One of the largest mosquitoes in the United States, Psorophora ciliata, is expected to experience a major population boom this spring and summer in Florida.
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 [...]
Some of the most irritating pests are the most devious. For an insect which sucks blood, it is in its own interest that it does so without detection. Insects which bite for food are known as parasites. Some insects, such the mosquito, obtain food by sucking blood, others like wasps, kill their prey by paralysing [...]
(Please scroll down for English translation) Natuurlijk ga ik niet op vakantie voor het ongedierte, maar als je besmet bent met het Rentokil virus hoop je in het buitenland toch minimaal één vreemd beest te zien. Dus tijdens mijn vakantie in Cuba had ik de hoop om tegen een ontzettend grote kakkerkak aan te lopen. [...]
Six British holidaymakers have contracted Dengue after visiting the Portuguese Island of Madeira. Since the viral infection was detected three weeks ago the Health Protection Agency has reported 52 cases of the potentially deadly disease and a further 456 are suspected. This is the first time Dengue has been reported in Madeira. Dengue fever is [...]