For more information on Pests, please see the British Pest Control Association's Website
A common pest which is often associated with unhygienic surroundings, can in fact be found in second-hand furniture, luggage and in environments such as hotels, hostels and flats.
Their small brown disc appearance, about 6mm in length and wingless, bedbugs need the blood of a host (human) to survive.
Beg bugs are active at night and can be found in crevices in beds, surrounding furniture, under loose wallpaper to name a few.
Whilst known not to carry any diseases, as mentioned, need blood to survive. Usually they bite, leaving red raised lumps or marks.
Their removal, is quite simple, with the use of products and equipment not available to the public.
Ants are commonly are known to nest anywhere from soil to tree stumps to locations in buildings, and when they leave their nests they often are scavanging for food, usually sweet-smelling scents that can take them into your property or into garden vegetation.
A key feature of Ants is that each nest has a Queen Ant who will during her lifetime, bury a varied amount of ant larvae before they hatch and mature. Male ants will then depart the nest to find females to mate with, and then, they die. The females then hunt for a location to nest in.
Some ants nests can play host to over 100,000 indivduals, which if found nesting in your property, can be tricky to deal with, but adequate treatments such as perimieter barrier treatment will eradicate this problem.
Two types of Cockroaches exist in the UK, the first the German which is a light/yellow brown and is 10-15mm in length and the second, the Oriental which is dark brown/black and larger in size at 20-24mm long.
All cockroaches are distinguishable by their long whip-like antennae, oval body and rapid/jerky walk.
Cockroaches carry eggs until 30 or more nymphs are ready to hatch, and then deposit these in trails on packaging or in crevices.
Once hatched, cannot exist outdoors and choose to live around heating ducts, in boiler rooms, or in any environment which is humid. They feed on almost anything, including food, refuse and faecal matter. They cannot survive without water.
The need to control cockroaches is due to the diseases and bacteria they can spread to anything they come in contact with, usually when foraging for food, which can lead to food poisoning should contaminated food be consumed.
Whilst amatuer DIY incecticides are available to eliminate cockroaches, a trained professional will know how to swiftly remove and prevent their return.
Larvae of the Common Furniture Beetle, woodworm can cause considerable damage to wood.
They are often found in second-hand furniture, tea chests and wicker-work. They can also cause damage to structural parts of your property - such as rafters, joists, floorboards and joinery.
For quick and effective removal of woodworm, consult us today.
The most common flea species is the Cat flea, followed by bird fleas, then dog fleas and finally human fleas which are rarer.
Fleas are wingless, about 2mm in size and are designed to jump. Fleas feed and live on their host, which is usually an animal or pet, but sometimes can also be found on humans.
There is no evidence to suggest Fleas spread disease however can cause intense irritation for both pets and humans, where fleas bite.
Its difficult to control the presence of fleas but their numbers can be reduced with adequate cleaning and hygiene routines.
Flea infestations can be tricky to remove, usually requiring the use of professional grade insecticides not available to the general public.
We can work quickly and effectively to remove any infestations of fleas.
Ladybirds of the Harlequin Variety are naturally found in the Far East but have been introduced into European Countries to tackle other pest insects such as aphids.
They have since been found living wild and are found all over the UK. Ladybirds of all variety, are usually found outside of buildings and don't cause any structural damage, however large numbers of them, may cause some concern.
For properties with regular problems with ladybirds and insects in general, proofing of gaps and entry points will reduce problems, however heavy infestations can be controlled by the use of a trained professional. Contact us if your having problems with Ladybirds.
Cigar-shaped and silver-grey in appearance, the silverfish is a wingless insect found in damp areas of the home.
They are nocturnal, move quickly and feed on starchy substances such as glue, wallpaper paste and food debris.
For excessive problems of silverfish, get in touch, but the odd silverfish problem can be remedied by correcting persistant dampness in the area they are found
Spiders are considered not to be dangerous, and often keep other insects out of your property. However some households may experience nuisance house spiders.
Some individuals may have common fears or concerns about the presence of spiders. Usually spiders leave your home after a couple of days.
Treatment can be provided in extreme causes by the use of a smoke generator, and if your experiencing a large infestation of spiders, we can help.