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How To Get Rid Of Ants In Your House Permanently – Spring Special Offer
Get Rid Of Ants In Your House Permanently – spring is here and with it comes the annual scourge of ants which for many people can be nothing short of a nightmare.
In North West England the summers of 2007 & 2008 were very poor and the ants did not thrive, a respite for those who suffer ants in the house on an annual basis but already 2009 looks like it will be the summer of the ant as calls are being received already.
Those that suffer know that flying ants in the house can be a nightmare, almost impossible to cure as the nests are hidden in cavity walls and beneath floors, and the only way to destroy the nest is to kill the queen. This is all but impossible using powders and potions from hardware stores.
There are a variety of new techniques available to pest controllers now which are highly effective in dealing with ant infestations.
These range from using micro-encapsulated insecticides which stick to the worker ants’ bodies and are taken back into the nest and a special technique which effectively puts an impenetrable barrier around the house which the ants cannot cross.
This involved drilling tiny holes into the cavity walls from the outside of the property and blowing in an insecticidal powder under pressure which forms a barrier that the ants cannot cross.
This will effectively prevent the ants inside from foraging outside and dooms the colony.
We are able to give a three year guarantee which is then extendable indefinitely in periods of three years by topping up the powder.
There is no smell or odour and it is perfectly safe for children and pets and can be done whilst the property is occupied.
For a short period we are offering a 30% discount on our normal prices so for a limited period the costs would be as follows
Semi-detached house £175.00
*Detached house £225
*Terraced House £125
Prices apply throughout South Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Cheshire, further afield work will require a supplement.
All with three year guarantee including unlimited *free call outs
On terraced & semi-detached we can only guarantee the treated walls, so if they are coming in through the untreated party wall there is little we can do unless your neighbours agree to treatment.
To have a chat with us or arrange a free site survey to establish if your premises are suitable call us now on Free phone 0800 019 8382 or 01257 230637
Problems With Pigeons in Our Lancashire Towns – Ken Chadwick
Pigeons and doves are members of the Columbidae family and in nature live on cliff faces and rocky places.
The high buildings in we live and work make wonderful artificial ‘rock faces’ and hence our towns and cities are frequently infested with high pigeon populations fouling walkways, motor vehicles and statues.
Frequently this problem is heightened by kind-hearted but misguided individuals feeding the birds.
However it is when these birds gain access into a roof void or upper floor of a building that the real problems begin.
Often pigeons will find a broken window or dislodged slate in the upper and often unused areas of tall buildings.
They rear the young ‘squabs’ usually only one or two per nest on a diet of various seeds and city detritus that they easily find on our busy streets.
There can be many nests in a typical roof void and a build-up of pigeon guano swiftly collects, sometimes over a foot in depth on a long standing infestation.
This pigeon dung itself is teeming with wildlife, yellow mealworm beetle, larder beetle, spider beetle and their associated larvae.
Often the first hint of a problem is when these insects start to migrate into the occupied areas of the building.
On no account should amateur attempts be made to remove this guano, breathing in the dust of pigeon droppings is associated with various respiratory disorders including ornithosis and specialist equipment is needed.
The solution to the problem is of course to prevent them from gaining ingress by sealing all holes and repairing broken windows.
However this does not prevent them from roosting and occasionally even nesting on window ledges and fouling the masonry and walkways below which can become dangerously slippery due to their droppings in wet weather.
The solution to this problem is to apply pigeon spikes onto the ledges.
These are a pigeon deterrent and do not harm the birds in any way but make the ledges uncomfortable for them to land on and they move elsewhere.
Sometimes the only solution is to remove the flock and humanely dispose of them.
This can be achieved by shooting, although this is rarely practical in a busy city environment, or trapping the flock.
Trapping involves pre-baiting of an area until the birds are habituated in feeding there and then setting cage traps to collect the birds.
This is often an emotive procedure and is best done on flat roof-tops etc where the public cannot see the traps.
For help and assistance with your pigeon or general bird problems ring Harrier Pest Prevention on 0800 019 8382.
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