Pest and vermin control in the Liverpool Area has seen a brisk start this year which is somewhat surprising given the relatively colder (weather of this last winter|winter of 2009/10}.
Pest and Vermin controllers were kept working with the usual town centre rodent infestations throughout the winter of course, but the relatively cold late winter has already seen some ant infestation coming in.
The fairly wet summers of the last few years were not to the liking of the hymenoptera (wasps, bees and ants) but this year looks like it will turn out to be a hectic year for ant work.
Frequently ants build nests under the floors of homes and inside cavity walls causing a lot of foraging ants to enter food store areas.
However it is at the mating time when they are at their most distressing as they produce winged queens and males which then mate on the wing.
The release of several thousands of these flying ants inside your house can be traumatic in the extreme.
A somewhat new pest was very troublesome in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).
It was not common for pest controllers in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire to encounter these pests until recent times but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2008 and already this year has seen sightings of these insects in substantial numbers.
Having a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, known as woolly bears devour natural fibres and can do substantial damage to carpets and natural fabrics. They are a difficult and tricky pest to remove.
Those involved in pest control note that Bed Bugs are carrying on their renaissance in the Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire area, frequently arriving as hitch-hikers in the suitcases of returning travellers.
Regularly the first reaction of unfortunates who realise that they have been infested with these horrible,blood-sucking insects is to destroy the old beds and purchase.
This is a costly error as despite their name bed bugs not only hide in beds and in an infested bedroom will be found everywhere within about fifteen feet of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds will be instantly re-infested.
A lot of people mistake bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.They both require a different form of pest control
They dine just on blood which they drink from their sleeping hosts. People regularly associate bed bugs with insanitary conditions but nothing could be less accurate, they do not need dirt, they eat you!
Up to April 30th 2010 Harrier & Liverpool Pest Control are offering a 25% reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.
The revolutionary 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 homes subject to free site survey
For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are guaranteeing a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area of just thirty two pounds.
Contact Harrier Pest control for details on 0800 019 8382 or 0151 471 8660