It may start off as a feeling that something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you’ve heard something in the walls at night time. Not enough sound to make you worry, but something. A strange sound that you’ve never heard before but it doesn’t sound like possums or rodents so you put it out of your mind.
Perhaps you’ve noticed some other signs around your home, like papery thin sections of wall around your home, little mud tunnels or discarded insect wings around your home. If you happen to notice any of these things, it’s imperative you investigate further and call a professional pest control/termite company like Abolish Termite & Pest Management.
If you’ve ever had mice, rats or rodents in your home you know how horrible it feels to wake up in the morning and find droppings all over your benches and floor, bite marks and nibbles out of food or fruit placed on benches and gnaw marks on containers and boxes in your cupboards and shelves.
Not only are rodents an inconvenience (cleaning up and putting food away safely if you have them in your home) they can cause serious damage to wires, roof insulation, books, furniture, electrical appliances and everything in between. Rats and mice aren’t bothered about what they will chew – they will gnaw away at pretty much anything they can get their teeth into.
We’ve all seen them. Brown, crawling and just yuck. Cockroaches are one of those bugs that no one wants in their home. They’re creepy and crawly and pop out in unexpected places, but how do you know if you have a cockroach problem in your home and what are some of the signs that you have cockroaches in the house?
Well, we’re here to help. Not only are we going to outline the different types of cockroaches you might find in your home, we’re going to tell you some of the signs to look out for and what you can do about them.
Many of us living in Brisbane will have seen silverfish in our home before. If you haven’t actually seen silverfish themselves, it’s likely you’ve seen evidence of them in your house, shed or garage. You might have even seen evidence without even knowing it!
This is why we’ve put together this article to help you identify them, their habitats and what you can do about them if they’re in your home.
Termites. We all know they can do monumental damage to homes and cause thousands or even ten of thousands of dollars in damage, but how many of us know what the signs of termite damage are or even how to identify a termite if we saw one?
Because many of us haven’t had experience with seeing, identifying or surveying the damage that termites can do, we tend to think ‘it always happens to someone else’s home’, until it happens to us. That’s when we all start wishing we had looked into preventative measures sooner.
Living in Queensland has it’s benefits. Great weather, amazing produce and seafood, but there are also hazards when you live in such beautiful country, and termites is one of the threats that – just like our storms, cyclones and floods, can seriously damage your home.
If you’ve ever had termites in your home, know someone who’s had them or heard the horror stories about homes being eaten from the inside out, we don’t blame you for doing a little research on the internet about the best termite protection options.
If you’ve been to a few different websites about termite protection, treatment and inspections, you’ve no doubt found there’s quite a few different ways to approach termite protection methods.
Abolish has been in the pest control and termite inspection business for many years now and we’ve tried a wide range of different protection and prevention options and found out which ones work best. We’ve tried to distill these down in this article for you so you can be confident we’ve done all the hard work in finding out what works when it comes to the best termite protection options.
If you’re new to Brisbane or have just moved to the northside you might be wondering to yourself, ‘what types of insects and pests are found in Brisbane?’. Well wonder no more. We’re going to break it down for you and give you a list of pests, insects, rodents, bugs, beetles and creepy crawlies that you might see in and around Brisbane.
If you’ve seen any of the following pests and would like to keep them out of your home, call us today for a pest inspection. Brisbane customers can contact us on (07) 3882 5351 and we can organise a pest inspection and review for your home.
Nobody likes to think there might be termites in their home doing untold amounts of damage that could end up costing thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars.
If you’re concerned at potential signs of termites making their way into your home (or that they might already be there) we’ve put together this extensive list of things we’ve seen over the last several years of going into thousands of Brisbane homes and inspecting them for termite activity to help you correctly identify termites and potential termite damage in your home.
Before we jump into the signs of termite activity, it’s worth outlining exactly what a termite is and is not. Many people mistake other insects (certain breeds of ants, for example) for termites and cause themselves unnecessary grief.