If you mention the word termites, there’s usually a collective shiver down the spine of every homeowner out there, quickly followed by a small plea to the universe (or the deity of your choosing) that you don’t ever have to deal with them in your home. Everyone knows that if you see one termite, there’s more lurking around somewhere near or in your home and if left unattended, these small, seemingly innocuous insects can do thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
We all want to make sure our kids, pets and ourselves are safe from pests and nasties that can potentially make their way into our homes. But how do you know when there are pests that you can take care of yourself and when to call in a professional pest control company like us?
We’re here to give you a few pointers so you’re able to determine when it’s time to call in the professionals and stamp out those pests with professional pest treatments.
Coming into the colder months we see some pests on the move and others almost disappear. What can you expect when old man winter is nipping at the heals of Autumn in terms of pest movements and what you may see in and around your home or place of business.
Typically, but not always we see a reduction in activity in insects in winter and more activity from rodents like rats and mice who often try to find warmth inside the walls and inside the ceiling of homes in Brisbane.
We get it – bills are due, food, petrol and the cost of living is getting more and more expensive and the kids want a new pair of shoes (kids shoes seem to be needed every other month, right?) so you’re probably asking yourself “do I really need to get a pest control?” or “do pest control treatments actually work?”
Well if you’ve ever lived in a house with a pest problem you will know how horrible it can be to have an ant or cockroach infestation. No one likes to think of creepy crawlies having a party over their food or dishes whilst they sleep at night.
If you’re wondering what happens after a pest treatment and if it’s really worth it, take a look at our breakdown of the different animals and pests we treat, what you can expect and what an infestation looks like.
If you’re anything like us your pets are just a smaller, furrier member of the family and you would hate to think there’s something you might do that could potentially put them in harm’s way.
Here at Abolish Termite & Pest Management we do everything possible to make sure that your pets are safe and sound when we conduct a termite treatment. The products we use are not only of the highest standard, but meet all Australian requirements when it comes to the safety of your pets.
Termites. The word that strikes fear into any homeowners heart.
Termites. The silent destroyer of houses.
Termites. The teeny tiny animal that can cost you big bucks.
If you’ve ever had termites on your property, you know the damage they can do and just how pervasive they can be and how much damage can be done before they’re even picked up. That’s why it’s important to know at least some rudimentary information about them. We’re not saying you need to become experts in the field of Entomology, but for the safety of your home (and your insurance premiums) if you’ve ever wondered about termites, we’re sure you’ve had some questions at some stage.
If you’ve had questions we’re hoping to answer them here, so we’ve compiled a list of every question we could think of about termites so you’re able to find out a little more about these amazing, but destructive little creatures.
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.