Q&A

What temperature kills bed bugs and their eggs

Since covid-19 significantly reduced international and domestic travel, bed bug infestations have started to decline. However, as many countries look to open up and start returning to normal, the number of infestations will inevitably begin to rise again. Dealing with bedbugs has always been tricky. Not only do you need to take care of the […]
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How long can a rat live without water

Like all other animals, rats need food, water, and shelter to stay alive. Food isn’t much of a problem; rats will eat anything they can find, and their powerful sense of smell enables them to sniff out food sources from some distance. However, if a rat can’t find food for more than a week, it […]
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What does a rat hole look like

Despite being larger than mice, rats are just as agile. They also have strong front teeth that enable them to chew through materials that would easily stop a mouse. But many people are unaware that rats are also very good at digging and excavating. In the wild, they create extensive networks of burrows to shelter […]
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What odour do rats hate

Rats have a powerful sense of smell; they can detect odours over long distances and even use scents to communicate. Their keen noses also help them avoid predators and stay away from homes where cats are present. Because of this, many people have tried to use strong smells to keep rats away from their properties, […]
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How to get rid of rats in sewer pipes

Rats often use sewer pipes to gain access to properties. They will even build their nests in pipes if there is enough room. If rats decide to nest in your sewer pipes, then not only do you have to deal with the rats, but you also have to take care of the blockage their nests […]
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How long do mosquitoes live after they hatch

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so this is where they spend the larval and pupal stages of their lives. On average, mosquito species found in the UK spend the first 10 days of their lives in the water, feeding on organic matter and developing the legs and wings they need to survive out of […]
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What smell drives rats away

Most of us don’t immediately associate rats with a powerful sense of smell in the same way we do dogs, but rats actually have very impressive snouts. As scavengers, rats always need to be able to detect nearby food sources; a strong sense of smell is an invaluable tool for sniffing out meals. Their keen […]
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How far do mosquitoes travel

Like any other animal, mosquitoes need to travel to gather food. Most mosquito species prefer to lay their eggs near to known food sources, minimising the need to travel. However, if they need to venture further afield to find what they need, mosquitoes are more than capable of travelling long distances. Some mosquito species only […]
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How to kill mosquitoes in standing water

Mosquitoes begin their lives in standing water bodies. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water, and the mosquitoes remain there while they progress through the larval and pupal stages. Finding water on your property infested with mosquito eggs or larvae might seem like a bad thing, but it allows you to take care of […]
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How many days do mosquitoes live?

One of the most common questions people have when dealing with a mosquito infestation is how long these annoying pests live. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. The expected lifespan of a mosquito varies according to several factors. Some species will live for just over a month, whereas others can last up to […]
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