A Day in the Life of Pestcatcher Pest Control Swindon: Tackling Bed Bugs, Wasps, and Bees

In the pest control industry, every day presents a unique set of challenges. Today, we tackled three different types of pests: bed bugs, wasps, and bees. Here’s a glimpse into our busy day and the steps we took to ensure our clients could sleep soundly and enjoy their homes without unwanted guests.

Job 1: Battling Bed Bugs

Our first call of the day took us to a property where the homeowners had noticed mysterious bites and itchy welts on their skin. Bed bugs, those tiny nocturnal nuisances, had invaded their sanctuary.

Inspection and Identification: Upon arrival, we conducted a thorough inspection. Bed bugs are experts at hiding in crevices, mattress seams, and even electrical outlets. Using a combination of visual inspection and detection tools, we confirmed the presence of these pests.

Treatment: We opted for a comprehensive treatment plan. First, we meticulously treated the affected areas with a safe yet effective insecticide.

Prevention Tips: To prevent future infestations, we advised the homeowners to:

  • Regularly inspect their bedding and furniture.
  • Reduce clutter where bed bugs can hide.
  • Wash and heat-dry their bed linens regularly.

Job 2: Wrangling Wasps

Our second job brought us to a residential property with a wasps nest within the shed in the rear of the garden. Wasps can be aggressive, especially when they feel their nest is threatened.

Inspection and Identification: We carefully approached the site and identified the species of wasp.

Treatment: Equipped with protective gear, we used a specialized powder insecticide to treat the nest from a safe distance. After ensuring that all wasps were neutralized, we removed the nest and disposed of it properly.

Prevention Tips: For wasp prevention, we recommended:

  • Regularly inspecting the property for early signs of nests.
  • Sealing cracks and crevices where wasps might build nests.
  • Keeping food and sugary drinks covered, especially outdoors.

Job 3: Befriending Bees

Bee Control

Our final job of the day was a bit more delicate. A family had flies coming down from a unused chimney after a bit of head scratching and with the use of our chimney brushes we removed a old bees nest from the stack no bees were present but there was honey hence the fruit flies  Unlike wasps, bees are generally non-aggressive and are crucial pollinators, so our approach needed to be gentle and environmentally conscious.

Prevention Tips: To prevent bees from setting up home again, we suggested:

  • Planting bee-friendly flowers away from high-traffic areas.
  • Providing water sources for bees at a distance from living spaces.
  • Consulting a beekeeper at the first sign of a new swarm.


Today’s diverse challenges with bed bugs, wasps, and bees showcase the variety and importance of pest control work. Whether it’s eradicating pests or relocating them safely, our goal is always to protect our clients and the environment. If you suspect a pest problem in your home or business, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you reclaim your space and peace of mind.