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How Common are Bed Bugs in the UK Today?

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team


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 dramatic 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

Posted on April 25th, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team

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.
Mice Species

In 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

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team

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

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team
Bed Bugs Facts and Myths

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

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Queen Wasp Compared to a Normal Wasp

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team
queen wasp

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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

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team

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.

Brown Rat vs Black Rat

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How Big Are Bed Bugs

Posted on April 1st, 2018 by Panther Pest Control Team
bed bug picture

Image source: USDA; License type: CC BY 2.0

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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Pest Control Methods – Chapter 4 – Bird Control Methods

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Panther Pest Control Team
birds

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Pest Control Methods – Chapter 3 – Rodent Pest Control Methods

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Panther Pest Control Team

rodents

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Pest Control Methods – Chapter 2 – Chemical Pest Control Methods

Posted on September 11th, 2017 by Panther Pest Control Team

chemical pest control

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