Permkill Pest Control Cheshunt is a family run business based on the North London / Herfordshire border. On this page I hope to share more information on Pest species, and some of the more unusual situations we find ourselves in on a weekly basis.
Is your commercial kitchen ready to reopen?
Sunday 21st June 2020
Last week it was reported that the Government are set to release a statement with the welcome news that pub and restaurant gardens can open to the public in July for the first time since the Corona virus closed everything down. After a spell of fine weather, this is great news for local businesses; and is a welcome change for regular visitors to these establishments. However, the good news comes with some unwelcome news. With commercial kitchens being opened for the first time in months, reports of rats and mice has surged as there has been minimal activity and monitoring over the last few months. It's now a matter of urgency to take action and control the infestations in these establishments…
Wasps and Hornets, the Summer Season Unwanted Guests
Monday 8th June 2020
These pesky picnic spoilers will either be the common British Vespula Vulgaris or a German Vespula Germanica; both wasps are similar in size and markings. While the common wasp is usually to blame for spoiling the fun, there are actually three other common species to add to the list - the red wasp, the tree wasp and the accidentally introduced Saxon wasp or DolichovespulaSaxonia. They are all about the size of a paper clip and they will all sting you. What they all have in common is the ability to spoil a BBQ however they are not all bad as they can have a positive impact on the ecosystem. Wasps prefer to feed on caterpillars and other common garden pests. This can…
Wasps Nest Removal.
Thursday 4th June 2020
WHY DO WE TREAT WASP NESTS Wasps are one of Britain's most feared and potentially aggressive pests, wasps are known for unprovoked attacks and stings. The reality is that wasp usually only attack when it feels under threat. When a wasp is in distress the wasp emits a pheromone that causes other nearby members of the nest to come and protect the wasp. A wasp sting can be very painful and if you are sensitive to a wasp sting it could send you into anaphylaxis - a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Having a wasp nest in close proximity to your house or business will lead to a nuisance during the summer months when we want to enjoy the outdoors. Is it a wasp nest? There is…