Have you discovered a wasps nest that you would like to be treated 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 St Ives Cornwall 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: 01736309170
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.
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. 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.
What are the different types of bees?
There are commonly three different species of bees that may cause customers to contact us, these include:
Bumble Bees – These are the largest of the bee species. Fluffy all over and black in colour with yellow bands, these bees may build their nests anywhere.
Masonry Bees – The smallest of the bee species, these bees are black and orange in colour. The bees drill into brick work to create cavities to build nests, potentially causing structural damage and considered to be a pest to your home or commercial property.
Honey Bees – These bees have a fluffy head with a smooth body. Black and yellow-orange in colour, honey bees may build their nests anywhere.
TDC Pest Control Facts
What type of ants are there and what do they do?
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. 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.
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. 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.
How do I know if I have a problem with ants?
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.
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.
What do ants eat?
Ants generally are attracted to foods that are high in sugar and greases. They will eat almost anything apart from solid foods, as all foods must be liquids. Ants also need a lot of water in order to survive, especially during a drought.
If you have a wasps nest that you would like removed safely, call TDC Pest Control today on: 01736309170 for one of our locally based pest controllers to resolve your pest problem quickly and efficiently.