Common Pests

Common Pest Problems

At Protectahome we get called to deal with all sorts of common pests, flying, crawling, biting insects as well an assortment of warm blooded pests such as rats and mice, squirrels and pest birds.

Most of the pests we deal with are listed below using their common names and you will find more information about the most common pests we deal with on the attached pages.

Should you suspect you are having a problem with a pest that does not appear in the list below please call us directly for specific advice and identification.


Ground Beetle, Larder Beetle, Hide Beetle, Leather & Fur Beetle, Carpet Beetle, Biscuit Beetle, Saw Toothed Grain Beetle, Flat Grain Beetle, Plaster Beetle, Yellow Mealworm Beetle, Lesser Mealworm Beetle, Rust Red Beetle, Confused Flour Beetle, Spider Beetle, Grain Weevil


Feral Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Collard Dove, Magpie, Jay, Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull.


Lesser House Fly, Common House Fly, Fruit & Filter Flies, Cluster Flies, Phorid Fly


Common Clothes Moth, Brown House Moth, White Shouldered House Moth, Warehouse Moth, Brown Tail Moth, Indian Meal Moth, Small Ermine Moth


Bed Bugs, Cat & Dog Flea, Book Lice, Biting Lice, Sucking Lice, Bristletails (Silverfish, Firebrat), Hornets, Wasps


Oriental Cockroach, German Cockroach, American & Brown Banded Cockroaches,


Storage Mite, Clover Mite, Chicken Mite, Red Poultry Mite

Mammals and Rodents

House Mouse, Norway Rat, Sewer Rat, Rabbit, Grey Squirrel


Common Black Ant, Garden Ant, Pharaohs Ant

For more information on Pest Control by Protectahome and associated services we provide, please see our Case Studies page of for advice or to speak to our Pest Control Department please Contact Us on 0800 055 6966 or alternatively email us via
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