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A question we a very often asked is are Bees protected under UK law? Read on to find out more
A Durham-based pest and bird control business is celebrating 15 years in operation after its founder received vital support from The Prince’s Trust to get it off the ground. Michael Taylor, now 34, from Spennymoor, was just 18 when he took part in The Trust’s Enterprise programme, which helps unemployed young people to start their own business, in 2004. The 700th business client supported by The Trust in County Durham, he received a £500 grant followed by a £1,500 loan, as well as an experienced business mentor for his first year of trading.
Natural England have announced they are revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons.
Contego Win 'Community Initiative of the Year' Award at the BPCA PestEx 2019 event.
Rain rain go away don’t come back another day! Is it just me or does the rain seam to be perpetual lately? I’m  seriously considering building an arc at head office! in our latest blog we discuss pests that love and hate the rain ...
Gone are the days where you ventured to the coast to spot a ‘seagull’.  Our warm, high, predator free rooftops have become havens for nesting colonies making them a very common pest in unexpected areas of the UK. This is an upward trend since the mid 70’s as fish stocks deplete and our streets and landfills provide ample food for gulls to feed and raise young on. Nationally its predicted there are over 1 million pairs of urban breeding gulls dominating our roof spaces. The most common species being  Herring Gull (common grey seagull) Lesser Black-backed Gull Greater Black-backed Gull The Problem  During the breeding season (Approx March - August with peak feeding in July.  Gulls can become extremely aggressive in a bid to protect eggs and young. This is when you see reports of gulls swooping on people or their pets in a bid to deter perceived fret or an attempt to grab food.

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