Category: Bees & Wasps

Date of More information about tree bumblebees post03Jun2019

More information about tree bumblebees

Over the past month Pest Solution have experienced a high volume of enquiries regarding bees, particularly tree bumblebees (Bombus hypnorum). Tree bumblebees were first spotted in the UK in 2001 in Wiltshire and have since spread very rapidly across the UK. In 2013 they had reached Scotland and in 2017 they were found for the […]

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Date of More information about tree bumblebees post03Jun2019

More information about tree bumblebees

Over the past month Pest Solution have experienced a high volume of enquiries regarding bees, particularly tree bumblebees (Bombus hypnorum). Tree bumblebees were first spotted in the UK in 2001 in Wiltshire and have since spread very rapidly across the UK. In 2013 they had reached Scotland and in 2017 they were found for the […]

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Date of Review of the Summer 2018 post26Sep2018

Review of the Summer 2018

Last year, we posted a blog about the large reduction in wasp numbers in 2017 – Where are all the wasps? It was uncertain what would be in store for the wasp population in 2018 and whether they would recover to their normal numbers or not. The wasp and European hornet numbers have definitely recovered […]

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Date of Emergence of Bees and Wasps post25Apr2018

Emergence of Bees and Wasps

  With the recent warm weather bees and wasps have started to appear, and so have the phone calls from customers saying that they have an issue with bees or wasps and have a nest in their house/garden. At this time of year, the queen wasps are just starting to emerge from hibernation and are […]

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Date of What is lurking in your loft? post08Jan2018

What is lurking in your loft?

Pest Solution often receives calls from customers that are hearing noises in their loft. Lofts can provide ideal environments for pests and casual invaders as they provide warmth and shelter from the elements. Here are some of the common animals that are found in lofts: Rats and Mice are common pests found inside properties and […]

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Date of Where are all the wasps? post29Sep2017

Where are all the wasps?

Pest Solution has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of calls received concerning wasps this summer and this has also been noted by other pest control companies across the UK. We all enjoy having fewer wasps bothering us at picnics or barbecues, but for the world of pest control it is not such good […]

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Date of Is it just a matter of time before the Asian Hornet is established in the UK? post06Sep2017

Is it just a matter of time before the Asian Hornet is established in the UK?

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), is an invasive, non-native species that originates from Asia. They are no more dangerous to humans than the native European hornets (Vespa crabro). However, they are predators of insects, such as honey bees, and can cause significant losses to bee colonies. Asian hornets are said to be able to kill […]

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