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Beetles

Pest control appointments suspended until further notice

We will be contacting customers about their bookings as soon as we can. Please avoid contacting us about bookings as we have to concentrate on emergency services.

There are many different types of beetles in the UK, which all live and breed in different environments.

Some beetles are harmless but others can cause significant damage if not treated with the correct products - some of which are not available to the public.

What happens at your appointment

Our pest control officer will do some routine checks of the building to identify where the beetles are and how they will be treated.

After this, the officer will lay the chosen poison, often in several places around the building. They will then give you some advice on how to prevent the problem, which may include making repairs.

Usually there will only be one visit for treatment of ants. Follow up appointments are not usually needed as the treatment will still work for up to 12 weeks.


Important

We don't recommend that you use DIY treatment as it can be dangerous to the environment, yourself, children and pets.


How to prevent a beetle problem

There many different types of beetles in the UK, including:

  • Biscuit Beetle
  • Carpet Beetle
  • Australian Spider Beetle
  • Fur Beetle
  • Larder Beetle
  • Plaster Beetle
  • Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle

These beetles tend to thrive off different food sources in different environments. There are some common ways to help prevent beetle problems but for more in-depth information visit the BPCA website.


Do

  • Check lofts and sheds regularly for bird nests
  • Clean up food residue
  • Vacuum carpets regularly

Don't

  • Leave storage areas untidy
  • Ignore the problem
  • Use DIY treatments

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