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It’s starting to get cold. Really cold. And that means my exposure to the outdoors is limited to the scurry between my front door and my car. We all turn to the indoors when it gets cold and we’re not the only ones: rats and mice do the same thing. In fact, since the end of summer we’ve seen an 18% rise nationally in the number of commercial call outs we’ve had for rodents.
12,000ft in the air, the world looked miniscule. Mountains were made to look like ant hills, entire fields momentarily shrunken to a checkerboard of green. This is what an eagle or Jay-Z must feel like all the time, either way I was ruler of the world for 45 whole seconds. It’s easy to understand where birds get their god complex from. The reason they think it’s alright to waltz into a restaurant, stare at you while you’re eating your lunch in the park, why they think they can get closer to you than that one persistent sleaze at every party. It’s because they think, they own you. You know the ones. Pigeons. And they’re not wrong. They know that we know that they’re disease-ridden and they embrace this power. This isn’t just me being dramatic either. At the risk of sounding like the ad for movie piracy – you wouldn’t pet a rat. Why would you pet a pigeon? Pigeons are the rats of the sky.
At Rentokil we think some pests are good. Lady bugs for instance… they’ll protect your roses from aphids, keep away scale, devour garden mites and look like a Volkswagen Beetle with a great paint job. It turns out we all like to connect with nature – it goes back to the cave man days when [...]
Although spiders may not be the most handsome of insects not all of them are a hindrance to our lives. Daddy long legs for instance aren’t harmful to humans despite the stubborn stance of my friends. In fact, a single spider feeds on 2000 insects every year, frankly a big favour to my friends!
A flurry of news stories have been published across the world today citing termites as the cause of south-west Africa’s ‘footprints of the gods’ or ‘fairy circles’. Professor Norbert Juergens, an ecologist from the University of Hamburg, conducted 40 field trips in the Namib Desert where he surveyed the area around and under the circles. [...]