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Flies Laden with More Germs Than Expected

A Number of News outlets are reporting results of new studies that suggest that flies carry more germs than initially thought. BBC News and the Irish Independent have run with stories on this topic. Researchers in American Penn State Eberly College of Science have found that common housefly carry salmonella, e-coli and bacteria that can […]

25 years ago PestGuard came to Maeve Binchy’s rescue

Back in 1991 PestGuard received a call from one of Ireland’s best loved and most successful novelists. Maeve hilariously recounted her experience in her Irish Times column.

Delays in dealing with rat infestations in Dublin

There were many reported incidences of rat infestations around the city this summer, with a slew of complaints being made to local councils about the delay in dealing with the problem. It appear these delays were partly due to staff shortages in the HSE Pest Control Service brought on by an increase in retirements and […]

Rats and Mice Transfer Diseases

Rats and mice carry and pass on a number of harmful and sometimes deadly diseases. Both the droppings and the rodents themselves can be a major health hazard to humans. Studies have shown that fleas were found in 100% of rats studied and harmful mites were found in 67% of rats. This shows that rats […]

Rodent Call Outs Increase by 35% as Flood Waters Displace Rat Population

Pestguard has noticed a marked increase in calls regarding rat infestations in flood hit areas. The increase is anywhere between 30-35%. Home owners need to be really aware that as the flood waters rise the rats and mice are being forced from there normal habitat and are finding their way into our homes and business […]