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Common types of domestic pests

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Domestic pest problems are associated with both safety and health issues, with pests causing a range of health hazards, as well as often being unsightly. But what are the most common types of domestic pests? And why should you hire a professional team to tackle domestic pests?

What are the most common types of domestic pests?

There are a number of different problematic pests that can cause a significant issue for your property. These include:

Rats and mice- Both rats and mice are the most common problematic domestic pests. These are well known for spreading diseases, contaminating food, and causing structural damage by gnawing on wires, insulation, and other materials. Rats, in particular, are known carriers of serious illnesses like Weil’s disease and salmonella. 

Cockroaches- While cockroaches are less well known in the UK for causing a pest problem, these are still a common issue. We have a couple of native species here and these can survive more than 100 days without food, and carry a wide range of diseases including salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis and typhoid. Their droppings and shed skins can also trigger asthma and other allergic reactions.

Ants- Ants are another common pest for UK homes. The common black ant in particular can infest kitchens and other areas where food is present. While generally not harmful, they can be a nuisance and contaminate food supplies.

Fleas- Often brought into homes by pets, these can cause itchy bites and transmit diseases to both animals and humans, including cat scratch fever and tapeworms.

Wasps- Wasps are another common domestic pest. These can be aggressive and their stings are painful and potentially dangerous, especially to those with allergies. Wasps can build nests in attics, eaves, and other sheltered spots around homes.

Why should you hire a professional team for domestic pest control?

There are a number of reasons why you should choose a professional team to tackle domestic pests. These include:

Reducing health risks- One of the biggest problems with domestic pests is the health risks that these cause. Professional pest control ensures that pests are eradicated promptly and effectively, reducing the risk of diseases and illnesses being transmitted, keeping your household safe. In addition, a professional team like us here at Wipeout UK, are equipped to handle and dispose of dead pests safely, preventing secondary infestations and contamination.

Safe action- A professional team will use quality pest control products and techniques that are both effective and safe for humans and pets. Here at Wipeout UK, we have the skills to apply treatments in a manner that reduces risks, ensuring the health and safety of the household. 

Customised solution- Here at Wipeout UK, we know that every pest problem is unique, and that’s why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We will assess the severity of the infestation, the type of pest, and the layout of the home to devise a customised treatment plan that is sure to achieve results. 

For professional pest control, you can count on us here at Wipeout UK. We are the number one choice for pest control in Preston and we offer a wide range of services. Why not get in touch to find out more?

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