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.
A couple of days ago a mouse stole the limelight, causing Radio 5 Live presenter Shelagh Fogarty to scramble to her feet and declare her terror of the running rodent live on air. Her guest, Detective Inspector Ian Golsborough, was discussing the adverse affects of drugs when he interrupted the DJ to alert her to [...]
Some pets are high maintenance and need looking after all the time. They might need to be fed, walked, taken to the vets for shots or dentistry work. So when choosing a pet, make sure it contributes to the household chores. The Little Owl was kept as a pet in Victorian kitchens to catch the [...]
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 [...]
With their cute twitchy noses, little furry faces and speedy little legs mice are creatures you either think are super cute or have you jumping on the nearest chair. I love mice… so long as they aren’t inside my house, and therewithin lies the problem. I am the owner of a cat who enjoys nothing [...]