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It has been the wettest April since records began a century ago. The deluge may have stifled wasp activity but there are some insects which love damp conditions. The millipedes which were eating my carpet are back. They are a symptom of damp conditions and are probably thriving beneath the floorboards in the monsoon-like spring [...]
When my American colleagues started talking to me about occasional invaders, I must confess that I had no idea at first what they meant by this phrase. It sounded a bit like a science-fiction term and so I was trying to keep up with the conversation whilst racking my brain as to how this could [...]
A few months ago I blogged about the millipedes nibbling my threadbare carpet in the dubious extention to my crumbling Georgian cottage. I thought the millipedes had gone away, maybe on their summer holidays to somewhere damp, but at the weekend I discovered their hiding place.
For millions of people across the UK, this Easter has been a fantastic opportunity to get away from it all. Media Lecturer, Chris Butler decided to hit Jordan and Syria in the Middle East while it was calm and relaxed…oh, wait, while it was tense and volatile, but will the imminent threat of camel spiders, scorpions and [...]
My house was built over 200 years ago when George III was on the throne and long before the first set of Building Regulations were published in 1963. The windows are draughty, the front door doesn’t fit properly and sometimes the slate slips off the roof when it’s windy. I take comfort in the fact [...]