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The brown rat is incredibly adaptable. It can be found almost everywhere in the UK, in all habitats. It searches out food. Water and a place of shelter. Brown rats are omnivorous, they will eat almost anything from fruit and seeds to human food waste, insects, etc.

Average lifespan: 1-3 years

They can carry various disease which can spread to humans, often through their urine. These diseases Leptospirosis or Weil's disease, Salmonella, Listeria, Toxoplasma gondii and Hantavirus.

Tail: 10-24cm

Weight: 200-300g

Length: 15-27cm

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The brown hare is larger than the normal rabbit and has a golden-brown, with a pale belly with a white tail. It also has longer legs and ears with distinctive black tips. It eats on vegetation also on the bark of young sapling trees and bushes. Brown hares do not dig burrows, but shelter in 'forms'.

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The German cockroach is small in size typically around 1.1 to 1.6 cm long. Its colour will vary from tan to a near black, and it has two dark, roughly parallel, streaks on the pronotum running anteroposteriorly from behind the head to the base of the wings.

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Bedbugs: they are a small, oval, brownish bug that lives on the blood of humans and also animals. The Adult bedbugs have flat bodies around the size of an apple seed. They are clear in colour when not fed. But their bodies swell and take on the reddy brown colour after feeding. Bedbugs do not fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Bedbug bites can be red and itchy.

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Fleas: are a problem found almost anywhere in UK homes, especially homes that have pets. It may be that the. You may find them a problem with fleas even if you do not have pets, because if the previous owners of your property had a dog or a cat, Fleas can also be carried on other animals such as rats, mice, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, and other livestock such as pigs.


Wasps: are very common in the uk in particular The most commonly known wasps, such as yellowjackets and hornets, belong to the family Vespidae and are eusocial, which means they belong to the highest level of social order. together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers.


Bees: are closely related to wasps and are widely known for their production of honey and beeswax. And the pollination. The best known bee species, is the western honey bee.


The grey squirrel: he has a silver-grey coat, with a brownish face and feet, and a pale underside. It has a typical bushy tail and It is larger than its cousin the Red Squirrel and has smaller ears without tufts.

Average lifespan: 2-5 years

Tail: 19.5-24cm

Weight: 400-650g

Length: 24-28.5cm


Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, omnivorous mammals belonging to several genera of the family Canidae. Foxes have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail. Twelve species belong to the monophyletic "true foxes" group of genus Vulpes.


Moles are small mammals adapted to a subterranean lifestyle. They live in their purpose made tunnels. Solitary creatures that prefer their own territory and are aggressive to other moles. They have cylindrical bodies; velvety fur; very small, inconspicuous ears and eyes; reduced hindlimbs; and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging. They spend most of their time pacing up and down the tunnels searching for worms. And occasionally as they clear their tunnels of excess dirt they push the dirt up to the surface creating mole hills