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Rentokil reveals the pandemic’s impact on rodent behaviour as migration season starts

Data released today by Rentokil Pest Control shows a 22 per cent increase in rodent enquiries compared to the summer average over the past six years (June – August inclusive). The increase in enquiries could be attributed in part to ...

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New guide offers cleaning professionals advice on pests

Cleaning professionals returning to premises left empty during the Covid-19 lockdown could face issues with pests – including rats and mice. National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), has issued a new guide to help them to re-open ...

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Hotel and B&B guests should brace themselves for bed bugs say experts

Hotel and B&B guests should brace themselves for starving and aggressive bed bugs which have been lying dormant in mattresses and bed frames for three months, according to experts. From July 4 (at the earliest), hotels, B&Bs and AirBnB hosts ...

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It’s official, City of Westminster is full of rats!

The London borough had more rodent call-outs in the last year than anywhere else in the capital, according to data from home services firm Fantastic Services. Westminster – home to the Houses of Parliament and a breeding ground for the nation’s ...

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Residential rodent enquiries surge 45% over lockdown

Residential rodent enquiries have reached record levels for the months of March and April, according to data released today by Rentokil Pest Control. Rodent enquiries traditionally decline as the weather warms up, however, enquiry data covering the first two months ...

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Warmer winters are causing rat numbers to surge

New figures released by Rentokil Pest Control have found rodent enquiries across the UK increased 36 per cent this winter, when compared to the average number recorded for the same period (Nov – Jan) over the past three years (2016 – 2019). Pest ...

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Cleaning sector invited to national pest management event

Opportunities for cleaning industry professionals to get a broader picture of the pest control sector will be available at a forthcoming trade association event. The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) will be signposting the cleaning industry to the options available to diversify their skillset ...

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BPCA issues guide to tackling rats

A national trade body has warned to be on guard as milder winters drive a rise in rats. Cold winters create a ‘natural cull’ of the pest’s population, but warmer weather in recent years has seen numbers increase. Now the ...

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Digital pest control offers always-on protection

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2020 celebrates the year of the rat. While they are honoured for their spirit and wit in the zodiac, rats can present hygiene issues when they come in contact with people. Preventing rodent activity must ...

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BPCA sets out its stall to cleaning and hygiene industry at PestEx

The key role pest management plays within the UK’s cleaning and hygiene sector was on display with a record turnout at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx. Representatives from across cleaning and hygiene organisations visited the biennial ...

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