Archive for February, 2014

We are carrying out work on a retail canopy so that we can eventually say bye bye birdies, bye bye pigeons in fact. This job has been done in three stages because the client asked for an initial area to be done, they then moved to another area, this was then spiked too, You have guessed it, they then moved on to another part of the canopy.

I would suggest that if you are looking at bird control, you have to look at the bigger picture, pigeons will take advantage of any high level pipes etc for roosting. If birds are using the area for roosting purposes, they will be very persistent in trying to get back to the site. Spikes may not be the answer for every occasion, the gel that Aberkil that has been using has been very successful on ledges and alcoves.

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I was looking at my pest controller forum today and found that my colleagues in the south of England are receiving several wasp calls, one chap has had five calls already. Pest controllers always get excited at this time of year, we are like ice cream salesman who are forever checking the weather forecast worrying about rainy days.

If you are in your garden getting ready for the spring , I would suggest that you have a look around the gutters, vents and pipes for any wasp activity. if you see a wasp constantly going in to the same position, there is a strong possibility that a wasp is starting to build a nest.

What not to do with a wasp nest!!!
Do not fill the hole
Do not spray with hot water
Do not smoke them out with fire

All of the above will result in one angry wasp.

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a wasp nest, strange place

wasp nest

I was contacted by a customer  over the weekend on Facebook  telling me that her friend had a very large wasp on her door step.  This will have been a Queen wasp looking for an area to set up hseasons the season. The  Queen will start the nest at  which start  the, size of a golf ball initially and eventually be the size of a football, amazing things those wasps.

I have just had a call for wasps in Aberdeen, can you believe that?. It is quite common for us here at Aberkil to get calls for wasps at this time of year. People are putting their properties on the market at the moment. Surveyors some times report that there is a wasp nest in the attic, if it is a big nest there is really nothing to worry about at all as this will be a redundant nest.

At the end of a wasp cycle everyone leaves the nest and die apart from the queens that will go and hibernate elsewhere , they will NOT use this nest again. You really do not have to do anything at this stage, however some customers prefer if we come out and take it down for them.