Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Termite Risk

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With Perth and the best part of Western Australia susceptible to termite damage, ranging from moderate to very high, it is important that tenants, home owners, home buyers and home builders undertake steps to protect and treat termites before they can cause severe structural damage. As the professionals in pest control, The Pest Guys have put together our top 10 tips for termite protection and termite treatment, which will help to keep your home safe and termite free throughout the year.  Book An Inspection! - Whether you’re looking to buy, looking to build or you have a suspicion there may be termite activity in your home, having the team at The Pest Guys out to look at your property is the first step to preventing an infestation or treating one early. We encourage everyone to book annual termite inspections, as the earlier these pests are detected, the better the.. Read More

Termites Around Australia

australia and its termites
Our sunburnt country is home to a variety of deadly, dangerous and destructive animals and insects. One pest that we deal with regularly at The Pest Guys, that is small in size but big in might, that thrives in our warm climate and causes damage worth hundreds of millions of dollars every year is the termite. While The Pest Guys just work to prevent and undertake termite treatments in Perth and WA, termites are causing a nuisance in most parts of Australia. There are termite hot spots within each state around the country, and we literally mean hot; termites prefer the warmer areas of Australia. Australia’s Termite Hotspots Western Australia Our humble little hometown of Perth is a hive of termite activity, thanks to our high seasonal rainfall and warm to hot climate. One of our hotspots for termite activity is the South West coast of WA, from the north of the Perth Metro area,.. Read More

How Does House Construction Affect Your Chance of Termites?

When you think of buying or building a new home, the presence of termites may not automatically come to mind. But these pesky, destructive house guests can cause a lot of damage to both new and existing properties if they are not treated. Unfortunately, no home or lot is completely immune to the effects of termites and pests. So what type of home construction results in a higher chance of termites, and how can professionals like The Pest Guys help you to protect against termites with one of their termite treatments for your Perth home? Home Construction Your risk of termite infestation can vary, depending on where you buy, the type of materials used in the house, and the foundations the house was built on. Termites can also be attracted to your property through things such as trees close to the property, or woodpiles left in the open. Standalone Homes Whether your little piece of.. Read More

Summer Spider Spotting

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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