Users' questions

What bugs are in my house UK?

What bugs are in my house UK?

8 common pests found in British homes during spring and summer

  • Carpet beetles. Carpet beetles — known for infesting carpets — can be more prevalent during springtime.
  • Rats and mice.
  • Mosquitoes.
  • Cockroach.
  • Biscuit beetles.
  • Flies.
  • Ants.
  • Ground beetles.

What are these bugs in my house?

Bugs commonly found inside homes include ants, cockroaches, earwigs, firebrats, flies, house centipedes, silverfish, and spiders. Pet owners sometimes have to deal with fleas and ticks in the house.

What are the tiny black bugs in my house UK?

If you’ve seen small black beetles in the house, they might be one of several species. The most common species are known as weevils. These are also known as flour beetles. They usually enter your house through grain products you may have bought from the supermarket.

Why are there so many bugs in my house UK?

Summer insects such as spiders, wasps and flies have all taken up residence in our homes to get away from the scorching sun. Insects have to regulate their own body temperatures. This means they can’t be too hot or too cold. So this summer has really seen a boom in pest infestations in UK households.

Is there a pest in the House identifier?

Our “Pest in the House” household bug identifier can provide information on the most common household bugs. Your Partner in Pest PreventionCLOSE Pest in the House: Common Household Bugs Identifier Click on the beacons to learn more about the most common household bugs.

How can I identify an insect in my home?

Information leaflet Insect identification sheet To help you identify the insect you have in your home, we have provided some identification sheets. These depict the most common pest species that you are likely to find. If you can identify the pest and need more information, have a look at the information on our website.

Are there any true bugs in the UK?

True bugs (Hemiptera) are one of the major groups of insects found in the UK, comprising nearly 2000 species. The purpose of this website is to illustrate as many of these as possible, since they are poorly covered by popular field guides.

What to do if you can’t identify a bug?

If you are still unsure of the pest in question, consider visiting some other bug identification guides in the same pest category. A pest control professional can also assist in identification. A pest control company will send out a technician who is equipped with the tools and resources to properly identify the pest.