What Are Silverfish? Although harmless to human health, silverfish are pests and can cause damage around the home. They get their name from their silver colouration and from their fish like shape and movements. In this blog article we take a closer look at silverfish, how to identify them, why they are a pest and […]
Protecting Your Home From Moths
Protecting Your Home From Moths We have all heard or perhaps even used the phrase when describing material that has seen better days as “moth eaten”. This saying has been derived from experience, you may not be old enough to remember your mother or grandmother using moth balls in wardrobes and chests of drawers, years […]
Keeping Pests Away From Your Bins
Finding pests in your home or garden is an unpleasant (and if ignored, potentially costly) experience. The aroma from rotting waste in your bins is attractive and enticing to pests, and often the very reason pests are drawn to your property. We all need to dispose of waste so how do we stop these uninvited […]
Honeybee Cut-Outs At iX5 Pest Control we are seeing a huge increase in the number of enquiries about our honeybee removal work (sometimes known as honeybee cut-outs). In the last 3 weeks we have undertaken a number of honeybee removal jobs, including removing an established colony from the ceiling of a listed building, another colony […]
What are Stored Product Insects?
What Are Stored Product Insects (SPIs) At iX5 Pest Control we often receive enquiries from people advising they have tiny creatures all over their kitchen, and sometimes also in other rooms of their homes. A few carefully targeted questions usually help us identify the likely suspects as potential stored product insects, and a full site […]
Carpet Beetles (Anthrenus spp) There are 3 common species of carpet beetle, the varied carpet beetle, the museum beetle and the common carpet beetle; with the varied carpet beetle being the most common of these in the UK. Adult varied carpet beetles are around 3-4mm long. They have a speckled appearance caused by scales on […]
Cockroaches Are More Common Than You Might Think!
Many people I talk to are surprised to hear that cockroaches are more common than you might think in the UK. However, when you consider the rate they can multiply and how easy cockroaches and their eggs can be transferred between different locations, it should really come as no surprise. How Do Cockroaches Infest a […]
Pest Control Seasons
Pest Control Seasons We are often asked if different pests have different seasons for peak activity. The answer for most pests is yes, and for the remainder there are times of the year where their activity is certainly increased, or at least more noticeable. The calendar below gives a summary graphical representation of the most […]
It’s The Time of Year For Cluster Flies!
Cluster flies are particularly noteable in some properties, usually in rural areas, in the spring and autumn. Whilst there is a specific species of common cluster fly (Pollenia rudis), there are four other species which vary in size and colour, so it is possible to have mixed populations of flies in one building. By way […]