How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?

Share:   Wasp Nests On Their Way With spring around the corner, our gardens will soon have to face the arrival of several insects, the most common being wasps. Unlike bees, wasps are aggressive insects that can cause serious harm if they feel their nest is threatened. Wasps begin building their nests at the start of spring … Continue reading “How Long Does a Wasp Nest Last?”

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 “