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How to Swat a Fly

If a fly had a career it would be a racing car driver. The annoying pest can change course in as little as 30 thousandths of a second and nearly has a 360 degree field of vision, making swotting one close to becoming an Olympic sport. The lenses in house flies’ eyes have a fixed [...]

Pest Control Through the Ages

The first recorded instance of pest control dates from around 2500BC when the Sumerians used sulphur to control insects. In 1000BC Homer, the Greek poet, also described its use for getting rid of house pests and much later the Romans used sulphur to protect their crops from pests. There was very little knowledge about the [...]