Study Finds Mice are ‘Eavesdropping’ on Rats’ Tears

Share:   New study suggests mice are ‘eavesdropping’ on their predators According to a recent study conducted by Current Biology mice are able alerted by the pheromones found in the tears of rats. If you’re not already aware, the animal kingdom relies heavily on smell for the vast majority of their communication. Smells can signpost for danger … Continue reading “Study Finds Mice are ‘Eavesdropping’ on Rats’ Tears”

What is Rat-bite Fever? And How do you Cure it?

Share:   Is Rat-bite Fever Serious? The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines rat-bite fever as an infectious disease that can be caused by two different bacteria – Streptobacillary RBF, which is commonly found in North America, and spirillary RBF or sodoku which occurs mostly in Asia. People usually contract the disease from infected rodents, or consuming food … Continue reading “What is Rat-bite Fever? And How do you Cure it?”

The Definitive List of Britain’s Pests 

90% of people in the U.K don’t know they have at least one of these pests in their house! We polled a selection of the public and pest control agencies to create our monster list of British pests and you wont believe number 3!

The 3 Common UK Beetles

Share:   The scientific name for beetles is Coleoptera and despite being quite rare in the UK (in contrast to ants, wasps, etc), they make up the world’s largest order of animals at 25%!  Beetles are characterised by their sheathed wings or ‘armoured’ layer that surrounds the delicate wings beneath. Many beetles in the UK are harmless and serve a beneficial purpose for … Continue reading “The 3 Common UK Beetles”