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Author: Dean McFarlane

Wasp building nest
Wasps

What time of year do wasps build nests in the UK?

As the seasons shift and nature awakens, so do the stinging insects that disrupt many picnics and garden parties across the country. Wasps are usually active from spring to early autumn, but it’s the summer months when their buzzing and disruption become most noticeable. There are around 9,000 wasp species in the UK, all of

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defender bird spike installer
Bird Control

Malum Wins Defender® Bird Spike Installer of the Month for November

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news from Malum Southern Pest & Bird Control – your go-to solution for comprehensive pest and bird management in Southampton, Hampshire, and across the South Coast. Meet the Malum Bird & Pest Control Team At Malum, we’re proud to be a thriving pest control business led by Dean McFarlane

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Why do wasps come out in summer?
Wasps

Why Do Wasps Come Out in Summer?

Wasp season is upon us! While they are active from spring to early autumn, summer is the season when the wasp population become more noticeable, buzzing around our picnics and outdoor gatherings. Ever wondered why? In spring, wasps prey on pests like aphids. By summer, when new queens have populated their new colonies, aphids die

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where do urban seagulls go in winter
Bird Control

Where do urban seagulls go in the winter?

Known to most people simply as ‘seagulls’, there are currently six species of breeding gulls in the UK. True to their name, most gulls can be found in the skies above our seaside towns, but many have made urban environments their home. But where do they go during the colder months? Some species of gulls

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How often should a commercial kitchen be cleaned by professionals?
Commercial Kitchens

How often should a commercial kitchen be cleaned by professionals?

Commercial kitchen owners have a responsibility and legal duty to maintain a clean and safe environment for their staff and customers. Along with thorough cleaning on a daily basis, food businesses are also required to have their commercial kitchens deep cleaned on a regular basis in order to prevent pests. It is a legal requirement

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How to stop rats from chewing wires
Rats

How to stop rats from chewing wires

The Latin translation of the word ‘rodent’ is ‘to gnaw’. If you’ve ever noticed the tell-tale sign of bite marks on electrical wiring in your house, then it’s likely that rats or mice are to blame. Aside from the costly damage caused, it is potentially hazardous. But how and why do rodents chew electrical wiring,

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Malum Sea Fishing Trip
Blog

Gone Fishing with Urban Pest Control

Dean, Dave and Charles recently joined fellow pest control expert Matt and the team from Urban Pest Control for a really enjoyable day out fishing in the Channel. It was brilliant to share some downtime with great friends on the water, as well as exchanging thoughts and ideas on our industry. Urban Pest Control delivers

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What are bed bugs attracted to?
Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs attracted to?

Bed bugs are one of the most feared but also one of the most mysterious of all insect-type pests. Bed bug infestations are almost guaranteed once this pest establishes a foot-hold in the home. But despite these certainties, there are many myths surrounding bed bugs, and one of the most common myth bed bugs facilitate,

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get rid of squirrels under solar panels
Solar Panels

How to Get Rid of Squirrels Under Solar Panels

Squirrels are adored animals to many, but there are some instances where these plucky rodents can become nuisance pests, and nesting under solar panels is one such instance. Unlike nuisance birds, squirrels are known to chew through wiring, which spells bad news when it comes to the efficiency and power that is generated through solar

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Next Door Neighbours Pigeons Are a Nuisance - What Can I Do?
Bird Control

Next Door Neighbours Pigeons Are a Nuisance – What Can I Do?

Pigeons and other nuisance birds can actually cause problems for many of the homes and businesses that sit next to their nesting site. If you ever lived in a rented apartment or flat, you likely already know how pests can infest and roam to surrounding units. The same principle is seen with nuisance pigeons. If

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how much does it cost to pigeon proof solar panels
Bird Control

How Much Does it Cost to Pigeon Proof Solar Panels UK?

Pigeons can be a nuisance bird for home and business owners throughout Britain. The roof is the primary nuisance spot for the birds, and even solar panels are becoming popular nesting sites for pigeons. Many problems can arise with pigeons and solar panels, including the spreading of guano and vegetation all over the panels and

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