Common Pests

ants

Ants

Problems with ants in a domestic setting can range from a few foraging, garden or black ants, to a large “invasion”. These can usually be dealt with by a combination of liquid pesticide spray and bait stations.

bed bug

Bed Bugs

This insect is a ’true bug’. Bed bugs have evolved over millions of years and now live primarily from human blood (but they will also feed on domestic pets if they can).

bees

Bees

Humans have kept honey bees for thousands of years in order to exploit their honey. As part of their reproductive life cycle, each year between April and June the old queen will leave the hive and take several thousand workers with her

cockroach

Cockroaches

There are two species of cockroach found commonly in the UK. The German Cockroach (Blattella germanica) is found throughout Europe and other temperate climates.

flea

Fleas

Fleas are a distressing pest that are normally associated with domestic properties. However, they can occasionally be transported, on clothing, to the office and other working environments.

mouse

Mice

Like all mice, the House Mouse and Long-Tailed Field Mouse, two of the most common types of mice in the UK, seek the warmth and shelter of buildings for nesting sites and food.

Rats

Rats are the one rodent which most people cannot abide. They damage goods and property and carry disease.

squirrel

Squirrels

Grey squirrels can nest in your wall cavities, between false walls and in the loft. These squirrels may use roof insulation for nesting materials and may chew boxes and other items stored in the roof space.

wasp

Wasps

All wasps begin to build nests in April/ May and can be a major nuisance throughout the summer and autumn.