Have you noticed smear marks on your skirting boards? Or seen shredded materials around your property? Then call TDC Pest Control today. With over ten years’ experience in pest control management, TDC Pest Control have developed a reputation for excellence and professionalism. Whether you have an infestation in your home or commercial property, locally based Gloucestershire pest controllers are used to cover Bishops Cleeve and throughout the Gloucestershire postcode. Our fully certified pest controllers will ensure your pest problem is resolved quickly and efficiently, all whilst being safe and discreet.
TDC Pest Control have a dedicated hotline for any pest related problem. Our fully trained and knowledgeable operator team are available to help resolve your pest dilemma any time, 24 hours a day*, 365 days* a year. If you have an emergency pest problem, our highly experienced controllers can be with you within just 30-90* minutes.
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TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
If you suspect you may have an infestation in your domestic or commercial property, we have included some helpful tips and information about just some of the pests our expert controllers treat, and how to identify the signs of an infestation.
TDC Pest Control Tips & Information
Bees & Wasps
Identifying a bee or wasp problem
There are a few ways to tell if you have bees or wasps lurking in your home, from checking your attic or loft for a wasps nest, to the dark and dry corners of your property, as wasps prefer to build their nests here, with bees able to build their nests anywhere. Alternatively, if you notice structural damage to your property such as holes in the walls and damaged mortar between bricks, it is likely that you are suffering from a masonry bee infestation. These bees drill into the brick work to create cavities in order to build their nests.
The differences between bees & wasps
In regards to their appearance, there are many ways to physically tell bees and wasps apart from one another. Bees are generally large and fluffy insects, with their hairy bodies making it ideal for holding on to pollen as it is carried from one area to another. Wasps’ bodies in comparison are sleeker and more streamlined for hunting, as although they still feed on nectar and pollen, they additionally hunt insects, flies and even caterpillars in order to feed their young. One of the main differences between bees and wasps is that wasps can become aggressive or agitated when they feel their nest may be under threat. However in comparison, honey bees are generally gentle creatures, in which are too busy working to worry about harming others.
How bees & wasps are treated
Wasps can be treated by a fully certified pest controller with a powder based insecticide. The powder is initially ‘fogged’ into the entrance of the nest, in turn causing the wasps to then transfer this treatment deep into the nest and feeding it to the queen; this will kill the entire nest. Generally treatment is not given to honey or bumble bees, as the preferred method of dealing with these bees is via the local bee keeping association. However, treatment may be given to masonry bees without any prior contact, as they can potentially cause structural damage such as holes in the walls or damaged mortar between bricks, therefore should be dealt with immediately.
If you suspect you may have a flea infestation in your domestic or commercial premises, there are a few ways to confirm they are inhabiting your home, including:
Flea life cycle
Measuring at just 0.5mm, fleas start their life as eggs living on your household pets’ hair coat, hatching within 2-5 days. After hatching, these eggs then begin to form a larvae, beginning life at around 1-2mm long. Larvae feed off flea dirt and debris in the environment, and are hardly seen. Larvae eventually spin cocoons within the carpet fibres for pupation. Pupae can lie dormant for up to 12 months before re-emerging and infesting your household pet. They are stimulated to emerge as adult fleas from components such as vibration, an increase in temperature or carbon dioxide. Most commonly, fleas emerge from 1-4 weeks, and can begin feeding within hours of finding a cat or dog. However, the flea can only survive a short time without feeding if it is dislodged from its host.
TDC Pest Fact: There are 1,830 different kinds of fleas known throughout the world.
If you are experiencing unwanted pests in your property, why not call TDC Pest Control today on 01242649494 for your pest problem to be sorted quickly and efficiently.