Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Pest Control - Rodent Helpful Hints

Pest Control - Rodent Helpful Hints

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  • Some properties are invaded in autumn every year as rats and mice seek shelter in cooler weather.  Others may be invaded when nearby areas are developed.  If you are aware of a potential influx, contact your Pest Manager to introduce a programme before the event.
  • Pet food is a major attraction for rodents.  Ensure that all pet food is never left outside overnight and by storing in metal containers.
  • The house should be inspected for potential entry points, concentrating on gaps in the wall, such as weep holes, doors and windows and penetrations for plumbing and electrical services.
  • Trim all tree branches away from the house.  Remove ivy and trellises from walls.
  • Do not store timber or debris adjacent to the house.
  • Repair leaky taps and remove other water sources.
  • Rodents develop territories and have a social hierarchy.  Not all will have equal access to baits.  The most dominant and aggressive individuals tend to be the oldest and largest male members of the colony.  Treatment programmes must be designed to control the colony, rather than a few individuals.
  • An adult house mouse produces 50 to 100 droppings and up to 3,000 micro-droplets of urine per day, a rat about 40 to 50 droppings per day or 15,000 droppings and 15 litres of urine per year.
  • Rodents may die in inaccessible places such as wall cavities.  Odours from dead mice are seldom a problem but rats, because of their larger body weight may cause a problem.  Your Pest Manager may be able to find and remove the carcass or apply odour absorbing products.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Australian Redback Spider

The Redback Spider


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The Redback Spider favours proximity to human habitation, with webs being built in dry, sheltered sites, such as among rocks, in logs, shrubs, junk-piles, sheds, or toilets. Redback Spiders are less common in winter months. They are not found inside homes unless they are walked in on persons. This being said, they hide out in the above areas so you still may sight them in the winter months.

The bite:

Only the female bite is dangerous. They can cause serious illness and have caused deaths. However, since Redback Spiders rarely leave their webs, humans are not likely to be bitten unless a body part such as a hand is put directly into the web, and because of their small jaws many bites are ineffective. To avoid the risk of getting bitten at all, call Proven Pest Control.

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It is so important to keep your home tidy. Removing overgrown trees, mowing the lawns, sweeping, hosing, cleaning gutters, rubbish piles, taking clothes off the line once they’re dry etc. If you have garden plants and pots around the outside of your home, ensure they are checked regularly. They have been found in cubby houses and sand pits in the past so checking them before playing is ideal. 

To avoid a bite, call Proven Pest Control for professional and effective advice!

Monday, June 15, 2020

7 Pest Control Ideas to Help keep your home Pest Free

Pest Control

Pest can be a thorn in the flesh most of time, they can destroy things beyond our wildest imaginations, this article will provide you 7 ideas to help keep your home pest free.

1. Get rid of their food

Pest Control Parramatta keep food set aside in covered packages or the fridge ; get rid of particles , crumbs & grease particularly from cracks & crevices. Do not forget pet food left behind or uncovered bags left in the laundry room or perhaps garage. For a consistent pet food infestation put pet food bowl in a bigger shallow pan fill up with water to set up a natural barrier. Getting rid of as much as possible cuts off the pest's food source.

2. Get rid of their water

 Look for areas of too much moisture like under sinks, shower/bath areas, hot water heaters, over-irrigating at external perimeter, & air-conditioning units re-direct or eliminate to get rid of pest's water source. Gutters holding decomposing organic leaf matter ought to be cleaned on a regular basis.

3. Get rid of their homes 

Pest Control KellyvilleInspect storage areas at interior & exterior & either place away from the structure such as firewood or place in plastic airtight bins to get rid of pest's harborage areas. Keep this in mind includes the garage & attic particularly if cardboard storage boxes are being used. Plastic is advisable as cardboard is the perfect home because it can be a food source & a "nursery" for pests.

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4. Get rid of branches & tidy plants too close to structure

Keep trimmed approximately 2 feet away to minimize easy traveling from plant/tree to structure entry points.

5. Get rid of entrance points.

Inspect structure exterior & close up noticeable entry points around electrical conduits, pipes, windows & doors . Foam sealant in a can is a quick as well as affordable fix. Weather stripping at windows & doors would not only keep out pests but enhance energy efficiency.

6. Get rid of over the counter pesticides when you are not getting results

Pest Control Bella VistaUse pesticides with care - know how they work & why. Understand how to use them & what pests they have an effect on. Inadequate use of pesticide is not only a waste of money but an environmental hazard for yourself & pets. It is very important understand how to make use of the pesticide, where it can be applied, just how much & how frequently to use it. Over application is just as bad as under application. Using the wrong products at the wrong areas will simply cause the pests to spread & increase in numbers.

7. Get rid of unlicensed applicator's who are "doing it on the side" the liability is unquestionably not worth the savings if any. 

Pest Control KellyvilleThe consumer has no option - what if the applicator is hurt within your property? What if misapplication of pesticide leads to injury/damage to you or your neighbors or pets? Or even more severe yet is using pesticide you cannot see incorrectly in your home? An authorized, insured & bonded state controlled Pest Management provider must comply with thorough requirements to get & preserve their licenses. This is to safeguard the consumer. Know your pest control provider & make sure they are genuinely state licensed & covered by insurance. Check if they are part of industry related organizations & consumer protection organizations like the Better Business Bureau.

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