Unwelcome Visitors: Advice About Pest Control

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Unwelcome Visitors: Advice About Pest Control

Hello all. My name is William and I have always been a farmer. Recently, the farm next door subdivided into one-hectare blocks and a lot of urbanites moved in to enjoy the countryside. Many were excited to start their own vegetable gardens until they realised that there were some unwelcome visitors. Insects, mice and birds seemed to love their crops too! As an old hand at the game, I was able to prevent them from poisoning everything in sight! In some cases, I got them to plant flowers like marigolds to stop particular insects. In other cases I recommended calling in the experts. After all, the idea is to control the pests but keep crops healthy. I know a lot of people are faced with unexpected pests when they move. Hopefully, this blog will provide helpful advice and encourage you to assess the situation calmly. All the best.

Destructive Pests: Protecting Your Home against Termite Infestation

One of the most destructive pests in the home is the termite. Therefore, you should be diligent in protecting your building. If you experience an infestation, the total costs for refurbishment will be high and your property will lose its resale value. Termites are small insects which live in colonies and feed on wood materials in the home. If allowed to thrive, termites will cause extensive destruction in the home by eating structural lumber. Read More 

Signs to Be Wary Of If You Suspect a Termite Infestation

The key to effectively dealing with a termite infestation is to identify it before it escalates into a severe problem. If termites are not eliminated in the early stages, they will eventually cause irreparable damage to your timber structure, which could result in the need for residential demolition, as they will no longer be structurally viable. Nonetheless, some homeowners are not aware of how to go about spotting the telltale signs of infestation and only realise they have a problem on their hands once it is too late. Read More 

All-Natural Ways to Keep Pests Out of Your Garden

Gardening can be a wonderful and relaxing hobby—until you encounter a pest problem. Deer, rabbits, and insects can quickly ruin a beautiful garden. While it may be tempting to use dangerous chemicals and pesticides to solve the problem, consider trying the following all-natural solutions for a safer, more humane alternative: Attract Beneficial Predators: Depending on where you live, it may be feasible to attract natural predators to deter pests. Nesting boxes can be used to attract owls, while tall, open perches make for an attractive hunting ground for hawks. Read More 

What Homeowners Often Fail to Understand About Professional Pest Management

Pest management is a very important part of home ownership; insects and rodents can chew through wood, drywall, insulation, and even electrical wiring, and can leave behind droppings, germs, and bacteria that create a health hazard in your home. While this aspect of home ownership is very important, many people fail to understand some basics about professional pest management, which then allows pests to infest their home very easily. Note a few of those basics here so you're sure your home is always safe and protected from pests of all sorts. Read More 

Dealing With The Termite Threat To Your Business

Australia is known worldwide for its dangerous wildlife, but there's one menacing creature that doesn't get as much press as it should: the termite. Despite their humble appearance, these wood-eating insects can cause serious damage to businesses if they're not spotted and stopped quickly. If you're concerned about the threat from termites, here's a guide to what you should do: Recognising an infestation Termites leave certain characteristic signs when they infest a building, but some of these can be hard to spot or tell apart from other forms of damage. Read More