Pest and vermin control in Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire has seen a relatively early this year which is somewhat surprising given the somewhat cold winter of 2009/10.
Pest controllers were kept busy with the usual city centre rat calls all thoughout the winter of 2009/10, but the relatively cold early spring has already seen some ant problems coming in.
The damp summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the benefit of the hymenoptera (wasps, bees and ants) but 2010 looks like it will turn out to be a active year for flying ant work.
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 their mating time when they can be most distressing as they release winged males and queens which then mate in flight.
The appearance of thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be horrific indeed.
A somewhat new pest was especially numerous 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 come across these pests until recently but they seemed to appear from nowhere in 2008 and already this year has seen reports of these beetles in large numbers.
Having a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, called woolly bears can eat natural fibres and can do substantial damage to carpets and any fabrics. They can be a difficult and tricky pest to eradicate.
Bed Bugs are carrying on their come back in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area, frequently arriving as unwanted guests in the suitcases of returning travellers.
Very often the first reaction of unfortunates who realise that they are infested with these horrible,blood-sucking creatures is to burn the old beds and get.
This is an unneccesary error as despite their name bed bugs do not just hide in beds and in an infested room will be found everywhere within about five yards of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical sockets and the new beds will be instantly re-infested.
Many people confuse 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 often associate bed bugs with insanitary conditions but nothing could be further from the truth, they do not require grime, they dine on you!
Until April 30th 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a twenty-five percent reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.
The revolutionary new 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 houses subject to satisfactory,free
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are providing a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814