Bee Part Of It” campaign see […]

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