Category Archives for Pest Control Companies

Put down the pesticides: Why you shouldn't be spraying your spiders this summer

“Customer service is important. Some technicians turn up to [a customer’s] door and don’t explain to the customer what they are going to do… and afterwards the expectations. It’s pest control, not pest eradication,” Mr Yehia said. “If you can’t spray a spider, you can’t kill it. When it come to funnel webs, …

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PEST PLAN: Controversial Southern Downs strategy extended

Councillor Marika McNichol raised concerns for elderly property owners who did not have the time, skills or equipment required to get invasive pests under control. Cost is also a factor, with expensive chemicals and baits a burden on landholders. Cr McNichol said there was help for people who were …

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Peppermint oil and peanut butter traps: Exreme ways to deal with ant invasion in Townsville homes

One person even claimed to pour honey, butter or peanut butter on a plate and put outside their front and back door as a “diversion”. Breeds reported include black, ghost and pharaoh ants. Termites Gone Pest Control owner Mick Hogg confirmed there were lots of ants in Townsville. “It’s mainly because …

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Downs farmers fight back against pest scourge

Guest speakers will include Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board inspector Mark Ridge, USQ Research Fellow Dr David Berman and JB Weed Consulting and Training weed control expert John Barker. “Pests in all forms are detrimental to the agriculture, environment and the amenity of the region,” Mr …

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Expert's message to home owners: Act now

According to Leon Kriel, one in three Ipswich homes are ticking termite time bombs and will suffer damage from termite infestation this summer. The Boonah based inspector said homes most at risk were those on slabs built between 1995 and 2002.

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Pests or pals? How to live in harmony with urban wildlife

And even though they can be annoying and often become pests — as anyone who has had possums living in their roof will attest — we can co-exist happily with our city-dwelling feathered, … Here are a few ways to live alongside the animals on your doorstep without calling pest control every other day.

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Rodents hide out in homes, businesses after Victoria's wild weather

Pest control company Dawson’s Australia general manager Troy Dawson said there had been an influx in rodents across Melbourne due to the storm. “Rodents have been going looking for shelter right across Melbourne,” Mr Dawson said. “They would have been in burrows and then they went looking …

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Geelong pest controller reports rodents on the rise

Local pest controllers contacted by the Geelong Advertiser said there had been a spike in calls from residents for help in clearing the vermin from their properties. Con Toulas from Bay City Pest Control said it was unusual for rodents to infest homes at this time of the year. “Normally in summer we don’t …

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Termites, rising damp and asbestos: The three worst problems home buyers dread

“[This method] tends to be replaced more and more these days by baiting programs, where a pest controller would feed bait to termites that are actually feeding on a building. The termites then carry the poison back to the nest, which eradicates the colony. “I would recommend the pest inspection part [of …

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Rats join mosquitoes as targets for 'gene drive' pest control

LONDON (Reuters) – Rodents have joined mosquitoes in the cross-hairs of scientists working on a next-generation genetic technology known as …

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