They present a significant health risk as they feed on human blood. The female can reproduce 400-500 eggs in her lifetime. They usually congregate around the bed frame/mattress ready to feed at night.
There are many species of flies, they present a particularly high threat due to their high mobility. They deposit pathogenic bacteria on foods and surfaces used by humans.
The most common species in the UK are the German and Oriental types. They carry diseases and transmit them by contact. These pests are nocturnal.
They can cause nuisance particularly when their nests are near human frequented areas. Some people are hypersensitive to wasp stings and in some cases the sting can be life threatening.
They present a significant threat to health and safety as they carry deadly diseases passed onto human frequented areas and the food chain.
Moths can destroy fabrics, furnishings and damage soft timbers in search of their communal cocoon.
They are a major pest that threaten the health and safety of humans. They are a carrier of diseases. Their control is essential in inhabited areas.
Some common species in the UK are considered as pests as they can invade buildings in large numbers and cause considerable nuisance. The pharaoh ant is more specifically attracted to hospital environments where they transmit bacteria from infected areas to food production areas and other sensitive places due to their high mobility.