Pest Control in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire has seen a lively and brisk this year which is unexpected given the very cold winter of 2009/10.
Pest and Vermin controllers were kept occupied with the usual town centre rat infestations during the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold late winter has already brought some ant infestations coming in.
The wet summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the liking of the hymenoptera (wasps, bees and ants) but 2010 looks like it will be a hectic year for ant calls.
Frequently ants build their nests under the floors of buildings and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to visit kitchens and food cupboards.
However it is at the mating time when they can be most annoying as they release winged males and queens which then fly off to mate.
The appearance of many thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be horrific indeed.
A relatively new pest was quite numerous in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was not common for pest controllers in Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire to come across these pests until recently but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this season has seen reports of these beetles in unprecedented numbers.
These beetles have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, called woolly bears devour natural fibres and can do great damage to carpets and natural fabrics. They can be a difficult and persistent pest to eradicate.
Bed Bugs are carrying on their return in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area, often arriving as unwanted guests in the suitcases of returning holiday makers.
Very often the first reaction of unfortunate people who realise that they are infested with these horrible,blood-sucking insects is to burn the old beds and get.
This is a costly mistake as despite their name bed bugs do not just live in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found anywhere within about fifteen feet of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical sockets and the new beds will be rapidly re-infested.
Many people mistake bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.
They dine exclusively on blood which they drink from their sleeping victims. People often associate bed bugs with dirty conditions but nothing could be less true, they do not require grime, their food is you!
Until April 30th 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a twenty-five percent reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.
This revolutionary new treatment which is guaranteed for three years, extendable indefinitely in further three year chunks by a low cost re-treatment every three years, can be carried out on most houses subject to satisfactory,free
Contact Manchester Pest Control for further details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814