The operator of some playing fields in London was stumped when one of its sets of floodlights suddenly stopped working in the Spring. The same light then failed again at the start of Winter. This was one of twelve lights and all the other eleven continued to work perfectly well. What was causing the problem?
FirstPort, the company which manages the prestigious Enderby Wharf in Greenwich, London, needed to find a solution to the pest bird problem which was causing residents’ balconies and other areas to be fouled.
The sudden increase in temperature and sunshine has meant an explosion of blossom and noticeable increase in bees going about their work.
There has also been a worrying surge in calls to pest controllers from people confusing bees with wasps and asking for treatment.
The lockdown has resulted in an increase in calls from residential premises to a London pest control company as people are spotting furry intruders and insects that would often go unnoticed.
Managing Director Paul Bates of Cleankill Pest Control says the mental health implications of having an infestation during lockdown when you can’t leave your home can be quite serious for some.
Cleankill was contacted by the facilities managers of a large block of flats in West London with 176 units after another pest control company failed to solve a serious infestation of Pharaoh ants.
Every flat in the block needed treating to eliminate the problem. Cleankill experts carried out the treatment, mostly on Saturdays at the request of the agent, over an eight-week period. The managing agents were so pleased with the success of the treatment that the tenant association agreed to a regular contract for ant visits and treatments.
The Cleankill team was called in to solve a serious bed bug problem in one of the largest blocks of flats in London.
Thirty out of 600 flats in the block in South London had been infected and it was a case of finding the source of the problem before treatment could start.
Cleankill staff searched the flats and found an extremely serious infestation in the very last one they checked.