Other Nuisance Insects


Unlike other pests, moths are essentially harmless. But once inside your home or business, moths can severely damage natural fibers in carpets, clothes, fabrics, fur and even leather. Moth caterpillars cause damage by eating the protein (keratin) found in natural materials like wool, cotton and silk. This puts your delicate items at risk of damage.

Pest Defense Solution for Moths:

As experts in the habits of moth species, Pest Defense certified technicians are able to offer tailored solutions and preventative advice.

We have a variety of solutions to quickly resolve moth infestations in your home or business. Our treatments include using insecticide and fumigation methods suitable for even delicate items.


Woodworm (Beetles)

The term ‘woodworm’ covers many types of wood boring beetles, some with wonderful names like Deathwatch Beetle and House Longhorn Beetle. FACT: The Deathwatch Beetle makes a ‘ticking’ sound inside wooden rafters. Occupants of medieval sick rooms often heard this sound while keeping watch over the dying, hence the name. But whatever they are called, you’ll want to say goodbye to them.

Here are some helpful facts about woodworms:

Adult beetles lay their eggs in cracks in wood. Outdoors this isn’t much of a problem, but inside your property they might infest floorboards, furniture, wooden beams and any other wooden objects.

Larvae burrow deep into the wood where they feed – and in the process make a maze of tunnels over several years. If you don’t have specialist woodworm control, the larvae can seriously weaken the structure of a building leading to potential structural failure. If you think you might need professional woodworm control, call Pest Defense.

Expert Woodworm Control:

Pest Defense technicians are trained to provide woodworm control. Our experts recognize the different types of woodworm and offer precisely targeted treatment to sort out the problem quickly – and for good.



Finding cockroaches in your home or business can be very distressing. As known carriers of diseases such as Salmonella, Dysentery and Gastroenteritis, exposure to this pest also poses significant health risks. Increases in eczema and asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings.

Cockroaches are very tough insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment essential to control any infestation. Only expert products and solutions are powerful enough to eliminate all stages of their lifecycle. If you have noticed an unpleasant, lingering odor under sinks, behind appliances or in store cupboards, it’s time to check for signs of cockroaches.

Pest Defense Cockroach Service:

Once an infestation is established, cockroaches can spread quickly to neighboring properties. This makes prompt action at the first signs of activity critical to enable fast and effective control. At Pest Defense, certified technicians are able to provide customized, targeted treatments to gain complete control of your cockroach problem and help to prevent a re-infestation.



More than just a nuisance in homes, Silverfish are known for their destructive feeding habits and can cause a serious problem in large numbers – damaging books, photographs, paintings, plaster and other household items containing starch or cellulose.

Silverfish survive in most environments, but thrive in conditions of high humidity and can often be found in dark, damp areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements and attics.

Characterized by a silvery-blue color, tiny scales and wiggling movements resembling that of a fish, these pest are also commonly known as fish moths or carpet sharks.

Silverfish Treatment:

A Silverfish infestation requires treatment of both adult Silverfish and their harborage. Pest Defense certified technicians will be able to assess the situation and advise on the most effective treatments to manage the infestation in your home or business.