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
Termites or Ants: How to Tell Them Apart
Flying termites, also known as alates, can mean trouble for your property. Signifying an existing termite problem or one looming in the very near future, flying termites create additional offspring and establish new, problematic colonies throughout your property. Termites have the potential to cause serious damage to your home or business, from eating into timber floors, cupboards, linings and fixtures to causing devastating structural damage behind drywall and in between surfaces.
If you suspect flying termites, white ants or any other frustrating pests, be sure to deal with them fast. At The Pest Guys, we provide effective white ant and termite treatment in Perth to rid your home or business from pests and to minimise damage.
Understanding Types of Termites
Both male and female, worker termites complete a number of duties for the colony. They aid in establishing.. Read More
Spider Extermination and Control in WA
Australia is notoriously home to an incredible amount of poisonous, dangerous and painful critters – including a healthy selection of spiders of all shapes and sizes. While spiders are an inevitable part of living in Australia, there are some measures you can take to stay safe and protected. From some of the most dangerous to pests and nuisances, preventative methods, spider extermination and effective pest control helps you minimise the prevalence of spiders and avoid an infestation.
Types of Spiders in Australia
From dangerous and potentially lethal to harmless and sometimes helpful, a large number of spiders are found throughout Australia. In order to effectively control the population of spiders on your home or property, it’s important to identify which species you’re dealing with. At The Pest Guys, we specialise in identifying and treating areas infected by a wide range of.. Read More
Spring Pest Alert: Managing Wasps
As summer arrives, so does the onset of a variety of seasonal pests. Wasps, establishing themselves in spring and summer, are an annoying pest found on homes and properties throughout Perth. With painful and damaging stings, wasps can cause serious issues for their victims. From pets being stung to curious kids getting too close to nests, managing wasps early is essential.
Here’s how you can keep your property safe from the threat of bees and wasps this summer.
Preparing for Wasps in Summer
Wasps tend to prefer warmer climates and are more active in warmer weather. With Western Australia’s long and hot summers, our homes and properties become the perfect place for wasps to thrive. While wasps don’t cause damage to property, they do cause harm to the humans and pets that they encounter. With a painful sting that causes swelling and inflammation, wasps can be a serious,.. Read More
Portuguese Millipedes: What They Are and How They Attack
With potent and strong secretions that stain furniture, upholstery and fabrics, Portuguese millipedes are a serious pest to homes, businesses and offices across Perth. Invading in the thousands, they can cause serious damage to your fabrics and often seem impossible to get rid of.
At The Pest Guys in Perth, we specialise in resolving Portuguese millipede infestations fast. Utilising advanced equipment, expert techniques and specialised products, we rid your property of Portuguese millipedes and establish millipede control practices.
What Are They?
Portuguese millipedes have a smooth and cylindrical body made up of up to 50 segments at full development. Adults grow up to 45mm long and have dark grey or black hair with two legs on each segment. Juveniles are distinguishable as they have light brown hair with a dark stripe along the sides of their bodies.
Native to Europe,.. Read More