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Insect identification

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.

Avoid infestations

  • 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