Post-Brexit, the rules on pet travel between the continent and Great Britain have changed. And there are different rules depending on which direction you are travelling. Make sure you know the latest requirements.
Do snakes make you shudder? Well, you’re not alone…….but how much do you REALLY know about the creatures we love to hate?
Beaches in the P-O that allow dogs in summer.
The mosquito (meaning “little fly” in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years, giving it plenty of time to hone its “biting” skills to a fine point (if you’ll pardon the pun!!)
Phlebotomus actually comes from the Greek phleps, phlebos meaning ‘vein’ referring to the blood sucking habit of sand flies. These ‘sandflies’ small, hairy species of mosquito, can carry and transmit leishmaniasis, (pronounced leash man eye a sis), a disease first recorded in the Pyrénées-Orientales in 1920.
Phlebotomus actually comes from the Greek phleps, phlebos meaning ‘vein’ referring to the blood sucking habit of sand flies
Ticks are not insects, but tiny blood sucking parasites which live in woodland and grassy areas, closely related to spiders.
During the months of May and June in particular, foxtail barley and similar species of grass growing in the PO can be very harmful to your dog
After contact with the processionary caterpillars, I was in agony for a couple of weeks until I saw your posting – and it helped the doctors by giving them a diagnosis. So – please let ladies know that they should cross their legs!
These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.