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Control and Eliminate Fleas from Your Property in Australia

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Preying on pets, animals and even humans, fleas are pesky wingless parasites found in countries all across the world. Feeding off the blood of humans, our much-loved household pets and a variety of other animals, flea bites and flea infestations can be both annoying and dangerous. Causing an intense itch and leading to infections due to scratching and irritation, fleas can wreak havoc in your home. As fleas use a wide selection of hosts, diseases can be transferred from one host to another. Fleas are known for transmitting tapeworm larvae and even the disease murine typhus. The most common fleas in Australia impact cats and dogs while sometimes impacting humans. Identifying a Flea Bite If you suspect that someone in your household has been bitten by fleas, it’s important to identify the cause of bites quickly. By acting fast, you can treat flea bites effectively and avoid.. Read More

How to Identify Rats or Mice

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Have you heard scurrying and scratching across your floors or ceilings at night? Your property may have become home to rats or mice. Drawn to attractive food sources and places with good shelter and comfort, rats and mice can go by virtually undetected in the day time. Nibbling on food, rodents can leave droppings around your property and may end up causing damage by chewing through your wiring, piping or insulation. Often used interchangeably, rats and mice are actually two very different rodents. Learn more about the physical and behavioural characteristics of rats and mice and how to best combat a rodent infestation in your property. Physical Characteristics House mice are small and slender with large ears and lengthy tails. As long as the length of the head and body, tails are semi naked and extend out as mice move around. The head and feet of mice are proportionally smaller.. Read More

Controlling Cockroaches in Your Home

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One of the most common pests in Australian households, cockroaches can quickly become a nuisance and a danger. From running across kitchen benches to scattering over floorboards and tiles, cockroaches are often seen as an unhygienic and hazardous pest within the home. Unlucky for us, most cockroaches prefer the sheltered and contained environments of houses. Full of food, warmth and places to hide, our homes quickly become an attractive and pleasant habitat for cockroaches. When it comes to cockroach infestations, it’s important to act quickly to eliminate them from your property. Cockroaches can spread germs, dirt and disease to humans, making fast cockroach control actions critical. As nocturnal creatures, cockroaches are generally most active at night. If you spot activity during the day, you may be experiencing a cockroach infestation. Health Risks Cockroaches are considered.. Read More

Identifying the Hotspots in Your Home

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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 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

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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. Australia’s Ants 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 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. Carpenter Ant.. Read More

Australia’s Top Common Pests

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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 Spiders 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. Mosquitoes 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. Flies A common and annoying pest flourishing in open.. Read More