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Giant wasp nest found in abandoned loft

Giant wasp nest found in abandoned loft

Peterborough Pest Control A giant nest built by up to 10,000 stinging wasps have been discovered in an abandoned loft space. The nest was allowed to reach close to its maximum size because the property in question, in the sleepy country village of Pipewell in Northamptonshire, has been unoccupied for several years. The nest is… Continue Reading

The growing problem of rodents – and what to do about rats and mice

The growing problem of rodents – and what to do about rats and mice

The milder winters we are experiencing in the UK spell increasing problems with pests say experts, and in particular rats and mice. Pest control companies across England, Wales and Scotland are reporting record numbers of call-outs for rodents, which head indoors in the colder months as they seek shelter. And with rats sexually mature in… Continue Reading

Bed bugs that are allowed to feed far more likely to survive insecticide treatment

Bed bugs that are allowed to feed far more likely to survive insecticide treatment

New research indicates that bed bugs are far more likely to survive a dousing with insecticide if they can take a blood meal afterwards. Numerous laboratory tests in the UK and beyond have looked into how effective insecticides are when they are applied to resistant and non resistant strain bed bed bugs.  However, most have… Continue Reading

Ten million dust mites in your bed

Ten million dust mites in your bed

A grisly video has been released that graphically illustrates how your bed could be infested with dust mites. The footage, filmed under a high power microscrope camera by technicians at Ohio State University in the United States, shows thousands of ugly mites crawling on top of each other and in and out of their own… Continue Reading

Disastrous Attempt At DIY Bed Bug Heat Treatment Burns Down Entire Apartment Block

Disastrous Attempt At DIY Bed Bug Heat Treatment Burns Down Entire Apartment Block

Pest Controllers who deal with bed bugs every day know all about the psychological effects they can cause, including extreme stress and sleep deprivation. However, a woman in the United States became so desperate she took matters into own hands, and ended up burning down an entire 48-unit apartment block. Sherry Young first became aware… Continue Reading

Official: Pests Put Off House Buyers

Official: Pests Put Off House Buyers

A survey has revealed that evidence of pests is a huge factor in putting people off buying a new property. SellingUp’s new report shows that over 40% of potential buyers would be put off submitting an offer if they saw mouse traps or signs of mouse droppings on their property viewing. Nearly a quarter would… Continue Reading

How to deal with rats and mice

How to deal with rats and mice

It’s that time of year when mice and rats become very tempted by the warmth and shelter humans have on offer in and around their homes. Colin Campbell of Pest Professionals is on hand with advice on how to deal with rats and mice.   Britain is home to 14 species of rodent, and we come… Continue Reading

Human Plague Death In United States

Human Plague Death In United States

Four cases of plague have been confirmed in the US state of New Mexico. The state’s Department of Health has confirmed a second case of human plague in Santa Fe County, in a 73-year-old lady. The lady was hospitalised, but is recovering. In the first case a 52-year-old woman died. The other two cases involved… Continue Reading

Wasps: The Sugar Rush Is On!

Wasps: The Sugar Rush Is On!

If you have been doing any out-door socialising over the last few days you will probably have noticed wasps appearing and paying rather too much attention to your drinks and food. The life of a wasp colony can be divided into four stages, and their recent appearance in numbers represents a change in behaviour for… Continue Reading

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