Most common insects don’t have public health significance and can be safely left alone.
We can identify those few pests of public health significance that can affect residents – such as cockroaches, bed bugs, lice and pharaoh ants.
We can also sometimes identify other common insects, if a sample is brought to our offices.
If you require a more detailed identification, this service can be provided locally by Insect Research and Development Ltd – a charge will apply.
- Don't leave food waste lying around
- Avoid piles of rubbish – these can provide a home and food for rodents and insects
- Maintain your drainage system – repair broken pipes, covers for example
- Report problems as soon as possible