Why Homeowners Should Never Try to Manage Their Own Pest Control

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It can be scary to think that your home is infested with pests, especially if it's gotten to the point where you see those pests scurrying around or can hear them behind walls and under floors. However, it's vital that you face the facts of how dangerous pest infestations can be, as pests bring germs and disease to the home and can also damage its building materials. You should also understand why addressing such an infestation is best left to a professional so you ensure that an infestation, or even just one or two pests that have made it on your property, are taken care of properly.

8 August 2017

Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Pest Management Company

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If you are fed up of pests getting into your house and garden, it could be time to think about hiring a pest management company to take care of the problem. There are ways you can manage your pest infestation yourself, but sometimes home systems can be ineffective and also a danger to your pets or children. A pet management company offers a number of ways to rid yourself of pests including humane and organic methods that cause no harm to you or your family.

7 July 2017

On the Watch for Wily Wasps: How to Safely Destroy a Wasps Nest under Your Decking

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During winter, the cooler temperatures generally ensure that most wasp nests die off. That's why in the colder months, you'll very rarely see a wasp. However, in Australia, once September arrives bringing with it the warmer spring weather, the wasp queens that hibernated throughout the winter, go on the look-out for nesting sites. If you suspect that there is a wasp nest underneath your decking, you should take steps to remove it before it becomes a danger to you and your family.

21 June 2017

Effective Visual and Noise Tactics That Can Keep Birds Away From Your Farm

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If there are animals or pests that show no mercy to food crops, it must be birds. Birds are actually friendly creatures since they feed on insects that destroy crops. But their good motives rarely last; birds can easily feed on your crops just as easily as they feed on insects. And if they are not monitored, birds can render all the effort you have invested in farming useless. So how can you keep them away from your farm?

3 February 2017

Hide and Seek: How to Keep Spiders off Your Clothes Line

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It's nice to be able to hang your laundry outside. It comes in sun dried and smelling fresh. However, when using a clothes line, you might find—often to your horror—that you aren't the only one using it. Spiders; especially your web spinning garden spider variety, love spinning their webs somewhere that has both access to flying insects and a comfy hole in which to hide whilst resting. Unfortunately for you, your clothes line provides the perfect location for a web weaver such as a garden spider, and occasionally you may also encounter roamers like white-tailed spiders or wolf spiders.

25 January 2017

Indoor Cricket: How to Kick Noisy Crickets Out of Your Home

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The last thing you want to hear just as you are beginning to settle down for the night is the chirp of a cricket reverberating off the walls of your house. Outside, as dusk arrives, the song of the cricket can be a soothing, familiar sound that reminds you that darkness is about to fall. However, the once pleasant trill of the cricket outside in your garden can become an annoyingly incessant bleeping if a cricket has entered your home.

24 October 2016

Termites and Flying Ants - How To Spot The Difference

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Termites are definitely a house guest that you want to discourage.  These tiny insects feed on wood, wreaking havoc when they infest a property and often causing thousands of dollars' worth of damage.  When the weather becomes warm and damp during the late spring and summer, the termites are stimulated to swarm.  It's during this phase of their life cycle that you are most likely to notice them around your property, as they search for a new place to start a colony.

18 October 2016