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Pest Removal in Bath

Aquadri remove many types of pests for customers in the Bath and surrounding areas; we have a wealth of experience when it comes to pest control, with over 16 years of trading in the pest control industry

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Wasps & Wasp Nest Removal

Wasps are an important part of the ecosystem and can be helpful to gardeners by removing caterpillars to feed their young. The adults however, have a preference for sweet foods, which can cause them to become a problem when the nests are mature in the late summer months. Unlike bees, wasps will sting with very little provocation, and killing wasps can incite more stings from other...

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Rat & Rat Nest Removal

Rats are large rodent which can measure up to 40cm in length (including the tail); fur colour can vary but is generally dull grey in colour. Rats are omnivorous and whilst they generally feed on cereals and grains, if hungry they can take small chicks and eggs. One of the main characteristics of Rats is that they are Neophobic - very wary of anything new and...

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Pigeons (Columbidae)

Pigeons are the number one pest bird throughout the world. They are responsible for most of the bird fouling, spreading fungal infection and after a prolonged period, even causing structural damage to buildings. At the very least, pigeon mess on corporate signage is bad for brand image. There are many techniques available to prevent pigeons from nesting, including spiking ledges, roof tops, walls and other perches or...

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Flea Removal (Ctenocephalides spp)

Adult fleas are 2-3 mm in length and generally of a shiny brown appearance. They have a thin, laterally flattened body and large hind legs which allow them to jump onto passing hosts. Flea eggs are about 0.5mm long, oval, pearly-white in colour and laid indiscriminately in the fur or feathers of the host or in its nest or bedding. Four to eight eggs are laid...

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Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)

Bed bug adults are reddish-brown, oval, flattened insects from 4 to 5 mm long and 1.5 to 3 mm wide before feeding. Engorged adults tend to be swollen and dull red. The eggs are white, oval, about 1 mm long and covered in a sticky film which allows them to adhere to surfaces. A newly hatched nymph is almost colourless whereas engorged nymphs are reddish...

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Mole (Talpa europaea)

Moles are a common British mammal living almost exclusively underground, although they are capable of moving above ground and even swimming. As well as a means of transportation, the main purpose of the tunnel network is a trap for worms and other invertebrates to fall into. The mole rarely exceeds 20cm in length (including short tail) and has a very smooth dark fur which can...

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Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Although now a familiar sight across much of the UK, the grey squirrel is nonnative, having been first introduced from America in the late nineteenth century. It is largely blamed for the decline in populations of our native red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) although in truth, this also has as much to do with the disappearance of the red squirrels natural woodland habitat, as it does...

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Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)

Adult larder beetles are about 8mm long and dark brown, with a broad, pale yellow, black-spotted band across the front portion of the wing covers. There are six black dots on this band, three on each wing cover, arranged in a triangle. The underside and legs are covered with fine, yellowish hairs. Other dermestes species include D. peruvianas (uniformly dark) and D. maculatus (black with...

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Plaster Beetle (Family Lathiiridae)

Small reddish or black beetles often found weakly flying in homes during late summer. Plaster Beetles are from 1.5- 2.5 mm in length with ridged, wide wingcases. Plaster beetles feed on mould or mildews and are attracted to anything that is musty smelling with newly constructed homes, damp areas in basements, bathrooms and damp commodities (such as grain), often affected. Eggs are laid singly and take...

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German Cockroach (Blatella germanica)

Adult German cockroaches are about 17mm long and light brown except for the shield behind the head marked with two dark stripes, which run lengthwise on the body. The nymphs are wingless and nearly black with a single light stripe running down the middle of the back. Egg capsules are light tan.

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Rust Red & Confused Flour Beetles (Tribolium castaneum & Tribolium confusum)

The insects are about 3-4mm and reddish-brown in colour. The confused flour beetle and the red flour beetle are similar in appearance and habits. Adult confused flour beetles have the antennae gradually enlarged toward the tip; the antennae of the red flour beetle have the last three segments abruptly enlarged. Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium confusum) cannot fly, but Rust Red Flour Beetle (Tribolium castaneum) may...

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Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Adults are 2 - 4 mm long and variable black or brown with mottled yellow or white markings. A pest primarily in the home, food and museum sectors (the latter causing a significant threat to collections). Mating occurs immediately after emergence. The female produces up to 100 eggs over a period of two weeks. Larval development lasts for 10-30 days. Larval forms (known as the “Woolly...

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Booklice (Psocoptera)

Psocids are common but harmless insects. Yellow, brown, white or grey in colour and only 1mm long, most of the species are wingless. They are usually found in dark humid places such as kitchen cupboards, bathrooms, on drying plaster in new houses and on old books and stored papers in libraries and archival storage areas, where they feed on microscopic moulds. Psocids live for about 6...

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Poultry Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae)

Adult mites are about 0.8 mm long and 0.4 mm wide. The colour can vary from grey to white but they often appear to be red, depending upon their blood content. Engorged adults are about 1 mm long. Red mites feed on the host bird at night for up to 2 hours before returning to the cracks and crevices High numbers can not only decrease...

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Lesser Mealworm Beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus)

Adult lesser mealworms are up to 6mm long, dark brown to black insects, with a distinctively dimpled thorax. The adults and larvae are often found in floor litter where they feed on poultry feed, dried bird droppings, and bird carcasses. Being a general scavenger, they can also be an occasional pest of stored products. In high numbers, in addition to being a vector for disease,...

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Case-Bearing & Common Clothes Moth (Tinea pellionella & Tineola bisselliella)

Case-bearing moths are approximately 5mm in length. Forewings are yellowish-brown, and there are usually three distinct, dark dots on the outer third of each wing. Hind wings are smaller, lighter, and fringed with hair and scales. Eggs are whitish, and larvae are opaque-white with brown heads. The clothes moth is slightly larger than the Case-bearing moth, adults can reach up to 7mm. The moths are a light,...

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Brown House Moth (Hofmannophila pseudospretella)

Shiny gold/brown moth approximately 10mm in length. The wing tips have a hairy/feathery appearance and the wings themselves have dark brown spots (although these can easily be rubbed off). The larvae of these insects can cause considerable damage when they feed on articles that contain wool, mohair, fur, hair, feathers or other products of animal origin. The brown house moth will also feed on other organic...

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Yellow Mealworm Beetle (Tenebrio molitor)

The beetles are robust, black and nearly 18mm long, resembling many ground beetles in size, shape and colour. The larvae are distinct, being honey yellow in colour with a smooth, highly polished, hard, cylindrical (wormlike) body about 3mm thick and up to 28mm long at maturity. Adult beetles are attracted to night-lights, are strong fliers, and are found in dark places. Each female lays about 275...

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Indian Meal Moth (Plodia interpunctella)

Adult moths are about 8 to10mm long when at rest and have a wing spread of about 18 to 20mm. When viewed from above with the wings folded over the back, the outer 1/3 of the wing appears reddish-brown or bronze coloured “at the wing tips” while the inner 2/3 of the wing “at the basal portion” is light grey to ochre-yellow. Also, the head...

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Warehouse, Cocoa & Tobacco Moth (Ephestia elutella)

A small moth, the caterpillars of which cause considerable damage to stored food products. As the name suggests it commonly attacks tobacco and cocoa, as well as grains, nuts, dried fruit and many other stored products. Adults are up to 10mm in length with greyish brown wings and have dark double bands at the top and base of the wings (although these are frequently rubbed...

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Tobacco & Biscuit Beetles (Lasioderma serricorne & Stegobium paniceum)

The Tobacco beetle is about 2.5 mm in length, the adult beetles are oval and covered with small hairs which give them a silky, yellowish-brown colour. Adults are strong fliers and prefer subdued light and temperatures over 65 degrees F. The Biscuit beetles are about 2 – 3mm long and light brown to red brown in colour. Their bodies are covered with fine, silky hairs, and they...

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Saw Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

The adult is a small, active, brown beetle, 2-3mm long, with a flattened body and six saw-toothed projections on each side of the thorax. Similar in appearance is the Merchant Grain Beetle which has a slightly different shape to the head and thorax. The females live from 6 to 10 months and deposit upwards of 250 eggs in foodstuffs. Several generations may occur each year, as...

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Australian & Golden Spider Beetles (Ptinus tectus & Niptus hololeucus)

Originating from Tasmania, the Australian Spider Beetle species now has full distribution throughout temperate zones of the world, although it favours the indoor environment. Associated with bird’s nests and stored foodstuffs, it is also present in many industrial food storage situations. The beetles are up to 3.5mm in length and have a thin waist, large abdomen and long legs, giving the insects its spider-like appearance. Much larger than...

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Pharaohs Ant (Monomorium pharaonis)

The Pharaohs Ant is a small ant of tropical origin. The workers are only 2mm long, the queen 5mm long and both yellow in colour. The ant has a characteristic double segmented waist and a darkened tip to the abdomen. In temperate climates it is an indoor species, associated particularly with large facilities such as hospitals, prisons and blocks of flats. Unlike some other ant species,...

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Ghost Ant (Tapinoma melanocephalum)

The ghost ant is sometimes called the black-headed ant. This ant is very small at about 1.5mm, with a dark head and thorax. The pale coloured, almost translucent abdomen and legs, in addition to its tiny size, gives the ghost ant its name. Although having only arrived in the UK in the last few years (most likely in luggage from holidaymakers from the USA), and still...

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Phorid Fly (Phoridae)

Phorid flies are in the small category of flies, measuring up to 3mm in length, including the wings. The most prominent feature of this fly is the humpbacked shape of its thorax. The Phorid fly lacks the red eye colour that is the classic trademark of the fruit fly. The phorid fly breeds and feeds primarily on moist decaying organic matter. The reproductive potential of these...

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Garden Ant (Lasius niger)

Typical worker ants are 3-4mm long of a brown/black colour with elbowed antennae and biting mouthparts. The queen tends to be much larger at about 10mm. Garden Ants usually nest outdoors in lawns, flower beds, beneath paving flags and at the base of walls. Premises are usually invaded by worker ants foraging for food, especially sweet foods. During summer, winged females (Queens) and males leave the...

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Cluster Fly (Pollenia rudis)

At about 9mm long, the cluster fly is slightly larger than the common house fly. The thorax is dark olive grey, with fine golden hairs which can easily be rubbed off. There are no distinct lines or stripes behind the head and the abdomen has irregular light and dark grey areas.

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Fruit & Filter Flies (Drosophila spp. & Psychoda sp.)

The adult fruit flies are very small insects, about 3mm long. Body colour is usually a light yellow to tan colour and the abdomen is grey underneath. A common characteristic of the flies is distinctive red eyes. Female fruit flies lay their eggs on the surface of rotting fruit, fermenting juices, soured milk etc. Fruit fly larvae feed on the yeast organisms and fungi growing in...

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Common House Fly (Musca domestica)

Adults, 6 mm long with a wingspan of 13-15 mm and the 4th vein on the wing bends sharply forward. The thorax has 4 distinct stripes. The eggs are laid in decaying material, particularly rubbish dumps and manure heaps. Under ideal conditions it can take as little as 2 weeks to complete its life cycle. Removal and exclusion of breeding sites, such as refuse areas, is essential....

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Lesser House Fly (Fannia canicularis)

Adults, 6 mm long with 12 mm wingspan. They have a grey thorax with 3 longitudinal stripes, less pronounced than those of the Common Housefly. The base of abdomen has an extensive yellow patch. At rest, wings are folded along back; venation shows 4th vein extending straight to wing margin. They have an erratic flight pattern and are often seen flying in large numbers around...

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American & Brown Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana & Supella longipalpa)

Adult American cockroaches are reddish-brown to dark brown (except for a tan or light yellow band around the shield behind the head); about 25 – 40mm long, they have wings capable of flight. American cockroaches are often found in damp sewers and basements, in heating ducts under hospitals etc. They can be transported into homes in boxes from infested premises. Egg capsules protrude from the body before...

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May Bug (Melolontha melolontha)

About 30mm in length, the May Bug is often mistaken for a cockroach due to its size and shape. Found throughout the UK they are more common in the south, often seen flying at dusk from May to July. Called the ‘May Bug’ because of the month they normally appear. The cockchafer has a three year life cycle. After mating the female digs about 20cm into the...

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Oriental Cockroach (Blatta orientalis)

Usually dark reddish brown in colour, the adults are about 25mm long and the immature cockroaches (nymphs) resemble adults except that they are wingless. Unlike other pest cockroaches, Oriental’s cannot climb up smooth surfaces. Oriental cockroaches generally live in moist areas, but can survive in dry areas if they have access to water. They tend to prefer cooler temperatures and thus are common in basements, boiler...

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Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

The rabbit was thought to have been introduced to Britain by the Normans, although early remains show that some may date back to Roman times. The rabbit is now found across almost all of Western Europe. Each individual can grow up to 40 cm in length. Rabbits are distinguished from the Hare by size (the Hare is bigger), and the rabbit has a white tail when...

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House Mice (Mus domesticus)

Small rodent with grey/brown fur usually less than 90mm in total length and weighing less than 20 grams. Colour is generally uniformed with the belly being slightly lighter and the tail typically about 75% of the length of the body. Mice are omnivorous and are good at adapting to local environments but generally in rural environments eat cereals, seeds etc, where they consume an average of...

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Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)

Slightly larger than the House Mouse with a proportionally longer tail -on average the same length as the body. The Wood mouse has light brown fur with a distinctive pale belly and characteristic large ears and bulging eyes. Also known as the long-tailed field mouse. Wood mice have similar life-cycle and nutritional needs to the House Mouse. Generally the Wood mice are found outdoors, entering houses...

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