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7 Myths About Pest Control You Still Believe

Pest control is a widely debatable topic because there’s a lot of problems that vermin can cause to humans. Many people offer solutions to pest-related problems, some of which work, some don’t. The truth is that it’s strongly individual to the case.

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Wasp Stings: Definition, Symptoms and Remedies

Chapter 1

  1. Why do wasp sting?
  2. Do wasps sting or bite?
  3. How long do wasp stings last?
  4. What happens when a wasp stings you?
  5. Is there a number of wasp stings that is dangerous to a person?

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How Common are Bed Bugs in the UK Today?

The history of bed bugs in the UK begins a little while before WWII. The Cimex lectularius is the type of bed bug that is native to Europe and the UK. Bed bugs weren’t common to the UK until the 1930s and since then the problem has grown. In fact, immediately after WWII, it’s reported that nearly 30% of British homes were infested with these wicked bugs. Such a drastic increase in their population was attributed to the heating systems used in homes which created more pleasant living conditions for them to thrive in.

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Mice Species in the United Kingdom

Mice are one of the smallest mammals known on earth. You can find those tiny, hairy, long-tailed with big eyes and big ears, animals on every inhabitable continent. The mouse is primarily nocturnal with bad eyesight, but with remarkable remaining senses.

Being one of the most preyed species from other animals such as foxes, cats, reptiles or even some arthropods, mice have adapted to seeking shelter, where they can feel safe. Mostly this is a place close to a food source, which is not too far away so they don’t have to travel long distances exposed.

In the UK you can find many different mice species, but not all of them are considered as pests. There are three most common mice types, which can threaten your home or business property from infestation.

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Common Types of Spiders Found in the UK

Last Update: 13.02.2019

You must have seen different types of spiders in your house, but do you know their names? There are over 600 species of spiders in the UK and you may have encountered most of them one way or another. Some species prefer to live outside in nature, while others find your home to be the perfect place to live. Here are some of the most common spiders you would find in your British home.

Common Spiders Found in UK Homes

>> False Widow Spider
>> Giant House Spider
>> Domestic House Spider
>> Daddy Long Legs Spider
>> Cupboard Spider

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Bed Bugs Facts & Myths

Last Update: 18.07.2018

Finally, we’ve managed to get all bed bugs facts and myths in one place. This guide will get even bigger over time and we will try to cover any information related to bed bugs that are either a fact or a myth?

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Queen Wasp Compared to a Normal Wasp

Last Update: 01.02.2019

There is a huge interest among people about the difference between a queen wasp and a normal wasp. From Panther Pest Control we decided to make a detailed post about it that contains the most common questions related to this interesting topic.

In this guide, you will learn how normal wasps turn into queens, how the two types of wasp live, hunt and multiply.
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Rat Species in United Kingdom


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Last Update: 18.07.2018

Rats are considered as pest worldwide due to their capacity to be harmful to human’s health by spreading life-threatening diseases. They can be the reason for lots of structural damage to your property and number one suspect for stealing food.
The genus Rattus proper contains 64 extant species. The species most common in UK are the Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) also known as the Norway Rat and the Black or Roof Rat (Rattus rattus). The second one is less commonly found and it’s largely restricted to port areas.
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How Big Are Bed Bugs

Last Update: 18.07.2018

It’s hard to say exactly how big bed bugs are, as they need to go through 7 stages in order to complete their life cycle. In each particular stage, the bed bug changes its size, appearance and behaviour, that’s why we decided it would be best to give you a deep description of the bed bug’s size in all phases.
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Itchy skin? Identify What Bit You

There are numerous types of insects such as wasps, fire ants, hornets and bees that bite and sting. Although most bites are harmless and cause a temporary discomfort some can be quite dangerous to your health and can lead to conditions like the Lyme disease, West Nile virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Learning to identify insect bites is one of the best ways to determine whether you need to seek medical attention or treat the skin on your own.

Mosquito Bites

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