A rat only needs ½ an inch to get into your
A mouse can get through a space as small as a
of an inch!
Pests such as rodents or
insects can spread
Cockroaches carry diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea,
typhoid, poliomyelitis and salmonella.
Fleas are carriers of
diseases such as typhus and bubonic plague and
also parasitic worms.
The Common Housefly
can carry typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis,
gastroenteritis and dysentery.
The common bed-bug feeds on human blood, emerging from cracks in
furniture, beds, wallpaper and skirting boards
Honeybees are generally only a problem when a swarm lands on one’s
if they invade a structure.
Honeybees sting only once, leaving a stinger imbedded in the skin.
The much despised wasp is in fact of great benefit by killing large numbers
of plant-feeding insects and nuisance
flies, but beware of its' sting.
Ants are attracted to sweet foods so are to be found in kitchens and in
places where food is stored.