Summer Spider Spotting

spider control from the pest guys
Our beautiful West Australian landscape and warm weather means that creepy crawlies such as spiders are part of life, though the size, colour and fear-induced scream of panic can differ! We may come across a spider in the corner of a kitchen or bedroom, hiding in a web in our carport or between plants in our backyard, but how do you know which common household spiders are poisonous and which aren’t? As professionals in spider infestations and spider control, we’ve seen our fair share of eight-legged creepy crawlies! We’ll take you through some of the most common household spiders, where they like to make their homes and what details you can use to identify them. Huntsman Spiders Their Homes You won’t find these hairy, long-legged spiders in a web, but you will find them living under flaking tree bark, under rocks or within roof spaces – so be careful if you’re doing.. Read More

Bugs That Love Rooftop Living

rooftops full of bugs
Roof spaces such as attics are great for storing belongings that you only want to look at once a decade, and patios can be a charming place to host a get together with your family or friends, but the shady nooks and crevices can also be appealing to pests such as rats, bees and wasps! In particular, as we may not access our roof spaces regularly, we may not be aware of the pests inhabiting the space until the space becomes infested. It is important to book inspections with a pest control company, such as The Pest Guys, before they become infestations, but if you do suspect that you have uninvited houseguests, don’t delay in contacting our professional team to have the problem treated! Rats Rodents are a suburban pest that have adapted to live alongside humans; they thrive in established suburbs where they have access to food and water from pet food, fruit and vegetable plants,.. Read More

WA’s Peskiest Critter: Coastal Brown Ants

avoid an ant infestation of coastal brown ants
Summer backyard barbeques are part of life in Australia, whether you team them with some backyard cricket or footy, swimming in the pool or just enjoy time sitting around with family and friends. However, all too often, some nosey ants, who want some of your snags, a bite of your roll, or to use your cordial as their personal swimming pool, interrupt these moments. These insects, particularly the coastal brown ant, are a major nuisance in Western Australia; they are a notorious urban pest, and difficult to get rid of. Thankfully, that is where we come in. As West Australians ourselves, The Pest Guys understand the local pests and the best ways to get rid of your ant infestation. DefiANT Pests The coastal brown ant - also referred to as the “big-headed ant” - is believed to be native to Africa, but can now be commonly found in our lawn and brick paving. These ants are small,.. Read More

Pests That Spread Disease

bugs that spread disease
An infestation of any bug in your home can be a nightmare to keep under control, but it can become a living nightmare if those pests spread diseases that can affect your home, family health and your pets! It is important to know the signs of an infestation, as early detection can ensure the problem is dealt with promptly by a pest control company, such as our team at The Pest Guys, and less harm is done to the things, people and pets you love. Cockroaches Roaches are some of the most common pests in our homes and buildings – they freely move between buildings, sewers and drains, bringing with them germs and diseases! These little pests feed on both faeces and food, then continue to contaminate human food with germs they have accumulated prior to making their way to your home, which can cause major health concerns. At Dis-ease with Diseases Cockroaches can spread bacteria such as.. Read More

Hard to Remove Bugs

mouse traps for pest management
Finding an uninvited guest of the insect-kind in your home can be a nightmare, especially because there could be more lurking out of sight! Nobody wants to be faced with an infestation of bugs that are particularly nasty to remove, so it is important to undertake measures to avoid an infestation in the first place. As the professionals in pest management in Perth, we’ve seen it all! So, we’ve put together our top tips to help you avoid these pesky creepy crawlies in the first place, and the signs that will signal if these bugs have decided to move in with you. German Cockroaches You have more than likely seen the German cockroach; he’s the common household cockroach that will sneak into your home, often hidden in your belongings and clothing. Unfortunately, all it takes is one cockroach egg for things to escalate to a full home infestation, so it is important to know.. Read More

What to Do When You Encounter a Group of Bees

group of bees bearding
Many people may have experienced a small swarm of bees before, but the swarm of approximately 20,000 bees that closed down Murray Street in Perth’s CBD in October was an unfamiliar sight to most! So why exactly do bees swarm, was the swarm in the CBD out of character, and what do you do if you encounter a swarm in public or on your own property? To Bee, or Not to Bee: Why Bees Swarm When the weather starts to warm up after a cold winter, the queen bee gets buzzzzy, producing more workers and drones for the hive. The size of the bee colony needs to expand to fulfil all the roles of the hive, such as foraging, regulating the temperature in the hive, feeding one another and guarding the colony, When the colony becomes too big, the queen bee, along with part of the colony, stock up on nectar before heading off to find a new home to establish another colony. This is where you will.. Read More