What A Pest! Your Guide to Pest Control

Sick of ants trailing through your kitchen? Had enough of unwelcome cockroaches sneaking around your shower? Tired of swatting flies that seem to get in when you open the door for two seconds? It might be time for some pest control It isn’t enough to swat and squash and sweep these unwelcome guests away, they need to be properly evicted from your home!

Why is professional pest control so important?

Creepy crawlies and pesky rodents do not only cause annoyance and make you feel uncomfortable in your home, but they can also cause serious damage to your property. Termites can burrow into your walls and fences and compromise the structural integrity of your home. It is integral to have professional pest technicians come in to get rid of your unwelcome pets, as there is much more to extermination than a swat or a squirt of bug spray. I order to be certain your home is pest free, the root cause must first be determined, then a suitable pest control plan will be carried out.

Pest control guidelines

The guidelines for pest control ensure the complete safety of your home and family, including pets, when a pest extermination is carried out. The products used for pest control are specific to the insect or animal being treated, and therefore will not harm children or pets. The guidelines require a professional pest technician to hold a licence in order to sell their services and enter customer’s homes. This ensures that when you engage the services of a pest control expert, you can be sure they are professional, and will carry out the service safely and effectively.

If you have a baby or toddler in the house, it is likely you are worried about them being affected by the pest control service. Many household pets can cause health problems for residents of the home, and particularly for children who are prone to putting hands and objects in their mouths. Pest problems, when left unaddressed, can lead to asthma or other respiratory issues, skin and eye irritation, and can even cause serious bacterial infections. Therefore, it is actually more harmful to children to leave pests in your home than it is to treat the problem.

If you are worried about the wellbeing of your furry friend, you can check with the pest control company that they use pet friendly products before engaging their services. The pest technician will be able to advise you on how to keep your pet safe during the service. You may have to keep your pet outside, or even may feel comfortable dropping them off with a neighbour or family member. It is important to keep in mind that sometimes a pest problem in the home can affect your pet. If you have seen any ticks, fleas, or mosquitos in or around your home, be sure to treat your pet appropriately, or take them to the vet for a checkup following the pest control service.

Termite and pest control standards

In 2017, Australia’s termite management standard was revised to ensure better safety in homes affected by the pest. Australia currently has approximately 350 species termites, and around 30 have been identified as pests. Termites will not only eat the structure of a home made of wood, but also any wooden furniture, paper, and fabric. Because termites will start from outside a building and attempt to make their way in, the standards in Australia have been revised to ensure the best possible outcome for homeowners and businesses affected by the pest. The revised standards allow for better communication between the pest technician and the customer, in order for them to come up with the best solution for each individual case, and ensure the safety and integrity of a home or business structure.

If you are worried about a pest infestation in your home, whether it be as simple as ants, as serious as termites, or as embarrassing as cockroaches, get in contact with a pest control professional today. It is vital to engage with pest control services as soon as you see a pest problem developing, as the difference a few days or a week can make cannot be underestimated. Take action today, and maintain the safety of your home, and everybody in it!