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Autumn Pests To Look Out For

So we appear to have waved off the heat wave and the nights are once again drawing in, you may have even turned up your heating but what does this seasonal change mean in terms of pests?

Summer Time And The Stinging Is Easy

Lets face it the wasp is an unpopular garden visitor. Yes it may consume nuisance insects and flies but the positives for most end there. At Sankeys we are experts at removing wasps and removing the problem from your home.

Pests To Watch Out For In January

The cold winter weather is driving the pests away from the wintery outside and into our warm cosy homes! Here are a few tips on which pests you should look out for and how to prevent infestations as we begin 2018.

Do Not Fall Foul Of Birds!

If you are a business owner there are numerous reasons to remove and prevent birds nesting in or around your property. The team at Sankeys are here with important information you need to know about controlling birds and why is important for your health as well as your pocket!

Rodent Proof Your Premises

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to most pest problems and there are steps that you can take to help stop a potential pest problem in its tracks! Here are a few tips from the team here at Sankeys to help you rodent proof your premises.

November Pests

The cold snap has arrived and winter will soon be in full swing. As your home warms up courtesy of your central heating, the pests home remain cold and this can lead to them seeking an alternative shelter from the wintery weather.

Spiders On The Rise

Not good news for all of you with a spider phobia it is that time of year again! September to mid-October is the time that spiders begin entering our homes!

Pests Springing into Action

Spring is here finally here and so it seems may be the pests! With reports of mutant rats and vicious biting spiders dominating the news which pests do we really have to keep an eye out for now the longer days are upon us?

Keeping Pests Away in the Colder Months

So it is that time of year again when we shall soon all begin rifling through garages and lofts to fetch down the Xmas decorations ahead of the festive period. But what if you find more than just tinsel and baubles amongst your boxes of festive cheer?

Oh Deer Be Safe On The Road

There are six main species of deer living in the wild in Britain, Red deer, Roe deer, Fallow deer, Sika deer, Reeves's muntjac, and the Chinese water deer with an estimated combined population of over 1.5 million!

Invasion Of The Lesser House Fly

As the cooler autumn conditions return (did they ever leave we hear you cry!) so do certain pests and one in particular pest we are sure we would all like to buzz off. The Lesser housefly is more tolerant of cool conditions than the Common house fly hence its continued presence.

Wasps and Bees in The South of England

Recently in the news there has been a number of stories documenting swarms of bees in southern England. In the past month alone residents and tradesmen in Chichester have had to take cover as Bees swarmed around a local pub terrifying all those dining alfresco!

Food For Thought - Pests In Food

Where there are people there will be pests. Pests are attracted to any waste we leave behind be it for food or for shelter and nesting materials. Recently in the news we have seen a number of stories relating to pests or their remains being found in food produce. So we thought we would round up the top 5! Probably best you read this after lunch or for safety reasons maybe before would be better!

UK Spider Invasion

Anyone suffering from arachnophobia is in for an unpleasant few weeks. Last years mild winter, outstanding summer and an unseasonably warm autumn coupled with an abundance of food for our arachnid friends to feast on has been an absolute blessing for the spider population! So those feasting on flies and bugs, are bigger than they have ever been, and now they are coming into our homes to find a mate and settle down and raise their spider families!

Japanese Knotweed - What You Need To Know

Japanese knotweed, or Fallopia Japonica, was brought to Europe from Japan. Introduced to the UK during the Victorian Era it was originally intended to be a low-cost feed for cattle. In 1847 it was named the most interesting new ornamental plant of the year by the Society of Agriculture and Horticulture this is a far cry from the invasive pest it has become widely recognised as today in 2014!

Summer Pests - What To Look Out For

As the warmer months continue to raise the temperature around the country, its not only the humans who become more active. The milder weather and kinder conditions are ideal for all manner of pests, many of which are very problematic for the homeowner or tenant.

Rise Of The Super Pests

Its like a combination of science fiction and the arms race. Stories about super rats, super bugs and a wide variety of mutant bacteria, vertebrates and invertebrates hit the headlines at least once a week. Whether its in a house in Tunbridge Wells or the House of Commons on the Thames, rats are growing in size and becoming immune to all forms of poison.

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