Mice are a common pest problem, and the House of Commons has been affected. According to this Metro article, one MP asked for the issue to be debated.
We would advise against just talking about the problem, and instead calling your local pest control company - who can use practical measures to solve the problem for you. If you are seeing droppings and signs of mice in your house, HT Bird and Pest Control Services offers mice control in Cornwall. Contact us for a quote.
This is Cornwall reports that the Lyubov Orlova ghost ship could be headed for the Cornish coast - read the full article.
The ghost ship has been adrift since breaking free of its tow lines on the way to be scrapped from Canada. The only residents of the massive ship are thought to be rats, would would have resorted to cannibalism to survive at sea.
Normally Hooded Talons Bird and Pest Control Services would take on any rat control job in Cornwall, but we do not like the thought of this one!! If you have a slightly smaller scale rat problem in Cornwall, please contact Kevin McMillan for a quote.
Wired has a very interesting article on a falcon found in Central and South America that specialises in eating wasps.
The red-throated Caracara will repeatedly attack wasp nest, relying on the behaviour characteristic of the wasps in that region to eventually abandon the nest. The Caracara will then take the wasp nest to their chicks, enabling the chicks to feed on the protein rich wasp larvae.
Unfortunately this tactic probably would not work in the Northern hemisphere, as the short breeding season means that wasps will be more determinedly protective of their nests.
For a more conventional (though unfortunately less interesting) form of wasp nest removal in Cornwall, please contact Kevin at HT Bird and Pest Control Services.
The recent flooding in the UK has seen some homes experience an influx of rats seeking refuge from the flooded countryside. This article in the Mirror also reports on the recent problems experienced in controlling rats in the UK, as the rat population becomes immune to most of the commonly available poisons.
Do not hesitate to contact HT Bird and Pest Control Services if you need assistance with a rodent problem.
This interesting article by the BBC highlights the growth in the pest control industry within the UK during 2013. The causes of the increase in pest problems include changing climate and seasonal patterns, which have lead to rodent control and wasp control issues. The economic climate has resulted in people buying more second hand furniture, which unfortunately has lead to new infestations from pests such as bedbugs. The councils have also scaled back on their pest control services.
If you are looking for pest control in Cornwall and Devon, please do not hesitate to contact HT Bird and Pest Control Services.
Read the BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24803432
The ravens that live (in a royal and pampered manner) at the Tower of London are now being protected from pests. Two of the ravens were unfortunately killed by a fox earlier this year. The local crows have also needed to be controlled in order to ensure that the Tower of London ravens can live peacefully and perform their duties. Read more here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478131/Tower-London-ravens-snatched-fox-Security-increased-historic-palace-birds-killed.html
Council cutbacks across the UK are leading to fears that the country will see an increase in the number of pest control problems. As councils reduce their pest control services, the risk of pest problems increases. Rodent control is needed with an increase in the numbers of rats and mice, and pest control of insects with cockroaches and wasps featuring heavily in the UK. Read more... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10347790/Its-a-bugs-life-as-expert-warns-council-cutbacks-will-lead-to-pest-plagues.html
DIY wasp nest removal gone very wrong in this story from the Telegraph. A man accidentally burns down his neighbour's house whilst trying to smoke out a wasp nest.
Here at HT Bird and Pest Control Services we prefer to use professional and specialist equipment, not the rag doused in flammable spirit approach!
Contact us for a free quote if you have a wasp's nest that
Britain has seen a decrease in wasp numbers recently, but there may be a late surge in numbers. Hooded Talons Bird and Pest Control is seeing an increase in wasp nest call-outs this week. Are they affecting you?