Book Lice Control
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Utility Wolf is a pest control and proofing company, providing a comprehensive service for domestic and business premises.
From book lice pest prevention to protection to the removal and elimination of book lice pests. We offer professional, technical support for all your book lice pest control requirements, 7 days a week in London and the home counties in areas such as Banstead, Bookham, Brockham, Burgh Heath, Carshalton, Cheam, Clapham, Crystal Palace, Epsom, Dorking, Kingswood, Reigate, Streatham, Sutton and Wallington. Proofing for the prevention of pest ingress to properties includes netting and meshing, these measures also include the repair of structural and electrical cable damage.
These fast moving, minute, cream-coloured or light brown insects, only 1mm long, occur in small numbers in many premises. There are several species, known collectively as Psocids. All have soft bodies. Very few species have wings. They are not related to the parasitic lice (see Lice).
Sticky, pearl-coloured eggs are cemented to damp surfaces and, instead of a larval stage, the insect matures through four recognisable nymphal stages, taking about a fortnight in total.
The adult booklice are believed to feed on microscopic moulds that grow on the glue of book-bindings or on damp cardboard, damp food (especially cereals) or on the surfaces of plaster, leather or wood inside buildings.
They can occur in huge numbers in new properties where the plaster is still damp. One species of booklouse produces an audible tapping noise by banging its abdomen against paper or wood.