Your home should provide comfort and rest so an insect pest infestation that exposes you and your family to diseases, contaminated food and unpleasant bites or stings can be very distressing. Insect pests are a common threat in and around homes as they provide access to the food, shelter and water they need to survive. Once insect pests set up residence in your home they populate quickly which makes permanent eradication a challenge. That’s why it is important to enlist the services of professional pest control as soon as you spot any sign of insect or bug activity at home. Insect pests include; ants, fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches, wasps, spiders and moths.

Wasps

Wasps can become a nuisance during the summer months when they are most active. Although they only tend to attack under threat, their stings are notoriously painful and in some people they can cause severe allergic reactions that require urgent medical attention. While isolated wasps are generally not a cause for alarm, lots of wasp activity near your home could indicate there is a wasp nest nearby. The most efficient way to control a wasp problem is to treat the nest and safely remove it. Attempting to tackle the problem on your own without proper training and equipment can result in a swarm of highly agitated wasps. That’s why you should always seek the assistance of professional pest control to eradicate your wasp problem.

Common places for wasps to build nest include wall cavities, roof spaces and attics. At TPS, our trained technicians are experts in handling wasp problems in and around your home. Once the nest is located, all entry points are identified and a commercial insecticide is applied that kills wasps within the nest as well as those that subsequently return. After we confirm that the nest has been effectively treated we will remove it safely and provide advice on how to prevent future wasp problems.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be picked up and transported into your home from anywhere but common hiding places include luggage, clothes and other personal belongings. Their source of food is your blood so once they arrive they tend to set up home in bed mattresses and sofas and feed on you while you rest and sleep. A bed bug bite can happen anywhere on the body but tends to occur on areas of skin that are exposed including face, arms, legs and hands. A bite is characterised by a red, swollen area, bites grouped together in small area and blisters or hives at the bite site.

Once your home has been infested by bed bugs they can be very difficult to get rid of. They multiply quickly and can survive for long periods without food. That’s why effective extermination requires professional pest control.

At TPS our certified technician have the expertise needed to get your bed bug situation under control. After conducting a preliminary investigation of your property to assess the extent of the infestation, we will implement a safe, targeted treatment that eliminates bed bug activity. We will also continue to monitor the situation to ensure the problem is completely resolved.

Ants

While ants won’t sting you or spread nasty diseases, their search for food can lead them in to your home and into your cupboards, contaminating your food and water. Once they have established your home as a food supply, thousands of ants will happily continue to march the familiar trail and cluster around any food source, therefore becoming an ongoing nuisance and costing you money in wasted food.
While DIY solutions such as sealing off the entry point and wiping down sticky residue from work tops may be enough to resolve the problem, if ants continue to be a problem then professional pest control services are your best option for eradicating them for good.

At TPS, our technicians are experts in ant behaviour. After establishing the species of ant causing the issue and the level of infestation, we will use the most effective treatment methods to target and eradicate your ant problem. Treatment can vary from ant killer gel for smaller infestations to insecticide bait which once eaten by ants is transferred to the nest, thus eradicating the whole colony.

Fleas

Fleas are parasites frequently found in homes. They often attach themselves to household pets feeding on their blood and then use their powerful legs to jump on to you and your family to feed on you too. Those without pets can still be at risk as fleas can be carried from other animals such as rabbits, foxes, squirrels, rats and mice or transferred from one human host to another.

Flea bites are unpleasant, itchy and often leave unsightly clusters of red rashes on the body. Left untreated the infestation and number of bites you suffer will only escalate, that’s why it is essential to call in an expert pest control service to eliminate it from your property and pets quickly and safely.

At TPS, our technicians are experts in fleas and will use their knowledge to provide an effective treatment that eliminates the infestation permanently.

Moths

If you have ever experienced a moth problem in your home, you will be aware of the devastation they can cause. Clothes ruined by large irregular holes, carpets and rugs destroyed and food stuff contaminated, costing you time and money to replace.While adult moths are not responsible for causing the damage itself, they produce eggs that form into the larvae which feed on natural fibres such as wool, cotton and silk that form carpets, clothes, and furnishings.

It is important to call in pest control experts as soon as you notice any signs of moth activity. Spotting an adult moth is a sign that your household possessions are already in the process of being destroyed by larvae, with hundreds more eggs about to transition to the destruction stage.

At TPS, our technicians are experts in moth eradication. We will identify the moth species causing the problem and tailor an effective solution that resolves your moth infestation quickly and efficiently. Our treatments range from insecticide and fumigation methods to heat treatments suitable for delicate items.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most common pest problems in the home. It can be an unpleasant shock to discover that these critters have invaded your kitchen cupboards, bathrooms and bedrooms, crawling across your household possessions and exposing your family to diseases such as salmonella, dysentery and gastro-enteritis as well as leaving excrement that increasing the risk of eczema and asthma.

A cockroach problem can be hard to get rid of. They are difficult to kill because they are tough, travel at high speeds and hide in hard to reach cracks and crevices. They also populate rapidly which makes an infestation difficult to control and can result in your cockroach problem soon becoming a problem for your neighbours too. That’s why it is essential to seek expert pest control at the first signs of cockroach activity. At TPS our trained technicians will ensure targeted treatments are administered quickly and safely so that your cockroach problem is eradicated from your home permanently.

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