Monthly Archives: June 2020


This has to be the busiest start to a wasp season I can remember in the last 20 years or so. Multiple jobs often with multiple nests. Some of these nest are well advanced and it is likely there will be some really large nests by the time we get into August. Fieldkraft offers a local service for local people in Stamford, Peterborough, Rutland and East Northamptonshire.

Covid 19 update.

With more businesses due to open in the coming days I would like to inform all Fieldkraft customers that we are able to offer a Ultra Low Volume (ULV) disinfectant spray treatment for internal areas of buildings. Such treatments meet the “deep clean” Covid 19 criteria required in most internal work place scenario’s. We are able to offer this service to customers in the Rutland, Stamford, Peterborough and East Northamptonshire areas. For any additional advice please drop us a line or give us a call.

Wasps and Ants

I thought with the current weather forecast, It was worth making customers aware that there is a potential for increased insect activity over the next ten days or so. Coming out of a long dry spell into a damp spell with increasing temperatures will see a rise in humidity. Warm humid weather is ideal for insects and thundery type conditions can act as a trigger for some behaviours. Reports of Bee swarms and Ant problems have been relatively quite so far but I expect that to change over the coming days. Honey Bees can often be removed safely and relocated, if dealt with promptly but in certain situations, if left to become established are far more difficult to deal with. Control problematic Ants now and significantly reduce the chance of flying ants later in the season. From Kingscliffe to Kings Dyke, Rutland to Raunds. Fieldkraft Pest Control and Wildlife Management, a local company for the local communities.

Pest Control for Stamford and Peterborough

Whilst the current situation leaves us all wondering what the future may bring, mother nature seems to carry on regardless. Little thought seems to have been given as to whether Covid 19 can be transmitted by animals, particularly those that are usually considered to be pest species. I am informed that there is some work being undertaken in the US in relation to rats but have not seen any official reports thus far. Meanwhile animals are oblivious to the problems the pandemic is causing to the human population and many are doing what they do best. Whilst rat jobs remain steady there seems anecdotally, to be fewer early season insect related calls, whether this is due to the prolonged warm dry spell, who can tell? I have started to pick up a few ant calls and one thing that does seem to be on the increase this year are rabbits. Historically a lot of my work used to involve rabbit control but over recent years due to Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD,) numbers plummeted and over the last 7 or 8 years I have undertaken very little work. This year however i have seen for myself a growing population locally and an increase in enquiries about the type of control methods available.
Fieldkraft offers local solutions for local pest problems, many of which can be achieved whilst maintaining social distancing. If you are experiencing pest problems and are unsure about what options are available to you, drop me a line.