Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

Welcome to my blog—unless you are a cockroach. If you are a cockroach, prepare to get crushed! As you can probably already tell, I hate bugs. I have nothing against smashing them flat and dead. However, I am also an environmentalist, and I don't like the idea of using potentially harmful chemicals to deter, kill or remove pests. If you feel the same way, this blog is for you. I am going to explore everything from natural remedies to get rid of bugs to tips on choosing an environmentally friendly pest control person. Whether you have mice, rat, cockroaches, ants or other pests, I hope this blog helps you get rid of them naturally and efficiently!

Common Pet Pests in Australia


Many Australians like to enjoy a pet in their home, and some of the favourites in the country are cats and dogs. Domesticated mammals can certainly add to the friendly atmosphere in your home but they are susceptible to pests in many locations throughout the country. If you are considering getting a pet or currently own one and don't know what pests to look out for, then which ones should you have an awareness of?


These creatures are found all over the country, but they tend to affect dogs and cats—as well as other mammals—in the more humid parts of tropical Australia. Flea control measures include powders and shampoos that cause the pests to die out in the coat of your pet. Seek expert advice if these measures are not working, because fleas can reproduce at an astonishingly fast rate if you don't get on top of the situation fast. If your pet has fleas, isolate it from other animals because some fleas can jump from one pet to another.

Contact a flea control specialist for more information or assistance.


These creatures are found in the bush and can work their way onto your pet quite easily. Inspect your pet's coat, working down between the hairs to find them, because they get down to the skin level in order to get to the animal's blood supply. Ticks are sometimes responsible for the spread of infections, such as Lyme disease, so you must make sure they are removed when spotted.


These insects are reasonably commonplace in Australia and will sometimes use a host insect to pass on its eggs, which later hatch under the skin. Although the human botfly is not native to the country, these unpleasant pests do cause problems for both dogs and cats. If larvae are growing under the skin of your pet, then a minor surgical procedure may be needed to get rid of them.

Scabies Mites

These mites don't cause a particular problem to the general health of pets, but they can certainly be a nuisance. You tend to notice there is a problem when your pet cannot stop scratching or it develops a rash. Only if your pet has an open wound could they get in and cause an infection. Many people who have pets with an infestation of scabies mites will refer to the condition as mange. Bathing and powder treatments can often get rid of mange and the mites that cause it within a week or two.


25 March 2019