Is the plague of the ‘Super-Rat’ heading for Britain?
Jul10

Is the plague of the ‘Super-Rat’ heading for Britain?

Rodent infestations, especially rats, have been causing problems for many years, yet since the 1950’s, we have accepted that pesticides that introduce anti-coagulants into the rat’s bloodstream, which will can kill the rat in under two weeks, are controlling the problem. Recent studies into the “Super Rat” infestation are starting to show a different story, showing that these rodents may be becoming immune to these traditional forms...

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5 Best Ways for Getting Rid of Flies
May13

5 Best Ways for Getting Rid of Flies

In addition to being annoying and unwanted, flies have the potential for causing harm to people and surroundings. They may carry diseases such as Salmonella Enteritidis, typhoid and paratyphoid, anthrax and tuberculosis, as well as the bacteria which could lead to food poisoning. For these reasons many feel that pest control is necessary when it comes to flies. There are a number of techniques that pest control specialists, such as...

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Which World Cities Have the Worst Pest Problems?
Mar20

Which World Cities Have the Worst Pest Problems?

A recent survey carried out by the BPCA reported that areas in London came top for having the worst pest infestation problems in the UK. Worst in the UK The London Borough of Tower Hamlets came top in three pest categories in the UK with the worst pest infestations of mice, cockroaches and bed bugs reported. Pest infestation is not just a major problem for residents in the UK; cities across the globe have reported a dramatic increase...

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3 of the Most Infamous International Pests
Dec16

3 of the Most Infamous International Pests

Recent reports of a man finding a four metre long carpet snake inside his spare room has shocked residents in Queensland. Although the carpet snake is harmless, it could be mistaken for any of Australia’s deadliest species. The Eastern Brown snake, on the other hand, is extremely dangerous and causes a huge threat in rural parts of Australia. The Eastern Brown snake The Eastern Brown snake, part of the brown snake species, is...

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The Tube Spider Invasion: Everything You Need to Know
Nov18

The Tube Spider Invasion: Everything You Need to Know

They have often been seen lurking in Britain, particularly towards the end of the year. What do they look like? Said to feast on other smaller spiders, cockroaches, bees, wasps and moths (as well as their own mothers!), this 6 eyed, thick haired, black bodied spider can be identified by its distinctly menacing and shining green fangs. Ranging from 1.5cm – 2.2cm wide, these nocturnal spiders are one of the largest species of spider in...

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Everything You Need to Know About Hornets
Sep02

Everything You Need to Know About Hornets

Although they will only sting if they feel threatened, hornets can be very dangerous insects and, unlike bees, they do not die after they sting. Hornets are significantly larger than other insects such as bees or wasps and have distinct black and white rings on their body. Their colonies can range dramatically in size, with the queen being able to give birth to 1000 – 30,000 offspring (although this number is dependent on her...

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