The signs that it’s time to call the exterminators this summer

By |2019-05-24T17:56:02+00:00December 19th, 2018|house, news, pest control|

Everyone has their own tolerance when it comes to insects and pests in the home. Some people consider one cockroach scurrying across the kitchen floor as nothing to be alarmed about, while others baulk at it. Pest controllers around the country are busiest at this time of year, bees are swarming and fleas are biting. [...]

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7 kitchen mistakes to avoid this Christmas

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00December 12th, 2018|house, news, pest control|

In between preparing for Christmas Day guests, purchasing and wrapping all the presents, ordering the seafood and congratulating yourself for making it through another (hectic) year, safe food preparation practices tend to get a little overlooked at this time of year. They might not be as fun to reminisce about as your favourite Love Actually scenes, but when you're [...]

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Common Australian House Pests: Ants

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00August 17th, 2018|news, pest control, termites|

Ants Ants will generally enter a house in search of food, and they can become a real nuisance. Some species of ants might even carry diseases that can affect humans, while other species can bite. An ant's bite can be quite painful, especially for people who are allergic to it. The first signs of an [...]

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How to get rid of Bed Bugs

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00July 25th, 2018|pest control|

If you’ve been invaded by bedbugs, don’t feel ashamed because it has happened to five-star hotels and even a British Airways flight. Although the bites aren’t dangerous and don’t spread disease, bedbugs can be a real nuisance because of their persistence, so you will want to act fast. First things first, you need to be able [...]

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Common Australian House Pests: Snakes

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00May 16th, 2018|house, news, pest control|

Snakes are a very common problem in Australia and while most of them are not exceptionally dangerous, there are some that are deadly. Snakes will generally prefer rural areas. sheltered grassland areas, or forested areas. Some of the most common reasons why snakes will infest a building are to find food, shelter, or to avoid [...]

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Common Winter Pests: Rodents

By |2019-05-24T17:56:03+00:00April 13th, 2018|news, pest control|

Whether it's squirrels or mice and rats, rodents invade homes regardless of the season. However, wintertime drives them indoors where it's warm and they can raid pantries and cupboards. These pests spread diseases and leave behind feces as they invade your living areas, making them a threat to your family and home. Squirrels: The northern [...]

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Australia leads on extinction

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00March 12th, 2018|news, pest control, Uncategorized|

Australia has lost more mammals to extinction than any other country with a new report urging the federal government to take action on the crisis. The Australian Conservation Foundation report published in March found since colonisation 29 mammals had become extinct and were lost forever in Australia, compared to just one in the United States. [...]

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Aussie Animals: The Possum

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00November 4th, 2017|house, pest control|

Possums along with kangaroos and koalas are iconic Australian fauna.  Another Aussie icon, Dame Edna Everage, fondly used the term “Hello possums!” in her stage and TV shows. Australians have always lived alongside these small nocturnal marsupials benefiting from their silky smooth fur and leather. In 1837 possums were introduced into New Zealand to establish [...]

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Food and Pest Control

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00October 27th, 2017|comercial, hospitality, pest control|

According to the Department of Primary Industries and Food Authority of NSW, pest control is an important food safety measure for food businesses. Common pests such as rats, mice and cockroaches can carry bacteria and viruses that can contaminate food and food contact surfaces. Pests that can be found in food premises include: Rodents (eg. [...]

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Mice plague hits Adelaide’s south after very wet summer

By |2019-05-24T17:56:04+00:00October 7th, 2017|hospitality, news, pest control|

RESIDENTS in Adelaide’s south are battling plagues of mice, brought on by our wettest summer in 80 years. Pest experts say mice populations in some areas are “astronomical” because wet weather has provided them with plenty of food. Murray Pest Control area manager Mark Shuttleworth, who works on the Fleurieu Peninsula, said the company was [...]

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