Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, When is a Pest, a Pest?

A pest is any animal which has the capacity to do one or more of the following; cause Damage, spread Disease or trigger Distress. Therefore it is important to note that a pest isn’t just a specific species such as ‘rats’.
A rat in the forest for example isn’t a pest, it is a fundamental part of the ecosystem. However that same rat in a cattle shed becomes a pest when it damages food stores, distresses the livestock and brings the potential for disease transmission.

The Guest Blog with Sean Mooney.

A study I read some time ago indicated that during the daily activity of rodents, over a quarter of their day is spent moving, and 4% of their time is spent foraging for new food (although 18% of their day is spent eating).

So why is it Pest Management is so focused on utilising that 4% behaviour with trying to get them to engage with new baits or edible lures?

Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, Rats and Mice!

Listen below to the third in the series of the interviews with Wade Environmental and a selection of special guests discussing the questions that people genuinely are asking about Pest Management.

Our Pledge on Professional Development

Some feedback here on just some of the things WE can do to help add value to your business, technical writing, content copy and ghost writing. “I was approached by […]

Sugar and Spice and all things Mice (and Rats)

Winter is a time of year which usually sees rodents coming in from the wilderness and pushing at the peripheries of the areas we are looking to protect.

But what is it the drives their behaviour?  It is all too easy to just pass rodents off as mindless vermin, automaton which do nothing more complicated than react to stimulus in a predictable way.  But anyone who has spent more than a passing moment watching rats and mice knows that this could not be further from the truth.

A Year On the Farm (Article)

“A year ago, Alex Wade took on the challenge to manage the pests on a farm in Hampshire. Here he details his work over the lsat 12 months.”

Letter to the Editor

Response to an article in PPC Magazine.

It’s a Mouse Not a Bengal Tiger

Mid 2020 during the hullabaloo that was the second UK lockdown, I saw a tweet, and to this day it haunts me still. It was in reply to a person getting a quote from a Pest Management Company regarding the price of a mouse treatment for their property. How much?! Its a mouse, not a f*cking Bengal Tiger The ridiculous thing however, is that the price being quoted wasnt that high.

Ask the Expert (Article)

The latest issue of PEST Magazine, October/November Issue

Ask the Expert (Article)

The latest issue of PEST Magazine, August & September Issue

There’s Nothing Evil About Me (Article)

To start, we must understand that to be humane is to show compassion and benevolence when faced with a situation, which places us in pest management in a quandary.