Posted on 7th July 2016  0 Comments

Wasp nest in Romsey Hampshire treated by Wessex Pest Control


Posted on 17th June 2015  0 Comments

We have just started treating this years wasps. Shoud you have any wasp problem give us a call


Posted on 5th February 2015  0 Comments

We are getting alot of calls for Rat and Mouse problem both domestic and commercial. For advice and help. give us a call

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Posted on 18th June 2014  0 Comments

It's a new season for wasp. Any problems with wasps give us at Wessex pest a call.


Wasp Nests


When it comes to wasps it's all about the queen. She establishes colonies and lays the eggs. At the end of summer a nest can contain up to 5,000 wasps on average. If it has been a particularly hot summer this number can increase to around 10,000.


Usually the young queens come out of hibernation when the weather starts getting warmer. If the weather continues to stay fine they build a nest and lay their eggs. The first larvae they lay become sterile female workers who take over the hunting and feeding duties for the growing colony. The queen then restricts her activities to egg production.


Towards the end of the summer, she is at her peak and begins producing the next generation of queen wasps and males or drones. When these mature they leave the nest to mate with wasps from other colonies. As the weather cools, the male wasps die and the mated queens go into hibernation to get ready for building a new nest the following spring.


Posted on 21st March 2013  0 Comments

Wessex Pest Control Limited carry out Pigeon proofing and debris clearances through out central southern England. Just call us for a free quote. Here are some pictures of a job we did in Romsey for a Property Mananagement company.


Posted on 26th September 2013  0 Comments

We are starting to be called out for cluster fly activity in lofts of homes and roof voids of commercial & Domestic properties. Wessex Pest Control carry out insecticidal misting treatment or supply electric fly killers to resolve this issue.


The cluster flies are the genusPollenia in the Blowflyfamily Calliphoridae. Unlike more familiar blowflies such as the bluebottle genus Phormia, they do not present a health hazard because they do not lay eggs in human food. They are strictly parasitic on earthworms; the females lay their eggs near earthworm burrows, and the larvae then infest the worms. However, the flies are a nuisance because when the adults emerge in the late summer or autumn they enter houses to hibernate, often in large numbers; they are difficult to eradicate because they favour inaccessible spaces such as roof and wall cavities. They are often seen on windows of little-used rooms. They are also sometimes known as attic flies.


The typical cluster fly Pollenia rudis is about 7 mm long and can be recognised by distinct lines or stripes behind the head, short golden-coloured hairs on the thorax, and irregular light and dark gray areas on the abdomen. Cluster flies are typically slow moving.


Posted on 21st June 2012  0 Comments

Wessex pest Control carry out many Mole trapping treatments for gardens big and small. Sometimes we catch 2 moles in one trap. These Moles were caught in the New Forest.

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Posted on 19th March 2012  0 Comments

We have recently carried out many treatments for Bed Bugs in Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth. No one seems to be immune to this pest,. We have treated Hotels, Let properties and domestic dwellings. If you think you may have a problem please give us a call or drop us an email.


Wessex Pest Control were called out to deal with a Bee problem at a school in Farnborough. Some of children had been stung while playing outside. On visiting the school Bees were seen entering the main building high up on the roof of the 3 storey building. Unfortunately we had to remove the bees to prevent further stings to the children. We removed approximately 15 kilos of Bee Hive.


Note: We will only remove Bees if a Bee-keeper is unable to remove and they are in an area where they are a direct hazard to people.