What a total washout "Flaming June" was, days on end of torrential rain & gale force winds. The wet weather has kept moles active near the surface and I have had steady work trapping moles since the spring.
Rabbits have been breeding like..... rabbits. I caught nearly 30 in one unfortunate lady's garden recently but this is just "firefighting", the time for serious rabbit control is during the winter months when serious inroads can be made in the breeding population.
Squirrels continue locally to make serious nuisances of themselves despite the wet weather. They are susceptible to cold, wet weather & will spend rainy days tucked up in their dreys but as soon as the sun comes out they come out as well to make mischief. I had a "first" recently with squirrels, catching two youngsters in one Mk4 Fenn trap which I had set to apprehend a family that were wreaking havoc in the roof of a local office.
The flooding appears to have driven quite a lot of rodents (especially rats) into buildings earlier than usual, if the amount of "Rat Jobs" I have at present is anything to go by. Night after night of rats running riot in your roof space is not condusive to a good night's sleep but they can usually be sorted out reasonably quickly with a mixture of traps and anti-coagulant bait.
This time last year I was treating several wasp nests a day, so far this year I have treated one and that was just the queen and a handful of workers, not a big, active nest by any means.
I have lost count of the number of people who have rung me to say they've got wasps, these have invariably turned out to be either masonry bees, bumble bees or feral honey bees and I have talked them out of a fatal treatment. Contrary to popular belief bees aren't protected but they are in serious decline and if possible they should not be harmed. I have re-located several bumble bee nests, when leaving them where they were wasn't an option but one lot was dug out by a badger after anyway.
Hopefully summer proper will soon be with us and all the buzzing, biting critters will be out in force.... but I'm not holding my breath.