It’s quite strange to think that a creature so small could cause us so much stress, and yet mites can be one of the most disruptive pests in the UK. Known for their itchy bites and ability to parasitise a range of different plants and animals – including humans – mites are certainly not a creature to be taken lightly, especially if you think that you have a mite infestation in your home. In this guide, Pest Defence will be covering all a range of different mites that exist here in the UK, and the steps you should take if you…Continue reading
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Though you would never be able to sense their presence, dust mites are a cause of aggravation to many. These tiny creatures hide in dust all over our houses without us knowing, leaving up to 20 droppings a day, which is bad news for allergy sufferers. So what can you do about this common pest? In this guide, we’ll go through everything you (might not) want to know about dust mites. What are dust mites? Dust mites (sometimes known as house mites) are tiny, microscopic creatures that can be found pretty much anywhere humans can. They are a type of…Continue reading
Here at Pest Defence Ltd, we are often asked to identify lesser-known insect species which have been found in the home. One of these is the bird mite – also known as pigeon mites, red mites and bird lice – which can be mistaken for bed bugs. They do pose a risk to humans and are certainly an unwelcome presence in the home, so read on for our advice on what to do if you think you may have a bird mite infestation. What are bird mites? ‘Bird mites’ is the collective name for several types of mites for which the…Continue reading
Unlike smaller commercial spaces, pest control for factories and warehouses is much harder. It’s a challenge to control pest problems that break out within them. This is largely due to their sheer size; however, such buildings also tend to have many gaps, crevices and holes which are ideal for pests to nest and multiply. Before you know it – you’ll have an infestation. What’s more, if your warehouse happens to be one which stores food, the problem becomes even more severe, since you will have to seal off the affected areas and halt operations. It goes without saying that such manufacturing and…Continue reading
Flour mites and weevils are common kitchen pests that are often found in pantries and dry food cupboards. They thrive in dark and humid conditions, making your kitchen cupboard the perfect breeding ground. If you’ve discovered tiny bugs in your flour, it can be rather alarming; this article will provide guidance on how to deal with an infestation of flour weevils or mites, and prevent it from happening again! What Do Flour Mites & Weevils Look Like? Flour mites and weevils are completely separate pests, although they display rather similar habits. Flour mites are very small insects in flour that are…Continue reading