A friend lives on a housing estate that is infested with mice, so she bought some traps to catch any that stray into her house. The instructions on the box recommend baiting the traps with peanut butter or chocolate. Not having peanut butter, she decided to raid her daughter's stash [...]
Good news! The winter months are finally over in the northern hemisphere, which means spring is finally here! It's time to put those big winter coats away and start preparing for warmer temperatures and outdoor living
However, although the weather is starting to change for the better, common springtime pests will [...]
According to the consulting firm McKinsey, the economic impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) could reach USD$11.1 trillion by 2025. Something very big is clearly happening – but what exactly does this mean for the food supply chain and disciplines like food safety? Are opportunities being grasped, or [...]
For businesses, particularly those operating within the food industry, flies can be a big concern. These insects are known to spread over 200 different pathogens. Not only can this conflict with food safety standards, but it also puts both your staff and customers at risk.
On average, businesses across the globe [...]
Whilst in theory a pair of rats could produce nearly half a billion descendants in just three years, in reality, this would never happen.
It is true that a rodent infestation can spiral out of control if ignored. However, there are far too many factors like the scarcity of food and [...]