Cockroaches are the most common pest invading homes and businesses in Australia. There are various breeds of cockroach but none is more dreaded than the German.German Cockroaches can reproduce every 7 weeks, this means that any infestation can get out of hand quite rapidly. These invaders will take over your home so make sure you book in a visit to get them under control.
Below are 3 housekeeping tips for you to consider.
- 1. Don’t leave food out on the bench
- 2. Practice hygiene in the kitchen by emptying the bin and cleaning your sink daily
- 3. Don’t hold onto boxes for any longer than you need to as these are breeding grounds for these common pests
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Mice are an introduced pest, they were brought across to Australia on the boats during the initial settlement of Australia. Mice tend to multiply quite quickly and have great potential to cause damage to your home or business.
The first thing you should do in the event you have mice is to seal all food containers and cut off the source for food, mice are constantly on the lookout for food and water, if you can manage these sources the mice may move on without intervention.
Mice usually enter through gaps and crevices throughout a home, we recommend you locate any gaps higher up in your building and make sure these are properly blocked and sealed to prevent further unwanted visitors.
Ants in your home are unwanted pests, some species are downright destructive as they nest in wall cavities and roof spaces. Other species nest outside in the garden, depending on your type of infestation a more targeted attack may be required.
The first thing you should do in the event you have ants is to seal all food containers and cut off the source for food, mice are constantly on the lookout for food and water, if you can manage these sources the ants may move on without intervention.
Other factors which may help include garden care for example overhanging trees and vegetation brushing against the building can create a bridge for foraging ants.
Our preferred method to control ants is ant baiting, which involves laying a gel-based bait for the ant to feed on, once an ant takes the bait back to its colony it should take care of the entire nest however patience is needed as the baits require regular refilling if the problem persists.
Fleas in your home are a major nuisance and require a targeted attack to remove fully, fleas remain dormant in their cocoons for several months, once they emerge they are hunting food.
A flea can survive for 3 months after hatching without food so it is important to maintain your pets. It would be wise to have your pet treated for fleas prior to contacting us as this will ensure your pet is flea free.
It is important to wash all bedding in hot water to kill the flea eggs. Don’t forget the importance of vacuuming once the product has dried. This will help remove eggs and dead flea’s which will surely be about after a treatment.