Occasional Pests & Invaders

Apart from the usual household pests that we find, there is also a number of other creatures that may be causing a problem in your home, garden, office or establishment.

Millipedes

Also called "thousand leggers", millipedes have between 30 to 90 pairs of legs.

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The species with the most legs are the Illacme plenipes, with more than 333 pairs of legs.

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Centipedes

Sometimes called "hundred-leggers", these critters have between 15 to 177 pairs of legs,

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depending on the species. An interesting fact is that centipedes always have an uneven numbered pairs of legs.

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House Crickets

House crickets are commonly found in houses, surviving indefinitely.

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They are easily identified by loud chirping, which is caused by rubbing their front wings together in order to attract females.

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Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are notorious for secreting a smelly odour when disturbed or crushed.

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Stink bugs are mostly herbivorous, feeding on plant juices with their piercing and sucking mouthparts. Other stink bug species use these mouth parts to drain fluids from caterpillars and other insects.

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Ladybug

Also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles, they are generally beneficial insects.

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Some, however, have a reputation of staying in structures during winter, becoming a nuisance (There are 475 different species of these insects which can be found worldwide).

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Silverfish

This insect is known for its silvery appearance and fish-like shape and movements.

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These creatures have no wings, but are fast runners. Rarely seen by humans, they hide themselves well and cause damage that might not even be noticed until it's too late.

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Pillbugs (Roly-Polies)

This pest is the only crustacean that has adapted to live on land.

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Their bodies are oval in shape and they have seven pairs of legs. Their most recognisable trait is their backs, which are divided into seven hard individual plates. They are also referred to as roly-polies.

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Occasional Pests & Invaders

Whilst a wide range of DIY and off-the-shelf products are available to get rid of occasional pests & invaders, a large infestation may require professional pest control to ensure the problem won’t reoccur.

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