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Councillor John Hood calls for action to tackle high number of pest control callouts

Councillor John Hood calls for action to tackle high number of pest control callouts

PEST control staff were called to around 17 cases of rat infestation per week in Renfrewshire last year, new figures show. Johnstone, Paisley and Bishopton made up the top 10 areas for rat problems in 2021, as staff were called out nearly 900 times to deal with vermin. Residents in Johnstone’s Maple Drive, Greenend Avenue, Dimity Street, Macdowall Street and Floorsburn Crescent all had to deal with multiple rat issues, with more than 60 visits recorded. Maple Drive was the worst street in Renfrewshire for all pest […]

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Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Bedbug calls may be down during COVID-19, but just wait

Though bedbugs aren’t spreading as rapidly as they did before COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, infestations remain a grim reality for many Toronto residents. Toronto Public Health (TPH) and pest control companies have noticed fewer bedbug sighting calls in the past year as people leave their homes less frequently during the pandemic, slowing the spread of insect across the city. The tiny, bloodthirsty pests are hitchhikers, jumping from one person’s clothes and belongings to the next. But “when we have these lockdowns and people are just staying at […]

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Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

Revolutionary Anthem Calls For Justice

“Say Their Names” Sir Sultry Music A poignant masterpiece for the revolutionary soundtrack of 2020, “Say Their Names” brings together an acclaimed roster of roots creators and contemporary jazz artists for an idiosyncratic four-movement composition urgently calling for social justice. Released Dec. 11, “Say Their Names” protests against the senseless police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black men and women. The arrangement for the single reflects the cycle of the Black Lives Matter marches — its pulse emulating marching, blocking intersections […]

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