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Bed Bugs

How to Recognise Bed Bugs? Knowing what to look for is the first stage in the control of bed bugs. Adult bed bugs resemble the colour and shape of an apple seed.  They can be smaller if immature, or if they have not recently fed. Typical signs of infestation are spots...

Cluster Flies

The term ‘cluster’ relates to their habit of gathering in large numbers in lofts and other suitable hibernating locations.  They can also be seen basking in sunshine on sheltered walls.  When a householder mentions flies, an inspection of the loft will invariably...

How To get Rid of Wasps

Before tackling the issue of getting rid of wasps, I will cover some of the background features of wasps and what good they can possibly do? The life cycle of a wasp nest colony is indeed a cycle so let us start at the ‘beginning’.  A fertilised queen wasp will come...

Carpet Beetles

I have had more calls than usual recently regarding Carpet Beetles and so I have written this blog on the subject. There are three common species of carpet beetles found in the UK.  These are the varied carpet beetle, the museum beetle and the common carpet beetle. ...

Clothes Moths

Clothes moths have become a common household pest.  Ultra violet light from the sun during the traditional spring clean was a natural killer of the larval stage of the moth in days gone by. Woollen jumpers and cashmere scarves today get left in drawers, and woollen...