Have you noticed holes in your clothing? Do you have carpets that are now tattered? 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 Charlton Kings 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.
Every member of the TDC Pest Control team, is fully certified and highly skilled in all methods of fumigation, poison and insecticide handling as well as extermination. If you have a pest problem that needs a professional, then call TDC Pest Control today on: 01242649416
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.
To ensure that your business meets with current health and safety regulations, why not sign up for a pest control contract with us? Call TDC Pest Control today for more information.
TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
If you are worried that you may have an infestation in your commercial or domestic 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
Moths: What are they and what do they do?
There are commonly two types of moth that may cause customers to contact us:
Cereal Moths – Cereal moths infest cereals and cereal-based products. These moths can be present in dry foods such as flour, cereals, grains, pasta and nuts but often go unnoticed until they become abundant.
Clothes Moths – Clothes moths infest clothing, carpets, and other materials in your home. They most frequently occur in knitwear such as wool, cashmere or angora, as well as other natural fabrics such as silk and leather garments. Clothes moths hold three different forms, from their tiny 5mm eggs, to the moth larvae growing as they develop. Once adult form, clothes moths are usually around 1.5mm long.
TDC Tips: 3 Ways to prevent a moth infestation in your home:
1.Clean out your wardrobe regularly – Firstly, it is recommended that all clothing is removed from your wardrobe, throwing out clothing that is old and unworn. This stops moths being attracted to the dust and dirt normally found on older clothing. By shaking out your clothing and exposing it to sunlight season to season, moths are deterred from visiting. After you have organised the contents, you will need to make sure your wardrobe itself is clean and dust-free.
2.Using scents in your home – There are a few scents in particular in which can deter moths from infestation. Lavender has been found to be a popular and effective budget friendly method of deterring moth infestation. Similar to moth balls, lavender bags can easily be stored in your wardrobe, with the natural aromas acting as a repellent to moths. Conkers can also be an effective method of preventing moths from your wardrobe. The brown skin on conkers contain a specific compound named triterpenoid saponin that warns off the pests.
3.Vacuuming regularly – Although referenced to as clothing moths, they are also attracted to carpets and furnishings around your home. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly vacuum, focusing on the edges of your carpets and underneath wardrobes and tables as these are places that can often be forgotten, yet are a manna to moths.
Carpet Beetles: Q&A
What are carpet beetles and what do they do?
Carpet beetles are a major pest of textiles. The larvae and the beetle live within the felt of a carpet, often eating back to the underlay. Carpet beetles are often transferred by birds, on occasion being dropped through a chimney and infesting the floor below.
Adult carpet beetles have small, round bodies that are approximately 2-4mm in size with a brown, mottled colour. Adults generally seek egg-laying sites and are often seen in spring.
The larvae (also known as the Woolly Bear), is 4-5mm in length with a striped hair-covered body, often rolling up into a ball when disturbed. As they grow, they malt, leaving old cast-off skins behind.
How do I know if I have a carpet beetle problem?
There are a few signs to confirm that you may have a carpet beetle problem, including:
How we can help
Here at TDC Pest Control, we understand that when an infestation is discovered in your home, it can be unsightly. That’s why our full certified pest controllers treat pests efficiently and safely. To treat a carpet beetle infestation, a water-based insecticide is used to fog throughout the infected area. The carpet should ideally be removed and disposed of, this is because by keeping infested garments, the risk of being unable to stop the infestation is increased. Only after this should the floor be treated. Once this has settled a new carpet can be laid.
If you are experiencing unwanted pests in your property, why not call TDC Pest Control today on 01242649416 for your pest problem to be sorted quickly and efficiently.