Archive for March, 2014

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Keep Away From Wasps

Pest Control: Wasps

When summer starts to approach you can tell the weather is getting better by the appearance of wasps. Generally speaking it is only common and German wasps that make a real pain of themselves. Most of the time a wasp won’t cause too much of a nuisance if it is on its own, but you probably won’t want a nest anywhere near (or in!) your home. Unlike bees wasps can sting numerous times and they will attack as a group if they feel threatened.

A Look At Wasps

– Yellow and black striped body
– Generally between 12 and 177mm long
– Have nests under roof spaces and wall cavities where they are less likely to be disturbed
– Mostly seen during warm summer months

Wasps and Control

Here at Aberkil we offer an extensive wasp control service, because dealing with wasps nests are something that should only be done by a professional. A wasp nest might look relatively safe but it probably is house to thousands of wasps and they’re going to be very angry if you disturb them. Our team will come with all the safety equipment needed to get rid of the wasp nest that is causing you so much bother, so the whole process is risk free for you.

We know that if you have a wasp problem in Aberdeen you’ll want someone to come out quickly and deal with it for you – so we promise to get to you in a timely manner to deal with your problem.

Do I Have a wasp Problem?

If you think that you have a wasps nest in your property, then you should try and carefully check to make sure this is the case. Enter the area carefully and look out for a cocoon type of nest. It will have papery walls and look quite thin and fragile. You’ll more than likely see wasps coming and going from this and it could get as large as a football if not treated.

It is important that you do not try to remove the nest yourself because this could result in numerous wasp stings which are going to be nothing but uncomfortable. It is also worth bearing in mind that around 1,000 people a year die of wasp stings so choose the safe option for wasp removal in Aberdeen and call Aberkil rather than take the risk.

CALL the wasp hotline  on  01224 692152   Now   

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Aberkil has had a few calls lately from clients asking “how do we get rid of starlings from our house, they keep waking us up in the morning”. Well I can fully understand as I recently had to remove starlings from my own house.

STARLINGS are protected
All birds are protected, this is a fact that shocks people when I tell them, especially if they are about to use an air rifle on them. We are allowed to deal with birds under the General Licence obtained from Scottish Natural Heritage. Starlings are not on the licence except for airports, therefore we can only use proofing (sealing) techniques on houses.

If you have a bird problem call the number below

01224 692152


We have decided to go the Flexi Hire route as a trial for Aberkil’s transport needs. This should reduce any down time due to break downs, servicing and MOT’s
It is important that we have reliable vehicles to carry out pest control in Aberdeen and this is the reason we have chosen Northgate Ltd, who have a base in Aberdeen

Chris Dennis Area Representative of Northgate Ltd said “I am delighted that Aberkil have chosen us to be there provider for Flexi Hire vans and hope that this will be the start of a long relationship with Aberkil,