Squirrels

UK Squirrels: Here in the UK, we have three breeds of squirrel: Red squirrel – our native squirrel Grey squirrel – also called the Eastern Gray, is an invasive breed coming from North America Black squirrel – technically either an Eastern Gray or Fox Squirrel with a faulty gene that gives it its black coat ..

Bees – How we control them

Why Bees are important There are over 200 types of Bees in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees! Some of these include: Garden Bumblebee White-tailed Bumblebee Honeybee Bees are valuable pollinators and without them, a lot of our farm produce and plants would not exist, they should be dealt with with respect, and any ..

UK Wasps – What you need to know!

  UK Wasps – What you need to know! When looking for a pest control company to help with any wasp nest issues, it is important that you know the difference between UK wasps. There are two different types of UK wasp – Vespula Vulgaris (also known as the common wasp or a common yellow-jacket) and ..

How to Choose Your Pest Control Company

How to choose your company Being a BPCA member tells customers that the quality of service given by a pest control company is to a good standard. To find a company in your area go to the BPCA website When choosing a company you need to ensure that they have the qualifications in place. Only ..

Hornets in the UK

Types of hornets in the UK European Hornets – Vespa Crabro These pests are the largest hornet native to Europe; they are carnivorous and can be seen as beneficial, they are also known to “hawk” in mid-air for honeybees and destroy whole hives. They are therefore a threat to our environment and need to be ..

Ladybirds

Ladybirds should not be confused with the smaller, British Ladybird. Harlequins are a larger, aggressive non-native species from Asia which do some good stuff like eating plant destroying aphids but then they go and ruin it by attacking our native ladybirds which is why we class them as a pest.

They live in an upstairs sash window and huddle by the dozen in the corner of the ceiling. The Harlequins aren’t daft, it’s no surprise that they’ve made their home on a south-facing window above a radiator.

Harlequins snuggle down for the winter they release pheromones to signal to all their Harlequin mates to join them in the cozy crevices of the sash window. Very soon you are invaded. Harlequins will start to fly around the house, looking for their mates. They rest on the curtains, sofa, even a bare arm this is when you call the experts in, MIDS Pest Control will attend and deal with the issue for you.

Ladybirds
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