Ten things you wanted to know about pest control revisited, Bedbugs!

This Podcast looks at living alongside Bedbugs, but first, I think we need to have the briefest of crash courses in bedbug biology in order to fully appreciate this elusive pest.

The Guest Blog with Martyn Belcher

The world of bees is fun, fascinating and furthermore becoming a hot topic in the world of┬áPest Management, where do you stand, are you comfortable to take on work with bee’s, or do you pass it on immediately?

Training Spotlight: Night School

This weeks training spotlight is Night school led by training and pest expert, Alex Wade and held by the BPCA.

Merry Christmas 2021

For many Christmas Eve heralds half days and staff parties. Yet for those of us out there that keep cultures of insects (like this thriving B.orientalis colony) Christmas Eve, and even Christmas day is a day like any other.

Ask the Expert (Article)

The latest issue of PEST Magazine, October/November Issue

Sneak Peek

Sneak peek into collaborations for 2021, what insects would you like to learn about? Post in the comments

Pharaohs Ants

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. A rather overused, but nevertheless relevant quote from Benjamin Franklin.

Flying Insects

What are you looking at?!
Well if you’re a flying insect (like this rather light headed hornet I found dead on the ground earlier today), more than you might imagine.

“UK is overrun with plagues of flying ants!”

“Those damn flying ants are back again.”
“Every year!”
“No matter what I seem to do I just can’t seem to get rid of this colony of flying ants”
We’ve all heard it, seen it, read it in the Red Top tabloids, “UK is overrun with plagues of flying ants!!!”

Wood Boring Beetle

This wonderful piece of natural art is the intricate tunnelling pattern of a wood boring beetle. But other than a little artistic inspiration, what can we learn from this?

Insect and Product Testing Lab

About 7 months ago I started my new business with the aim to provide high grade training, technical support and most importantly precise and reliable product testing. With that I set about to create my own insect and product testing labs.

Leaf Cutter Bees

Did you know that weight for weight solitary bee species tend to be much more prolific pollinators than the humble honey bee? Take for example this leaf cutter bee.

Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar

Sometimes when you’re small and delicious you need to have an ace up your sleeve.

Size of the Hornet vs Wasp

Size difference between the European hornet ( Vespa crabro) and the Common wasp ( Vespula vulgaris)