Sunday, 25 August 2013

Smartphone Apps for Boaters (19)

Here is an extract from a recent email from Rebecca Nesbit.

Thank you very much for all the flying ant sightings, they are still coming in. We've been very interested to see that flying ant season seems to have been so long this year, and many of you have reported not yet seeing any, so hopefully there are more to come. Click Here to report any observations of flying ants.

Incy Wincy Spider was a favourite nursery rhyme for my two daughters, though they now have children of their own. Living on a boat means that you will come into contact with spiders as I believe they have a thing about being able to travel and meet other interesting insects to have round for dinner. After our recent experience with a plague of flies whilst moored in Goole. We are being a bit less proactive over evicting the spiders. I am sure that many of you will have learned about using Horse Chestnuts to deter spiders. An urban legend and old wives tale that does not work. Rebecca has a request for people to report house spider sightings. 

You may have noticed an increase in house spiders, and this week we were excited to launch our house spider survey. You can report your house spider sightings online Click Here. Or alternatively you can download our smartphone App Click Here to report your sightings via your smartphone.

For facts such as why some flying ants are larger than others there’s lots of information on our blog. Click Here and if you have any questions at all please add a comment below an ant blog post and I’ll do my best to answer it. I have enjoyed hearing about your experiences.

Have a great bank holiday, and I hope you see some flying ants over the weekend. 

Thank you again for all your support.

Best wishes,

Dr Rebecca Nesbit MSB

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