Spring Has Arrived - West Midlands Pest Control Services This Time of Year
April 20, 2023
Spring is the season when nature comes alive, flowers bloom, and insects emerge from their winter hibernation. Although this time of year is known for being beautiful, it’s also the season when pests start to become more active, causing various problems for homeowners and businesses alike. In the West Midlands, the most common pests in spring are rodents, insects, and birds. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common spring pests in the West Midlands and what you can do to prevent and control their infestations.
Rodents like rats and mice are some of the most common pests in the UK, especially during the spring when they look for areas to breed and search for food. These pests are known for spreading diseases like Salmonella and Hantavirus and can cause significant damage to property if left unchecked.
To prevent rodent infestations, it’s essential to keep your property clean and tidy. This means properly disposing of rubbish, storing food in airtight containers, and keeping outdoor areas free of debris. Additionally, it’s vital to seal any openings or gaps in your home or business that rodents can use to enter your building. This could include gaps around pipes, electrical wires, or windows.
If you suspect a rodent infestation, it’s best to contact us for a professional pest control service. We can identify the source of the infestation and develop a safe and effective plan to eliminate it.
Insects like ants, wasps, and bees are a common sight in the springtime in the UK. While some of these insects are helpful pollinators, they can also be a nuisance and cause problems for businesses and homeowners.
Ants are common in the spring and can quickly become a problem if left unchecked. These pests are attracted to sugary substances and can quickly invade your kitchen and pantry. To prevent ant infestations, you should keep your kitchen clean and clear of crumbs and other food debris. You can also seal any cracks or openings in your property to prevent ants from entering.
Wasps and bees are also prevalent in the spring, and while they play a critical role in pollinating plants, they can be dangerous if their nests are disturbed. We would always advise having these works completed by a professional pest control company if you have a wasp or bee infestation on your property. We have the knowledge and experience needed to remove the nest safely.
Wasps are less common in the spring, the solitary Queen is beginning to lay the foundations for her nest in April/May The nest will become more active in the summer when the numbers increase.
We would always recommend getting wasp and bee nests removed using a professional pest control company.
In the spring, birds like pigeons and seagulls become more active as they look for places to breed and nest. These birds can cause significant problems for businesses, as their droppings can damage property and create slip-and-fall hazards. Additionally, bird nests can create fire hazards if they are built near electrical equipment and pigeon contains over 40 different types of parasites with the potential of causing diseases such as Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis.
To prevent bird infestations, it’s essential to seal any openings or gaps in your building that birds can use to enter. Additionally, you can use bird spikes, netting, or repellents to discourage birds from nesting on your property. If you have a significant bird infestation, Contact us and we can provide the knowledge and service to safely and effectively remove them.
Spring is a beautiful season in the West Midlands, but it’s also the season when pests become more active. By taking the steps outlined in this blog post to prevent and control infestations, you can enjoy the season without worrying about pests causing issues for your business or home. If you do encounter a pest infestation, contact Aim Environmental Services to help you eliminate the problem safely and effectively.
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