Crawling Insect Pest Control
Silverfish, Woodlouse & Spiders
Our team of trained professionals uses a variety of methods to eliminate crawling insects from your home or business effectively. These include chemical treatments, baiting systems, and exclusion techniques to prevent future infestations. Our teams specialise in removing and exterminating common household pests such as ants, cockroaches, spiders, and silverfish – common crawling insect pests.
Our team of trained professionals uses various methods to effectively eliminate crawling insects from your home or business. These include chemical treatments, baiting systems, and exclusion techniques to prevent future infestations. We understand that dealing with pests can be stressful, which is why we offer prompt and discreet service. Our technicians will work with you to assess the extent of the infestation and develop a customized treatment plan to suit your needs.
Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are typically silver or gray in color. They are commonly found in homes and other buildings, and are known for their distinctive, fish-like shape and movement. They feed on a variety of materials, including paper, clothing, and other fabrics, as well as starches and sugars found in food and other household items. Silverfish can cause damage to these items and can also be a nuisance to homeowners. They are most active at night and are typically found in damp, warm areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. They can live for several years and reproduce frequently, making them difficult to control once they have established a presence in a home. To control a silverfish infestation, it is important to eliminate their food sources and reduce the humidity levels in the affected areas. Professional pest control services can also provide treatment options to eliminate the infestation and prevent their return.
Woodlice, also known as pillbugs or roly-polies, are small, terrestrial crustaceans that are commonly found in damp, dark areas such as basements, crawl spaces, and gardens. They are usually gray or brown in color and have a round, segmented body that is protected by a hard exoskeleton. Woodlice are not considered harmful pests, but can become a nuisance when they appear in large numbers indoors. They feed on decaying plant material and can be found in areas with high humidity levels. They reproduce rapidly and can be difficult to control once they have established a presence in a home. To control a woodlouse infestation, it is important to reduce the humidity levels in the affected areas and to keep a dry and clean environment. Seal any cracks or crevices where they could be entering the building and also remove any food sources or potential harborages.
House spiders are a common pest found in homes and other buildings in the UK. While they are not typically dangerous, they can be a nuisance and cause discomfort for many people. Some of the most common UK house spiders include the common house spider (Tegenaria sp.), the false widow spider (Steatoda sp.) and the Daddy long legs spider (Pholcus phalangioides). They are usually brown or gray in color and have long legs and a small body. They build webs in corners, crevices, and other undisturbed areas, and feed on a variety of small insects and other arthropods. They reproduce rapidly and can be difficult to control once they have established a presence in a home. To control a house spider infestation, it is important to eliminate their food sources and reduce the humidity levels in the affected areas. Seal any cracks or crevices where they could be entering the building, remove webs and vacuum regularly.
Control & Prevention
Control and prevention of crawling insects is crucial for maintaining a healthy and hygienic environment. One of the most effective ways to prevent infestations is to eliminate potential nesting and breeding sites around your home or business. This includes storing food and rubbish properly, sealing cracks and crevices in walls and foundations, and regular vacuuming and cleaning to remove food crumbs and other debris. Additionally, using exclusion methods such as screens on windows and doors can prevent pests from entering the building.
Regular inspections, both inside and outside the building, can also help identify potential infestations early and take immediate action to prevent the spread. Professional pest control services can also provide regular treatments and monitoring to ensure that any infestations are quickly and effectively eliminated.