Local Pest Control Services
The Asian Hornet makes its way to Scotland
It has been big news in the pest services industry of late that the Asian Hornet has somehow managed to make its way to our neighbours, Scotland. We here at MJ Backhouse, were shocked to hear that, however most won’t understand the impact of this pest landing so close.
Whilst there are no public health risks associated with the Asian Hornet, they are a serious predator of honey bees and other pollinators which have recently become established in Europe. The Asian Hornets were first identified in the United Kingdom, late 2016, however, the outbreak was dealt with and no further sights have been reported since now. The Scottish Government have confirmed that even though just one Asian Hornet has been found, they have placed traps in the area and have alerted the pest control industry and beekeepers in particularly to be vigilant for this species.
The discovery of the Asian Hornet was found in a supermarket distribution centre in Scotland. What this find suggests is that pest control companies need to remain vigilant for this invasive pest. Last years outbreak, in Gloucester was contained by the Government’s speedy response and the fast reporting from the public. The only way in which we can put a stop to this pest becoming established in the UK is to continue with the rapid responses when one is spotted. The assistance of the pest control industry is vital, particularly for early inception and reporting.
It is around this time of year, when the Asian Hornet Queen’s begin to emerge from hibernation and therefore the public need to intercept them before any nests get built.
Should you think you have encountered an Asian Hornet, it is vital to give an established pest control company a call. We here at MJ Backhouse can certainly help. If you want to discuss anything in this article, or would like assistance with any other pest issue that you may be facing, please give one of our friendly team a call.
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