Bedbugs are on the rise and Scots are desperate to know how to prevent the insects from festering in their own homes. The critters have made their way into all sorts of establishments, no matter how clean, from five-star hotels to a British Airways flight. Summer sees an influx of beasties in Scotland and there are measures you can take to stop them in their tracks. Here is everything you need to know about bed bugs and how to get rid of them. 1. What are bedbugs? Bedbugs are small blood-sucking insects that live in cracks and crevices in and around beds. They crawl out at night and bite exposed skin to feed on blood. The bites are not dangerous and don't spread disease, although they are very persistent and it is difficult to get rid of them. Adult bedbugs are oval-shaped, flat and up to 5mm long – similar to an apple seed. They can dark yellow, red or brown in colour. 2. How to spot bedbugs or bedbug bites? Molted shells that the insects have shed in their path or tiny black … [Read more...] about What are bedbugs and how to get rid of them
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Every year, huge flying ants appear on the same day in different locations in the UK - a phenomenon known as Flying Ant Day. You may already have noticed them flying around - that's because the flying ant period can last a few weeks but usually builds up to a specific day when millions of flying ants come out at the same time all over the country. And although there's no set day (it changes every year) it usually happens in July. The ants have already been seen in parts of the UK, including at Wimbledon where they disrupted the match between Caroline Wozniacki and Ekaterina Makarova, The Mirror reported. Wozniacki complained to the umpire: "You want to focus on playing tennis and not eating bugs." Here’s everything you need to know about the great flying ant invasion. What is Flying Ant Day and why does it occur? National Flying Ant Day is when male and female ants sprout wings and venture out of their nests on a "nuptial flight", seeking ants from other colonies to mate with. … [Read more...] about Flying Ant Day: Here’s when it is and how to get rid of them
Bed bugs are the blood-sucking creatures that lurk in the crevices of your bed and come out at night to feed on your exposed skin. The mini beasts are able to hide themselves away during the day, only to feast on an unknowing sleeper in the twilight hours. But, despite sounding like something you would see in a horror movie, the tiny insects are in fact harmless and do not spread disease. That said, they can cause painful and itchy rashes and many are not comfortable with living with the nocturnal creepy-crawlies. But how do you know if you have bed bugs? You will need to check for tiny white eggs in the crevices of your bed and mattress, you can use a bright touch to help illuminate them. Tiny black spots on your bed will be the insects poo and bed bug shells will also be visible as they shed their skins as they grow. And of course there is the bugs themselves. Adult bedbugs are oval-shaped, flat and up to 5mm long – similar to an apple seed. Their colour varies between dark … [Read more...] about How to spot if you have bed bugs and how to get rid of them
YESTERDAY was Flying Ant Day, and millions of bugs have now become airborne to find their mate – this is how to get rid of them. By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 5th July 2018 Although necessary for the reproduction of flying ants, the insects can be an annoyance for the common person.On one particular day every year millions of ants bizarrely appear across the country.The phenomenon, nicknamed Flying Ant Day, can last for a few weeks.In fact, flying ant infestations increase by 120% across two months. GETTY FLYING ANT DAY: Yesterday was National Flying Ant Day Do flying ants bite?According to the NHS, flying ants can sometimes bite.A flying ant bite can be annoying, but is ultimately harmless.You may feel a nip, and a pale pink mark may appear.Sometimes the spot can be uncomfortable, itchy or swollen, but it is not dangerous.To prevent bites, try using over-the-counter insect repellent. The creepiest insects in the world We hope you're not squeamish! Here are … [Read more...] about Flying Ant Day: How to get rid of them and do they bite?
Every year, huge flying ants appear on the same day in different locations in the UK - a phenomenon known as national Flying Ant Day. Some people might have already noticed some of the creatures buzzing around. This is because the flying ant period can last a few weeks, but usually builds up to a specific day when millions of flying ants come out at the same time all over the country. There's no set day - it changes each year - but it usually occurs in July. However, this year it's happening earlier than usual. Here’s everything you need to know about the great flying ant invasion. What is Flying Ant Day and why does it occur? National Flying Ant Day is when male and female ants sprout wings and venture out of their nests on a "nuptial flight", seeking ants from other colonies to mate with. According to the Society of Biology, nuptial flight is an important phase in the reproduction of the ant species. During the flight, virgin queens mate with males and then land to start a new … [Read more...] about Flying Ant Day 2018: When is it and how to get rid of them