Cockroaches are known to be the most ancient insects to walk the planet, and they also happen to be the most stubborn to kill off. They contaminate substances, spread diseases and breed in unhygienic areas. It is important to understand how to spot the signs of a cockroach infestation, and how to get rid of cockroaches that pose health risks in your home.
Discover the reasons why bugs are so fond of infesting basements and pick up a few good tips on how to pest proof your basement.
When was the last time you were offered a chocolate covered grasshopper? They are real you know. I remember when I was a kid in elementary school and a student brought them in. I never asked where they came from and never accepted the offer – but he absolutely loved eating those things. Eating insects is actually [...]
2012 saw the driest March since 1953, the wettest April on record and a washout summer. This meant unpredictability (and sometimes misery) for human populations, but what about the other animals that inhabit our homes and gardens? Some pests thrived in these conditions whilst others have seen their numbers dwindle. Below is Rentokil’s take on [...]
There is a saying that a few bad ones ruin it for the rest, and this is true for the cockroach kingdom. There are about 4,300 identified species of cockroach but less than 30 of these are considered pests. Britain has three small native cockroaches, the tawny cockroach, Ectobius pallidus, the lesser cockroach, E. panzeri and the [...]