General Interest

Vermatech Pest Control cockroaches

Cockroach infestations

23rd September 2019

Cockroaches are primitive insects whose origin can be traced back through the fossil record for at least 200 million years. There are approximately 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide – though only approximately 50 are regarded as pests. Those species which are classed as pests originated in tropical countries, but now thrive in countries with more […]

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29th August 2019

Woodlice are from the class Crustacea are grey/brown and adults are approx. 15mm long with a characteristic shielded surface similar in appearance to a slated roof, hence the common name of ‘slaters’ in some parts of the country. Other common names are ‘cheese bugs’, coffin cutters’ and ‘monkey peas’, ‘sow-bugs’ and ‘pill-bugs’.  Whatever you know […]

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Vermatech Pest Control for Schools

Schools: Do you have a Pest Control Policy?

28th March 2019

Who is responsible for monitoring your School’s Pest Control requirements? At Vermatech we have been looking after the pest control needs of schools, colleges and nurseries in the Berkshire/Oxfordshire area for over 20 years. We provide a high level of service that considers your needs, from annual maintenance contracts, advice on preventing pests from entering […]

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Don’t let rats run riot in your garden – contact us today

1st January 2019

Do rats like living in your garden? 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 the bin Keep rubbish […]

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red mason (solitary) bee

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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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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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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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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