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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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Re: insects in my new home 1 month ago by habdab habdab
Re: Can anyone identify these juvenile pests? 3 months ago by Laverock Laverock
Re: Tiny creamy white mites in my kitchen 3 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Identification of red beetle needed, please 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Please help ID this bug 4 months ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Household bug ID please 4 months ago by cyclingnut cyclingnut
Re: Can anyone identify this beetle please? 4 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Could you help ID this bug please? 4 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: ID this beetle please 5 months ago by flecc flecc
Stored Product Mite Pest Problem 6 months ago by 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50 55bef82d7cb23b4f60e54262e58b623fb2391d50
Re: Tiny black beetles in new damp house - ID request please 7 months ago by corfie corfie
Re: Bedroom basement bug 7 months ago by triops triops
Re: Pantry pest bug identification 7 months ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: Help Please - Black bug Identification 8 months ago by adamgr81 adamgr81
Re: Please help - We think we have bed bugs 1 year ago by Camoo Camoo
Re: PLEASE what are these horrible bugs?!! 11 months ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Re: Please Help Idenify This Bug 11 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: please help identify 11 months ago by Barrybloke Barrybloke
Re: What is this? 11 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: What is this? 11 months ago by flecc flecc
Re: Bug identification - please help? 1 year ago by triops triops
Re: Bug identify keep seeing these in the house 1 year ago by flecc flecc
What keeps leaving this behind please help 1 year ago by innovat0r innovat0r
Re: Help! Can anyone tell me what these are? 1 year ago by Jonathan - NaturePlus host Jonathan - NaturePlus host
Tiny white mites in bedroom. Any suggestions? 1 year ago by kirstyclaire2 kirstyclaire2
ID needed please 1 year ago by Clo Clo
Re: Please help me identify these small black bugs in my flat 1 year ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team
Re: please help identify 1 year 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 year ago by Shaka Shaka
Re: Help with beetle ID 1 year ago by Florin - Museum ID team Florin - Museum ID team

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