I was phoned by a company called PCP 2 weeks ago. They are conducting a nationwide survey and are phoning 300 professional pest controllers throughout the country.
30 or more questions were asked to find out if different species of pests had become more prevalent over the last couple of years. With particular interest in my views and opinions on the current bedbug crisis in the country and with the councils only collecting bins every other week.
Obviously all pest control companies have took more work from the plague of bedbugs that infests the country.
I'd imagine that there has also been more rodent and fly activity throughout the country due to the the bins being collected every other week. I certainly had many more call outs for flies. Rodent call outs were also slightly up in 2011. There is however the possibility that this was down to an increase in my advertising.
It'll be interesting to see the results of PCP's survey.