It is of fundamental importance to identify the specific pest causing problems. Once
the pest has been correctly identified, then a knowledge of the biology will lead
to the correct pest control strategy. The particular pest will behave in a unique
way, eat particular food and reproduce in a certain way. These are all considerations
which will lead to treatment options ideally tailored to the control of that specific
In your home or garden, rodents - or any other wildlife – are not only serious risk
to your health; they can also damage the fabric and structure of buildings and destroy
crops, plants and flowers.
Many insects are beneficial, but some are fiercely competitive with humans. Insects
are not only numerous, but also amongst the most adaptable of all animals. Their
adaptability combined with their tremendous rate of reproduction gives insects an
unqualified potential for survival.
Ever since the first winged insect lifted itself off the ground 300 millions years
ago there has never been a more efficient distributor of disease.
Of the thousands of species of flies, only a few are common pests in and around the
There are a number of pests which will attack clothing and furnishings in the home.
They fall into two basic categories: moths and beetles.