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Myths & Facts about pests

Myths & Facts about Pests

Myths & Facts about pests

Myths & Facts about Pests

Chances are everything you’ve heard about domestic pests is pretty much wrong thanks to Hollywood movies and 90’s cartoons.

Let’s take a closer look below at the Facts & Myths

ANGLO SCOTTISH PEST CONTROL

These are just some of the many things pest controllers  hear on a daily basis. We are lucky to live in such a location that doesn’t have some of the more larger pests such as spiders and snakes.

Mosquitos

In actual fact the one we come across in our life which causes the most deaths on this planet is the MOSQUITO.

This most dangerous pest on Earth causes about a million deaths every year, mostly by transmitting malaria disease.

House Mouse

Believe it or not, the house mouse is even more dangerous than the rat. It’s a lot smaller in size, and exactly because of that, it needs a lot less food and water to survive. Not only that, but mice reproduce faster than rats, because of their evolutionary disadvantage of being smaller.

Also, mice carry more diseases. Not only with their bites and excrement, but also with their fur. Truth is, rats groom themselves very often, just like cats. While mice tend to leave the dirt on, and over time, it turns into a greasy protector which also helps them squeeze through narrow places.

This is also the best way to realize you have mice in your home instead of rats – greasy spots. Which also carry diseases. Rely on professional pest control to spare yourself the nightmare.

 

 

Infographic found over here

Wasp nest removal Edinburgh

Pest Advice for your Garden this summer

The Pest advice this summer is vital, everything that buzzes around your garden has the potential to be a pollinator. These incredible insects are useful; not only in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many farmers crops depending on them year in year out.

Pest advice bee on flower

A bee pollinating a flower.

There are thousands of species of buzzing insects, and the majority are not classed as a pest as you might think. And seeing headlines such as “murder hornet” you’re almost definitely not going to see one in your back garden.

Some wasps and hornets can be a public health risk if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time this guide below helps you identify if your buzzing visitors are a pest or wether you should call in the professionals.

Pest Advice – Wasps

 

Common Wasp

The more standard common wasp

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Common wasps generally have an ‘anchor’

shaped black marking on the

front of their face.

 

 

 

 

German Wasp

Photo of German wasp

 

German Wasp (Vespula Germanic)

German wasps have either an incomplete version

of this or three distinctive black dots

on yellow.

 

 

 

 

Both species are social and have a single queen who produces 3,000 to 8,000 workers. They make football sized-nests in the ground or in roofs and trees, which they abandon after the summer and dont return to the following year.

Wasps will usually only attack a person if they feel threatened and may call for back up! Wasps can emit a pheromone that sends nearby colony members into a defensive, stinging frenzy. Wasp stings are at best painful, and at worst fatal, they can send you into anaphylaxis. Wasps should only be  treated if they pose a risk to the public health and safety.

Non-pest Wasps

Pest Advice Tree wasp

 

Pest Advice - Saxon Wasp

 

Pest advice - Non Pest Red Wasp

 

Digger Wasp

 

 Spider Wasp

 

Mason Wasp

If you have any problems with our buzzing friends and foes get in touch.

For more info on buzzing check out this handy guide here