5 Common UK Pests

5 Common UK Pests

Whilst the UK remains relatively safe from some of the more exotic pests which plague other parts of the world, we are still faced with a c constant battle against a number of resilient pests (even during the winter months).

Dealing with issues such as wasps nests and bees are very much seasonal, there are other pest control problems which can take place at any point of the year. Below we have identified some of the more common pest control issues that we are regularly called on to deal with during the winter months.

Pest No. 1 – Rats

Rats are very resilient creatures and even when the weather outside is bitterly cold, they can survive underground, coming out for food when they need to.5 Common UK Pests

Brown Rats are the major species in the UK. They live mostly outdoors either in burrow or underground in urban sewers. Signs of activity include well marked travelling routes, gnawing marks and greasy smears left on walls pipes and around floor joists, against which they habitually brush. They are notoriously cautious with new objects and food sources. Approximately 50-70% of rats are believed to carry Leptospirosis which leads to the potentially fatal Weil’s disease in humans. Rats carry parasitic and food poisoning organisms such as Salmonella. Disease transmission is via infection of foodstuffs and water supply.

Pest No. 2 – Mice

Mice can enter your property through a variety of different ways. When they find a nice warm place to hide in the winter they are likely to stay there providing there’s a source of food.

The house mouse is generally dusty grey with a lighter coloured underside. The head and body measures between 70 and 95mm with the tail measuring as much again. Adult mice can be confused with juvenile rats but there are two main features which distinguish between them. A juvenile rat has large feet and a large head relative to its size, an adult mouse has smaller feet and a smaller head.

Pest No. 3 – Moths

Successful control of Common Clothes Moth requires planning followed by a thorough treatment by a professional pest control company. To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has the expertise and years of practical field experience, we know which products to use, when to use them and where.

Pest No. 4 – Bed Bugs

Successful control of bed bugs requires planning followed by a extensive and thorough treatment by a professional pest control company. To eradicate this persistant pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience We know exactly which products to use, when to use them and where.

Pest No. 5 – Fleas

Successful control of fleas requires an extensive and thorough treatment by a professional pest control company. To eradicate this pest requires a close understanding of its biology, lifestyle and habits. Integrated Pest Management has that expertise and years of practical field experience. We know exactly which products to use, when to use them and where.

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By | 2017-04-11T16:28:57+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Bed Bugs, Fleas, Mice, Moths, Pest Control, Pest Control Services, Rats|Comments Off on 5 Common UK Pests