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Pest control in Chorley, Preston and Leyland 2010

Pest Control in Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester has seen a lively and brisk (2010) which is somewhat unexpected given the relatively cold winter of 2009/10.

Pest and Vermin controllers were kept occupied with the usual town centre rodent calls 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 taste of the hymenoptera (bees, ants, sawflies and wasps) but 2010 looks like being a hectic year for ant callouts.

Frequently ants make nests under the floors of homes and inside cavity walls causing a large number of foraging ants to visit kitchens and food cupboards.

However it is at the mating time when they can be most annoying as they create winged queens and males which then mate on the wing.

The emergence of many thousands of these winged ants inside your house can be traumatic indeed.

A fairly new pest was very numerous in the Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire area last season, the Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci).

It was not common for pest controllers in the North West to encounter these pests until recent times but they seemed to appear from nowhere in 2008 and already this spring has seen reports of varied carpet beetle in substantial numbers.

These insects have a similar life cycle to moths their larvae, called woolly bears eat natural fibres and can do a great deal of damage to carpets and some fabrics. They are a difficult and persistent pest to eradicate.

Bed Bugs are carrying on their come back in the the North West area, frequently arriving as unwanted guests in the suitcases of returning holiday makers.

Often the first reaction of unlucky people who realise that they are infested with these horrible,blood-sucking pests is to get rid of the old beds and buy new.

This is a costly error as despite their name bed bugs not only hide in beds and in an infested room will be found anywhere within about five metres of the bed, in cupboards, drawers etc, even in electrical sockets and the new beds become rapidly re-infested.

A lot of 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 hosts. People regularly associate bed bugs with unhygienic conditions but nothing could be less accurate, they do not need squalor, they dine on you!

Until the end of April 2010 Harrier & Manchester Pest Control are offering a twenty-five percent reduction on their guaranteed ant treatment.

The revolutionary 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 homes subject to free site survey

For the summer of 2010 Harrier Pest Control are providing a fixed price for destroying wasps nests in the Cheshire, Lancashire and Manchester 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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