Our world is full of thousands of variety of insects which, when left to their own means can over-populate, causing expensive damage to properties and even affecting personal health and hygiene. All of this can disruption can cost lives and severly stifle the running of businesses.
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A Selection of Pests Which Can Cause An Abundance Of Damage
Centipedes and Millipedes
There are about ten common species in Britain and none is dangerous to man. All centipedes share two major characteristics: their elongate bodies are divided into many very similar segments and each segment bears a well-developed pair of legs. The head of the centipede is surrounded by two sharp, curved, poison claws and alongside, two small compound eyes is a pair of longish antennae.
About 30mm in length, the Cockchafer 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. Sometimes called the May Bug because of the month they normally appear.
The Cockchafer has a three year lifecycle. After mating the female digs about 20cms into the soil to lay her 10 to 20 eggs. The eggs hatch after 21 days and the larvae remain in the soil for a further two years feeding on roots. The larvae are white with a brown head and are equipped with a strong pair of pincers for chewing through roots. After this 2 year period they are about 5cms long and are ready to pupate in the soil. After pupation, the adult beetles emerge in October, but remain in the soil until the following spring. Although harmless, both adults and more significantly the larvae can cause damage to plants and crops.
Earwigs can become a nuisance because of their habit of hiding within leaves and feeding on soft plant tissue. The abdomen extends well beyond the wings, and frequently, though not always, ends in a pair of forceps-like cerci. With about 1,800 recorded species in 10 families, the order is relatively small among Insects. Earwigs are, however, quite common globally. There is no evidence that they transmit disease or otherwise harm humans or other animals, despite their nickname pincher bug.
The Ground Beetle is a very large family of beetles comprising over 360 in Britain alone. Ground Beetles become a pest when in the autumn the adult beetles migrate into the indoors in search of warmth and shelter. This occurs when suitable food plants surround the buildings. Plaster Beetles/Fungus Beetles
Plaster beetles feed on moulds and fungi and require damp, high humidity conditions to exist. Many are found out of doors, beneath loose bark, amongst dying and rotting leaves, and frequently in stacks of sawn timber. They occur indoors wherever suitable conditions exist.
About 35 species have been recorded in food storage and domestic situations in the UK. Fungus Beetle is associated with damp conditions and the development of moulds and fungi. Commonly found in birds