Streaked Bombardier Beetles halts Big Building!

It’s not every day that a humble insect of diminutive stature (albeit with the ability to fire a noxious hot liquid from its abdomen) can bring a construction site to an abrupt halt for a period of 6 months…But this is precisely what the colourful Streaked Bombardier Beetle did. A beetle so rare it’s thought…
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Spider Horror Shuts Schools

Disturbing news in the last week that False Widow Spiders, the UK’s most poisonous arachnid have infested four London schools, closing them down for up to four weeks has been received with understandable concern. These spiders with their dark-coloured, globular bodies range from 9.5 to 14 mm in size.  They will bite if mishandled or…
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Bird Proofing for Solar Panels

Why are Pest Birds Attracted to Solar Panels? Solar panelling is a perfect nesting or roosting site, providing shelter and warmth for pigeons and other pest birds. The birds can build their nest under the panel bringing debris, mites and noise as well as fouling the area and the solar panel surface with their droppings….
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Back to school. The rise of the toxic caterpillar in London and beyond

Their breeding ground was initially London but now the oak processionary moth is responsible for causing severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks further afield as they spread in large numbers outside of the capital. The larvae of the oak processionary moth sheds long white toxic hairs which cause a number of alarming health problems including…
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‘Bed Bug Registry’ of real concern to UK hotel industry

A US and Canada initiative designed to alert travellers to the hotels with the most bed bug infestations is, according to Ralph Izod, MD of Dyno-Pest of real concern to the UK hotel industry. The Bed Bug registry compiles reports of bed bug sightings at hotels around the U.S. and Canada. In the top 10…
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