Yes they feed on humans and cause itchy red bumps but did you know…
1. Bed bugs can live for several months without a meal and so can tuck down in your home until they are near a human again.
2. Bed bugs are very clever. They know to stay out of view during the daytime but when night comes they crawl out of their hiding places looking for a meal.
2. Bed bugs can live anywhere.
3. Bed bugs feed for 5-10 minutes and then hide for 5-10 days laying eggs.
4. Bed bugs can survive in freezing conditions as well as in hot temperatures over 100 degrees.
5. Wonder why we don’t wake up when bitten? It is because the bed bug saliva acts as an anesthetic making the biting painless.
Bed bug infestations require professional treatment. As well as traditional insecticidal spray treatments, Killaverm can offer ULV Fog Treatments. Call 07989 235182 or email us for a fast response and effective treatment if you have this pest in your home or business.
1. It is not the moth that eats your clothes but the larvae which loves to feast on natural fibres.
2. The moths are about 1cm long.
3. The eggs are ivory coloured and the size of a pin head.
4. Unlike other moths, the clothes moth likes to stay in darkness, hence why they love wardrobes!
5. Females lay 40-50 eggs over a 2 or 3 week period.
Regular vacuuming, keeping stored textiles in sealed bags and keeping clothes clean will all help to reduce the risk of a moth infestation. However, if you have a large infestation or an infestation that keeps returning, you may need professional advice. Killaverm Pest Control uses the latest treatments to eliminate this pest and if necessary (depending on size of infestation) will arrange follow up visits to ensure the infestation is completely eradicated.
Call us on 07989 235182 or 01323 492391 to arrange a clothes moth treatment or to speak to a technician for free advice.
Several top London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament and Royal Opera House have been using a very different and fascinating method of treating clothes moth. This involves using female pheromones to confuse males into attracting other males and thus preventing the destructive moth from breeding.
Have a read of this article and if you want to know more about this treatment contact us!
Did you know that a baby pigeon is called a squab and it is fed with milk, called crop milk, that is regurgitated by its parents. It is not anything like dairy milk but it is the same colour and consistency. There are only two other bird types that do this, they are flamingos and some penguins.
Just think of that whilst you’re eating your cereal in the morning! Yuck!