Learn more about some of the most common pests in the UK

Here are a few of the most common pests the Protex Pest Control experts deal with each day in London and its surrounding areas.   They range from ants and bed bugs to moths, wasps, rats, mice and pigeons.  There are many more though, so do still get in touch if you need a solution for a pest that is not on our list.  We provide pest control services for residential and commercial properties in London and the Home Counties.  We also work with other pest control professionals to provide bird deterrents such as netting.

Understand pest behaviour

Our pest control professionals truly understand pest behaviour which allows us to provide targeted solutions to remove and deter specific pests. We consider a number of factors such as:

  • Food preferences: Identifying what attracts them indoors (crumbs, pet food).
  • Entry points: We will find the entry points used by pests. Rodents can squeeze through small gaps that the untrained eye might not detect.
  • Reproduction rates: A pest’s reproductive capacity helps predict the speed of an infestation. This knowledge informs the urgency of treatment and the selection of control methods that target multiple life stages (eggs, nymphs, adults) for long-term success.

If you need help to identify a pest before you contact us, here is a helpful guide from the British Pest Control Association.