Banish Bugs This Silly Season
As the weather heats up, Perth's nastiest pests emerge to make an appearance in large numbers. An insect invasion or cockroach crowd can really ruin the Christmas season. Let's face it, you have better things to do than fight off a horde of pests!
Now is the perfect time to consider a residential ‘Pest Off’ package for year-round pest protection, and in the meantime, we’ve put together our top tips for keeping the bugs at bay:
Red Backs, White Tails, Black House, and the occasional Black Widow like to hide in the cool dark corners of Perth homes and garages. The most effective action you can take is to regularly check these areas and tell children to stay far away from any spiders they see (and report them to an adult, of course).
There are numerous unproven home remedies you’ll come across, all claiming to keep the arachnids at bay. Using white vinegar or.. Read More
Protect Your Pets: How to Get Rid of Fleas
Any pet owner can tell you of the horror of finding your pet madly scratching at fleas. Unfortunately, by that time, it's too late to control the fleas, so you need to be in damage control model to eradicate any infestation before it spreads.
Fleas don't always rely on pets to get in to your home. They can travel on humans, on clothes, in your luggage, and especially in dirt if you are working on the garden. Luckily there are a few DIY methods which help to curtail and discourage flea populations.
1. Wash everything
Fleas love to hide their eggs in bedding and fibrous material. The first step, if your pet has fleas, is to wash them thoroughly with flea shampoo. Quarantine your pets so they can't spread the infestation and make sure they’re kept away from other flea-friendly surfaces until you've properly cleaned.
Wash all sheets, bedding, clothes, rugs, mattresses, and.. Read More
Do I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are a common fear for most people, no doubt fuelled by the bedtime rhyme we all knew as children. If you think you’re sharing the bed with these nasty little pests, you should do a thorough check immediately to be sure. Getting rid of bed bugs is a challenge, and not something you can do properly at home without the aid of harsh chemicals.
The signs of bed bugs
You probably guessed that bed bugs are most commonly found on mattresses and sheets. They are also found hiding in cracks in the floor or walls, in the carpet, or in furniture. Bed bugs often travel on clothes or get brought in by pets. Bed bugs are nocturnal pests, meaning they feed at night and exclusively feed on blood. Human blood is their favourite meal, but they won’t say no to pets and other animals.
Bed bugs are about half a centimetre long with a flat oval shaped body and squat head. They have a large.. Read More
Ant Infestations: Causes and Treatments
When an ant army invades your home, you need to act quickly to make sure the colony is controlled and the infestation doesn't come back. There are a few common species of ant found all over Perth; Argentine ants, Black ants, Coastal Brown ants, and Bull ants.
Identifying the species is the first step to dealing with an infestation. While most ants behave more-or-less the same way, there are subtle differences which experts employ to ensure the most troublesome species can’t return. Targeted ant treatments ensure any colony is dealt with in a fast, effective, and safe way.
What causes ant infestations
Ants enter your house looking for food or shelter (or both). They get in through cracks and small openings then begin to forage for sweet and oily foods. Once inside, ants leave a pheromone trail for the rest of the colony to follow and pretty soon your pantry is overrun with.. Read More
White Ants and Termites: What’s the Difference?
Almost every Australian is familiar with the little creatures that chew through wood and cause expensive damage to homes. Depending on your upbringing you might have called the little terrors Termites, or had the White Ant woes, but here's something you might not know: they're the same thing. Yes, termite and white ant are two different names for the same pest!
So, where does the confusion come from? Put simply, termites (or "white ants", or "those little buggers that chewed through the neighbour's deck") look very similar to ants however are generally white in colour. There are some key differences though which will help to distinguish a dangerous termite invasion from ants, which are annoying but nowhere near as destructive. Because termite treatment is different from ant pest control in Perth, it's important to know what you are facing.
It may be worh booking a termite.. Read More
Protect Your Family from Bees This Spring and Summer
There’s nothing quite like the beautiful, warm weather of Perth’s spring and summer, however, humans are not the only ones who enjoy it.
But, at this time of the year, bees commonly swarm.
Swarming is a natural process whereby the queen will leave the nest with worker bees and site a new location to establish a colony or live.
Australia is home to European Honey Bees and our own native bees. While our native bees are normally of no threat to humans, the European Honey Bee can be quite dangerous around children and especially, those who are allergic.
Swarming can bring dangerous bees very close to your home or, in some circumstances, even within your home.
The Pest Guys take no enjoyment in eradicating bees and will assess every other possible option when you contact them with your bee problem.
However, eradication can sometimes become a necessity during Perth’s.. Read More