Millions of Millipedes
Portuguese millipedes were accidentally introduced to WA in the late '80s and their numbers exploded soon after, making them a persistent pest in Perth gardens. Although millipedes are not usually harmful to humans or animals they are a real nuisance when high numbers invade your garden.
Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreleti) came from south west Europe and spread through commercial shipping routes all around the world. As they were introduced to Australia without natural predators, the numbers grew quickly and this little black leaf-eater can now be found all around Perth and Australia.
How to identify Portuguese millipedes
Millipedes usually hang around in gardens and leafy areas. Portuguese millipedes are herbivorous, usually found feeding on leaf litter, decaying wood, vegetable waste, and fungus.
Adult Portuguese millipedes grow around 20-50mm long with a smooth.. Read More
Pre-Construction Termite Treatment: Why it’s Important
Imagine you’ve worked so hard to buy a block of land and are now achieving the dream of building your home! What could possibly ruin this?
They may play an important role in nature, recycling dead and decaying wood, but unfortunately they can’t tell the difference between dead trees and the timber in your future home.
What does that mean for you? It means there are pests that cause hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to homes around Australia every year.
Luckily, The Pest Guys will help protect your home from termite infestation because we consider the home to be your family’s most valuable asset. You can book a termite inspection in Perth, today.
We believe prevention is better than cure and this attitude will help save you substantial costs later on, should you find yourselves in the throes of a termite infestation. To avoid potential damage,.. Read More
What’s Lurking in Your Backyard?
With its sunny days, warm summers at the beach, and laid back lifestyle Perth is a great place to live. That's why so many creepy crawlies choose to call Perth home. That's right, you are probably not alone in your home! At any time, there can be dozens of species of freeloading pests hanging around your garden – or even inside your home if you are not careful with pest control.
Depending on where you live you will be visited by different pests during the year. Knowing what to look out for at different times of the year and being prepared to defend your home with pest inspections and pest control methods is important.
The most common pests in Perth's southern suburbs are:
Bees and ants can be problematic in different ways; bees can cause harm if they sting humans or animals with an allergy, whereas ants create a pest situation.. Read More
A 101 Guide to our Pest Control Services
Pests come in many shapes and sizes but have one thing in common: they’re all a nuisance, and some of them can even be health hazards. We have learned a lot from years of experience eradicating pests in homes, offices, and industrial facilities across Perth.
Getting rid of pests safely and effectively needs a professional with the right equipment. The following is a starter guide to the types of pests that we can help you with.
Exterminating an ant colony starts with identifying the species – in Perth we have a handful of common varieties like Argentine Ants, Black House Ants, White-Footed Ants, and Bull Ants. The Pest Guys are experts at identifying the ant variety and targeting our extermination for maximum effect.
Bed bugs cause painful bites and stubborn infestations in Perth bedrooms. We focus on.. Read More
Protection Against Termites
How to stop your home from being eaten
Termites will eat the value of your home. They will literally digest the structural timber of your dream house and you won’t even know about it until it’s too late. Termites cause millions of dollars in damage to houses across Australia annually, and it’s a major cause for concern. In fact, it’s become common knowledge that termites cause more damage than natural disasters; that’s ridiculous and rather disconcerting.
Termites will eat the value of your home. They will literally digest the structural timber of your dream house and you won’t even know about it until it’s too late. Termites cause millions of dollars in damage to houses across Australia annually, and it’s a major cause for concern. In fact, it’s become common knowledge that termites cause more damage than natural disasters; that’s ridiculous and rather.. Read More