Flying Insects Pest Control
Insects can be of the crawling, flying and/or biting variety, and all have the potential to cause anxiety and lost profits if their growth is left unchecked. Certain insects, such as cockroaches, can also pose a serious risk to human health. Furthermore, seasonality can exacerbate most types of insect infestation, so the nice sunny weather may bring with it an undesirable increase in the number of pests you find crawling or flying around your home or business.
Wasps are known to sting even when they are not provoked. A sting can be extremely painful especially when you have an allergic reaction. Wasp nest removal is therefore required when you notice a level of activity of wasps in and around your property in order to reduce the risk of being stung.
Please DO NOT attempt to remove a wasp nest by yourself. Wasp nest removal can be extremely dangerous, multiple stings can lead to a hospital visit and in rare cases where wasps have stung inside the mouth or other sensitive areas even death.
Bath and Bristol Environmental Services provide a fully guaranteed wasp nest removal service and can provide a same or next day response so that we can remove your wasp nest problem quicker than anyone else.
Flies breed rapidly and infestation can spread quickly so in order to control them it is very important to treat both the larval and adult flies. They carry and spread diseases including Salmonella and E-Coli which are a concern to both homeowners and businesses. We offer an emergency response for fly pest control so please get in touch so we can deal with your infestation.
There are a few different types of fly which you may need to eradicate:
Bluebottle – Bluebottle flies are attracted to rotten food, bins and rubbish.
Cluster – Cluster flies are often found in attics and cavity walls and are often seen around window frames.
Fruit – Fruit flies can be found around fermenting fruit and other items which are sugary such as beer and other alcoholic drinks.
How we remove flies – Depending on the species of fly, the most effective ways to eradicate them are through fogging or fumigation. The treatments which we use are very effective and the residual chemical will continue to work for weeks after the initial treatment which ensures that our treatment is long lasting and that the flies don’t return.
Mosquitos are universal insects and they can endure almost all climates ranging from the arctic to the tropics. They can breed in almost all types of water from polluted to clean, small collections of water to large streams. They are easily distributed by transport systems such as aircraft and boats; this allows non-indigenous species to be introduced to new territories. Infected mosquitoes have been transported in this way to milder climates in turn transmitting tropical diseases.
In cooler climates they are mostly just a biting nuisance but, in the tropics, they can serious diseases such as Yellow Fever, Malaria, Encephalitis, Filariasis and Dengue Fever to both humans and animals. The spread of disease is caused by the mosquitos that choose humans as their primary hosts and enter house whilst on the hunt for blood to feed on.
We can take control measures against both larvae and adult mosquitos:
Larvae: to control the larvae it is important to minimise any possible habitats such as sealing of drains and soakaways and removing any standing water that may have collected and dispose of things that are collecting water. If it is not possible to do this then larvicides should be applied to the water regular to ensure that larvae are killed and are unable to pupate.
Adults: Indoor aerosols may be used to kill adults, and repellents such as treated bed nets, mosquito coils, mats and so on can be used to minimise chances of the mosquitoes coming back. In more severe infestations fogs will be used to a have a fast effect and reduce infestations both indoor and out.
There are three common species of moth that we see as pests in homes are the common clothes moth, the brown house moth and the white-shouldered house moth. They feed on materials containing wool, or woven fibres, fur and feathers, even fertilisers, causing physical damage as well as contamination.
The brown house moths are mottled and darker than the clothes moths, commonly found in food stores and homes. They prefer kitchens (larders), bedrooms and bathrooms where adequate food supplies can be found.
The white shouldered house moth is paler than the brown house moths, but can be distinguished from the clothes moth by its obvious white head and “shoulders”. These moths do not often feed on fabrics, but they are attracted to dust and debris collected under carpets.
Moths are attracted to fabrics and carpets stained with food, perspiration or urine. By ensuring that clothes in particular are clean before replacing them in cupboards and drawers you should reduce the risk of damage by moths (see below). Moths are also commonly attracted by birds’ nests which are close or attached to buildings, for example, in the eaves.
Treatment and control – Bath and Bristol Environmental Services use an extensive range of products specifically formulated for the control of Moths. If you have a problem with moths in your home, please get in touch with us TODAY.