Pest and vermin control in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire has seen a relatively early in 2010 which is somewhat unexpected given the very cold winter of 2009/10.
Pest operatives were kept busy with the usual town centre rats and mice infestations throughout the winter of course, but the relatively cold early part of the year has already brought some ant infestations coming in.
The fairly wet summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the benefit of the hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants & bees) but 2010 looks like it will turn out to be a busy year for ant calls.
Often ants nest 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 annual mating time when they can be most distressing as they create winged males and winged queens which then mate in flight.
The appearance of several thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be traumatic indeed.
A somewhat new pest was quite troublesome in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area last season, the Varied Carpet Beetle
It was not common for pest controllers in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire to come across these pests until recent times but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this spring has seen reports of these insects in unprecedented numbers.
These beetles have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears eat natural fibres and can do a great deal of damage to carpets and some fabrics. They can be a difficult and persistent pest to eradicate.
Bed Bugs are continuing their renaissance in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area, regularly arriving as unwanted guests in the suitcases of returning holiday makers.
Regularly the first reaction of those unfortunates who realise that they are infested with these hideous,blood-sucking creatures is to destroy the old beds and buy new.
This is an expensive error as despite their name bed bugs do not just hide in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found everywhere within up to five yards of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds become quickly re-infested.
Many people mix up bed bugs
with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.
They dine solely on blood which they drink from their sleeping victims. People often associate bed bugs with insanitary conditions but nothing could be further from the truth, they do not require squalor, they eat 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 further three year chunks by a simple re-treatment every three years, can be carried out on most properties subject to free site survey
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are offering a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for more details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814