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

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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

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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

pest control for renters
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