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As we move into Autumn

As we start to move between seasons so the focus will start to move toward the usual rodent pests. The wasp season has been very up and down and still has a while to go but with the delayed harvest now in full swing and September rapidly approaching rats will be looking for winter quarters. The summer may not lived up to expectations but if the successful breeding of some non pest species (I can not remember the last time I saw so many Mallard ducks and Greylag geese) are anything to go by, you can be sure the rats have prospered. My comment about the ducks is made all the more surprising considering that I recently took three Mink from one trap in the space of five days. If you are experiencing any pest control problems with any of the above mentioned pests, Fieldkraft can offer a solution. A local business for local people.

Squirrels

Squirrels, squirrels, where did all these squirrels come from? Currently trapping, baiting and shooting in three locations. I am not sure why there appears to be such an increase in numbers locally but one poor customer has had two wiring issues within their house. I have taken three from the roof space but more still being seen. The little devils even took up residency in one of my owl boxes (albeit on a temporary basis.) I can hardly find time to keep up with the moles which also seem to be on the march at present. Fieldkraft pest control, offering solutions to your pest control problems in Peterborough, Stamford, Rutland and East Northants.

New Year

With a steady start to the New Year it has to be said that the prolonged period of mild whether up to and beyond Christmas, that there seems to have been a decline in calls regarding rats and mice. Still getting the usual calls for moles and the occasional squirrel job but quieter than normal. Nature has its own way of levelling things out and i would guess that contrasting busy wasp season compared to the quieter rodent season has resulted in a similar number of calls throughout the last 12 months. The cold weather of the last week or so might see a change in the number and type of complaints coming in and I would remind you all that if you live in Stamford, Peterborough, Rutland or East Northants that Fieldkraft is here to resolve your pest problems.

Autumn

Autumn seems to have arrived all of a sudden. The leaves are an array of colours or already falling. Having reached an age of over half a century I had never before witnessed such a congregation of Swallows and House Martins as I did this year, before they migrated for the winter. The hedgerows are full of berries and we have already had several ground frosts, this mornings being quite sharp in sheltered areas. All this seems to have bought the usual suspects to the fore, rats, mice and moles seem to preparing themselves for the challenge of winter and their behaviour and activity seems particularly busy. Read in to that what you will. I have been trapping rodents in some number for several weeks. Trapping is always a combination of skill and luck and can be more time consuming than using poison bait. As such we (those in the pest control business,) are being encouraged to use more non toxic alternatives where possible. Without giving free advertising on this medium, I have to say that one manufacturer has excelled themselves by producing a “non-toxic monitoring bait” which is that palatable it’s results are brilliant when used on traps for rats and mice. If you find yourself with problems involving rodents or moles Fieldkraft offers solutions to suit all, give us a call.

I have caught many things around, on or in a chicken coup but this little cormorant has to be the most unusual. Not sure why it choose to roost there and certainly the chickens did not seem bothered by it. Now I know in many situations these little “Scallies” are considered a pest (and rightly so around managed fisheries) but with no lawful reason or licence to take this bird it was very fortunate to be returned. I do not think it could believe it’s luck, particularly after taking a liking to my finger!

Wasps and Rodents, still busy.

This busy summer just keeps going, wasps, rats, fleas, ants and the occasional mole job make it the busiest I have known in well over ten years. Literally coming in having something to eat, a cup of tea and out again. If you are experiencing any of the pests species mentioned or indeed any others and live in the Peterborough, Stamford, Oundle, Rutland or East Northants areas, give Fieldkraft a call. A local pest control company for all your pest problems.

Wasps & Rats

The busiest wasp season for a good few years just keeps going and the long range weather forecast indicates that it is likely to continue for a good while yet. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that many nests are going through their life cycle several weeks earlier than normal but there is certainly no shortage. What has come to light over the last week or two is the sudden upturn in rat jobs in residential areas. My best guess on this unseasonally high number of reports, is that with the on-going high temperatures and lack of rain that there is a shortage of natural food out there already and that the rats are having to move toward human habitation earlier than usual. If this continues I am expecting a record number of calls for rats during the second half of the year.

Wasps

We are rapidly approaching the time of year when wasps have the potential to be a pest. If you require a professional service to remove this problem for you, you need look no further than Fieldkraft. We are happy to give advice over the phone and conduct treatments at short notice, outside normal working hours. If you live in Stamford, Rutland, Oundle, Corby or East Northamptonshire give Fieldkraft a call. Fieldkraft offers a wide range of Domestic, Commercial, Agricultural pest control and wildlife management services.

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We are not used to long cold winters but the belated arrival of spring seems to have lead to an explosion of activity within the natural world. Queen wasps are numerous and are busily trying to catch up. Ants too are very active and I have had several calls already. Calls regarding rats are still coming in but do appear to have slowed a little, whilst for the first time in a number of years there appears to an obvious upturn in the rabbit population.
As the land starts to dry out a little moles are also returning to land which up until very recently was water logged, this could prove troublesome to farmers who are looking to exploit early silage crops.
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