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The Return of the Ants

This time of year, one tiny creature reappears and begins to cause problems in our gardens – and sometimes indoors, too. This creature seems small and harmless, but in large numbers it can cause issues. And even one can bite. If you hadn’t already seen the title for this post, the humble ant might be…

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What to do about ants in the house

Garden ants have been seen inside houses and kitchen surprisingly often so far this year: even when it was snowing we were getting calls about ant problems. When the weather warms up then the ants will get more active and their numbers will increase, so we think a lot of people will get ant problems…

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Can Masonry Bees Damage Your Home?

We’ve all heard of honey bees, but did you know there are over 250 species of the humble bee buzzing around the UK each year? Few of us could identify more than one or two of them. However, the masonry bee is one you might want to know more about. Masonry bees are so called…

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The Importance of Pest Control in Farming

Exciting week this week  – we were interviewed on national BBC radio about the importance of pest control in farming. We got a chance to explain our pest control work on farms on Farming Today on BBC Radio 4 on Monday. This programme goes out at 5:45am and we were on right at the beginning.…

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Could You Spot a Bite from a Bird Mite?

Insect bites are frustrating, and something most of us will experience at one time or another. Some insects and pests cause problems at certain times of the year and not others. April marks the start of a six-month period where bird mites can become problematic for some people. There is a greater chance of being…

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The House Flies are About to Return

With snow still lying on the ground in some areas and the threat of snow showers seeming to last longer this year, house flies are probably the furthest thing from your mind. Yet March is the beginning of a broadly six-month season that sees these flies making a nuisance of themselves inside and outside the…

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Home Checks are Vital After the Beast from the East

While Scotland is still experiencing snow, the worst of the so-called Beast from the East seems to have passed. However, while many places will have dealt with more snow than they’ve seen for years, people living across the country would be well-advised to check their properties once the temperatures start to rise again. When it…

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Rabbit Pest Problems: Is Prevention Better Than Cure?

Prevention is always going to be better than getting to grips with a problem once it establishes itself. This applies just as readily to rabbits appearing in your garden as it does to any other pest you might encounter. Adult rabbits can make a nuisance of themselves during the winter months, especially if they need…

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Be Ready for Blue Bottles in Your Chimney This Summer

It hardly feels as though summer is on the way just yet, but this is the time of year to be aware of potential problems in your chimney. From March through until September, blue bottles can cause an issue. Birds will find all sorts of places to nest, including chimneys if they can access them.…

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Spring Cleaning: The Best Time to Spot Pests Indoors

Cleaning is a necessary part of life and something we all do throughout the year. Spring cleaning, however, is a more in-depth clean to spruce up and clean the entire house before the better weather arrives. It also gives us a chance to spot any signs of pests that might be unknowingly sharing our properties…

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