Giant wasp nest found in loft, buzzing with 20,000 insects
This is the moment a “beast” of a wasp nest was found in the loft of a suburban house Newbury, Berkshire, swarming with 20,000 of the stinging insects.
Pest controller Shane Jones was called to the family home after a mum was repeatedly stung by 30 wasps in her bathroom.
The woman was confused as she could find no signs of the wasps outside her house. Shane spotted wasps buzzing around the bathroom extractor fan and climbed up into the loft. There, he discovered the bulging giant nest wrapped around a duct pipe.
For the full story, read on here.
Bed bug bites: A certain smell could indicate an infestation – how to get rid of them
Bed bug bites can cause itchy red bumps on the skin and can cause great irritation. But identifying a bed bug infestation can be difficult because they’re hard to spot. One indication of bed bugs in your home is a certain smell.
If you have a heavy infestation you may notice a sweet almond smell in your home. But this isn’t the only indicator.
You can try and spot the presence of bed bugs in your bed. You may be able to spot the small bugs or tiny white eggs. A bright torch can help with this.
The Express’ full article can be read here.
Legionella bacteria found at Fort Regent, Jersey
According to the Deputy, during asbestos testing at the leisure complex earlier this year, checks were also carried out on the facility’s water system which revealed traces of the pathogen.
The minister made the revelation following a States question from Deputy Montfort Tadier, who asked if the complex was safe and what types of testing had been carried out.
He, and Senator Steve Pallett, also asked Deputy Lewis why he had not informed States Members and the public about the discovery until now.
For the full article, head over to the Jersey Evening Post’s article.
New Zealand bird of the year: ‘drunk, gluttonous’ kererū pigeon wins
A native green and bronze wood pigeon with a taste for fermented fruit has been named the 2018 bird of the year in New Zealand.
The kererū is endemic to the country and can be found in both the North and South islands, living in cities as well as rural areas. Although quiet and reclusive by nature, kererū have earned a reputation as the drunkest bird in New Zealand, and been known to fall from trees after consuming rotting fruit left lying on the ground.
During the summer when fruit is in abundance drunk kererū are sometimes taken to wildlife centres to sober up.
To read more about this infamous pigeon, click here.