Other commonly seen UK problem species

Rodents are causing the largest issues within the UK. There are numerous more pest that cause not just a nuisance but can damage property and even be a health issue.

The below lists some of these other problem pests that exist within the UK.

UK other problem species

Carpet Beetle

Anthrenus verbsci

Common in bird's nests, domestic premsises and museum. Larvae feed on fabrics, carpets, furs, stuffed specimens. Damage done by larvae, adults are harmless. Treatment is the same as with Clothes Moths.

Fleas

Order Siphonaptera

Parasitic as adults. Found on humans and animals, depending on species. Larvae live on floor or in bedding feeding mainly on faeces of adult fleas. Treatment invovles residual spray of all surfaces.

Flies

Order Diptera

Source will depend on species. Treatment will only eradicate flying adults but will not eliminate the issue. Key in eliminating the problem lies in identifying the species to enable the source being located and removed. Knockdown space spray can then eradicate left over adults. Contact us for help.

Mosquitoes, Gnats & Midges

Culicidae, Anopheles spp.

Very common worldwide. Adult females feed on the blood of humans and other animals. Males harmless. Breed in, usually still, water. Breeding source must be treated to eradicate issue.


Mites

Class Arachnida

Very small and vary in significance depending on species. Vast majority are plant-eating, some cause a serious problem in stored food and some even are parasitic to mammals and birds.

Spiders

Class Arachnida

Predatory on insects and other small animals. They play a significant role in the biological control of invertebrate pests. In very rare circumstances we will consider control. Normally if insect prey is removed or in short supply, spiders will not be present in any number. Venomous species are normally imported to Britain so rare within urban areas. If you would like more information on spiders then visited the British Arachnological Society.

Woodlice

Class Crustacea

These eat and damage plants. Most live outdoors but can be found indoors on ocassion, especially during the cooler autumn and winter weather. Control is achieved by simply cleaning as they do not breed indoors. Imprved proofing by sealing entry points from outside should also be done.

Centipedes

Class Chilopoda

In Britain we have about 10 common species, none of which are dangerous to humans. Thorough cleaning should eliminate centipedes indoors.

Methods of management and control

Management and control is dependant on the speices.

If you are having issues with one of these pests or even one not listed then please get in touch with all the details you can provide.

Further information

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