Insects

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Here is a short run down of some of the main types of insects that are considered pests in the UK. In small numbers they don't tend to be much of a problem, but in larger numbers they start to become a nuisance, potentially harmful, and can cause damage to your property.


Flying Insects

Moths, flies, and midges are common pests in the UK, which most people are well familiar with.

Flies are germ spreaders, so can be a health risk for homes and business that serve food. Business should ensure the necessary food safety standards are met to reduce the amount of flies attracted, and simlar steps can be taken to keep the home relatively fly-free.

Moths are not as dirty as flies so don't spread germs, but they are a pest as their larvae can cause damage to fabrics, textiles, and clothing. They should be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent damage.

Midges are tiny but in large numbers can be a serious nuisance. They fy around in clusters and they will bite if your skin is expsoed, which can become very itchy. They are more likely near buildings that are close to open sources of water, which is their breeding ground.


Crawling Insects

Fleas are easily tranported around from animal to animal so can find their way into homes via your pets. Fleas can cause discomfort for pets which may require flea treatment, and some pets can be allergic to the flea's saliva.

Bed Bugs can be hard to spot as they keep themselves hidden during the day, coming out at night to feast on blood. You may become alerted to them when you find bite marks on your skin, or by finding small black marks (fecal matter) or blood smears on your bed sheets.

Bed bugs might cause a lot of distress for people and businesses, but they can be fully eradicated by usng heat treatments and spray treatments.

Woodworm is a name give to a variety of beetles that occupy wooden constructions such as furniture or the internal structure of buildings, causing damage along the way.

They will lay their eggs within the cracks of wood, and the larvae will then burrow into the woodwork. They can go unnoticed for years, sometimes only notcied when small holes appear, which is usually a sign that the beetle has left.

It's best to prevent woodworm in the first place, which can be done by applying insecticidal polish to furniture, as well as injecting woodwork killer into any holes.

Spiders are not the most common of pets in the UK but many people have a strong phobia of them, and can't relax knowing there are spiders nearby, so for this reason they can't be allowed to stay. They rarely bite though and usually pose no risk to health, apart from the rare occasions where someone is bitten and allergic to their venom.

The Biscuit Beetle gets it's name due to it commonly being found in food storage areas. They are a red/brown colour, and approx 3mm long, and are attracted to cereals, flour, and biscuits. If they are ever found inside food packets or containers, then these should be disposed of immediately and measures taken to remove any beetles from the area and prevent their return.

Insects can be dealt with yourself using low cost DIY methods, or by using professional pest control experts who have the tools and products to apply more sophisticated solutions.

For immediate assistance with your insect problem, speak with Pest Removal Expert today on 07967 612239

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