Our pest, termite and rodent control treatments and pest management programs are tailored to suit anyone’s needs whether it is residential, industrial or commercial.
Do I have Termites?
- Have you got active termites / white ants ?
- When was the last time you had a termite inspection ?
- Is there mud coming out of you skirting or door frame ?
- Are there ‘white ants’ eating a timber structure at your place ?
In Australia there are over 300 different species of termites, of these only six termite species are largely responsible for attacking timber in service, such as our homes and commercial premises. Termite damage bills alone can amount to over $100 million each year. This termite damage bill is greater than that caused by fire.
A large termite colony can cause a significant amount of damage within 12 months. The Australian Standard 3660 recommends homes and other structures have at least annual termite inspections to minimize building damage and expensive building repairs in the future. If you haven’t had a licensed termite inspector carry out any inspection in well over a year, then book a termite professional right away as it will be $200 well spent.
Do I have Silverfish?
- Are you finding holes in your clothes ?
- Finding silver looking fish like creatures with legs, around your skirtings?
- When was the last time you had your house pest treated ?
Silverfish are usually found scurrying around your skirting boards in your home. They can be found in your roof voids and wardrobes. You may not even see them but are finding holes in your clothes. You have used naphthalene (moth) balls, garlic cloves and still no results?
It’s time to get a pest treatment so you can protect your clothes in the future. General pest control treatments include silverfish in their common household treatments. Dusting of roof voids and treatments to dark areas can assist in eliminating your silverfish problems.
Do I have Wasps?
- Do you have a wasp nest hanging from your window sill ?
- Are there wasps regularly visiting the nest ?
- Do you get allergic reactions to wasp or bee stings ?
- Are they bees or are they wasps ?
Wasp nests are usually found on external walls, awnings and window sills. Wasps generally produce visual nests, ranging from the size of a 20 cent piece to the size of a dinner plate. Bees however build nests within the structure of a building, stump or tree trunk where the nest is not visible.
There is nothing you can do to prevent wasps from nesting at your place. Do not hose them, they must be eradicated professionally as they will only relocate to another spot and keep breeding.
Do I have Borers?
- Are your floorboards becoming brittle ?
- Got squiggly lines in your polished timber floors ?
- Have you found dust piles in imported furniture ?
Borers can be found in hardwood and softwood timbers. Depending on the species and the life of the seasoned timber will determine if the borer is active or in active. Most common borers found in sound timber in Sydney are ANOBIUM BORER and LYCTUS BORER. Overseas borers may be exotic and dangerous so have them treated in the correct manner.
Borers can also be found in furniture. Furniture can be treated using a fumigation technique. It is wise to get all furniture with borers in them treated especially if they have just been imported from overseas.
Do I have Cockroaches?
- Your kitchen is nice and clean ?
- You clean up after yourself ?
- BUT you still have cockroaches ?
- Do you want them gone, NOW ?
The large cockroaches are big and ugly and confine themselves to your roof voids and subfloors. They are also in your gardens, fence lines and your sheds. We pest control cockroaches out of your premises and keep them out for at least 9 months.
Cockroaches are pests in residences, commercial buildings and industrial complexes. Cockroaches congregate in micro habitats with high humidity usually around or in close proximity to food production of food storage areas. Cockroaches are found indoors and outdoors. Cockroaches are scavengers and will eat almost anything e.g.: dead animals, vegetable materials, cardboard, fabrics, glue, hair and book bindings.
Do I have Ants?
- Sand piles throughout your paving or footpath ?
- Small black ants annoying you in your kitchen ?
- Brown ants on crumbs, dog bowls and skirting’s ?
- Do you have rows and rows of ants entering your home ?
Ants come in all shapes, colours and sizes. In the past we didn’t have the technology with pesticides as we have today. These days we identify the ant problem then we treat them accordingly. Depending on the species, depends on the action taken.
Ant treatments can be carried out over multiple visits. Generally it doesn’t just take one hit. Ants nest in paths, pavers, structural walls and roof voids. They don’t eat houses but love to nest in them.
Do I have Mosquitoes?
- Six legs ?
- One pair of wings ?
- A large movable head ?
- Long piercing mouthparts ?
- Large compound eyes ?
Within Australia there are more than 300 different species of Mosquito but only a small number are of major concern. Several important human diseases are transmitted throughout Australia by these insects.
Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include Dengue Fever, Australian Encephalitis, Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest Virus; Malaria has been transmitted locally in Australia only rarely in recent decades. In addition to being disease vectors, mosquitoes can cause major disruptions, through their persistent biting, to occupational, recreational and social activities. Ask our Pest Professionals for more advice on repellents, attract machines and ways to reduce areas around you which have stagnant water which Mosquitoes love to breed in.
Rats and Mice <
Do I have Rats or Mice?
- Are you hearing noises in your roof ?
- Does it sound like little feet pitter-patter across your ceiling ?
- Is there scratching or screeching noises ?
- How long has it been since you last had a rodent treatment ?
It’s very hard to prevent your home or unit from a rat or mouse infestation. They squeeze through the smallest of gaps and holes. Your home is not perfectly sealed to keep the vermin out. Rats and mice enter into your homes for all types of reasons. It could be food or shelter, needless to say they are still not welcome.
Generally rodent treatments are tackled with non-toxic control methods before any baiting programs are introduced. Proofing is the first line of attack with the baits only used to eradicate what vermin you still have within your home or unit. Rat pest control methods are a little more in depth as they are the smarter of the two, but in mice pest control, they are not to be taken lightly as there may be more of them in numbers overall.
Do I have Possums?
- Are you hearing noises in your roof ?
- Does it sound like an elephant at night ?
- Is it the same time in the evening and/or morning ?
- Do you have trees or branches touching your roof top ?
Possums love to sleep in your roofs during the day. They are nocturnal creatures who play by night and sleep by day. Possums heard in the roof usually sound like elephants walking on your ceiling. They exit and enter at the same time every night and morning. They can only access your roof if you have branches or a tree touching.
Catch / proof and release programs are carried out to fix our possum problems. We set cages overnight within the roof void. We return the next day to retrieve the possums caught but while we have them in the cages, we proof off the holes with mesh. The mesh is usually only temporary until the hole is fixed properly by a licensed builder. We then release the possums within a 50m radius just in case they have any young. If noises persist, we will set cages again immediately. If we do not catch any possums and we can determine that the likelihood of the problems is not possums then we generally bait the roof areas for rodents.
Feral Birds <
Do I have Feral Birds?
- Do you have bird droppings at your premises ?
- Are they nesting within the structure ?
- Have they got particular resting areas on pipes or beams ?
- This is causing a health risk, Right ?
Feral bird control consists of the proofing, relocating and eradication of feral birds. Feral birds contaminate worksites, homes, warehouses, products and produce. Their droppings not only contaminate products and produce but can cause major health concerns for the public and fellow workers.
Pigeons are Sydney’s main feral bird which is always under scrutiny when they inhabit people’s homes and businesses. They rest, nest and defecate on paths, driveways, warehouse floors, entry doors, products and produce leaving the owners no option but to relocate or eradicate them.