Other insects

Question:
Other insects
Answer:

This is advice if you have insect pests which are not covered in their own section

Ladybirds

Ladybirds are harmless to people and generally good for the environment as they eat aphids which damage plants. They sometimes seek out a warm place to sleep through the winter. If it’s possible, we recommend leaving them alone.

Otherwise, they can be killed with insect spray available from most shops.

Other flying insects

These are unlikely to be harmful. If the insects are on house-plants, treat the infested plants with an appropriate insecticide from DIY or garden shop. Otherwise, they can be killed with insect spray available from most shops.

Other insects or invertebrates

We can help to identify and give advice on insects that are being a nuisance, are in large numbers in a home and provide a treatment service for some types. Our identification service is free. The specimen will need to be placed in a secure container/package together with your name, address and contact number and can be either handed in or posted to:

Pest Control Service
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Town Hall, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
London
E14 2BG 

We will contact you with the identity of the insect, and let you know about any treatment and cost.