Are you experiencing numerous irritating bites that worsen when they are scratched? 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, our locally based Cornwall pest controllers cover Hayle and throughout the Cornwall postcode. Our fully qualified 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, controller 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: 01736309116
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 experienced pest controllers can be with you within just 30-90* minutes.
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 can help. We have included some helpful tips and information about just some of the pests our expert controllers treat, and how to recognise the signs of an infestation.
What is a bed bug?
Bed bugs are small, oval parasites that feed on human blood. Aptly named, bed bugs live around the seams of mattresses and headboards. However, these pests can also live in small, dark spaces; this includes the back of furniture, a chest of drawers and even a crack in the wall. The reddish-brown insect measures at around 5mm in length and can leave bites all over the body, in which can cause great irritation, escalating when scratched.
5 Signs you may have a bed bug infestation
There are a few tell-tale signs of identifying a bed bug infestation in your home, including the following:
1.Bites – If you are regularly finding yourself covered with small, red marks and they swell or itch when scratched, it is likely you have a bed bug infestation, as these pests feed on sedentary or sleeping humans.
2.Checking your mattress and headboard – It is important to check your mattress, headboard and bed frames thoroughly for signs of both the small, black bugs and their eggs. Bed bugs often leave behind small, black traces in which can be identified as faeces, or sometimes rust-coloured stains are left on mattress tags and seams.
3.Sweet odours – When there is a large colony of bed bugs, they will tend to emit a sickly sweet almond smell. Bed bugs produce these chemicals in which help them to communicate, thus leaving an odour. It is important to note however, that not everyone will be able to notice the smell, and a sweet odour is dependent on a particularly large infestation present.
4.Eggs and exoskeletons – Bed bugs have an outer shell that they shed and leave behind. If you see shell-like remains on your mattress, this can be a sign that you are suffering from a bed bug infestation. There can also be eggs present in which female bed bugs lay in small crevices. These appear to be white and oval shaped, and can be difficult to spot considering bed bugs measure at approximately 5-7 millimetres.
5.Black marks around your home – If you have noticed the appearance of black marks and dirt on skirting boards, flooring, walls, and around the seams of mattresses and headboards in your property, this is a sure sign that you may have a bed bug infestation that needs the attention of an expert pest controller.
How Bed bugs are treated
It is advised that bed bugs are to be treated by a trained pest controller. This is because vacuuming alone will not remove the pests. Initially, a pest controller will assess the severity of the bed bug infestation, noting the areas in the household or commercial property that will need to be treated. After this, a water-based insecticide spray will be used to eradicate the infestation, bed bugs can contaminate an entire property so it is important that as much of the area possible is treated.
What are moths?
Moths are butterfly-like insects which vary in colour and size. Small, dark headed maggot-like larvae may also be seen. Often feeding on fine, natural textiles such as cashmere and silk, moths have extremely good taste in quality materials and can ruin clothing completely if left untreated, causing a ragged appearance and multiple holes.
What types of moths are there?
There are commonly two types of moth that may require pest control treatment:
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. Although easier to spot in flight, due to their size they are able to fit into tight crevices in your wardrobe.
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.
If you believe you are suffering from a moth infestation, call TDC Pest Control today on: 01736309116 for your pest problem to be resolved quickly and efficiently.