Pests and services

All chemicals and products used are COSHH regulated

Betapest have many years of expertise in the removal of flying insects and pride ourselves on ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call today to speak to one of our fully qualified members of staff.

Insects are generally treated with a liquid insecticide in heavy pressure areas as a barrier which once crossed will kill problem pest. In areas where direct spraying could cause an issue or areas where a clear source is not apparent the use of an ultra-low volume insecticide may be required which fills the air with a fine mist entering all small cracks and crevices.

Bluebottles

Bluebottles

Adult bluebottles are usually around 6-12mm in length and a metallic blue colour. They breed mostly in meat substances; consequently they are most commonly a pest of dead rodents/bird etc.
Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

Cluster flies are similar in size to bluebottles however differ in colour, they tend to have a dark grey/olive thorax, covered with golden brown hairs. The wings of the cluster fly overlap when they are at rest, and they are sluggish when flying. They are often found in roof voids in Autumn and tend to be in large numbers.
Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are smaller than either cluster flies or bluebottles and are of a yellow/brown colour with bright red eyes. Their abdomen hangs down when they fly and they are more likely to hover. They are known to breed in fermenting residues found in fruit/vegetables and in pubs/breweries. They have also been known to breed in unclean drains.
Greater House Flies

Greater House Flies

House flies are divided into two categories, greater and lesser. The lesser house flies as demonstrated by their name tend to be slightly smaller, they also have only 3 black stripes on their thorax which are very faint as oppose to the Greater house flies four stripes. Both lesser and greater house flies have yellow abdomens. Greater house flies tend to inhabit all types of premises and breed in moist decaying vegetable matter. The lesser house fly breeds in semi-decaying organic matter and is not very attracted to ultra violet light. The male lesser house fly also has an irregular flight pattern.
Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes found in the UK are usually about 5mm in length, they have long legs and a long thin abdomen. They are grey in colour. Only the female mosquito bites as it has to have blood before it can lay fertile eggs.
Wasps

Wasps

Wasps are probably the most familiar and least liked of all British insects and are regarded by many as pest which stings indiscriminately. In fact they do not normally sting unless they are attacked or frightened. The queen wasp is the largest at about 0.8in in length. The worker wasps are approx. 0.5in – 0.7in and as expected both have black and yellow stripes.

Wasp problems are most commonly treated using a powder based insecticide which is pumped into the entry points of the nest, due to the nature of the wasp this is then carried by the workers back to the queen, once the queen is dead this result in the death of the remaining wasps.

 

Bees

Bees

Bees are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. Bees may be solitary or may live in various types of communities – the most advanced of which are eusocial colonies found among the honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees.

Though Bees are not protected by law it is our policy to only treat bees where ultimately necessary. We have a bee keeper that we work with to remove bees where possible. Should you require any assistance in regards to bees please feel free to contact us.

Solitary Bees

Solitary Bees

There are over 200 species of solitary bees found in Britain and, like the social bees, they all feed on pollen and nectar. Important pollinators of many garden flowers and commercial crops, solitary bees collect pollen for provisioning the nest with food for their brood. Each female solitary bee is fertile, and typically inhabits a nest she constructs herself. There are no worker bees, and neither honey nor beeswax are produced by these insects. Most solitary bees resemble small honey bees or, in some cases, small bumble bees. Solitary bees create nests in hollow reeds or twigs, holes in wood, or, most commonly, in tunnels in the ground.
Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Unlike most insects, honey bees remain active throughout the winter with honey produced from the nectar of flowers providing plenty of food during the colder months. Honey bees are social insects and create elaborate nests, or hives, containing up to 20,000 individuals during the summer months.

When threatened, honey bees will swarm out and attack with their stingers to drive the enemy away, but generally as they forage around your garden, they are quite harmless and will only sting if they accidently become caught in clothing. Honey bees are brown and amber in colour and tend to be slightly larger than the solitary bees.

Black Garden Ants

Black Garden Ants

The Garden ant is the most common ant in the UK. They are mostly active during the early summer months. Worker ants are between 3-5mm long and are actually dark brown in colour. The ant queens are around 15mm long and mid-brown in colour.

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If you would like to make a service booking today, please call us on one of the following Betapest local area numbers. If you wish to make a general enquiry, please fill in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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(01273) 767958

Haywards Heath

(01444) 683886

Worthing

(01903) 906758

Eastbourne

(01323) 741414

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