Carpet beetles and what you need to be aware of

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Carpet beetles – they sounds like pretty serious invaders, but if you are picturing substantial shiny black visitors think again. Measuring just 3mm – these textile-loving insects are miniscule and coloured white and black. On account of their tiny stature, they are also incredibly difficult to spot. Should you be unlucky enough to suffer an… Read more »

How to spot a woodworm infestation

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Make no mistake about woodworm, it is a pest – and you will certainly know they’ve been making themselves at home thanks to their destructive nature. Woodworm are actually beetle larvae, and as they make their way towards becoming a fully-fledged beetle they spend a lot of time munching through wooden structures. Seemingly attracted to… Read more »

Don’t let fruit flies make their home in your kitchen

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The fruit fly – it spreads its wings far and wide inhabiting all the continents of the world, being a pest wherever it goes. The big problem with fruit flies is their astounding capability to infest buildings – be it a home, restaurant or business. Almost microscopic at 3mm long, fruit flies are drawn to… Read more »

Take the sting out of a wasp’s nest problem with expert help

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The thought of having 10,000 wasps living on your doorstep is a terrifying prospect. But should wasps choose to make their nest on your property this is the reality some homeowners could face. Wasps can make their nests in a number of areas around the home such as cavity walls, lofts, garden sheds and garages…. Read more »

How do insects cope in a heat wave?

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Everyone hopes for good weather but when we experience a heat wave it’s not long before we start to flock back indoors to welcome the cooler shade. And insects are no different. Rising temperatures pave the way for heightened activity As insects are cold blooded they thrive in warmer weather. Mild springs can lead to… Read more »

How to spider proof your home

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House spiders can be pretty large and can cause a nuisance in anyone`s home. They have the ability to bite, but they are not very dangerous for humans because they do not have venom. House spiders are not aggressive, but they can sometimes leave a painful bite which can cause swelling and redness around the… Read more »

How to keep pets safe from rodent control

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Prevention of rodent infestation is an issue that the human race has faced for over 6 centuries. In the 14th century, Europe and Asia were affected by Black Death (bubonic plague) which killed millions of people. Although such plagues are not seen today, this doesn’t mean that they can’t occur on a micro level. Although… Read more »

A guide to black ant pests

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There are many different species of ants, but when it comes to ants that are found in households, we are usually talking about the carpenter and black ants. Black ants, also known as black garden ants, can cause a lot of frustration with homeowners because they are difficult to eliminate once they settle in the… Read more »