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FREE Pest Control Tips – Canberra Call 0407 065 413

A1 Pest Control Canberra takes pride in doing a little extra for their customers which comes as a nice surprise for customers that have not used our services before.

I have noticed not just with the pest control industry but services that I have hired to do the odd jobs around the home or have something fixed the tradesman will first give you a 4-5 hour window that they may come around to do the job.

This is highly impractical for those that will need to take a half day off from their job and sit and wait for the tradesman, many times though there is no courtesy call to even say “I will be there in 30 minutes!” More often and not you need to cool your heels and just wait for them to turn up.

When they eventually do turn up one eye is on the clock the other on the job that they are doing. Sound familiar?

When pest control is required and using larger franchise companies they too also run the same way and I suppose when comparing ourselves as a family owned and operated pest control company I think we can take a bow.

Pest Control Tips will help you by:

  • Better preparing you with tips before we arrive.
  • Ensuring that we know if you have pets so we can advise you what to do on the day of the treatment.
  • Educating you on the pest problem that you have.
  • Tips to get more for your money after we have gone.

If you have any general pest problems or need a termite inspection please reach out for pest control tips when booking in your treatment with A1 Pest Control Canberra.

Call Bob 0407 065 413

 

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WHAT IS THAT SMELL??? ITS NOT GOING AWAY – PHEW!

At times there are baits put down in your roof as that is where you have heard the scratching going on and you think “great we got rid of them” but over the days there is a smell that seems to be getting stronger and you can’t find where it is coming from.

After checking the fridge for something that maybe off in the darkest corners and throwing a few containers out that were forgotten and now growing a new life form but now know that the smell is getting worse it could possibly be a dead rodent!!!

There is nothing worse than decaying rats or mice the smell just won’t go away and if in summer you will have flys and maggots on the body as well – this is not definitely something for anyone with a weak stomach!

ODOUR BAGS

We can solve your problem as we will removed the bodies of the dead rodent and replace with an odour bag. These bags DO NOT MASK the odour like many products our bags absorb the odour.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 we will fix this problem and any other pest problems for domestic and commercial properties – quickly, efficiently and safely.

 

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RAT AND MICE PEST CONTROL – Canberra

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

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SPIDERS KEEPS A WOMAN HOSTAGE IN DUFFY!

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As strange as it seems we often get people that are terrified or allergic to spiders we took a call at the start of the week from a woman in Duffy that was literally inside her home as a hostage and too scared to venture past her front door for fear that it would jump on her.

Bob sent the team out so she would be spider free and did a general pest spray in and around the house.

What many people do not realise is that many spiders like bushes and trees or they make their web around the guttering or roof line. When a pest treatment is done many people would run out with the broom and get rid of the web….WRONG

LEAVE a WEBS up for at least 3-4 weeks as they contain residue from the treatment and it will keep on killing the spiders. Spiders are blown in by the wind and are pretty much lazy and do not always spin another web if they see a web not being used they will then move in.

FACT did you know that some spiders can have as many as 100 baby spiders!!! Do the math if you have many spiders you have a BIG problem.

This will make you squirm…

Call Bob 0407 065 413 to book your pest control treatment TODAY or email Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

 

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EOFY PEST CONTROL FOR LANDLORDS IS A MUST…

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As the end of financial year draws near there is no better time for landlords to ensure preventative maintenance is done on your rental property.

Having either a termite inspection or general pest control is a way to keep your property free from termites or general creepy crawlies and have a legitimate tax deduction at the same time.

 

PROTECT YOUR BIGGEST INVESTMENT – YOUR PROPERTY

Check with your CPA but as termites are not covered under general insurance having an inspection on your rental property just makes sense.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 he can do either a visual inspection or use the latest thermal imaging technology to see problems before the damage is done!

Email us at bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

 

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“TERMITE PEST CONTROL CANBERRA 3 TIMES LUCKY!”…

I have been telling a few horror stories of what has happened when property owners do not have regular termite inspections here is another story of 3 strikes and your out – please read on.

Bob and the team were called out to O’Connor (Nth Canberra) and its not the first time that we have found live termites in their home but the owner thought that by us chasing the termites out that would be enough to get rid of his problem – wrong!

The termites had attacked the house in the opposite direction and again we mentioned the termite barrier to be installed asap to protect the house from further invasion but we got “I will think about and give you a call”

3 months now past and we got another call same address HELP the termites have been found in another area of the home and “we want them GONE for good when can you do the job!”

Finally, common sense prevailed and not we are installing a chemical barrier with 8 year 2 million dollar assurance that the termites WILL NOT be back!

We have worked out that the damage done the termite barrier would of saved them money if they got it done the first time before any further damage was done.

Book a Termite Pest Control Inspection TODAY Call Bob 0407 065 413

Please look at the damage termites can do in the older video below the story was picked up by Current Affairs.

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A TERMITE INSPECTION WOULD OF SAVED THIS HOUSE….

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My brother Bruce Gow has a pest control company in Sydney and today he sent me a house in Baulkham Hills just around the corner from his own home in Bella Vista that was eaten away by termites.

The damage was so severe that the whole house needed to be demolished and the sad fact is that this is NOT COVERED by insurance!

For a small cost of an annual termite inspection the termite problem could of been picked up 12 months earlier, treated and a chemical barrier installed and this would of saved the property.

The favourite food of the termite is wood and we live in the bush capital and we are seeing more termite activity especially from those renovating, replacing fences, in stumps that were not grinded in pipes that were leaking behind the walls and the owners were not aware.

Get thermal imaging to detect your property before termites do damage. Its well worth the cost of an annual inspection against paying for a new property that was eaten away with NO insurance to cover the damage.

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

 

NOTE: If you are a landlord you can claim this under property maintenance.

 

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Pest Control Management – Cockroach Baiting

This is a pretty disgusting topic and not one to be read while having dinner but cockroach baiting is considered to play an important role in pest control cockroach management programs.

Cockroaches are one of the great survivors and that is why general treatment by home and property owners when using off the shelf products is ineffective when treating an infestation of cockroaches.

BAITING PROVIDES A DOUBLE ACTION EFFECT

Pest Control management uses a term such as toxicant transfer which is when the cockroaches that have fed upon an intoxicated bait contaminating their immediate environment with toxicant laden faeces and vomit which is then consumed by other cockroaches leading to their demise.

It gets better though through the secondary distribution of the bait is the one that is more important especially even more effective should I say with female and instar nymph (baby cockroaches) who do not venture far out from their harbourages.

WHY YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL

In the natural environment coprophagy or the consumption of cockroach faesces by nymphs this is called proctodaeal feeding which is directly from the anal area, in the natural environment this type of feeding is essential for their survival. A recent study found that 90% of newly hatched nymphs could survive 10 days eating faesces alone. It seems that the cockroach faesces and vomit contains pheromones that can serve to attract others.

Also there is no doubt that the pest control baits will kill cockroaches but we need  to not have the adult cockroaches killed too quickly as the active bait makes its way through their digestive system and gives the roach time to return from their foraging trips to their harbourages if the bait kills them before they return the transfer is not going to work.

As you can see that using off the shelf product will kill the adults but it will not stop the breeding cycle.

Although no one wants to encourage cockroaches but they are very interesting all the same. It seems the nymphs are attracted to the vomit and faesces of the female cockroach over the male of the species.

A1 Pest Control Canberra team will evaluate the correct product for the type of problem either for commercial or property owner is having.

One of the problems we see in both types of properties is the level of hygiene is not stringent enough and provides breeding grounds for the cockroaches. For example, we had a call out to a new home occupied by 2 Indian families and although the surfaces in the kitchen looked to be clean, on touching the surfaces they were greasy along with the floor.
The owner was asked what they used to wipe down with and they basically only swept the crumbs off.

Benches, floors, toasters, microwave and dishwashers need to be cleaned and wiped over with hot soapy water or a commercial prepare detergents suitable for the cleaning surface.

Pantry is another area that needs attention and opened bottles and packets need to be sealed or transferred to a sealed container.

As already mentioned once into food stuffs the cockroaches vomit and drop faesces in the food or on kitchen preparation areas – to humans this can make you ill or worst case scenario kill you.

On further investigation the bins were full and we asked the owner when do they empty them and were told every 4-5 days which is not often enough. Bins need to be emptied daily and wiped out if there is any residue in the bin.

Simple procedures that are done regularly will say you for a cockroach infestation and protect the health of your family and pets.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 for on time every time appointments. Can contact us through email bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au or visit or website https://a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au/

 

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A1 Pest Control Canberra, Get Rid of Termites, Spiders & Creepy Crawlies

What I love about our pest control company in Canberra is that we are a family owned business that has customers that think enough of us that they write reviews to tell others of their pest control experience that they got from Bob and his team. One of the main things that stand us apart from our competitors is our customer service and how we spend the time to update and educate our customers.

We are an Australian company not sold out to overseas companies like some of our competitors that are playing on the fact that they use to be wholly Australian owned and now owned entirely by overseas companies – which is sad.

Services that we provide:

  • Termite Thermal imaging inspections – access or weather is never a problem
  • Termite barriers with $2million 8 year assurance policy
  • General pest treatment – both family and pet friendly
  • Possum removal
  • European Wasp removal
  • Dead rat removal – with odour bags that don’t mask the smell they absorb the odours
  • Bed Bug detection and removal
  • End of lease – we will even return the key to the agent!

We are there when you need us to be this may mean that you need us to not to disturb your day to day work routine so we will work outside normal 9-5 work hours which is ideal for our e-commence clients.

Customer service is the name of the game and many of our competitors will give a 4-5 hour window of when they will be there. A1 Pest Control Canberra will be there at an appointment time. Also another thing is that all staff has had Police checks.

If we can be of assistance for any pest control needs please call Bob 0407 065 413 or contact us through our website contact form at http://A1PestControlCanberra.com.au

 

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PEST CONTROL CANBERRA – SPRING IS HERE…SO ARE THE PESTS!

Nothing like the start of spring that makes everything grow and the insects and pests start tobe noticed again.

TERMITES

Termites are the silent pests and you really are not aware that they are around until you see evidence or damage first hand. If you are out in the garden take a look at trees, fence lines or the tree you cut down and left the stump as that is what they love – soft wood. People are under the impression that insurance covers the damage these pests cause and 99% insurance policies DO NOT cover termite damage.

We offer a $2M 8 year assurance policy when we do our termite barriers so definitely worth getting us to inspect and or treat your property as we use only quality treatments

EUROPEAN WASPS

We get a lot of call outs for these pest and if there is one thing I will say is DON’T disturb them at all we have protective clothing and they still manage to sting us. What happens is that when disturbed the whole nest attacks and unlike bees who sting once they sting multiple times.

If your in the garden be careful as European wasps nest can sometimes be underground. We had a nest that was the size of a basketball that we removed last season.

BEES

We know that bees are in the news at the moment and we always refer our calls to beekeepers to remove unwanted nests but there are times when bees can not be accessed and they become a risk to humans when they are inside walls and hard to get to places and we need to kill them so that they don’t sting humans and pets.

GENERAL PEST INSPECTION

Like spring cleaning now is a great time to treat your property with a general pest treatment. We get asked about spiders and we can treat those for you and will spray their webs, many people though get a broom after we go to take down the web not thinking the treatment will be active for many weeks to come to new spiders that visit the web. So leave the web up for 3-5 weeks for longer term treatment.

Call Bob 0407 065 413 for all your pest needs or go to our website at http://A1PestControlCanberra.com.au

 

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Qualified Pest Control Advice is Gold

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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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