How much does it cost?
There are many factors which contribute to the actual costing of a pest treatment. These are:
Type of Pest – (hyperlink to pest page)
Infestation Size – this is in direct relation to the size of the property/house/commercial building and treatment that is required to control the infestation i.e. the cost of controlling a large food warehouse for German cockroaches (Blattodea Germanica sp.) compared to an annual general pest control treatment on an average residential property, will be considerably different due to size, time and product used. For a more detailed estimate click here (hyperlink to contact us page) now and one of our professional technicians will happily provide a more detailed quote at no cost!
Treatments – Certain types of pests do require multiple treatments in order to gain successful control of the pest problem! This is something to be discussed with our professional technician when you book a no cost quote with us! (hyperlink to contact us page)
Are Pest Control Treatments safe around my family and pets?
Absolutely! We only use the latest and safest, fully tested approved products around your family and pets. The treatment products that we use around your home, are also used in hospitals, child care centers, food manufacturing warehouses and schools. Material safety data sheets (MSD) are freely available upon request. However, if you are still concerned about you and your family’s safety (i.e. pregnant women, asthmatics or specific allergy prone persons) we will work with you to design a treatment procedure to be applied whilst the property is vacant.
Do I need to cover my fish tank?
For the safety of your prized fish aquarium, we do suggest that the top of the tank is covered with a covering during the treatment process.
What about my pet’s water and food bowls?
It is suggested that your pet’s food and water bowls be simply emptied and turned upside down during the treatment. Something our professional technicians will see too if it slips your mind.
Do I need to remove my pets from the property during treatment?
We ask that all pets are suitably supervised or controlled during the treatment process as this elevates the risk to our technicians and your pets.
What do I need to prepare my property for treatments? i.e. empty my cupboards or move anything?
Generally, no, using the latest technologies available within the Pest Control Industry nothing needs to be moved prior to the pest treatments. We use the right equipment and best methods to work around everything in your property. For treatment to wet areas i.e. kitchen, bathrooms and laundry, we use the latest gel technology which is discretely placed within cupboards and around pest hot spots.
Is there any visible residue after a pest treatment?
No, as we only use water based products that do not stain. However, there will be a light mist residue at the time of the treatment that will dry and leave and invisible treated area.
Do the products leave an odor in the house?
Generally, no, however some highly sensitive clients have noticed that there is a very slight odor at the time of application, although it fades very quickly.
I’ve had a pest treatment done but now there are dead bugs all through my house?
Excellent! This means that the treatment procedures carried out at your property is proving to be highly successful.
What if I see a pest after the treatment to my property?
The treatment procedures carried out at your property will see a marked reduction in the level of pest’s active within your property. However, total control may take several days to weeks. It is very common for pests to be more visual in the days following a treatment due to the pests coming in to contact with the treated areas. i.e. Cockroaches coming in to contact with gel technology and baits, that are designed to encourage movement towards the gel or bait that will result in extermination.
What is the difference between Termites and White Ants?
Termites are often referred to as White Ants resulting in confusion when in actuality they are the same pest. The worker Termite is white in appearance and both Termites and Ants are insects – these are the only similarities.
How do I know if I have Termites in my house?
Subterranean Termites are rarely if ever seen out in the open which is why it makes it so hard for the home owner to detect until it is too late. Although Termites are hard to spot out in the open, there are signs you can see within your home that an infestation is present. Some common signs of Termite damage are:
Your vacuum head goes through the skirting board
Finger pokes through the door jamb
Doors and windows won’t close
Doors and windows literally fall out of there surrounds
Dark mud like material appearing around door jambs, window surrounds, skirting boards
Large mud like tubing in subfloors and roof voids
When Termites enter your home, and start to consume the timber, they eat from the inside out, leaving a thin wavy type veneer of the timber or external paint. This then results with the loss of the timbers integrity and ability to retain its original shape and form. If you have noticed any of the above signs, stay calm, do not disturb the workings and contact us now (hyperlink to contact us page here) One of our professional technicians will happily come out and provide a detailed treatment plan specially designed for your individual needs at no cost!
How often should I have my house inspected for Termites?
The Australian Standards A.S.3660 strongly recommends that a thorough termite inspection of all buildings and surrounds including all accessible timbers within the crawl space of any sub floors, roof voids, interior, exterior areas, garden landscaping, fences and other timber structures, including trees on the premises, be carried out at intervals not exceeding 12 months. These inspections are to be carried out by fully insured and accredited inspector conversant in the Australian Standards A.S.3660.2 and Australian Standards 4349.3
Is Termite Damage covered under Home and Contents Insurance?
No, unfortunately Homeowner Insurance is designed to only cover risks and accidental damage that occurs suddenly. Termites are not considered a sudden phenomenon and the cost to remove Termites and repair damage caused is generally not covered by your Homeowners Insurance. That is why is it so important for annual Subterranean Termite inspections. Have you had you booked your annual inspection? (hyperlink to contact us page)
Is having Termites really a problem?
Termites are responsible for over an estimated $100Million of damage to homes annually. Which as states above, is not usually covered by Homeowners Insurance. Termites are an enormous problem and if left untreated, can cause irreparable damage within 12 months of attacking a home. Termites cause more damage to homes in Australia than fire, floods, storms and tempest, combined. There is a better than 80% chance that your home is within 25 meters of an active, aggressive Termite colony.
Why should I have a Termite Inspection performed by a Registered Pest Controller?
To the untrained eye, Termites are very easy to miss and even signs are not always identified until it is too late. Professional technicians are highly trained in Termite detection and identification procedures as per the A.S.3660. Our technicians are all approved and accredited professional with the latest technology available in the Pest Control Industry, therefore the technicians are more likely to detect early stages of Termite damage before your home if irreparable. Book your professional termite inspection today! (hyperlink to contact us page)
My house has just been swarmed by flying ants. Are they flying ants or Termites (Alates)?
As the below diagram illustrates, the differences between Ants and Alates, are distinct and easily identifiable. If through this diagram, you can identify that your concerns are in fact Alates, flying/swarming Termites are signs that your house is in close proximity to a large, well established Termite nest. If you have found Alates or are unsure if they are Alates, please do not hesitate to contact us (hyperlink contact us page) and one of our professional technicians are more than happy to be of assistant.