‘We’re losing this battle’: CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US

An Asian tick species capable of transmitting deadly diseases to humans is exploding in population and has already spread to eight states in just a year after its first appearance in the US, warns the Centers for Disease Control. The Asian longhorned tick was only seen in laboratories and in quarantine in the US until […]

Ladybird infestation: What to do if you get bitten by the STD carrying Harlequin ladybird

Harlequin ladybirds have been pictured up and down the country nestling on walls and inside people’s homes. The bugs, which are reported to have arrived in Britain from Asia, carry a disease called laboulbeniales, which is a form of fungi. While this can’t be passed on to humans, scientists say the fungus will infect our […]

Bed bugs: Six ways to treat itchy bites and how to get rid of an infestation fast

Bed bugs can be difficult to spot which makes being bitten very difficult to avoid. Not only do they crawl out at night to bite exposed skin, they’re also very small, with adult bed bugs only growing up to 5mm long. One way of discovering if you hovered bugs is their irritable bites. These can […]

Popular holiday islands CLOSED to tourists – due to overwhelming rat infestation

Ten islands in Australia are being shut down thanks to the rat infestation currently plaguing the land. Found off the coast of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, they will remain closed for three weeks while the problem is tackled. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will be working to remove the rodents on the islands. The […]