Pest and vermin control in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire has seen a brisk start this year which is somewhat unexpected given the somewhat cold (weather of this last winter|winter of 2009/10}.
Pest operatives were kept occupied with the usual town centre rat infestations during the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold early part of the year has already seen ant problems coming in.
The damp summers of the last few years were not to the liking of the hymenoptera (bees, ants, sawflies and wasps) but this year looks like being a hectic year for ant calls.
Frequently ants build nests under the floors of houses and inside cavity walls causing an army of foraging ants to enter kitchens and food cupboards.
However it is at mating time when they are at their most annoying as they create winged queens and males which then fly off to mate.
The release of thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be horrible indeed.
A relatively new pest was quite numerous in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area last season, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was not common for pest operatives in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire to encounter these pests until recently but they seemed to appear from nowhere in recent times and already this season has seen reports of varied carpet beetle in unprecedented numbers.
These beetles have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, called woolly bears devour natural fibres and can do a great deal of damage to carpets and any fabrics. They can be a difficult and tricky pest to eradicate.
Those who ar einvolved in pest control note that Bed Bugs are continuing their return in the the North West area, often arriving as unwanted guests in the suitcases of returning holiday makers.
Regularly the first reaction of those unfortunates who realise that they have been infested with these horrific,blood-sucking pests is to burn the old beds and buy new.
This is an unneccesary mistake as despite their name bed bugs not only stay in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found everywhere within up to fifteen feet of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds will be instantly re-infested.
Most people confuse bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.They both need a different form of gatley pest control.
They dine exclusively on blood which they take from their sleeping hosts. People often associate bed bugs with insanitary conditions but nothing could be further from the truth, they do not need dirt, they eat you!
Up to April 30th 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a 25% reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.
This revolutionary new treatment which is guaranteed for three years, extendable indefinitely in additional three year chunks by a simple re-treatment every three years, can be carried out on most houses subject to satisfactory,free
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are providing a fixed price for getting rid of wasps nests in the the North West area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for further details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814