Crawling Insect Control

Pest Solution offers crawling insect control throughout the entire region of East Anglia – SuffolkNorfolkCambridgeshire and Essex.
Why do crawling insects need to be controlled?
  • Damage to homes and businesses
  • Disease
  • Allergens
  • Damage of reputation
  • Bites
Damage to homes and businesses

As insects are omnivores, they can damage many goods other than food e.g. books, tapestries, pictures etc.


Cockroaches can carry a number of diseases of importance to public health such as Salmonella and E coli.


The cast skins of cockroaches and mites can cause an allergic reaction and are linked to asthma attacks.

Damage of reputation

Parts of bodies of insects found in food sold to the public can result in loss of business and reputation.


Spiders have been known to bite and cause infection due to the bacteria on their fangs.

How can Pest Solution help?

Pest Control Contact

Talk to Pest Solution’s friendly, knowledgeable staff:

  • To discuss your pest problem;
  • To get advice;
  • To organise a site visit by a local technician at a time to suit you.
Pest Control Survey

After carrying out a survey our technician will:

  • Provide a tailor-made solution to your pest problem;
  • Provide a fixed price quotation;
  • Arrange treatment at a time to suit you, if the quotation is accepted.
Pest Control Treatment

Our fully qualified and insured technicians will:

  • Carry out a bespoke treatment;
  • Follow latest industry guidelines and techniques;
  • Carry out child and pet friendly treatments.
Pest Control What next?
What next?

After completion of the treatment, our technician will:

  • Advise on pest proofing to keep them out;
  • Advise on housekeeping to minimise pests;
  • If required, discuss further monitoring and treatments as part of a pest management plan.

Common Crawling Insects

If you do not find the pest below, then please call for an identification and advice.

  • Cockroaches
  • Garden Ants
  • Tropical Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Woodlice
  • Spiders and Mites

During the daytime cockroaches spend most of their time hidden away and emerge at night. Adult cockroaches can live up to one year, during which females produce an average of 150 young. Cockroaches prefer to feed on starchy foods but will adapt to survive. An integrated approach involving the use of cockroach traps, insecticidal gels and well targeted use of residual insecticides where appropriate is recommended.

Garden Ants

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. The trail of worker ants can be followed to the nest and if the nest can be exposed, and it is safe to do so, the nest can be treated with insecticide.

Tropical Ants

Tropical ants such as Pharaoh’s and Ghost ants are most often found in areas near a source of moisture such as a kitchen or bathroom. The use of conventional residual treatments is not effective as they may cause the nest to fragment. Baiting with a slow active ingredient is recommended to areas frequented by the ants, which works by stopping the ants breeding and so they naturally die off. You will usually notice a reduction in the number of ants within 14 days, but it may take longer to kill off all the insects.


Silverfish are mainly found in humid areas, usually the kitchen or bathroom where they feed on microscopic moulds and can be seen moving very fast when a light is switched on. Silverfish can be controlled by controlling the humidity of the affected area and using residual insecticidal dusts and sprays.


Woodlice are related to crabs and lobsters and are the only terrestrial crustacean. They are always associated with dampness as they very quickly dehydrate in a dry warm room. Woodlice can be controlled by controlling the humidity of the affected area and by the use of residual insecticidal dusts and sprays.

Spiders and Mites

Spiders in the UK are generally not considered as pests and are harmless. However, should you be unsure about spiders such as False Widows we can identify the species and carry out treatment if required.

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