Watch out: it’s Millipede Invasion Season!
While it may sound like the plotline of a B-grade horror movie, many home owners around Perth are all-too-familiar with what happens when Portuguese millipedes come marching out of the garden and into the house, making a new home for themselves in pantries, wardrobes and even bedding.
Realising you’re sharing your bed with creepy-crawly uninvited houseguests isn’t a very pleasant way to wake up, but that’s not the only problem: millipedes can excrete a pungent liquid which stain skin, clothes, carpets and floors.
These particular guests don’t just share your bed and get into your food: they’re also awfully hard to get rid of, which is where The Pest Guys come in!
‘Tis the Season for Millipede Infestation
Millipedes tend to be most prolific during the rainy periods of the year - spring and autumn. Of these seasons, autumn is the worst time for millipede invasions, but.. Read More
Identifying Your Spiders
There are numerous types of spiders you may encounter in your home, and several of these spider species are cause for concern, and can be highly dangerous. They’re often present in nooks, crannies, garden sheds, the bottom of your deckchairs and all sorts of places where you weren’t expecting them - the last thing you want during a family BBQ is to be surprised by one of these very unwelcome visitors.
The Pest Guys are trained in recognising the types of spiders that our clients may be experiencing problems with, and adapting our pest treatment methodology to ensure maximum effectiveness. Spider problems can range from the occasional sighting to a full-blown spider infestation (and all-too-often, the occasional spiders can breed into infestation levels). Calling Perth’s pest control specialists about your spider extermination needs is the first step in helping you to stop the.. Read More
Termite Treatment – Monitoring and Baiting Systems
Did you know termite damage costs hundreds of millions of dollars in Australia each year? According to CSIRO studies, one in three houses will be attacked or damaged by termites at some point, often causing serious ruin to the foundations of a building before being visually detected. A termite-infested house may seem perfectly fine for years, but by the time the damage is realised, your home may have developed major structural damage.
Termites play an important role in nature, feeding off plant debris and converting it into fertile organic matter; but unfortunately, their diet also includes the timber used to build your home.
The CSIRO recommends yearly inspection by pest control specialists; depending on the termite risk of your house and its area, more frequent inspections may be required. If termites are found, then chemical extermination treatment is required.
To minimise the.. Read More
Don’t Gamble with Termites: Keep Your Investment or Rental Property Safe
The Pest Guys attend to hundreds of Perth termite infestations every year. Some infestations are caught early by fastidious homeowners, some managed on an annual basis, but many are ignored, resulting in a mammoth damage bill for termite treatment costs. Often, the worst termite infestations are found at tenanted properties, where residents aren’t the owners and have either ignored the termite problem or been oblivious to the tell-tale signs of Perth termite damage (often undetected by the naked eye).
A recent termite assessment by one of our staff provided an example of an infestation that could’ve easily been avoided if the property owner had conducted an Annual Termite Inspection or secured one of our Termite Treatments for the property.
On arrival at the termite assessment, our staff member pulled into the driveway to the sight of two hardworking owners cleaning up the.. Read More
Bugs That Don’t Belong
Much like globalisation has led to the integration of people and products across the world, it has also allowed bugs to be spread across continents. As Perth's leading exterminator, we've experienced first-hand how the introduction of invasive species can impact Australia's ecosystem.
The Harmful Effects of Invasive Bugs
Once an invasive species sets up shop they can be difficult to eradicate. In Australia, there is a prevalence of international bees, some of which have been around for almost 200 years. These include European Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Asian Honey Bees. Some of these bees play an essential role in the pollination of plants and the environment, while others, particularly the Asian Honey Bee can have negative ramifications as they create extra competition for natural floral resources and nesting sites and don't provide adequate pollination.
This competition.. Read More
Protect Your Building From Birds
The Pest Guys are experienced in the management of problematic birds. As the specialists in pest control in Perth, we understand how important it is to get feral birds under control, which is why we have several methods in place to keep your business, your employees and your customers and yourself safe.
Pesky Birds in WA
In Perth, Pigeons, Seagulls, and Swallows are among the biggest sky-bound pests that pose a risk to the environment and your health.
If you've ever tried eating fish and chips on one of Perth's beautiful beach cafes, you would know that Seagulls and Swallows are a nuisance because of their scavenger tendencies, as well as their soiling of surfaces with faeces. For example, if bird droppings are left on your car for too long, it can ruin the paint job, which can be expensive to repair. However, Pigeons pose the biggest threat to us, as they are known carriers of.. Read More