Have you multiple noticed holes in your clothing? Or 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 Liskeard 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: 01579529208
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:
TDC Pest Control Questions & Answers
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 are fleas and what do they do?
Fleas are parasitic insects that feed on blood. Measuring at approximately 1-3mm in length and reddish brown to black in colour; they have six long legs which enable them to jump great distances, leaving bites on humans and other mammals, including household pets. Their bodies are flat without wings and completely covered in hair, allowing for quick movement and the ability to root themselves to the host with ease.
What is the life cycle of a flea?
Measuring at just 0.5mm, fleas start their life as eggs living on your 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.
How can I tell if I have a flea infestation?
Some of the most effective ways to identify a flea infestation in your home or commercial property can include:
Bees & Wasps Q&A
What are the differences between bees and 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 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, 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.
What are moths and what do they do?
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.
If you own a commercial or domestic property and are worried about pest invading your property, call TDC Pest Control today on: 01579529208 for one of our fully certified pest controllers to resolve your pest problem safely and effectively.