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Wasps

Large, conspicuous buzzing insects with yellow and black striped, wasp-waisted bodies, 10-15mm long. They have a sweet tooth at one end and a painful sting at the other.

The queen wasp is larger (20mm) and she hibernates over winter, making a nest in the spring in which to lay her eggs.

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Silverfish

Silverfish A mollusc, occasionally found indoors, in damp areas such as cellars. …

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Rats

Rats The rat has plagued man for thousands of years – literally …

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Rabbits

Rabbits Rabbits have a burrow system known as a warren, and tunnels …

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Pigeons

Pigeons Feral pigeons foul buildings, creating unwanted “stained glass” windows and “decorated” …

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Moles

Moles The mole’s preferred diet is a carnivorous one: insect grubs, adult …

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Mice

Mice The House Mouse, and sometimes the Long-Tailed Field Mouse, seek the …

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Seagulls

Seagulls Gulls are probably the fastest growing population of pest birds in …

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Fleas

Fleas Small (2mm) wingless insects, flattened side to side, red-brown with backwardly …

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Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies These are dark greyish flies about 8mm long with yellowish …

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Bed Bugs

A once common pest of slum dwellings, now reduced by improved standards of hygiene. Still occur with regularity, particularly in multi-occupancy buildings with rapid resident turnover, for example, hostels, holiday camps and blocks of flats.

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Ants

The commonest species that invades houses is the Black Garden Ant, which is actually very dark brown.

All ants have the main divisions of the body (head, thorax, abdomen) distinctly separated by very narrow waists and have a sharp elbow joint in their antennae.

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