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Identify Your Pest

There are many pests in the UK, which is why we have created below a database of common nasties to help you with identification. Use the filter below, to find the pest you wish to learn more about, it's habits, biology and the many reasons for stopping it in it's tracks.

Squirrel

(Sciurus carolinensis) 100-250 mm BIOLOGY The grey squirrel is an introduced species that is now com

Saw Toothed Grain Beetle

(Oryzaephilus surinamenis) 2.5 – 3.5 mm BIOLOGY The female lays 45-285 white shiny eggs singly or in

Rice Weevil

(Sitophilus oryzae) 2 – 3.5 mm BIOLOGY The rice weevil female bores a hole into the kernel of grain

Pharaoh’s Ant

(Monomorium pharaonis) 2 mm BIOLOGY The colonies tend to be large with workers numbering in the thou

Oriental Cockroach

(Blatta orientails) 17 – 30 mm BIOLOGY Not such a prolific breeder as the German cockroach, the fema

Norway Brown Rat

(Rattus Norvegicus) 18 – 25 cm BIOLOGY Reach sexual maturity in 2-5 months. Pregnancy lasts an avera

Mediterranean Flour Moth

(Ephestia kuehniella) 10 – 14 mm BIOLOGY The female lays 116-678 white eggs in or on the food materi

Mealworm Beetle

(Tenebrio molitor) 14 – 16 mm BIOLOGY The adult female lays eggs singly or in clusters in food mater

Larder Beetle

(Dermestes lardarius) 7 – 9 mm BIOLOGY Adult females lay their eggs on suitable food for the larva o

Indian Meal Moth

(Plodia interpunctella) 8 – 10 mm BIOLOGY Chiefly at night, the female lays 100-400 eggs, singly or

House Mouse

(Mus Domesticus) 6.5 – 9 cm BIOLOGY The house mouse is a prolific breeder, they reach sexual maturit

Grain Weevil

(Sitophilus granarius) 3 – 4 mm BIOLOGY The granary weevil female bores a hole into a kernel of grai

German Cockroach

(Blattella germanica) 12 – 15 mm BIOLOGY The reason that German cockroaches are such successful bree

Fruit Fly

(Drosophila) 2 mm BIOLOGY Adult females lay their eggs on average 500 near the surface of fermenting

Feral Pigeons

(Columbia livia) 28 cm BIOLOGY Breeding can occur throughout the year, but the peak occurs between M

Confused Flour Beetle

(Tribolium confusum) 3 – 4 mm BIOLOGY The confused flour beetle female deposits about 300-500 clear

Common Wasp

(Vespula vulgaris) 10 – 20 mm BIOLOGY Wasps are social insects and live in nests or colonies. Typica

Common House Fly

(Musca domestica) 6 mm BIOLOGY The female lays her eggs in batches on average between 75-150 per bat

Common Clothes Moth

(Tineola Bisselliella) 12 mm BIOLOGY On the day of emergence from there pupae, adult females can mat

Cat Flea

(Ctenocephalides felis) 2 – 3 mm BIOLOGY Female’s lay 4-8 eggs after each blood meal, laying some 40

Case Clothes Moth

(Tinea Pellionella) 10 – 14 mm BIOLOGY Females mate on the day they emerge as adults and can start l

Carpet Beetle

(Anthrenus verbasci) 1.5 – 4 mm BIOLOGY Females do not always lay their eggs on larval food material

Black Ant

(Lasius niger) 2 – 3 mm BIOLOGY Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are soci

Biscuit Beetle

(Stegobium paniceum) 2 – 4 mm BIOLOGY The female biscuit beetle lays her oval eggs in and about food

Bed Bug

Cimex lectularius) 4 – 6 mm BIOLOGY Female bed bugs lay 1-5 eggs per day with the white eggs being d