Ants

Ants

Ants

The first step to successfully treating ants is to have an expert identify the species, where possible seek out the nesting areas and foraging trails. By identifying the species we can determine the best treatment moving forward.   Different ant species behave in different ways determined by whether the colony is supported by one queen or multiple queens and this also being a determining factor in regard to successful treatment.

The most common species found in South Australian homes are:

  • Argentine Ant
  • Black Ants
  • Coastal Brown Ants
  • Odourous Ants
  • Pharaoh’s Ants; and
  • Whitefooted Ant

This is not to ignore the external predators such as:

  • Hopper Ants
  • Inch Ants
  • Bull Ants
  • Meat Ants
  • Sugar Ants

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Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects found all over the world. They are nocturnal parasites, which means they rest during the day and are active at night. They feed on the blood of humans. Bed bugs prefer to hide in bedding and on mattresses where they have ready access to a source of food.

Bed bugs have highly developed mouth parts that can pierce skin. Their bite is painless. Some people do not react to the bites, but for others the bites can become itchy and swell into reddened weals.  They are not dangerous, unless a person is allergic to them. However, their presence can be distressing and their bites can be highly irritating.

The first step to successfully treating bedbugs is to have an expert identify that it is bedbugs and inspect the affected area.  Our experts will make very specific hygiene recommendation to help avoid their return and undertake a full treatment of the affected area such as bedding, curtains, carpets, skirtings and spray/mist treat entire area.  It is also important to understand the egg cycle of a bedbug as a possible follow up treatment will be needed to capture them.

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Bees

Bees

Bees

Bees live in colonies that contain the queen bee, the worker bee and the drone. The worker bee and the queen bee are both female, but only the queen bee can reproduce. All drones are male.

As part of the aggressive defence of their nests, bees will chase nest invaders for long distances so homeowners are advised not to address the infestation themselves.  The bee sting is one of the most painful stings and swelling and irritation can last for days after you are stung.

Bees can be prevented through inspection of potential nesting areas and removal of potential nesting materials. If a hive is already detected our experts will determine whether the hive can be successfully removed and relocated, this being determined by where the hive is situated, or whether the hive needs to be destroyed.

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Borers

Borers

Borers

Borers (common house) are pests of major economic importance in Australia. With Australian houses getting older the damage to timber accumulates and with these attacks the timber becomes progressively weaker. It is not uncommon for weather boards, floorboards, joists and other structural timbers to need replacing due to weakness caused by borer. The borer larvae create holes and labyrinths which allows water to penetrate many timbers and increases rot by fungi.

Borer larvae (woodworm), spend after 2 – 4 years tunneling inside the wood and will then exit as the adult beetle via a round hole 1 – 2mm in diameter. The now adult borer emerge in order to breed, will not eat any more timber and will die within 3 – 4 weeks.

A professional inspection of the affected area is necessary to determine the treatment process.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are close relatives of termites and belong to the insect Order Blattodea. They represent a primitive and highly successful group of insects whose origins extend back at least 300 million years. Most pest cockroaches originated in tropical or subtropical Africa.

Their wide distribution and close association with humans, coupled with the high frequency with which they carry human diseases, in and on their bodies, have given them a very high pest status in most parts of the world.

The common cockroaches we treat are:

  • German Cockroach – the most wide spread and successful cockroach. Adults are light amber-brown with body length 12-15mm.
  • American Cockroach – the largest cockroach that infest dwellings. Adults are red- brown with body length 35-40mm.
  • Smokybrown Cockroach – an adult Smokybrown cockroach grows to approximately 35mm and is usually dark brown in colour.
  • Oriental Cockroach – an adult Oriental cockroach grows between 20-25mm and is dark brown to black colour.

The first step to successfully treating cockroaches is to have an expert identify the species and  inspect the affected area. Our experts will make hygiene recommendation to help avoid their return and undertake a crack and crevice treatment and or spray for heavy infestations.

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