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Ant Invasion: Dealing With Ants
Ant Invasion: Dealing With Ants
Introducing the black ant, the most common ant pest in the UK; brief description of its habits, the reason for house invasion and various means to deal with it....
Bats in Britain
Bats in Britain
A basic guide to the legal status and protection of British bats, why they enter houses and how to stay on the right side of the law as a householder....
Bed Bugs and How to Deal With Them
Bed Bugs and How to Deal With Them
A brief introduction to bed bugs, their life cycle, history and tell-tale signs of infestation described; their modern resurgence, together with suggestions for…...
Bees and Wasps
Bees and Wasps
Wasps and bees, including their similarities and differences, their benefits, how they may become a pest and the measures available to control them....
Beetles and Cockroaches
Beetles and Cockroaches
Introducing cockroaches and a few of the common beetle pests of house and garden, their life-cycles and some of the means to control them....
Can You Spot the Signs of Pests?
Can You Spot the Signs of Pests?
If your plants are being munched or your food gnawed, do you instantly know who’s to blame? Try our quiz to see if you can spot the signs of pests....
Earwigs, Cockchafers and Other Occasional Invaders
Earwigs, Cockchafers and Other Occasional Invaders
A simple introduction to lesser known insect pests, including beetles, firebrats and crickets together with some of the appropriate methods to help control them....
Eelworms and How to Tackle Them
Eelworms and How to Tackle Them
A number of plants are susceptible to attack by eelworms – and controlling these persistent pests calls for good management, careful plant selection and the ruthless…...
Effective Pest Control For Moths and Gnats
Effective Pest Control For Moths and Gnats
Moths and gnats are two of the most irritating of common pests; fortunately, despite the irritation they cause, there are a number of effective ways to control them....
Flies: Houseflies and Bluebottles
Flies: Houseflies and Bluebottles
A quick guide to bluebottles and houseflies, their differences and how to tell them apart, why they enter our homes and some of the measures available to control them....
Grey Squirrels
Grey Squirrels
Why Grey Squirrels are considered pests, the damage they can do in homes and gardens and some of the measures available to prevent and control them....
Head, Body and Pubic Lice Explained
Head, Body and Pubic Lice Explained
Lice and the three forms commonly encountered in humans, their characteristic symptoms, diagnosis and the over-the-counter measures available to deal with them....
How to Deter Moles from Your Garden
How to Deter Moles from Your Garden
Moles and a selection of the methods available to control them in the garden, including modern and traditional means of deterrence, poisoning and trapping....
How to Tackle Booklice
How to Tackle Booklice
A guide to the problems of booklice and the practical steps to eradicate them from the house and prevent re-infestation, largely without the use of insecticides....
Problems With Feral Pigeons
Problems With Feral Pigeons
Feral pigeon problems, including the risk to human health and the damage to buildings, with discussions of deterrent devices and the importance of restricting food…...
Rats and Mice
Rats and Mice
Rats and mice, the problems of food spoilage, structural damage and to human health they can cause, together with common control measures including ultrasonic devices,…...
Snails and Slugs
Snails and Slugs
A discussion of the various methods available to the gardener to combat slugs and snails, covering chemical and non-chemical approaches, physical barriers and…...
Store Cupboard Pests
Store Cupboard Pests
Introducing some of the commoner types of pests to infest larders and store cupboards, together with a simple, practical approach to controlling them in the home....
Treating and Preventing Fleas
Treating and Preventing Fleas
The flea and how its extraordinary egg-laying ability make it such a pest, together with suggestions for approaches to control an existing infestation and avoid another....
Urban Foxes: How to Minimise Their Visits
Urban Foxes: How to Minimise Their Visits
Why red foxes enter gardens and some suggested measures to minimise the nuisance caused while allowing their antics to be enjoyed by those householders who welcome…...
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