The common brown rat can be highly destructive and found all over the country. The typical rat is 12cm (5 inches) in length with the potential to cause havoc to almost all commercial properties, they can also carry over 30 dangerous diseases. Detection: droppings dark in colour 1-2cm in length, smear marks, gnawed products, strong smelling urine.
Mice (typically 1-2 inches in length) can cause just as much disruption to your businesses as rats. They can also contaminate food and easily spread disease. Detection: small, dark coloured droppings, smear marks, gnawed products.
Bed Bugs are most commonly found in hotels, hostels, holiday camps and blocks of flats. Feeding on human blood bed bugs can cause major issues for businesses and their customers alike. Detection: bites to the human skin.
Able to transmit disease quickly through their feeding and breeding habits, flies can pose a serious nuisance to both people and their work environment. A small infestation of flies can become a major issue very quickly.
Kestrel Pest Control supplies, maintains and services a range of electronic fly control units. From electronic grid style units to this containing glue board technology; we provide a wide range of units to suit small-scale kitchens, through to large commercial premises.
Kestrel Pest Control also supplies and installs flying insect exclusion screens and curtains - tailored to any aperture. Fly screening helps to safeguard your business from prosecutions under The Food Safety Act 1990.
Black (or very dark brown) ants are easily recognisable at 3-5 mm in length. Detection: worker ants foraging can invade commercial premises - particularly food preparation areas and kitchens.
Squirrels are considered a nuisance due to their inquisitive nature, as they go about damaging gardens and public spaces. Able to find their way into roof spaces. Detection: torn up insulation, broken electrical cable, chewed timbers.
The four most common types of cockroach in the UK are the German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, American Cockroach and Brown Banded Cockroach. These insects easily contaminate food and food surfaces as they go and can carry diseases.
A smaller tropical ant species - around 2mm in length. They are pale yellow in colour with red and black marking. Pharaoh Ants can be found nesting in large buildings with central heating systems such as hospitals, office blocks and high rise flats. Infestations can be rapid and difficult to control. Detection: multiple nest formations.
Although considered good for the environment spiders are a nuisance in most homes and places of work entering buildings through open windows and cracks, generally in the autumn months. Detection: spiders webs.
Newly hatched moths (larvae) can cause damage to blankets, carpets and upholstery. Four main species in the UK: the Common Cloths Moth, the Case Bearing Clothes Month, the Brown House Moth and the White Shouldered House Month. Detection: irregular holes in textile fabrics.
The major British textile pest. The larvae from carpet beetles love to feed on fur, feathers, hair and wool and are highly active in the month of October. Detection: well defined round holes along the seams of fabric.
This tear-dropped shaped Silverfish pest can cause significant damage, but an infestation can go unnoticed for months. Detection: possible damage to plaster walls, paintings, books, photographs and other items found in the workplace.