Pest Control in Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester has seen a lively start this year which is surprising given the very cold winter of 2009/10.
Pest operatives were kept busy with the usual town centre rat problems during the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold early spring has already brought some ant infestation reported.
The wet summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the benefit of the hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants & bees) but 2010 looks like it is going to be a hectic year for flying ant callouts.
Regularly ants nest under the floors of houses and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to infest kitchens and food cupboards.
However it is at the annual mating time when they can be most troublesome as they produce winged males and winged queens which then fly off to mate.
The emergence of many thousands of these winged ants inside your home can be traumatic indeed.
A relatively new pest was very troublesome in the Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester area last season, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was unusual for pest controllers in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire to encounter these pests until lately but they seemed to appear from nowhere in 2008 and already this spring has seen reports of these insects in unprecedented numbers.
These insects have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears eat natural fibres and can do substantial damage to carpets and any fabrics. They are a difficult and persistent pest to remove.
Bed Bugs are carrying on their resurgence in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area, regularly arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of home-coming travellers.
Often the first reaction of unfortunate people who realise that they have been infested with these horrible,blood-sucking pests is to burn the old beds and get.
This is an unneccesary error as despite their name bed bugs not only hide in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found anywhere within around five yards of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds become quickly re-infested.
Most people confuse bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.
They dine solely on blood which they syphon from their sleeping hosts. People regularly associate bed bugs with unhygienic conditions but nothing could be less true, they do not require squalor, their food is you!
Until the end of April 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a twenty-five percent reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.
The revolutionary treatment which is guaranteed for three years, extendable indefinitely in additional three year chunks by a low cost re-treatment every three years, can be carried out on most homes subject to free site survey
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are providing a fixed price for getting rid of wasps nests in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for more information on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814