Serving West Essex since 1997
Wasps

1. Common throughout Britain & Northern Europe.

2. Are of importance to gardeners; taking green & black fly to feed emerging grubs in their nests.

3. Are of nuisance value at barbeques etc., but main reason for control is their ability to sting (mainly
towards the end of Summer).

4. Various different species including Common, German & European (a more recent arrival, larger and
often much more aggressive) and Hornets (larger still and distinctive by its brown and yellow
markings as opposed to black and yellow in Wasps).

5. Nests are made initially by the Queen and then continued by Workers (sterile females). Nests are
fabricated by chewing wood and mixing with saliva to make papier mache.

6. Treatment is carried out by injecting residual insecticide (e.g. bendiocarb) into nest and is best
carried out by a professional with personal safety equipment.

7. There is the possibility of an allergic reaction in some people to Wasp & Bee stings.

Rats

1. Distribution throughout the world. Main species in the UK Brown and Black Rats; with the Brown
Rat by far the most common.

2. Rats can cause a great deal of property damage and spread many diseases, including Leptospirosis
(Weils Disease), Salmonellosis, Rat Bite Fever, etc.

3. Identification is of importance and is best carried out by a professional by means of damage caused,
foot prints, droppings, etc.

4. Treatment by the use of rodenticides, where it is safe so to do.

Mice

1. Distribution Worldwide. Most common problem causing species in UK would be House Mouse and
Field Mouse.

2. Mice can carry many diseases, including Salmonellosis and Leptospirosis.

3. Mice can cause a great deal of damage in houses and many other situations.

4. Treatment, as with Rats, rodenticides can be most effective in safe controlled conditions.
Treatments should not be stopped until the problem has been completely irradicated as Mice and Rats
can recover from a sub lethal dose of Rodenticide.

Ants

1. Commonly found throughout the World.

2. Known to be biting insects and also of nuisance value.

3. Social insects, working together for the common good of the colony.

4. Treatment is by combined use of insecticide sprays, dusts and by the use of ingested liquid
treatments.

5. Various species in UK but the main nuisances would be black and red Ants in homes. There are some
tropical species (e.g. Pharaohs & Ghost Ants) which can be a great problem in hospitals, Factories and
tower blocks, etc.

Fleas

1. There are about 1,400 species of Fleas, including Human, Cat, Dog, Rat, Bird, etc.

2. Most common problem species being Cat and Dog Fleas in the UK.

3. Have the ability to lay dormant for long periods until stimulated into action by vibration of a
passing host e.g. Cat, Dog or Human).

4. Biting insect, sometimes causing quite painful lumps caused by a reaction to the anticoagulant
initially injected by the Flea. Bite marks most often found on Humans below the knee.

5. Treatment is best accomplished by co-operation between professionals and householder.
Thoroughly vacuuming all affected rooms so that a residual insecticide can be applied by spraying.
Affected pets should be treated simultaneously by a qualified Vet nary Surgeon.

Cockroaches

1. Distribution throughout temperate climates and all of Europe.

2. Spread diseases in houses, businesses, hospitals, etc.

3. Two main species found in the UK are German and Oriental, although there are others.

4. Treatment best results by the use of gels, although some professionals will use spray insecticides.

5. A job best left to professionals.

Cluster Flies

1. Commonly found throughout Europe & UK.

2. Inhabit loft spaces and are of nuisance value. They will return to the same over wintering space year
after year.

3. Adult female lays eggs in soft dame soil and emerging larvae seek out earth works to bore into and
feed off. The resultant flies returning to the home of the parent flies guided by the parent's feremones.

4. Treatment by professionals by mechanically propelled space sprays of insecticides.



Squirrels (Grey)

1. Distribution throughout mainland England & Wales.

2. Main problem caused by Squirrels in loft spaces; damaging property and gnawing wires - in some
cases causing fires.

3. Usually will come into houses to nest February and June.

4. Best method of treatment is trapping in safe circumstances. Remember, it is illegal to release a Grey
Squirrel after capture and Red Squirrels are legally protected.



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