Ladybirds - PEST UK

Providing pest control services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire. Est. 1985.


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At PEST UK we are having many enquiries abut Ladybirds. These are always the Harlequin Ladybirds. No one ever complains about the native English Ladybird!
Harlequin Ladybirds
First Harlequin Ladybirds are fairly new to pest control. They originally come from Asia and were introduced to Europe and North America to control Aphids on crops. It is called Harlequin because it comes in many colours but in the UK most seem to look the same as the native Ladybird but larger. They are extremely successful and have spread worldwide to all continents except Australia and Antarctica. Large numbers hibernating in cavities can give off a smell and they even bite!

Pest Control Treatment for Harlequin Ladybirds

This is usually a combination of ‘fogging’ accessible voids with an insecticide fog applied with a fogging machine or fogger. This is accompanied by a residual insecticide spray. Any pest control treatments will reduce, not eliminate the problem as often only the periphery of the infestation is accessible to treat. In many cases the bulk of the hibernating population may be deep in cavity walls or boxed in voids. Once a site is chosen ladybirds will come back year after year to the same site. As well as problems as they go into hibernate often the pest problem is repeated in the Spring when the Harlequin Ladybirds come out of hibernation.
How to contact PEST UK to book a Harlequin Ladybird pest control treatment:
Phone: 0330 100 2811 (local rate on landlines & mobiles) or 0800 026 0308 (free on landlines & some mobiles)
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Request a a call back request from our PEST UK Mobile site. Go to from a mobile telephone or tablet. The web site detects you are using a mobile device and loads up the mobile site.

PEST UK serves: All of Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, West London, North & Central Hampshire, Middlesex, North West Surrey, & South Oxfordshire.

Outside these areas then go to which is the BPCA website (British Pest Control Association) and find a BPCA member near to you. It is very important that you get a British Pest Control Association member company then you can be assured that the company chosen uses qualified staff and is properly insured (unlike some Local Authorities!)

For a Quality Ladybird treatment call PEST UK!

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