Where do you need Pest Control Experts?
Pest control is an essential component of home maintenance. Employing pest control services will ensure that your home is safe from pests that could pose a threat to the health and comfort of your family. Read on for more information about pest control.
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Pest control in Australia involves using pesticides that are sprayed both inside and outside the home. This surface treatment should last for around a year before reapplication is required. Ideally, pest control professionals will use pesticides with the lowest amount of toxicity required to complete the job.
Pest control specialists will often install insect traps, such as mosquito or fly traps, as a preventative measure. When a pest control treatment is applied, in most cases (90%) you will not need to leave the home. However, animals should be kept off treated surfaces for thirty minutes, or until the surfaces are completely dry.
When selecting your pest controller in Australia, there are some things to consider. Firstly, they should be fully licensed and carry the appropriate insurances. Also find out if they have a license to use pesticides. Ask if they use non toxic or low toxic treatments wherever possible. If they are carrying out a termite inspection, the inspection and subsequent treatment plans should be compliant with Australian Standard AS 3660. This standard relates to termite treatment and says that a full inspection must be carried out before any treatment is begun. As always, you should ask for a written quote before any work is done. Ideally, this quote will be free of charge and obligation free. Finally, ask what warranty your pest controllers provide and what it covers.
If you are looking to buy a new home, consider hiring a pest inspector to carry out a pest inspection.
The best way to keep your home pest free is to keep your home as clean and as free of clutter as possible. Bins should be emptied regularly and outdoor bins should be fitted with sturdy lids. Never leave food out in the open. Cockroaches need water to survive, so try to avoid leaving sources of water for them. Make sure that the lawn is kept short and that you do not have stacks of wood or other piles of debris on the ground. To avoid vermin infestations, keep food and pet food in strong containers that rats and mice cannot chew through (also see vermin control).
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