Identifying the Hotspots in Your Home
White ants are some of the most damaging and frustrating domestic pests. Wreaking havoc from the inside out, white ants and termites can leave homes, furniture and items weak and compromised. As termite season picks up during the early months of spring through to the beginning of summer, winged termites leave their nests and look to establish new colonies. If you want to act fast, make sure you understand where to look for white ants and termites in your home.
Common Home Hotspots
Roof and Air Conditioning Units
White ants can be attracted to the moisture of roof tiles and air conditioning units. Providing an appealing breeding ground, termites are drawn to moisture and can set up colonies tucked away from intrusion.
Wooden beams around and outside of your home, including those in attics, are often left exposed. Giving white ants the ideal location to set up, colonies.. Read More
Understanding Ants in Australia
Have you ever walked over a trail of ants and marvelled at just how many there are? While ants work together in colonies with huge numbers, there are more than 1000 unique species in Australia alone. Learn more about the different types of ants and which ones you should be aware of when it comes to pest control in your home.
Ants prefer sunny climates, making Australia’s hot sun the ideal location for them to spread. With over 1300 known species of ants ranging in size, colour, shape and type, ants are a diverse and complex insect found nationwide.
Argentine ants are around 1.6mm long and are light to dark brown in colour. Although they do bite, they don’t have a painful sting.
Bulldog or Bull Ants
Bull ants are quite distinctive in appearance. Around 18 to 20mm long, they tend to be red or black.
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Australia’s Top Common Pests
Australia is known for being a tough land home to some of the world’s most interesting and intimidating critters. From large and scary spiders to annoying fleas and flies, pests can wreak havoc on your everyday life. Find out more about some of Australia’s most common pests and how to deal with them effectively.
What to Look Out For
Australia has some of the world’s most deadly spiders, and many others can cause danger and harm with bites and stings. From small and harmless to large and intimidating, keep your home free from spiders with effective pest control.
An itchy and bothersome nuisance, mosquitoes can be serious pests in the summer time and in locations close to water. If you’re experiencing a high influx of mosquitoes, consider pest control measures to keep your family safe and comfortable.
A common and annoying pest flourishing in open.. Read More
Understanding the Dangers of Bees and Wasps
Have you noticed some buzzing or a nest around your property? If you suspect that bees or wasps are setting up home in your garden or around your house, it’s important to understand exactly what type of pest you’re dealing with. From painful and unprovoked wasp stings to curious pets becoming stung by bees, learn more about the dangers of wasps and bees and how to deal with them effectively.
Bumblebees and Honeybees
Although they may look similar, the bumblebee and the honeybee – the two most common species – do differ in behaviour and function. Bumblebees are round and fuzzy while honeybees are smaller and slimmer and are sometimes mistaken as wasps. Honeybees can live in hives with tens and thousands of other bees, but bumblebees tend to live with only up to a few hundred bees. A honeybee dies after a single sting while a bumblebee can sting multiple times when.. Read More
Getting to Know Australia’s Most Common Pests
From pesky ant infestations to spotting a concerning rat darting across your kitchen floor, pests vary in their nuisance level and threat to Australian households. While some pests just need a simple relocation or deterrent, others require a full-blown extermination to restore safety, comfort and cleanliness to your property
At The Pest Guys, we’ve seen it all. Working with residential and commercial clients throughout Perth, our professionals specialise in eliminating and deterring pests from invading Australian properties. Learn more about some of the most common pests we spot on the job.
Rats and Mice
From spotting droppings to hearing scattering through the night, rats and mice pose a significant threat to humans when found in houses. Responsible for contaminating food, spreading disease and causing damage to insulation, walls, cables and floors, it’s essential that you.. Read More
Australia’s Dangerous Spiders
In Australia, we’re home to some of the world’s most intimidating and threatening pests. From venomous snakes and reptiles to small yet dangerous spiders, understanding what’s lurking is key to preventing harm.
Whether life-threatening or extremely painful, bites from all of the following spiders deserve quick attention and care. If you suspect an infestation of spiders on your property, contact a pest management team fast to minimise your risk of a painful and unfortunate bite.
Notorious as one of the most dangerous and poisonous spiders in Australia, the redback spider has distinctive markings that make it easy to recognise. The most serious bites come from female spiders who act out when threatened. Unlike funnel web spiders, redbacks prefer sheltered and dry places. Many people find redback spiders lurking around garden sheds, crevices.. Read More