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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Pest Control

This year
French government plans bill to tackle surging numbers of bedbug cases
In recent weeks, French citizens have reported seeing the creatures in locations including trains and cinemas.
Mould, cockroaches and rat droppings among reasons why FSAI closed some food businesses
A vape shop was also prohibited from selling a wide range of unapproved CBD products.
Last year
Mice eating through box of Milk Tray among pest problems at Garda headquarters over past year
One exterminator’s report said a mouse was causing “mass panic” in the building opposite the Technical Bureau main entrance.
Live rodents and dead insects: Seven food businesses issued closure orders last month
Pygmalion bar in Dublin and the maker of Ritchie’s mints were among the food businesses hit with closure orders.
All time
Dublin requests for HSE pest control increased by around one-fifth last year
The callouts were spread more evenly across the north and south of the county compared to 2019.
Flying ant season is back - here's why the insects will be swarming about for the next few weeks
The annual flying ant season is expected to last until at least the end of August.
Dáil pigeons, Four Courts rats and museum mice among dozens of pest callouts to OPW sites
Companies were called more than 50 times by the OPW over a two-year period.
Rodents, cockroaches and cluster flies: How to keep your house clear of winter’s top pests this Christmas
The three most common Christmas pests can usually be found in the dark, undisturbed areas of your home.
Cork hospital spends €30k on pest control after rodents were found in sink
Pest control companies attended the hospital more than 120 times last year.
From next year, stores will have to track the sales of rodent poison
EU directives will mean new regulations for the general public, professional pest controllers, and farmers.
Meet the Kerryman leading a major pest-control firm - who's afraid of rats
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile the Irish arm of Rentokil.
Pest control company called to Leinster House to deal with rats and ants
Rodent activity and droppings were found in the building.
Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016
62 Irish restaurants and takeaways were shut last year for an awful lot of different reasons.
Reports of Dublin rat sightings 'something we'd better get used to'
Illegal dumping and poor waste management are major contributing factors, a pest control expert says.
Pest control, maintenance and security at closed Garda stations has cost €846,000 to date
That works out at an average of €7,000 per property per year.
Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?
Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.
Rats disturbed by Luas works are relocating to Dublin city businesses
Some are as long as 12 to 14 inches, excluding the length of their tails, according to one pest controller.
There's a campaign in Bray to 'protest the killing' of seven 'homeless' cats
A pest control company has been hired.
RTÉ is making a show about pest control called The Verminators
And they want YOU to be involved.
Pest control calls about cockroaches up 75% in last decade
One company in Ireland warned people to keep an eye out this summer, especially if they’re staying in a hotel .
Pub offering beers in exchange for dead rats in attempt to rid city of pests
Students in Wellington, NZ can trade in their unwelcome houseguests for a cold one.
Fourfold increase in food safety enforcement orders in July
The Food Safety Authority said it will not hold back in taking action against businesses that fail to comply with food safety legislation.
Ireland’s ant population ‘reaching a ten-year high’
Humans aren’t the only creatures becoming more plentiful in Ireland, Rentokil warns, offering tips to avoid infestation.