A-Z of Pests Guide
Pest Advice, Support and Guidance from PGM & SON, Hereford Pest Control
A is for ANTS
which can cause a problem in kitchens where they seek sweet foodstuffs. FLYING ANTS have a nuptial swarming flight during July and August.
B is for BEDBUGS
which we see more often these days due to increased travel, use of second-hand furniture and multiple occupancy buildings with high turnover.
B is also for BATS
which are a protected species in the UK. Always seek expert advice if you have bats roosting in your property.
C is for COCKROACHES
which carry disease.
C is also for CARPET MOTH
whose larvae feeds on feathers, fur, hair or wool and can cause significant damage to woollen carpets.
D is for the DEATH WATCH BEETLE
often found in stately homes where their grubs eat timber structures.
E is for EARWIGS
often disliked but are harmless and a minor agricultural pest.
F is for FLEAS
the most common the cat flea.
F is also for FLIES
which can transmit food poisoning, dysentery, typhoid or cholera.
G is for GRAIN BEETLE
often found in larder cupboards in bags of flour.
H is for HORNETS
twice the size of the common wasp! Their super strength sting can cause significant pain – ouch!
I is for INSECTS
a common name for a group of species. If you’re unsure what insect species you have, PGM & Son Pest Control offers an insect identification service.
J is for jumping which FLEAS can do!
K is for KNOWLEDGABLE
which is what your PEST CONTROLLER should be! Always make sure your pest controller is fully qualified and a member of a recognised trade body.
L is for LADYBIRDS
which can cause problems in the Autumn when they can enter buildings in mass numbers, producing a foul-smelling liquid when disturbed which can cause staining to fabrics. The HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD is native to the Far East but has been spreading across Europe in recent years and is a predator of insects such as aphids.
M is for MICE
which can squeeze through a hole the size of a pen lid. They multiply rapidly and can cause damage to electrical wires in the home.
M is also for MOLES
which can cause major damage to gardens and grounds.
M is also for MOSQUITOES
which, in the topics, can transmit fatal diseases such as yellow fever and malaria.
N is for the NATIONAL PEST TECHNICIAN’S ASSOCIATION,
the trade body PGM & Son Pest Control is a member of
O is for ORIENTAL COCKROACH,
a species of COCKROACH
P is for PROOFING and PREVENTION
the key elements of keeping pests at bay.
P is also for PIGEONS
who foul buildings causing damage and their guano can cause health issues by spreading diseases such as Listeria and E-Coli.
P is also for PGM & SON PEST CONTROL HEREFORD – THE AWARD WINNING LOCAL PEST CONTROL COMPANY IN HEREFORDSHIRE!!
Q is for QUEEN BEE
the leader of the hive.
R is for RATS
the pest most people dislike. They are disease carriers and they can gnaw through pipes.
R is also for RABBITS
which multiply quickly and cause damage to grounds.
S is for SILVERFISH
found in damp areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
S is for SQUIRRELS
the grey variety has sadly all but decimated the native RED SQUIRREL species in the UK.
T is for TICKS
which transmit Lyme disease so long trousers and boots are essential when walking through the long Herefordshire grassy areas.
U is for URBAN FOX
opportunistic feeders that can be found in urban areas
V is for VOLES
also a protected species and not a pest but often mistaken by people for RODENTS.
W is for WOODWORM
often found in older style buildings they can wreak havoc to timbers.
W is also for WASPS
which can and do sting.
X is for XYLODROMUS – AFFINIS
a species of beetle that is found in Europe.
Y is for YELLOW SWARMING FLY
a species collectively known as the CLUSTER FLY which gather in huge numbers to invade attics and windows.
Z is for ZORAPTERANS
a termite which lives in small colonies beneath rotting wood.
That’s our A-Z of Pests! If you have a problem with any of these pests and want more information, visit our website at www.pgmpestcontrol.co.uk
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