Pest identifier

We deal with a wide range of rodent pests including rats, mice, moles and squirrels. We are also able to treat a wide range of crawling and flying insects including wasps, bees, ants, fleas, bedbugs and cockroaches.

To help you identify your pest some of the most common ones are listed below:

Free identifying service

If you have a problem with an insect and do not know what species it is, we can identify it for you. The correct identification of an insect is important to successful treatment.

If our trained pest control technicians cannot identify the insect, we use an independent qualified entomologist to correctly identify the insect.

Any specimens requiring identification should be submitted to the following address, in a sealed container which is clearly labelled with your name and address: West Lancashire Borough Council - Pest Control Service, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 8EE.

Or alternatively, please contact us for further information by emailing


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