If you have a pest insect that you need a formal identification on Veritas Pest consultancy can help.
There are more than 24,000 species of insect in Britain. The vast majority of insect species are not classed as pests and do not occur in or around human habitation. There are however a number of species which are found and indeed thrive around human habitation and it is these species which on occasions can require some form of control.
An important part of any insect control strategy is to identify the species. There are many similar looking species and Mis identification could lead to an incorrect or unnecessary treatment being implemented.
We have put together some resources to help anyone interested In insect identification, these can be found in the documents section. For those who would like to learn more about insects and how to identify them then why not look at our entomology for pest controls course which will help develop you skills and interest in insects.
If you are based in the UK and need help with a pest insect identification, then why not take advantage of our paid identification service. We will identify the insect and provide a report to assist you with its control.
Tips to increase the likelihood of a successful identification:
- Please send insects in crush proof containers
- Send more than one of each sample
- Provide some information about where, when and how the sample was found.
Please note we are unable to return samples.
To book a sample please drop us an email. Our prices start from £45 inc vat.
If you need help with fly catch tray analysis this is one thing we can support with. Drop us a line we can conduct on site assessments on your behalf or provide training to enable you to improve your skill set.
If you would would like some bespoke pest insect identification training get in touch we can support your requirements. We have helped food manufacturing clients and professional pest control companies with general insect identification and more specialist support on stored product insect identification.
We are always happy to help where we can.