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About household pests

Housefly, Musca domestica

Household pests include larder beetles, woodworm beetles, carpet beetles, clothes moths, flies and fleas.

Many species of invertebrates are considered to be pests or a nuisance in people.s homes. They may be damaging to wood and timbers, fabrics, woollens, natural fabrics and furnishings or food products stored in kitchen cupboards.

Pests in the wild feed on the remains of animals, plants, seeds and cereals, more or less the same as what they feed on inside houses. Many species have adapted to a lifestyle within our homes where they are always found in low numbers.

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What keeps leaving this behind please help 1 week ago by innovat0r innovat0r
Re: Help! Can anyone tell me what these are? 2 weeks ago by Jonathan - NaturePlus host Jonathan - NaturePlus host
Tiny white mites in bedroom. Any suggestions? 2 weeks ago by kirstyclaire2 kirstyclaire2
ID needed please 3 weeks ago by Clo Clo
Re: Please help me identify these small black bugs in my flat 1 month ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: please help identify 1 month ago by bexy00 bexy00
Please help me identify this tiny bug are they ROur dog found a dead rat in our garden andat Lice? 1 month ago by Shaka Shaka
Re: Help with beetle ID 2 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: What is this? 2 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Please help - We think we have bed bugs 7 months ago by Camoo Camoo
Re: is this normal for booklice 7 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: help identifying micro creature 8 months ago by moominmouse moominmouse
Re: Booklice or something else? 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Tiny creamy white mites in my kitchen 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Tiny crawling bugs on hearth/toy box 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Small fly problem 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Please help identify these 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Little red bugs in my kitchen 9 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Help! Can anyone tell me what this is? I'm worried it's a cockroach. 10 months ago by Flora Flora
Re: Bug ID needed! 10 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: game of guess who!please help identify this ...thankyou in advance 11 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: ID these weird thingy please 12 months ago by duo duo
Re: Please can you IDentify these bugs? This is a Question! 1 year ago by Prostomis Prostomis
Re: Help identify this beetle please! 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Please help me id this tiny little bug 1 year ago by Djspindc Djspindc
Re: Is this a bed bug? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf
Re: Weird solid yellow gunk in keep of lock which had been left unlocked 1 year ago by CathyD CathyD
Weird solid yellow gunk in keep of lock which had been left unlocked 1 year ago by CathyD CathyD
Re: Keep finding these everywhere, anyone know what they are? 1 year ago by Alex Alex
Re: could anyone help identify this beetle please? 1 year ago by Steve Jelf Steve Jelf

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