Pest and vermin control in Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester has seen a brisk in 2010 which is somewhat surprising given the relatively cold winter of 2009/10.
Pest and vermin operatives were kept working with the usual city centre rat infestations all thoughout the winter of course, but the relatively cold early part of the year has already provided some ant infestation coming in.
The 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 hectic year for flying ant problems.
Regularly ants make 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 mating time when they can be most distressing as they produce winged males and winged queens which then mate on the wing.
The emergence of thousands of these winged ants inside your home can be horrific indeed.
A fairly new pest was especially prevalant in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was unusual for pest controllers in Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester to come across these pests until recent times but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this season has seen reports of these insects in substantial numbers.
Having a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears eat natural fibres and can do great damage to carpets and any fabrics. They can be a difficult and persistent pest to eradicate.
Bed Bugs are continuing their return in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area, regularly arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of returning travellers.
Regularly the first reaction of unfortunates who realise that they are infested with these revolting,blood-sucking insects is to destroy the old beds and purchase.
This is an unneccesary error as despite their name bed bugs not only stay in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found everywhere within around five yards of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical wall sockets and the new beds become rapidly re-infested.
Most people confuse bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.
They dine just on blood which they drink from their sleeping hosts. People usually associate bed bugs with unhygienic conditions but nothing could be less true, they do not need dirt, their food is you!
Until the end of April 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a 25% 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 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 the North West area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Manchester Pest Control for more details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814