This Month’s Pest Control Feature – Checking For Hidden (and hibernating) Creatures

Graham Burgess provides a local pest control service, including Bees, Wasps, Mice, Rabbits, Mink, Moles, Rats, Earwigs and Birds. This month he has written a feature on hidden creatures.

Be sure to check for Hedgehogs
Be sure to check for Hedgehogs

Now the colder days and nights are upon us the pests are looking for somewhere warm and dry to spend the winter days. So now is the time to be on the lookout for pests making a home in your attic, garage or shed. Not all are a pest – I had two hedgehogs hibernate in my chicken house a couple of years ago!

A serious risk from rats or mice in the attic is that they can chew on electric cables and cause a fire, but even less serious issues are still undesirable as they can quickly gnaw away it all sorts of things, make a mess, bring other pests and even find your vegetables being stored in the garden shed.

So it would be wise to have a bait box already in position to nip the problem in the bud before it becomes a major problem.

The start of a wasp nest
The start of a wasp nest

Also be on the lookout for Wasps, they have had a good long season this year and were still flying around in November but the hibernating queens can now be found in their little grey nest balls hanging from the ceiling in attics or sheds and a quick squash will stop problems next summer.

A wasp nest in our roof a few years ago
A wasp nest in our roof a few years ago

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