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Being stung by a wasp or bee can be very painful, and for some, can be life-threatening if you are allergic to stings. However, you are able to reduce these risks by taking sensible precautions when outdoors to ensure that wasp or bee nests are properly managed.
Wasps are often mistaken for bees and are also confused with other stinging insects. They are also notorious for building their nests in places where people like to gather, like around your deck, in the eaves of your house, but they can also go undisturbed in attics and lofts until they are discovered in the spring.
Queen wasps emerge from hibernation in Springtime, when the days lengthen and the weather warms to start building a wasp nest, with more worker wasps hatching as the Summer progresses. Wasps are most active in the warmer summer months. In the UK, the Common wasp and German wasp cause the most annoyance and painful stings. Even with their distinctive yellow and black body, they can still be confused with hornets.
Only female wasps have a sting that they can use repeatedly, if they feel threatened. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of being stung. We are fully qualified in treating wasp nests and can often carry out this procedure the same day.
RATS AND MICE
Rats and mice are one of the most well known pests. Not only are they known to carry disease but the damage to properties and the reputation of businesses can be immense. These animals will chew through anything and commonly enter premises where they will chew through doors, floorboards and even wiring which can cause fires. The diseases they carry can be very harmful to us humans and if contracted can, in some cases prove fatal. At MC environmental, we are experienced with dealing with these casual invaders and will work with you to remove them from your home or business in a timely manner.
The grey squirrel is a non native species to the UK and can commonly become a pest when it enters your property. These animals usually enter into loft spaces through areas of the roof that need some sort of repair. We can help identify these areas of your property for you to fix and remove the squirrels that have been entering through them. Squirrels often nest in lofts and can cause a considerable amount of damage as they chew through wiring and in some cases can cause fires. They also have a tendancy to destroy insulation as they look to build their nests (drey) and unlike rats and mice, squirrels will urinate in one spot and occasionally this urine can drip through the ceiling. Get in touch with us now to arrange a trapping programme to remove these pests from your property.
Ants aren't thought to carry diseases, the trouble is you don’t know where they’ve been foraging outside, so you won’t want them marching through your food cupboards. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following chemical trails they have established and clustering around the source of food, becoming a nuisance in homes and businesses. At MC environmental, we can provide treatment for these pests and offer advice on keeping them out in future.
Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. Cockroaches are known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.
Cockroaches are very tough insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation. Only expert products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.
Fleas are a common problem in UK homes, especially those with pets. You may discover a problem with fleas even if you do not have pets, if previous owners of your property kept cats or dogs. Fleas can also be carried on other (especially hairy) animals like rabbits, foxes, squirrels, rats, mice and livestock such as pigs.
As parasites, the greatest concern about the presence of fleas in your home or business comes from their bites. Although these are not painful, they can result in an uncomfortable itch or reactive rash. Your pets could also develop allergies to the flea saliva.
Bed Bugs are small, flat oval insects that grow to about 5mm in length, about the size of an apple seed. They have a brownish body, that after feeding will become a red colour. Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans and animals and most commonly at night, making them nasty house guests if they do find their way into your home or property.
These insects are prolific breeders, so once they attach themselves to a host’s item of clothing or luggage, occasionally used furniture and couches that are already hosting these pests, a room/house/hotel room can quickly become infested. They then hide in small cracks and crevices because of their shape they can fit into places as thin as a credit card. Bedside furniture, luggage (especially if you travel frequently), and in particular mattresses, box springs, bed frame, headboards, loose wallpaper and bedside furniture are their favourite hiding places, making it easy for them to find, and feed on human blood at night. It is also important to note that bed bugs can also survive on cats, dogs, domestic pets, but sometimes also if there is a rodent problem, or wild animals in the vicinity such as birds or bats. Bat Bugs are a close relative of bed bugs but feed primarily on bats rather than humans, and are so close in similarity, you can only tell them apart under a microscope.
The most common species of bed bug in the U.K is Cimex Lectularius. They are part of the Cimicidae family which includes the Bat Bug. Males and female bedbugs are blood-sucking and will feed on blood, become engorged and fall off the host, but female bed bugs bite more frequently as they need the blood to develop their eggs. It is the allergic reaction to the bed bug bite that can cause a skin infection.
They are an increasing problem worldwide, because as people travel for both business and leisure, the chances of encountering a bed bug infestation and inadvertently spreading them increases. These pests are also becoming an increasing issue in student accommodation, care homes and apartments, but have been found in airplanes and buses and once established they can move easily between rooms and properties spreading bed bugs to other areas.
ALL OTHER ASPECTS OF PEST CONTROL
At MC environmental, we also carry out all other aspects of pest control. Contact us for further information.