Top house-hold pests
The home is a wonderful place to harbour all sorts of pests. Whatever the time of year, pests are always a problem. Each type of pest come with their own issues. Below you will find a selection of pests and the issues they can cause to you and your home.
Mice are active all year round. They can be found in many different locations in your home such as the kitchen, bathroom, and even in wall cavities. They are destructive pests, damaging cables by chewing through them, shredding items to make a comfortable nesting sites. Mice are nocturnal by nature so you may not see them but you will hear them. They are also carriers of many diseases which can be harmful to humans.
Cockroaches too can be found all year round. They look for warmth and moisture as these are the best conditions for them. They can be found in places like the kitchen and bathroom but also like mice in wall cavities. These pests are also nocturnal, and very fast movers. Interestingly, cockroaches are not fussy eaters at all, if necessary, they will eat each other when food sources are low.
Brown rats are the most common found in the UK. They are quick to multiply if left to do so. They are well known for spreading diseases. They can cause a lot of damage due to their ability to gnaw through a multitude of materials, from wooded gates and fences to cables. If you find teeth marks in your cables, then you may have a problem with rats but also the chewing of these wires can be the cause of a fire hazard. Be on the lookout for droppings as they are a tell-tale sign of an infestation.
These can be very destructive pests. Moths lay eggs on items such a clothing and these larvae once hatched, eat the clothing causing holes. They are not restricted to clothing, they can also destroy upholstery and carpets if given the chance to thrive.
Wasps can be a problem both inside and outside of the home. They get into the home through open windows and doors. Nests can usually be found in loft spaces and wall cavities.
Flies come in many shapes and sizes. From house flies and bluebottles to fruit flies, these pests are always on the search for food sources. They can carry diseases like bacteria that cause food poisoning.
Ants love food, they are always on the search for food sources. They tend to nest outside of the house but if located close to any entrance or exit to the home they can and will come in.
Bed bugs like to feed on human blood. They can be found in many locations, not just the bed, in small cracks too. They are very small so hard to see with the naked eye. Any infestation can spread quickly so it is suggested that you seek professional treatment if you think that you have an infestation.
Spiders are actually good for the home, they eat flies and mosquitoes. Although they are unsightly to some people and even feared, they are mainly not harmful to us.
If you think you have an infestation of any of the above pests, then please give us a call for a no obligation quote.