Termite Inspections—Spotting Trouble Areas and Identifying the Signs

Regardless of where you live in Australia, you should be aware that your property could be at risk of a termite infestation. Regular inspections should be obligatory for homeowners, as this is the only way of discerning if your property is in jeopardy. Moreover, it is critical to spot an infestation early because failure to do so could translate into expensive repairs and even irreparable damage to your structure. Admittedly, most people may find carrying out a DIY inspection incredibly daunting.


6 Ways to Prevent a Pest Infestation at Home

Pests at home pose a health risk because they carry disease-causing organisms. Many people deal with pests when it is too late, subjecting themselves to harm and monetary losses. Here are several ways you can defend your home from pests. 1. Seal Any Exterior Cracks or Openings Pests tend to have a knack for squeezing into very tiny spaces that give them access to the house. Bedbugs can push through the small gap a loose power outlet might have.


Pests That Could Pose a Health Risk to Your Pet

Some pests can be quite threatening to the overall health of your pet. So while you may assume that pest extermination services would only be prudent if you have a severe infestation, the truth is eliminating these critters would also be imperative to ensure that you do not have a veterinarian emergency on your hands. The following are just a few of the pests that could pose a risk to the health and even the life of your pet.


Unconventional Pest Control Techniques You Could Utilise

Pest infestations are the last thing that any homeowner would want to deal with. Nonetheless, with the warmer months rolling in, a wide array of bugs may start to try to make their way into your home. Before reaching for the pest repellent spray and dousing your entire home with it, there are a few unconventional pest control methods that you could try to keep these critters at bay. It should be noted that if a pest infestation does start to seem like it is getting out of hand, it would be prudent to call professional pest removal services to locate the colonies and permanently eradicate the problem.


6 Ways of Discouraging Spiders from Your Home — Without Using Poisons or Chemicals

Is it a fascinating wonder of nature or a creepy nightmare on eight legs? Spiders can polarize opinion, but whether you love or loathe them, few people welcome large numbers of them taking up residence in their homes. House spiders are common, and most species are completely harmless, but if you find there are a few too many arachnid arrivals for your comfort, then you can fight back using these spider control tips — with no harsh chemicals or insecticides needed.


There's A Skittering In The Air Duct - Is A Cockroach Family Watching You?

Cockroaches are low on the totem pole of popular insects thanks to their ability to carry disease and scurry off into the recess of your kitchen when you click on the light late at night. However, now you have heard them scurrying around in your air conditioning vent, there’s a new level of repulsion at the idea of them moving around above your head while you are sleeping. So, where are they coming from, and what can you do about it?


Pest Control: The Most Suitable Methods for Barring Pests in Your Premises

Having pests around is not only an annoying thing but also a health hazard to you. To protect your family and residential occupants, it is important that you have adequate pest control and prevention measures. With the right blockage and prevention methods, you should be able to have a pest-free environment. Block the Pest’s Entry to the Premises The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have sealed all the possible loopholes that rats and mice can use to access your home.


Spring Pest Control Advice So Cockroaches Don't Take Over Your Kitchen

There are very few people who don’t think cockroaches are gross. After a mild Queensland winter, insects are already breeding ahead of Spring. As a first-time homeowner, you haven’t experienced the correlation between seasons and bugs before. Cockroaches start mating in Spring, and if you don’t want them to be invading your summer picnic, these are the important facts you need to know. Life cycle of Australian cockroaches According to the Australian Pest Control Association, female Australian cockroaches produce 12-15 eggs cases which incubate for an average period of 40 days.


3 Mistaken Beliefs About Termite Infestations

If you suspect your home or property has termites, you want to call for pest control right away. Termites can quickly and easily do quite a bit of costly damage to your home, garage and any other wood structure on your property, including your beautiful trees! As dangerous as termites are, some homeowners have mistaken ideas about these insects and how they get onto the property, as well as about what areas of a home may be in danger of damage.


Don't Overlook These Signs That Your Home Needs a Pest Inspection

No homeowner wants to think that their house could be infested with any type of pest, but even the cleanest and newest home may eventually become overrun with mice and other rodents, termites, snakes and the like. It’s good to have the home inspected and then fumigated as quickly as possible if you do suspect a pest infestation to keep those pests from causing damage to the home or bringing dangerous germs and diseases inside.


When Does a Home Need a Pest Inspection?

No one likes to think of a home having a pest infestation, but this can happen in any neighbourhood and to any house, no matter the overall cleanliness of a home. Termites can find their way to any wood structure, and mice or rats may nest inside a home even if it’s spotlessly clean. It’s also not unusual to have ants make their way into a home, if they follow an open area left by termites and other pests.


The Health Risks Posed by Cockroaches in School Canteens

Although cockroaches are now beginning to appear on the menus of Australian eateries, wild cockroaches have no business being in a school canteen. If you are responsible for one or more schools, pest control should be at the top of your list of priorities. Even school canteens that regularly pass health inspections are not immune to cockroach infestation, especially in the warmer months of November to March. An Infestation Can Occur Within a Month


Redbacks in the Air Conditioner: How Redback Spiders Gain Access to Your Home through Air Conditioner Vents

When you turn on your central air conditioning, the only thing you expect to come out of the vents is cool air. Sometimes, however, those vents can produce redback spiders. Though redback spiders are known to generally build their webs lower to the ground, it is not unheard of for them to access homes through via the roof. Homes with central air conditioning provide access to spiders via the roof and naturally, they head downwards and towards the light in search of food.


Does Your Property Need New Termite Control After A Flood?

In 2017, Brisbane was once again impacted by plenty of summer storm flooding. Hundreds of millimetres of rain fell on Brisbane as part of Cyclone Debbie’s aftermath, and this rainfall caused schools to be closed and homes to be flooded. As a first time homeowner who wants to make sure your property investment is protected, you already know to get your home treated against termite infestation. However, have you considered the impact that heavy rainfall has on the effectiveness of this treatment?


Rodent Control: How You Can Keep Rats and Mice Out of Your Home

No matter how clean and hygienic your house is, pest invasions can still happen. If rats or mice have found their way into your place and are causing you problems, they will need to be removed. But it’s a smart move to put pre-emptive measures in place, so as to minimise potential infestation. Chances are high that if conditions are not favourable for rats and mice to stay in and around your home, they’ll probably won’t stick around to make your life difficult.


Liquid vs. Bait Systems: Which is the Best Treatment for Termites?

If you suspect that there is a termite infestation in your property, you are probably looking for the best treatment option to get rid of these pests. Termites can cause costly damage to wooden structures when left to multiply. It is essential to control them before they destroy your investment. The two most common treatment options are liquid treatments and bait systems. How do you determine the best and most convenient one for your property?


Remove Harmful Redback Spiders from Your Home

It may be natural to have a few spiders around the home to keep troublesome flies and mosquitoes at bay; however some species are not at all welcome. The Redback is certainly a prime example of a harmful spider. This venomous species demands that you are constantly on guard and alert to their presence. To effectively remove Redbacks from your property is it important to know a little more about them: their appearance, their feeding habits and hiding preferences.