18 July, 2006
The brown rat - otherwise known as Rattus norvegicus , the Norway rat, or the common rat - rules supreme. Rentokil's Irish manager Michael O'Mahoney said, "in my 25 years' in pest control, I have never come across a black rat".
17 May, 2006
This summer's recordbreaking temperatures have resulted in a massive drop in reported sightings of the flying pest traditionally associated with hot weather . . . the wasp.