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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Rapid rise of the super flea – pest controllers braced for ‘massive influx of calls’

Experts are warning that billions of super-fleas are about to invade UK homes and hotels. ‘The recent hot and humid weather, with lots of thunderstorms, has created ideal breeding conditions for the insects. The males, known as ‘super-fleas’, have penises 2.5 times the length of their body. They are becoming increasingly resistant to insecticides and…
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One day I’ll fly away…

It’s that time of year when flying insects whirr into action with a vengeance. Flies, fruit flies, wasps, mosquitoes, beetles, ladybirds, moths and more make their presence well and truly felt. For some businesses, relying on ‘spray and pray and the problem will go away’ or simply ignoring the flying insect problem until it becomes…
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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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