Pest Control in Liverpool and Wirral has seen a relatively early start in 2010 which is unexpected given the very colder (weather of this last winter|winter of 2009/10}.
Pest operatives were kept occupied with the usual city centre rats and mice problems throughout the winter of course, but the relatively cold early part of the year has already brought some ant infestation reported.
The damp summers of 2008 and 2009 were not to the benefit of the hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants & bees) but this year looks like being a busy year for ant calls.
Often ants build their nests under the floors of houses and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to invade kitchens and food cupboards.
However it is at the annual mating time when they are at their most distressing as they produce winged males and queens which then fly off to mate.
The emergence of many thousands of these flying ants inside homes can be horrific in the extreme.
A relatively new pest was very prevalant in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area last season, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was not common for pest operatives in the North West to encounter these pests until recent times but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this March has seen sightings of varied carpet beetle in substantial numbers.
Having 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 some fabrics. They can be a difficult and tricky pest to eradicate.
Those who work in in pest control note that Bed Bugs are carrying on their renaissance in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area, regularly arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of home-coming holiday makers.
Often the first reaction of those unfortunates who realise that they have been infested with these horrible,blood-sucking creatures is to destroy the old beds and buy new.
This is an unneccesary error as despite their name bed bugs don’t just hide in beds and in an infested room will be found everywhere within about fifteen feet of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical sockets and the new beds are instantly re-infested.
Most people mistake bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.They both need a different type of gatley pest control.
They dine exclusively on blood which they syphon from their sleeping victims. People often associate bed bugs with dirty conditions but nothing could be less true, they do not need squalor, their food is you!
Until 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 low cost 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 giving a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the the Liverpool Area area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814