Summer is coming – time to breed

Well, here we are, enjoying the promise of the warmth of summer, the gardens are looking great and the BBQ is on, but one of Britain’s most feared and potentially aggressive pests is on the prowl – THE WASP.

Although, the sting of a Wasp usually wears off within 24 hours, for some people the venom in their sting causes anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal. Wasps are known for their seemingly unprovoked attacks and being a nuisance.

Wasps themselves are commonly found in and around rubbish and rotting fruit. They are defiantly attracted to food, sweets, fizzy drinks as the sugar can increase their lifespan and reproductive function. That’s why you’ll catch them hovering around sugary picnic areas and your BBQ.

Children, elderly people, those with allergies, and household pets can be particularly sensitive to Wasp stings.
Wasp nests are sometimes highly visible, like in a tree or hedge but others are hidden underground in the garden, in the roof void of a building or inside a cavity wall.

Here at Pestwise we get hundreds of call-outs to treat wasps nests every year – so if you’re having wasp issues, you’re not alone!

If you’re worried about a large amount of Wasp activity around your home and family, you should call us, we will give you free advice and if requested, treat the Wasp nest so you can enjoy your garden throughout the summer months.

A word about Bees. We at Pestwise are Bee Friendly, we will arrange for Honey Bees to be relocated through local members of the British Bee Keepers Association.

Not only are we annoyed by Wasps in the garden at this time of year but the FLEA also decides to put in an appearance and attach his or herself to your dog or cat – worse still to you or a family member.

Carpets and soft furnishings are the favourite residing places for Fleas in the home. Visitors, such as friends or family, with or without pets, can infest your space without you even knowing it. Fleas, can and do, live independently from a “host” animal and feed on the blood of humans, animals and birds.

As a dog or cat owner, you must protect your pets by applying the correct dose of treatment on a regular basis. This product is usually recommended by your vet and can be purchased in pet shops, online or veterinary practice.

We can all suffer a great deal of discomfort and have an allergic reaction to the Flea saliva.

Is your pet fidgeting and scratching an unusual amount? Have you noticed red bumps appearing on parts of your body? Are the children complaining about itching at night? If you find yourself fretting about fleas, you’re in the right place.

You can buy an Amateur Use Insecticide from garden centres or high street shops but before you do please read on…….

For any Flea infestation, we would always recommend contacting a professional Pestwise Pest Technician. They are fully trained in flea control and will have access to a range of professional use insecticides and tools, which are not available to the public. Knowing how much, where, and when to deploy products is where professionals are able to take control of situations efficiently.

Remember, look after your pets needs and don’t let the problem develop into a heavy infestation. Act as soon as you suspect a problem.


Let’s face it ANTS are OK, unless they are the biting type. The problem arises when they get into your kitchen, on the worktops or in the lounge or conservatory. Ants will travel long distances to find food and you don’t really want them in and around your foodstuff. If it’s there, they will find it.

Flying Ants are almost always mature Queens or Males. The sight of these winged swarms horrifies a lot of our customers – Take immediate action before this happens. If you see Ants in any form or in any area in or around the house just contact us and we’ll do what we do best.

Just as us humans change our habits in the warmer months, so do insects. Cockroaches, Fleas, Mites, Ants, Wasps, Bees and many others come out to play at this time of year and they all have their place in the world until they invade our space and homes, then we need to act – and fast.