Pests To Watch Out For In April

April showers bring not only May flowers but also a flurry of pests that could invade your home and garden. While some insects start to emerge with the warming weather, it’s essential to recognise which ones you might encounter and how to prevent unwanted visitors. Here’s your guide to five common pests to watch out for in April, along with helpful prevention tips to keep them at bay.


Bees are crucial pollinators for our ecosystem, but when they decide to set up a hive near or in your home, they can become a nuisance or even a safety concern. Look for signs of bee activity, such as increased insect traffic near a particular area or the presence of a nest. We have a pesticide-free solution to removing bees. We physically remove and rehome them to hives located in the Suffolk countryside. This is our preferred method of bee removal and we travel all over the UK. Do call us for more information on bee removal and we would be delighted to chat through your options.

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Similar to bees, queen wasps become active in April and may start building nests in various crevices around your home. Unlike bees, wasps tend to be more aggressive and can sting multiple times, making them a significant concern, especially if anyone is allergic. You can find out more about wasps here – Wasp Nest Removal

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Cluster Flies

These flies become noticeable when they emerge from their hibernation spots within your home. Cluster flies are slow-moving and often found near windows. Though they are not harmful, cluster flies can be irritating and a sign of other underlying issues. To find out more about cluster flies follow the link – How to get rid of Cluster Flies

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Clothes Moths

With the change in season, you might be storing away your winter clothing, which can attract clothes moths. These pests feed on natural fibres, causing damage to garments. Keep an eye on your clothes storage, hoover regularly, and consider using protective coverings on clothes containing natural materials (wool, silk, etc) . To find out more about Moth control please follow the link – Moth Pest Control

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Ants will start their quest for food as the ground warms up. That food could be in your kitchen. Ants leave scent trails for others to follow, so if you see one, there are likely many more scouting for goodies in your home. To find out more about treating ants you can follow the link here – Ant Control

Ants in home in April

Prevention Tips for pests in April

Inspect your home: Be proactive and inspect the outside of your home for any gaps, cracks, or crevices. Seal any openings to prevent entry.

Maintain your garden: Keep shrubs and tree branches trimmed back from your house. This reduces “bridges” that pests use to easily access your home.

Food storage: Keep food in sealed containers and dispose of rubbish regularly. Good kitchen hygiene can prevent ant infestations.

Regular cleaning: Vacuum regularly and clean up spills promptly. This eliminates potential food sources and removes any early scent trails left by scouts.

Professional help: When in doubt, or when dealing with an active infestation, it may be best to call in pest control professionals. They can safely remove hives, colonies, or nests and deal with an infestation before it gets out of hand. By following these tips and being vigilant about pest activity, you can enjoy the spring without the extra company of these common pests to watch out for in April. Remember, the key to effective pest control is prevention, so start protecting your home today.