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


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


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


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


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


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

Two Tips To Play Your Part In Fighting Back Against Sydney's Growing Rat Problem


Sydney is a tourist mecca thanks to well-known icons like the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Unfortunately, Sydney also has a growing reputation for having an out-of-control rat problem. Since you have just purchased a Sydney apartment to live in, it is important that, as a homeowner, you do your part to reduce the rat population. There are two ways you can do this, so the time to start is now.

19 July 2017

Clearing Up Some Common Misconceptions About Termites and Pest Control


Termites are very dangerous to the home; they can easily eat through the wood framework as well as the drywall that is used to create ceilings and walls. In turn, your home could actually become structurally unsound and begin to shift and settle, and cracks may form along its surfaces. In some extreme cases, parts of the home may actually collapse because termites have eaten through so much of the supporting framework!

27 June 2017

Simple But Important Tips for Pest Management Around Your Home


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

Keep European Wasps Away From Your Garden Shed With These Top Tips


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

Ant Control: Ways to Eliminate an Infestation


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