cockroach infestation

Signs of cockroach infestation

Just thinking about cockroaches can send a shiver down our spine. Even the word itself sounds scary and can make our skin crawl. And the idea of roaches scuttling around our home is the stuff of nightmares. The good news is that of the 3,000-plus species of cockroaches in the world, only four are commonly…

wasp stings

Are bee and wasp stings dangerous?

Warmer weather means more time enjoying ourselves in the garden or local park. These places also attract bees and wasps from spring to autumn, and they may sting you if they feel your presence is threatening them. Bee and wasp stings can be painful for a few hours or days but aren’t usually dangerous. However,…

DIY Pest Control

When DIY Pest Control Goes Wrong

If you’re confronted with a household pest infestation, it can be tempting to try to deal with the problem yourself because it’s cheaper than calling in professionals. However, misguided DIY attempts to eradicate pests can do more harm than good and in some cases be downright dangerous. DIY pest control can put your safety at…

Pests Make You Ill

Can pests make you ill?

Many common household pests pose a threat to human health. Rodents and a range of insects spread diseases, contaminate food, and trigger allergic reactions. These creatures make themselves at home alongside us in their search for food and a place to reproduce. And they bring with them multiple threats to our health, including: Salmonella. Dysentery.…

pest infestation

Tiny pests that can be a big nuisance

Tiny pests that can be a big nuisance Insects play an important role in the environment. They’re a source of food for other animals, they pollinate fruit, vegetables and flowers, and they clean up decaying organic matter. But when they invade our homes in large numbers, these little creatures can become a huge problem. Insects…

Rat in loft

What’s lurking in your loft?

Lofts are often dusty, dingy places where we put out of sight all manner of things we don’t want cluttering the rest of our home. But there could be more lurking in your loft than Christmas decorations, old furniture and boxes of miscellaneous belongings you’ve long forgotten about. We seldom venture into this space at…