Filed under: pest control - pest types — admin @ 10:52 pm on the May 4, 2013
ANTS ARE NO PICNIC!
Not only are ants a pest at picnics but they can also be invasive in gardens, workshops and home structures. In fact some species can actually ruin the foundation of your home by eating out the wood to make them a home in your space! Garden ants even make holes through mortar and brick! Nearly everyone has had to deal with an aunt invasion once in a while. Ant control can be quite a challenge for a renter or home owner. Ant bites can cause discomfort and have been known to cause secondary infections. For the safety of home and family they need to be dealt with.
Have you ever sprayed thoroughly for ant removal and been amazed when they marched back in again? You may even spray under the sink, in window sills and at doors but some incredible way there they are! Well, that may be an inspiration for the military but who needs them in the kitchen or bedroom?
One reason they seem so indomitable is because of the ants’ ability to smell, and avoid the poison you sprayed, allowing them to counter the ant removal attempt by creating a path around the trace smell. The worst news for your aunt removal attempt is that if many of the worker ants die, the queen aunt simply increases her production of worker aunts and even more can come next time. Many times new nests are created in different areas, more deeply buried under ground, to try to protect their territory. In other words, dealing with ant control the wrong way, even garden ants seen outside, can increase your problem.
If you spray a lot of chemicals in the wrong place you can harm other good insects that help the garden and home area. It you do not find the path that leads to the source of invasion, the one which leads to the nest and queen ant, you are bound to have a repeat problem.
The best thing to do is to seek help from professionals to avoid any long term damage to home, garden or your health.
Filed under: pest control - pest types — admin @ 12:00 am on the
Woodworm Control in Manchester
Young’s Pest Control Manchester specializes in residential and commercial wood boring insect treatment in the UK. Woodworms can cause expensive, irreversible structural problems to furniture and buildings during their larval or “worm” stage of life. Our expert staff offers removal, preventative maintenance and analysis of damage that these destructive pests cause. We welcome a range of projects, from simple extermination to complex structural timber infestation. Removal of these insects is a time-sensitive business; the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
If your business, house or investments are on the line, it’s important to leave the treatment of woodworm pests to the professionals. A small investment today can prevent a catastrophic loss tomorrow!
We are experienced with almost every wood boring insect in the UK. There is an amazing variety of species, some of which can live in completely dry wood. The most abundant in Manchester are the Common Furniture Beetle, the House Longhorn Beetle, the Wood Boring Weevil and the Death Watch Beetle.
COMMON FURNITURE BEETLE (Anobium punctatum):
Despite its name, the Common Furniture Beetle can cause major structural problems to buildings and homes. It is by far the most common type of woodworm in the UK. An attack can be identified by tiny, circular holes on the surface of the wood (1.4-2 mm diameter) and the dust shards that are left behind, which feel coarse to the touch.
Like the House Longhorn Beetle, which has long, antennae-like horns that poke out from the sides of its head, the adult Furniture Beetle can be identified by its distinct physical characteristics. Its oddly-shaped thorax creates the appearance of wearing a hooded jacket.
To remedy the problem, all affected surfaces must be chemically treated by a professional. Weakened timber must be replaced.
DEATH WATCH BEETLE (Xestobium rufuvillosum)
The Death Watch Beetle is common in old houses. Wood boring damage starts at the larva stage and can last as long as two or three years, especially in wood with fungal decay. The female can lay up to 60 eggs in one litter!
An attack can be identified by the clicking sound made by the insect when it grinds its jaws or head against the sides of the wooden tunnel while it bores. Superstition says that you hear this sound when someone is ill or on the verge of death.
The adult lengths of these beetles are controlled by their environment and can vary dramatically, from 1.1 to 11 millimeters. Like the Wood Boring Weevil, they have a reddish-brown or black exoskeleton.
Removal of this pest requires wood boring insect treatment that is similar to treating most species. The problem can be solved by replacing structural damage and professional application of certain pest-killing chemicals, which can be very dangerous for inexperienced users.
Timber infestation of woodworms can be a time-consuming problem that requires professional experience to solve, especially when dealing with more than one species. Call us today and one of our trained exterminators will explain how we can help you with your particular situation.
Filed under: pest control - pest types — admin @ 10:48 pm on the March 24, 2013
Manchester Ant Ants and More Ants
Considering the snow we have had over the past few days they seem to more and more ants around so I thought I would give you some top tips from keeping them out of your house
- This time of year food is hard to come by for ants so make sure your kitchen is clean and tidy
- If you have children make sure there not dropping sweets around the house
- If you see ants don’t put ant powder down as all this will do is make them avoid the powder
- Make sure you research what Manchester ants you have, if not and you try to kill them yourself the ant nests my split causing you more trouble
- Boiling water or bleach wont control them
- Always hire a expert might cost but in the long run it will be worth it
Filed under: pest control - pest types — admin @ 9:10 pm on the January 26, 2013
Why You Should Hire a Pest Control Company
Some people believe that they save money by not keeping the regular service of a good pest control company. They try using products, chemicals and natural methods that simply are not as effective in ridding their homes and businesses from pests. Professional experts with the latest and best pest control treatments charge minimal prices and guarantee the results.
Some Common Pests
Properties, buildings and homes are invaded by small animals and insects. Here are examples of the most common pests:
Fleas – Flea pests come into homes with pets or on clothing from grassy areas. They successfully hide and multiply rapidly. When an infestation occurs, these pests are evident. They transmit viral and even more potent sickness and illness.
Mice and Rats – Rodents are known for their destructive, messy and deadly germ carrying habits. Mice and rats drop their urine and faeces as they walk and cause much damage to structural materials and dry goods of all types. They even chip through PVC plumbing pipes.
Wasps – Aggressive, stinging and flying insects, wasps are a true menace. They sting, sometimes repeatedly when they feel threatened. Still, they build their nests right in main traffic areas of the property like near the front door under the eaves or right under the stairway.
These pests carry diseases, they are dirty and dangerous. People and pets have died from illnesses caught from each of these pests. Left to multiply, these insects and rodents cause sickness and thousands of pounds in damages.
Effective Products and Experience
Of course, trustworthy experts from a reputable pest control company are always glad to help when emergencies arise such as an infestation of fleas or a dangerous wasp nest right inside back door of the garage. The company has methods and chemicals certain to quickly eliminate problem pests. However, prevention is preferred to stressful and costly emergencies.
Fleas, wasps and other insects are able to resist a variety of chemicals and products purchased in stores. Rodents like mice and rats are smart and often able to stay away from poisons, traps and danger zones. Meanwhile, the pest control company with an excellent reputation in the local region knows just what products and techniques to use for each pest. Never cruel, the methods and chemicals used either kill rapidly or involve other humane methods of removal.
The Right Pest Control Company
The benefits to property owners when hiring the right pest control company are many. Here are some of the advantages:
- Prompt service that fits the customer’s schedule
- Reasonably priced treatments and services
- Effective pest removal service
- Regular treatment as a shield indoors and outside
- The shared experience of the pest control company employees
All of these and other benefits come to property owners when they hire trustworthy professionals. Ordering humane pest control treatments, they can expect an elimination of the insects and bugs that used to bother them. Owners no longer see the evidence of a mouse or itch from flea bites.
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Filed under: pest control - pest types — admin @ 12:14 am on the January 25, 2013
The flies and other flying insects are not flying about outdoors and wild animals and insect are not seen running about in wintertime, but pest control is needed in homes and buildings for those rats, mice and other pests that are looking for a warm place to live away from the winter temperatures, rain and snow.
Human homes and other buildings that are warm and dry during the cold months are inviting to any number of small wild creatures. All living things have the basic needs of shelter, warmth, food and water. People build homes to help fulfil these necessities. The outdoor animals and insects search to provide the best situation for meeting their needs as well.
Although they may know or sense the danger of living close to humans, wild creatures take their chances in their quest for survival. The shelters that people construct are so ideal for keeping out the cold temperatures and precipitation. Additionally, homes and other buildings are places where water and food is readily available.
People may be surprised at the wild creatures that take up residence in their homes. Some of the most common and despised are rodents. Squirrels infest attics whilst mice and rats live in walls and dark cabinetry. Not only are these animals messy, they are destructive and carry diseases.
For instance, as a mouse scurries along searching for food, the action of walking regulates its intestines and bowels. The mice and rats walk along dripping urine and faeces as their legs move. The bubonic plague is spread by the rodent population as well as salmonella, strains of typhus and other illnesses. Then, they chew through all types of items they find like insulation, wiring and other building materials including wood.
When it comes to insects that live indoors, cockroaches are infamous pests. They also spread diseases as the rodents do. As the growing population runs about the premises, cockroaches carry on their legs and undersides harmful microscopic particles of salmonella and other sicknesses and bacteria they pick up from the dark, damp places where they love to reside.
Another pest is the black ant. These insects are not found outdoors, but they find their way into buildings. Their colonies may move into walls, especially near warm spots like water heaters. Some of them are destructive, chewing through wood and other structural materials to make tunnels accessing food and water supplies.
Now, wild animals do not always hibernate, and insects that live in a human-made building are just as active in winter as summertime. Still, home and business owners protect their home during the winter months by scheduling routine visits from those professionals with experience in pest removal.
These pest control experts have the products and provide the treatments to keep out any kind of nuisance wild animal or insect. If these creatures attempt to take up residence, they will soon be packing and vacating the premises because they will no longer find the building or home a fit place to live.
For the best in reliable pest control treatments and services, home and business owners look for the right pest control provider. Of course, people want to know that when they hire professionals to handle pests that the methods and products used are humane and effective, not harmful to humans or pets. Property owners choose trustworthy professionals with the protection of their property against all nuisance animals and pests that are dirty, destructive and disease ridden.