Beetles & Cockroaches

Types Of Beetles In The UK

Beetles are the largest group of insects, with over 300,000 known species. Of these, 4,000 occur in the UK. Some are very small, others are relatively large.

Most beetles can fly, but they spend much of their time on the ground or in low vegetation. They have colonized almost all habitats and exploit many different food sources.

Beetles can be planted feeders, scavengers, predators or parasites. The larvae and, sometimes, adults of certain species can be serious pests. Conversely, some – such as ladybirds – are allies in the garden, consuming other insect pests.

  • Sitophilus oryzae (Rice Weevil)
  • Tribolium castaneum (Red Rust Flower Beetle)
  • Dermestes lardarius (Larder Beetle)
  • Sitophilus granarius (Grain Weevil)
  • Tribolium confusum (Confused Flour Beetle)
  • Lasioderma serricorne (Cigarette Beetle)
  • Gnatocerus cornutus (Broadhorned Flour Beetle)
  • Stegobium paniceum (Biscuit Beetle)
  • Ptinus tectus (Australian Spider Beetle)
  • Cryptolestes spp (Flat Grain Beetle)
  • Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Saw Toothed Grain Beetle)
  • Yellow Mealworm Beetle (Tenebrio molitor)


Types Of Cockroaches In The UK

Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. As known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.

Cockroaches are very tough insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation. Only expert products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle.

If you have noticed an unpleasant, lingering odour under sinks, behind appliances or in store cupboards, it’s time to check for signs of cockroaches.

There are two main species of cockroach in Britain, Oriental and German Cockroaches.

  • Blatta orientalis (Oriental Cockroach)
  • Blattella germanica (German Cockroach)


If you feel or have seen evidence of any species as shown below, you can contact us for further instruction.

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