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Pests and Pest Control

The Ultimate Guide

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The sunny climate with mild winters and warm summers of Sydney makes it perfect for the residents and tourists alike to make the most of the outdoors. However, it is also ideal for a wide variety of pests such as cockroaches, spiders, and rodents ranging from annoying to downright hazardous to live in the comfort of your home. Not only unsightly to have a pest control problem, but they are also causing damage to your home from the inside out. That is why it is a must to keep them away! 

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We understand that your house is an investment, and you want to protect it. It is your home. That is where you spend time with your loved ones and all the people who mean the most to you. Hiring a pest control company like Sydney Pest Control Experts, who offer top-quality service, is the most effective way to fight and terminate any pest in your home or business. No matter the size of the issue, or premises, rest assured that you will get the most out of your money spent on our pest control services. We have serviced homes, cafes, offices, clubs, childcare centres, you name it!

In this Pests and Pest Control: The Ultimate Guide, we will be sharing relevant information about the various types of pests commonly found in Sydney and some pest control tips and tricks. Keep reading!

Common Types of Pests

1. Ants

Ants are considered as the universal annoyance and one of the most invasive pests in the whole world. Fire ants and carpenter ants are the most common ant types that can cause problems in Sydney. It can damage homes and sting people, especially as the temperature rises and the rains are heavier.

 

Fire ants are aggressive and extremely dangerous to people, livestock, and pets. Fire ant bites, in particular, leave a painful sensation that results in nasty-looking pustules. They are also one of their species that can cause anaphylactic shock, which tends to be dangerous to children and people with insect allergies.

 

On the other hand, carpenter ants are polymorphic. They can come in a variety of sizes. They are classified into three classes with different job functions: The largest ones are called the major workers. It contains most of the large soldier ants, while media and minor carpenter ants are mid and small in size. Their jobs are to construct colonies and gather food.

2. Bed Bugs

Ants are considered as the universal annoyance and one of the most invasive pests in the whole world. Fire ants and carpenter ants are the most common ant types that can cause problems in Sydney. It can damage homes and sting people, especially as the temperature rises and the rains are heavier.

 

Fire ants are aggressive and extremely dangerous to people, livestock, and pets. Fire ant bites, in particular, leave a painful sensation that results in nasty-looking pustules. They are also one of their species that can cause anaphylactic shock, which tends to be dangerous to children and people with insect allergies.

 

On the other hand, carpenter ants are polymorphic. They can come in a variety of sizes. They are classified into three classes with different job functions: The largest ones are called the major workers. It contains most of the large soldier ants, while media and minor carpenter ants are mid and small in size. Their jobs are to construct colonies and gather food.

3. Cockroaches

Cockroaches spread bacteria, including e. Coli and salmonella. They contaminate food, aggravate allergies and asthma attacks, and more. Most people who come in contact with cockroach droppings or shredded body parts develop an allergy to the cockroaches.

 

Common types of cockroaches in Sydney are the German cockroach, Australian cockroach, and American cockroach. German cockroaches prefer to live on the grounds of grocery stores, apartments, houses and food markets, hotels, hospitals, and other facilities. Australian cockroaches are larger in shape, comparable to the American cockroach. Its wings span cover is 3-cm to 3.5-cm long. On the other hand, there is a disturbing scent of American cockroaches that can destroy wallpaper, clothes, books, and taint food.

4. Rodents

Rats and mice carry numerous dangerous diseases. These diseases include: direct transmit of hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever, plague, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. To add, rodents chew about anything, and that includes the wiring in your homes and cars. Common types of rodents are deer mice, house mice, and roof rats.

 

To keep rodents from getting into your home, you have to keep your screens in good condition and place it over vents and chimney openings. Keep also in mind to dispose of your garbage regularly and store your food in airtight containers.

5. Termites

When you say termites, there can be a lot of them. There are about 2,800 different termite species with 185 of them considered pests. These include the Coptotermes Acinaciformis, Subterranean, and Formosan termites.

 

Coptotermes Acinaciformis is highly destructive and commonly builds a communal nest. Subterranean termites can have millions of members, and they are often in warmer climates. Formosan termites, on the other hand, are exceptionally destructive.

 

Signs of a termite infestation include the following: shed wings, tiny fish scales looking, small droppings piles, mud tunnels coming up from the ground, most especially ones that reappear if you decide to destroy them. Look also for holes in wood, whether in your home’s structure or furniture.

 

If you suspect that you have a termite control problem, consider having it checked with pest control experts. Here’s more information about termite control.

Sydney Pest Control Experts

If you need pest control services this 2021, here are several reasons why you should hire us:

 

  • We’ve got two decades of experience in pest control and making the lives of our customers and communities better.

  • Well-versed and equipped in our pests. 

  • We are here to give you peace of mind, keeping all those nasties away. We are here for you. 

  • All the solutions and systems we use, are safe for kids and pets. That's our priority.

  • We always strive to find new and reliable systems through innovation. 

  • We use the best products and systems to ensure we are ahead of the game.

  • We put you, your family, your pets, your people, and the environment first and aim to eliminate your pest problem with the least possible impact on you. 

  • We support best practice procedures and ensure all staff practice these on a daily basis that also covers Health and Safety.

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So, if you have a pest problem,

contact us online or call 1300 881 010!