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The best way to control masonry and miner bees in Manchester

Most bees are social insects, meaning that they live in colonies. There are also few solitary species such as the masonry and miner bees. Unlike paper wasps and honey bees in Manchester, each bee lives in its own nest instead of a well-defended colony. Both masonry bees and miner bees can cause destruction to your…

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masonry bees & miner bees

Masonry bees are a common problem in homes and gardens as they physically burrow into the ground or take advantage of crevices and holes in a house’s structure to create a nest. If your home has a nest made by miner bees, the best thing to do is to get a local pest control company…

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Masonry Bees – The Red Mason Bee in Manchester

Most of us won’t be aware of Manchester masonry (or mortar) bees – as they are very similar looking to honey bees – albeit a bit smaller. Unlike honeybees, Manchester masonry bees are not social and do not nest in colonies making typical bees nests.  Instead they use small holes in stonework – hence the term…

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Pest Control – How do I choose the right company?

Manchester Pests, such as wasps, bedbugs, cockroaches, fleas, moths, rodents, pigeons, and moles are a common problem in most homes. Regardless of the species, they are at the very least a major irritant, and at worse, deadly carrier of diseases. The most common kind of pests, such as wasp, delivers painful stings. Another common pest…

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Manchester Honey Bee Removal

When it comes to Manchester pest control, the honey bee is not often the first animal we think of. This familiar yellow and black critter is an important and useful animal for pollination of many food crops and the production of honey, but it can also become a pest. Keeping bees for the production of…

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Black Garden Ant Lasius niger

black garden ant The black garden ant, or Lasius niger, is a common pest and their nests can be found in many gardens throughout the United Kingdom. Adult worker ants are approximately 5mm in length, while Queen ants are significantly larger. Garden ants can be a nuisance due to their tendency to locate and eat…

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Bumble Bee Basics

There are almost 250 species of bumblebees across the world, found predominantly, but not exclusively, in the Northern Hemisphere. There are over twenty different species of bumblebees in Britain, but only six species make up the vast majority of sightings in Britain today. These are the Common Carder bee Red-tailed bumblebee Early nesting bumblebee Buff-tailed…

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Honey Bees – A Primer

The common honey bee (Apis mellifera), also known as the European honey bee or the western honey bee, can be distinguished from a wasp by its hairy body. The hairs are used in gathering pollen grains, which are the bees’ only source of protein. If you are unable to tell by their appearance whether you…

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Summer of Discontent

We really are a nation of wingers, all winter long we have being saying “it’s freezing, I hate the rain and snow” so last weekend the sun decided to shine and what did we say “It’s too warm, wish it was a bit cooler”. On a serious note with the sun starting to heat up…

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Scratch, Scratch, Scratch

Britain has always been know as a pet loving nation, keeping domestic animals such as cats, dogs, and hamsters. Some of us prefer exotic pets like snakes, chinchillas and tropical spiders. No matter which type of pet we keep, many of these animals need a great amount of looking after such as washing, grooming and…

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