Giant rat attacks girls in Sunderland

This is a cutting from the Weekly World News from 1985. A girls was attacked in the Sunderland bus station by a giant rat. Luckily a bus driver saw the incident and whipped out his adjustable flame butane lighter to fend off the rat by…

Another store fined over ‘severe’ mouse infestation – thankfully not in Sunderland

Morden Food Store on London Road, was closed and the owner fined after a member of the public called the Environmental Health Offices and tipped them off about pigeons that were roosting aove the fresh fruit outside the shop. The pigeons…

A mouse infestation closes Sainsbury’s in Bayswater

The Environmental Health Officers have closed down the Bayswater Sainsbury's because of a serious mouse infestation. The Environmental Health Offices posted a notice on the entrance way into Sainsbury's that told the customers "The shop…

Poundland store, London fined £24000 for hygiene offences

Packs of biscuits that had been chewed/damaged by mice were put back on the shelves for sale Environmental Health Offices found rat droppings in packets that were for sale Poundlands pest control contractor had been in and carried out…

The Villainous Crow

I was out with the family on Sunday at Hardwick Hall in Sedgfield, County Durham. As we strolled around the park I noticed this fella trying to look nonchalant.  They are not usually a pest that causes damage to building through their…

Pigeon spikes in Washington, Tyne and Wear

Pigeon Spikes were fitted to the topside of the sign at the Galleries Health Centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear. Feral pigeons were roosting  and causing a health and safety hazard with their droppings. Feral pigeons will roost anywhere that…

Netting at 55 degrees North

Pigeon proofing work has now been completed on a small area of the 55 Degree North building in Newcastle city centre. Feral pigeons took a fancy to the ledges of the fire escape after proofing works were carried out on a nearby building. Feral…

Pigeon Control at The Groin, South Shields

This photograph is The Groin at South Shields, we were asked to fit pigeon netting to deny feral pigeons access to the old lighthouse. In the background you can see our MEWP as we prepare to wash down the pigeon droppings prior to fitting…