I cant remember the last time any of our seasons seemed ‘traditional’ or how they used to be. Maybe its just nostalgia. One thing is for sure and thats the set season for various pest issues definatly seem to have changed. During the winter it was always a big job dealing with all the above ground rat issues. As soon as it rained or went cold we would have a rush of calls for rats , moving into properties, garages and sheds. These days rat calls seem to be all year round with rat issues linked to sewer faults being a constant issue.
Recently we had a little mini spring in Febuary. This will most certainly affect the summer wasp and bee numbers. All our insects woke up a little early. Unfortunatly they woke up before their food did! I hope im wrong but I have a feeling the bees and wasps will be down in numbers this year.
Bedbugs certainly seem to be down in number at the minute . We were really seeing large and increasing numbers over the last few years but its all gone quiet on that front.