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Red Squirrels

Red Squirrels

Red squirrels in Wharfedale! There are two species of squirrel in the UK; red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris and the grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis. UK populations are currently estimated at approximately 140,000 red squirrels and 2.5 million grey squirrels. The Reds...
Pests In Autumn

Pests In Autumn

Autumnal Invaders… Looking out the window it’s pretty obvious that Autumn is here in Yorkshire. But as we think of tucking ourselves up and turning on the central heating which other insects and animals are looking to head inside. Wasps Untreated wasps’ nests...
Need To Remove A Wasp Nest?

Need To Remove A Wasp Nest?

Need To Remove A Wasp Nest?… Late Summer Wasps – Why you must get ‘em treated! A common line we hear at this time of year goes a little like this – ‘There’s no point getting wasps treated now, they’re gonna all die out soon anyway, aren’t they!?”...
Got Flies?

Got Flies?

GOT FLIES? In most people’s opinion the only good place for insects is outdoors! However, as summer progresses, we often experience a variety of these pests making their way indoors through open doors, windows and other less obvious points of ingress. As numbers of...
Honey Bee Relocation

Honey Bee Relocation

Honey Bee Relocation Landguard Pest Control was recently called out to suspected wasp nest, which was in fact a honey bee colony. They had taken up residence in the wall of horse field shelter close to their house so the owners were keen to have them moved. Although...
Asian Hornet

Asian Hornet

ASIAN HORNET ALERT The Asian Hornet (vespa velutina) is a particularly worrying new addition to our shores as an aggressive predator they can have a devastating economic impact on agriculture and our native pollinators. At its peak an Asian hornets nest may produce up...
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...