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Arachnophobes, this article is not for you.

The spider mating season has gone past us, the spiders have left their webs indoors to find a partner. Did you know there are over 370 species of spiders in Ireland all of which can bite, luckily very few of these contain venom worthy of harming the human body.

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What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

As defined in the sustainable use of pesticides directive (Directive 2009/128/EC), ‘integrated pest management’ means careful consideration of all available plant protection methods and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of populations of harmful organisms and keep the use of plant protection products and other forms of intervention to levels that are economically and ecologically justified and reduce or minimise risks to human health and the environment. ‘Integrated pest management’ emphasises the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms; In more simple terms: "IPM is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.“

Covid-19 isolation measures have abruptly changed ways of working here at Pest-A-Tac Ltd. The rapid shift to remote working is cause for significant anxiety amongst our workforce here at Pest-A-Tac Ltd.

It is going to put our company cultures and policies to the test. We are an enterprise that embraces change, recognises the new challenges facing employees and encourages them to take the initiative, do things differently and more efficiently on a daily basis, so Covid-19 should and will be taken in its stride here at Pest-A-Tac Ltd, Management here at Pest-A-Tac Ltd support this shift, easing the transition and driving productivity. Workplace culture is typically defined by several factors including organisational structures and management practises, employee lifecycle processes, company policies, the type of people that are employed in our business and the way we interact, the company’s mission, vision and ensure business continuity. But remote working means a lot of change for our employees.

rodents in ireland

When speaking of rodents in Ireland, one would assume a mouse or a rat. However, this conclusion is incorrect. In Ireland today we have many rodent species. Irelands rodent species range from The Red Squirrel, Grey Squirrel, Bank Vole, House Mouse, Wood Mouse, Brown Rat, Black Rat, The Pygmy Shrew, Bank Voles, The Greater White Toothed Shrew, Mink and Stoats just to name a few of the most commonly found. And just to mention Bats, Ireland being a host to these amazing creatures. Bats are a protected species throughout Ireland, I will do another blog in the near future on Bats so watch this space.

silverfish appearing more and more in ireland

We here at Pest-A-Tac Ltd have noticed a signification rise in the presence of Silverfish in Ireland. The main areas we have noticed these changes include Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin. The small wingless insect can do a large amount of damage in a relatively short period of time within the home or business. These invertebrates can damage books, files or plaster board or anything containing cellulose or starch. These not so nice visitors are commonly found in dark moist areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.


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The Lough, Cork.

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