Pest Problems in Preston

Well the last couple of days have been all go with pest control in Preston. Even though call outs to bee nests have slowed right down I’m still getting the odd one. Its been really good this year how many people have agreed to leave bee nests in place once its been explained that they, in most cases, offer very little threat to humans.

Bee Control in Preston

Yesterday while I was already in the Preston area I received a call for bee’s which turned out to be masonry bee’s.  Masonry bee’s are actually loners and don’t often appear in large numbers, they also offer little risk to humans, in fact you would have to catch one and really squeeze it for it to sting you! Luckily for the bee’s, once this had been explained the lady who had phoned me was then quite happy for them to stay for the rest of the summer as cherished house guests.

This morning I received a phone call again from Preston, this time in Penwortham from somebody else who believes they have Masonry bee’s, though they are described as being in quite large numbers, so maybe they are one of the numerous other bee species found in Britain, I’m actually looking forward to ticking off another bee species from my list, I’m becoming a proper bee geek!

For advice on Bumble bee conservation check out – Bumble Bee’s.

Rat Control in Preston

Its also been busy on the rat control front in Preston recently, maybe due to local authorities cutting back on pest control. Regular sewer baiting should take place and if this isn’t happening then maybe  that’s the reason for flare ups in rat populations on a local level. Though local businesses could do a lot more, some refusing to look at rodent control, or even sensible refuse disposal and the tidyness of their property. The problem isn’t helped when businesses that have a pest control contract cancel it when they have been rodent free for a period of time. I understand that people cant afford to waste money during these difficult times, but sometimes it seems that the good, effective companies get the rough end of the stick, they do a good job so are not needed again, while those whose work isn’t effective get contracts renewed because the customer see’s an on going problem. Staying rat free does not happen by chance!

Take a look at some of the common pests and the problems that they cause that I have been contracted to control throughout Preston in the past.

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