Facts about the pests around our homes
The most effective way to remove cockroaches from your home and business is quick professional treatment.
By the time you notice cockroaches running across the kitchen bench, there are may hundreds living in the nook ‘n crannies of your home, under floorboards and hiding in the damp areas of your home.
Silverfish are commonly found in the corners of wardrobes, under bathroom sinks and wrapped in the creases of clothes that have been put aside for a season or two. They have a ferocious appetite for paper, which has a high starch content, so may also be found hiding in your library of favorite books.
Fleas are parasites, which feed, not only on your pets, such as cats and dogs, but on you as well – any warm blooded animal suits them just fine!
Fleas can lie dormant in your carpet for up to 12 months! In our ideal climate of heat and humidity, flea eggs take only a few weeks to hatch and multiply exponentially.
So, beware, when you return from your summer holidays – the fleas have been lying in wait and will pounce as soon as they’re disturbed. Seeking their next meal – which as you’re the closest ‘warm blooded’ animal will be you!
As Aussies, we take delight in our venomous and dangerous wildlife, however the spiders, that cause harm to us and our families, are not always as easy to identify as the Red-Back.
So…Be Danger Aware, keep a First Aid Kit on hand with a Spider Identification chart handy.
The next step is for regular professional treatment.
HINT – leave the spider webs intact that way we can identify where they’re hiding.
Rats & Mice
Going up the scale of unwanted pests, are Rats and Mice. Rats can often cause major damage to buildings, by gnawing through plastic electrical junction boxes, which can cause electrical short circuiting or fires.
Even without their constant gnawing, the noise of their scurrying across your roof will keep you awake all night, and send shivers down your spine!
To eliminate the rodent problem, baiting by a professional pest management technician is the quickest, optimal answer.
Wasps & Bees
Both wasps & bees are venomous and for some, they can be deadly. Their stings are painful and if they swarm, they can attack as one group which is especially dangerous for children or those who have allergies.
Wasps can be aggressive, especially during the hot summer months, professional removal is recommended. Full protective equipment, along with the specialsed knowledge and training of the professional pest manager, is needed, to avoid the wasps swarming and attacking as a group.
Bees are necessary to our environments’ health and are best left alone, unless, they decide to either swarm or choose to build a hive near your home. Not only are their stings painful, allergic reactions can cause serious complications or death. As with wasps, professional removal is HIGHLY recommended
The female carpet moth can lay approximately 200 eggs in her lifetime. As the eggs hatch, they use your carpet as a readily available food source.
This causes ‘bald’ patches in the carpet, unfortunately, by the time you notice this, the infestation may be extensive.
Patching and repair may be possible, however regular vacuuming in the corners of your room is an effective physical barrier.
If you find the moths then professional treatment and carpet cleaning using hot water extraction have shown to be effective management strategies.
Identification of the ant species is important. Each type of ant, has different habitat and movement patterns.
Prevention can be the key to minimising the spread of ants in your home.
- covering foods
- not leaving pet food out over night are both steps in the right direction.
However ants thrive in our hot, wet climate and like many of the pests which inhabit S.E.Qld, professional management is recommended.
Training and Accreditation
Pest Management is highly regulated in Queensland.
Your Jones & Co Restoration Pest Management technician is fully trained, registered and licenced with Queensland Health.