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Pre-Construction Termite Barriers – A1 Pest Control Canberra

Why you need a pre-construction termite barriers

One of the most important decisions you will make when building your property is how to protect your investment against termites and there is no better way to do this at the time with a pre-construction termite barrier. A1 Pest Control Canberra is a trusted installer and well known amongst builders.

The purpose of a termite management system is to deter hidden termite entry and stop the risk of termite attack.

Why Pre-Construction Termite Barriers Are Important?

  • Termites and are active in all mainland areas of Australia
  • 34,000 homes each year are attacked by termites
  • The average damage cost is approximately $10,000.00 with some homes having to be knocked down completely!
  • Insurance does NOT cover Termite damage steel roof homes are not termite proof. Other areas of the home are still vulnerable to termite attack. For example, timber floor, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, even electrical wiring problems.

 Did you know….

Under the Building Regulations, your new home must be fitted with a termite management system or be built with termite resistant structural materials?

As the new property owner you can choose the type of termite protection installed before the commencement of construction this is the only opportunity you have.

A1 Pest Control Canberra has been installing termite pre-construction termite barriers and post construction barriers for the older properties for many years, in fact we are the experts when it comes to termites’ period.

As specialist in termite barriers leading builders sought our help and advice when it comes to help choosing the right termite management system for the property.

A few of the options we have but not limited to include:

  • Chemical Reticulation Soil Treatment Systems
    These are rechargeable, piping systems that deliver liquid termiticide the soil next to critical areas under and around the house. The treated soil is a deterrent to termites. As any termiticide will break down in a few years, reticulation systems offer the benefit of being able to retreatment the soil without disruption.
  • Hand Sprayed Chemical Soil Treatments
    Mainly now only used in Western Australia, this method involves the application of a termiticide to the soil under the slab, garage floor and around the outside walls. The treated soil is a deterrent to termites. To increase the level of protection with this method, we also install other service penetrations. The perimeter chemically treated soil will break down within 5 years and further re-treatments will be required to maintain the effectiveness of the soil to ensure that the treatment remains effective.Trithor is a unique Thermo-compression Technology™ that locks the deltamethrin into the inner core before it is laminated top and bottom with a rugged plastic membrane. This means it is non-hazardous to anyone handling the product or who comes into contact with it. This product has a 50-year warranty with it. Trithor is an exceptionally tough and flexible termite security system, with proven performance that doesn’t cost the earth.

 

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A1 Pest Control Canberra, Best Bird Pest Control & Bird Deterrent. 0407 065 413

A1 Pest Control Canberra is the best bird pest control and bird deterrent in the area and we find that many times it’s humans that create the bird problem in the first place where the droppings become hard to manage and the neighbours are continually knocking or appearing on your doorstep to complain about the noise and mess.

There are some birds that decide that warm place in the garage is where they will nest not knowing that they are doing their droppings on a once immaculate new series BMW directly under them will decidedly upset the owner!

Or perhaps the damage is on a body corporate or commercial property hard to get to area that is when you would call our team on 0407 065 413 let us access the situation and give you a cost effective plan that we could deliver to you for consideration to get rid of the problem for you once and for all.

Visit our website at A1 Pest Control Canberra TODAY

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A1 Pest Control Canberra Termite Inspection, Termite Barriers – Queanbeyan

A1 Pest Control Canberra experts at termite inspection, termite barriers and all general pests in Canberra, Queanbeyan and surrounding areas.

The sprawl of both Canberra and Queanbeyan nearly has both cities touching toe to toe.  Our team at A1 are over the border to Queanbeyan NSW daily and have a number of our staff life in the NSW border town.

As the bush capital has seen a huge increase in the number of properties that termites have attacked it is time to be proactive and to be more vigilant with termite inspections.

The inspections should be done on an annual basis as part of your maintenance plan. There are 2 types of inspections that are done:

1: Visual inspection requiring the technician to look for physical signs with his knocking tool and moisture meter and visual signs of sawdust and mud tracks providing that he can gain access to roof voids and underneath the property.

2: Thermal imaging and T3i cameras can pick up body heat, moisture and movement. The technology used can also see in behind walls for leaking plumbing issues and some electrical faults. Space restriction is not a problem as the operator will just need to point the instrument at the inspected area and get his reading.

For either of these inspections please call our team on 0407 065 413
or visit our website at https://a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

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Possum Catchers Hints and Tips

Those cute little big eyed possums are great in the wild but let them find their way to your roof void through broken tiles or not properly sealed cooling/heating units your peaceful nights will be no more!

In fact when you are getting ready to close your eyes the possums are ready to party and they do and scurry in your roof like they have army boots on, fight and mate that will keep you awake or disturb your sleep.

Bob and the team get called out regularly to trap/relocate possums and people think that they have only one possum but that is not true they travel in pairs with their mate and customers are very surprised when we do trap the 2nd possum.

HINTS AND TIPS

– never leave food out for possums as this encourages them to return

– rake up fallen fruit from fruit trees

– trim back bushes and shrubs from outside the house by a metre

– get rid of vines growing on the house as they are easy access to your roof

– check that installed air conditioning is properly sealed
– don’t leave pet food bowls with any food left in it outside

A1 Pest Control Canberra are one of only a few pest control companies that are fully licensed by TAMS to catch and release possums.

We can also hire the traps out for those that want to do this themselves (POA).

Call Bob on 0407 065 413

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Tis the season… for European wasps and bed bugs

European Wasp

It’s that time of year again European Wasp Pest Control will be needed, keep an eye out.

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.

“At this time of year you’ll want to be on the lookout for mice, cockroaches and European wasps,” says Jenny Jordan director at A1 Pest Control Canberra. “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 and unlike the bee one sting and they die the European Wasp will sting up to 9 times!

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 anaesthetize 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 the team have been treating for years.

Many of our VIP 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.

A1 Pest Control Canberra pride themselves on using both family, pet and environmentally friendly chemicals, and have been using thermal imaging technology to help with their initial pest investigations.

“Thermal imaging is amazing,” says Jenny. “It basically allows the technician 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 team now use thermal imaging in places where termites have been previously or where people want a more thorough inspection done to have peace of mind.

Our company is one of the largest suppliers of BASF Termidor chemical barriers we put these barrier in due to the safety net of the $2M 8 year warranty against termites returning.

If you’re interested 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 you can contact our team 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. Funnel web, 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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A1 Pest Control Canberra – Advanced Termite Inspections

A1 Pest Control Canberra is a family owned business that was founded by Jenny Jordan and Bob Waters in November 2011. Pest Control is in their veins as Jenny’s brother Bruce Gow has worked in the business for over 35 years!

Since the beginning Bob has used his background in customer service that has surpassed his client’s expectations with being able to book an appointment at the time the client wants but also has his staff deliver education on how to prevent insects and pest from returning to how to get the most out of your treatments.

Jenny and Bob started humbly and the staff were and still are family members “until recently due to the expansion of the company we ran out of family members” says Bob!
Luckily also Jenny Jordan has a marketing background and is the person how promotes the company.

Bob saw the need for more thorough Termite Inspection instead of using the usual visual methods of tapping and evidence of termite activity which really is not inclusive since access may not be possible due to weather conditions or the size of the entry area which would prevent inspection. Bob seeing the benefit of thermal imagining invested heavily in education and accreditation of Thermal Imaging.

Bob states that using the imaging technology gives him the edge over his competitors as it picks up not only body heat from the termites it also picks up moisture and maintenance problems for the home owner long before that it is seen by visual means. This saves the home owner thousands of dollars by treating areas before they become a problem.

With Bob’s attention to detail and a mass of satisfied repeat customers A1 pest control  Canberra continues to be in demand for residential, commercial and government contracts like DHA (Defence Force Housing) Schools, Construction, Real Estate agencies

A1 Pest Control Canberra uses only environmentally pet and family safe chemical treatments

Bob Waters 0407 065 413

http://A1PestControlCanberra.com.au

13 Cosgrove Street
Canberra ACT 2605

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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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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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