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Business Owners To Check For Wasps

Pest controllers are warning businesses to act now to make sure trade doesn’t suffer from pests such as wasps and flies this summer. Wasp numbers may be higher than normal this year and business owners, particularly restructures and café owners, are advised  to have a thorough check around their premises, and in spaces like lofts, […]

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Facts About Wasps

There are almost 300 species of wasps in the British Isles. Only the female wasp stings. Wasps do not die after stinging. There are 3 groups of classification for wasps – parasitic, social and solitary. Only the Queen common wasp – a social wasp – survives the winter by hibernating. The common wasp makes her […]

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Don’t Let Cowboys Tackle Your Wasps

With the increase in wasp numbers this year, a rise in cowboy exterminators has been reported to consumer advice bodies.  Numerous homeowners have been charged well over the odds in their haste to get rid of wasp nests. If you have a wasp problem you should ask for recommendations and also to get prices from […]

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Heat Treatment to Treat Insect Infestations

Heat Treatment is the environmentally friendly way of treating insect infestations. In its simplest form infested items are encased in a protective capsule and heated air is pumped into the capsule. The temperature is monitored constantly using multiple temperature sensors. At the end of the treatment, a graphical record is produced to confirm the temperature […]

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Taking The Sting Out Of Wasps

A stingerless wasp no bigger than a grain of rice is the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s latest pest management tool in the ongoing effort to control infestations of the light-brown apple moth, an invasive agricultural and environmental pest. “These tiny wasps are harmless to people and pets, but they have a big appetite […]

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Bed Bugs – Tips for Travellers

We are often contacted to deal with bed bug infestations where the exposure route is believed to be overseas travel. Below is a brief guide for travellers trying to minimise their exposure to bed bugs. These are the procedures our bed bug control technicians and consultants use when working away from home, they work globally […]

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A wasp never forgets a face

A wasp never forgets a face Primates have a face recognition system that enables them to distinguish between individuals, and now, according to a recent study, it seems some wasps do too. But the new study has also found wasps are likely to have evolved their ability quite separately and it may work in a […]

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Merlin Environmental featured in Pest Control Magazine

Merlin Environmental was recently featured in a Pest Control magazine . The issue being raised is pests being attracted to hospitals. Adam Juson from Merlin Environmental comments and elaborates how pest control techniques have to be implemented for budget cuts. Excerpt: Pest species such as rodents, birds and insects will be attracted to any building […]

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Heat treament to get rid of insect infestations

Heat treament to get rid of insect infestations Well aware of the environmental impact of chemical treatments, Merlin Environmental now use heat treatment to treat bed bug infestations. Over the years we have used a number of environmental manipulation techniques to resolve pest problems. By far the use of heat to control insect activity has […]

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Spring sunshine already attracting wasps to gardens

During March 2012, England has experienced  sunshine over its towns, parks and beaches. However, the sun has also welcomed back a more familiar figure, and definitely not a pleasant one either, – Vespula vulgaris, or, more commonly known as – Wasps. Wasps usually build their nests in spring, depending on climatic conditions. In this case, […]

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