wasps 1210x642 - Wasp Control During the Summer
Pest Control

Wasp Control During the Summer

It goes without saying that the summer months are something to be enjoyed, but this can be made difficult if wasps are in the vicinity. Those that enjoy opening their windows and doors during the warmer periods often find that their home becomes a haven for a series of uninvited guests, including wasps. In fact, the presence of wasps often ends with many people searching for wasp removal in Glasgow, especially during the summer. Why Do I Keep Seeing Wasps in The Home? Wasps are diverse creatures that feed off fruits and trash as well as nectar from flowers. As a result, they are often attracted to bright floral colours, which is the trademark of many gardens. Efforts can be made to reduce the onset of wasps by covering rubbish and closing doors, but this will not eradicate the presence of wasps in all instances. Why Do I See More Wasps During the Summer? People will often see more activity from wasps during the summer, and this is usually because there is a nest nearby. There will be more activity surrounding the nest as worker wasps search for larva to feed those within the nest. Food is also in short supply, so wasps will explore more areas to find food, including the home and any other buildings within the area. Can I Remove the Wasps Nest Myself? Although it is possible to remove a wasp nest yourself, it is not advisable if you are not familiar with the practice. Wasps in hard-to-reach places could be problematic to remove while disturbing the wasp nest itself could lead to the person being stung extensively. Can a Wasp Nest Damage the Home? Although some wasp nests can be detrimental to the home, there can be other instances where extensive damage is caused. The risk of a wasp nest can depend on the size and location, so those in doubt should enlist the service of a professional as soon as possible. Some may not be aware of the damage wasps can carry out. For example, wallboard and ceiling s can become damaged in some instances. There is also the risk of an allergic reaction. Why Should I Use a Professional for Wasp Removal? Wasps can be overly aggressive when threatened, which is why there is so much danger associated with the removal of wasps. A professional pest control company will have many years’ experience when dealing with wasps, so can ensure that the right approach is taken every time. It is easy to assume that wasps will disappear on their own, and in some instances, this can be true. However, if you are finding that there seems to be more wasps gathering, then you should enlist the services of a professional straight away. As well as dealing with the problem at hand, a professional pest control company can also ensure that there is no damage to the home and no threat to those residing in the property.
cockroach edinburgh 1000x642 - Do You Have a Cockroach Infestation? Signs to Look Out For
Pest Control

Do You Have a Cockroach Infestation? Signs to Look Out For

When it comes to infestations, cockroaches can be deemed the most serious. The very fact that cockroaches can carry some serious diseases showcases how important it is to use cockroach control services in Edinburgh should an infestation be suspected. Recognising a Cockroach Infestation In some instance, cockroaches will make their presence known without much investigation, whereas other instances could require some exploring. Some of the checks that should be carried out in relation to cockroach infestations are as follows. An Unusual Smell: If you’ve recently noticed a lingering and unpleasant odour around the property, then it could be due to a cockroach infestation. Smear Marks: in locations where there is a lot of water, it’s not unusual for cockroaches to leave brown smears around the home. Signs of Shed Skin: A cockroach will shed its skin between five and eight times a day, and the sight of shed skin is normally near the location of they’re nesting. Small Droppings: Although the appearance of droppings can point to towards different types of infestations, the appearance of droppings in conjunction with strange smells or shed skin could help establish as to whether a cockroach infestation is present or not. What Type of Cockroaches Are There? Although it would easy to assume that all cockroaches are one and the same, there are actually different species. Those that are more common in the Edinburgh area are as follows. German Cockroaches: German cockroaches thrive on humidity, so will often reside where there is moisture, such as the kitchen and the bathroom. German cockroaches are also able to climb surfaces with ease due to the sticky pads on their feet. Oriental Cockroaches: Whereas German cockroaches settle in damp conditions, oriental cockroaches prefer cooler environments so will often reside in drains, bins and basements. Brown Branded Cockroaches: Brown-banded cockroaches are more adaptable than their German and oriental counterparts and can often survive further away from food sources. They are also able to run, and in some instances, fly should the need arise. The Dangers of a Cockroach Infestation As well as being unsightly, the presence of a cockroach infestation can mean a series of different diseases are introduced into the environment. Some of the diseases that can be introduced into the home include Salmonella Typhi and Poliomyelitis, which contribute to Typhoid and Polio respectively. The shedding of a cockroach’s skin can also lead to allergies and trigger the onset of asthma. As such, it’s important to call a pest control professional in the first instance. Can Cockroaches Be Eradicated Without a Professional? Some people may assume it’s cheaper to deal with the eradication of cockroaches themselves rather than call on the services on the professional. Although there are kits and bait traps available, they won’t always get to the root of the problem. This isn’t to say that the use of store-bought solutions should be dismissed, but for more problematic cockroach infestations a professional should be sought as soon as possible, as trying to approach the issue alone could mean the infestation worsens.