Rat Invasion in the UK Expected This Winter

Share:   Many pest control experts have warned that as the colder weather comes to the UK, the country’s population of 120 million brown rats could start to look for somewhere warm to nest. This includes looking for spaces inside homes, as well as other buildings where they can find food, water and shelter. As the recent … Continue reading “Rat Invasion in the UK Expected This Winter”

Birmingham bins chaos salmonella health warning as rats invade the city

Share:   Birmingham bins chaos salmonella health warning as rats invade the city Bin strikes in Birmingham pose the threat of rat infestation and are a “real threat” to public health, a pest control body has warned. The National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) said the potential for rat infestation could lead to a range of diseases including … Continue reading “Birmingham bins chaos salmonella health warning as rats invade the city”

Problem Birds: The Worst Bird Pests Identified and Ranked

Share:   Are birds pests? While birds wouldn’t necessarily be put in the same category as more obvious pests such as rats, cockroaches and bed bugs, they can cause significant damage to properties, especially in higher numbers – which makes them pests. Birds present several problems, such as noise pollution, flocking, nesting, excreting and crop damage. This … Continue reading “Problem Birds: The Worst Bird Pests Identified and Ranked”

How to Manage Legionella in Schools

Share:   Legionella control is incredibly important for schools and it is a risk management process that must be carefully managed to ensure the health and safety of students. The consequences of not managing legionella in schools can be extremely serious, including significant health risks to students, staff, and members of the general public. Therefore, it is … Continue reading “How to Manage Legionella in Schools”

Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death 

Share:   The BBC reported that a £1,000-a-week care home was caught amidst a healthcare crisis when a resident contracted a case of Legionnaires disease which ultimately lead to his untimely passing. One of the UK’s leading healthcare bodies Bupa, has consequently been fined £3m from not carrying out adequate legionella risk control.   What is Legionella?  Legionella is a type of bacteria commonly found in water systems which can … Continue reading “Bupa Fined £3m Over Legionnaire’s Death “