Have your carpets started to appear ragged and ruined? Or can you smell a sickly sweet odour? 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 Truro 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: 01637849073
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 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.
Carpet Beetle Q&A
What are carpet beetles and what do they do?
The carpet beetle consists of two life forms in which are both subject to pest control, the adult beetle and the larvae. They are both a major pest of textiles, living within the felt of the carpet, often eating back into the underlay. Carpet beetles are often transferred by birds, on occasion being dropped through a chimney and consequently infesting the floor below.
The larvae (also known as the Woolly Bear), is 4-5mm in length with a striped hair-covered body, often rolling up into a ball when disturbed. As they grow, they malt, leaving old cast-off skins behind.
Adult carpet beetles have small, round bodies that are approximately 2-4mm in size with a brown, mottled colour. Adults generally seek egg-laying sites and are often seen in spring.
How do I know if I have a carpet beetle problem?
There are a few tell-tale signs to determine whether you are suffering from a carpet beetle infestation, including:
How can a carpet beetle infestation be treated?
Carpet beetles can be treated quickly and efficiently by a pest controller, by using a water-based insecticide to fog throughout the infected area. The carpet should ideally be removed and disposed of, this is because by keeping infested garments, the risk of being unable to stop the infestation is significantly increased. Only after this should the floor be treated. Once this has settled a new carpet can then be laid.
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Cluster fly Q&A
What are cluster flies and what do they do?
Cluster flies are flies that inhabit properties during the summer months in order for them to hibernate, in turn ‘clustering’ together in a large volume and consequently becoming an irritant in the household. Cluster flies pose no threat to humans, as unlike other flies, they do not lay their eggs on human food. Cluster flies have also been known to emit a sweet, sickly odour which can be unpleasant in the home. It has been found however, that although these flies are of no consequence during many parts of the year when they live outside, when they do reach hibernation and head for your home, if left untreated, they will tend to return to that property year after year.
How can I prevent cluster flies from hibernating in my home?
There are not many effective methods in regards to preventing cluster flies from entering your home itself. Controlling flies inside a loft or attic however can be relatively simple, by using an insecticide or vacuuming may deter the pests, but to ensure further infestation does not occur the following year, it is suggested that a professional pest controller is called to assess the environment and prevent the pests from returning in the future.
How can cluster flies be treated?
The characteristic ball of flies has to be established for at least 7 days until it can be treated; only after this amount of time will the insecticide affect the entire fly population. The pest controller will ‘fog’ an insecticide upon the cluster of flies. Once all of the flies have been destroyed, the bodies can easily be removed and disposed of by using a vacuum cleaner.
If you have a carpet beetle infestation in your property that you would like to be treated safely, call TDC Pest Control today on: 01637849073 for one of our locally based pest controllers to resolve your pest problem quickly and efficiently.