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Protecting businesses against rampant rodents
Protecting businesses against rampant rodents
A new study from the British Pest Control Association suggests leisure, retail and catering establishments should take measures to avoid destructive rat and mouse infestations.
Residential rodent enquiries surge 45% over lockdown period, says Rentokil
Residential rodent enquiries surge 45% over lockdown period, says Rentokil
Rentokil has warned the rise in residential enquiries could be the tip of the iceberg with many commercial facilities currently unoccupied and that some rodent activity may go undetected.
Edinburgh's rat population is 'out of control'
Edinburgh's rat population is 'out of control'
A Scotland-based pest management professional has reported that Edinburgh's rat population is “out of control” with rodents gathering in gardens and building “burrow upon burrow”.
Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic
Keeping pests at bay in Covid-19 pandemic
The British Pest Control Association (BPCAS) is urging householders to be vigilant to pest infestation during the Covid-19 crisis. The move comes as some local authorities struggle to maintain refuse collection services.
Pests set to flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak
Pests set to flourish during the Coronavirus outbreak
PelGar said it anticipates that many pests will flourish as a direct result of decreased human activity in and around buildings through social distancing and lockdown measures.
PelGar says storms will drive displaced pests into human areas
PelGar says storms will drive displaced pests into human areas
With the back-to-back battering of Storms Ciara and Dennis resulting in widespread flooding across the UK, PelGar International said it is appropriate to speculate what effects this will have on British wildlife, both non-pest and pest alike.
PestTech seminars hit the right note
PestTech seminars hit the right note
One thing stood out about this year’s PestTech seminar programme. All of the sessions had much more to do with safeguarding wildlife and/or preventing the invasion of pests than they did about actual treatments and control.
News from Plastdiversity - the BETA rodent station
News from Plastdiversity - the BETA rodent station
Passing quality test after quality test, BETA rodent bait stations manufactured by the Portuguese company Plastdiversity have been popular with pest professionals for two decades.


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