Are Bed Bugs Only Found in Dirty Beds?

Bed bugs are creatures of nightmares for many people, but, unfortunately, you may find yourself waking up with bites and seeing small black marks on your sheets. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that are reddish-brown in colour, attracted to areas where blood and heat are plentiful. Unfortunately, that makes our beds the perfect home for […]

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Do Bees Die After Stinging?

do bees die after stinging?

Anyone who has been stung by a bee in the past knows how painful it can be. Although, many people fiercely avoid a bee sting, under the belief that the bee will die after they sting you. The importance of bees in the ecosystem has recently been stressed in mainstream media, as their demise would […]

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Do Cats Keep Mice Away? – Pest Myths

Do Cats Keep Mice Away?

Inside the home, your family cat may be a cute and cuddly pet, but outdoors your cat’s natural instincts are likely to take over, allowing their tiger-like tendencies to shine through. Pet cats that are allowed to roam outside will be inclined to satisfy their inner predator – especially throughout their prime years – through […]

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Do All Moths Eat Clothing?

As a society, we hold a long-standing grudge against moths for their tendency to chew holes in our favourite clothes. You pack your thick knitted winter jumper away in the spring, but by next Christmas when you pull it back out for that familiar cosy comfort, it’s peppered with not-so-subtle signs of regular feasts. But […]

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Do Fleas Die Without a Host?

  Having fleas infest your home can be a constant source of frustration. Your pet might be the one who’s suffering, but, unfortunately, as the responsible ones, we’ve got to deal with them when they do find their way inside. A flea will select a host and feed off it by consuming their blood – […]

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Can Cockroaches Survive a Nuclear Blast?

Can cockroaches survive a nuclear blast

Not only are cockroaches known for their nightmarish, scuttling demeanour and ugly appearance, they’re also one of the most resilient pests you can find. Even if you’ve never seen a cockroach up close before, you’ve probably heard the famous myth that they’re the only creature that can survive a nuclear blast. While this has done […]

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Do Mice Truly Love Cheese?

Do mice truly love cheese?

Mice and cheese make the perfect pair. If you’ve ever seen an episode of Tom & Jerry, you’ll probably think that as long as you’ve got some mature cheddar in the fridge you’re ready to handle any mice problem in your home. But is the mouse/cheese love affair as real as we’ve been lead to […]

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