Common Pet Pests in Australia

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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?

25 March 2019

Termites in a Tree Stump: What to Get Rid of First?

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You don't have to take out the stump of a tree when you have the tree removed. You can just leave the stump to rot away if it isn't in an inconvenient place. However, if you later notice termite activity in the stump, then you may have a more urgent need to get rid of the last bits of the tree. The problem is that you now have to factor a termite nest into the equation.

21 February 2019

Commercial Pest Control Methods

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Commercial pest control methods can be classified into two: those that are used in agriculture and those that are applied in control of household pests. Control of agricultural pests Agricultural methods can either focus on crop or animal pests. The following are the typical methods of crop pests control in agriculture: poisoned bait: The use of poisoned bait is a commercial pest control method that is mostly used to control rats, mice, snails and other pests.

30 April 2018

Using Termiticides for Pest Control

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A termite infestation can be quite stressful to deal with. Once these tiny creatures invade your home, they can cause extensive damage to structures and furniture. There are different types of termites and each swarm comes with its own set of risks. One of the most commonly used ways of dealing with termite infestations is using termiticides. These are products that work by repelling or killing termite swarms so they can reduce in number on your property.

26 February 2018

4 Tips to Enjoy Your Vacation and Not Carry Bedbugs Home

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Each time you leave the house, there's a chance you could bring pests home with you because you can't always control the environment you're in. The problem with bed bugs is that, being hitchhikers, they can show up almost anywhere. This article highlights some proactive measures you can take to reduce your chances of bringing bed bugs home from your vacation or out-of-town trip. 1. Research your accommodation facility In many hotel/accommodation review sites, you can carry out searches with keywords like 'bed bugs.

4 January 2018

Buying a House? Here's What You Should Know About Pre-Purchase Pest Inspection

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A pest inspection is an essential procedure that every person should endeavor to carry out before buying a house or any other piece of property. Unlike a building inspection—which aims at determining the condition of the structure, appliances, furniture, fixtures, and systems—a pest inspection is meant to unearth pest damage on the property. Pests can cause significant losses to your investment; therefore, you should take the time to make sure that the house is pest-free before committing to the purchase.

17 November 2017

Termite Control: Understanding the Primary Factors Influencing an Infestation

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Proper termite control is essential in your residential property, especially if you are in a high-risk area. These insects are voracious feeders which depend on cellulose-containing materials for sustenance. If they come in contact with your home, they will cause extensive destruction. In simple terms, they will target the construction materials with cellulose, usually timber. If they are not managed quickly and efficiently, you could lose a lot of money. Therefore, the most efficient way to protect your home is to prevent the initial infestation.

6 November 2017

The Healthy Home: Five Effective DIY Home Remedies to Help You Survive a Termite Invasion

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They are small critters that lurk around corners unnoticed. They slowly regroup, grow their numbers and attack right under your nose. They are the silent killers that will shake the very foundation of your home. Before you get too scared, they are not sci-fi monsters; they are tiny white creatures that you probably come across in your garden. Although you might require professional help to deal with a termite infestation, there are alternative home remedies you can use to prevent termites from entering your house permanently.

27 September 2017

Keeping Your Garden Pest Free – Tips for Keeping Japanese Beetles at Bay

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If you love to garden, you have probably had your fair share of run-ins with Japanese beetles. These tiny metallic-blue creatures may be pretty to look at, but they can be bad news for your plants. Unlike some other garden pests, Japanese beetles tend to attack plants in groups. That means they can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. If you see even one Japanese beetle in your garden, chances are there are lots of his hungry friends nearby.

24 September 2017

Is Your Mouse Trap Not Working? Here are Three Mistakes You May Be Making

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All you need to get rid of mice is to set mouse traps and wait, right? Well, this is usually the case. However, you may be taking a longer period than expected to catch mice in the home even with their droppings and odors all over the house. If your mouse traps are not catching any mice, the chances are that there is something you are doing wrong. Correctly setting up the traps can help to speed the process of getting rid of these annoying rodents in the home.

6 September 2017