Rentokil Initial has said a surge in summer call-outs for insect and rat catching helped boost annual results as last year’s heatwave sent pest numbers soaring.
Human activity is causing dramatic declines in insects which could see 40% of species become extinct in a few decades, a scientific study has warned.
A “Band of Brothers” species of warring ant has been observed rescuing injured comrades from the field of battle, carrying them to safety, and tending their wounds.
Billions of daddy longlegs are set to hatch out this autumn in a "boom of food" for wildlife - including a giant variety spreading north because of climate change.
A swarm of mayflies in the US state of Illinois has caused traffic chaos after they were stacked six inches deep (15cm) on a bridge.