Australia is currently being overrun by mice in what some farmers are calling the worst mouse plague since 2011. This doesn't bode well for offices and homes in the worst hit areas. Mice may look unimposing, but it is not their fangs you need worry about—it is the diseases that they carry. Pregnant women and their unborn babies are especially at risk of contracting several dangerous diseases that could cause birth defects.
19 July 2017
If your house has been invaded by ants, you may be looking for a way to stop them. However, a lot of the chemical pest control products found on the shelves of supermarkets can be harmful to the environment and your health. Below is a guide to 3 ways to deal with ants without using harsh chemicals. Vinegar Ants navigate and communicate using trails of pheromones. The lead ants, who are scouting for food, leave behind a scent which is followed by the rest of the ants.
27 June 2017
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