What to Do When You Encounter a Group of Bees

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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

Renters and Tenants: What Are Your Rights with Creepy Crawlies

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When you move into a rental, the last thing you want in your home is an infestation of rats, termites, ants, spiders or anything else that flies and crawls! If your nightmare comes true, it’s important to know who is responsible for fixing the problem. The Pest Guys provide pest management in Perth, so you can be sure that even if a pest problem arises, it won’t be there for long. Who is Responsible for Pest Management? According to Western Australia’s Department of Commerce: “as a general rule, any outbreak or infestation of pests such as rats, mice, possums, cockroaches, termites, ants, spiders, wasps or bees requiring attention by a pest control operator is the responsibility of the lessor/property manager.” However, as a tenant, you are responsible for any pest control resulting from lack of cleanliness. This means it is up to tenants to take basic pest prevention.. Read More

Stinging Insects Attacking This Spring

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The sun is out, gardens across Perth are full of blooming flowers, and insects such as bees and wasps are out in force; welcome to spring! While we may admire the work ethic of bees and their fellow stinging counterparts, their arrival on our doorstep or in our garden can be hazardous for young children, people with allergies, and pets. So what do you do if bees or wasps choose to make your home theirs? Unexpected Guests of the Stinging Pest Kind This time of year sees an influx of bee swarms, as they relocate and look for new places to call home. Bees will often swarm in large numbers, and if they decide to reside on or within your property, you will need the help of The Pest Guys. Mind Your Own Beeswax! Bee swarms should be avoided at all costs, especially if you have young children around. They can be quite aggressive and dangerous, sometimes forming a big ball around the.. Read More

Property Management and Pest Control

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Property Managers face stress daily, not only with pesky tenants in their residential and commercial properties, but also with pesky pests of all shapes and sizes that arrive, uninvited, and make themselves at home. As the professionals in commercial pest control in Perth, The Pest Guys aim to take the headache out of pest control in both residential and commercial properties, ensuring Property Managers can get on with managing properties and not just managing the pests that take up residence without paying rent! But who is responsible for Pest Control, and what kind of measures can be taken to ensure an infestation is avoided or prevented in the future? Who’s Responsible for Commercial Pest Control? As a general rule, any outbreak or infestation of pests, such as rats, termites, ants, spiders and other creepy crawlies, requiring attention by a pest control operator, is the.. Read More

How to Budget for Pest Control

Budgeting For Your Regular Pest Control Inspections   With pest control, we know that the best defence is a good offence! To make sure you can minimise the risk of any nasty pest surprises, it’s recommended that you keep up with your yearly pest management. As the pest management professionals in Perth, we have some top tips on how best to allocate your annual pest control budget to avoid any shocking bills or costly surprises.   Pest Control for Residential Property Owners   For homeowners, your money should be budgeted for annual inspections. Your annual pest inspection here in Perth will investigate and identify any structural pests, e.g. rats and termites, as well as aesthetic pests, such as spiders. Winter and spring are great seasons to consider booking your annual pest inspection. Over the colder months, pests such as rats like to find warmth.. Read More

Flying Insect Light Traps for Commercial Pest Control

Flying Insect Light Traps for Commercial Pest Control With summer around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before people swarm to cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels with outdoor settings to enjoy the long, warm days. Keeping your commercial property pest-free can be a big task, but it’s a task that The Pest Guys can help you keep on top of with our range of Flying Insect Light Traps. As the professionals in commercial pest control in Perth, we can recommend the best commercial pest control solution for your flying insect problems. What Are Flying Insect Light Traps and How Do They Work? Most people would be familiar with the “buzz” and “zap” of a flying insect light trap or “bug zapper”; they are a great solution to ensure your customers can enjoy their meal externally, without being made a meal of by mosquitos and other flying insects. But when it comes to.. Read More