Looking like something out of a low-budget sci-fi movie and much more terrifying than any ordinary bed bug, spider crickets have been terrorising homes across the US. If you wanted more information on these creepy beasties, you’ve come to the right place. If you dare, take a peek at this video to see spider crickets in action:Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 12:21 pm | Bed Bugs, Uncategorized
No matter where you live, there’s a chance that you might have to deal with household pests at some point. Even if you try and keep everything clean, bugs, rodents, and other pests can still make their way into your house. Whether they’re looking for shelter, a warm place to nest, or scouting out a food source – pests can be an expensive nuisance.
There are a few main ways to keep pests out of your house:
- Understand their biology, like what they eat and what might draw them into your home
- Use traps and deterrents, such as natural deterrents like copper for snails or peppermint oil for mice and bugs
- Use preventative methods such as sealing any possible points of entry
Read on to learn more about the traps, deterrents and other methods of prevention to help keep your home critter (and squeak) free!
Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 10:48 am | Bats, Bees and Wasps, Rodents
Pests are generally considered to be any animal or plant that can potentially be harmful to humans, their food or their living conditions. This can include animals which:
- Carries disease-causing parasites
- Attack and eat crops and vegetables
- Damage food kept in storage either by eating or contaminating it
- Attack livestock or carry diseases that affect livestock
- Damage clothing and fabric for example moths or silverfish
- Cause damage to buildings and structures such as woodworm
- Bite or sting humans
It can be quite hard to identify pests. Something we might ordinarily consider a pest my not actually be so, whilst some of the creatures we are most fond of cause more damage than we think.
Here we identify what should be considered a pest, a nuisance or a surprisingly beneficial creature.Thursday, March 30th, 2017 | 12:45 pm | Bees and Wasps, Rodents, Uncategorized
Identifying a wasp nest early is an important skill to have if you want to prevent wasp stings which are painful, or can even lead to allergic reactions in the worst cases. Wasps can really be the bane of the spring and summer months, especially if there’s a nest in your property, or very close by.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can look out for to ensure you prevent this from happening. A single wasp nest can contain thousands of wasps, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the tell-tale signs so that you can eliminate the pests before the problem escalates.Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 3:09 pm | Bees and Wasps
Mickey Mouse may be very entertaining on screen, but when you find mice and rats in your own home, it is often not quite so funny. Mice and rats can also create health and safety hazards, so they need to be dealt with quickly and effectively.
You may not wish to kill them with poison for obvious reasons. First and namely, is out of humanity, but another less important reason (although for health and safety reason, can end up causing an issue) is that they can create problems such as odour and mould if they get caught in unreachable places in your home and start to decompose.Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 | 2:27 pm | Rodents