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To fully understand insects we have to know that they are given a classification and belong to different Orders; think of dog breeds; not all dogs are the same but certain types are associated with one another such as labradors and retrievers. Wasps, bees and hornets all belong to the insect Order Hymenoptera: the word is derived from Greek which describes a membrane – Hymen and Ptera; wings. Insects of this order all have two pairs of wings and Hymenoptera covers the group of highly specialised insects that often associate in large colonies with a complex social organisation. 
It’s not just those of us in the pest control business but the RSPB, the Forestry Commission, landowners and farmers who all class the grey squirrel as vermin in the UK. Currently it is believed that there are approximately 2.7 million of these rodents spread across the country and we certainly have a major problem with squirrels in Woodley, we have been very busy already this year with call outs. 
 
Traditionally squirrels are poisoned, shot and trapped as the means of control; why do they need to be controlled? The answer is that we need to control these animals due to one important fact; the grey squirrel is correctly known as the north American grey squirrel and as its name suggests, it is in fact from north America. 
Rats or mice make the bulk of our workload here at All Aspects Pest Control, there seems to be a never ending demand for our services for these two rodent species and unlike the third rodent that we deal with; the squirrel, there is no set season of activity. It used to be the case that rats and mice would start to migrate into homes and businesses across Reading and central Berkshire in the autumn as the weather got wetter and cooler, for the last couple of years we have seen this trend disappear and it seems that they are with us all year round. 
 
Many people do not understand the difference between the two species so we have put together a short guide to tell the difference - rat or mouse, that is the question? 
Well it’s the autumn, frosty mornings and sunny days highlighting the tree’s in all their finery – russets, gold and yellow and just a few green leaves sprinkled about to lighten the palette, it is beautiful at the moment. The best thing about the autumn? Sunday roast when its cold outside, the smell of chicken roasting and the heat from the kitchen filling the house and a cold beer in my hand – now that’s what I call autumn. 
The word lawn comes from the middle English word launde which originally referred to a glade or an opening in a woodland, over the centuries the word adapted until it is as we know it today – lawn. 
 
Whats is it about wasp stings that make then so painful? I get that mossie bites itch and ants give you a nasty little nip but as a pest controller I do get stung by wasps from time to time and why oh why are they so painful? 
 
So I did a little research; for me its like a lightening bolt when they sting followed by nothing and then nothing, after a couple of hours I get the 'itch' and ohh what an itch. Then the swelling and more itching, no pain except for that first few seconds but the swelling is painful and the itch keeps me awake at night. 
The hot plume of Saharan air has certainly mixed things up with the wasps, everyone enjoys hot weather and these insectivores are no different. 
We often see a rise in pest control callouts following the return of holiday makers, and when you consider that in 2017 there were over 72,000,000 overseas trips from the UK then it’s a common occurrence for travellers to come back with more than a tan and some dodgy looking souvenirs. 
I couldn't help myself when I saw these poppies growing at the side of the road and to my delight someone else couldn't resist either! 
We love bee's here at All Aspects Pest Control; we don't keep them but as someone who gets called out to destroy their nests and colonies you soon realise that these amazing insects don't actually pose a threat to us and they are something that should be protected. 
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