Want to know which are the most common household pests? See Rentokil's list below of the Top 10 Pests most commonly found in your home.
Rentokil provides DIY pest control products to enable you to kill pests and prevent future pest problems. For more serious and larger pest infestation, we would always recommend that you seek professional home pest control services to treat house pest problems.
Flies: These pests can walk upside down on ceilings and on glass surfaces. They may carry a wide range of diseases including food poisoning bacteria. DIY fly products, professional fly control services and fly killer units are available from Rentokil.
Ants: These pests often enter houses in search of food. Ant nests are often located on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving - look for finely powdered soil. Ant control services and DIY ant products are available from Rentokil to treat ant problems.
Wasps: Wasps can be a real problem in your garden and they often enter houses through open windows. Wasp stings can be very dangerous. Large wasp nests can contain over 25,000 wasps and can be found in lofts. wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground. Learn more about DIY wasp products and professional wasps nest treatment.
Mice: These pests like to nest indoors in warm, tight spaces. They are prevalent in attics. Mice like to nibble on household objects and particularly enjoy cereals. They can also spread disease. Rentokil offers DIY mouse products and also provides professional mouse control services.
Rats: The Brown Rat is the most common in the UK. These pests prefer to live outdoors. Signs of infestation include teeth marks in electric and telephone cables, which may lead to a fire hazard. Rats can also spread diseases. Rentokil offers DIY rat products to get rid of rats as well as professional rat control services.
Spiders: These pests are harmless but nevertheless often feared. They can be beneficial as they eat flies and mosquitoes in the home. Learn about pest control services for spiders.
Moths: Common Clothes Moths can be a real nuisance in the home. They lay sticky eggs on natural clothing. Their white caterpillar larvae do the damage by eating clothes, carpets and upholstery. They can be very destructive. Learn more about DIY moth products and moth pest control services from Rentokil.
Woodlice: These pests are harmless but often seen as a nuisance. They eat leaves and rotting wood and may enter houses. Rentokil provides DIY pest control products for insects and professional insect services too.
Bedbugs: These pests can be found in cracks, crevices and under carpets. They feed on human blood and are very difficult to control. Bed bug control services are recommended to get rid of bed bugs in your home.
Cockroaches: These pests like to live in warm houses, kitchens and wall cavities. They often come out after dark, feeding on any type of food and they may carry diseases. Find out about Rentokil's cockroach control services.