Crawling Insects

There are some cases where crawling insects can be dangerous to health and cause damage to property, a lot of them are more a nuisance, and will probably bring to surface an underlying issue

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Harlequin ladybird
(Harmonia axyridis)

The harlequin ladybird or Asian lady beetle. Originally from eastern Asia. They are now becoming a problem in the Britain...

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Orange Ladybird
(Halyzia sedecimguttata)

The Orange ladybird is a large ladybird that is widespread in England and Wales but not so much in Scotland...

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Woodlice
(Order Isopoda)

Found in damp areas in soil and around buildings, they are a closer relation to prawns and crabs than insects. Woodlice are more of a...

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Yellow Cellar Slug
(Limacus Flavus)

The Yellow cellar slug thought to be in decline in the UK. Most often found in peoples cellars, basements, garden sheds. Often mistaken for...

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Common Garden Snail
(Cornu aspersum)

The Common Garden Snail is a herbivore that feeds on plant matter and will come out at night or after rainfall, the snail...

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Silverfish
(Lepisma saccharina)

Found in warm or damp conditions, under the bath, in boiler cupboards, storerooms etc. They are not known for causing damage and are easily...

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Woolly Bear
(Anthrenus verbasci)

The Woolly bear is the larvae of the Varied carpet beetle. They are known to damage natural fibres such as carpets, clothing and some say...

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Varied Carpet Beetle
(Anthrenus verbascci)

The varied carpet beetle tends to feed on pollen and nectar, but its larvae, the Woolly bear, eat fibres like carpets, clothing, furniture. They can be responsible for...

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Common Garden Ant
(Lasius Niger)

The garden ant or black ant is usually found in the garden, beneath paving stories, flower beds and basis of walls. Winged females and males appear in the summer and...

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American Cockroach
(Periplaneta americana)

The American cockroach is the largest of the common cockroach pests found in Britain. Not as common as the German or Oriental, they...

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German Cockroach
(Blattella germanica)

The German cockroach is the most common cockroach found in the UK today. A smaller species of cockroach, these cockroaches will produce more eggs...

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Oriental Cockroach
(Blatta orientalis)

The Oriental cockroach both male and female are very dark brown almost black. Sometimes called water bugs, they can be found living in moist high humidity areas such as...