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...