DIY – 11 ways to prevent and treat Blowflies (bluebottles) and maggots

The blowfly or bluebottle is found worldwide and is often associated with humans and their activity. Blowflies bored on dead, decaying animal matter and lay clusters of eggs in fresh and older meat products and occasionally within excrement. After laying the egg it will take around 1 day for it to hatch and the larvae […]

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DIY – 3 ways to prevent & eradicate Silverfish

Seen more as a nuisance than a pest here in the UK, although in exceptional circumstances can reach unacceptable levels. Silverfish statistics Length – around 2cm Feed at night or when an area is dark Hide behind bath panels, loose tiles, under flooring, around pipework etc Eat protein rich gums, pastes, fine textiles, leather and […]

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LONDON AND ITS HERO HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS

When the words ‘housing’ and ‘London’ enter your mind we don’t often think of the word hero! Behind the rogue landlords, inflated house prices and the lack of affordable housing sits another breed of property expert! ‘THE SOCIAL LANDLORDS’ I was lucky enough to be invited for a guided tour of the wonderful place that […]

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DIY – Cockroaches – Combat these invertebrates with our 9 top tips

Members of the cockroach family can be found in various habits including forests, fields, moorlands but the area we are going to concentrate on is ‘human habitat’. With an array of species I would also like to narrow our advice to the two most commonly found in the UK – Oriental and German. Regardless of […]

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DIY – 3 simple tips to ensure you maintain a spider free house

The majority of all British spider species pose little or no risk to public safety. However, we do understand that the psychological effects spiders can have in your home can be severe and consuming. Here are 3 simple yet effective tips to ensure you maintain a spider free house: Housekeeping – regular and thorough cleaning […]

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DIY – Wasps – 5 considerations when treating a wasps nest

Wasp nests are often found within building or in gardens. Mainly in loft cavities, cracks in chimneys, sheds, fascias, vents etc. Quite likely they will be high up and inaccessible. Spring is the time when the queen will start building, mid summer is when food is in abundance and late summer when the queen is […]

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