Have you noticed a substantial amount of ants in or outside your property? Or do you have a wasps nest that you would like to be removed quickly and safely. 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 Penryn 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: 01326389026
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.
Ants: Species subject to pest control
There are two specific species of ants that are subject to pest control in the UK, these include:
Garden Ants also known as the common black ant, are black or red in colour and measure at approximately 7mm in length. These ants can be found all over Europe and in some parts of North America and Asia.
Pharaoh 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.
Identifying an ant problem
Depending on the severity of the ant infestation, signs can include the sheer amount you will see along surfaces in your home or garden, as well as discovering an ants nest. Signs of a garden ants nest can be spotting mounds of earth, this will be the entrance of the ants nest.
TDC Pest Fact: After mating, queen ants lose their wings and never fly again.
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.
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.
Bees: Species 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.
Moths: Species subject to pest control
There are commonly two types of moth that may require pest control treatment:
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. Although easier to spot in flight, due to their size they are able to fit into tight crevices in your wardrobe.
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.
If you have an ant infestation, or are suffering from a bees or wasps nest, please call TDC Pest Control today on 01326389026 for your pest problem to be eradicated quickly and efficiently.