If you categorise termites under the one umbrella, you’re not alone. But, believe it or not, there are many species of termite in Queensland alone. And distinguishing between them is not easy. However, learning some basic differences between common examples of Queensland termites can help you protect against them. Different termites have slightly different habits, which means you can normally get a good idea of their variety by looking at their nesting habits. Here are some common Queensland termites that you might come across. If you do – get onto the experts immediately – it could prevent serious damage to your home. Continue reading
Termite infestations are one of the most devastating pest infestations. In fact, people have lost houses to termites. And across Queensland, termites are prevalent. So how can you spot them? Early detection is the key to treating termites, and although they’re stealthy, there are some great warning signs. With these warning signs, you can locate and treat a termite infestation, before it’s too late!
Ants, cockroaches, and rodents – they can all drive you up the wall! So it’s no surprise that a lot of homeowners reach for the bug bomb at the first sign of trouble. But is that really the best solution? In short, no. Sure, insect bombs have their definite advantages – and sometimes they are the best solution. However, all pests are different. They behave different, respond differently to certain treatments, and inhabit different spaces. Working out what pest you’re dealing with can also be harder than you think. So before you go straight for that insect bomb, have a read through our list of pros and cons! Continue reading
Termites are a serious problem in Queensland, and they can cause serious damage to your home. So it’s no surprise that homeowners across the state want to know one thing: how to get rid of termites. Luckily, your options are far from limited! Of course, the best way to get rid of termites is with an expert pest inspection and targeted treatments. But there are other things you can do as well. To find out more about what these are, ready on! Continue reading
If you’ve purchased a house before, you will be aware of the importance of pest inspections. For a lot of people, their expensive property investment depends on them. But what exactly does a pest inspection entail? Well, that’s something fewer people know, which is why we have put together a list of things you can expect. Remember, pest inspections are all about finding critters that don’t want to be found. That means that a pest inspection will cover some ground! So read on, and find out what to expect from your next pest inspection.
It’s hard to think of the worst type of pest – it’s a pretty uninspiring field of candidates! But if we had to choose the worst type of pest, rodents would have to be our nomination. Rodents cause all sorts of problems, from property damage to disease. And a lot of the time, they do it all without anyone even realising. So it’s not surprising that one of the questions we are asked most commonly is how to get rid of rodents. Luckily, the methods aren’t limited! Still, some do work better than others. However, with a combination of prevention and professional treatment, rodents are easy enough to deal with – and we can explain how. Continue reading
It’s a question we get all the time: how often should you get a termite treatment? And the answer really varies. Termites simply love the climate and landscape around Brisbane. But they love some areas in particular. So there isn’t really a hard and fast rule. So to help you assess your own situation, we have developed a brief guide on how often you should get a termite treatment. Hopefully, there’s enough information here to help you coordinate your termite inspections and termite treatments in the future!
Summer is great for so many reasons. You have free time, good weather and, of course, that delightful Christmas feast! But you’re not the only one who will be feasting this summer. Summer pests also love the warmer months. For them, food is abundant, conditions are right and your home is their giant lunchbox. Don’t worry too much though; with the right help, summer pests are pretty easy to eradicate. Continue reading
If you’re anything like us, sitting down to Christmas lunch in the holidays is hard to beat. With a delicious roast ham, plenty of refreshments and good company, Christmas is the highlight of the holidays! But what about those uninvited guests? Ants, cockroaches, flies and vermin love the holiday season almost as much as we do. So you have to act proactively and that means pest proofing your home for the holidays. And we have some great tips to help you do it.
The sun’s back out, the weather is warmer and Christmas is on its way – sounds like summer in Queensland! What could go wrong? With these summer pest control tips, not much! Summer is the time of year where some pests are most active. The dynamic temperatures, high humidity and abundant sunlight all mean that pests are going to change their behaviour. So you need to change your approach to summer pest control. Luckily, it’s much easier than it sounds! Continue reading