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How Mild Winters Affect Pests

It’s January in the age of climate change and pests or pest control are not likely topics that people are discussing. But they should be. Partly because of what winter used to represent, and partly because winter, and it’s curious bedfellow - unseasonably warm winters – are simply throwing us curveballs week after week. Sometimes several times a week. Recent snowfall has disappeared barely leaving [...]

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Olive Groves, Fig Trees and Bug Bites!

A week away at a villa spent lounging under clear blue skies and burning hot sunshine next to a pool never seems to be enough. Ten days would have been ideal! This is how I felt on our last day in our uniquely Puglian trulli located on the outskirts of Alberobello. In this part of [...]

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Wasps v Bees and Ants

Every summer US homeowners and businesses fight a battle against yellow-jackets and ants nesting on their property. Although humans are well equipped to win the battle of the wasps and ants, the war is fought on many fronts and the insect community must provide its own defences. A honey-bee colony can be decimated by an [...]

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Ants, Insects and Rodents in Space

The last ever space shuttle launch from the Kennedy Space Center is scheduled to take place today. An estimated 500,000-750,000 crowd will be flocking to the Space Coast, Florida, to watch Atlantis take-off. The shuttle will undertake a 12-day mission that will bring an end to a 30-year program. Atlantis will fly to the International Space [...]

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Pest Eggs and an Easter Surprise

To celebrate Easter I thought an exploration of ant, fly and wasp eggs would make an interesting blog. Most pests are prolific breeders, making it a constant battle to keep the population in check. Of all pests flies are one of the greatest egg-layers. A female can lay 400-600 eggs in decaying matter or faeces, [...]

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