In many cases, you can be as diligent as possible when it comes to your home's repair and upkeep and still suffer a pest infestation of some sort. However, a few simple tasks in and around the home can reduce the risk of the home being infested by rodents and insects of all sorts. Note a few of those tasks here so you can ensure you're protecting your home as much as possible.
15 June 2017
Since its introduction into Tasmania in the 1950s, the European wasp has spread widely to become a nuisance throughout Southern Australia. This kind of wasp often builds nests in garden sheds and has a nasty habit of stinging anyone that disturbs the nest. Follow these four simple steps to keep these wasps away from your property and help your family stay safe. 1. Remove Wasp Food Sources The European wasp's favourite foods include sweet treats like fruit, juice, and candy.
2 May 2017
One of the most common pest infestations homeowners have to contend with is ants. The small size of these critters, as well as their ability to thrive in almost any environment, makes them one of the hardest pets to get rid of. Nevertheless, it is not impossible to eliminate an ant infestation as long as you know the proper techniques to employ. Below are some of the different ways that you can get rid of ants from your home.
28 March 2017
According to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the relatively rainy spring that inhabitants of South Australia and Victoria have seen will lead to a worrying infestation of rodents. The wetter conditions seen at the end of 2016 have led to mice and rats breeding earlier than they otherwise would have done. CSIRO states that the increase in the length of time of the breeding season may mean that as many as 1,000 mice per hectare being produced in the autumn of 2017.
16 March 2017
There is a big difference in loving birds and being overrun with them. In fact, you may not have thought about feeding birds as being an issue until it started costing you more and more because of the increase in the bird population. Now you may be stuck with a ton of birds, a high bird seed bill and no way of getting rid of the birds safely. Here are a few safe ways to control the bird population in your area and on your property.
1 March 2017
If you are struggling with garden pests like slugs and earwigs, you're not alone. These are among some of the most common and frustrating pests to have in the yard. Luckily, there are things that can be done. Here are some tips for getting rid of these and other common garden insects and pests. Slugs The first type of insect you will likely come across often in your garden or landscaped yard is the slug.
20 April 2016
You know that you don't want them in your kitchen and that they give you the creeps. But what else do you really know about cockroaches? Here are 6 facts about the critters that might reaffirm or subvert your suspicions about these most hated of bugs. A cockroach can live without its head for a week. Think you've defeated that cockroach in your kitchen by stamping on its head? Think again.
27 February 2015