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The problem with rats

Rodents love to gnaw, especially rats. ¬†The reason for this is their two front incisors never stop growing, so without gnawing away at different materials they could not keep those teeth at an acceptable size to eat and groom themselves. The incisors have a very hard enamel coating, this allows them to chew through even […]

Biscuit beetle (stegobium paniceum)

A recent pest control job in the Essex area found us treating a loft, and the seals around the upstairs windows for this fairly common pest. On inspection of the loft we¬†discovered the owner had been leaving large amounts of mouse bait in trays on the loft floor. We looked carefully around the bait trays […]

It’s Summer, and the wasps are making their nests.

This wasps nest was found recently by Wild Things Pest Solutions in its early stage, so it was only about the size of a tennis ball. As you can see the nest is constructed of a paper mache substance which the wasps make from pulped wood. This material is surprisingly waterproof, and as the season […]

Pest Control for Wasps in Chelmsford and Essex

When it comes to wasps there are two main species which are most commonly found in the UK. These are vespula vulgaris and vespula germanica, the latter being the wasp most frequently encountered during the British Summer. Vespula germanica is easy to identify because it has 3 black spots either side of its abdomen. The […]

The brown rat – pest control service

The common brown rat (rattus norvegicus) never ceases to amaze me. During the daily course of my work I have grown to admire there tenacity to take advantage of every situation available to them, from there ability to climb just about anything, and find there way into our loft or cavity walls, to there very […]

Moles (Talpa Europea) – the unwanted turf pest.

Moles can be a real nuisance in many situations, from sports turfs and agricultural land to our gardens. There busy lives of excavating tunnels, which can be up to 20 meters in one day, leaves behind the mounds of soil which spoils our well kept lawns and makes the job of mowing a difficult one. […]

Mouse invasion (pest control Chelmsford)

A recent call from a customer in the Brentwood area, found us surveying an old house with a large presence of mice. One of there children had also spotted a rat on the kitchen table, so clearly something had to be done. We discussed the options, and decided baiting would be the way forward to […]