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Have you ever wondered why bees swarm? The deBugged blog explores the reasons behind the natural bee phenomena.
I first became interested in beekeeping when I was working as a pest controller around two years ago. A local friend who kept bees as a hobby took me on my first swarm collection, and it was so interesting and educational I looked into buying hives and bee’s etc, but the initial cost would be [...]
Happy Hallowe’en everyone! If you are out trick or treating tonight check out these darling little horrors for costume inspiration. Traditionally hallowe’en costumes have focused on the theme of witches, vampires, devils, ghosts, bats and spiders but more recently it seems like anything goes. This tiny super hero will be sure to see off any baddie [...]
Every summer US homeowners and businesses fight a battle against yellow-jackets and ants nesting on their property. Although humans are well equipped to win the battle of the wasps and ants, the war is fought on many fronts and the insect community must provide its own defences. A honey-bee colony can be decimated by an [...]
Welcome to what I hope will be a series of irregularly timed posts examining the truth behind various well worn ‘facts’ relating to urban pests. So, if you have ever wondered how exactly a cockroach could ever survive a nuclear holocaust, how ‘dry rot’ can be a fungus and grow without water or how a [...]