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.
Not only can a rat infestation cause enormous damage to your premises, but rats also spread diseases, contaminating food stuffs wherever they go. We share with you tips on what to look out for and how to get rid of rats before they become a problem. Recently a story online reported that rats weighing up [...]
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 [...]
Rats inside your home or business premises are not just alarming – they can have a serious negative impact upon your health. Rats can spread infections such as Salmonella, Hantavirus, Trichinosis, Rat bite fever, Murine typhus and Weil’s disease. But as well as spreading infections rats are also home to some unpleasant parasites such as [...]
Eating your vegetables is good for you. But when you warp the word to “vegetation”, the problems can begin. After a meeting with our VMS (Vegetation Management Service) manager, I learned that not all shrubbery is safe… “Vegetation” goes down two tracks in the Pest Management Industry. The first, and one we all like to [...]