Squirrels

UK Squirrels: Here in the UK, we have three breeds of squirrel: Red squirrel – our native squirrel Grey squirrel – also called the Eastern Gray, is an invasive breed coming from North America Black squirrel – technically either an Eastern Gray or Fox Squirrel with a faulty gene that gives it its black coat ..

Bees – How we control them

Why Bees are important There are over 200 types of Bees in the UK, including 25 types of bumblebees! Some of these include: Garden Bumblebee White-tailed Bumblebee Honeybee Bees are valuable pollinators and without them, a lot of our farm produce and plants would not exist, they should be dealt with with respect, and any ..

UK Wasps – What you need to know!

  UK Wasps – What you need to know! When looking for a pest control company to help with any wasp nest issues, it is important that you know the difference between UK wasps. There are two different types of UK wasp – Vespula Vulgaris (also known as the common wasp or a common yellow-jacket) and ..

How to Choose Your Pest Control Company

How to choose your company Being a BPCA member tells customers that the quality of service given by a pest control company is to a good standard. To find a company in your area go to the BPCA website When choosing a company you need to ensure that they have the qualifications in place. Only ..

Hornets in the UK

Types of hornets in the UK European Hornets – Vespa Crabro These pests are the largest hornet native to Europe; they are carnivorous and can be seen as beneficial, they are also known to “hawk” in mid-air for honeybees and destroy whole hives. They are therefore a threat to our environment and need to be ..

Moths stop them Now

Moth caterpillars cause the damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials like wool, cotton, and silk. This potentially puts your delicate items at particular risk of damage. Small maggot-like larvae will feed on the Keratin within the wool.

To take care of the immediate problem of moths in your closet, trap them with Pheromone moth traps, which attract and kill them with a sticky substance that they can’t escape once they touch or you can arrange for a Pest Control Survey of the building. Upon carrying out the survey we offer the customer a few moth traps as part of the survey fee, or within the treatment. Clothes you don’t wear often, especially wool winter clothing should be stored in an airtight bags, protect wool coats and sweaters with plastic bags. If your going to store clothing in the loft make sure that it’s protected and wrapped airtight so no moths can get in. Always move furniture around the house so that you can hover under it.

Brown House Moth

(Hofmannophila Pseudospretella)

Adult — 8–14 mm long.

Brown in colour with three or four darker spots.

Larva — up to 20 mm long.

Common Clothes Moth

(Tineola Bisselliella)

Adult — 6 – 8 mm long.

Straw coloured wings with no markings.

Larvae — up to 10 mm long. Creamy white with a brown head.

Casebearing moth

Case-Bearing Clothes Moth

(Tinea pellionella)

Adult — 6 – 8mm long.

Dark buff forewings with three faint spots (may appear as two).

Larvae — up to 10 mm long. Creamy white in colour.

Moths within the UK are harmless, however, a few moths are seen as pests due to the damage their larvae cause to materials. Unlike other pests, moths pose you no health risks. Once inside your home or business, moths can severely damage natural fibres in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather.  For more information on the different type of moths check out the following website ukmoths

 

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