Varied Carpet Beetle Control - Pest Control Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.


Varied Carpet Beetle Control:

Carpet beetles are fairly small, measuring 1.5 to 4mm in length. The body is strongly convex, rather like the ladybird beetle and is characterised by the pattern of yellow, black and whitish scales on the body. Between 20 and 100 eggs are laid by the female during spring and early summer on furs, woollens and any dried materials of animal origin.

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When the larvae hatch out, they are hairy and brown with three bunches of golden hairs on the abdomen. They normally reach a length of 4-5mm. They tend to avoid the light and, when disturbed, curl up into a ball.

The eggs hatch between 10 to 35 days depending on the temperature. The larvae can last at least a year depending on the quality of the food supply. The adult beetle lives from 7-41 days. The adults appear in April, May and June and their resulting larvae hibernate during the following winter pupating during the latter part of February and March.

On emergence the adult beetles seek the light so they usually fly to the windows. They fly to light coloured flowers where they feed on nectar and pollen. After mating, the females enter houses during late summer and autumn and lay their eggs in birds' nests in roof voids and other suitable places. The larvae feed on feathers and wool soiled with excrement, dead fledglings, etc.

Infestations of these insects mostly originate in birds' nests such as those of house-sparrow, house-martin, swift and starling. The Carpet beetle larvae subsist on the soiled wool and feathers in the nest-lining and then manage to get under the eaves in the roof space. From here they crawl into the upper rooms of the house, usually following the hot water pipe system. They appear to be attracted to warmer situations. Airing cupboards often harbour substantial infestations. Carpet beetles do, however, sometimes fly through open windows and presumably initiate infestations directly, but infestations arising from birds' nest cause continual invasions. The first rule of control therefore is to remove birds' nests from eaves and all similar situations. If dead birds or rodents are found in chimneys or under floors they should be removed. Any pieces of old Carpet or similar material in lofts or roof voids must be destroyed otherwise they will act as reservoirs of infestation.

In trunks or cases, a deterrent application of paradichlorobenzene or napthalene may be effective if the lids are tightly fitting. One pound of crystals of the particular chemical should be used for each ten cubic feet of space. The young larvae and the beetles are the most easily killed by these chemicals but the containers must be kept tightly closed.

Blankets and furnishings treated in this manner should be hung up in a good current of air for ventilation in order that the aromatic odour can be dispersed.

The fully grown larvae of Carpet beetles appear to be resistant to modern contact insecticides because they are able to crawl about long after they have come into contact with a lethal dose of insecticide. Perseverance and patience must be exercised in dealing with this pest as immediate results will seldom be achieved.

PEST TREATMENT and CONTROL for Varied Carpet Beetle infestations in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.

Prior to carrying out treatment against ant, a thorough inspection or survey of the property, site or area should take place to decide on the extent and size of the infestation.

Adjoining areas should also be included in this survey (as rodents may travel from other areas to feed or drink then return to a harbourage).

PROTEC PEST CONTROL Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire will treat the pest infestations using bait stations in safe locations. Pest are neophobic and may be reluctant to approach DIY bait stations. Our pest control operatives are experienced in identifying and locating runs and places of harbourage, and the placement and use of bait to overcome bait shyness. We also provide tamper-resistant stations, having regard to all the circumstances of the infestation, the premises, the people involved and with minimal disruption to business, where appropriate.

Protec Pest Control can arrange to treat your beetle problem, and offer a 24 hour 7 days week pest control service.
A thorough inspection of infested premises will ascertain the extent of the infestation, since the measures necessary for control will depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more used.

To eradicate the infestation it will be necessary to treat the premises thoroughly with suitable insecticides, including the beds, other furniture and harbourages of infested rooms. A professional pest control organisation such as Protec Pest Control who will treat your beelte problem in a professional manner. Protec pest control cover Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire for varied carpet beetle treatment. The detection and thorough treatment of all Varied Carpet Beetle hiding places is a job which requires experience in order to completely eradicate the infestation and prevent recurrence.

Many people think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing household pest control treatments from DIY outlets (B&Q, Homebase, Focus DIY, Taskers, Wickes etc.) with a low dosage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money.

Protec Pest Control operatives are specifically trained to identify the causes of infestations and to provide an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.

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Protec Pest Control use unmarked vehicles, to protect your privacy. Protec Pest control covers Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Stockport areas for residential, commercial, business & domestic pest control. Call us today for more information on our pest control services on 0161 448 1782.

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