RAT AND MICE PEST CONTROL – Canberra

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Hearing scratching or gnawing at night in your roof? Many people will ignore and put up with a little occasional scratching and a little bit of scurrying around and just hope that the noise will just go away.

Sometimes it does and whatever found its way into your roof or wall cavities has found the way out. BUT the person that is forgiving for one nights lost sleep is not so forgiving for several nights of sleep that is interrupted.

We get called for people thinking the noise is coming from possums but on identifying the droppings we can confirm that in some cases its bush rats and I can let you know that they will be putting down roots to make your roof their new home where they will raise their babies and then you WILL have a problem.

Call Bob 0407 065 413

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Why DIY Pest Control Treatments Do NOT Work…

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Hands up those people that drown a cockroach or spider?
That is what usually happens that people will go out and buy treatments off the shelf and don’t read the instructions and give it a little more, just to be sure that they are dead!

If you are nodding as your reading this you are not alone many people do this. This sort of treatment is ineffective as the pests over time have become immune to the chemical or baits and you find that you need to use more chemical to treat the problem with any off the shelf products.

BUT you do this not knowing if this is dangerous practice to you your family or pets thinking by giving an extra spray it is more effective WRONG! Doing DIY can be harmful especially using too much of the product.

What you will find is the pest returns anyway

A1 Pest Control Canberra is fully licensed and keeps up to date with the latest technology and treatments for all pests ensuring our treatments we use is low to non toxic, environmentally friendly treatments which is safe & effective to use around your family and pets.

Call Bob today get a general pest treatment to keep your property pest FREE 0407 065 413

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POSSUM REMOVAL A1 PEST CONTROL CANBERRA

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Colder weather brings many pests indoors and literally we make it easy for possums especially by giving them access through vines that grow up on the house or trellis that is too close to the roof. From there its easy access through a loose or broken tile into your roof void.

Here the possums will be able to sleep during the day and then leave to search for food during the night. This may seem to be harmless activity until they start breeding, fighting and chasing each other. Possums travel in pairs and mate for life.

To the unsuspecting home owner this disrupts sleep and from the owners bed it sounds like they are running with army boots on!

We are registered with TAMS to be able to trap and release possums, we can point out where the possums are gaining entry and advise the home owner to trim back trees, fix tiles or air conditioning ducts that have not been sealed correctly.

Another pest that gains access in a similar way is bush rats and sometimes we find through investigating droppings its NOT a possum but rats. We can then bait the rats and that should end your sleepless nights.

Please call Bob 0407 065 413 your pest control experts.
Email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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PEST CONTROL TIPS FOR LANDLORDS

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Being a landlord is rewarding as property values increase around Canberra and I know that many landlords depend on feedback from property managers to make them aware of any pending maintenance issues..

PEST CONTROL definitely comes under the maintenance banner as having regular general inspections will protect your property against infestations by general pests or from causing property damage from termites.

TAX ADVANTAGES TO THE LANDLORD

Getting near the end of the financial year is a great time to book in any general pest control, termite inspection or termite barriers if termites are found. Its a claimable expense for investment properties.

WHAT PEST CONTROL IS POSSIBLE THIS TIME OF YEAR?

– termite inspection either visual or thermal imaging
– chemical termite barriers if termites are found
– general pest all the creepy crawlies, cockroach, spiders etc
– mice/rat baiting this time of year they head indoors
– possum removals are one of our biggest call outs this time of
year.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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Canberra Pest Control Termite Inspections & Barriers

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Everyone has heard that a man’s home is his castle right?
What about if the castle comes under attack silently without you even suspecting there was a problem!

Canberra does not get the name bush capital for nothing its surrounded by bush termites favourite food but as Canberra expands the trees are cleared for housing the termites go looking for more wood yes your castle!

PREVENTION IS CHEAPER THAN CURE!

An annual inspection is what is needed to inspect your property in either 2 ways:
– visual inspection – looks for evidence that they are already there by tapping and using a moisture guage
– thermal image inspection – finds termites BEFORE they do damage uncovering termite movement, moisture, body heat & underlying house faults eg leaking behind walls etc

IF WE FIND TERMITES HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS

Discuss and show you where the termites are and what process
is needed to combat the problem and cost involved.
– we then chase the termites out so they travel back to the
nest to kill the other termites
– we install chemical termite barrier which has 8 yrs 2M dollar assurance that the termites are gone for good.

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EASTER PEST PEST CONTROL IN CANBERRA

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As the weather cools and Easter is around the corner and the kids are due to be on holidays this is what we have found that generally happens in Canberra we get 2 types of pests predominately over this time which I will explain below.

RATS/MICE

Homeowners that live in close proximity to schools the rodents when the kids are on holidays and no longer throwing their food scraps on the ground the rodents venture to your home looking for a free feed and to also to shelter from the weather.

This will also be a pest in the newer suburbs as the grounds have been cleared to make way for housing and the rodents again look for somewhere to live and feed.

POSSUMS

Possums can be a problem all year round but this time of year they go and seek under the cloak of night a broken roof tile or entry to your home usually through your roof through unsealed air-conditioner unit to also shelter but they are looking for somewhere to nest in the coming months.

Another fact is that possums travel with their mate. There is never just one possum caught its always two.

Call Bob today…0407 065 413

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Tis the season… for European wasps and bed bugs

It’s that time of year again.

The sun is shining and the weather is warming, and if you haven’t seen them already, it won’t be long before you’re swatting flies, running from wasps, screaming at cockroaches and spiders, and hearing the familiar scratching of possums (or mice) in the roof.

Husband and wife team Jenny Jordan and Bob Waters, who have run A1 Pest Control Canberra for the past five years, understand what it’s like. They’ve seen every creepy crawly in the book, and their phones ring off the hook in the spring and summer months.

“At this time of year you’ll want to be on the lookout for mice, cockroaches and European wasps,” says Jenny. “European wasps are a growing concern in Canberra. They build their nests underground or in trees, at the entrances to houses and even inside walls. And when they sting you, they don’t die. They go back and tell the nest they’re under attack and then come after you. They’ve evolved, so traditional methods of hitting them with boiling water or a can of bug spray doesn’t really help. Off-the-shelf just isn’t strong enough. Stay right away and call a licensed pest control specialist.”

Another pest to be wary of this season is bed bugs. Jenny warns that when you head out on holidays or stay in a hotel, bed bugs can ride on your luggage all the way home and then infest your house.

“Once they’re inside your house,” she says, “they’re really hard to get rid of. They hide in the cracks of walls, in the ceiling, on curtains and in your mattress. They anaesthetise the area where they will bite, so you don’t feel them biting you. The only way you might know they are there is the tell-tale spots of blood on the sheets or raised bites on your body. Eradicating them requires more than treating one room – they just move to another room. You have to treat the whole house.”

Bed bugs and European wasps are just two types of creepy crawlies that Jenny and Bob have been treating for years.

They started A1 Pest Control Canberra together after Bob, an ex-security guard, had a terrible motorbike accident in 2009. He came into contact with a car and spent six months in hospital recovering. Once back at home, unable to return to his security job and sick of watching Days of Our Lives, Bob took stock of his life and decided to embark on a new challenge.

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Jenny’s brother, a successful pest control expert for over 35 years, suggested that Jenny and Bob could do very well with a pest control business in Canberra. He was right, and after beginning the accreditation process and registering A1 Pest Control Canberra, Jenny (who has a marketing background) was already fielding new client calls.

“I attribute much of our fast-tracked success to the insights we were able to glean from my brother. He had amazing tips and tricks to share that essentially helped us become fantastic pest controllers in a very short amount of time.”

Bob is now fully accredited, licensed and insured, and has come to love the pest control business. “There is never a dull moment,” he says. “Every property is different, and clients are often astounded by what I find lurking in the walls, under the house and in the roof cavities. It’s always very diverse, and I love helping people feel comfortable and safe in their own homes. I guess that stems from my background in security.”

Their clients include a long list of happy (pest free) home owners, new home buyers, renters, property investors, builders, real estate agents, schools and government agencies.

Jenny and Bob pride themselves on using family, pet and environmentally friendly chemicals, and have recently introduced thermal imaging technology to help with their initial pest investigations.

“Thermal imaging is amazing,” says Jenny. “It basically allows us to see through the whole house with the click of a button. Traditionally you would walk through the house and look for signs of infestation, tap walls and rely on your senses and experience. Now we have science to confirm everything.

Thermal imaging allows us to detect the body heat, movement and moisture of pests like termites anywhere in the house. And while we’re at it we often pick up issues with plumbing or maintenance and alert the owner. It’s very efficient.”

The company is now fully accredited for thermal imaging, and is also an approved Termidor treatment provider.

If you’re keen to have someone look behind the walls and in the ceiling of your home, or you need termite inspections, termite barriers, or European wasps, mice, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs or any other creepy crawly taken care of, call A1 Pest Control Canberra.

You can contact Bob on 0407 065 413 or visit A1 Pest Control Canberra.

7 Hot Tips for Summer Pests in Canberra

Cover up: Wear shoes and gloves while gardening. Funnelweb, red back and white tail spiders love tunneling in dirt.

Seal food: Cockroaches vomit and excrete into unsealed food in pantries, which once eaten can make you very sick.

Keep it clean: Rats, mice and cockroaches love open food. Try not to leave dishes out overnight or food crumbs on the floor. They’ll smell it and find any way to get in.

Cut grass: Fleas love long grass. Keep grass short to avoid infestations in the house.

Prune trees: Possums and rats climb from tree branches onto roofs. Keep trees cut back.

Rake fruit: Fallen fruit from fruit trees is enticing for pests. Rake it up regularly.

Get regular inspections: Did you know most home insurance policies don’t cover termite damage? Avoid tens of thousands in possible damages by making sure these pests aren’t silently ruining your home.

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5 EASY Proven Tips to Keep PESTS Out Of Your Home TODAY!

Let’s face it pests are the unwanted guests in your home and there is nothing like to see evidence that they have visited you by their droppings to make you squirm at the thought that they are eating and vomiting on your food source.
Pest spread disease and can make you very sick or even become life threatening if you do not get rid of them.

Prevention is always easier than cure so let me share what I know that works is that you need to not tempt the pests in the first place by not giving them a reason to drop by your home in the first place.

Do you remember your mother saying cleanliness is next to Godliness? This really applies also to pest prevention.

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MOST COMMON HOUSEHOLD PESTS

COCKROACHES
Cockroaches rely on water and warmth and this encourages their presence behind freezers, fridges and cookers, where they are often undisturbed.

RODENTS
Rodents spread disease through contamination of food or utensils with rodent faeces or urine. Life threatening diseases such as Salmonella or Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis.

FLEAS
Fleas are a type of wingless parasite found worldwide. They feed off the blood of humans and animals such as dogs and cats. Since fleas use a wide range of hosts, diseases can be transferred from one host to another.

BED BUGS
Are world travelers – returning from an overseas trip you may bring home more souvenirs than you want, but you may not even have to leave home to come across bed bugs you may stay in a hotel that has had a tourist stay in the same room and the bed bugs hide as they wait for the new guests to arrive!

Bed bugs need blood hosts to continue their life cycle and will gorge on your blood at night and you will wake to blood spots on your sheets and may have an allergic reaction to their bites.

TERMITES
Termites do not physically hurt you but they will do structural damage and hurt your hip pocket to replace the beams, doorways and windows that they eat through. Most insurance policies will not cover the damage that they do which could be many thousands of dollars.

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PREVENTION IS EASIER THAN THE CURE

  • Don’t leave dishes on the kitchen bench or in the sink.
  • Empty rubbish bins and store the bins away from the kitchen door, as this is an invite to go inside.
  • Sweep the floors regularly to sweep up traces of food and crumbs.
  • Open packets of anything will attract pests; keep open foodstuffs in a glass jar preferably with a lid. All contents of opened packets are an invite to rodents who will gnaw at the packet or the cockroach can make their way in packets that are just folded over.
  • Get leaky taps fixed, as this is the water source for the pest; leave a plug in sinks to stop entry via drains.
  • Plug holes with steel wool to deter rodent entry


UNWANTED GUESTS AT YOUR HOME?

One of the most worrying things with pests is that normally you will not see them as they come out to eat while you’re asleep and the house is quiet. If you are seeing either cockroaches or mice during the day you have a plague, which is a lot harder to treat and to break their breeding cycles – you will need a fully licensed Pest Control professional immediately.

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Giveaway clues that you have pests:

  • Look for droppings near appliances as pests like warm areas to congregate to eat and breed.
  • Cockroach pupae in food areas or look for empty casings, which means they have hatched, and you will have a bigger problem.
  • If you are waking up itchy with blood spots on your sheets and have red bites this could either mean you have bed bugs or fleas as both need blood hosts (you) to continue their life cycle.
  • Saw dust on the floorboards or dropping near a hole or crevice big enough for a mouse to get in and out.
  • Touching windows and or door frames you find that they have been eaten out and are now hollow.
  • Fine dust appears on the floor boards could indicate termites or borers.

5 EASY Proven Tips to Keep PESTS Out Of Your Home TODAY!

  1. Cleanliness is the key here keep the food sources kept away and washed up and or kept in the dishwasher. Empty garbage bins regularly and don’t have bins close to the kitchen door.
  2. Keep foodstuffs in pantries in sealed containers.
  3. Look for new access areas by give away signs
  4. Identify pests quickly and remember if you are seeing cockroaches or mice during the day you have a BIG problem too big for you to treat on your own you need professional pest control help ASAP.
  5. If you have had installed air conditioning installed checked that around the piping that has been sealed, as this is a common entry point for rodents. Stuff steel wool into the hole to deter entry.

WHEN TO CALL IN A PEST CONTROL PROFESSIONAL.

Following the many tips given above will help keep your home pest free but if you are not winning the war against the pests mentioned and due to their quick breeding cycles it does not take long to have an out of control situation. If the problem is not going away:

Call Bob on 0407 065 413A1 Pest Control Canberra

He can give you safe family and pet friendly treatments that are effective and long lasting.

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GET RID OF POSSUMS OR RATS YOUR ROOF

Spring is the time that you may get possums in your roof they return to where the source is and use the space to shelter and raise their young.

While it may not cause too much trouble with just a few in the roof it may will cause you many sleepless nights when the whole family start fighting or mating.

Also with all of the building that is now happening in Canberra there are many times when builders seal the entry not knowing that there is a possum in the roof and its not too long that the possum die and the smell becomes unbearable.

We have had clients and this isn’t pleasant where maggots drop from the light fittings where the possum has died.

WHAT TO DO WHEN A POSSUM DIES IN YOUR ROOF

Only yesterday (Sunday) Bob took a call from a home owner where it was a slight smell then the smell got increasingly worse as the body of the possum decayed.

We can also get this happening when people throw baits in the roof when they think that it will kill the rodent and it does but they can not escape and die.

1) Ring Bob 0407 065 413
2) The team will remove the dead possum/rat
3) Put an odour bag up that will absorb the smell NOT mask it.

Problem solved!

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AT HOME TIPS ON PEST CONTROL

At A1 Pest Control Canberra, we help keep your family, home and business safe from pests. Our professionally trained staff are always on hand to help answer your pest problems no matter the pest problem is we have the solution! However, you too can play a part in helping to protect your property from unwanted pests. Here are some simple tips and tricks for easy pest prevention.

  1. Try pest prevention first.

Keep your place spick and span! You might think that is an obvious tip for keeping your home pest free, but it’s with the simplest jobs that we can be most careless! Here are some ways to keep your place pest free.

  • Remove sources of food, water and shelter.
  • Store food in sealed plastic or glass containers. Garbage containing food scraps should be placed in tightly covered trash cans. Remove garbage regularly from your home.
  • Fix leaky plumbing and don’t let water accumulate anywhere in the home. Don’t let water collect in trays under your houseplants or refrigerator. Don’t leave pet food and water out overnight.
  • Clutter provides places for pests to breed and hide and makes it hard to get rid of them. Get rid of things like stacks of newspapers, magazines, or cardboard.
  • Close off places where pests can enter and hide. For example, caulk cracks and crevices around cabinets or baseboards. Use steel wool to fill spaces around pipes.
  • Cover any holes with wire mesh.
  • Learn about the pests you have and options to control them.
  • Check for pests in packages or boxes before carrying them inside.

Maintain your home. Keeping your home in good condition is important for a safe and healthy environment for your family. It also makes your house more welcoming for you and your family and less inviting for pests!

  • Seal up the house – all cracks, windows, floors and doors
  • Regularly check roofing and walls for any signs of decay – anything that could become a potential home for pests – Mow lawns and trim plants regularly
  • Avoid any buildup of clutter both inside and outside the home – keep a good distance between any wood piles, compost bins, etc. and your home

Don’t use outdoor chemicals indoors. Many chemicals intended for use outdoors are dangerous to use indoors because they will remain toxic longer inside than they would outdoors.

Don’t assume that twice as much is better. Always read and follow label directions.

Don’t transfer pesticides to other containers. Store pesticides in their original containers. Only mix as much as you are going to use at one time if the pesticide must be mixed with water. And most importantly, don’t use empty pesticide containers to store anything else.

This may result to confusion and eventually can lead to poisoning. Learning about the pests you have and options that are available to control specific pests is also helpful to pest control within your home or business.

There are many preventative measures you can take but sometimes this is not enough call
Bob 0407 065 413 or email info@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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NATURAL HOME REMEDIES TO KEEP PESTS OUT

While you might enjoy going out and traveling to places, it is an undeniable fact that pests are trying to get in. They’re not all trying to grab a snack from your kitchen, many emerge from winter hiding once temperatures rise and begin looking for food and water.
How do you keep the pests at bay?

Here are some natural remedies to keep pests away from your property:

Ants- Ants are one of the most frequent home invaders and one of the easiest to deal with in a sweet-smelling, natural way. You can also cut cucumber in small slices and place them on the likely entry point of ants in your kitchen. Bitter cucumber slices works better. If you don’t have the above-mentioned remedies, soap water spray works good against ants.

Mosquitoes- If you want a mosquito-free surrounding, you can consider lemon. Lemon grass, lemon-scented Pelargoniums (commonly sold as scented geraniums) and lemon balm are some of the ones you can keep in pots or in the garden. Lemon balm is a mint and like all mints, you’ll never have to think about it again after planting except maybe to cut it back to keep it under control. Speaking of mint, rubbing it on your skin is also an effective way to repel biting bugs.

Furthermore, it is very necessary to keep your surroundings airy and clean, take concrete measures to remove standing water sources where , mosquitoes might nest in.

Flies- The best way to keep away flies is to keep your house and surroundings clean and neat. In both kitchen and bathroom keep the drains free and clean of debris. Small sachets of mint leaves in crushed form can be placed around the home to restrict flies entering your house.

Cockroaches- We use many products available in the market to keep away roaches. The best way to keep them out of your kitchen is to keep your kitchen clean and very neat. Soap solution spray can instantly kill cockroaches if sprayed directly.

In both kitchen and bathroom keep the drains free and clean of debris. And make sure your garbage cans and compost bin lids are fit securely not only to keep insects away but four-legged pests.

However, if the pests get out of hand, it is just appropriate to admit that you need the help of experts in removing them from your property. Call Bob on 0407 065 413 for all of your pest concerns TODAY. Or go to our site A1 Pest Control Canberra for further information and education.

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6 EASY STEPS ON PEST CONTROL

There is no denying that pest control plays an important part in the health, wellbeing and protection of your family against disease spreading cockroaches, rodents and annoying ants, flies, wasps, moths and other creepy crawly pests!

Your first impulse might be to rush to the nearest store and buy a can of some sort of pest spray that you see on supermarket shelves but so many of those store-bought insect repellents contain ingredients that are can be harmful to family and pets as seldom either do not follow the instructions and use spray than is required or reapply the spray which can even be more dangerous. There are better ways to keep the pests outside without endangering your health of your family or pests.

  1. Keep your eyes peeled

Your best defence is prevention and that means keeping dishes in the dishwasher or washed up not leaving them out on the sink overnight. Wipe down bottles after use and  look for tell tale signs that show you that they are around.

  1. Even your landscaping can be problematic

Try keeping shrubs and branches well groomed away from your walls, so pests don’t make the natural transition from their home to yours. Anything that connects your property to the great outdoors can be a trouble spot. Windows, vents, pipes, chimneys, and roof tiles are just some of the spots pests will sneak through to gain entry. If you find open spaces near vents or pipes, use caulk to fill small cracks or steel wool for larger gaps.

  1. Stay dry

Water is doubly dangerous for encouraging pests. Wet areas serve as both breeding ground and drinking fountain. Places in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry can be damp. If you find excessive moisture in these areas, consider fixing the problem immediately by calling a plumber or add further ventilation.

  1. Cleanliness is the key

Keeping your home clean is the best way to keep pests away, especially the kitchen where crumbs and other potential treats summon the hungry pest. And on days you don’t feel like tossing the trash, make sure your bins are covered or even sealed.

  1. Don’t make your house a bug buffet

How do you get rid of an unwanted human house guest? Make your home as inhospitable as possible when you put the snacks away, the party is over. Pests are no different they came to eat, so keep food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator. Fresh fruits might make a nice table centerpiece, but pests are attracted to your fruit.

  1. Know when your enemy has you beaten

You did all you could, but not every pest problem can be solved with a dash of chili powder. For instance, getting lots of itchy bites in bed? Bed bugs. Could be trouble.

Termites also call for the services of a professional licensed pest control expert as they can do extensive damage that is NOT covered by insurance. One of the many visual signs is If you find piles of discarded wings or piles of “frass” (a.k.a., termite droppings), these are sure signs you have a problem. The trouble with termites is that by the time you see termite evidence they have already done damage to fences, beams and window frames etc!

As the saying goes, “Prevention is always better than cure.”
Call Bob at A1 Pest Control Canberra on 0407 065 413

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PEST CONTROL COMPANY

Finding nuisance pests inside or outside your property can be a problem, but choosing the right pest control company doesn’t have to be. Different types of pest require different treatment approaches used to eradicate them, it’s important to choose a reputable, licensed professional pest control company. Below you will find helpful tips to guide you in choosing a pest control company:

  1. Ask whether the pest control company has a license – Before  the contractor starts work ask to see their license or any other kind of certification, which they hold. Also if the company is affiliated with any professional pest control association.

    A1 Pest Control Canberra – is a fully licensed pest control company that meets all licensing requirements for ACT and NSW and is affiliated with International Pest Control Association.
  1. 2. Only hire pest control companies that meet the licensing requirements for your particular state – You should note that licensing requirements do vary from state to state, and some are stricter than others. Hire companies that have experience handling your particular kind of pest problem.
  1. Verify whether the pest control company has any liability insurance – Ask the contractor to show you their liability insurance paperwork. You can be sure that your home will be protected financially if any accident or damages occur if you hire someone with liability insurance.

    A1 Pest Control Company and their employees are fully insured.
  1. 4. When obtaining quotes pest management companies – Compare the prices and services offered by each of the pest control companies in order to determine the value each may be able to provide. If any company offers warranties-ask about particular details like what all are covered under it, steps that are needed to take for keeping the guarantee active or valid.

    Cheap quotes are not necessarily the best value for money as some companies use inferior products which will not eradicate the problem and the pest will return costing you more money. Warranty differs for various pests. A1 Pest Control Canberra has a 2 million dollar warranty on all termite treatments when using Termidor.
  1. Trust your intuition – Look to see if past customers have left reviews if a company representative is making you feel uncomfortable in any way, you probably don’t want the company to service your home. Pest control technicians generally visit your house on a regular basis, so good communication and a sense of comfort are recommended.
  1. Arrange for an inspection – By doing this, you will be able to meet with your service provider in person and discuss how to deal with pests. Look for a company that will offer integrated pest management (IPM) services.

It is still up to you to make the final decision of choosing a professional pest control company that will help educate you and give you both pre and post treatment tips on best pest control practices.

A1 Pest Control Canberra offers you both residential and commercial pest control treatments for all pests. For more details, check out our website http://a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au or call Bob 0407 065 413

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Qualified Pest Control Advice is Gold

Contact Bob 0407 065 413 info@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

The internet today can also be a curse…what do I mean? Ask any person that has self diagnosed their own condition on the internet and was sure that they would be moments from death, disregarding the fact that the diagnosis was general information not the gospel truth.

That is why you go to a doctor that has up to 9 years of study and he will personalize your consultation and give you treatment for your particular case.

Why do I say this? Its because we found live termites that were in the tree and the fences and wanted to treat these areas also place a barrier around the home to protect the home owner.

We were informed that that the neighbour had researched it and said that it was not necessary to put the barrier down.
The home owner said that besides the insurance would cover this
which again is wrong information.

The well meaning neighbour advice is incorrect and the termites once chased out will be home less and the nearest place for them to go would be the home. They are looking for ideal environment which has a water supply in areas such as the bathroom, kitchen or laundry.

What insurance covers is getting damp areas repaired it does NOT cover termite damage. Please check your policies you are gambling with your biggest investment – your home.

Not to add scare tactics in 6-8 months time we have seen repair bills to a home costing upwards of $80,000 as they attack beams, doorway and windows.

Only listen to people that are a Pest Control expert or someone from the CSIRO that has a Entomology degree to give advice, do not rely on people that think they have a solution by looking on the internet as this bad advice will cost you money.

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Best Practice: Pest Inspection Annually

Love when things start warming up I am a little like the pests that we treat I like to stay warm and inside but now getting warmer I am more active.

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Coming into September the pests like European wasps which unlike bees can build their nest underground and undetected for ages and in the warmer months we have had clients that have unearthed the wasps and because unlike bees where they sting once the wasp will sting multiple times and have the rest of the swarm attack too if they come under threat.

Best practice is to do a pest inspection annually where we can look for signs of nests in our routine inspections. The last thing we as a family owned business wants is for your child or animals to find these nests.

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General Pest Control

The first day of August which means spring next month. So over these last couple of months many of the troublesome insects and pests have been either sleeping, mating or both ready to make an appear when the warmer weather.

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European Wasp is a nasty one as the are often mistake for bees but unlike bees who sting and die the European Was can sting many times, and tells others to do the same!

Last year we unearthed a nest underground the size of a soccer ball. But here is the thing do not disturb them or as stated that they will turn on you to protect the colony at all cost. Even through the protect clothing our team wear the wasp can penetrate our gear so never ever go to rid of these pests yourself.

NOW IS THE TIME TO…
– do a general pest control
– check garden beds to see what pests are lurking
– clean up and wipe down pantry cupboard and shelves
– get a termite inspection done – thermal image one is best

Just a few ideas for general maintenance leading into the warmer months that can save you from pests and also save you money.

Call Bob 0407 065 413

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END OF LEASE PEST CONTROL

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When you get to the end of lease agreement there are many things to start to think of and the first thing that comes to mind are all of the things that you need to tick off your to do list.

If you work for defence force or a government department you maybe looking to move interstate or overseas and there has been a lot of planning that takes place with many calls and online searches for another property to rent.

Getting back to your tenancy agreement many landlord now permit you to have pets which is fantastic but written into your lease have stated that when you move out you will need to present them with a paid invoice to get your bond back that you had your rental property properly treated for fleas etc both inside and outside.

This shocks pet owners that scream “my dog/cat does not have fleas!” Never the less you will need to get a treatment done and we have made it all so easy for you.

CHECKLIST

– get everything boxed up – yes I hate moving too but it must be done
– get the removalist to move you this sure beats doing this yourself
– get carpets cleaned and must be dry
Call Bob on 0407 065 413 A1 Pest Control Canberra
– we can call in to collect your key from the agent and return it for you. How easy is that for you no back and forth we do all of the leg work.

Many people do not know when to call us in to do our treatment but the above list should help you make your move seamless.

How easy was that all done we can drop the report back to the agent too and now you are on your way to your new property.

Contact Bob today 0407 065 413 for all your pest treatments.

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Canberra, Are Termites in Your Street?

Not running scare tactics but it is good to know that A1 Pest Control Canberra have been in your street treating termite problems. We chase the termites out and then we put in barriers in giving you Termidor 8 year $2M warranty.

The termites are homeless and looking to grow their colony – check below:

STREET NAMES WE HAVE TREATED LATELY?

• Manyard St, Ngunnawal
• Gingana St, Aranda
• Sowden St, McKellar
• Wiltshire St, Dickson
• Carroll St, Hughes
• Tatchell St, Calwell
• Nunan Cres, Oxley
• Traynor St, Melba
• Rusten St, Queanbeyan
• Higgins St, Nicholls
• Cuthbert St, Wanniassa
• Cossington Smith St, Lyneham
• Fitzmaurice St, Kaleen
• Sweet Pl, Chisholm
• Cockrane, Theodore
• Walker Cres, Narrabundah
• Traynor St, Melba

The streets above have called us out to determine if they have termites and all the names listed have had them. We chase them out and they look for new homes sometimes they go to the house next door or a few doors down to make their new home.

Prevention is cheaper than the cure to replace beams and posts!

Whether your living, thinking of buying/selling or renovating a home or commercial property as part of annual maintenance protect your biggest investment with a termite treatments that come with a $2M 8 year warranty.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 or visit our website to read about thermal imaging http://a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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SPIDER PEST CONTROL

Spider Pest Control – Everyone Hates Spiders!

We get calls from all sorts of people that have creepy crawly problems and the one that makes people shudder is spiders.

There was a woman who saw a huge spider on her screen doors back and front that was holding her prisoner!

She was late to work as she had a fear that the spider would jump on her as she went through the door. It does not even help customers when we tell them that the spiders they describe is harmless and it helps to eat mosquitos …they just want them GONE.

Spiderlings are small baby spiders that are airborne and just attach to anywhere they fall mainly outside but can find their way indoors as well.

TOP SPIDER TIP AFTER TREATMENT:

When we come for the general pest treatment or attend spider call outs we will spray our treatment on webs what many people do is take a broom and get the web down this is WRONG.

Leave the web in place 3-4 weeks as other spiders will visit the web and the treatment will kill them as well.

There have been video’s on YouTube of people that are well meaning and get a ladder and container to trap the spider and they think that they will creep up on the spider to catch it – don’t forget many spiders have 6-8 eyes though and can keep an eye on you either through poor sight or vibration.

The video is funny to watch, as the person gets near to the spider container in hand above his head and nearly ready to capture it when the spider jumps on him!

He and the child who is video recording it scream the ladder falls over and no doubt the man may have even hurt himself. Don’t climb ladders or you could get hurt!

Call Bob 0407 065 413 or bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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Termite Winter Pest Control in Canberra

Termite Winter Pest Control in Canberra

Great many people sigh a sigh of relief once summer is over and feel pest control can be put on the back burner but I can tell you pest control is big news and it is not only in summer but all throughout the year also.

Now that the wood is stored stacked up and ready to burn on the cold winters that Canberra has it’s a great time to start looking around your yard to look for tell tale signs that pests have been around. But a hint is that if you are seeing evidence it already spells bad news as that means that termites are active.

It never ceases to amaze Bob that termites when they do a chase out and now the termites are homeless they may go next door or look for a house across the street or 2 doors away to find a new home to unsuspecting property owners.

That huge tree you cut down from your yard that you thought was dying and let a stump remaining ding ding…that is the place that termites want to hand their hat. As the stump will now be open to water and it will start to decay the wood, guess what that is perfect food for termites to next.

Looking around at those ageing garden borders that are holding the garden together half covered over with soil and slowly rotting another perfect place for the termites.

Getting back to the woodpile that has been left outside or stacked up against the house to dry out ready and ready to burn. Take a closer look like the garden borders and trees we talked about here is the wood pile damp from the weather and been resting against the house you have now given any would be termites the red carpet treatment and said “please enter.” Only being funny but this can all happen within months of stacking wood.

Looking for mud tracks though from under or outside the house or leaky pipes that have been undetected now could show tracks leading inside the home.

The damage that termites can do can turn your biggest investment into your biggest nightmare in repair bills.
Its not uncommon to have termites do between $50k-$100K of damage all of this is not covered by your insurance. You can not afford NOT to have an annual termite inspection preferably have a thermal imaging inspection that can see more than the human eye, it can detect movement, heat and moisture.

Call Bob today on 0407 065 413

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Helpful Tips on Pest Control common problems

Helpful Tips on Pest Control common problems

Pest control is something that is done when you have a problem pests and many times prevention is always better than cure. Throughout the article will give you simple hints that will help you do simple things that could save you from having to have pest control companies come and pay you a visit.

Sometime when you have a pest problem, it can be very difficult to return things to normal. You may spend lots of money and time trying to get rid of them. Use the advice given to you to tackle your pest problem before they have taken over.

Simple measures like stuff steel wool into holes that pests could enter through. Although rodents can gnaw through a lot of different materials, they are not strong enough to chew the metal strands from steel wool. Any opening larger than a half inch should be stuffed. These rodents can come through small areas.

Before you purchase a home, have it checked out by A1 Pest Control Canberra, which is a reputable pest control company with many years experience. Bob and his team check certain signals for infestation and they know what species they are looking for and can identify the pest straight away.

Thermal imaging is the best practice when having a professional pest control manager determine whether you have termites, as the instrument can detect body heat, movement and moisture in walls and other places the human eye can not detect.

Storage of your food properly will also help to deter pests. All forms of insects and pests are drawn in by the smell that most foods give away. With this in mind, it only makes sense to eliminate the scent and remove the temptation. It is important not to let your garbage linger in the bin too long. Insects, cockroaches and rodents alike find it hard to resist the smell of garbage.

Struggling with ants?A simple mixture of borax and sugar to eliminate them. Sugar attracts the ants, and the borax kills them. All you need is a cup of both sugar and borax and a jar. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.Warning- keep this mixture away from pets and small children.

When you plant bushes around your house, be sure to leave 1mtr clearance. Many insects will live in the trees and will have easy access to windows, gaps in the roof and doorways. By placing trees within close proximity of the home, you run the risk of these insects or even larger pests like rats and possums invading your home.

Fruit trees in your garden although growing your own fruit is a sense of pride fallen fruit that is not raked up quickly or fruit nearing ready to be picked will attract possums, fruit fly and vermin. The trouble with this it is training the animals to visit for a food source, when the fruit is gone they will then look for entry to your home.

It is obviously easier to gain pests than it is to get rid of them. We hope you have picked up some good information to rid your home of pests.

Please ring Bob on 0407 05 413 for all of your pest problems.

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Dust mite management tips

Dust Mite Management Tips

Many people will benefit from the following dust mite management tips, as there are a number of folk that do suffer from allergies that in some cases can be life threatening such as asthma and other associated breathing problems. Another health problem that can be associated with the mites is eczema.

Although dust mites can cause health issues they don’t bite or transmit disease we do get reports occasionally from homeowners that they are getting bitten but I can assure you that its not the dust mite that is doing the biting.

The common problem with dust mites is the strong allergens in their bodies, secretions, faeces and shed skins. House dust mites are among the most common source of household allergen in Australia, especially in humid hot coastal areas which can cause childhood asthma, eczema, chronic sinusitis and middle ear infections to name but a few.

Dust mite management tips will definitely help:

  • Replace carpet with hard floors
  • Trade curtains for non-fabric blinds
  • Change fabric covered lounge to leather or vinyl

Everyday management: Make conditions less inviting for dust mites by cleaning regularly removing their food source.

  • Remove mold
  • Vacuum regularly also remove the dust bag don’t just leave it in the cleaner &wet dust weekly – this means wipe over all surface areas with a damp cloth
  • Use bed bug protectors over your mattress & pillow protectors
  • Wash soft toys when they are nearly dry pop them into the dryer to kill off any mites
  • Wash bedding weekly – including sleep ware

With the number of helpful tips provided this will help keep your home cleaner and healthier.

A1 Pest Control Canberra regularly updates clients and stocks a full range of bed bug mattress protectors and we can certainly help with further tips to better protect you and your family.

Further advice call Bob 0407 065 413 or email info@needava.com

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Building & Timber Pest Inspections Canberra

Building & Timber Pest Inspection. Currently, the greatest investment you will have is to be purchasing a home of your own. However, it can also be one of the most frightening. There are times when no matter how meticulous we are, our lack of understanding about things would lead us to overlooking important factors such as inspecting a house for underlying structural problems,termites, wood rot, water damage, or poor construction quality, are things you require both a building and pest inspection to give you peace of mind.

Purchasing a property is an emotional decision which can sometimes without the right inspec.ctions could end up costing you many thousands of dollars in pin pointing current and future problems.

Building and Timber Pest Inspections

A1 Pest Control Canberra is the answer to your problems we’re ready to work in  conjunction with our preferred building inspectors to conduct a complete and thorough building and timber pest inspection for you. There are four levels of inspection to choose from, and whichever you pick out, we assure you that your investment will be a safe one.

We guarantee to provide you with:

Building Inspection:

  • an extensive building inspection report that abides by the Australian Standards
  • a list of all problems that were uncovered
  • a compilation of precise photos describing defects
  • a list of recommended actions to help you correct these problems
  • a proposal on which trades are prescribed to do the work

Timber Pest Inspection:

  • Comprehensive onsite inspection following the Australian Standard AS4349.3-2010
  • Pinpointing of any and all timber pests
  • Determining wood rot, fungal decay or any other confirmation of infestation in the area
  • Thorough home inspection which involves roof cavity, subfloor, interior of every room, outside house perimeter, fences, outbuildings and trees
  • Complete, elaborate and easy-to-understand inspection report with colored photos

Building and Timber Pest InspectionsAmong the few pest control companies present in Canberra, A1 Pest Control Canberra is pleased to be in the forefront in providing a highly advanced technology for termite detection which is thermal imaging.

Thermal imaging is currently the most stable and dependable tool for termite detection in the pest control industry, diminishing the chances of having unreliable assumptions for any termite infestation. Our thermal camera registers the heat radiated by the termites,  securing that any termite presence can be detected.

We could assure you that all of our building and timber pest inspection reports are well-written, clear, and easy to read and are ready within 48 hours. A full verbal report will also be given to you before the inspector leaves. For  timber pest inspection inquiries please contact A1 Pest Canberra.

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Mosquito Control in Canberra

(Helps you to get rid from annoying Mosquitoes)

Mosquito Control in Canberra

A1 Pest Control Canberra Offer to Canberrians:

Tired of swatting pesky mosquitoes?  Are your Kids constantly scratching and complaining of bites? Here’s comes now the answer to your problem.

For Mosquito Control in Canberra, have a One Week FREE TRIAL on us and become WORRY-FREE from annoying mosquitoes in your place.

We will personally deliver and set up our one of a kind NON-TOXIC Mozzy Killer that is effective and efficient to use. This has been proven and tested. We offer money-back-guarantee so that you can be assured that this will really work for you!

Mosquito Control in Canberra

All you need do is to pay a small amount on delivery, test it for a week and if you are not completely satisfied, your money will be refunded. This is how confident we are in our product.

Call us now (0407-065-413) while this offer is still available and mention to Bob that you saw this article on our website. Hurry and grab your phone now!

More Information:

Mosquitoes are well known as pests around the world that spread diseases and cause itchiness. Getting rid of mozzies is actually easier than you think; here are some tips to help you keep them away from you and your family or staff. Get Mosquito Control in Canberra NOW!

  • Get rid of any stagnant water sources in your yard(i.e. mosquito breeding grounds include old tyres, driveway puddles, unfiltered fish ponds, empty flowerpots, and any item that can hold water for more than few days).
  • If you have mosquitoes or other stinging insects such as gnats in large numbers, then get rid of it right away.

You need a professional solution that is also completely environmentally friendly about Mosquito Control in Canberra.

Jakmax: The Terminator

JakMax The Terminator


Specifications:
Power Consumption: 28 Watts

Ultra Violet Tube: MT0010 (which is a small tube)

Electric Cord Length: 1.9 meters

Power Supply: 240V

Weight of Unit: 1.75 kilograms

Size: Length – 25.4 centimeters – Width is 30.5 centimeters – Height is 25.4 centimeters

Part Number: MT0005

Our Limited Edition Price:$220 ONLY!

HOW IT WORKS:

(Mosquito Control in Canberra) The Terminator uses UV Light, a Heat generator, constantly flowing CO2 and air suction to trap and lure flying pests.

  • The energy efficient long life UV Tubes (3000 hours approximately) produce an irresistible light source.
  • A large concaved heating surface means the trap flying object is slightly warmed to simulate the temperature of human skin.
  • A reflector and funnel-like structure that has a Titanium Dioxide coating and produces Carbon Dioxide(CO2) to fool biting insects that mammals are breathing air.
  • It has a powerful suction fan which has the ability to draw insects down into the collection chamber with no mess or spills.

MAIN BENEFITS:

• It has a quiet method of operation – there will be no annoying sounds of insects being zapped

  • No stinky smell
  • No insecticides so it’s environmentally friendly with no toxins or pollutants
  • No technical skill or assembly is required making it very convenient to use
  • Completely safe for children and family pets
  • Completely safe both for indoors & outdoor places
  • Very easy to operate – you simply switch it on
  • Very low cost to operate (less than an electric light bulb)
  • Extremely easy to maintain and clean
  • Large area of coverage, around 150 square meters for the average back yard entertaining area
  • It attracts annoying insects either during day or night-time due to advanced CO2 Technology.
  • Keep people safe from diseases like Ross River Fever, Malaria,Dengue and among other related diseases caused by mosquitoes.
  • Hassle-Free Long-Life UV Tubes are used

Stop your Zappin’ and Start a Trappin’

The JAK Max “Terminator” Mozzie Trap controls biting insects such as Mosquitoes, Sand Flies, Midges and etc., for indoors or in outdoor areas.

Its Photocell technology automatically turns it on at night-time so you will always have protection from those pesky flying insect pests. The photocell switch may also be set continuously for whole day (24 hours) usage.

Very Stylish and Elegant looking, it may be placed on tables, or hung up.

With no pesticides or odours it is the perfect ‘family safe’ solution to your flying insect problems.

Call now at 0407-065-413 or email at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you need environmentally friendly mosquito control in your place.
Black Hole Mosquito Trap

  • By cleverly producing CO2 that mimics animals, the Black Hole mozzie are traps and lures all mosquitoes, it can also catch and kill other pesky flying insects like flies and even moths which may be attracted by its black light.
  • Black Hole Mosquito Traps is very safe, effective, environmental-friendly and the best alternative to normal pest treatments. They may be positioned inside or outside of your home, garden, office, swimming pool, barbecue area and among others.
  • The most effective area: sixty-six to one hundred and sixty-five square meters (66 to 165 sq mtr).
  • The light globes can last for over three hundred hours and are available from most lighting shops (easy to find).

The Black Hole is now available in Canberra Metropolitan Area!

We are now offering LIMITED DISCOUNT so better call now and hurry up to order before we run out of stocks.

Talk to us and let us discuss and give you some helpful advice about Mosquito Control in Canberra.

Tel. No.:0407065 413

E-mail: bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

CALL NOW for Mosquito Control in Canberra.

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PEST CONTROL IN CANBERRA: HOW NOT TO INVITE UNWELCOME GUESTS

termite pest control in canberra

Pest Control in Canberra

TERMITES

  • Get rid of wood piles around your house – its like putting a meal out for a hungry cat – Termites LOVE wood!
  • Check leaks and damp areas kitchen & bathroom
  • Check trees either in your yard or if you back onto a reserve
  • Look for mud tunnels under/around the house
  • Look for sawdust on the floor or soft spots around door frame
    skirting boards

Possums pest control in canberraPOSSUMS

  • Trim back trees from around on the house
  • If you are in a new home check for broken tiles
  • Fruit trees rake up fallen fruit and get rid of it
  • If you hear possums and you trap one there is always a
    2nd one!
  • If you have had air conditioning installed check the outside
    unit to ensure its completely sealed

Pest Control in Canberra and Don’t Welcome Unwanted Guest

cockroach pest control in canberraCOCKROACHES

  • Cockroaches only come out at night if you are seeing them during
    day time you have trouble and will be harder to treat you need US
  • Clear all dishes away wash up or in the dishwasher
  • Throw food away if left out overnight as the cockroaches vomit
    and urinate on food – which will make you sick
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness wipes benches down sweep
    floors
  • Place plugs in sinks as they come in through drains along with
    other pests
  • Restaurants need to have pest inspections every 3 months and
    be given a certificate of recommendation.

RodentsRODENTS

  • Basically the same cleaning as with cockroaches if you take
    away their food and water source this will definitely keep the
    chance of mice down
  • Everything in sealed containers in the pantry
  • Garbage bins keep them well away from the back door

We are preferred Pest Control, and End of Lease treatments for:

Blackshaw Realestate agents in Belconnen, Canberra City Woden, Curtin Weston Creen

13 Cosgrove
CURTIN ACT, 2605

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Solutions to your Rodent problem

The Best Solutions to your Rodent problem

Solutions to your Rodent problem

Rodent Problem in Canberra

It has been established that there are more than sixty species of rats in Australia, which occupy a wide range of the habitats across the country. Even though most of these are native species there are two rats (Black Rat and Brown Rat) which were introduced in Australia and have rapidly adjusted to Australian conditions. The Black rat which is the one that is more widespread and abundant is a commensal rodent and is commonly found in disturbed or degraded environments. This is the type of rat that is commonly spotted in cities and towns, and it is the one commonly responsible for the infestation of houses, sheds, warehouses and storage.

It has been established that there are more than sixty species of rats in Australia, which occupy a wide range of the habitats across the country. Even though most of these are native species there are two rats (Black Rat and Brown Rat) which were introduced in Australia and have rapidly adjusted to Australian conditions. The Black rat which is the one that is more widespread and abundant is a commensal rodent and is commonly found in disturbed or degraded environments. This is the type of rat that is commonly spotted in cities and towns, and it is the one commonly responsible for the infestation of houses, sheds, warehouses and storage.

Rodent Problems

A lot of rats are known to primarily feed on seeds, followed by an herbivorous diet. Since rats are generally omnivores, they consume a range of food items depending on the availability. Human activities such as clearing unsuitable habitats and planting cereal and other food crops are some of the factors which normally increase the optimal habitat and food resources for rats. Both the local as well as introduced species of rats are known to breed and spread very quickly. They also commonly infest crops and food storages, and this may lead to huge economic damage. In Australia, the eruptions of rat infestations are normally not very easy to predict and the circumstances leading to infestations of crops are not fully understood. Due to this variability as well as the unpredictable occurrence of infestations, the control rodents can be difficult.

This is why an integrated pest management approach can be the best approach to get rid of rodents effectively. In many cases the very first clue of a serious rodent problem is normally by spotting their droppings on the kitchen counter, in kitchen drawers, cabinets, or the pantry. If one area of your property is infested, it’s normally very likely that the entire neighborhood is infested too. This is one of the reasons why rodents can be very difficult for a homeowner to control. They are usually a community problem. It ca be more effective to get rid of rodents if all the homeowners in a community work together to eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter. Rodents can be very persistent in their efforts to invade the home, but you can deal with them effectively if you know their capabilities.

Best Solution for your Rodent Problem in Canberra

A good professional pest controller will provide you with the best advice and techniques which you can easily implement on your own. Some of the major steps to eradicate rodents include:

  1. Good Sanitation Measures. Always ensure that surfaces in the home are clean so as to avoid rodents being attracted into the space by smells of food.
  2. Rodent Problem Proofing the Home. A good pest control expert can also look at your home for opportunities and rodent proof certain areas that may be not obvious or accessible to the homeowner.
  3. Poisons and Baits. There are cases where the best treatment to the existing populations of rats and mice in your home is through chemical treatments. This is especially when the infestation is very wide spread.

In case you have noticed any signs of rats or mice in your home, do not hesitate to act. At A1 Pest Control we have a great team of well-trained experts who will offer you the best solution for your rodent problem. Our experts will come and insect the extent of the rodent problem infestation in your home. Contact us today and we will act immediately. Contact us if you have Rodent Problem.

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Get Rid of Bed bugs

Get Rid of Bed bugs from your home

Get Rid of Bed bugs at A1 Pest

Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small common parasites that normally feed on human blood. They ge t the flood to sustain them by piercing through the human skin which is mostly at night as people are dead asleep. They however do not live on the human body and they also do burrow into the skin. They are also very mobile insects and hence are able to move from one spot to another but within short distances. For this reason they normally live near their food (blood) sources. The most common place where bed bugs can be found is on mattresses, specifically along the stitched edges where they use the folds to hide themselves.  A1 Pest Control Canberra will help you to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

They can also be spotted on bed frames, in bed side furniture, in picture frames, behind wall papers, in cracks and crevices or other areas of a room that will provide them with protection, such as carpet edges, behind skirting boards or between wooden floor boards. In general, they are mostly a nuisance kind of pest more than a pest that can cause a serious health threat. There are people who find the bites from bed bugs painful while other people can get reactions because of the saliva that the bed bugs inject while feeding, which may cause localized allergic reactions. There are other people who will not react to either the bites or the saliva from the bed bugs at all. Start Get Rid of Bed bugs from your home.

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Adult bed bugs are normally about 4–6mm in length, oval in shape and their body colour is dark reddish. Even though bed bugs can only walk for short distances to adjoining rooms, they are mostly carried over greater distances in and on people’s luggage and belongings. This is the main way bed bugs are moved from infected homesinto new homesin Australia. It is always very important to look for evidence of bed bugs when travelling. A good idea is to always examining bedding and mattresses for signs of these pests. If you acquire second-hand furniture, you need to examine them very carefully, especially bedroom furniture, for any evidence of bed bugs. In addition you should have them treated by pest control experts in case there are bed bugs spotted.

Even though you may put in place a lot of measures to keep bed bugs away from your home, they can still infest your home and they are known to be very difficult to get rid of. In case you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, the best solution is always to contact licensed pest control professionals for help. At A1 Pest Control, we have a team of well-trained experts who use the best techniques to get rid of bed bugs completely from your home. Once your home is treated of bed bugs, we will also put in place measure to ensure they do not infest your home again and Get Rid of Bed Bugs Now.

We normally need to thoroughly inspect the premises at first so that we can access the extent of the infestation. This will help our team of experts to determine the best treatment method to use. Once we have carried out the initial treatment, we will make a number of follow-up inspections depending on scale the infestation. This may also require a number of repeated treatments to completely eradicate the pests. If you suspect you have a pest problem in your home, contact us immediately at Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au and we will have our professionals coming to inspect your home and offered the best treatment solution. Get Rid of Bed Bugs NOW!

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Get Rid of Mice Fast

Best Ways to Get Rid of Mice Fast

Get Rid of Mice Fast

Amazing Tricks Get Rid of Mice Fast!

In case you think you have mice in your home or you have seen signs or mice invading your home, this might be the time you really need to clean your house. Do you feel like mice are invading your home and you would like the very best and proven plan to get rid of them quickly? Have you started looking for the best available mouse traps or the best strategies to eliminate mice from your home? Are you the kind of person that would prefer to use natural methods to get rid of mice? You may also have tried a number of ways and now you need a professional mouse exterminator. No matter the level of mice invasion or the type of solution you think you may need, the best way to get rid of the mice is do it fast. When it comes to mice control, wasting time can cause a lot of damage since mice breed very fast and once they have widely infested your home may be very hard to get rid of mice fast.

Best Ways Get Rid of Mice Fast.

Mice are pests that can quickly and easily find a home in your property and immediately start nesting. Once they establish a source of food and a place they can shelter and where they feel safe, they may not leave your property easily. However, if you have a plan of action, you can be able to make it difficult for the mice to live in your home. The first method that is generally used when people suspect they have a mouse problem is mousetraps. This is a method that works well and is widely used.There is also the method of using poison as a way of getting rid of mice, but this is a controversial method. This is because a lot of people find it cruel as most poisons work by dehydrating the mouse. This is hover a personal decision of whether or not this is a method to be used. Sometimes it all comes down to who is more important, your family’s health or the mice? Contact Us Get Rid of Mice Fast!

Get Rid of Mice FastIf this is a method you decide to used, you have to be cautious to avoid contact of the poison with your pets or children. even though there are these and more methods of getting rid of mice, the best and most effective method always id to get the help of a pest control expert. All you need to do is to hire the experts and let them do all the dirty work for you.  At A1 Pest Control, we have a team of well-trained experts who will know all the places mice like to hide and we have best ways on how to Get Rid of Mice Fast. Our experts can really save you a lot of time in locating the source of your mouse problem.Our experts have been trained in all the evasive tactics that mice may use to escape your traps. They will also use the best and most effective baiting tricks & methods to catch even the smartest rodents. In addition, they will know the best ways to locate the areas of your home where the mice are getting in. They will ensure that all the points of weakness in your home are well sealed and in addition give you instructions on how to do it yourself.

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Once we have treated your home of mice, our experts will also make adequate follow ups and inspect your home to see if they were successful in getting rid of the mice. They will replace the traps, refill any bait stations and adjust the plan as needed to ensure the mice are completely gone. In case you suspect you have a mice problem in your home, contact Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au today and we will immediately take action.  Get Rid of Mice Fast Now!

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Possum Control: How to trap possums

angry possumAlmost every home owner who encounters possums in their compound finds them a great nuisance. Possums are known to rummage through garbage cans and steal the food you leave for your pets. Even though it can be a bit tricky to get rid of possums, with a little perseverance you can be able to convince the backyard possum to move elsewhere.In order to effectively get rid of opossums, it is always important to first understand their habits. Even though they prefer wooded areas or open fields near streams, opossums will easily create a home in abandoned burrows; tree crevices; brush piles; or areas beneath steps, decks, and outbuildings.

Being nocturnal animals, possums will be very active at night and sleep throughout the day. This is why they can be difficult to spot when they are attacking your garden. If you are keen you will be able to spot signs of their presence such as their droppings, tracks, over turned pet food dishes or garbage cans and damaged plants. Backyard possums are also considered to be omnivores since they feed on fruits, nuts, insects, eggs and small animals such as frogs and mice.

The most common control methods that are used for backyard possums include opossum repellents, trapping and fencing.There are very many products that are available on the market which target repelling these wild animals. The problem with these products is that they only provide a short time solution. Apart from these methods, other possum control methods include using motion-activated sprinkler systems. These will startle the creatures and frighten them off.Use of traps on opossum is also another commonly used method employed for possum control. Even though it is challenging to know how to trap a possum, getting to know what to do with one after you have captured it is the biggest challenge. This is because a captured possum needs to be relocated by an authorized wildlife expert in most areas.

It is illegal to kill these animals in most states and hence it should be the last resort. Trapping them in a box or cage-like trap can be easy and the trap should measure approximately 10 by 12 by 32 inches. The best places to place the traps includes along trails and known travel routes. A bait should be included and a trap can be baited with fruit such as over ripe melons, grapes, or bananas.Use of fences such as putting up woven wire or electric fences is also a great possum control method. The fence that is put up around garden areas needs to be approximately four feet high, with the top foot or so facing outward and away from the garden. This is to prevent the possums from climbing over. You can also add an electric fence that is about 3-4 inches over the top so as to keep the possums away.

In general, the best method to ensure your home is free of possums is making sure the area is less appealing to opossum. If there are any overgrown trees and shrubs in your compound, make sure you have them pruned. Any fallen fruit from trees should be removed from the compound. In case you have any garbage cans in your compound, ensure they have tight-fitting lids. Any pet food that remains should not be left out at night. Finally ensure that you close or block off any entrances or openings that may be under or near the home such as porches, decks, buildings, etc.

Once you suspect your home has been invaded by possums, it is recommended that you immediately contact a pest control company. Something that a lot of people don’t know is that possums travel with their mate. You therefore need to get the help of a pest control company whose price will include trappings for 2 possums. At A1 Pest control we are a registered pest control service and our possum control cost includes trappings for 2 possums. Contact us today and we will act immediately.

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Do you need to Get Rid of Possums?

possumIn Australia, opossums are commonly known for being viciousness. Despite this, they can easily give a nasty bite if they are frightened. They can transmit diseases like typhus as well as carry parasites such as including ticks, fleas and roundworms. When they are scared, these nocturnal creatures are known for a defensive ploy of falling over in a dead faint. When they move into your compound or backyard, opossums can be a great nuisance. The best way of getting rid of them is making sure you keep them away from your home by making life generally unpleasant for them.

As soon as you have identified presence of a possum within your home, you should immediately try to locate its point of access to your home. The best time to do this is during the day because you can be able to identify holes which make it possible for the opossum to get into your home. Once you have spotted the holes, sprinkle a handful of flour in front of these holes and leave it overnight since the possums normally go out at night to look for food. Look out for the possum footprints in the flour early in the morning. These can help you to identify whether the problem is a single opossum or a whole family of possums.

A simple barrier is all you need to block out an opossum living in a roof, attic or other high spot. A lot of times high-living possums will use trees to access their preferred sleeping quarters. They may also climb a bird feeder so as to feed on the birdseed. You can try to stop them by wrapping a 2-foot-wide band of roof flashing or such materials as like a sheet metal all around the trees around your house or any poles that the possum may use to climb. Another important thing to do is to trim all the branches such that they do not touch your house’s roof. In case you have having your house built you can also try to ensure that the builder places the tiles well so as not to leave spaces and that the house is also sealed around airconditioners because this is one of the places where possums gain entry

In addition to being noisy and smelly, opossum that live below your house or deck can also pose potential health hazards. It is common for these animals to make themselves comfortable by living under a garage or shed. The first step in trying to get rid of them should start with pouring a handful of flour in front of its entry hole as well as under our buildings or deck and checking in the following morning for footprints in the flour so as to make sure that the possum has left the location. Once you have made sure the animal is out and you won’t trap it under the building or deck, you can now go ahead and seal the entry hole to ensure it does not use it again. Even though the possum will likely come back before dawn, it will have to find a new home since the entry to its current home will be sealed.

Despite all these measures, possums can sometimes still find ways of coming to your home. For the best solution to possum problems in your home, you need to contact a professional pest control company. At A1 pest control we have well trained experts who will help get rid of possums from your home without hurting them. Contact us today and we will act.

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How to get rid of dangerous possums for good

How to get rid of dangerous possums for goodThere is no doubt that almost anyone’s compound or backyard will attract different types of pests and insects that may be a nuisance, and this being possum breeding season leading into spring, you may easily find yourself invaded with possums. Just like any other pest problem, you need to take control of the situation before the possums do. So what do you need to do so as to get rid of possums from your home?

Since with such pests there are risks once they find a home in your property, you need to carefully think about the best preventive measures. When it comes to dealing with possums, prevention is the perfect approach. Always try to keep your home as clean as possible, seal openings in the buildings and avoid leaving foods outside. Such measures will discourage possums from coming to your house, attic, etc. The major challenge is the fact that a lot of preventive techniques will not work well because these creatures can be very obtrusive and will find a lot of reasons to use your place as their home. So how can you get rid of these dangerous possums from your compound completely? The best method is to possum-proof your territory. This method will include getting rid of all the unnecessary debris such as deep leaf litter, fallen trees, unused equipment or unused cars.

It is also very important to ensure that you keep the grass in your compound short, trim the bushes around your home, etc. Do not forget to trim all the branches of trees that are close to or hanging over your house or branches that actually touch your house. Another important thing you need to do is to cover all the possible areas that are accessible such as under porches, on sheds and outbuildings. You will need to fill these holes with rocks as well as hardware cloth to block them. You will also need to get rid of the possum shelter. You should start by raking up all the bush piles that may be around your property. I think this is one of the best alternatives of getting rid of a number of possums from your compound. In case you have any wood piles around your compound, a good idea would be to keep them in a shed or tight shelter.

How to get rid of dangerous possums for goodYou will also need to ensure that all your garages, woodsheds and boathouses are properly closed at all times. This is because possums like to hide under low decks. Proper fencing is also very important such as electric and woven wire fencing. One of the fastest way you can be able to get rid of possums is by using a fence that is about 4 feet high. Also, the top foot of the fence needs to face outwards and away from the garden. This will make it hard for pests and animals to climb over. In case you decide to use electric fencing, the height of the fence needs to be 3-4 inches over the top. You need also to try and eliminate the open spaces around your compound. You should check not only your garden, but your entire home in places where the possums are likely to hide.

Despite these DIY measures, the best and most effective solution when it comes to dealing with possums is to contact a pest control company. At A1 Pest Control, we have a team of experts who are well trained to get rid of possums without hurting them. We will use the method that will be most effective for your home and the safety of your pets. Contact us today and we will act immediately.

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Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

Get Rid of Carpenter AntsIn Australia, one of the most commonly found pests on commercial and domestic buildings are ants. Even though there are hundreds of ant species that are known to man, they are broadly divided into two main groups, Black Ants and Brown Ants.

The food preferences of these pests are varying, and they are constantly scavenging for something to feed on. In order to control an ant infestation in your home or commercial premises, there are a number of contributing factors that should be considered, including; species of ants, seasonal conditions, life cycle stage and colony requirements.

The main places where ants like to build their nests are inside cavities between building levels, inside walls, roof voids and moisture affected timber. They may however be difficult to get rid of since they like to track great distances from a colony in a neighboring property. There are a lot of cases where people find carpenter ants in their home and mistake them for termites. This is because unlike other species of ants, the carpenter ant is large and mostly lives in rotting and damp wood.

Most Australian home owners have had experience with these ants in some way, whether it’s outside in the garden or inside of the house. They are normally spotted eating at night, and for this reason they may be a bit difficult to see them. There are a lot of things that these ants feed on, including insects, sweets, and even meat that may be found in a kitchen.

Get Rid of Carpenter AntsA good sign of their presence is piles of sawdust near wood. The main objective of any ant control in your home or commercial premises is to locate and treat the nest. In most cases this can be a very tedious and time consuming task that may involve drilling holes into walls and voids, such as inaccessible ceiling cavities, to reach the nest.

In case you discover presence of ants in your home, you should consult a professional pest control expert. There are a number of ways that a pest control expert can help you get rid of ants, depending on the severity of the infestation, the amount of ants, and the location of the nest. There are also a number of different treatments that can be used, including baiting, dusting, aerosol pesticide spray or a barrier insecticide outdoors.

There are a number of things you can do to prevent carpenter ants from entering your home, and this includes repairing tap and pipe leaks quickly, sealing spaces that allow ants to enter your home, and making sure that shrubs are away from the outside walls of your home. In case you are not sure whether you have carpenter ants or termites, you should seek the help of a professional pest control company to help classify and appropriately treat the insects.

At A1 pest control, we have a team of well-trained pest control experts that can help you get rid of carpenter ants. Feel free to contact us for questions or interest in pest control services for ants and we will be happy to assist you.

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Carpenter Ant Removal

Pest ControlCarpenter ant removal from your home is best left to the experts that are properly trained in this field.  There are however, some suggestions you can do on your own.  I would like to review a few with you and leave the final decision up to you, if the time and energy is worth it to do by yourself or to have a professional exterminator come in and do the job more efficiently .

The first thing you would need to do is inspect your home, from roof to basement and everywhere in between, in search of the nest (also known as “galleries”) of the carpenter ants.  Unless you locate the nest, any pest control treatment used is rendered a waste of time.  Carpenter ants are usually nocturnal pests, and it is recommended to search for these nests at dawn (just before the sun rises) or in the evening (earliest should be one hour after sunset).  I can only think of a million things that I would rather be doing during those hours than looking for carpenter ants.  Will someone please explain to me, how I am supposed to find these galleries in the dark?!

Here is another one of my favorite tips that I came across: since carpenter ants are attracted to food, “they” (the people with the bright ideas) tell me to wipe crumbs off the counter top and sweep the kitchen floor after every meal.  Heck! My momma was telling me that for years! That is not a “carpenter ant removal tip”; it is common sense and good hygiene.

Maybe you were unable to find the home base or “galleries” of these ants, but you have seen the ants.  I tried to sprinkle some baby powder in the area that these ants were seen, all I got was white paw prints all over my house, as the cat found the powder before the ants did.  Some other suggestions to sprinkle around your home to repel these ants are salt; grounds of coffee (used I hope I’m not wasting good coffee on ants!); instant grits (am I supplying these pests with a complete breakfast?).

 Carpenter Ant Removal tips

You can drown carpenter ants by pouring boiling hot water down an ant hole and I’m not talking about just a little bit – 11 litres!! This sounds dangerous and impossible to do in my mind.  The other option to pour into “galleries” is water (not boiling) blended with peels from a type of citrus fruit.  I am not sure of the effectiveness of this method of carpenter ant removal, but at least your home will smell citrusy fresh.

Did you know that carpenter ants will not cross a line of petroleum jelly?  Ok, wait just a moment while I line the border of my home with greasy goo!  On second thought, this is ridiculous – I’m heading directly to the phone to call a professional that specializes in the irradiation of carpenter ants and putting away all of the alleged do-it-yourself solutions.

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Best Pest Control Canberra

Pest Control CanberraWhen you are dealing with pests you want the best pest control company to be on the other end of the phone when you call..right?

And A1 Pest Control Canberra is the best.  Being in business for 25 plus years treating pests in both residential and commercial properties has our customers rating us as the best in the business.

There are numerous reasons why you should to call us, it could be you are looking for someone that will talk you through and educate you on the pest problem you currently have and to give you advice on how to get the best results from a treatment.

You may need to get us in as you are buying a new home and want the peace of mind to know that house is not housing termites or any other undesirable pests.  This is the biggest money saver as if pest control inspection is not done you may be left to fork out money on expensive repair bills.

There are other reasons to call us perhaps you suspect that you may have an infestation of mice, rats, possums, cockroaches or bedbugs.

This sometimes happens if you have a rental property or have been living away from your home for sometime when you notice droppings or scratching and realise that you are home may have had unwanted visitors move in.

If either one of these are the case, you of course are going to want to the most experienced, reliable and educated in his field of work.

A fully qualified pest control manager is a person that will take pride in his work and will follow up on it.

He or she is a person that will try to educate the home owner as to how to prevent further outbreaks and keep their home or property pest free.

A pest control manager should give you a written quote prior to any work and some sort of guarantee for after he leaves.

The best pest control managers will have their reputations precede them, so listen to word of mouth.

The best pest control managers should be fully versed in both household pests, such as: cockroaches, spiders, mice and bed bugs and know to treat garden pests which would include: subterranean termites, rat’s, possums, bees and wasps.

In addition, the subterranean termite if the home has been infested will also qualify as a household pest.

The best pest control managers will make suggestions about certain sanitary conditions; leave food in sealed containers, filling in cracks and crevices, fixing leaky pipes and repairing window screens and doors.

These are but a few of the tips that the best pest control manager should provide for you.

The first thing however, even prior to receiving these useful tips, is that you will want to speak and meet with the pest control expert to discuss his methods, tools used and most what type of chemicals that he will be utilizing.

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The very best pest control managers will have already spoken to you in depth concerning your pest problem and how best he is going to tackle it and he should at this time give you a quote and some sort of follow-up guarantee.

Some of the pests that the pest control manager will have to tackle, and I guess I should start with the one that causes the most damage and that would be the subterranean termite.

This is a treatment that a homeowner can tackle; it requires specific equipment such as, thermal cameras and moisture meters and most importantly being properly licensed, insured and educated on the types of chemicals that will be needed.

The next pest that a good pest control expert should easily get a handle on would be bed bugs.

These disgusting creatures that feed upon you at night and carry potential disease are something you definitely want a properly trained pest control manager to handle.

Especially to fully and effectively rid your home of bed bugs you will need a full structural fumigation.

Another filthy insect that at times decides to call your home his home is the cockroach.

These 400 million year old insects are best eradicated with the help of neighbors if you are in an apartment building by using gel baits in all cracks and crevices to keep these creatures that feed on raw sewage and rotting animals from your home.

It is time and energy well spent to find the absolute best pest controller to deal with these annoying and potentially dangerous bugs.

Here are several points are good reasons to want best pest control Canberra:

  1.     We know our products and are experts in pest management
  2.     Dealing with the owner of the business you will see our customer service at its best
  3.     As we use only quality products that are safe to low non-toxic makes it ideal to use around pets and children
  4.     If you require a Termite Inspection rest assured all jobs are attended by fully insured, accredited technicians.
  5.     When called to your property for a thermal imaging inspection you can be assured we use the latest camera and tracking
    technology tools to detect pests early.

And when looking for the Best Pest Control Canberra look no further than the personal attention you will get when calling Bob Waters as he is the best pest control for all general pests and Termite control 0407 065 413 bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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Bed Bugs Mattress Encasement

Bed Bugs Mattress Encasement

Bed Bug Mattress EncasementWhat are they and where can I get them?

Bed Bug Mattress Encasement’s will protect you from an initial infestation in your mattress base (box spring).

At least 70% of bed bugs present in an infestation colonise the mattress and infrastructure of the box springs. If there is an infestation, our encasements will eliminate the opportunity for bed bugs to find a home.

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Call Bob on 0407 065 413 or Bob@A1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for more information and help with your bed bug problem.

Total mattress encasement has a patent pending “Zipper with the hook”. This is certified to protect against bedbugs.

Mattress Safe® has recently achieved an accreditation as a Pest Control Management Product in the United States.

A “Bite Test” and also a “Penetration and Escape Test” were performed successfully on Mattress Safe®’s “Ultimate” model zippered encasement.

White Ant InspectionThis was tested by a certified entomologist to find out if bed bugs can actually feed on humans through the fabric.

Also this test determined whether or not the same mattress encasement may be used as any part of a bed-bug exclusion or inclusion process.

The findings of these scientific tests were that the bed bugs have no chance of biting through nor even penetrate through the fabric.

This proves that Mattress Safe®’s has an ability for the prevention of infestations of all species of bed bug in these mattresses and box springs.

Features:
  • Durable stretch-knit fabric
  • Fire retardant
  • Bed Bug Warranty
  • Impermeable to Dust mites, Bed-bugs, mould and bacteria
  • Stretches to fit mattress base (boxspring) depths up to 22.9cm
Sizes:
  • Single 99cm x 203cm
  • Double 137cm x 203cm
  • Queen 152cm x 203cm
  • King 198cm x 203cm
Prices Ex GST:
  • Single 99cm x 203cm $80 + Postage and Handling
  • Double 137cm x 203cm $100 + Postage and Handling
  • Queen 152cm x 203cm $110 + Postage and Handling
  • King 198cm x 203cm $120 + Postage and Handling
  • Pillow case $30 (each) + Postage and Handling
  • Castor bed bug leg protector $10 (each) + Postage and Handling
  • Screw in bed bug leg protector $10 (each) + Postage and Handling

Total bed base encasements with patent pending zip locking system. They are one hundred per cent successful in the prevention of dust mites, bacteria, bed-bugs, and allergens from taking hold and breeding within your bedbase.

The above are the major causes of asthma and eczema.

Features:
  • Machine washable on hot, tumble dry medium
  • Perfect solution for incontinence sufferers
  • May be used on all bed bases including inner spring and latex
  • Protects bed base from stains, including accidental spills, perspiration and body fluids

More risks can arise with the use of insecticides to treat bed bug problems in the home, particularly when individuals attempt to eradicate bed bugs without the help or advice of a professional pest manager.

People with no pesticide application experience are using surface spray, fly spray, and sometimes illegal products to attempt to control bed bugs in their homes.

It would be easier buying a bed bug mattress encasement, castor or a screw in barriers which have a sticky impassable barrier.

Is YOUR home or business protected from Bed Bugs? Remember A1 for your home’s complete bed bug control and pest management systems.

Simply call Bob on Mobile 0407 065 413 or Bob@A1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for a free quote.

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White Ants

Are There White Ants Eating Your Home?

White AntsToday white ants or more correctly called termites, are a serious pest in Australia. They have the capacity to create thousands of dollars’ worth of damage in a matter of weeks or destroy an entire roof structure in as little as three months.

There is really no end to the destruction that they can cause and for the untrained eye these pests may go undetected for months before the damage that they have done has been discovered.

Ring Bob today 0407 065 413 for a friendly chat on concerns you may have about white ants.

Removing the roof and re-building the roof structure of a home is a very costly affair, and if damage has also occurred to the walls or floor of the home, the repair cost would be astronomical. And what a lot of people are unaware of is that their insurance policy doesn’t cover termite damage as this is deemed preventable!

Funnily enough white ants aren’t actually ants at all. They’re more closely related to cockroaches however, because they look like little pale coloured ants, many people refer to them as white ants. Whether you call them white ants or termites the amount of damage they can do remains the same.

How do you deter White Ants or Termites?

White ants present little evidence of their presence to the untrained eye. They eat through wood from the inside out so a colony of white ants can be busy at work without being seen.

There are many things you can do to help prevent these home eating pests from attacking your most valuable possession. Firstly, you can make your home less inviting as they are quite fussy when it comes to food and their environment. Action plan of what you can do:

  • Ensure you don’t have vegetation growing up against your house
  • Keep the area under your home and your roof space well ventilated as termites and other pests like dampness and humidity
  • Repair leaks quickly white ants like to have a source of water too
  • If you use timber for structures or retaining walls in your garden, ensure you choose termite resistant timers, or timber that has been treated to deter termites.

Perhaps the most important thing you can do is ensure that you have regular inspections to detect the presence of timber destroying pests in your home, or their activity level around your home. The CSIRO website suggests having an annual inspection and increasing that to twice a year if you live in a warm dry climate area in Australia that are more prone to termite activity.

Having a pest control expert visit your home annually is a small investment in your property against the type of damage a white ant or termite can do if left untreated.  The financial cost involved can be astronomical to restore and replace timbers and treat a property to get it back to a liveable state.  We suggest white ant prevention strategies, and treat any infestations early are less expensive ways to protect your home.

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Wasps Treatment – Canberra a problem?

Wasps Treatment – Canberra a problem?

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We charge economic rates to get rid of wasps. For fast action call 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Wasp Stings

Wasps sting to defend themselves or their colony. Stinging involves the injection of protein venom that causes pain and other reactions.

Wasps can sting more than once because they are able to pull out their stinger without injury to themselves. If you are stung by a wasp, the stinger is not left in your skin.

Very rarely, a person may suffer a life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction to a wasp sting, which can cause anaphylactic shock fainting, difficulty breathing, swelling, and blockage in the throat within minutes of being stung.

These systemic symptoms are cause for immediate medical attention. People with known systemic allergic reactions to bee or wasp stings should consult with their physician.

The venoms of bees and wasps are different, so having a severe reaction to a wasp sting does not mean a person will have the same reaction to a bee sting.

Control of Nests

The first step in wasp control is to correctly identify the insect and locate its nesting site. An experienced pest control service may provide wasp treatment, or you can use the following information to attempt to control them yourself.

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One of the best times of the day to control wasp nests is at night, when they are less active. At temperatures below 5° C, wasps have difficulty flying.

Never seal a wasp nest until you are sure there are no surviving wasps inside. If a nest is not discovered until autumn, control may be unnecessary as imminent freezing temperatures will kill the colony.

Exposed wasp nests:
Wasp nests that are visible but are not near your home or areas of human activity do not need to be treated. If they are not disturbed, the wasps won’t bother you.

Nests that are near human activity can pose a potential problem. If there is a concern about stings, you should eradicate the nest.

Mechanical control without insecticides is possible for small, exposed nests. At night, cover the nest with a large, heavy, plastic bag and seal it shut.

Cut the nest from the tree and freeze it or let the bag sit in the sun, which will kill the wasps inside in a day or two. Use caution: there is more risk involved in this procedure than in spraying the nest.

Ground wasp nests
European wasp control is needed the wasps become a problem and are found either nesting in the ground in roof voids, entry to the home etc you could first try pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance.

Many types of soap will work, including detergent and laundry soap.  A word of warning the European wasp is known for it’s sting and they sting more than once and don’t die afterwards.

If you have an allergy to stings this encounter with wasp could prove life threatening, and this job should be left to the professionals who have all the right equipment not to be stung!
If that doesn’t work, apply an insecticide into the nest opening. Be sure you use a product that is cleared for use in lawns or soil. Dusts are more effective than liquid insecticides because liquids do not always reach the nest. After you are sure all the wasps have been exterminated, cover the nest entrance with soil.

When treating ground-dwelling wasp nests, use the following insecticides: Permethrin e.g. Coopex as a dust.

Concealed wasp nests:
The most challenging nests to control are those that are concealed in voids behind walls or in roof voids. Often, the only evidence of the nest is wasps flying back and forth through a crack or hole in the home.

In this circumstance to be on the safe side you will need to call in a professional firm.

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How to Manage Wasp Control Safely

WaspsThe European wasp produces stings that are very painful. If you notice their hives, stay at a safe distance and out of their flight path if possible. Their stinger is different from a bees, in that is does not have a barb which stays in the skin. Wasp nests are leathery and are usually found in gardens.

Wasp Sting Treatment

If you are stung by a wasp, the treatment is as set out below:

Try applying an ice pack every hour. This will reduce the swelling. Also wash the area with an antiseptic such as Dettol as per the label in a 1:20 dilution with water. Take a pain killer to stop the pain that will usually accompany the sting. Take an antihistamine if there is persistent itching, but don’t scratch.

The swelling should subside within a few hours, though the pain & redness may take awhile.

If you develop an allergic reaction to stings, the above first aid may not help you much.

In such a scenario, always consult a doctor. Medication will always depend upon how severe is the allergic reaction.

Severe allergic reactions can sometimes cause anaphylaxis AKA anaphylactic shock which can result in a low blood pressure, compromised respiratory functions due to a bronchospasm, or even a circulatory collapse which may lead to breathing problems.

Severe allergic reactions occur when the sting poison enters into the blood stream. Treatments often include the injection of an antihistamine.

Placement of a tube into your trachea to help breathing, intravenous fluids, and of course hospitalization and close monitoring.

How to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest

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Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

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Ticks

Worried About Ticks in Canberra?

Worried About Ticks in Canberra? You Have a Right to Be!

TicksIf you live along the east coast of Australia, the chances are you’ve seen a few ticks in your time. The Paralysis Tick is the most common and problematic tick in this area and considering their miniscule size, these ticks can certainly pack a punch as doctors and veterinary surgeons can testify.

Paralysis ticks live in vegetation and dine on blood and they’re not too fussy who will host their next meal. And while most people are aware that horses, dogs and cats can be affected by ticks, many don’t realise that children and sometimes even adults may also become seriously ill when a tick latches onto them and goes undetected.

Here are 3 ways that ticks may cause illness in humans:

•Tick paralysis:
When ticks remain on their host unnoticed a variety of symptoms may develop including weakness in the limbs, headaches, partial paralysis usually of the face, fever and or rash, and even flu like symptoms. Children are more susceptible in this regard than adults.

•Allergic reaction:
A few individuals display an allergic reaction to ticks. In many cases the reaction will be mild however, in some individuals a severe and life threatening allergic reaction – anaphylaxis – may occur quite quickly after exposure and if this occurs, medical attention should be sought as a matter of urgency.

•Tick Typhus:
Relatively rare, tick typhus is a tick borne disease that may be transmitted from native animals to humans. Treatable with antibiotics, symptoms include headache, rash, fever, flu like symptoms and swollen glands.

TicksThey may be small but ticks represent a significant danger to young children and pets, particularly as they’re so tiny and may go unnoticed until symptoms begin to occur. Even then, it may be difficult to locate the tick. Prevention is better than cure so here are two things you can do to minimize the risk of your children or pets being affected by ticks:

Helpful tips for Ticks:

  1. Trim bushy shrubs and minimize foliage around your yard – ticks tend to move onto a host when the host brushes against or walks beneath the foliage the ticks are on.
  2. Don’t keep shrubby areas too moist – ticks don’t like dry or very hot conditions.

In ACT and NSW there’s only one approved product for the eradication of ticks and only licensed pest controllers are allowed to apply it. If ticks are a problem in your area regardless of these measures, it’s time to call in a professional pest control operator to assist with insecticidal control of ticks and help you to keep your kids and your pets a little safer.

So how do you get rid of ticks? Call A1 Pest Control Canberra on 0407 065 413 today for some free advice and no pushy sales talk. Call Bob on 0407 065 413 if you have a tick problem or bob@a1pestcontrolccanberra.com.au

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

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Rodent Control

Rodent Control

Rodents(Mainly Rats and Mice)

Rodent ControlRats as well as mice are alongside mankind, essentially the most effective creatures on the planet when it comes to selection as well as range.

Mankind has unknowingly assisted their distribution through the entire word through exploration. Nevertheless, they’ve in certain conditions turn out to be his worst type of adversary.

Large amounts of money annually is sacrificed through contamination of foodstuff through rodent excrement, urine as well as fur. Rats ruin a lot more foodstuff compared to they might possibly consume, and also their eating routines via gnawing have been to blame for producing fires in roofs and walls.

They are prolific breeders that inside a calendar year a rat may have between 30 -80 young, depending on species whereas one couple might produce 15,000 rats in their life span.

Rodents may press via a opening the dimensions of a twenty cent piece, drop twenty metres without injuries, tread water for three days, consume a variety of foods and endure an atomic bomb blast.  How’s that for constitution.

Different Species of Rodents

Roof Rats
AKA scientific name of Rattusrattus or common name of black rat or the ship rat is accountable for the Black Plague and the death of millions of people from its flea. Its capability to clamber distributed it all through the planet by clambering boats hawsers. It prefers to reside in trees and shrubs and roofs of buildings.

Norway Ray
AKA scientific name of Rattusnorvegicus or Brown rat prefers to dig unlike the roof rat and also favours to dwell in close proximity to drinking water and damp areas. The Norway Rat carries a stouter frame and has a tail that is not as long. Is ears are also not as big when in comparison to the roof rat.

AKA scientific name Musdomesticus. Having a mouse problem tends to be a very much bigger monetary issue compared to rats in Australia, with population densities achieving 32,500 per hectare in plagues. They demand significantly less water than rats, with a shorter pregnancy period plus from 42 days, are at nearly 1/2 the proliferation maturity of the Roof rat.

Mice are distinguished from young rats by way of smaller heads and feet, bigger ears in proportion, and significantly longer tail.

Pest Control & Pesticides (Rodentiticides):
Baits and Lures -Since the 1940’s blood thinner chemicals were mainly used as they were anti-coagulant and worked well at the time, this was then superseded by other poisonous lures. Since the previous 10 or so years, rodents have become largely immune to blood thinning chemicals.

Strains of rats can make it through a dosage that is several times more powerful only 10 years ago. Some strains of mice appear typically untouched by it at all.

A major advance took place in the 70’s with the breakthrough of Brodifacoum and Bromadiolone, though resistance is actually commencing to take place. It is worth noting that the roof rat likes succulent meals make use of liquid baits and Norway Rats like dried foods use cereal lures

Methods on How to Get Rid of Mice or Rodents

Methods on How to Get Rid of MiceMousetraps: Snap boards and tacky traps need to be applied as a backup for lures, or for basic safety reasons. They need to be placed just out from skirting boards, with the bait on the trap close to the walls.

The trap lure has had success for customers is the use of cocoa powder sprinkled on some fresh bread. The advantage of setting the trap with this concoction is It may be smelled some distance away and mice seem to love it. Tie the bread on to the metal tab that holds the bait with some cotton thread. Pulling will set off the trap.

Gassing:
Is used for outdoor burrows, in boats and grain silos by the usage of fumigants.

Prevention: In pest control this means the stopping of entry locations by mechanics means such as bird wire, aluminum sheeting, steel wool or door closes.

Contact Dusts and Gel: Tracking powder or gel may be used where the activity is situated. You can see where they travel and determine this by using a well known D.Y.I. household tip by the usage of talc as a tracking dust.

Prevention: Good cleanliness and confining resource of food and water is the advisable for preventing rodent contaminations.

Rodents actually are repelled by the odour of mint, camphor and pine-tar. Cats and dogs particularly fox terriers are the experts in hunting down small amounts of rodents in the formative reproduction stages.

Is YOUR home protected? Remember A1 Pest Control Canberra for your home’s complete rodent Rats and Mice and pest protection systems.

Call us today on 0407 065 413 or bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.autoday for advice or free quotes on rodents, rats and mice!

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

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Rats

Rats problem in Australia

Rats problem in Australia

Getting Rid of RatsHave you got a rat problem? Rats are more than just annoying. They are downright dangerous disease spreading rodents that can also cause a great deal of damage to property.

They may even be responsible for starting some house fires particularly in older homes by gnawing through electrical cables.

If you have a colony of rats in close proximity it may be difficult to get rid of them. Rats are nocturnal, so there’s almost no chance you’ll spot them during the day time.

But there is no doubt you will here them in the still of night scurrying around.  Rats are also shy and wary creatures with excellent survival instincts. They’re said to be neophobic which means that they don’t like new things making it difficult to quickly tempt them into a trap, or get them to immediately take to rat bait which is frustrating for the home owner that wishes to trap them.

If those factors didn’t make it difficult enough, rats eventually develop immunity to products that are used to bait and lure them. Products that were successful in the 1940s are no longer of much use. New products developed in the 1970s have proved relatively successful to date however it appears that rats are beginning to develop a resistance to those too.

How do you get rid of rats?

The question remains how do you get rid of rats? Eradicating rats requires a multi-pronged approach. You’re likely to need the help of a qualified pest controller to locate the rats’ nest, establish how the rats are entering the area, and to lay baits safely and in the right places.

A few things that you could do is that rats look for a home that offers them good shelter, a discreet entrance and exit, and a source of food that’s not too far from home. Removing potential sources of food like dry pet food or other stored food items that aren’t properly sealed, and blocking potential entrances fix broken roof tiles, gaps under doors and the like can make your place a lot less inviting.

The question is so how do you get rid of rats? This is easy just call A1 Pest Control Canberra on
0407 065 413 today for some free advice with no pushy sales talk just the options.

Call Bob on 0407 065 413 if you have a problem with rat control or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

Y Listings:

Yarralumla, Yarrow, Yass

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Pest Bird Control

Pest Bird Control

Pest Bird Control

Pest Bird ControlBirds that are considered pest birds include:

Indian Mynah, Common Starling, and Pigeon (Rock Pigeon) species

Indian Mynah Bird:

The Indian Mynah was originally introduced to Australia in order to control locus plagues. It is considered the worst species of pest birds and breeds at very high rates in city areas of the eastern states.

It is in the World conservation Union’s list of Worst one hundred invasive species of bird. The main reasons for concern are due to the mites and disease this bird carries. This pest has been seen to force native birds and also their eggs from out of their nests.

The Rock Pigeon:

This species of pigeon has damages property with acidic feaces including historic old stone buildings. Feral pigeons will cause damage to air-conditioning gear, drainage system, rooftops, and trenches,

Their feces is unsightly and corrosive and also a health risk. This is because of fungi and parasites that live within it.

Common Starlings:

These birds are known to drive native birds to extinction. They are prolific breeders, that when you have gotten rid of 1 flock, they are quickly replaced by newcomers.

Noise is the Starlings enemy and they are frightened off by loud noises, and they may be controlled by using mild electrical shock tape systems. After removing these birds, it is suggested that you should also destroy their nests.

Sea Gulls:
These pest birds may create similar problems as pigeons. These types of problems are mainly just confined to coastal areas. Also airports tend to be built near bodies of water, so gulls can also threaten to air navigation.

They can be controlled via netting, electrical shock tape, simulated predators and noisemakers.

Options available to Bird Control

There now many pest birds that are now roosting in suburban areas. They are fast becoming a plague in some suburbs of Canberra. Fencing, netting, audio and visual systems are effective in Pest Bird Control.

Bird Netting:

Bird netting is made up of polyethylene twine tied together on steel cables. This will block their access to places where it needs protection.

Electrified Taping

A1 Pest Control CanberraThis is used in areas where birds are seen to perch, such as upon roof tops and ledges. This gives the birds get a light electrical charge after landing on it.

This is not enough to cause them harm, but strong enough to encourage them to stay away. These systems may be energized by battery pack, or solar energy.

Bird-Shock Flex-Track is a discreet low-profile ledge roosting deterrent system. It’s very effective against all pest bird species that conditions birds to stay away without causing them harm.

Virtually Invisible:

At around only 6mm high, in a wide variety of colours which can match the building material, Bird-Shock Flex-Track is difficult to see close-up and virtually invisible from a distance.

5 Year Warranty

It is manufactured from UV stabilized PVC and Stainless Steel. This recommended bird management product will be around far much longer than its 5 year warranty.

Bird Spikes

These are impossible for birds to perch on. This will present a surface that birds will not want to roost or land on.

Traps

Trapping is done where legal, is a deterrent program, new birds will fill the places left by the trapped and removed birds.

Audio devices

These play electronic versions of distress calls or species predator squawks to frighten the pest birds away.

Open Space Bird Control

Bird control problems in open or public areas like parks or schools may challenge. Birds roosting in trees may be impossible to get rid of. Only trapping and continued harassment has been successful in the past.

The Eagle Eye is an optical bird deterrent that deters birds without causing injury from protected areas by using light beams that are reflected from sunlight or artificial lighting.

The pyramid with reflecting lights rotates by an electric motor, sending out the beams of light in a menacing to birds pattern. This light spectrum disorients birds that are in flight by limiting their visual perceptions.

This will cause the pest birds to fly away to another destination and this is what we want! Give us a call and find out more information with no pressure to order our services on 0407 065 413.

Send Bob and email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.aufor a free quote and advice.

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Control Canberra–Tips to get rid of Mosquitoes

MosquitoesAs you may or not be aware mosquitoes are pests that can spread harmful disease along with the after effect of the bite being itchy and uncomfortable. To get rid of mosquitoes in a small area is easier than you might think, here are a few tips to assist you to win the battle against the dreaded mossie.

Examples of mosquito breeding grounds:

  • Oldtyres that are left outside may fill with water
  • Driveway puddles
  • Empty flowerpot saucers as they can hold water for days at a time
  • Dump or flush out any stagnant water sources in your yard

If you’re inundated by mosquitoes or gnats due to standing water from street curbs, drainage ditches or other pools you can’t really control you could toss in a couple of toilet bowl tablets. This seems to work quiet well.

Black Hole Mosquitoes Trap

  • By producing CO2, the Black Hole lures and traps mosquitoes and sandflies, but may also catch other flying insects such as flies and moths which are attracted by the black light.
  • Black Hole Mosquito Traps are a safe and effective alternative to pesticide treatments and are placed inside or outside homes, offices, gardens, swimming pools and all outdoor eating areas.
  • They are especially effective in areas where mosquito population is very high.
  • Best area coverage: 66 square meters to 165 square metres.
  • The light globes lasts for over three hundred hours, and are available from most lighting shops.
    The Black Hole is available in Canberra, just ring us on 0407 065 413 and order one over the phone.
    Email:  bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Mosquitoes….”I was at a party some time ago, and mosquitoes were partying right along, biting everyone. A man at the party sprayed the lawn and veranda floor with Listerine, and the little demons disappeared. I went home and filled a spray bottle and used it around my seat whenever I saw mosquitoes. And voila! That worked as well.. It worked at a picnic where we sprayed the area around the food table, the children’s swing area, and the standing water nearby. During the summer, I don’t leave home without it….Pass it on.”

….”I tried this on my deck and around all of my doors. It works – in fact, it killed them instantly. I bought my bottle from Target and it doesn’t cost much. It really doesn’t take much, and it is a big bottle, too; so it is not as expensive to use as the can of bug-spray you buy that doesn’t last 30 minutes.

So, try this. It will last a couple of days. Don’t spray directly on a wood door (like your front door), but spray around the frame. Spray around the window frames, and even inside the dog house.”

Questionnaire Mosquito Service:
Q: If I try this service and it doesn’t work, how much will it cost me?


A:The cost varies upon your needs and situations. Call us to ascertain exactly which plan suits your needs and you will talk to a non-pushy, informed technician or office staff who will guide you to your best solution.

Call us today for more information on how to order our services on 0407 065 413

Send Bob and email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.aufor a free quote and advice.

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

Y Listings:

Yarralumla, Yarrow, Yass

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Mice

Mice

How to Get Rid of Mice?

Management of Disease Spreading Mice – Why It’s Still Important

MiceThere are still a lot of home owners who have become a little complacent about controlling the common house mouse and other rodents over the decades.

It may be partly because we now frequently see rodents for sale as pets, and so don’t feel as threatened by mice and rats as we once did.

It may also be because our generation hasn’t had to witness anything like the deadly Bubonic Plagues around the early 1900s and then perhaps we would sit up more and take notice when mice visits our home.

The fear factor may have been reduced but there are still very good reasons for keeping these rodents away from your home or farm.

Look at why mice are still a problem:

Mice still carry the same diseases they did back in the 1900s. We know much more about them now and of course, in some cases, advances in modern medicine have rendered some of the viruses and infections transmitted from mice to humans or pets less deadly.

Nonetheless, we still don’t want to be on the receiving end of some of the conditions that mice and rats can spread like:

Toxoplasmosis – a parasitic infection that may result when a parasite is transmitted from mice to cats and then to humans. In healthy humans, the risk of illness is considered low however, where other conditions have reduced immunity, eye damage and inflammation of the brain, among other problems may occur.

Leptospirosis which is also known as Weil’s disease – infection is thought to come from food, water or soil that has been contaminated by rodents. Recently Olympic rower Andy Holmes died of this disease in 2010 apparently after coming into contact with contaminated water.

Hemorrhagic fevers – a group of viruses that affect multiple organs. Vaccines are only available for a few viruses within this group so prevention is all important.

Salmonellosis – Salmonella bacteria is an infection comes from consuming contaminated food however few people understand how the food in question becomes contaminated. Food can be contaminated by droppings from animals that are infected – including, but not limited to, mice.

How mice spread disease:

MiceA mouse may spread disease in 3 ways;

  1. is via the droppings and urine they  leave when they come into contact with food or utensils;
  2. by biting or otherwise coming into contact with humans or animals;
  3. by infecting fleas that in turn infect humans or pets.

Mice control can be difficult especially if neighbouring homes or properties are well protected from mice, your home may well become the preferred feeding and breeding ground for the local mice.

Simple Steps on How to Get Rid of Mice:

Prevention is your first line of defence against mice. Whatever you do don’t leave snacks out for the mice – keep surfaces clean and free from food crumbs and properly seal packets of food that you store in the pantry.

Block off gaps through which mice may enter your home.

Professional Pest control experts can also help you to get rid of mouse problems. If you are being invaded by mice this year, contact your local pest control expert to arrange an inspection and discuss various suitable rodent control strategies to solve your problem.

That is where I come in so call me at A1 Pest Control on 0407 065 413 today for some free advice and no pushy salesmen to talk to in this family owned business we tell it how it is and give you the options.

Call Bob on 0407 065 413 bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you have a mouse problem or other pest issues we can help you with.

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Fleas

Fleas

Flea Control Canberra – How to get rid of Fleas

Fleas Control CanberraThere are over 70-80 species of fleas in Australia, the cat flea & the dog flea being the most common. They are black or sometimes brown in colour and about 1-6mm in length. Cat fleas are much more common, which are found upon dogs and cats.

Grass Fleas and Sand Fleas

Fact or fiction – one of the little known facts is that there are “sand fleas” and “grass fleas”. All fleas live off hosts, and could not survive just living in grass or sand without a host. The real fact is that culprits are cat fleas lying in these places after their pet has shaken off onto the ground.

One of the best ways to get rid of fleas is to regularly wash your pets in a safe, residual flea shampoo. Regular house cleaning that includes vacuuming flea-infested areas helps, but in most cases of heavy infestations, you will need to call on the services of a professional pest controller.

When these type of nasty, itching pests are a problem for you, please call us without delay on 0407 065 413, or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for a free quote and advice about fleas and Pest Control in Canberra area.

Facts about Fleas:
Fleas are jumping insects without any wings. They have flattened body, with hooks on their hairy legs so that they can slip through and grip onto their human and animal hosts. Their powerful hind legs have resilin, which is like rubber in their joints.

All they have to do to get around is compress these legs and quickly release them. Using this method, they can jump up to 20cms and up to 35cm horizontally. This amazing feat is jumping well over 150 times their body length!  A person with the same jumping power could jump on top of Ayres Rock!

FleasFleas are jumping insects without any wings. They have flattened body, with hooks on their hairy legs so that they can slip through and grip onto their human and animal hosts. Their powerful hind legs have resilin, which is like rubber in their joints.

All they have to do to get around is compress these legs and quickly release them. Using this method, they can jump up to 20cms and up to 35cm horizontally. This amazing feat is jumping well over 150 times their body length!  A person with the same jumping power could jump on top of Ayres Rock!

Life Cycle of Fleas:
Female fleas may lay up to around 25 eggs daily, and have over 800 offspring in a lifetime. Their eggs will hatch between 5-14 days and then becoming larvae. The larvae are blind and also leg-less. They feed upon dried blood from the host and other organic matter such as dried skin. After another two to three weeks, the larvae will be fully grown, and will then become pupae.

Going away on holidays?  If you left with just a few fleas now they have had time to multiply and are happy that you are home as they are hungry!

They know you are home as even vibrations or even heat is sensed, the pupa will emerge as an adult and begin biting and feeding off the host. This may take from two or three weeks or in rare cases over a year. This is why after you return from holidays and enter your home, you are suddenly bitten by large amounts of fleas.

Flea Control: Flea Guarantee

If you follow all of our directions over the phone, and of those given to you onsite by our technician, we may offer you a rock solid guarantee of satisfaction and relief from your current pest problem. Please inquire about this offer at any time by calling us on 0407 065 413, or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Shampooing your pet with a safe, residual insecticide firstly controls fleas. Safe insecticide recommendations from your vet may be the use of pyrethrin, though it only lasts for 24 hours.

Our shampoo recommendations have Permethrin; in principle, referred to as synthetic pyrethroid. There will last a lot longer and aren’t as dangerous and smelly as are other Organo-phosphates such as Diazinon and Maldison.

A pointer of note: Look at the active ingredients section at the front of the bottle or can. Keep to the guidelines and instructions of how to use a flea pest control product.

Further we recommend that you shampoo your pets every 2 weeks in the summertime and about every month in winter.

Preparing your home for flea treatment
On the day of treatment, these things should be done before we get there:

Remove all children & pets from the areas about to be sprayed.

  • To get the maximum benefit of the treatment, remove all objects from the floor and lawn areas

We cannot spray long grass, as it will not get to the ground area that needs to be treated. Mow lawns and hose dry areas to get the eggs to the surface. This helps to the insecticide from vaporizing quickly.

  • The carpet, skirting boards, under the furniture, cushion, and all areas of the floor need to be vacuumed.Vacuum bags can be discarded or sprayed with common fly spray in order to kill any adult fleas captured within the bag.
  • Block off areas from entry by pets. This is vital for long-term protection. If your pet is going under the house carrying fleas, these will be dropped into the soil. We cannot flood the area to get to where they are breeding, as the amount of pesticide that is need would be dangerous to your pet and to yourself.
  • So the solution to complete wiping out of fleas is a permanent blockage of their entry so that your pet cannot enter. I’m sorry, but really that is the only way to help solve flea problem. Otherwise it will be an endless cycle of fleas being killed outside, and being picked up again when your pet goes underneath your house.
  • The bedding of your pets is to be thoroughly washed or thrown away prior to treatment

An Insect Growth Regulator or I.G.R. may also be used in tablets, which are added to your pet’s food. You can get I.G.R.s from your vet. A common trade names are called Program or Pro-ban.  After our treatment your pet should be washed again as soon as possible after the treatment with shampoo or a residual flea powder.

If you use these simple methods, you will get your pet and home flea-free within just a few days in minor infestations, to about one month in more severe cases.

If you are you renting visit our End of Lease Flea Treatment page for some quick tips. Is YOUR home protected? Remember A1 Pest Control Canberra for your home’s complete termite and flea pest control systems. Call us today on 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au today for advice or to discuss your pest problem.

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Pest Exterminators

Pest Exterminators

Pest Extermination by Professionals Called Pest Exterminator

Pest ExterminatorsIf you live anywhere in Canberra, Northside, Southside or surrounding areas such as Braidwood, Bungendore, Goulburn or Yass, effective and safe pest control and pest Exterminators will be needed  more than ever before.

Due to the diverse weather in Canberra you may find creeping and crawling bugs that you would normally find in your yard have now found a way into your home and are now unwanted house guests.

These pest and vermin need to be safely exterminated with systematic regular pest control services so that they don’t cause germs and disease to you and your family.

Pest Exterminators in Canberra

Whatever you do, don’t give up! If they’re not controlled, they can continue to infest your home and cause health major issues, or just be plain annoying.

Readily available DYI solutions for spraying insects, which might seem to work in the interim but if you are searching for the best pest control solutions to your problem permanently you really need to call in the experts.

Our firm has been successfully eradicating various pests in Canberra for many years now and we know how to treat the problem permanently.

Call today to find out more information or to order our services on 0407 065 413.

Or feel free to email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for a free quote and friendly advice.

We are bed bugs exterminators who have the skills and expertise to solve your problems with bed bugs using only safe and fast control strategies.  We have different plans of attack for the type of infestation you have.

If you have silverfish infestations, or need to get rid of mouse or rat problems, just let us know.

We are available most times of the day for all types of other pest control treatments.

If you need possums trapped, we can manage that for you too. Visit our possum trapping page:

Looking for friendly pest control services in your area? We service most areas of Canberra, using only environmentally friendly insecticides & non-toxic products that are also Eco-friendly.

We find pantries in kitchens are hot spots and magnets for pests where sugar, flour and other foodstuffs may attract moths, ants and cockroaches.

These areas need to be protected from not only vermin, but also they need to be protected against harmful and smelly chemical treatments. To eliminate bugs in these locations, only non-fuming and non-toxic treatments should be used.

Ring Bob on 0407 065 413 or send a bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you have a pest extermination problem and need a safe, effective, treatment that won’t break the bank. We are the ones you are after.

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Pest Control

Pest Control Canberra

Pest Control Canberra

Pest Control CanberraSafe Environmental Solutions For You and Your Family.
Looking for a reliable and safe pest control firm that doesn’t charge the earth for its services? Our pest exterminators have been successfully treating Cockroaches, Ants, Spiders, Bees, and Bed Bugs within Canberra metro area now for a long time now.

The reasons for our success are great services backed up by rock solid warranties, and good old-fashioned customer satisfaction that seems to be lacking now a days.

Our Pest Technicians also give you protection against bees, Fleas, rats, mice Rodents, bird lice often called mites or other garden pests.

Call us today up to 6pm on 0407 065 413, or email Bob at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for a free quote and advice.

Spider Infestation Control – Distribution:

Funnel-web spiders are found in:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • The Australian Capital Territory
  • Victoria
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania

The funnel webs are mainly occur along the coast and mountain regions from Gladstone in the north to southern Tasmania. Isolated species occur in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Eyre Peninsula of South Australia, and in the mountains of North Queensland.

Although the Sydney funnel-web spider is found within about 100 km of the city.

Pest Control Tips

In tropical and subtropical regions, spider prefer to thrive in rainforests and areas of higher altitudes. However, in southern states, they also live in drier eucalypt forests and woodlands, as well as snow country.

Pest Control Canberra

Funnel-web spiders are probably the most venomous aggressive spiders in the world.

All funnel web species are lethal to humans, not just the Sydney or Northern tree dweller. If they bite you it is usually a pretty deep injection but even a small grazing bite means get to hospital immediately.

The Sydney Funnel-web constructs its own burrow, which may be over a foot deep or uses a suitable crevice in rocks or round house foundations. Sometimes, Funnel-webs may be found in colonies of over a hundred.

The webs are white and often tubular rather than funnel-like with supporting lines running out to surrounding rocks and debris.

The spiders may take several years to reach maturity and live for perhaps 8 years or longer. When mature, the males leave their webs and lead a homeless existence.

They tend to roam and often enter homes particularly during summer after a heavy downpour of rain. They mate with a female for only one season and if not killed shortly after mating, die within a few months.

This spider is one of Australia’s largest and most easily identified. The body of a female Sydney Funnel-web spider measures about 35mm in length and the male about 25mm.

The paired spinnerets at the end of the abdomen are particularly long, much longer than those of other large dark spiders.

The male is of a more delicate build than the female and has 2 features, which help identification. One is a little spur half way along its second leg on each side and the other is a finely pointed feeler to transfer sperm to the female.

Pest Control CanberraBoth sexes are very aggressive and when approached, will rear up into a ready to strike position. Their massive fangs can penetrate a child’s fingernail.

However, most people bitten by them are not injected with sufficient venom to cause any illness.

Often it falls off the tips of the spider’s fangs as it makes a preliminary downward thrust. People bitten by the female may at the most suffer pain around the bitten area.

The venom of the male is 5 times more toxic than the female. Man and monkeys seem to be especially susceptible to the venom.

For example, rabbits can be given very large doses of the venom with no apparent effect but a small dose injected into a monkey produces the terrifying symptoms seen in humans.

In all cases where the victim has died, and in which the spider has been positively identified, it has been a male spider.

The venom contains a low molecular weight toxin called atraxtoxin, which attacks the nerves of the body causing thousands of electrical impulses to be fired down them. The muscles twitch and there is a profuse flow of perspiration, tears and saliva.

The venom also causes changes to blood vessels, which can lead to shock and coma due to brain damage. All the evidence suggests that the effects wear off after a few hours.

Provided the victim reaches hospital before serious illness has developed, he or she has an excellent chance of recovery. An antivenom to the venom of the Sydney Funnel-web spider became available in 1980.

Pest status and management

Funnel-web spider venom is highly toxic, and all species should be considered potentially dangerous. Males wander at night, especially during or after rain, and may enter houses.

Bites by males of two large species, the Sydney funnel-web and northern tree funnel-web, have resulted in death. You need to follow the advice below.

If you are in a known funnel-web area:

  • wear gloves when gardening
  • know what a burrow looks like and stay away
  • wear shoes when walking
  • if camping close tent flaps
  • carefully shake out shoes before use, any footwear, clothes and sleeping bags left on the ground overnight, as the spiders hide during the day.

Email me for more information about pest control  at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au or call 0407 065 413

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

All told in Australia there are five main pest species of cockroaches. The different species comprise of German, Smoky-brown, American, Australian and Brown-banded cockroaches.

The reason that they are regarded as pests is due to a number of factors these are:

  • their ability to reproduce quickly
  • char characteristic odour
  • their ability to contaminate food by their droppings and
  • regurgitations and the spread of diseases.

Pest technicians are often asked by clients “Aren’t cockroaches supposed to be one of the cleanest animals because of the grooming habits?”

This is  obviously a myth because of the habits of cockroach to roam through sewers, urinals, garbage and rubbish.

They consume food and faeces of man and animals, harbouring diseases such as Salmonella, Diarrhoea and Typhus.

Advice To Get Rid of Cockroaches:

Visual inspection is a very important part of cockroach control. We ask clients if they have noticed any particular trouble areas, then we inspect all known cockroach hiding places such as:

  • cracks and crevices in and around kitchen, bathroom and laundry and meal preparation sites if on a
  • commercial building behind hot water services
  • electrical appliances such as ovens, refrigerator motors, microwaves, stereos etc.
  •  door hinges
  • behind wallpaper or ply veneer boards
  • drains and plumbing; and
  • roof voids

CockroachesWe then treat cracks and crevices in all of these areas and any other harbourages with insecticidal dusts to flush out the cockroaches and or in conjunction with residual sprays.

Heavy infestations may require a misting or a gassing for a faster kill.

Word of Caution:

Under no circumstances treat any food preparation areas especially food utensils, clothing, bedding and blankets.  Follow the directions on the pesticide label.  Safety instructions should be followed at all times.

More German Cockroach Info:
When we speak of abundance or being prolific, nothing beats the German cockroaches because of their extremely fast breeding habits and ability to adapt to almost any environment. They will eat anything that humans do and will also eat wallpaper, curtains, leather and any other organic material.

They are always found indoors and tend to stay where food and water are freely available, such as kitchens, pantries and bathrooms, etc. They cannot fly and carry their egg capsules (Ootheca) until maturity, unlike the other pest species.

Identify your cockroach:
The cockroaches when adults are 10-15mm long and are tan to medium brown coloured with 2 parallel dark stripes on the head section Pronotum.

The nymphs are very small, dark and beetle-like when they first emerge from the capsule and within a few weeks grow more slender and lighter coloured. They have a light stripe down the centre at this stage of their development.

Look for signs of infestation, and that includes dark regurgitation, cast skins, and faecal droppings in corners and door hinges of cupboards. Their droppings are tiny and resemble fly specks.

They are often confused with the Brown banded Cockroach which is lighter in colour, lives outdoors or indoors in dry environments and they are also able to fly.

Steps on Permanent Control
Once you have employed a professional pest control company such as A1 Pest Control Canberra to control German Cockroaches in your environment, there are certain things that you can do in order to get a faster, more permanent result.

We have used our professional equipment and insecticides to get to the places that you would not normally even think of, let alone carry out. Once we have gone there are three measures that you can do to achieve this result.

3 essential tips that you need to follow:

  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness in areas where cockroaches are known to appear in great numbers.

This involves keeping the floor and other areas free of food scraps and grease. Washing up should not be left overnight and food should never be consumed in any place other than the meal area.

Cardboard and paper are notorious for harbouring German Cockroaches. Do not store these for any period longer than necessary.

  • Block all possible points of entry, and fill in various cracks and crevices that cockroaches could hide in.

This may be done with a caulking agent such as “No More Gaps.” Dripping taps should have washers replaced as this may provide water that they can drink.

  • Apply surface spray and put cockroach bombs inside cupboards within 6 months after a professional pest treatment has been conducted.

The most effective follow up plan is to follow the steps above even when you can not see any cockroaches.  By using these steps it will break their life cycle and hasten their demise.

Remember to close off the infested areas as much as possible when using bombs to keep as much of the smoke contained.

CockroachesThe use of sheets can be used when pinned to doorway frames when doors are absent. Always read and take note of the instructions on the label.

If the area is badly infested situations, for example when cockroaches are sighted in numbers during the day repeat the above treatment for a further month.

Always keep in mind that cockroach control relatively depends upon a combined effort from the pest controller and the customer.

With your success in ridding your cockroaches permanently won’t occur overnight, but if you follow these quick steps you will get the results that you are after within just 1 month of our treatment and guarantees that you and your family or employees won’t be living with these unwanted filthy pests.

View our page on how to get rid of cockroaches for further helpful info to combat your pest problem.

Do you have cockroaches?  Need to know how to get rid of cockroaches? Remember A1 Pest Control Canberra for your home’s complete termite and pest protection systems. Call 0407 065 413 or email today for more information, advice and FREE QUOTES!

Call Bob on 0407 065 413 or email him at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you have a problem with cockroaches.

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Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

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Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

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Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter AntsCarpenter Ants take a fair bit of persistence and a little work on your behalf to get the ants under control in your home.

Prior to your call to in the pest control technician, ensure that you have a thorough inspection around your outside of your home and garden area.

The Best Carpenter Ant Control:

As carpenter ants are both sugar and protein eaters they are very comfortable while feeding on your home.

The mistake that many people make in identifying the ants is that when they see tell tale signs such as sawdust on the floors and window sills they automatically think that they have a termite problem..

The only way to dismiss this thought is to arrange for an expert in termite inspections.

A1 Pest Control Canberra specialises in this type of work. View our pages on Termite Inspection

You can contact us by calling 0407 065 413 or emailing Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Ant Baits and Treating Infestations:

Treat the outside of your home with a residual barrier insecticide like Termidor, and clear rubbish and leaves away from the home.

Kill any mature nest you may find (usually in rotting wood) by opening the nest and drenching it with boiling water or with a mixture of water and ant killer.

Structural improvements may be necessary to prevent establishment of indoor carpenter ant colonies.

When you get rid of carpenter ants from your home is simple enough if at first that you can find out where the Carpenter Ants are coming from.

If the colony is large enough, nesting carpenter ants will funnily enough actually make a noise that is similar to crunching a piece of paper.

This can sound disturbingly the same as termites. If unsure, leave it be, because if it really is a termite infestation, you can spread them, causing more problems.

Tracking down the ants nest during the day by the sound is uneventful you may want to try setting up a sugar or honey bait, and follow them back to their nest during the night.

This of course is easy enough if you are persistent with your baits and listening skills you should track them down and when you do locate the nest you have these choice of one or two choices:

First Step:

To get rid of carpenter ants infesting your home, spray liberal amounts of aerosol pesticides into the entrance of the nest and place sweet baits containing boric acid near the nest.

This can be considered a first step, if you think the colony isn’t very large. Usually twenty or so winged ants found in the house during the spring are indicative of an established, but small, colony.

Sweet baits and a simple aerosol spray may be able to take care of the problem, though ants in the nest have been known to survive for several months without feeding, and aerosol sprays may not make it far enough into the nest to guarantee complete ant extermination.

Second Step:

In order to get rid of carpenter ants in your home safely is to drill holes in the wall to penetrate the nest, and then dust and spray with ant killer.

If you notice more than 20 winged ants in your home during the spring, then it’s possible that you have a larger colony established somewhere in your home.

If you want to get rid of carpenter ants the best way to do this is to find their nest, drill holes into the nest, and dust with boric acid or Termidor Ant control, and spray with an aerosol insecticide.

This is a big step for a lot of people because they don’t want to do any damage to their home, and if they’re renting, this may not even be an option.

If you can’t get rid of carpenter ants or you’re not certain you are qualified to do so, you may want to call a professional pest control agency.

Whether your a home or business owner, you should schedule an initial inspection to make sure they can detect the location of the nest, a second to treat the nest, and a third inspection within a month or during the following spring to ensure they have gotten rid of carpenter ants once and for all.

If you rent the property that you are living you should notify your landlord and explain the danger to the structure of you home, which may influence more immediate action.

Help is at hand: Professional Carpenter Ant Control

An experienced pest control professional will thoroughly inspect your home. Having all family members present may help the agent pinpoint the location of the next more easily, so be ready for questions about sightings and recent ant activity.

After the nest is identified and the location is pin pointed the pest control agent will drill holes, and treat the surrounding wood, moving outward from the nest’s location, eventually finishing the job with a residual insecticide spray of the perimeter of your home.

With the number of carpenter ant infestations and the difficulty of getting rid of carpenter ants, it is relatively common to call in a professional to take care of your ant problem this will nip the problem in the bud and takes all the guess work with you doing the job yourself.

Word of CAUTION! Pesticide recommendations in this article are registered for use in Australia only!

The use of some products may not be legal in your state or country. Please check with your local county agent, pest control firm or regulatory official before asking, “How do you get rid of Carpenter Ants?” or using any pesticide mentioned in this publication.

When using pesticide – it is imperative to always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe use of any pesticides!

Call A1 Pest Control Canberra for all pests on 0407 065 413

Ring Bob on 0407 065 413 or email him at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you have a problem with carpenter ants.

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

Y Listings:

Yarralumla, Yarrow, Yass

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Bee Keepers

Bee Keepers

Bee Keeper

Bee Keepers CanberraAre Bees or Wasps a problem? Can’t find  bee catcher or Bee keeper? We charge reasonable rates to get rid of (kill) bees and wasps.

For quick action call 0407 065 413 or bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au Give me a call before they get into your walls.

The following bee catchers can remove bees without killing them. We only get rid of bees by killing them with low toxic insecticides when they are a danger or pest to people’s living areas.

Lyn & Pat Shiels

6286 2421 or 0417 669 232
Any Canberra Area

John Rice

6238 3791 or 0488 204 043
Any Canberra Area including Queanbeyan, Wamboin, Bywong, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Braidwood, Sutton, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman, Yass and surrounding districts.

Dick Johnston

6282 8112
Woden and Weston Creek

Con Gianakos

6286 5384
Southside Canberra

Renata Draber

0401 315 677
Canberra and Queanbeyan

Warren Clendenning

0408 293 063
Holt and nearby areas

John Grubb

041 9290 546
Lyneham and Kaleen

Tayla Jones

0410 062 502
Southside

Frank Crnkovic

0418 620 678
Nicholls

Paul Zarb

6241 5534 or 0406 375 182
Belconnen and North Canberra

Scott Williams

0403 324 212
Braidwood, Bungendore area

Bob Shaw

4844 5001
Goulburn, Tarago, Windellama and nearby

Bob Snedden

6288 0868 or 0403196288
Weston, Woden, Kambah

David Cleary

0408 633 203
Yass area

Colleen Bryant and Joanne Lee

6226 8312
Murrumbateman

Adrian Meijer

0411 769 293
Bungendore, Bywong, Wamboin, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Woden Valley and Weston Creek

Glenn Wallace

0402 822 114
Goulburn and surrounds

Phil Adams

0425 256 831
Any Canberra area

Cath and Dave

6288 7202 or 0403 587 997
Weston Creek

Jim Calokerinos

6282 4110
Woden and Weston Creek

Vanessa Prout

0416 804 280
Lanyon valley

Phil & Vicki Keenan

0418 249 185
Southside Canberra

Ian Crabbe

0423 253 468
Tuggeranong, Lanyon Valley, Queanbeyan

Eric Davies

0414 501 578
Weston Creek

David Buckle

6281 4120
Southside Canberra

Ian Towers

0417 175 601
Weston Creek

Bee Removal

Never attempt bee removal on your own, without the assistance of professionals. This is definitely NOT advised as bees can attack unprotected people. Approaching a hive, especially while they are swarming, is very dangerous.

Bee Control By Bee Keeper

Bee Keepers CanberraTo get rid of bees and wasps, nest or hive control, inside homes requires chemical control and professional knowledge and of course safety protection.

Physical bee removal or relocation of the hive is possible, although the chances of the hive being destroyed are high.

Professional services of an exterminator are needed when bees & wasps have hives that are inside a home or high in trees or located in hard-to-reach places. Costs for bee control in these circumstances are varied, so shop around.  You can expect to pay around $200 to $300 for a pest controller or slightly more for a bee keeper.

Are Bees or Wasps a problem? For fast action call 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

If YOUR home has been invaded remember A1 Pest Control Canberra for fast, effective control of bees and wasps and other pest. Simply 0407 065 413 or email today for more information, advice and FREE QUOTES! Call today to order any of our pest control services on 0407 065 413

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

Y Listings:

Yarralumla, Yarrow, Yass

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Bee Catchers

Bee Catchers

Bee Catchers CanberraAre Bees or Wasps a problem? Can’t find a bee catcher or bee-keeper?

We charge reasonable rates to get rid of (kill) bees & wasps.

For fast action call Bob for fast action 0407 065 413 or bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

The following bee catchers can remove bees without killing them. We only get rid of bees by killing them with low toxic insecticides when they are a danger or pest to people’s living areas.

Lyn & Pat Shiels

6286 2421 or 0417 669 232
Any Canberra Area

John Rice

6238 3791 or 0488 204 043
Any Canberra Area including Queanbeyan, Wamboin, Bywong, Bungendore, Captains Flat, Braidwood, Sutton, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman, Yass and surrounding districts.

Dick Johnston

6282 8112
Woden and Weston Creek

Con Gianakos

6286 5384
Southside Canberra

Renata Draber

0401 315 677
Canberra and Queanbeyan

Warren Clendenning

0408 293 063
Holt and nearby areas

John Grubb

041 9290 546
Lyneham and Kaleen

Tayla Jones

0410 062 502
Southside

Frank Crnkovic

0418 620 678
Nicholls

Paul Zarb

6241 5534 or 0406 375 182
Belconnen and North Canberra

Scott Williams

0403 324 212
Braidwood, Bungendore area

Bob Shaw

4844 5001
Goulburn, Tarago, Windellama and nearby

Bob Snedden

6288 0868 or 0403196288
Weston, Woden, Kambah

David Cleary

0408 633 203
Yass area

Colleen Bryant and Joanne Lee

6226 8312
Murrumbateman

Adrian Meijer

0411 769 293
Bungendore, Bywong, Wamboin, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra, Woden Valley and Weston Creek

Glenn Wallace

0402 822 114
Goulburn and surrounds

Phil Adams

0425 256 831
Any Canberra area

Cath and Dave

6288 7202 or 0403 587 997
Weston Creek

Jim Calokerinos

6282 4110
Woden and Weston Creek

Vanessa Prout

0416 804 280
Lanyon valley

Phil & Vicki Keenan

0418 249 185
Southside Canberra

Ian Crabbe

0423 253 468
Tuggeranong, Lanyon Valley, Queanbeyan

Eric Davies

0414 501 578
Weston Creek

David Buckle

6281 4120
Southside Canberra

Ian Towers

0417 175 601
Weston Creek

Bee Removal by bee catchers:

Never attempt bee removal on your own, without the assistance of professionals. This is definitely NOT advised as bees can attack unprotected people. Approaching a hive, especially while they are swarming, is very dangerous practice.
Bee CatchersBee Control :
Effectively to get rid of bees and wasps, nest or hive control, inside homes requires chemical control and professional knowledge.

Physical bee removal or relocation of the hive is possible, although the chances of the hive being destroyed are high.

Professional services of an exterminator are needed when bees and wasps have hives that are inside a home or high in trees or located in hard to get to places. Costs for bee control in these circumstances are varied, so shop around.

You can expect to pay around $200 to $300 for a pest controller or slightly more for a bee-keeper.

If Bees or Wasps are a problem? For fast action call 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au
If your home has been invaded remember A1 Pest Control Canberra for fast, effective control of bees and wasps. Simply 0407 065 413 or email today for more information, advice and FREE QUOTES.  Call today to order any of our services on 0407 065 413 7 days a week.

Our Service Areas Includes:

A Listings:

Acton, Ainslie, Amaroo, Aranda

B Listings:

Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

C Listing:

Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

D Listings:

Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

E Listings:

Erindale Centre, Evatt

F Listings:

Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

G Listings:

Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

H Listings:

Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

I Listings:

Isabella Plains, Isaacs

J Listings:

Jamison Centre, Jacka

K Listings:

Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

L Listings:

Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

M Listings:

Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

N Listings:

North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

O Listings:

O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

P Listings:

Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

Q Listings:

Queanbeyan

R Listings:

Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

S Listings:

Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

T Listings:

Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

U Listings:

Urila

W Listings:

WatsonWright, Wamboin, Williamsdale, Wanniassa, Waramanga, Weston – Weston Creek Centre, Woden Town Centre

Y Listings:

Yarralumla, Yarrow, Yass

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Bee Removal

Bee Removal

Bee Removal Canberra

Bee RemovalAre you having a problem dealing with bee removal or wasps? Is it extremely difficult in your area to find a Bee keeper or a Bee Catcher for bee removal?

If you are looking for highly qualified, licensed and full equipped pest control professionals, call Bob on 0407 065 413 or email at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for fast action and permanent results.

How to Get Rid of Bees:
An untrained person is certainly not someone that you want when it comes to bee removal, a bee swarm or even a single bee can inflict painful and numerous stings and in the unfortunate possibility that you might be allergic, a single sting can possibly prove fatal.

It is highly recommended that if you wish to monitor any bee activity, such as their search for a new nest on your property, that this should be done at a safe distance, preferably in a protected area, such as the inside of your home. This will give you the safety that you should have and also gives you access to a phone, in order to call a Bee Catcher or Keeper or a pest control specialist well versed in bee removal.

It is imperative that you do not try to antagonize the bees by throwing rocks, spraying them or trying to cover their nest, all this will do is rile them up and put yourself in danger.

Best Time to Move Bees:
The best possible time to bee removal or relocate bees is prior to the erecting of a new hive. If at all possible, contact a bee keeper by looking them up in the yellow pages, they should be listed under: “Beekeepers and Apiarists”.

If there are multiple reporting’s of bees in the area or if it is spring time, you might have difficulty contacting the local beekeeper, in the interim it is advisable to stay clear of the area, this goes especially true of small children, since they might not know any better and could get seriously hurt.

If the bees have already built a hive, then it is highly recommended that a fully licensed, equipped and knowledgeable pest control specialist be contacted so that the proper form of action can be taken.

Bee Removal Canberra:

Anytime an untrained and ill-equipped person tries bee removal on their own it usually has all the markings of a disaster waiting to happen. An untrained person attempting to use chemical sprays or smokers in the vain effort of trying to calm or subdue the bees will more than likely cause the bees to swarm and attack leading to someone getting hurt and if they are allergic possibly worse.

Tips from Pest Control Professionals:
Prior to any attempt to remove the bees, it is advised that you first find out what type of bees you are dealing with.

If the nest is underground you will be needing a spray to kill wasps and is not a projectile sprayer, since you will need very little spray to go underground. However, if the nest is elevated you will need a hornet and wasp sprayer that is a projectile sprayer.

You will want the sprayer to provide a stream of at least 4 or 5 metres, this will give you plenty of room, in case you need to make a hasty retreat. It is advisable to repeat this process at least 2 to 3 times or that you are certain that the nest is now vacant.

If it has been determined that the nest has been vacated, it is probably safe to knock down the nest, if elevated or fill it with gravel or dirt if the nest was underground. Ensure that the area is bee or wasp clean before you give the ‘all clear’ signal’. This should solve your problem, until the next time migrations occur.

Bees and Wasps:
Both bees and wasps are generally known for their abilities to inflict painful stings and bites, which can be fatal at times, if a person is allergic to them. Not enough is said about the beneficial aspects of both and the important roles that each one has in the ecosystem.

Bees play a very important role in the pollination of both vegetables and flowers, without which we would have no naturally pollinated fruit or vegetable plants. Wasps also play an important role, in that they are the natural predators of such destructive insects, as the caterpillar that can easily decimate large areas of crops.

When these insects are dealt with properly and a person has a basic understanding of them, there should not be a problem. Wasps (Yellow Jacket) are known to be more aggressive, and the bee is normally not as aggressive, unless genetically altered and become Africanized Honey Bees or Killer Bees. These Killer Bees are very aggressive and have been known to attack humans with fatal results.

Bee Control:
There are a number of ways to take care of any wasp or bee problem that you might have such as, chemical control, professional service control and hive or nest control.

When it comes to controlling the hive or nest this can be rather difficult, especially in dealing with wasps, since you have to remove the insects first (a wasp nest is usually underground) which can be done by raising the bees or using the smoke that is used in bee culture.

The problem with moving or removing a hive or nest is that in a great deal of instances, the hive is either damaged or destroyed all together. When you are using chemical sprayers to eliminate the wasps or bees make sure that you first read the label and follow all instructions verbatim.

These commercial sprays can be found at any home or garden store and at the larger supermarkets, just make sure that these sprays are specifically for bees and/or wasps.

In many instances it is more prudent to enlist the exterminating services of bee removal professional services, especially for those hard to reach areas, the homeowner is allergic or feels more comfortable having the job done professionally. The cost of this service will vary depending on the service that is required, so it is best to call around to get the best possible price.

As stated above, both wasps and bees are very important to the ecosystem and are at times thought of with great disdain, because of their capabilities to sting or bite and disrupt any outdoor function.

Both of these insects, the bee and the social wasp are ruled by a queen, maintained by workers and reside in colonies. When dealing with either one, whether it is the bee or the wasp you should be able to tell one from the other, since it will take different methods to control them, if it becomes necessary.

There are different methods that have been used in the past to control bees. One of these methods involves the painting of a former bee colony light blue; because rumor has it that the bees will not land nor will they establish a hive on the light blue paint believing that it is the sky. This theory has not been tested, nor proven.

The Difference between Bees and Wasps:
There are obvious physical differences between the bee and the wasp. The wasp is slender in build with a narrow waist, they appear to be shiny and smooth-skinned and have cylindrical legs. The most common type of wasps is the Yellow Jacket, the European wasp, paper wasp and the hornet.

The wasp is a predator that feeds its’ young arthropods and other insects as it develops in the nest. The wasp is very beneficial since it is the predator of the cricket, caterpillar, flies and other destructive and annoying pests. The wasp, at times, has been known to become aggressive around human food and is usually scavenging around outdoor activities if food and beverages are present.

The bee, on the other hand is hairy with a robust body and flattened hind legs used for collecting and transporting pollen. Almost 80% of the pollination required by vegetable seed plants, legumes, most fruits and many ornamentals are carried out by the honey bee. The honey bee feeds only on pollen (protein) and nectar (carbohydrates) and at times will be found around a trash can in search of a soda can or some other sugary food in order to feast upon.

Nesting Sites:
Paper wasps, yellow jackets, and European wasps build their nests out of a papery pulp made from chewed up wood fibre and saliva. These nests are built in out of the way; quiet locations that at times will conflict with those of man.

The yellow jacket and the mud wasps nests are a series of rounded combs that are stacked in tiers and covered by an envelope of several layers of pulp. The paper wasps nest consists of one comb without the protective envelope and these wasps are sometimes referred to as the umbrella wasps, due to the shape of their nest.

The yellow jacket will usually build their nests below ground in old rodent burrows or any other type of cavity in the ground. They have also been known to build their nests under eaves, inside attics and wall voids and in trees or shrubs. The European wasp will build their nests in gardens, trees, along the sides of buildings and under eaves.

The paper wasp will build their nests under any horizontal surface and are usually found on the eaves of buildings, in the supports of roof voids, on limbs, sheds, barns, garages and other similar places. The mortar bee will utilize cavities in buildings, old mice burrows and other such locations and as with the honey bee the cells of their nests are made from wax.

The honey bee makes their nest out of wax in vertical honey combs, with the majority of their colonies in manufactured hives, but on occasion they will use voids in building walls, cavities in large trees or any other area that will offer some sort of protection.

Wasp and Bee Stings:
In order to defend themselves or their colony, bees and wasps sting and inject protein venom that everyone has a different reaction to. If you are allergic to the venom the reaction in some instances has been known to be fatal. However, a majority of us only have a local reaction that usually will entail itching, redness, tenderness to a great deal of swelling and burning.

Some of these reactions, namely the itching can last up to a week. Different wasps and bees have different forms of stingers. The mortar bee and the wasp can sting you more than once, since they are able to retract their stinger without injuring themselves and not leaving a stinger under your skin.

The bee, on the other hand has barbs on their stinger and when they sting you, the stinger remains under the skin. This stinger is attached to the digestive system of the honey bee and once they fly off, as a consolation, the bee does not have long to live. If stung by the honey bee, it is recommended that you scratch out the stinger immediately using your fingernail. Do not try to squeeze the stinger out, because all you are doing is forcing more of the venom under your skin.

Treatment for Stings:
The venom of both wasps and bees are different, so a reaction to a bee sting might not be the same reaction to a wasp sting. Normally, an allergic reaction to a sting would be a rash, hives, swelling away from the site of the sting, upset stomach, minor respiratory symptoms or headache.

These reactions are normally not life-threatening and can be treated with an antihistamine, in addition to the topical commercial ointment, vinegar, ice, meat tenderizer or honey to relieve the itching. In rare cases will immediate medical attention be required, if a person suffers a systemic, life-threatening allergic reaction that leads to anaphylactic shock and its’ effects, such as swelling and blockage of the throat, fainting and great difficulty breathing.

As stated, these instances are rare and those persons that are known to suffer from systemic allergic reactions to wasp or bee stings, immediate medical assistance should be obtained.

Control of Nests:
When it comes to controlling a bee or a wasp nest you must first identify not only the type of insect that you are dealing with, but also the location of the nest. The following information should be of some assistance in controlling the situation yourself or you can call in the services of a pest control professional that is experienced in bee or wasp control.

Wasps:
When it comes to controlling wasps, the best time of year to deal with them is in September/October when the queen has established her colony and the colony is still small. The only problem is, is that the colony is small and thus it is harder to find. When you do find the colony the best time of day to deal with them is at night when the temperature is below 5 degrees centigrade and the wasps have a great deal of difficulty flying.

If however, that you do not discover the colony until the fall, then control will not be necessary since the coming frost will kill the colony. One thing to remember is to never seal a wasp nest until you are sure that there are no surviving wasps inside the colony.

If you are not certain that your home is protected, A1 Pest control Canberra is there for your complete wasp and bee protection. For more information, free quotes and advice call Bob on 0407 065 413 or email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au today for the latest up-to-date advice and prompt service.

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Bugs

Bed Bug Control

Bed Bug Control Canberra

images12Searching for a Bed Bugs pest control? How Do You Know You Have Bed Bugs?   Bed Bugs today are a real problem as the insect is one of the most travelled wingless insects in the world.  They are a rust coloured insect oval in shape and around 4 to 5mm long when they become adult.   If you have a problem of bed bugs in your home or in your business environment call Call Bob on 0407 065 413 or email him at Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Bed Bug Control Tips

With bed bugs they change colour through to dark red after they have gorged on a blood yes your blood – now that is a horrible thought! Although bed bugs are hard to distinguish as they are flat and thin means which makes detection difficult as they can hide in the narrowest crevices and cracks, making it very difficult for the naked eye to locate them. There are 2 main species that are commonly named the bed bug and they are called Cimex lectularius, and the other tropical bed bug called Cimex hemipterus. Until recently there was only one type of bug known in Australia but now the tropical version has also recently made a presence.

Bed Bugs Developmental stages:
In all there are 5 juvenile stages, which are known as nymphs, these are really only smaller versions of the adults in appearance. With each nymphal stage requires at least 1 blood meal to moult to the next stage and it takes between 5 to 10 minutes for complete engorgement to occur. The whole nymphal development takes approx 6 to 8 weeks; meantime the adult bed bugs can live on average for 6 to 12 months. The main food that both the nymphal and adult stages require for both sexes require blood for nutrition and for development. In the mating stage, each female lays 2 to 3 eggs a day throughout her lifespan. The light whitish coloured eggs are approx 1mm in length are cemented on rough surfaces of where they are hiding, and will hatch within around 10 days at room temperature, but longer in cooler conditions. You can see how it really doesn’t take much to have a bed bug epidemic as these pests can breed very quickly given the right conditions. As now you can see now how quickly a bed bug problem can multiply and get out of control without the correct treatment.

What do bed bugs eat?
Nig Bug ControlThese quiet nasty little bugs are especially adapted physically for piercing through skin and sucking blood your blood mainly is their favourite. As with any blood sucking arthropods, they inject saliva during feeding, which has anticoagulant properties. The bed bugs are more at home in the warmth and carbon dioxide of a host and quickly home in on a suitable feeding site. The bed bugs tend not to live on humans and the only contact is for a blood meal. The blood-feeding feast occurs at night, and they generally seek shelter during the day and become inactive while they digest the blood meal from the night before. Saying that though the bed bugs can and will bite in the day especially if starved for a period of time. It is know that the bed bugs can survive for long periods without a need for blood and although they prefer a human host, as a second choice they will feed on a variety of other warm blooded animals which could include bats, rabbits, rodents and even the family pet looks good if they are hungry.

Where are they hiding?
The bed bugs like to house themselves in various dark locations, which is in close proximity to where people sleep. The bugs like to hide under mattresses, floorboards, paintings and carpets, also they can in cracks and crevices of walls, in bed frames and other furniture, and can even live behind wallpaper.   Bed bugs tend to be in close contact with each other and you will note their presence when there is an infestation as this is usually accompanied by a distinctive sweet sickly smell.   Another tell tale sign is blood spotting on mattresses and nearby furnishings.  Bed bugs can easily travel the world as they are easily transported in luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture.   It is with their easy ways to transport themselves bed bugs have an international distribution.

What is the best treatment?
When you suspect that you have unwelcome visitors such as bed bugs then your best course of action would be to call in a fully licensed pest control expert.   I say this as they will be able to do a thorough job of getting to all of the favourite places that bugs live and also the fact they will be able to inspect adjoining rooms for other signs of infestation.   The pest control expert is licensed to treat the areas infected by the bugs with a much stronger insecticide than you could safely use.   Keep in mind the breeding cycle of the female bed bug and the fact adult bed bug lays 2-3 eggs per day so without proper treatment you are going to have a big problem soon.   Get the house or hotel rooms treated by a professional at  A1 Pest Control Canberra call Bob today 0407 065 413

More risks can arise with the use of insecticides to treat bed bug problems in the home, particularly when individuals attempt to eradicate bed bugs without the help or advice of a professional pest manager.   People with no pesticide application experience are using surface spray, fly spray, and sometimes illegal products to attempt to control bed bugs in their homes.   It would be easier buying bed bug mattress encasements, castor or a screw in barriers which have a sticky impassable barrier.   Bed bugs can be transferred among people, and that places a great deal of social, emotional and financial stress on sufferers.   Bed Bugs Control Canberra:   Control is challenging and costly, and there is still a certain amount of social stigma attached to living with bed bugs. Having bed bugs may restrict the social lives of people.   Sufferers avoid visiting friends and family and often throw away belongings, at great cost, and minimal benefit.   Rental disputes often occur over who is responsible for the infestation and re-location costs while treatment is taking place. The following are needed for effective bed bug control

  • Cooperation of landlord, management, and resident to focus on the problem
  • Accurate identification to be sure it is a bed bug and not another pest
  • Identification of the source (especially if bed bugs are moving from an adjacent room or apartment unit)
  • Thorough inspection of the facility and identification of all possible hiding spots
  • Cleaning and organization of the living area
  • Reducing clutter in the home
  • Bagging and removal of bedding and clothing from the affected area
  • Washing sheets and blankets and drying on HOT setting
  • Encasing the mattress in a zippered encasement
  • Washing or treating the headboard and bed frame
  • Cleaning and removing bed bugs from other items
  • Isolating the cleaned (bedbug free) items until bed bugs are gone
  • Careful and targeted use of insecticides, following label instructions
  • Inspection and treatment of all surrounding adjacent units
  • Follow up inspections and all other procedures as needed

Newer non-toxic means of controlling them are with special silicone discs that are fitted around the legs of beds and screw-on castors with a sticky base.   Management of bed bugs should begin at the first sign of a problem. The longer an infestation is allowed to exist, the more difficult and expensive it will be to control.   It could take several months to get rid of bed bugs if there is a large infestation.   Knowing how quickly an infestation can happen and how more costly treatments are when it gets to this stage doesn’t it make more sense to have professional pest control management from A1 Pest Control Canberra today to treat your problem? Call Bob today without delay on 0407 065 413

Bed Bug Bites

Bites are usually the early warning sign of a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs feed only on blood. Each life stage feeds, except the egg. They insert the fine stylets from their beak directly into the skin in search of a tiny blood vessel, and may move and bite repeatedly until they find the right spot.     At each point the beak releases saliva into the skin. The saliva contains proteins and enzymes that will cause an allergic reaction in many people.   This bite can leave small itchy red welts or white bumps, or sometime blisters or even pustules may result. Some people do not have any reaction at all, even though they are bitten the same amount of times in the same areas.   Not everyone in a residence will react the same way and many times only one person will show signs of bites, leading others to believe it cannot be bed bugs and just imagined by the sufferer.   It is critical to confirm bed bugs in the sleeping or living area through inspection to be sure that bites are caused by bed bugs and not by other pests.   WE have Bed-Bug Detectors for commercial hire, and also sell mattress encasements that they can’t escape from, saving your current mattresses! Call us on 0407 065 413 for more info.   Bed bug bites can often look like mosquito & flea bites.  If you have some bites, look out for the following signs of bed bug infestation:

  • Bed bugs tend to feed on exposed skin, but can feed under loose clothing.
  • Bed bugs primarily feed at night in the dark, in a typical situation.
  • Under stressed conditions bed bugs may feed during the day.

Stressed conditions include:

  • Bed bugs have no access to hosts because people are not sleeping nearby
  • When bed bugs are disturbed by cleaning or pesticides they may move to other areas
  • As the numbers increase, bed bugs may spread due to overcrowding
  • Bed bug bite reactions can take a few minutes or as many as 14 days to appear
  • If bed bugs cannot be located in sleeping areas after multiple inspections, other biting pests must be considered
  • If local temperatures are over 25° C and the individual is outdoors or has unscreened windows open, mosquito bites must be considered.

Is YOUR home protected from Bed Bugs? Remember A1 for your home’s complete bed bug control and pest management systems.   Call Bob on 0407 065 413 or email him at Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au if you have a problem with bedbugs.

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Possum Traps

Possum Traps

Unproofed RoofAs possums are a protected species in ACT and NSW it is illegal to catch or entrap possums without a current Possum Trappers license. Possums are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1980 and it is illegal for an unauthorised person to trap or harm them. Trapping, removing or killing a possum without a licence carries severe penalties.

There are 2 species of possums are encountered by pest controllers, the ringtail and brush-tail opossum

Licenses to trap possums on your property are available from any TAMS (Canberra) NPWS (New South Wales) or any Wildlife office.

There are 2 species of possums are encountered by pest controllers, the ringtail and brush-tail possum
The ring tail possum and the brush tailed possum.

Hire of traps are available through A1 Pest Control Canberra by calling Bob on 0407 065 413 or emailing mailto:bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au for further information on setting possum traps or alternatively Bob will trap the possum for you. It is also a good idea when the possum is caught is then proof the entry points in your roof.

Below are the steps necessary to locate and evict your unwanted possum.
Step 1:

How do you know there are Possums in your home?

Possums will normally make their homes in tree hollows but if there are none that are available they will use any suitable, dark place including the space between the ceiling and roof of houses and in garages. A mere 9cm gap is enough room for possums to gain entry to your roof.

When possums gain entry they are the cause for many sleepless nights for the humans trying to sleep as they also may be interacting with other possums or fighting over territory or food.

The difference between possums in your roof space compared to rats and mice is easily identifiable as although smaller than a possum, they can still make a lot of noise but the presence of rats and mice is more obvious due to their distinctive smell and droppings you can readily see.

Although possums can sometimes be harder to locate as they can curl up in tiny places or may be sleeping tucked up under your insulation. If you suspect a possum in your roof, try looking in the ceiling space during the day with a torch or outside the house just after dark when possums emerge to feed.

Step 2:

Evicting Possums – give them their marching orders:

When night falls and the possum is out feeding you will need to climb up into your roof to locate where the possums are gaining entry into your ceiling void so they may not get back in. Using a torch you are looking for any daylight shining through holes bearing in mind the possum needs only a 9cm gap to squeeze their way into your home.

Wood or metal nailed over the hole will prevent re-entry. However, possums are strong and may be able to move loose tiles and bricks aside so regularly check it. If you don’t hear the possums for a few nights, it has probably found a new home. It may remain in the area if it finds a suitable place to nest or it may move to a new location.

Blocking the entry-ceiling cavity is the only way to guarantee that the possum will not return. If the possum is removed by trapping, its home site becomes vacant, ready for another possum to move in. The problem continues. Also possums are strongly attached to their home-site and will return to it over long distances.

Step 3:

Possum Traps – What happens when you catch your possum?

Now that you have tried simple methods to block entry to where the possum is getting in and you settle down to sleep with the knowledge that they can’t get in but you are hearing noises that suggest that you have not found the exact entry point. And in fact you possums are still your uninvited guests!

This is when you will need to get your possum license and hire a possum trap by calling
Bob on 0407 065 413 or you may decide to let Bob take care of your possum problem himself and he will catch your possum block the entry point and then release your possum.

Points to remember:

  • The rules now state that the possum needs to be released in the boundaries of your property
  • Proof the entry points to your roof so that they can not gain entry again

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Termite Evidence

Termite evidence

Termite EvidenceTermite evidence is visible to the naked eye, but by the time the human eye detects damage, the damage runs much deeper than you can see.

Termites start their dining feast of wood from deep inside the wood, undercover and out of sight.  The more educated you are on termite activity, the quicker you can have the problem treated.

Ways to determine Termite evidence :

As you begin your search for termites here are some early clues that termites have invaded your space which can include:

Paint discoloration or blistering, something that looks like water damage, can possibly be on indicator that termites are present.  Where  termites evidence, there is moisture because termite saliva is used when they eat and also to create the tunnels they use for travelling safely.

  1. Wood that has the look of a honeycomb has definitely been eaten and invaded by termites.
  2. A good place to begin looking for termites is anywhere that water damage has occurred due to a leak.  Termites are attracted to moist wood.  Storerooms and cupboards that are not used very often will be other places that will need to be inspected.

Check outside your home and in the garden for further evidence.  Fence posts made of wood are an ideal spot for termites to feast as are the base of trees, wood piles and tree stumps.  It will be difficult to identify termite activity outside your home, but you want to look for very small mud tubes (also called “leads”) which are erected by termites as a way to travel safely.  These “leads” will start from the ground and will lead to any tiny crack in the foundation of your home.

Termite EvidenceThere is no reason to panic if you find evidence of a termite invasion, and don’t see any of these destructive pests.  It could be old damage and the remaining evidence was not destroyed or removed.  I would not want to make that assumption, and since there has been evidence that termites have been or are still close to your home and property, a call to your professional pest controller would be in order at A1 Pest Control.

There is no price tag on your “peace of mind”, call an expert who can determine if termite evidence in the home still exists, and uses state of the art equipment to inspect and get rid of them forever.

Bob 0407 065 413 to give you professional pest control advice.

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Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

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Termite Pest Control

Termite pest control

images35Termite pest control is of great importance to any homeowner, because termites can easily gain access to the interior of your home, and cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time.  These little pests (also referred to as “white ants”) are determined and will try to work around any attempt you try to do to keep them out.  It is always an excellent idea to keep fire wood away from your home or on a raised platform off the ground (not leaning against the structure of your home); repair any leaks in your gutters and on your roof; carefully seek and find the smallest opening in the brickwork of your home and seal them up tight.  Keep bushes, trees and shrubs neatly trimmed, and away from the foundation of your home.

Ways of Termite pest control

As a responsible homeowner, you want nothing more than to keep your family and possessions safe, and you have done everything you think is necessary to keep termites away from your home.  But can you be 100% positive that you have taken all preventative and effective measures?  Only a trained professional can give you proper advice to keep your home pest free.  An inspection, by a licensed professional, that may utilize thermal technology can pin point “hot spots” to determine exactly how and where termites are gaining entry to your home.

Termite Control

Preventative measures are vital to avoid expensive (literally thousands of dollars) damage that termites are capable of.  Have your home inspected by a professional pest controller that uses state of the art equipment every six to 12 months.  A well trained and licensed technician will safely and effectively prevent, identify and properly deal with your pest problem.

If you do not have a current termite problem in your home or neighborhood, I’m sure that you would want to keep it that way.  A termite exterminator of termites and pest control specialist can provide you with valuable information to keep your home termite free.  They will thoroughly evaluate your homes’ location, type of soil surrounding your property, and be able to advise you on ways to minimize the risk of termites entering your home and attacking all the items you deem precious.  Prevention is the best medicine; why wait until termite pest control is a problem and gets out of hand?

Call Bob 0407 065 413 at A1 Pest Control Canberra your local pest control technician and set up an appointment.

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Banks, Barton Braddon, Beard, Belconnen, Belconnen Town Centre, Bonner, Bonython , Booth, Braddon , Braidwood, Bruce , Bungendore, Burra

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Calwell, Campbell, Capital Hill, Carwoola, Casey, Centre, Chapman, Charnwood, Chifley, Chisholm, City, Clear Range, Conder, Cook, Coombs, Cotter River, Crace, Creek Centre, Curtin

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Deakin, Dickson, Dodsworth, Downer, Duffy, Duntroon

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Erindale Centre, Evatt

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Farrer, Fisher, Florey, Flynn, Forest, Fraser

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Garran, Gundaroo, Gilmore, Giralang, Googong, Gordon, Goulburn, Gowrie,Greenleigh, Greenway, Griffith, Gungahlin- Gungahlin Town Centre

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Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Harrison, Holder, Hughes

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Isabella Plains, Isaacs

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Jamison Centre, Jacka

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Kippax Centre, Kaleen, Kingston, Kenny, Kinlyside , Karabar, Kambah – Kambah Village Centre

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Latham, Lawson, Lyneham, Letchworth, Lyons

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Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba,Mitchell, Moncrieff, Macarthur, Monash

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North Lyneham, Narrabundah, Ngunnawal, Nicholls

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O’Connor, Oaks Estate, Oaks Estate, Oxley, O’Malley

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Page, Parkes, Palmerston, Pialligo, Paddys River, Pearce, Phillip

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Red Hill, Reid, Russell, Rendezvous Creek, Ridgeway, Royalla, Richardson, Rivett

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Scullin, Spence, Symonston, Springrange, Sutton, Stirling, Southlands Centre

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Turner, Taylor, Throsby,Tennent, Tharwa, The Angle, Tinderry, Tralee, Tuggeranong Town Centre,Theodore, Torrens

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