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I have always wondered who thought it was a good idea for a lady to wear a tightly laced corset so her midriff looked like a wasp. The wasp waist was highly fashionable in the 19th and 20th century. Average corseted waist measurements varied between 20 and 23 inches but measurements of 18 to 16 inches [...]
There’s a good reason why some bugs disguise themselves as another insect – it tricks predators like birds into thinking they are dangerous. One example of a bug in disguise is the hoverfly, which is easily confused with a wasp. There are over 270 types of hoverfly in Britain and about 120 of them have [...]
Given that horrific stories relating to invertebrates seem to be the order of the day on DeBugged at the moment, I thought I would float the suggestion of ingesting bed bugs to cure pain in your left ovary. No, this isn’t a new horror film, this is Homeopathy. The UK’s Homeopathy Awareness Week takes place from 14th – [...]
Rentokil we will be celebrating with some pest inspired cocktails which will be sure to get the party started. Whether your poison is tequila or if you are teetotal one of these drinks will raise your spirits.
The temptations of the brief British summertime, with it’s lighter (and sometimes warmer) evenings, the rare opportunities for al fresco dining, picnics in the park or a refreshing drink in the pub beer garden, bring us all into the great outdoors, to be confronted by those summer pests… WASPS. No one likes the idea of [...]