Have you seen a substantial amount of ants in your home? Or do you have mounds of earth in your garden? 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 Cheltenham 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: 01242649289
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 Questions & Answers
Ants: what species are subject to pest control?
There are commonly two types of ants in which are subject to pest control treatment, including garden ants and pharaoh ants. Garden ants are black or red in colour and measure at approximately 7mm in length, with pharaoh ants around half this size. Garden ants rarely cause damage to plants, although they do feed on sugary foods and can become a nuisance in your home when a colony invade looking for food sources. In comparison, Pharaoh ants are considered to be a pest due to their ability to survive indoors and contaminate foods by the diseases they carry, with colonies varying in size and often made up of several queens, in which the worker ants bring food back to.
How can I identify if I have an ant problem?
Depending on the severity of the ant infestation, a clear sign can include the substantial amount you will be able to see along the surfaces in your home or garden. Another clear sign would be discovering an ants nest, as they prefer to live in hidden and well-protected areas. A nest can therefore appear as a mound of earth, in which will be the entrance of the nest.
What do ants eat?
Ants generally are attracted to foods that are high in sugar and greases. They will eat almost anything apart from solid foods, as all foods must be liquids. Ants also need a lot of water in order to survive, especially during a drought.
Bees & Wasps: what are the differences?
One of the main differences between wasps and bees is that honey bees are generally gentle creatures, normally too busy working to worry about harming others. However, wasps can become aggressive and agitated when they feel their nest may be under threat.
How can I tell if I have a problem with bees or wasps?
There are a few ways to tell if you have bees or wasps lurking in your home, including:
How are bees and wasps treated?
Wasps can be treated by a professional 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, 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.
Moles: What are they and what do they do?
Moles are burrowing mammals measuring at approximately 12-15cm in length, with a dark, brown-black fur covered body. These mammals are virtually blind and live underground, manoeuvring through and creating a network of tunnels. Moles are known to leave mounds of earth on the surface, although are generally considered to be a pest if they cause damage to a property.
How can a mole problem be treated by TDC Pest Control?
There are two ways moles can be treated by a certified pest controller, including:
Guillotine trap – A tube-like device is inserted into the mole hill and is released as the mole passes through, resulting in the mole being asphyxiated or decapitated.
Gas – Toxic gas is released from a canister into the mole hill, in which the mole will inhale. This method is not always the most effective as the gas may escape through the earth or even evaporate before it is inhaled.
If you are experiencing a problem with bees or wasps or you have recently noticed a substantial amount of ants in your home or garden, please call TDC Pest Control today on 01242649289 for one of our fully certified, professional pest controllers to treat your pest problem quickly and efficiently.