How do insects cope in a heat wave?

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Everyone hopes for good weather but when we experience a heat wave it’s not long before we start to flock back indoors to welcome the cooler shade. And insects are no different. Rising temperatures pave the way for heightened activity As insects are cold blooded they thrive in warmer weather. Mild springs can lead to… Read more »

How to spider proof your home

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House spiders can be pretty large and can cause a nuisance in anyone`s home. They have the ability to bite, but they are not very dangerous for humans because they do not have venom. House spiders are not aggressive, but they can sometimes leave a painful bite which can cause swelling and redness around the… Read more »

How to keep pets safe from rodent control

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Prevention of rodent infestation is an issue that the human race has faced for over 6 centuries. In the 14th century, Europe and Asia were affected by Black Death (bubonic plague) which killed millions of people. Although such plagues are not seen today, this doesn’t mean that they can’t occur on a micro level. Although… Read more »

A guide to black ant pests

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There are many different species of ants, but when it comes to ants that are found in households, we are usually talking about the carpenter and black ants. Black ants, also known as black garden ants, can cause a lot of frustration with homeowners because they are difficult to eliminate once they settle in the… Read more »

What Types Of Diseases Do Mice Carry?

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Rodents are pretty prolific. Across the globe there are around 2,200 species and they can be found on every continent (Antarctica is the only exception). They can live in many different habitats and they can reproduce quickly and in high numbers. Some of them, especially mice and rats, have adjusted their way of life to… Read more »

How quickly can bed bugs spread?

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Bed bugs are one of the worst pests! They thrive by sucking blood from human hosts. They are nocturnal creatures which mean that they feast on our blood when we sleep. Even though they can’t pass serious disease to humans, their bites and their presence, in general, can lead to allergic reactions. In addition, their… Read more »

Winter spider season – How to protect your house

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There are many people that dislike spiders and some even develop phobias about them. For these people, the start of winter is one of the worst periods because this is the time of the year when spiders and other insects start visiting our homes more frequently. Many people call this season the winter spider season… Read more »

A guide to bugs and insects that sting or bite

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You can find bugs that bite or sting all year around in the UK. Here is a quick guide: Bees There are two basic types of bees in the UK – bumble bees and honey bees. Bumblebees can sting the victim numerous times and honey bees will sting you once and leave the sting inside… Read more »

How do mice enter homes?

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Mice are one of the most commonly found pests in homes all over the UK. Even though they are more common in urban areas, it is not unusual to find them in more rural areas as well. One of the ways to keep your home safe from mice is to find out how they are… Read more »