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Spring Pest Control in Sydney

Peoples threshold of what they can deal with around their home as far as pests are concerned varies greatly from person to person, for the most part though, we don’t want to share our homes with cockroaches, ants, or spiders.

Pest Control Sydney is about to really ramp up again, as it does every year. As the temperatures rise combined with the wet weather that we have been receiving insects and other pests like spiders are beginning to become a lot more active.

Aside from termite related jobs, the most common pest control treatments we carry out at our customers homes and businesses are treatments for either cockroaches, ants, and spiders or a combination of these pests at the same time. These three pests are going to be the most encountered pest in your home. Treatments for these pests are usually referred to as a ‘general pest treatment’. Many businesses will vary what is in their general pest treatment, but all should include these three pests.

Do I Need Pest Control?

At some stage I believe that most homes and businesses at some point will require some form of pest control treatment for one pest or another. From my experience and what my colleagues and I come across over years in pest control it is much better to have a proactive approach to pest control rather than a reactive approach.

Customers, whether they be in homes or businesses that have a proactive approach to managing the presence of pests on their properties will generally have little to no pest issues. Sure, they may see a spider here and there, a cockroach from time to time but their homes are protected against infestations from these pests which is the important point. The simple fact is that structures that have been treated properly with modern responsible pest control methods are treated where it counts. Where pests live and breed meaning that in treated homes, infestations usually cannot occur.

Pests such as cockroaches have an extremely rapid breeding cycle, they spend much of their time hiding and are nocturnal. You may be seeing one or two now but there will surely be many more than what you think hiding in your walls, roof and other voids, under your house – anywhere where is dark and safe for them. Seeing a few cockroaches on a regular basis can indicate that you have an infestation on your hands or there is one on the way. Even the cleanest of homes can easily become infested. Be proactive and have no infestations is my recommendation.

Ants will exploit almost anywhere in your home. Effective treatments with modern technologies will keep ants out!

How do you Perform a General Pest Treatment?

Every treatment begins with a discussion with the home occupant. Solving a pest problem requires pest managers to put their detective hat on and the first part of the investigation needs to start by understanding what you see in your home, where you see it, how often you see it.

We will use this information and perform an inspection or assessment in which we will look for evidence of the pest. Different pests in your home leave tell tale evidence of their presence which the average person may not notice.

Managing pests daily and having a strong understanding of pests, their habits, harbourages, life cycles and range of movement we can piece together the puzzle and, with the information gained from having a chat and performing an inspection, your pest manager will understand the level of activity in your home and be able to select the best and safest products to use. And the most effective, environmentally friendly, and safe treatment methods to tackle your problem.

The focus of a general pest treatment should be selecting treatment methods that get products to the areas where pests live and breed in your home. Apply treatment to their environment. Focusing on voids such as wall cavities, in the roof, under the house and confined voids that are accessible within the home. These are the areas favoured by cockroaches, ants, and other common pests. Treating these areas not only removes these pests from these areas in your home, but it also stops them being able to live and breed there in the future meaning that during the service warranty period, infestations in these favoured areas won’t occur.

Weep holes are utilised in pest control by applying a powder like product to fill the external wall cavities. This may force out hundreds of cockroaches much to the surprise of customers.

Another focus of our treatments will be cracks and crevices. Pests that have natural predators are generally good at hiding. If you think like a cockroach, squeezing yourself into a crack makes it extremely hard for a predator such as a bird to see you. Treating cracks and crevices inside and outside your home is key. Internally we would focus on rooms where food and water are abundant such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundries. Infestations would usually begin here for obvious reasons. All living things need food and water. Outside the home we are looking for cracks in concrete paths or paving, cracks in walls and other similar areas.

Treatment of ‘entry points’ is also vital to keep pests out. An entry point could be the small gap between the window frame and the wall or a pipe that comes through the wall that has a gap around it. Basically, anywhere a pest can gain entry to the structure that is reasonably accessible should be treated.

For spider control, pest managers rely on contact with the spider or the spider’s web. This means that during the pest treatment the pest manager will be basically on a seek and destroy mission. So, if you are about to have a pest control treatment or thinking about it and the treatment will include or is for spiders, don’t go de-webbing before we get to your home. It’s best to do that job several days after the treatment to maximise the control of spiders from the pest treatment.

Don’t remove spiders webs

before your pest control.

Spider pest control is most

effective with webs in place.

Is Pest Control Safe?

Yes, pest control treatments are safe to perform. When performed responsibly pest control is safe for your family, your pets, and the environment.

Pest control treatments, products and training has come a long way over the years. You can be sure that when our service technicians arrive at your home not only will they have the experience to resolve any pest problem you have but it will always be done in a way that has no impact on you, your family, or your pets health and ZERO impact on the environment with our pest control.

Want to Know More?

If you have questions about Enviro-PCS Pest Control’s range of services and experience, feel free to get in touch. Leave your details on the Contact Us page and we’ll be sure to give you a call to discuss any pest related issues you’re having.

Cockroach Pest Control Sydney

Not many people think about cockroaches in the homes this time of year. It is cold, you do not see too many of them in your home or backyard, so most people do not think that there is much point of having a pest control treatment until the weather gets warm again.

The health issues surrounding cockroaches are well documented and known. If you haven’t had a pest control treatment in your home in over 12 months, odds are that there will be cockroaches living in and around your home right now.

Why Should You Have Pest Control Treatments In Winter

Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea to have pest control treatments done now.

  1. Although you may not see them, cockroaches are still around. Every day we get into roof voids and sub-floors of homes whilst doing rodent inspections or termite inspections in Sydney and we see cockroaches in these areas. Cockroaches may make their way into your home while your asleep and leave little evidence that they were there. If you have not had pest control done at your place for over 12 months, you should book in a treatment now.
  2. We are over halfway through winter which means before you know it, spring will be here. Why wait until you start to see cockroaches to have them treated? Enviro-PCS can treat your home for these pests and will offer our Pest Control Service Warranty that will protect you right through the summer months. Just ask our friendly team when you call!
  3. German Cockroaches! If they find their way into your home in winter, they will still breed fast and become a big problem, even in winter. Their preferred environment is a residential or commercial kitchen, an area that pretty much has constant warmth, plenty of food and water. We still seeing homes, units and commercial businesses that have low to high German Cockroach infestations in the middle of winter!
  4. Modern treatment techniques and technologies backed by strong Service Warranties mean that your home can be treated in Winter and keep cockroaches from living in your roof, sub-floor, wall cavities and inside your home all year round.
  5. In several weeks’ time, everyone will be trying to book in their pest control treatments as from about the end of August into September is when Pest Control in Sydney starts to ramp up. It is quite common for customers not to be able to get their preferred appointment time or day simply due to demand.
This cockroach monitoring station was placed in a customers kitchen in late June 2020.

How to Prevent Cockroach Infestations

  1. Keep your house or business clean. Good sanitation is the number one way to prevent most pests, including cockroaches.
  2. Don’t leave food out overnight. Wash dirty dishes daily. Wipe up crumbs and spilled food, even in cabinets and pantries. Clean kitchen counters with disinfectant spray every night. Cockroaches love grease and spilled food on, in, under, and behind your appliances.
  3. Store all food in sealed containers. Cockroaches can fit inside the openings of typical cardboard packages that food comes in.
  4. Empty the garbage bin regularly. Make sure your bins have tight fitting lids.
  5. Cockroaches are nocturnal and feed at night. Vacuuming the house regularly is ideal not only to remove spilled, crumbs and other potential cockroach food sources but also to remove cockroach feces, body parts, and egg cases.
  6. Seal up rid of entry points and cracks and crevices. Seal around pipes and cavities. Make sure windows and doors are secure and have weather-stripping if needed to stop pests sneaking under your doors.
  7. Remove anything cockroaches can use for shelter, such as stored cardboard and paper.
  8. Call a professional pest control technician If you think a cockroach problem or if you have not had any pest control inspections in more than 12 months.

Still Concerned About Pests?

If you think your concerned about potential cockroaches or any pest activity in your home Enviro-PCS staff and technicians are more than experienced to be able to advise and help you on what you can do to protect your property.

Every day, our people are performing pest control in Sydney and can easily pop into your place to provide some advice.