Pest Control in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire has seen a relatively early start this year which is somewhat surprising given the somewhat cold (weather of this last winter|winter of 2009/10}.
Pest operatives were kept busy with the usual city centre rats and mice infestations throughout the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold late winter has already seen ant infestations reported.
The wet summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the liking of the hymenoptera (wasps, bees and ants) but this year looks like it will turn out to be a hectic year for ant problems.
Often ants make nests under the floors of homes and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to invade food store areas.
However it is at the mating time when they are at their most distressing as they release winged males and queens which then fly off to mate.
The release of thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be traumatic indeed.
A fairly new pest was very prevalant in the Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was unusual for pest controllers in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire to meet these pests until recent times but they seemed to appear from nowhere in recent years and already this year has seen sightings of varied carpet beetle in substantial numbers.
These insects have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears can eat natural fibres and can do great damage to carpets and some fabrics. They are a difficult and tricky pest to eradicate.
Those who are involved in pest control note that Bed Bugs are continuing their renaissance in the Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester area, frequently arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of returning travellers.
Often the initial reaction of unlucky people who realise that they have been infested with these horrible,blood-sucking creatures is to burn the old beds and buy new.
This is often a costly mistake as despite their name bed bugs not only stay in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found anywhere within up to five metres of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds become rapidly re-infested.
Many people confuse bed bugs with dust mites which cannot be seen by the naked eye. They both require a different type of pest control.
They dine only on blood which they syphon from their sleeping hosts. People regularly associate bed bugs with unhygienic conditions but nothing could be less accurate, they do not need squalor, their food is your blood!
Until April 30th 2010 Trafford & Manchester Pest Control are offering a twenty-five percent discount on their three year guaranteed ant treatment.
The brand new treatment which for which we give a guarantee for three years, extendable indefinitely in additional three year chunks by a simple re-treatment every three years, can be performed in most homes subject to free site survey
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are guaranteeing a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for further details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814