Wrexham Council has joined 8 other local authorities in Wales that now charge for dealing with pest infestations.
According to a poll run by the Daily Mirror toward the end of 2014, 76% of UK readers now fear the invasion of foreign pests to our shores. Here we take a closer look at some foreign invaders and examine why the British public fear them.
An annual run hosted at the Highclere Castle Estate, the filming location of Downton Abbey, has been attacked by a swarm of hundreds of Japanese Hornets with 1 man hospitalised.
Pest control services in Newport and Monmouthshire are no longer available through local councils, as of 1 April 2014. These services, which were previously free to residents, are removed at a time when pest control problems are rife.
Eight of the top 12 local authorities for callout rates for rats were in South Wales, according to the British Pest Control Associations 2013 National Survey.
With current fears that hygiene inspectors will come under extra pressure to deliver the ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme, there are risks that businesses could lose trade as they wait to be re-rated.
As the dry weather is upon us, it is not just us humans who are enjoying the sunshine. Garden ants are in their element during this weather and Protectahome’s Pest Controllers are preparing for a large number of infestations.
Following a tip off, environmental health officers from Portsmouth City Council found evidence of a mice infestation at the Dolphin pub in Portsmouth. Droppings were found in food and throughout the property.
Giant Slugs that have been imported from Spain during the summer months are threatening to wipe out our local species.The olive green Slug is mating with native Slugs to reproduce powerful breeds that will potentially over run the UK.