Autumn Pest Control in Surrey

by admin on November 13, 2013

First frost of the yearThe first frosts of the year have marked the changing of the seasons and with it a change in tempo for pest control in Surrey. The wasps are finally dropping in number and any queens who have survived so far are looking for places to hibernate. If you have noticed any unusually large wasps buzzing around in your house it is a pretty good bet that you have an untreated nest somewhere in the building. With wasp colonies numbering several thousand workers it isn’t advisable to try to deal with them yourself. Give us a call and we guarantee to sort it for you.

Cluster FliesBut wasps are not the only invader causing problems in Surrey right now. Cluster flies have started their annual migration to warmer locations. They squeeze through gaps in roof tile and windows and gather in great numbers in the loft or in the corners of windows. There are a number of solutions to cluster flies depending on how they are getting in and where they are gathering, we’ll happily come and survey your property for free to discuss them with you.

Gnawed WiringThe most damaging, and most common autumnal invader is the humble wood mouse. They spend their summer living outside not causing anyone any harm, but as the nights get colder they look for somewhere more pleasant to nest. This is invariably your house. They are in the roof, they are in the wall cavities, they are behind the kitchen units and bath panels. They are everywhere you aren’t. Perhaps you have heard scratching in the ceiling and dismissed it as simply one of those things? Perhaps you have heard something scrabbling above your head as you are half asleep. Perhaps you have noticed droppings or the signs of something gnawing on your belongings. If so, then don’t hesitate, get us out before they do any serious damage to your electrical wiring, or chew through all of your Christmas decorations!

Carpet MothsAs we turn the heating up and close the windows we don’t just make it more pleasant for humans. We also make it a much more inviting environment for clothes moths. These tiny moths lay eggs on natural fabrics such wool, cashmere, and silk and their larvae gradually destroy the fabric before eventually maturing and starting the cycle all over again. Perhaps you have noticed some damage to carpets, or winter coats, perhaps you have seen small moths fluttering around in the house, maybe you have even seen tiny larvae wriggling through the fibres of your carpet. With the right knowledge and equipment carpet moths are relatively easy to treat, give us a ring and we can resolve it for you in no time at all.

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