Have you discovered a bees or wasps nest in or outside your property? Or have you noticed a substantial amount of ants? Then it’s time to call TDC Pest Control, as one of the top pest control companies in Norfolk, they will resolve your pest problem quickly and efficiently.
TDC Pest Control, have been established in Norfolk for over ten years, and during that time have developed a reputation for excellence in pest control management. TDC Pest Control use locally based Norfolk pest controllers, to cover Norwich and in and around the Norfolk postcode, ensuring that there is always an available qualified pest controller to resolve your pest problem.
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 now on: 01603603678
Providing a high quality service at competitive rates, we are available via our dedicated hotline day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year*. We understand that when an infestation takes hold in your home, it can be unbearable. That is why if you have an emergency pest crisis, our experienced controllers can be with you within 30-90* minutes.
TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, some of which include:
The types of ants subject to pest control and what they do
There are two specific species of ants that are subject to pest control in the UK, these include:
Pharaoh Ants – These ants are distinctively red in colour and much smaller in size than garden ants, averaging at around 3.5mm in length. Pharaoh ants live in colonies that can vary in size, although colonies are made up of several queens, in which the worker ants bring food back to the nest to feed the queen and larvae. They prefer to nest in hidden and well-protected areas, eating all types of food but especially sweets. As a result, they are considered to be a pest due to their ability to survive sufficiently in indoor areas and contaminate foods by the diseases they carry.
Garden Ants – These ants are black or red in colour and measure at approximately 7mm in length. Known as common black ants, this species of ants can be found all over Europe and in some parts of North America and Asia. These ants rarely cause damage to plants, however they do feed on sugary foods and can be a nuisance when a colony invade your home looking for food.
How can I tell if I have an ant problem?
Determining an ant problem can largely depend on the size of the infestation. For example, you may experience a large amount that can be seen along surfaces in your home or garden or possibly discovered an ants nest. Signs of a garden ants nest can be spotting mounds of earth, as this will be the entrance of the ants nest.
TDC Pest Fact: An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight.
How long do ants live for?
This is dependent on the species of ants, however most adult ant workers live for less than a year as adults. The Pharaoh ant only lives for just a few weeks. Queens of both these species live less than a whole year, although colonies of both species of ant are constantly producing new broods of queens, males and workers.
Treating an ant infestation
Both species of ant can be treated in the same way. This is done by a fully qualified pest controller using a powder based insecticide and spreading this across the entrance of the ants nest and surrounding areas. The worker ants then proceed to carry this down through the nest, in turn killing the queen and other nests within the colony. It is important to ensure that all of the ants are treated correctly as infestations can become very widespread. Our fully certified pest controllers will ensure further infestation does not occur by treating the ants quickly and effectively.
Species of bees that are subject to pest control
There are three different species of bees that may cause customers to contact us:
Why is it necessary to wait at least 24 hours after discovering a bees or wasps nest to have it treated?
It is normally suggested that the customer should wait at least 24 hours before contacting a pest controller about a bees or wasps nest as generally they tend to move on during this time period. If they are still prominent after 24 hours, then it is suggested that the customer contacts the British Bee Keeping Association first, and then a pest controller after this.
The dangers of wasps nests
A wasps nest itself is not dangerous, however, if a wasp feels that its nest may be under threat, they will more than likely to try and warn you off by stinging you. It is suggested that if you do come into contact with a wasp, you should never try and harm them, especially if you are allergic to a wasps sting, as the results could be fatal. The temper of the wasp nest is determined by the queen. If she is particularly aggressive, this behaviour will be passed onto her offspring and the entire nest in turn will become very aggressive and will sting any ‘intruder’ multiple times if needed, simply to protect their nest.
If you have an ant infestation, or are suffering from a bees or wasps nest, please call TDC Pest Control today on 01603603678 for your pest problem to be eradicated quickly and efficiently.