The recent warm and settled weather has produced a number of call outs for ants and fleas, both in the Penrith and Clitheroe area. Treatments for both fleas and ants can be quite difficult sometimes due to their habitats so they can be difficult to eradicate.
Despite the difficulties, however, we do succeed on all occasions. Recently, there was a case of bird fleas caused by birds nesting in the eaves of a house.
In the Penrith, Carlisle, Clitheroe, Skipton and Blackburn areas we have already treated a number of wasps nests which have had a lot of activity with the wasps coming and going, even at this early stage of the summer. This will, no doubt, be due to the good conditions we had in April which got the wasps nests off to a good start.
Mole trapping has recently come to an end but it has been more effective than ever this year, particularly on farms where numbers were increased this winter due to the wet summer followed by the poor winter weather.