Flies are known to transmit diseases, intestinal worms and are implicated in the spread of typhoid and cholera – they carry millions of bacteria that can easily be passed to food products. There are many different types of flies found in Britain and although they are only a small, they should be taken as a serious pest and one that needs professional advice. There are a number of methods for controlling flies – these include good hygiene practices, insecticide treatments, fly screening and fly control equipment.
Cockroaches carry germs and are know to transmit pathogenic bacteria – they are second only to flies for spreading disease. They will feed on almost anything and contamination occurs when the cockroach comes into contact with food/work surfaces or through faecal contamination of food products. Another serious pest that requires professional advice – treatments will include spray treatments, application of insecticide dusts and gels and the inclusion of good hygiene practices.
Bed bugs are nocturnal parasitic insects that feed mainly on human blood although they can feed on domestic animals such as cats and dogs. Their bites cause an unpleasant skin irritation, in some instances they can cause allergic reactions and a heavy infestation often causes a musty smell. Total eradication of a bed bug infestation can prove difficult and professional advice should always be taken.
Some birds are a nuisance and can cause serious health and safety implications – they can transmit diseases, they damage buildings, their nests can be a source of insect pests and their droppings are a slip hazard especially when wet. There are many methods of control, but as all wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 professional advice should always be taken.
Other Insect Pests
There are many other types of insect pests that need to be controlled – these include beetles, moths, fleas and weevil. Professional advice should always be taken to ensure infestations are quickly brought under control.
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