There are a variety of different types of crawling insects, and these vary in terms of the problems they cause.
Identifying the insects that are causing your problems, is paramount to providing the best possible treatment. Here at B&H Pest Control, we are Preston’s professional pest control team. And we provide effective and prompt pest control solutions across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Identifying the crawling insects
Crawling insects range from those with no legs, to those with 8 legs. Common problem insects include:
- Book lice- these are around 2cm and their feeding does no damage. You can get rid of these simply by reducing the humidity in the area.
- Grain weevils- These are found in rice, cereal or other stored food. Simply throw away the offending food item, and you won’t have an issue with these.
- Ticks- often brought into the home from your pets, or yourself, ticks look like a bean stuck to the skin. They can cause disease, and you will need to remove them immediately. However, they won’t make a home in your property.
- Woodlice and centipedes- harmless to people, these can enter your home as uninvited guests. But this is usually by accident. And they don’t really infest your property.
- Slugs- slugs can become a problem in the kitchen or living area where they make their way in from outside. You can simply use slug repellent bought from a retail store to get rid of your slug problem. But make sure you follow the instructions for use very carefully.
- Silverfish and earwigs- These can enter your home and their movements can be irritating. But they don’t cause any damage.
The type of crawling insect that causes the most damage in homes is the clothes moth. This is favours woolen fibres and can cause serious damage to clothes, jackets, blankets and carpets. If you notice any damage, you should get in touch with a professional team as soon as possible.
How can we help?
Here at B&H Pest control, we can help get rid of your moth problem. We will visit your home and identifying the problem moths, before deciding on a suitable cause of action.
We can treat the affected area, by applying insecticide to place that the larvae are feeding. Or, we can use effective demi-diamond traps. These attract moths to them by a pheromone and these are great for picking up adults, so we can remove them before they breed again.
For professional help and solutions for any pest issue, get in touch with the professionals today, here at B&H Pest Control. Preston’s leading pest control specialists.