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'Pigeon man' jailed after breaching ASBO banning him from...

'Pigeon man' jailed after breaching ASBO banning him from... | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
John Wilkinson has earned himself notoriety for handing out bird food, but has now broken the order resulting in six weeks behind bars
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High time some bylaws are imposed to stop all feeding of pigeons in urban areas...

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Great interview with Tony Blackburn

Great interview with Tony Blackburn | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Interview with Graham Chapple of Rapid Pest Control and Tony Blackburn on BBC Radio Berkshire on rats in the loft, bird problems etc
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Tony says he is a bit of an expert in rat control - so I asked him to come and give us a hand....listen to the reply :-)

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Rapid Environmental Services » Interesting “pest problem” at London Bridge

Rapid Environmental Services » Interesting “pest problem” at London Bridge | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
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Not just pigeon problems solved...but human pest problems too...

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Rapid Environmental Services » Bird Problem on a Clock Tower

Rapid Environmental Services » Bird Problem on a Clock Tower | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
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Another Bird Problem Solved...

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Topsy Ojo 200 Not out - London Irish

Topsy Ojo 200 Not out - London Irish | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
London Irish Rugby Club, The Exiles
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Looking forward to seeing Topsy make his 200th appearance - lets hope he pops one in #poocorner ..... #COYI

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China goes to war with giant hornets that have claimed 42 lives

China goes to war with giant hornets that have claimed 42 lives | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Chinese officials are fighting back against nightmare insects plaguing cities in northern Shaanxi province by burning and gassing them from their hives.
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Check these bad boys out ... go to the end of the article and see the effect of the stings - these guys are very brave tackling this killer.

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Deadly shootout with poachers at Zimbabwe park | eNCA

Deadly shootout with poachers at Zimbabwe park | eNCA | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
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Patrols increased after poisoning incident ... another one bites the dust...!

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Call to charge 'health tourists'

Call to charge 'health tourists' | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
The NHS could claw back more than £500 million a year if it was better at charging foreign nationals for using NHS services, a report suggests.
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If doctors are responsible for spending, they should also be responsible for billing too - it's not hard really....if the NHS was more business like many problems would dissapear

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The truth about false widow spiders - Natural History Museum

The truth about false widow spiders - Natural History Museum | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
What's the likelihood of being bitten by a false widow spider? Extremely low. No one has ever died of a spider bite in the UK and the number of reported bites from spiders in general is minimal.
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Lots of frightened people about at the moment - I always say if in doubt leave weel alone....or squash!

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How much pigeon poo can you get in a roof?

How much pigeon poo can you get in a roof? | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Dealing and cleaning up pigeon poo is a dangerous and specialised job and should only be tackled by professional operators like Rapid ESL
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Major cleaning project - removing 100 years of accumulated pigeon poo is not for the faint of heart....call in the experts at Rapid Environmental!

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Brutal moment a jaguar stalks and ambushes a caiman before dragging re

Brutal moment a jaguar stalks and ambushes a caiman before dragging re | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
These stunning images show the 20-stone cat striking with lightning speed while the eight-foot reptile basks on a river island in Brazil.
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Now this is and amazing sequence of shots...the hunter becomes the prey...nature at it's best

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Bringing back the night: the fight against light pollution

Bringing back the night: the fight against light pollution | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Yale Environment 360: New initiatives are seeking to cut the light pollution that is increasingly linked to adverse effects on human health and wildlife
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Interesting topic - would love to see the lights go off, but what are the consequences of this - A crime wave? More RTA's? All I know is that I would probably get some sleep if it was darker! Thoughts?

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London Irish: Pump Technology in record five year deal with London Irish Club News

London Irish: Pump Technology in record five year deal with London Irish Club News | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
London Irish Rugby!
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Excellent news - as a London Irish fan it's great to see high calibre sponsors supporting the team through thick and thin - this is the year for the Irish!

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Loft Clearance, Decontamination and Insulation

Loft Clearance, Decontamination and Insulation | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Have you had a rat problem in the loft? Loft Cleaning and Loft Clearances in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Call 01635 247192
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A very popular service for our clients - making their homes safe from contamination by rats in their lofts and re-insulation at the same time.

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My year as a Pest Control Apprentice

Do you want a career in Pest Control? Do you have what is takes to control pests in Newbury? Want to do an Apprenticeship in Pest Control?
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Nice Blog from Mike Light, our Apprentice who joined us just 1 year ago....now running some major accounts and projects - as well as gaining a Distinction in RSPH Level 2 exams

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Rapid Environmental Services » Another Bridge Protected from Bird Problems in London

Rapid Environmental Services » Another Bridge Protected from Bird Problems in London | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
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And another Quality Installation from Rapid ESL

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FTC Warns Manufacturers and Retailers of Ultrasonic Pest-control Devices

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Hence we don't sell or recommend them...if you have a pest get it sorted by a professional - in this case technology does not work

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Angler scarred for life by a FOX when it bit his face while he lay asleep in tent

Angler scarred for life by a FOX when it bit his face while he lay asleep in tent | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
An angler who had been night fishing woke up in his tent to find a fox with its jaws clamped round his face. Andrew Thomas, from Uckfield, has three children.
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Whilst attacks have been rare in the past, they are becoming increasingly more common....they are not as cute as people think

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Poachers beware - the Paras are on the way

Poachers beware - the Paras are on the way | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
The British government has announced that to help in the fight against the poachers it is to send one of the most respected and feared fighting forces in the world - The British Army Paratrooper - to work with wildlife officers in Kenya.
Graham Chapple's insight:

Excellent - a much better gig than Afganistan for sure - lets hope they nail a few poachers and get the rest running scared

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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, November 9, 2013 6:32 AM

Kenya Paratrooper to aid in stopping poaching.

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AT LAST! Ban on ALL wild animals in circuses is passed | Nature | News | Daily Express

AT LAST! Ban on ALL wild animals in circuses is passed | Nature | News | Daily Express | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
The RSPCA has said it is very relieved the Government has finally confirmed it will ban ALL wild animals in circuses.
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About time too...

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Few children 'connected to nature'

Few children 'connected to nature' | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
“ Large numbers of children in Britain are missing out on the natural world, a three-year study from the RSPB suggests.”
Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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So true and such a shame that kids are missing out....as kids we were always outside in the woods etc...
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91 elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe

91 elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe, where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market.
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Having just got back from Zim watching elephants, I am totally disgusted. This is big news all over Africa so let hope the culprits get brought to justice soon

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"Ratty" bucks national trend!

"Ratty" bucks national trend! | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
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Great to see Water Voles are making a come back 

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Wonga makes weekly profit of more than £1m | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com

Wonga makes weekly profit of more than £1m | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
Controversial payday lender Wonga makes more than £1m in profits per week, founder Errol Damelin said today.
Graham Chapple's insight:

WOW! Do people actually use this type of service? I guess so! Do people not understand interest and repayment charges? Time to change business model - how about Rapid Loans??

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NFU welcomes order to protect badger cull farmers

NFU welcomes order to protect badger cull farmers | Rapid Environmental Services | Scoop.it
The NFU has welcomed an injunction to protect farmers in and around the pilot cull areas from unlawful actions of animal rights activists.
Graham Chapple's insight:

About time too...it's time to let the experiment begin. If it doesn't work, then the doubters will be proved right...but they are worried the evidence will be right and a cull should happen UK wide....a bit controversial for a Friday but too many farmers have lost everything for this not to happen.

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