Entries by Marc O'Connor

All Through the House Nothing Was Stirring……. Only The MICE !!!!

Christmas time is for family and friends to come together and enjoy food, drinks, Presents, chocolates and the general warm and fuzzy glow that the Christmas season brings. But its not only family and friends that come to visit at Christmas. Every year around the country, homes are invaded at Christmas by mice. Our houses […]

Company Announcement

At PestGuard we pride ourselves on ensuring our staff have the latest training and information that allows them to carry out their Jobs to the highest level. Continuing in this vein all our Pest Control technicians, surveyors and Technical staff are now acreedited  “CRRU-IASIS Wildlife Aware” Trained. This is fantastic news for PestGuard  and also […]

Poison Resistant Sewer Rats Found in 4 Swedish Cities

Swedish Pest Control company Anticemex, have recently found poison resistant Sewer rats in 4 different locations in Sweden. The discovery was a result of 80 Random tests carried out which revealed that rats in Kristianstad, Linkoping, Vaxjo and Uppsala showed immunity to commonly used poisons. Anticemex Expert Hakan Kjellberg pointed out that it could be […]

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 […]

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 […]