Introducing the Pest Partners characters…
We are pleased to introduce the newest members of the Pest Partners team – these animated creatures which will be used in some of our future Pest Partners resources:
We haven’t decided on names for the creatures yet – keep an eye on our Twitter account when we will give you the opportunity to have your say!
We now have more than 1400 data entries, with significantly more moth activity reported and a greater number of beetle larvae seen. Sadly, spiders are still getting caught in the traps – we haven’t found any way to prevent them being attracted to prey already stuck on the sticky surface. The high numbers of woodlice, booklice and silverfish are a worrying indication that collection areas are suffering from high humidity and a few wood-boring weevils, plaster beetles and fungus beetles have added weight to this.
Pest Partners will be adding in their final trap data in the next few days and we will be working with them to consider the results and plan protection for the collection ready for the spring emergence next year.
To view the data from the above table in another format – download the table in an excel document.
Look out for interesting data about the pests of the South West early next year, and news of more useful resources for everyone.