Generally, most beetles do not present a pest problem.
However, there are a few species which can cause damage to foodstuffs and textiles.
Biscuits beetles infest wheat/grain based products, such as pasta, rice and breakfast cereals.
Carpet beetles are often identified by their larvae (woolly bears) which cause damage to carpets.
Dermestes beetles can sometimes cause problems within a domestic environment, once again because the larvae cause damage to foodstuffs and textiles.
The Cockchafer, commonly known as the Maybug is a large brown beetle which appears in early summer and often falls down the chimney into the fireplace, more a nuisance pest than one to cause any concern.
Ladybirds can sometimes be a problem in numbers when they appear in our homes and other buildings in the autumn time. See Autumn Pests.
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Crawling insects transmit a range of disease-causing organisms that are dangerous to human health.
Our food and food surfaces can be contaminated by these organisms which are present on the insects` body hairs and in their faeces and saliva.
Good hygiene practices are the front line of defence against these pests, ensuring food is covered up, and preventative measures such as proofing and service contracts are all methods that can be employed to keep crawling insects out of homes and businesses.
WE COVER THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AND SURROUNDING AREAS:
* BECKENHAM * BEXLEY * BICKLEY * BIGGIN HILL * BILLINGSHURST * BOROUGH GREEN * BURGESS HILL * BRASTED * BROMLEY * CHATHAM * CHELSFIELD * CHIPSTEAD * CHISLEHURST * COPTHORNE * CRAWLEY * CROCKHAM HILL * CROCKENHILL * CROWBOROUGH * CROYDON * CUDHAM * DARTFORD * DOWNE * EAST GRINSTEAD * EDENBRIDGE * ELMERS END * EYNSFORD * FARNINGHAM * GILLINGHAM * GODSTONE * GRAVESEND * GREEN STREET GREEN * HALSTEAD * HAXTED * HEVER * HAYWARDS HEATH * HENFIELD * HILDENBOROUGH * HORSHAM * HORTON KIRBY * IDE HILL * INGHAM * KEMSING * KESTON * KNOCKHOLT * LINGFIELD * MAIDSTONE * MEOPHAM * NORTHFLEET * ORPINGTON * OTFORD * OXTED * PADDOCK WOOD * PENSHURST * PETTS WOOD * PRATTS BOTTOM * RAINHAM * REDHILL * ROCHESTER * ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS * SEAL * SELSDON * SEVENOAKS * SHOREHAM * SIDCUP * SITTINGBOURNE * SOUTHBOROUGH * ST MARY`S PLATT * SWANLEY * TATSFIELD * TONBRIDGE* UCKFIELD * WARLINGHAM * WESTERHAM * WEST KINGSDOWN * WEST WICKHAM * WILMINGTON * WOLDINGHAM * WROTHAM *
If you are not sure whether we cover your location please contact us to see if we can help you.
Click on the above photos or names of our most common pests for more information on what we can do for you. Don`t worry if you can`t identify your pest from the above. We deal with a wide range of pests, from the most common to the unusual, so contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to discuss your pest issue.
Second only to the Sewer Rat, Cockroaches must be one of the most hated pests. They are certainly one of the most resistant, and their ability to reproduce extremely quickly makes them a difficult pest to eradicate. They infest sewers, carry numerous types of dangerous bacteria and other pathogens, feed on most material waste, and are adept at scaling walls and exploiting cracks and crevices in their search for food. With the females having the ability to lay an egg sack containing around thirty young
( they don`t lay eggs in the same way other insects do), it is simple maths to work out how quickly an infestation can increase to a disturbing level.
The most common species, the German Cockroach, is normally associated with industrial areas, hospitals and housing estates. However, as these insects are highly transportable, they can appear anywhere by hitching a lift in baggage or pallets of food, and can be an unwanted problem in restaurants and food outlets.
They therefore must be eradicated due to major public health issues associated with them, such as salmonella, gastro-enteritis and certain respiratory conditions.
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Here at Eradica Pest Control we have had a lot of experience dealing with food premises and we can help you retain or increase your Food Hygiene Rating.
Crawling insects can be a big problem in food premises, particularly cockroaches, which are very resistant and adept at utilising their environment to their advantage. Nocturnal, they are often not detected until an infestation has taken hold, creating serious public health issues which need to be addressed immediately. Salmonella, gastro-enteritis and dysentry are just a few of the diseases these insects can carry and they are also responsible for aggravating certain respiratory conditions.
We can deliver effective solutions to your insect problems using the latest industrial powders and gels, and these can be administered as one-off treatments, or for peace of mind and on-going pest control, incorporated into an annual pest control contract.
We can also supply, fit and service various types of electronic fly killing units according to your requirements, and fly screening to windows and doors for problems arising from winged insects.
Additional services such as pest proofing, kitchen deep cleansing and between-lets cleaning are also available.
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There are many species of ants found in the UK, most of which are really not a problem as they live outside.
One of the most common is the brown/black Garden Ant, which usually inhabits flower beds and lawns, and is also widely known for excavating paved areas and outdoor walls.
However, sometimes Garden Ants build nests in the brickwork of houses or under the floors. This does cause a problem as they enter the house, usually the kitchen, in their search for food.
They have a penchant for sweet, sugary items, and once the foraging workers have found a source, they will transmit the information back to the others.
Although this species of ant is not associated with the transfer of bacteria and disease, and is not considered a public health pest, it is still unpleasant to think of them infesting our food and walking all over the work surfaces.
DIY solutions are generally not very effective, so it is far better left to professional pest controllers if your Garden Ant problem is getting out of hand.
We use the latest gels and industrial strength sprays and dusting powders to combat the problem, depending on the individual situation. Gels in particular work well as the ants carry it back to the nest as food for the queen, ensuring the destruction of the nest.
Courtesy of Killgerm Chemicals
Pharaoh`s ants are a tropical species of small ant, known to infest large, close quarter accommodation such as tower blocks, nursing homes and hospitals, and other centrally heated facilities.
This indoor species of ant can be an extremely invasive and difficult pest to deal with due to its capability to form numerous satellite groups if the colony is attacked.
They are considered a serious public health pest as they can transfer bacteria and contaminate areas with pathogens during the course of their foraging and colonization.
They are particularly a major problem in hospitals and similar environments where, due to their size, they are able to infiltrate bandaging and feed from the open wounds of patients. Their capacity to contaminate sterile equipment, food items and packaging too means that it is imperative that this pest is eradicated as it presents a serious public health issue.
So how do I know that I have Pharaoh`s Ants?
At Eradica Pest Control we want nothing more than to take your pest problem off your hands, so you can concentrate on running your home or your business, safe in the knowledge that your pest issues are being dealt with by professionals.
We offer a fast, efficient service for the treatment of pharaohs ants and also cost effective surveys of possible problem areas to put your mind at rest.
We can usually respond the same day or at a convenient time to suit you. We use the latest industry gels to kill off the pharaohs ants, and we will leave you a treatment report explaining what we have done, the chemicals used, and a safety sheet outlining what you can do to help eradicate this pest.
It is imperative that food is kept away from the infestation area as pharaoh`s ant treatment relies on
the targeted ants consuming a food based product containing a chemical growth regulator.
These ants are extremely difficult to bring under control. When attacked they scatter to form satellite groups in order to preserve the colony, so any attempt to treat them with aerosol-based insecticides by well-meaning individuals will only exacerbate the problem and lengthen the time it takes to eradicate the colony.