Manchester Pest Control have seen a lively start in 2011 which is unexpected given the relatively cold winter of 2010.
Manchester Pest Control Pest and vermin operatives were kept occupied with the usual town centre rat infestations throughout the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold early spring has already seen ant infestation reported.
The wet summers of 2009 and 2010 were not to the benefit of the hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants & bees) but 2010 looks like it is going to be a busy year for flying ant work.
Regularly ants make nests under the floors of homes and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to invade kitchens and food cupboards.
However it is at mating time when they can be most troublesome as they release winged queens and males which then fly off to mate.
The release of many thousands of these winged ants inside houses can be horrific indeed.
A fairly new pest was very troublesome in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was rare for pest controllers in the North West to deal with these pests until recently but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this year has seen reports of varied carpet beetle in large numbers.
Having a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears devour natural fibres and can do great damage to carpets and natural fabrics. They are a difficult and persistent pest to remove.
Manchester Pest Control report that bed bugs are continuing their return in the the North West area, frequently arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of home-coming holiday makers.
Regularly the first reaction of those unlucky ones who realise that they have been infested with these horrific,blood-sucking creatures is to get rid of the old beds and buy new.
This is an expensive mistake as despite their name bed bugs not only stay in beds and in an infested room will be found everywhere within up to five metres of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical wall sockets and the new beds are quickly re-infested.
Most people mistake bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.
They dine exclusively on blood which they syphon from their sleeping victims. People regularly associate bed bugs with dirty conditions but nothing could be less accurate, they do not require squalor, they eat you!
Until May 31st 2011 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a 25% reduction on their guaranteed ant solution.
This revolutionary treatment which is guaranteed for 3 years, extendable indefinitely in additional three year chunks by a affordable re-treatment every three years, can be carried out in most homes subject to satisfactory,free
For the summer of 2011 Manchester Pest Control are offering a fixed price for getting rid of wasps nests in the the North West area of just thirty two pounds.
Phone Manchester Pest control for details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 452 3165