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.
Mice are present in numbers in every town or city, and will readily explore new areas. This will include office premises where even the smallest amount of food is enough to sustain a small infestation. The false floors, ceiling and ducting in a modern office provide mice with the means to explore and the space [...]
This year the London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday. The first tube journey was from Paddington to Farringdon on the Metropolitan Line and there were plans to extend the line to Kent and eventually Paris. But people aren’t the only customers. Pigeons have been observed regularly travelling between Hammersmith and Ladbroke Grove and between Baker [...]
Hantavirus is a life threatening disease carried by rodents which is rare in the UK. In the past 30 years, there have been around 40 cases of hantavirus confirmed in the UK, mostly linked to an outbreak in Somerset in 1992. But it now looks like hantavirus is back. Last week The Telegraph reported that [...]
No matter what holiday you are celebrating this year, there is still the need for caution. Tales are passed down through generations about holiday cheer thwarted by the reckless invader. Home invasions, that’s right. Every year, delinquents join the festivities unbeknownst to you and your family. This year…that won’t happen because you’ll know how to stop [...]