Insects There are 27,000 types of insects in the UK. Some can be tricky to tell apart, but our experienced and qualified team at South Dorset Pest Control can solve your insect problems quickly, allowing you to return to your day-to-day life without the worries of any kind of pest and the problems they cause. We'll also identify conditions that insects enjoy and advise you on preventative action to prevent future infestations.


WaspsWe advise you not to attempt to remove a wasp nest especially if you may be allergic to stings. Disturbing a nest will provoke the wasps to attack it is always best to leave wasp nest removal to the professionals.


HornetsAs well as physical harm, the European hornet can cause damage to trees and shrubs. They will strip the bark from such to get to the sap. The bark fibre is also perfect material for them to build their nests.

Asian Hornets are a risk to honeybees and pollinating insects. Therefore, we are keen to stop this invasive insect establishing in the UK, should you spot Asian Hornets you should report sightings by emailing: Please include information on location, date and the amount of Asian hornets you have seen. Please also include a photo if possible so our experts can identify the insect.


ClusterfliesAs the name suggests there will be more than one fly, they gather in a cluster, they are considered as pests due to the annoying volume they inhabit homes. Cluster flies enter homes for warmth, especially loft spaces and wall cavities, they also attract other pests such as beetles, The treatment methods we use depends on the size of the infestation. All treatments adhere to COSHH regulations 2002. South Dorset Pest Control have access to the wide range of industry insecticides and equipment such as an exodus ULV system, a high-quality fogging machine which enables us to get deeper into the cracks and crevices to target problematic areas.


FleasFleas are small, brown insects that are capable of jumping distances of 8 inches in a horizontal direction. A flea bite can become sore and extremely itchy. Flea infestations can be treated, but the source must be treated too to break the life cycle.

Bed Bugs

Bed BugsBed bugs stay out of view during the day, they are often found in bed frames, behind skirting boards, behind headboards, in wall crevices and even in books, they usually emerge at night to feed.


SilverfishSilverfish are wingless insects which thrive in warm, humid environments such as bathrooms. They like the dark and damp areas; they tend to emerge at night which is why a silverfish infestation can go unnoticed for some time. These tiny insects may seem harmless enough however, they can cause serious damage to plaster walls, books and paintings.


AntsAnt nests knock over plant pots causing breakages, they also damage plant roots by depriving them of much needed water. We will carry out a thorough site inspection to find entry points and food sources. We will apply a spray to all harbourage points with professional insecticides and carefully place ant baits stations along their sweet trails.

False Black Widow Spider

False Black Widow SpiderAlthough related to the Black Widow, they lack the characteristic red double triangle or hourglass marking and is a less venomous spider. It is not usually an aggressive spider, but it can bite, the venom can cause tingling at the infected sight as well as slight swelling.


LadybirdsHarlequin Ladybirds are almost twice the size of the UK species of ladybird, these insects are originally from Japan. Harlequin Ladybirds can bite, resulting in a small lump that stings slightly. Although the bugs will not infect you with their bite, they can be extremely difficult to remove from the home. They also leave behind a chemical-like odour and leave staining on furniture and fabric in the home.

Brown-tail moth

Brown tail mothThe Brown tail moth is a small white moth with a hairy brown abdomen that gives it the name. The moth itself is harmless however the hairs on the caterpillar can cause skin and eye irritation as well as breathing difficulties, we advise you not to touch these caterpillars even after they have died as they can still cause irritation it is always best to leave treatment to the professionals.


CockroachThe German cockroach is the most common type of cockroach in the UK they are found inside buildings, particularly in kitchens, hotels and restaurants. It is a stubborn pest that thrives in the warm areas. The larger and darker Oriental cockroach is easier to spot pest than the German cockroach They move from drains into buildings to find a food source, contaminating everything they encounter; food, utensils, and preparation surfaces, spreading diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus and streptococcus. You can always assume there will be more than one Cockroach, often hundreds hiding under kitchen units and appliances, but they can also be found in cracks, crevices and cavity walls.

Bee relocation

Bee relocationBee swarms look threatening, but bees are not aggressive, they only tend to sting if they feel in danger or if their hive is being threatened. We can collect honeybee swarms quickly. If the swarm is not collected it could colonise in wall cavities and chimneys. Although South Dorset Pest Control are pest controllers, we are also beekeepers and are experts in re-homing bee swarms in the Dorset area.

Contact us for insect removal in Dorset

If you have an insect problem and need pest control, call our friendly team immediately for a completely thorough and discreet service. Call us now on 01305 708 519 or 07811 453 722.

Pest Control in Dorset Homes

Suspect your home has an infestation? South Dorset Pest Control can react fast for wasp removal, rat and mouse control & other pest problems.

Commercial Pest Control in Weymouth, Dorchester & Dorset

Providing regular pest control contracts to a wide range of industries from hospitality, retail and health and social care. We are happy to recommend and install pest proofing solutions.

Agricultural Pest Control on Dorset Farms

Our trained and qualified technicians are committed to supporting the farming community against Agricultural pests including Birds, Wasps, Rats, and Mice.