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Household Support Fund

Due to predicted high demand, applications for the Household Support Fund have now closed. Further support can be found on our Cost of Living and Household Support pages

Beetles are the most diverse group of insects.

There are numerous varieties of beetle. Listed below are the beetle species that can commonly be found within the UK.

  • Biscuit Beetles
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Cigarette Beetles
  • Flour Beetles
  • Fur Beetles
  • Furniture Beetles
  • Grain Beetles
  • Larder Beetles
  • Leather Beetles
  • Spider Beetles

Controlling Bug Infestations Harmlessly

In the Home

Keeping a home clean with fresh, natural products is one of the easiest ways of controlling pests in the home.

Do not leave food or dirty dishes lying around. Clean food preparation areas thoroughly and be sure to clean under stoves, refrigerators and behind counters regularly. Hoover or dust ceilings and walls to keep spiders from nesting.

In the Garden

Wearing gloves when working in the garden or cleaning up outside will keep the risk of spider and ant bites down. Keep shrubs, grass and weeds cut low around a house. Hosing down areas under leaves will keep spiders from nesting in these areas while sweeping in corners of walls will do the same.

Many insects are attracted to moisture - make sure taps do not drip and any leaky pipes are repaired.

Treating Infestations

In order to successfully treat an infestation, the species needs to be correctly identified.