Yes, winter is just around the corner. With it comes the colder weather, and we aren’t the only species who want to stay warm and take shelter. Different species of pests also seek shelter during the colder months – read on to find out what pests to look out for.
Wasps will begin to die soon, but it is the queen who will survive, she will fly out from the existing nest and overwinter somewhere else, this will often be a loft space. She will then proceed to build a little nest around her, approximately the size of a golf ball. In the spring of the following year she will start to lay eggs and the adults which emerge will continue to build the nest to a size that can house 30,000 or more wasps. So when you go into your loft to get down those Christmas decorations, have a quick look to see if you can see any little nest constructions attached to a roof beam.
Cluster flies are a species of fly that come inside to hibernate for the winter, they will often be seen around window frames, and very often in roof spaces, if they are present in large numbers then they will need treating professionally.
Mice and Rats, know where to find warmth and food, and your house will provide this requirement in abundance. Both species of rodents are opportunist and if they can find an access into a building they will take the opportunity to do so. Droppings are an obvious sign of activity, as is food damage. Rodent break back traps, and certain rodenticides can be purchased from reatil outlets. If you have no success in controlling these pests a professional pest control contractor will be required.
It goes without saying that other species of pests can become a problem in houses such as biting insects, squirrels, moths etc. – if you have any concerns or questions regarding pests in your home or commercial property, do not hesitate to contact Enviropest. You can reach us on 0121 693 6616 or by filling out our online contact form.