Aussie Allpest 12 Month Service Warranty
Cockroaches are the most common pest found in homes, restaurants, commercial buildings and food handling areas. There are over 3,500 species of cockroaches worldwide, but only about 6 species infest homes. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and generally emerge at night to seek food, and active cockroaches observed during the day often indicate overpopulation. Cockroaches generally eat anything from leather, cardboard, fabrics, hair, glue, wallpaper glue, starchy binding in books, human or animal food or beverages. Cockroaches prefer to rest in warm dark areas such as cracks and crevices of buildings and homes, behind heating equipment, sewers, storm water drains, outside buildings, retaining walls, stored boxes and other similar areas. Cockroaches are known to carry disease organisms on their legs and bodies which can cause salmonella, diarrhoea and others. Aussie Allpest licenced technicians can provide a comprehensive treatment, and prevent these pests from becoming a major problem to your home or commercial premises. Please call us today, and we will let you know how we can remove this pest and many more from your environment.
Australia there is about 3000 species of which only a small amount of species have become a pest in homes and shops. Ants belong to a family that also includes bees and wasps, and in Australia there is about 3000 species of which only a small amount of species have become a pest in homes and shops. Ants are a very social insect and have many colonies, which can range from a few to hundreds of thousands of individuals. Ants are known to be omnivorous, meaning they consume a wide variety of foods such as, sucking plants for honeydew, insects, grease, vegetables, oil etc... The workers of the colonies have a very important job, and that is to foraging for food to feed the colony. Ants are commonly observed around foundations, in walls, roof voids, kitchens, lawns and gardens. Aussie Allpest licenced technicians can provide a comprehensive treatment, and prevent these pests from becoming a major problem to your home or commercial premises. Please call us today, and we will let you know how we can remove this pest and many more from your environment.
Although spiders are one of the most feared creatures in Australia, not all spiders are harmful. Crawling or Hunting spiders: These spiders are not found in webbing, as they tend to hide under bark, rocks, foliage and live in burrows generally in garden beds, where they can ambush their prey. Treatment for these spiders consists of physically removing them, using a bottle or jar and returning them to their natural habitat. Pesticide treatments to these types of spiders, can only be effective if it is applied directly to the spider. Webbing Spiders: Webbing spiders are dependent upon the silk for their movement which is dispersed by the newly emerged spiderlings, and is taken by the wind and then build where ever it lands. This process is known as ballooning. Mature spiders use a method in search for food by producing a strand of silk, which is carried by the wind and comes in contact with an object or building, this is known as bridging. Most common household spiders spin their webs around gutters, railings, lights windows etc... Management of these webbing spiders can be by removing the webs, physically removing the spider, changing the colour of the lights which will reduce the attraction of insects and therefore lowering the food supply. Pesticide treatments involve treating the spider directly, and treating the web so their prey is wrapped in the web and when the spider consumes its prey, and therefore consumes the pesticide at the same time. Aussie Allpest licenced technicians can provide a comprehensive treatment, and prevent these pests from becoming a major problem to your home or commercial premises. Please call us today, and we will let you know how we can remove this pest and many more from your environment.
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- Mud leads leading up to and over the edge of concrete slabs, stumps and foundations. These leads are the diameter of a pencil and a strong indicator of the presence of termites.
- Dried mud in the joins of doors, architraves and mouldings. Traces of termite activity can be easily be spotted in these areas.
- Blistering paint on doors and skirting boards. This can result from termite activity on the inside of the wall.
- Damp areas or moisture stains on walls. Termites often leave a trail of moisture when they are gathered together in large numbers.
- Over time, moisture builds up in timber and can cause floor boards to bulge or bow.
- Splintering or weak timber foundations. This may not be visible to the eye and should be tested by pressing timber with a screwdriver.
- Walls that sound hollow when tapped. This may indicate that part of the wood has been eaten away by termites.
- Power failures and a build-up of mud around power points. Termite mud leads may interfere with electrical circuitry.
- Piles of translucent wings on window sills and doorjambs. These wings may be left by flying subterranean termites (alates), which travel in swarms during summer to start new colonies.
- Timber doors, windows and cupboards that no longer close properly .This can be a sign of a termite infestation.
Timber stacked against your home or building. Timber or debris stacked against the house should be removed so the chemical barrier will not be bridged, and to assist in preventing termites being attracted towards your premises. Climbing plants on walls. Climbing plants or thick vegetation growing against the house has to be removed as not to provide a bridge over the termite barrier, also the roots of the plants could be excavated by termites and penetrate the termite barrier. Leaking plumbing. Leaking taps, broken service pipes, open ended down pipes, leaking hot water systems can result in termites using the moisture to start a nest and must be fixed. Built up gardens. Garden beds with pine bark built up over weep holes will provide termites access over the termite barrier. Tilling of garden beds. After a termite barrier is installed around your house the making of garden beds and or the tilling of garden beds will result in a break of the barrier. Pets digging around the house will result in the same. Dead trees and stumps. Dead trees and stumps are good sites for termite nests and should be removed or treated. Recognising these signs of activity can help protect your home against a potential infestation and save you a substantial amount of money. A professional Pest Management Technician can inspect and advise if termites or other timber pests such as borers are present in a property. Inspections are an ongoing requirement, with the Australian Standard AS3660 recommending that a termite inspection is done at least every 12 months. In most cases - things do change around your property from year to year and often you may be unaware that something that you have done might encourage termite attack.
- AS4349.3 – Inspection of buildings, Timber Pest Inspections
- AS3660.1 – Termite management for new buildings
- AS3660.2 – Termite management for existing buildings
The best time to formulate your battle plan is when you are building a new home or altering an existing one. When you choose your taps, tile and paint, don’t forget to choose the termite defence system for your building. Taking the time at construction stage can save significant time and money. These efforts can also add value to your property at the time of resale. We can provide a range of options to suit every home and budget. These include:
- Reticulation systems - a way of replenishing a termiticide barrier
- Physical/Chemical building component systems such as Kordon, etc.