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.

What Does A Pest Inspection Entail?

There are a number of reasons you may be considering arranging a pest inspection. Perhaps you're considering buying a property and want to know if there are any pest infestations that will need to be dealt with, or perhaps you have noticed some signs of pests, such as droppings or wood damage, and would like to find out what's made itself at home. Additionally, if you've recently been dealing with dampness in your home from a leaking roof or other source, you may want to have a pest inspection carried out to be on the safe side, as many pests are attracted to damp areas.

What Pests Can Be Found In Homes?

There are a number of pests that are prevalent in homes across Australia, and common varieties will depend on the region you live in. It's not unusual for pest control professionals to deal with cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs, ants, wasps, flies, rodents, mites and carpet beetles. Some pests are easier than others to eradicate, but identifying the problem is the first step in getting unwanted visitors out of your home for good.

What Area Of Your Home Will Be Checked?

A detailed and methodical check of your entire home will be accrued out to ensure nothing is missed. A pest control professional will check the floors, walls, soft furnishings and ceilings in every room of your house, and you can expect them to check in cupboards, move furniture and even move kitchen appliances to determine the source of your pest problem. Roof voids, landscaped areas, fencing and outbuildings will also be checked, as some pests such as termites can have their nest outside of your home.

What Detection Equipment May Be Used?

Pest control companies use a range of equipment to help them identify infestations during inspections. They may use a thermal imaging camera to locate nest sites, moisture meters to show areas of your home that are attracting pests or borescopes to assess the damage done by ants. If termites are suspected, microwave radar detection units can be used to track them within your walls and identify where they are nesting.

A residential pest inspection typically takes less than an hour to complete and you will be provided with a written report and suggested treatment approach. As some pests, such as termites, can cause structural damage, it's best to have a pest inspection carried out if you have even the slightest inclination you have a pest problem in your home.