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May 2024

Beaver Pest Control Wins Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for May 2024

We are thrilled to announce that Beaver Pest Control has been awarded the prestigious title of Which? Trusted Trader of the Month for May 2024! This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence in pest control services and our dedication to customer satisfaction. At Beaver Pest Control, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent pest control solutions across London and the South East of England. This recognition from Which? reflects the high standards we strive to maintain in every job we undertake.

Amazing Customer Reviews

Our success is built on the trust and satisfaction of our clients, and their pest control reviews speak volumes about the quality of our services. Here are some of the glowing testimonials from our customers:

“Beaver are Great”

“Beaver Pest Control have been looking after our building for the last three years and have been wonderful. We had our first incident of a rat in our building yesterday, and immediately Dessie and Jack sprung into action and were on site within the hour to help us.”

This review highlights our rapid response time and our commitment to providing immediate and effective pest control solutions. Dessie and Jack’s quick action ensured that the rat issue was addressed promptly, showcasing our team’s efficiency and reliability.

“Extremely Thorough Tidy Job”

“Asked Beaver Pest Control to get rid of a fox hole under my house. They did a really excellent job in very cramped conditions. Paul and Edouard went the extra mile and did a really thorough job leaving the place looking really tidy afterwards. Thoroughly recommend them. Five stars.”

Paul and Edouard’s meticulous work in removing the fox hole under difficult conditions exemplifies our dedication to thoroughness and professionalism. Their ability to leave the area tidy after such a challenging job is a testament to their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction.

“Trustworthy and Professional Technician”

“The technician was professional — clearly an expert in pest control. Most important to me, he was trustworthy with a sensible, true evaluation of the situation. He identified all the possible entry points used by mice/rats. Thanks Beaver Pest Control. I will turn to you for any future pest problems.”

Trust is a cornerstone of our service, and this review underscores the importance we place on providing honest and expert evaluations. Our technicians’ ability to accurately identify potential entry points for pests ensures that we can implement effective, long-term solutions.

Commitment to Excellence

Winning the Which? Trusted Trader of the Month award is not just an accolade; it is a reflection of our continuous effort to be the best in the pest control industry. Whether it’s handling a rat infestation, managing wildlife issues, or conducting a CCTV drain survey, we approach each task with professionalism and dedication.

Our customers’ positive pest control reviews motivate us to keep improving and innovating. At Beaver Pest Control, we understand the stress and inconvenience that pest issues can cause, and we are here to provide prompt, effective, and lasting solutions.

Thank you to all our clients for your trust and support. We look forward to continuing to serve you with the same level of excellence that has earned us this esteemed recognition. For any pest control needs, remember that Beaver Pest Control is just a call away.

For expert pest control services in London and the South East, contact Beaver Pest Control today. Your satisfaction is our top priority!

wasp nest removal

Common types of wasps in the UK

With wasp season fast approaching, wasps will once again become a common sight across the UK, buzzing around gardens, parks, and sometimes even making their way into our homes and businesses. While they play a role in the ecosystem, their presence can be more than just a nuisance; it can pose risks to our health and property. 

Common UK Wasp Species

Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Physical Characteristics:

Common wasps typically have black and yellow stripes on their abdomen, with distinctive markings that vary slightly between individuals.

Nesting Habits:

They often build their nests underground, in wall cavities, or in roof spaces. These nests can grow quite large, housing thousands of wasps.

Behaviour Patterns:

Common wasps are aggressive when their nest is disturbed, repeatedly stinging intruders. They are attracted to sugary foods, often scavenging around bins and outdoor dining areas.

German Wasp (Vespula germanica)

Physical Characteristics:

Similar in appearance to the common wasp, with black and yellow markings on their abdomen.

Nesting Habits:

German wasps also build their nests in similar locations to common wasps. Their nests tend to be smaller in size.

Behaviour Patterns:

German wasps can be more aggressive than common wasps. This worsens towards the end of summer when their natural food sources become scarcer.

European Hornet (Vespa crabro)

Physical Characteristics:

Larger than common wasps, with a distinctive brown and yellow striped abdomen.

Nesting Habits:

Hornets often build their nests in tree hollows, roof spaces, or wall voids. Their nests are constructed from paper-like material, similar to wasp nests.

Behaviour Patterns:

European hornets are generally less aggressive than some species of wasps but can deliver a painful sting if provoked. They are attracted to light and may be found around outdoor lights at night.

What to do if you discover a wasp nest?

If you discover a wasp nest in your attic or wall cavity or garden, it’s important to proceed with caution to avoid disturbing the colony and risking stings. Firstly, it’s advisable not to attempt to remove the nest yourself. This can agitate the wasps and increase the likelihood of stings. Instead, keep a safe distance from the nest and avoid making sudden movements or loud noises that could provoke the wasps. Next, it’s best to contact a professional pest control company, such as Beaver Pest Control, to assess the situation and safely remove the nest. Professional pest control technicians have the expertise and protective equipment. They can handle wasp nests safely and effectively, minimising the risk to you and your property. 

What are the risks associated with wasps’ nests?

Wasp nests pose several risks to both human health and property. Here are the most common risks associated with wasp nests:

  1. Stings and Allergic Reactions: Wasps are known for their aggressive behaviour when their nests are disturbed. They can sting multiple times, and their venom can trigger allergic reactions in some individuals. For those with severe allergies, even a single wasp sting can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.
  2. Health Hazards: Wasp nests can harbour bacteria and pathogens, especially if located in or near areas where food is prepared or consumed. Contamination from wasp activity can lead to foodborne illnesses and pose a health risk to occupants of homes and businesses.
  3. Structural Damage: Depending on their location and size, wasp nests can cause structural damage to buildings and property. Nests built in wall cavities, attics, or eaves can weaken structures over time, leading to costly repairs.
  4. Disruption of Daily Activities: A wasp infestation can disrupt normal activities in homes and businesses. Fear of being stung can make it difficult for people to enjoy outdoor spaces or perform tasks such as gardening or outdoor dining. In commercial settings, the presence of wasps can drive away customers and damage the reputation of the business.

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