I went to a wasp nest job on a horse farm just north of Hungerford recently. Nothing that unusual about this as for the last few weeks I have been just about everywhere in Berkshire dealing with wasps nests – hence few blogs as we have been so busy with the Yellow Army!
Anyway, I had a couple of nests to attend to on the farm, the owner of which was one of those really straight talking no nonsense Aussies – a real great guy who was full of complements about our quick response to his call (from call to visit was just over an hour). One nest was a ground nest in the field which had badly stung a prize horse on the face, and one in a mobile home which was about to be used for a riding academy, so a huge wasp nest in one of the bedrooms was not really going to make anybody happy.
He had bought a can down the DIY store to have a go himself, but when he opened the door and saw this nest, he changed his mind pretty quickly! I must admit it was pretty scary as there is not much room in these caravan so get out and they were pretty cross about everything, but I did the job and all was fine.
After taking off my suit, I popped into the yard to bid farewell, when Russ, the client, said in that great Aussie accent “Hey mate, do you do rats too?” to which I reply of course we do, ” Well we have some bloody giant rats here mate, do you think you can sort them?”. Always up for a challenge, I said “No worries, show me where they are”.
Well you could have knocked me over with a feather as when we walked around the corner of the shed, there facing me are 3 Wallaby’s!
Of course all the stable hands must have seen this type of show before, and were rolling around laughing at the shocked look on my face! I had to go and get the camera as nobody would ever believe me.
Its days like this that make doing this job truly fun – great clients and a good laugh. I cant wait to go up and visit again as the whole place had such a good atmosphere and a buzz (forgive the pun!).
If you have giant rats, contact us now so we can deal with them – we even deal with smaller rats and mice too! Or of course any pest problem!