DIY Insect Repellents: Summer 2015

Summer is prime time for pests, which can make days in the glorious sunshine somewhat of a nightmare if insects take a liking to you.

Unfortunately, off-the-shelf repellents don’t always do their job as well as they could, so instead, why not make your own.

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Snails from around the Globe

The classic common and garden snails are seemingly harmless until you invite a whole host of them to live in your garden, and question why you keep finding decimated plants.

They are by no means the only breeds out there that seek to wreak havoc though.

In fact, let’s take a look at a few others now, from around the globe.

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Parents Warned of Poisonous Caterpillar in London

West London oak trees have become susceptible to a toxic breed of caterpillar, and parents have been advised to ensure animals and children keep their distance from both the foliage and nests.

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Summer Pest Inspections: Treating Bites and Stings

During summer, our gardens are a haven for pests and creepy crawlies.

This is why it is so important to remain vigilant and cautious, so as not to disturb their nests when lounging in the sun or doing a spot of gardening.

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Pest Control for Safer Schools

As a school, you have an obligation to keep your students safe at all times.pest control in schools

And part of this responsibility means ensuring sanitation, property structure stability and the like are all kept up to scratch.

However, sometimes circumstances can be unavoidable, especially when it comes to pests.

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Summer Pests: Hornets

Among the most feared pests, Hornets are a species of wasp. hornets

Though the European hornet bears similar markings to Yellow Jackets, they are distinguishable in length and width.

Also, unlike bees or other members of the wasp family, their sacs, which carry poison, can hold a higher volume.

This means that their stings are likely to be more painful due to the amount of venom injected per puncture.

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Five Movies Featuring Killer Bugs and Swarms

The film industry makes a habit of dramatising certain scenes in our favourite horror movies, even those based on a true story!

However, though we may not yet be faced with intelligent cockroaches capable of waving an aptly themed flag, there is a share of killer bugs and swarms out there to be wary of.

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Danger, Danger! Insect Swarms

Insect swarms can be extremely dangerous, and not just to us.

During a swarm, our property, pets and plants are all susceptible, which is why it is so important to contact Pest Control in London to stop an infestation in its tracks.

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Mosquitoes Bite Back

The UK is currently home to as many as 34 mosquito species, and anywhere you visit in the world, there is always a risk of diseases spreading through bites.

However, could our home country be becoming more susceptible to exotic diseases spread by these insects?

Let’s find out.

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Pest Risks to Pets

As a homeowner, you will, of course, want to protect your family from all sorts of pests, and your pets should not be overlooked.

Pets can suffer from pests just like you, and it is important to maintain a pest-free home for every family member’s sake.

This will not only help to ensure a healthy, happy household, but it will also prevent the spread of pest-related diseases too.

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