6 Common Pests Found in the Enfield Borough

6 Common Pests Found in the Enfield Borough

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Having an infestation of a pest in your home can be very unsettling and cause an array of problems, from health and safety issues to structural damage to your home. Pests are never good news or a welcome sight.

When people hear the word pest, usually you think cockroaches, rats, mice, but there are so many more pests you need to be on alert for. Here, we have a list of six common insects not just in the Enfield area but throughout the UK that you may find in your home.

  1. Carpet beetles

As their name implies, carpet beetles can take up residence in your carpet, but also your curtains, furniture, and anything else made from natural fibers like silk, feathers, and wool; they are at risk of a carpet beetle infestation.

The larvae will eat holes through your fabric, leaving your carpet, furniture, and curtains damaged and needing replacement.

Avoiding natural fibers is a great way to prevent carpet beetles, and vacuuming areas that are generally dark such as the strip of fabric under your couch will go a long way in the prevention of carpet beetles.

  1. Clothes moths

The clothes moth larvae will destroy your clothes, especially clothes made from wool, fur, feathers, silk, felt, and leather. Killing the moth itself won’t help with an infestation, it’s the larvae eating away at your clothing, and you need to focus your efforts on them.

You can put your clothing in anti-moth storage bags, use portable heat treatment systems and be sure to keep rotating and washing your clothing regularly will all help to keep clothing moths away from your garments.

  1. Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a problem around the world, and they are not going away anytime soon. These are little vampires and need your blood to survive. They will hide in your home in cracks, crevices, soft surfaces; pretty much anywhere in your home that is out of sight can be a hiding spot for a bed bug during the day. At night they venture out to bite their host, you, leaving you itchy red welts and an uneasy feeling that you were a meal to these little pests.

Heat treatment is a great way to get rid of a bed bug infestation. Calling in a bed bugs control Enfield is your best bet to exterminate this pest quickly and efficiently.

  1. Woodworm

Woodworm, true to their name, infest wood. This pest can cause some severe structural damage to your home if not treated quickly and effectively. The larvae of the woodworm will eat away at the wood in your home and can cause extensive damage if not treated quickly.

Keeping your wood furniture in good shape and repairing any damages quickly to any wood in your home is an excellent preventative measure against woodworm. As well as being very careful with new wood furniture coming into your home. If you find woodworm in your home, it would be best to call in an Enfield Pest Control specialist to minimize any damage done by this destructive pest.

  1. Cockroaches

This is the pest everyone has nightmares about and dreads the day they decide to move into your home. Cockroaches are a pest worldwide and can cause allergic reactions in people, taint food with bacteria, and give you the heebie-jeebies overall. A challenging pest to eradicate, you will need help from pest specialists and some patience. Cockroaches enjoy building nests in hard-to-find and access areas, then multiply like crazy.

They love stains on clothes, carpets, furniture, as well as food that has been left out. Keeping up with your hygiene and a clean home is a great preventative measure against these unwanted house guests.

  1. Silverfish

Silverfish is another kind of pest that isn’t harmful to you but will destroy your home and poop in your food. Just all around a bad houseguest. Silverfish enjoy dark, damp, and cool areas of your home, and once a female has reached adulthood, she will lay eggs constantly.

These pests live for a whopping 2 to 8 years and will eat food in your pantries like flour, oats, and cereals. They don’t stop there. They will also munch on glue, cardboard, paper and can even go a year without eating at all. Needless to say, this is a pest you may need to call in a specialist.

Pest prevention tips

It is a lot easier to prevent a pest than it is to eradicate an infestation. Here are a few tips for implementing around your London home for pest control and to maintain your peace of mind. Some of these need to be done daily, while others you can set a schedule to inspect regularly throughout the year as a proactive pest treatment..


  • Seal cracks, crevices, and holes on the outside and inside your home, including entry points for pipes and utilities.
  • Keep shrubbery and trees well-trimmed and away from your house if possible.
  • Keep your attics, basements, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Vacuum regularly, not only the carpet but furniture and don’t forget the carpet under your furniture.
  • Store food correctly and be sure to clean up food properly. Don’t forget pet food needs to be stored properly as well.
  • Store garbage in sealed bins and dispose of it regularly, ideally every 24 hours.
  • Keep your home clutter-free, and tidy to prevent pests from hiding amongst your clutter.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home.
  • Repair loose mortar around the basement foundation and windows and replace the fascia.
  • Direct water away from your house with downspouts, and ensure gutters, splash blocks, faucets, pipes, and AC units are working correctly and not leaking.

Call a pest control specialist to help implement preventative measures or eradicate an infestation. They can help with wasp nests removal, rat control in Enfield or Bed Bugs Treatment in Enfield. They will provide discreet service and long-term pest control solutions for any types of pests you might come across.

Even after doing all the prevention, you could do, you may still find yourself facing an infestation. These pests are slick and resilient. Finding pest control services in the Enfield area to quickly and efficiently get rid of the pest problem is your best option to restore your home to your safe haven as quickly as possible. 

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