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Rat Control: The Daily Life Of A Rat

Rat Control: The Daily Life Of A Rat

When it comes to rats and mice their day to day life is defined by a 24 hour pattern also known as the circadian rhythm. Rats leave their nests for three reasons, food, water and breeding. Rats are nocturnal so the time they spend away from their nest is generally...

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DIY Bed Bug Treatments: Do They Work?

DIY Bed Bug Treatments: Do They Work?

While DIY bed bug treatment is not something most people want to try there will be some avid DIYers out there that will want to give it ago. Following DIY tips for bed bug treatment wont fully eliminate the bed bugs from your home however they will help significantly...

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How Wasps Behave In The Autumn Months

How Wasps Behave In The Autumn Months

For us humans the Autumn months are the worst for wasps as this when both the wasps and their nest become more troublesome. People get stung more often during the autumn and treatment for the sting also take longer to work. This is because the wasp’s behavior starts...

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Bird Netting In Bristol

Bird Netting In Bristol

Bristol and the surrounding areas all experience a large number of pest bird populations. Gulls and Pigeons cause a vast amount of damage to buildings and can cause serious problems by fouling into air conditioning units on top of roofs. Pigeon and Gull guano can also...

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Why do wasps become aggressive?

Why do wasps become aggressive?

What Causes Wasps To Act Aggressively? There are many reasons why wasps will act aggressively to humans, but the main reason is if they feel that they or their nest is under attack. In the summer months, many people get stung by wasps while mowing their lawns, as they...

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Wasp FAQ’s – Your Wasp Questions Answered

Wasp FAQ’s – Your Wasp Questions Answered

Are Bees And Wasps Related? Wasps and bees both belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. It is thought then bees have descended from the wasp! Is There Any Point In Wasps? Despite their bad reputation wasps are actually helpful pollinators and good pest controllers...

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5 Ways To Keep Wasps Away From Your Property

5 Ways To Keep Wasps Away From Your Property

Wasps and bees have many differences the main one being that bees feed their larvae pollen, and wasps feed their larvae insects. So, this actually makes wasps really good to have around your garden as they help control other insects. National Geographic revealed that...

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Wasp Nests: Identification and Removal

Wasp Nests: Identification and Removal

If you notice a large number of wasps that seem to be focused in one particular area then it is likely that there is a wasp nest nearby. Unlike bees’ wasps are a very unwelcome pest in any garden or home, this tends to be because they are much more aggressive then...

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House Fly Control

House Fly Control

Having flies in your home can be very annoying and you may spend 10 or so minutes chasing them around with a fly swatter, this is fairly effective when their numbers are low, however if you are dealing with a larger fly problem then this won't be enough! You need to...

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Wasp Season Is On It’s Way!

Wasp Season Is On It’s Way!

If you have been out and about recently you may have noticed the odd wasp, these a more than likely the fertile queen wasps on the hunt to find a suitable place to nest for the year! Life Cycle During the spring when the weather starts to warm up the queen wasp will...

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Bed Bug Infestations

Bed Bug Infestations

This is an extremely common pest, its success, in part, is due to the increased popularity of buying second hand furniture allowing them to easily travel and it is also thought they have built up a tolerance to certain pesticides! How Do They Get in Your House? Bed...

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Rodent Borne Diseases

Rodent Borne Diseases

A bite or scratch from a rat can result in rat bite fever and disease. Rat urine is also known to spread leptospirosis which can lead to kidney and liver damage. A viral infectious disease known as Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCMV) can be transmitted via the urine...

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Where Do Rats Come From?

Rats are members of the rodent family, this a huge group of mammals made up of over 2000 different species that can be found in different habitats worldwide. One thing that all rodents have in common is the ability to gnaw. Rodents get their name from the Latin word...

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How Do Rats Survive the Winter Months?

How Do Rats Survive the Winter Months?

Rats top the list of the most hated pests. They are dirty, carry disease, bacteria, parasites and they bite! When they infest homes and businesses, they cause damage and contaminate food. Pest controllers are constantly at work trying to keep rats under control,...

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Mouse Control – How to identify and treat mice infestations

Mouse Control – How to identify and treat mice infestations

Mouse control is essential when the winter months start to draw in as mice find their way into buildings as the weather gets cooler. They are seeking a warm and sheltered place to nest and find food. You can identify a mouse by their light brown or grey fur, small...

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