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, locally based Gloucestershire pest controllers are used to cover Innsworth and throughout the Gloucestershire postcode. Our fully certified 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 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: 01452899613
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 highly experienced controllers can be with you within just 30-90* minutes.
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TDC Pest Control specialise in all types of pest management, including, but not restricted by:
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.
Fleas: what are they 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.
What are the different types of fleas?
There are many different types of fleas that exist around the world, although there are three that most commonly found in the UK:
Cat fleas – Cat fleas measure at approximately 3mm long. They are often unable to determine whether a host is suitable until they have bitten them. If the household pet for example, is deemed unsuitable, the flea will soon drop off and look for a new host.
Dog Fleas – Dog fleas measure between 1-4mm long. Although they are named dog fleas, these pests also feed on cats, and have been known to bite humans.
Human Fleas – Human fleas measure between 1-4mm long. These pests have been known to bite anywhere on the body and crawl all over the skin, resulting in itchiness.
Why should a professional pest controller treat a flea infestation?
It is important that a pest controller treats an infestation to ensure that the pest problem is fully eradicated, and to prevent any further infestation. A fully trained pest controller will have full training and expertise in the handling of pesticides and extermination of pests, and will be able to assess the infested property, to ensure the best steps are taken for the pest problem to be completely resolved quickly and efficiently.
How fleas can affect your household pet
It is important to regularly check and apply flea medication to your household pets for fleas to avoid an infestation. A strong indication that your pet is carrying fleas can include spotting any flea bites or eggs on the skin, additionally if your pet seems to be scratching more than usual, this can be a sign they are suffering from fleas.
Furthermore, there are a number of diseases in which fleas can transmit to your household pet, with many causing serious health issues. Just some of the diseases fleas can cause include:
Haemobartonellosis – This is a disease that affects the red blood cells in household pets, causing anemia in cats. Other symptoms of this disease include a loss of appetite and dramatic weight loss.
Plague – If a flea has previously bitten an infected animal, and proceeds to bite your pet, this can spread the plague and result in symptoms such as a fever and even sudden death.
Tapeworms – Tapeworms can be spread to your pet if a flea that is carrying tapeworm eggs is eaten. The tapeworm eggs will then hatch and attach itself to your pets intestines, resulting in great irritation, vomiting and weight loss.
Bees & wasps: what are the differences?
Bees – Masonry bees are the main pest subject to pest control, due to their ability to create cavities and potentially cause structural damage such as drilling holes in walls. The preferred method of dealing with the bees is via the Bee Keeping Association.
Wasps – Wasps infest during the warmer months of the year. Measuring at approximately 2cm in length, with smooth, black and yellow striped bodies. Wasps tend to build nests in dark and dry corners, forming colonies and causing a nuisance in your home.
TDC Pest Fact: There are 130 species of mason bees throughout North America.
Species of bees that are subject to pest control
Whether you are experiencing a flea infestation or you have noticed a bees or wasps nest, please call TDC Pest Control today on 01452899613 for one of our fully certified pest controllers to resolve your pest problem efficiently.