Does hot weather really attract more rats?

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While the UK sizzled in this summer’s heatwave there was some speculation that the country would be plagued by rats as a result. So is that the case? Does hot weather spell rat infestations? Not surprisingly a short spell of hot weather is not suddenly going to lead to a sudden, dramatic surge in the… Read more »

Why are horse fly bites dangerous?

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Of all the insects that can cause us to be on high alert for fear of getting bitten the horse fly continually creeps up the scale. And it’s not without good reason, as many people unfortunate enough to have suffered a horse fly bite can tell you. What is a horse fly? Horse flies are… Read more »

Do you need help to defeat an army of ants?

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Thanks to the cooler British climate, ants are not too much of a problem in this country – however when these small black critters make their way indoors they do so in numbers. During those brief months of summer when the sun breaks through and warms our streets and homes, ants can still be a… Read more »

What do I do if my neighbour has a pest problem?

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Good neighbours can make all the difference when it comes to a happy home – but what if your neighbours are pests? Yes we mean real pests –what if sitting on the other side of the garden fence is a colony of rats, a wasp’s nest or an out of control insect infestation? Obviously if… Read more »

New year, new start – tips for a cleaner home

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Many household pests are attracted by dirt – more specifically food waste – so a good way to keep bugs at bay is by blitzing the house with a new year super clean. While most people don’t relish the thought of cleaning the house, it is essential to maintain a certain standard of living. The… Read more »

Don’t let unwanted critters share your festive treats

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Tiny bugs sharing our Christmas treats? It’s not something that we like to think about but it could be a problem all the same as insects can infest stored food. Being aware of the problem and knowing how to spot the signs of stored product insects is the first line of defence – and will… Read more »

Carpet beetles and what you need to be aware of

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Carpet beetles – they sounds like pretty serious invaders, but if you are picturing substantial shiny black visitors think again. Measuring just 3mm – these textile-loving insects are miniscule and coloured white and black. On account of their tiny stature, they are also incredibly difficult to spot. Should you be unlucky enough to suffer an… Read more »