If you live in an area with a history of rat infestations, then it is best to contact a professional pest control expert if you notice them around your property. A single sighting — or just spotting their droppings around the place — could indicate a much wider issue which may soon get out of control. That said, rats do turn up in smaller numbers here and there, especially in urban settings. [Read More]
Tips for Getting Rid of Subterranean Termites
There are five main nesting types used by termites in Australia. Some termites, such as drywood termites, find that the timbers used in the construction of buildings replicate the sort of habitat they would prefer in the wild. You will need a professional to help you get rid of them if they start to bore into rafters and joists, but it is possible to take preventative measures to stop them in the first place. [Read More]
5 Smells That Could Attract Cockroaches to Your Home
If just one female German cockroach carrying an egg case wanders into your home, you could have a colony in just a few weeks. And since German cockroaches are extremely difficult to eradicate once settled in, this is a nightmare scenario. That's why it is important that you avoid doing things that might attract cockroaches to your property. One thing that can bring cockroaches to your home is scents. Cockroaches can eat just about anything organic. [Read More]
How Can You Tell Whether You Have Termites in Your Timbers?
Not all termites like to live in the timbers of people's homes. Some, like subterranean termites, will prefer to make their nests under piles of rotting wood or old stumps where they feel more protected and have a source of food. Drywood termites, which are prevalent in many parts of Australia, are notorious for making their homes in the structures made by humans, however. If you don't take action with a pest control expert once drywood termites have started to take up residence in your home, then they will cause a great deal of damage. [Read More]