A Short Guide to Lesser-Known Pests
We’re all familiar with the horror stories of bed bugs and pest control experts fighting to the death with these icky bugs, in places close to home, including London.
However, what about other, lesser-known pests?
Do we know how to identify a pest when we see one?
Aside from terror tales of wasps, rats and fleas, there are many other pests our properties may be susceptible to.
Part of prevention is to know a pest when you come across what looks like a nest, or you see it in the flesh (or, in some cases, armour!).
So, to help you get to grips with your property’s pests, we have compiled a short guide to lesser-known pests below.
Believe it or not, your night-time visitor who keeps making a trip to your rabbit hutch is, in fact, a pest. Foxes come with several dangers, and one of the most alarming is the threat they pose to garden pets.
In addition, foxes also come with warning bells in terms of diseases like rabies. This particular disease can be transmitted through physical contact or harm, like a bite.
If you own a farm, foxes pose a massive risk when it comes to caring for your animals; some have been known to break into chicken huts and kill these and other farm animals.
Though you may not quite believe it, spiders are more than just an eight-legged nightmare; they are actually pests too. Of course, there are the obvious risks of spider bites and infections, but what other dangers do they pose?
Though they aren’t a huge threat to humans unless they are poisonous, spiders can be a danger to your garden life. It’s true that they consume flies, which is great for us, but they also eat ladybirds – a very helpful insect around the garden. This isn’t to forget other insects, which can have a negative effect on garden life.
As ‘cute’ as they may be perceived and depicted, squirrels can be an utter nuisance, especially for those who make a habit of growing their own produce.
Not only do they frequently steal and eat fresh harvest, but they also have a tendency to make nests in attics and cellars.
In addition, they may cause structural damage, especially if they pass away in between insulation boards.
This can also let off an unpleasant odour.
Lastly, some squirrels carry other pests like ticks and fleas, and these can then be passed onto pets, and even humans.
These are just three lesser-known pests to watch out for.
Though some, squirrels in particular, only pop up at certain times throughout the year, it’s always best to implement a year-round prevention strategy to avoid possible risks.
If, however, you are having trouble dealing with pests, get in touch today.
Here at Pest Control London, we specialise in eliminating your pest problem at the source.