Posts tagged ‘control’

Silverfish Call Out

I got a call to go out and deal with some silverfish today , it has been a very long time since I to eradicate this insect,in this type of industry it is funny where and when insects that you had almost forgotten about turn up.

Silverfish-what are they?

This was an insect that I used to deal with on a regular basis, they are found in older buildings, hospitals used to have a problem with them.Silverfish get their name because they move like a fish, I will never forget when I was once called out to a silverfish infestation,I could not believe it , there was loads of them and they literally were moving like a shoal of fish. Silverfish can case damage to fabrics and book bindings etc, not an insect you would want to have in a museum.

The female can lays about 50 eggs and once hatched they can live up to eight years, that is a lot of beasts.

Silverfish Solution

A residual spray treatment usually does the trick to remove the insect, however they can re-appear at a later date if the building is attached to a non treated building.









Do not worry the Silverfish will not bite you,they only eat the fabric around them.

Summer is a Pest

People  are always interested to learn about the type of pests that I deal with during the summer.The wasp calls start to come in around April, usually the nest is very small at this stage, about the size of a golf ball on average. At the end of the season they are the size of a football, this is the time of year that they can be very aggressive and are best left for a pest controller to deal with.

Wasp Pest

The wasp calls started to come in April, at this stage they are the size of a golf ball and by the end of the season they can be bigger than a football. The wasps can be aggressive at the end of the season as they are fighting for survival so keep well away.

I always get a laugh at how people try to treat wasp themselves, like blocking up the entry hole, not a good remedy as the wasps may come in to the house. One chap sprays a hair lacquer then uses a lighter, dangerous or what. Then there are those who phone me up and ask for advice , then tell me that their husband is going to try it himself.I  have a little snigger to myself when they call me back the next day and ask me to come round and deal with the wasp nest as their husband has been stung. I cannot help myself when I meet the husband by saying things like ” sore isn’t it”

Pest Maggots

The call comes in,” Help we have maggots dripping through the roof “. this usually causes pandemonium, people running out of the office never to return. The main culprit for this pest in Aberdeen is the Seagull, a dead one to be precise. Once the maggots devour the flesh of the bird they crawl off in order to find a place to pupate. Removal of the bird and a spray treatment of the building will sort this problem out.

Oh well,I hope your summer has been as interesting


The Food Standards Agency Scotland has produced some good advice with regards to pest control. This is one of their production that you will find very informative. FSA

You do not need to employ the services of a pest controller , however it is advisable.

The fines involved due to pest related offences are horrendous and could damage you reputation. Pest control is not all that expensive,in relation to the running costs of a business, why don’t you call for a quote today, after all prevention is better than cure.

We will probably see more reports of rat infestations due to cutbacks, luckily here in Aberdeen we all have wheelie bins, which has helped the situation.

I suspect that this will lead to more illegal dumping in the future. here is a report form the BBC .

Try to keep your rubbish to a minimum by compacting your waste and do not leave it oust side in plastic bags as this will undoubtedly cause a rodent problem long term.