29 November 2017

Pest advice for controlling Cockchafers

Large blundering insects are also known as May-bugs which are attracted to artificial light and fly into houses or collide with windows on warm evenings in May and June.

Cockchafer-1The adult is 20 to 25mm long with a heavily built brown body and wing cases with the tip of the abdomen bent downwards.

Despite a rather formidable appearance, the May bug is harmless and is only a minor agricultural/amenity pest.

How to get rid of Cockchafers

Close windows if you leave lights on at night, or proof open windows with insect screens.

Having problems with Cockchafers?

Use a trained professional pest controller.

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Source: A-Z