Bumblebees

Bumblebees

Bumblebees …are a familiar site around our homes and gardens at this time of year. With their distinctive large, furry bodies and yellow/black striped banding, it doesn’t usually take long to spot one feeding across borders and flowering plants. Common species...
What are Silverfish?

What are Silverfish?

What Are Silverfish? Have you noticed a cigar-shaped, silvery grey, crawling insect about 12mm to 20mm long running around your kitchen and bathroom areas?… Yes? Well you may have the fascinating Silverfish as an addition to the household. Silverfish are...
What is a wasp?

What is a wasp?

What is a WASP? A wasp is any narrow-waisted insect of the order Hymenoptera that is neither a bee nor an ant. Wasps have the ability to sting their insect prey and also larger animals as a defence mechanism. Some species of wasp have an incredibly powerful sting, in...
Rats In Wharfedale During Lockdown

Rats In Wharfedale During Lockdown

Rats, Rats and More Rats… As our enforced period of isolation has progressed vacated buildings, empty streets and cut backs to council services have provided an ideal opportunity for rodents to thrive across the UK. Against the usual seasonal trends rat and...
Pests, Properties & Covid-19 Lockdown.

Pests, Properties & Covid-19 Lockdown.

The Covid-19 Lockdown has seen the unprecedented closure of businesses and schools, but what will we find on our return? And what should you do if you encounter a pest problem…? Read on to find out how Lockdown may have affected your business or property....
Ant Control and Treatments

Ant Control and Treatments

The weathers warming up (occasionally!) and you may be experiencing an influx of ants in to your home or business. After months of winter dormancy worker ants are now on the march to forage for a variety of foods needed to service the nest. Apart from being unsightly...
How To Get Rid Of Rats and Wasps

How To Get Rid Of Rats and Wasps

How To Get Rid Of Rats & Wasps Bins, Pests and LOCKDOWN During LOCKDOWN, and particularly as we move into the summer months, it is important we pay a little extra attention to our outside refuse areas. For most households bin collection times have altered, local...
Wasps – Covid-19 – Lockdown

Wasps – Covid-19 – Lockdown

Wasps on Lockdown During this unprecedented period of national leave, it is vitally important that we can enjoy our outside areas and protect our living spaces. However, we are now approaching the wasp season and if the 2-year fluctuation of population stays true, we...
Grey Squirrels

Grey Squirrels

Grey Squirrels – Controversies and Control A common question we are asked at LANDGUARD about grey squirrels sounds like this – “Is it actually legal to kill squirrels in this country?” and the following answer often surprises people! Grey squirrels are a hugely...