2010 June 05 :Sporty Health

Pest and vermin control in the North West has seen a brisk start this year which is unexpected given the somewhat cold (weather of this last winter|winter of 2009/10}.

Pest operatives were kept busy with the usual city centre rodent problems throughout the winter of course, but the relatively cold early spring has already seen ant infestation reported.

The fairly wet summers of the last few years were not to the taste of the hymenoptera (sawflies, wasps, ants & bees) but this year looks like it is going to be a active year for ant problems.

Usually ants make their nests 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 the mating time when they can be most distressing as they release winged males and queens which then mate in flight.

The release of thousands of these winged ants inside your house can be horrible indeed.

A fairly new pest was quite numerous in the the North West area last year, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).

It was unusual for pest controllers in Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire to come across these pests until lately but they seemed to arrive from nowhere in recent years and already this March has seen sightings of these beetles in substantial numbers.

Having a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, called woolly bears eat natural fibres and can do great damage to carpets and any fabrics. They are a difficult and persistent pest to get rid of.

Those involved in ” note that Bed Bugs are continuing their renaissance in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area, often arriving as stowaways in the suitcases of home-coming travellers.

Often the first reaction of unfortunates who realise that they are infested with these horrific,blood-sucking insects is to destroy the old beds and buy new.

This is an unneccesary error as despite their name bed bugs not only live in beds and in an infested room will be found everywhere within around five yards of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical and telephone sockets and the new beds become quickly re-infested.

Most people confuse bed bugs with dust mites which are not visible to the naked eye.They both need a different type of “.

They dine only on blood which they syphon from their sleeping victims. People often associate bed bugs with unhygienic conditions but nothing could be further from the truth, they do not require grime, they dine on you!

Up to April 30th 2010 Harrier & ” are offering a 25% reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.

This 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 in most homes subject to free site survey

For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are giving a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire area of just thirty two pounds.

Contact Harrier Pest control for further details on 0800 019 8382 or 0161 930 8814

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