Want to know the most common Household insects that may have moved in to your home?
Flies: These pests can walk upside down on ceilings and on glass surfaces. They may carry a wide range of diseases including food poisoning bacteria.
Ants: These pests often enter houses in search of food. Ant nests are often located on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving – look for finely powdered soil
Wasps: Wasps can be a real problem in your garden and they often enter houses through open windows. Wasp stings can be very dangerous. Large wasp nests can contain over 25,000 wasps and can be found in lofts: wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground.
Mice: These pests like to nest indoors in warm, tight spaces. They are prevalent in attics. Mice like to nibble on household objects and particularly enjoy cereals.
Rats: These pests prefer to live outdoors. Signs of infestation include teeth marks in electric and telephone cables, which may lead to a fire hazard. Rats can also spread diseases.
Spiders: These pests are harmless but nevertheless often feared. They can be beneficial as they eat flies and mosquitoes in the home.
Moths: Common Clothes Moths can be a real nuisance in the home. They lay sticky eggs on natural clothing. Their white caterpillar larvae do the damage by eating clothes, carpets and upholstery. They can be very destructive.
Woodlice: These pests are harmless but often seen as a nuisance. They eat leaves and rotting wood and may enter houses.
Bedbugs: These pests can be found in cracks, crevices and under carpets. They feed on human blood and are very difficult to control.
Cockroaches: These pests like to live in warm houses, kitchens and wall cavities. They often come out after dark, feeding on any type of food and they may carry diseases.