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Top Pests That Affect London

Top Pests That Affect London


Are you based in London or even the surrounding areas? If so it is very important for you to know what pests are most likely to enter your property. London as a city is full of pests and the last thing you want to find out is that they have infested your house. But, pest control can be easily handled if taken care by a professional pest controller. If you'd like to contact a professional pest controller click here.


Below are some of the most common pests that people find in their homes or business within London.



Rats and mice are the most commonly found pests in London. These pests carry a huge amount of diseases and bacteria. These diseases are very harmful therefore it is important that you act quickly if you have a problem. But how do you know if you have them? 


Here is a few common signs to if you have them:

1- If you see live or dead rats in the property

2- Rat or mouse droppings (to find out more about them click here)

3- If material has been chewed or gnawed.


Rodents are attracted to food waste, so if you spill or drop any kind of food waste outside or inside your property it is best to get it cleaned up straight away otherwise it will instantly attract rodents.


Rodents are very dangerous as they are known to be able to chew through wiring which is then able to spark, this will then cause a fire. To keep pests away from your London business make sure you contact Conquest Pest Control for the best possible solution.


Bed Bugs

London is a very busy city and bedbugs are a major problem for house owners and hotel owners. Bed bugs are very easily moved from one place to another, so if you visit somewhere that has bedbugs and they get on your clothing you could then move them to your house without even knowing. 


Bed bugs like to bite and when they feed it causes your skin to become very itchy and irritated by them. The bites are often grouped together in a smaller area and they are most likely to occur is a line. Bites are normally small areas that become inflamed and red. The bites don't always seem to show instantly. 


There are many more cases of bedbugs in London rather than in Hertfordshire. Bedbugs are a lot more active during the night time and infestations occur mainly in bedrooms. Bedbugs have to live near to a place where there food source is, in many cases the food source will be you.


You can identify the adult bedbugs as they are about 4 to 5 mm long. They do not have any wings and are dark brown all over. Bedbugs have long legs and claws that they use to cling on to the host during feeding. They also have antennae on their heads.





Cockroaches are highly known for being very resilient when it comes to pest control services. In the London cockroaches are most likely to be found in restaurants and housing during the colder months (winter).  Cockroaches breed very similar to rodents, which can result in an infestation getting out of hand before even being discovered.


Cockroaches are proven or suspected carriers of the organisms that cause the following infections:

    •    Salmonellosis

    •    Typhoid Fever

    •    Cholera

    •    Gastroenteritis

    •    Dysentery

    •    Leprosy

    •    Plague

    •    Campylobacteriosis

    •    Listeriosis

    •    Giardia


Cockroaches can spread a variety of diseases. However, they are not direct vectors of diseases. Transmission occurs indirectly, from consumption or contact with items which have been contaminated by cockroaches, rather than through bites.


Cockroaches can also trigger asthma and other allergies as well as spread E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus.


E.coli causes serious food poisoning.

There are proteins within a cockroaches faeces and saliva that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma symptoms.

Also possible to get infections caused by Salmonella bacteria.


Cockroaches spread diseases through droppings, vomit and direct contact.


To discuss your any pest problems you may have in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us today.