It’s love season for pests

Since Antiquity, the month of February has been associated with love and fertility. As a matter of fact, we are not the only ones to declare our flame. It is also the mating season (and the anxiety season for you…) for everything that crawls or flies.

Heat and frequent heavy showers are idyllic conditions for mosquitoes and other unlovable creatures to get up close and personal. Pests are not great romantics and are quick to get down to business. And if ...

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Let the year of the Rat be rodent-free!

According to Chinese astrology, on January 25, 2020, we will be celebrating the year of the Metal Rat, which marks the start of a new 12-year astrological cycle. The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Astrology, and has nothing in common with the filthy rodent we despite so much. In fact, the Rat is rather known for being intelligent, lively, smart and opportunistic!
If the year of the Rat looks promising and is ...

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7 myths about pests to forget in 2020

Pests have been living with us since the dawn of time. To get rid of them, we’ve come up with all sorts of creative (and often ineffective) methods that we still use and believe in, to this day. That’s why for 2020, we’ve decided to enlighten you about which myths are a plain waste of your time (and a risk to your health) so you get the best chance possible to start 2020 pest free.

Myth 1: Naphthalene balls soaked in ...

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The most dangerous pests – who are lurking around

Have you ever wondered how safe your home or office was? The answer is obvious: you have installed the latest alarm system in your home, your office has CCTV and a security officer … you are safe! Well, most of the time danger comes from where you least expect it. There are some very tiny creatures out there, who are more dangerous and destructive than a gang of thieves. Here is the police line-up, where all ...

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The top 6 dirtiest things you touch every day

Bacteria are part of life and are everywhere, certainly, but some objects of your daily life are particularly covered with germs. Whether you a germaphobe or not, we thought you might be interested in some ‘fun’ facts about the top dirtiest things that you touch every day. You must be thinking, ‘So obvious, toilet seats!’ Wrong.

Surprisingly, the dirtiest things might not be what you think they are, and they are all your own, either in your household or ...

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All about termites

Termites, which are locally called “carias”, were already around during the Jurassic Period. They are social insects, living in hierarchical and organized colonies of several thousand individuals. They thrive in countries with warm climates, like Mauritius, where some species build large nests in the earth, called termite mounds. To build up defence effectively against these small armies of “mass destruction”, the first step is to get to know them ...

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Sleeping with the enemy

Did you know that you live (and sleep) with your worst enemy? Our biggest predator is not the great white shark, but the mosquito. The most dangerous species can even cause death.

They may be tiny, but mosquitoes are terrific enemies. They don’t play by the rules and have no respect for curfews. They are watching when you sleep, they are watching you when you are relaxing… waiting to sting mercilessly every centimetre of bare skin, ...

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Let’s Talk About Periods

Let’s talk about the great ‘P’ word. Periods.

The fact is that periods are a part of everyday life. So much so, that while you’re reading this, it’s estimated that about 300 million women (that’s 1 in 7) are having their periods right now across the globe.

It’s shocking then (and unacceptable) that many still consider it a major taboo.

For many girls, their periods are a source of embarrassment and discomfort. And the repercussions of this run deeper than shame.

Due ...

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The top 5 most common pests

Mauritius is well-known for its beautiful flora and fauna. It’s also reputed for its mosquitoes, especially among the tourists. If you wish to know what are the pests that are plotting to invade your house, here is a list of the top five most common ones that you can come across, without knowing how much they can affect your health. Here they are:

Mosquitoes

Besides being extremely annoying, mosquitoes do much more than stopping you from sleeping. Some ...

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