Although there are no laws that specifically outline who manages pest control, landlords do share responsibility with their tenants when it comes to pest control. Although your tenants have a responsibility to keep the property clean and tidy, there are circumstances where the removal of pests falls under your remit. If you choose to do pre-purchase pest inspections, you can tackle some of the problems that accompany removing pests from your property.
15 June 2017
People who live in apartment blocks need to be extra vigilant about pest control because a lapse by one person can create a lingering problem for the entire apartment complex. This article discusses some of the measures that you can agree upon in order to keep pests at bay in your apartment complex. Use of Sealable Garbage Containers Garbage bags and bins can be attractive to a wide range of pests, such as cockroaches and squirrels.
18 May 2017
Living in a residence that is infested with rodents can be quite disheartening. Nevertheless, home owners typically do not realise that they have an infestation on their hands, as these critters are quite discreet. It is only when their colony is significantly large that you will start to see faecal pellets, which would indicate you have rats or mice. If you spot this sign, it is prudent to check for other warnings of an infestation including gnawed cables, damage to furniture, faecal matter in your HVAC vents and more.
24 April 2017
Nobody likes to share their home with pests, but these annoying insects or animals usually make their way into homes anyway. Maintaining good hygiene and sanitation is key to keeping pests out of your home. Here's what you can do to keep your home pest-free. Do not make food easily accessible for pests Like humans, pests need food to survive. A common mistake that many homeowners make is to make food easily accessible for pets.
28 March 2017
Most people don't mind the odd spider hanging around the house. After all, they do help keep bugs and flies to a minimum. However, some spiders, such as the white-tailed spider, are nocturnal hunters that roam in search of prey. On occasion, this can lead to an uncomfortable face-to-face meeting as a spider mistakenly lowers itself from the ceiling to the ground. If, like around 55% of women and 18% of men in western society, you have an intense fear of spiders (arachnophobia), then seeing a spider dangling above your face while you lie in bed might result in many a sleepless night.
9 March 2017
Many Tasmanians discover that wasps like to settle in and around homes and commercial buildings. Wasps are social insects that can gather in large numbers, and, if you have a big colony living in your home, you may also experience the nasty sting these insects can dish out. Learn more about the signs that you may have a wasp problem, and find out about the pest control steps you need to take.
20 May 2015
Most Australians think that flies are a nuisance, but you can usually deal with the occasional unwanted buzzing visitor with a swat or an open window. For some Australian communities, flies are a much more serious problem, and some indigenous people face health problems because of these unpleasant creatures. Learn more about the effects flies can have on human health and find out what indigenous communities need to do to protect themselves.
6 February 2015