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Here we share our views, debate hot topics and give our honest opinions on the latest pest issues and solutions.  From the cat versus rat debate to why our cities are being overrun with rodents, these fun yet educational blogs are a must read for anyone looking to eradicate pests.

best bait for a mouse trap
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What is the best bait for a mousetrap?

It’s time to invite a special guest for tea You have recognised you have a mouse problem, you have sought out a solution and your traps are ready and waiting. But where are all the mice that have been plaguing you for months, and why don’t they want to visit for tea? Below I share

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the truth about bed bugs
Bed Bugs

The truth about bed bugs – your questions answered

Bed bugs are the vampires of the insect world, and enjoy a good feast off human, mammal and bird blood. But these mini vampires don’t just come out at night…if they are hungry they will hunt you down. Once a pest of the past, today I get more enquiries about these troublesome household guests than

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are rats becoming resistant to poison
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Why are rats becoming immune to poison and rodenticides?

When you imagine a rat, you picture a small rodent, but what if you were to encounter a rat as large as a cat? For some cities this is no fanciful dream, but their worst nightmare come true. Rats, when left to their own devices, can do a lot of damage to buildings and can

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is rat poison bad for dogs
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Is rat poison bad for dogs?

If you’re going to use rat poison in or around your home, it’s important to use extreme care — especially if you have pets or young children. Wondering is rat poison bad for dogs? The answer is definitely! Some pest control products are only harmful to specific species like insects but dogs and humans are

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using a cat to get rid of rat infestations
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Can cats get rid of rats and are rats afraid of them?

Most of us are terrified of rats. Just the mere mention of them is enough for some people to start running for the door. Small skittish pests, they urinate everywhere there go, spreading disease and causing destruction. But what if we could turn the tables and have them running in the opposite direction instead? It

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are rat bites dangerous to humans
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Are rat bites dangerous to humans?

In all my time working as a pest control specialist, I was fortunate enough to have never been bitten by a rat. Fleas, ants and other nuisances yes, but never a rodent of any kind. That said, I was always aware of the risks when dealing with any wild animal, as they are often unpredictable

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How do dog flea collars work?

Unassuming to look at, fleas can be a painful nuisance for our four-legged, furry friends. Aside from causing severe itching, skin problems and other infections, if left untreated fleas can cause your dog to become anaemic and even transmit tapeworms. And if that wasn’t enough to contend with, once they enter our homes they enjoy

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who is responsible for pest control when renting - landlord or tenant
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Who is responsible for pest control when renting? Landlord or tenant?

It’s always exciting when you move into a new rented apartment, but what happens when you find yourself sharing it with some unwanted guests? Pests such as rats, mice, bed bugs and other vermin can easily access a property, and when they do they can spread disease and cause serious damage. Therefore, it is important

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are rate poisons harmful to children
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Are rat poisons and rodenticides harmful to adults and children?

Rats and mice can cause no end of damage to your property both inside and out, can contaminate food and pose a serious risk to your health. The easiest solution to eradicating them quickly and efficiently is through poisons and rodenticides. But with small kids in the house and little fingers that are well adept

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