Crawling Insects

Ants

Having issues with Ants?

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Ants can prove to be a nuisance both at home and within the work place although there are no disease risks associated with ants you still don’t want them crawling over your food. Ants normally live outside and are scavengers looking for food debris and sugars to take back to the nest.  

What to look for?

Ants often live outside  the most obvious of infestations are  visual you may also notice small grain like soil built up against the walls or junctions of the premises which can be a good ant infestation indicator.  Ants are very weather dependant and are more often seen during sunny dry days. The uk are home to 4 main species of ants and each can be different to treat in order to be successful.


 

Garden Ant /Black           Ant Pharaohs Ants              Fire Ants                               Ghost Ants

Size: 3-5mm

Colour: Black

Location found: Soil/light mortar/Patios 

Size: 1-2

Colour: light brown

Location found: Heated buildings/Hospitals, Hotels, Apartments

Size: 2-6mm

Colour: Blackish/reddish

Location found: Soil/light mortar mortar/Patios 

Sting: Can deliver a painful sting

Size: 1/16 – 1.5mm

Colour: Dark head translucent legs and abdomen

Location found: Bathrooms, Steam rooms require humidity 

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Ants

Having issues with Ants?

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Ants can prove to be a nuisance both at home and within the work place although there are no disease risks associated with ants you still don’t want them crawling over your food. Ants normally live outside and are scavengers looking for food debris and sugars to take back to the nest.  

What to look for?

Ants often live outside  the most obvious of infestations are  visual you may also notice small grain like soil built up against the walls or junctions of the premises which can be a good ant infestation indicator.  Ants are very weather dependant and are more often seen during sunny dry days. The uk are home to 4 main species of ants and each can be different to treat in order to be successful.


 

Garden Ant /Black           Ant Pharaohs Ants              Fire Ants                               Ghost Ants

Size: 3-5mm

Colour: Black

Location found: Soil/light mortar/Patios 

Size: 1-2

Colour: light brown

Location found: Heated buildings/Hospitals, Hotels, Apartments

Size: 2-6mm

Colour: Blackish/reddish

Location found: Soil/light mortar mortar/Patios 

Sting: Can deliver a painful sting

Size: 1/16 – 1.5mm

Colour: Dark head translucent legs and abdomen

Location found: Bathrooms, Steam rooms require humidity 

Cockroaches

Having issues with cockroaches?

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You will be aware of Cockroaches in your home as they to emit an unpleasant odour you may also be able to hear them as some emit a sound. Usually this will sound like hissing or chirping. Cockroaches can and will enter human homes they will usually enter through cracks or vents or sometimes drain pipes. They will be most comfortable and likely to breed in warm areas near water with a food supply. Once breeding they can reproduce very quickly and often many will be hiding and multiplying in wall cavities behind the scenes. 

Cockroaches can be quite large and measure over 2 in length, In hotter climates they can grow even larger. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. If you only see minimal cockroaches during the day beware this could mean the infestation is more severe than you think and there are a lot more hiding this is due to overcrowding particularly if you see only few during the day. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal, Please note many allergies especially aesthma can be triggered by the The debris  created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and also droppings. 

 

 

 

What to look out for:

 

 

 

They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen  during the day is a possible sign of infestation. 

Cockroach faeces will be visible during an infestation. 

resembling coffee grounds or black pepper, larger roaches may 

leave alot more droppings.

 Some roaches emit unpleasant smells. 

The bodies of dead cockroaches can also be found within the house

Hissing or chirping sounds

 

Cockroaches can live in a wide range of environments however are essentially from tropical and sub-tropical origin. They have over the generations become more adaptive into moving into the cooler climates now infesting our kitchens and buildings. 

Having an infestation from cockroaches within any food industry can be very serious and has contributed to a very high parentages of prosecutions from the public health departments. It is important that you seek professional advice if you believe to have a cockroach infestation as these insects can carry a number of diseases injurious to man. It is believed that a significant proportion of inner city dwellers show allergic respiratory reactions to debris from cockroach infestations. 

 

Cockroaches will produce an egg-case or ootheca. Inside the cockroach ootheca contains many eggs. They will remain inside the ootheca until the nymphs are ready to emerge from the egg (ootheca). Cockroaches can breed all year around although they do prefer warmer climates and environments.   

All cockroaches are incomplete metamorphosis passing the nymph stage in development.   All cockroaches are omnivorous which mean they will eat almost anything. The legs of all cockroaches are build long and are well adapted for running.  Cockroaches are all similar in description to an extent with their flattened bodies enabling them to squeeze through the smallest of gaps.  The cockroaches have a particular good sense of smell which enables them to source out food easily.

Diseases and cockroaches

Some of the diseases which cockroaches have been found carrying are, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, Amoebic dysentry, Gastroenteritis, Hook Worm, Tape Worm

 

American

Length: 28-44mm

Colour:  Shiny Reddish Brown

Ootheca: Deposited after several days

Number of oothecae: 10-15

Hatching time: 1-2 month

Food: Omnivorous

Habit: Nocturnal

 

Oriental 

Length: 25-30mm

Colour: Dark Reddish Brown to black

Ootheca: Deposited after a few hours

Number of oothecae: 5-10

Hatching time: 2 month

Food: Omnivorous

Habit: Nocturnal

 

German

Length: 12-15mm

Colour: Yellow Brown with dark stripes

Ootheca: Carried unit hatch

Number of oothecae: 4-8

Hatching time: 1 month

Food: Omnivorous

 

Habit: Nocturnal

 
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Cockroaches

Having issues with cockroaches?

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

You will be aware of Cockroaches in your home as they to emit an unpleasant odour you may also be able to hear them as some emit a sound. Usually this will sound like hissing or chirping. Cockroaches can and will enter human homes they will usually enter through cracks or vents or sometimes drain pipes. They will be most comfortable and likely to breed in warm areas near water with a food supply. Once breeding they can reproduce very quickly and often many will be hiding and multiplying in wall cavities behind the scenes. 

Cockroaches can be quite large and measure over 2 in length, In hotter climates they can grow even larger. Cockroaches have six legs, two antennae and some have wings. If you only see minimal cockroaches during the day beware this could mean the infestation is more severe than you think and there are a lot more hiding this is due to overcrowding particularly if you see only few during the day. Cockroaches are mainly nocturnal, Please note many allergies especially aesthma can be triggered by the The debris  created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and also droppings. 

 

 

 

What to look out for:

 

 

 

They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so a cockroach seen  during the day is a possible sign of infestation. 

Cockroach faeces will be visible during an infestation. 

resembling coffee grounds or black pepper, larger roaches may 

leave alot more droppings.

 Some roaches emit unpleasant smells. 

The bodies of dead cockroaches can also be found within the house

Hissing or chirping sounds

 

Cockroaches can live in a wide range of environments however are essentially from tropical and sub-tropical origin. They have over the generations become more adaptive into moving into the cooler climates now infesting our kitchens and buildings. 

Having an infestation from cockroaches within any food industry can be very serious and has contributed to a very high parentages of prosecutions from the public health departments. It is important that you seek professional advice if you believe to have a cockroach infestation as these insects can carry a number of diseases injurious to man. It is believed that a significant proportion of inner city dwellers show allergic respiratory reactions to debris from cockroach infestations. 

 

Cockroaches will produce an egg-case or ootheca. Inside the cockroach ootheca contains many eggs. They will remain inside the ootheca until the nymphs are ready to emerge from the egg (ootheca). Cockroaches can breed all year around although they do prefer warmer climates and environments.   

All cockroaches are incomplete metamorphosis passing the nymph stage in development.   All cockroaches are omnivorous which mean they will eat almost anything. The legs of all cockroaches are build long and are well adapted for running.  Cockroaches are all similar in description to an extent with their flattened bodies enabling them to squeeze through the smallest of gaps.  The cockroaches have a particular good sense of smell which enables them to source out food easily.

Diseases and cockroaches

Some of the diseases which cockroaches have been found carrying are, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, Amoebic dysentry, Gastroenteritis, Hook Worm, Tape Worm

 

American

Length: 28-44mm

Colour:  Shiny Reddish Brown

Ootheca: Deposited after several days

Number of oothecae: 10-15

Hatching time: 1-2 month

Food: Omnivorous

Habit: Nocturnal

 

Oriental 

Length: 25-30mm

Colour: Dark Reddish Brown to black

Ootheca: Deposited after a few hours

Number of oothecae: 5-10

Hatching time: 2 month

Food: Omnivorous

Habit: Nocturnal

 

German

Length: 12-15mm

Colour: Yellow Brown with dark stripes

Ootheca: Carried unit hatch

Number of oothecae: 4-8

Hatching time: 1 month

Food: Omnivorous

 

Habit: Nocturnal

 

Silverfish

Having issues with Silverfish?

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Silverfish are nocturnal insects. They are typically 0.5–1 inches long they are normally greyish in colour with a metallic shine. They are wingless insects. These insects can live up to 8 years.

They prefer to dark, damp areas such as, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They are particularly fond of paper and dam clothing, they are very destructive and often ruin clothing and wallpaper. They are able to survive in any environment but prefer dark humid areas which is why they are often found in bathrooms.

They reproduce by males laying spermatphores which the female takes they can lay anything from 2 – 20 eggs and live 2-8 years.

What to look for:

Silverfish leave small holes in materials they bite and may also cause yellow staining. 

They can be found in  dark and damp locations such as bathroom

 Visulaly seeing them particularly in bathroom areas.

 
Silverfish >

Silverfish

Having issues with Silverfish?

CALL US NOW FREE on 0800 980 41 42

Silverfish are nocturnal insects. They are typically 0.5–1 inches long they are normally greyish in colour with a metallic shine. They are wingless insects. These insects can live up to 8 years.

They prefer to dark, damp areas such as, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They are particularly fond of paper and dam clothing, they are very destructive and often ruin clothing and wallpaper. They are able to survive in any environment but prefer dark humid areas which is why they are often found in bathrooms.

They reproduce by males laying spermatphores which the female takes they can lay anything from 2 – 20 eggs and live 2-8 years.

What to look for:

Silverfish leave small holes in materials they bite and may also cause yellow staining. 

They can be found in  dark and damp locations such as bathroom

 Visulaly seeing them particularly in bathroom areas.

 

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