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The 5 Most Common UK Parasites and How You Can Avoid Catching Them

Segment of a tapeworm body (Proglottid) under the microscope.

Parasites aren’t something anyone likes to talk about, and with good reason. The name ‘parasite’ is given to any creature that feeds off of another living creature to survive, and they can often cause a wide range of health problems, such as weight loss, weight gain, sickness, and tiredness. Many people associate parasites with developing… Read More »

October 29, 2018 4:53 pm

UK Schools Closed Due to False Widow Spider Infestations

false widow spider infestation in London schools

UK’s Most Venomous Spiders Cause Schools to Shut for Up to Three Weeks Four London schools have been forced to temporarily close to students and staff as a result of rampant false widow spider infestations. Noble false widows are the UK’s most venomous spider and are named for their resemblance to the deadly black widow… Read More »

October 4, 2018 2:16 pm

The Most Venomous Spiders in the UK

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As the summer ends and the weather cools, millions of spiders across the country will start to look for somewhere warm and sheltered so that they can mate. This is bad news for arachnophobes, as it means they’ll often end up in our homes! Spiders don’t like to bite people, and they’ll only ever do… Read More »

September 14, 2018 8:22 am

Can I Catch Bedbugs from Bus and Train Seats?

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With the bedbug epidemic on the rise across the world, you might have heard some horror stories recently about bedbugs joining commuters on public transport. There are a number of viral photos and videos doing the rounds on social media, so naturally, people are concerned. We thought we’d cut right to the chase and give… Read More »

September 12, 2018 10:51 am

NEWS: Warm Weather Leads to Bedbug Infestations Across Britain

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Bloodsucking Bedbugs Travelling on Planes, Trains, and Buses to Spread Across the World The summer heatwave has led to a dramatic increase in bedbug numbers across the UK as well as around the rest of the world, experts have warned. Bedbugs are bloodsucking mites that infest soft furniture like beds in huge numbers and are… Read More »

August 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Top 5 Natural Spider Repellents

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The Best Spider Repellents for Homes, Gardens, and Businesses Spiders have a bad reputation, and while spiders are quite placid creatures that are a million miles away from the ferocious killers some people picture them as, they’re still often unwanted house guests. Come the autumn, spiders like to move indoors to find warm and dry… Read More »

August 17, 2018 1:01 pm

Pyrethrum: All You Need to Know About the All-Natural Organic Pesticide

With several common pesticides now banned by the EU, many professional and amateur gardeners are looking for an alternative to keep pests away from their plants. For many, pyrethrum ticks every box. It’s an organic pesticide that’s been used for centuries thanks to its bug-killing properties, it’s non-toxic to humans and animals, and it’s (in… Read More »

August 15, 2018 1:40 pm