How to Prevent Silverfish from Invading Your Home

How to Prevent Silverfish from Invading Your Home

When you hear the word silverfish, it’s hard to associate it with pest. That is, until you have them in your home. After experiencing an infestation, you’ll understand why this is a dangerous, frustrating pest. Being silverfish control experts, we know this first-hand. Silverfish are the type of pest that you might not even know you […]

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If there’s one type of pest that makes even the manliest of men squeamish, it’s rats. Having mice is one thing but rats take it to a whole new level – from cute to just well, gross. Count on us, a rat control Perth company, to bring your home back to a rat-free state. There are a few tell-tale signs that you have rats in your house. Small dark brown droppings are one. We’re going to take you through another few, so you know what to look out for. Rats are the night owls of pests. Rats come out at night, so it’s not always easy to spot a rodent. Instead, focus on observing the signs. Here’s what to keep in mind if you think there could be a potential rat infestation. 1. Rat droppings Just like mice, rats will leave little ‘presents’ around the house, in the form of droppings. For rats, they look dark brown, usually in a tapered, rice-like shape. You’ll usually find rat droppings in the kitchen where food is located. 2. Rub marks Rats aren’t clean, so as they move around your house, they leave an oily residue on the surface. Yep, like we said, gross. Because they usually enter your house via skirting boards and walls, they pick up a lot of grime. Look out for any type of odd mark like this. 3. Scratching noises This is possibly the easiest way to tell if you have rats – by hearing them! Rats are great climbers, so if you hear a scratching noise at night, call us as soon as you get up in the morning. 4. Holes & nests Brown rats are notorious for burrowing out areas of your house for shelter, nesting, and food storage. They have a special talent for shredding materials such as insulation or cardboard to create nests. Inspect solid structures, as they usually build burrows next to them for support. 5. Footprints Spot those little footprints and tail marks in dusty, less-frequented areas of your house. Search behind appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, and dryers. If there’s any gaps where pipework or cables travel into your property from the outside, check here. And, all those little out of sight spots such as cavity walls. You’ll be surprised how small a crevice a rat can fit into. Rats chew through wire, walls, and floor joists, so not only is it a health risk but also a safety issue. Leave the rat race to us! If you have children or pets, keeping your house rat-free is critical, as they carry diseases. We have a range of treatments available, such as ‘sticky boards’, baits or live catch traps. If you suspect a rat infestation, give us a call and we’ll find them (hopefully there’s just one, but you never know!). Take a full-house treatment plan, instead of just adding a few traps.

5 Signs of a Rat Infestation

If there’s one type of pest that makes even the manliest of men squeamish, it’s rats. Having mice is one thing but rats take it to a whole new level – from cute to just well, gross. Count on us, a rat control Perth company, to bring your home back to a rat-free state. There are […]

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How to Protect Your Business From Birds

Bird poop is one thing to have to worry about cleaning up. But, if your business has what seems like hundreds of birds on the roof, you need to act fast, as they can lead to serious (and expensive) issues. For fast, humane bird control Perth support, we’re here. You’d be forgiven if you think birds […]

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Travel Tips: How to Avoid Pests on the Move

It’s one thing to invest in pest control around the home, but what about when you’re on the move? If you’re about to take off on your yearly road trip or caravanning adventure, how can you keep your ‘home’ pest-free? Spiders, mosquitoes, flies, bees, birds and ants… they love to holiday with you. Let’s go through […]

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7 Ways to Deter Mosquitoes From Your Home

For something so small, mozzies have a great talent for waking us up. That buzzing sound in the early hours of the morning can frustrate the calmest person. If this has happened to you, learn about mosquito control. Did you know that there’s nearly 100 species of mozzies in Western Australia alone. Yes, they can […]

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What to do When You Spot a Bee Swarm in Your Backyard

You might hear them before you spot the nest. But the second you sense a group of bees, run! Actually, call a team like us for bee removal in Perth. Not only are these pests hostile but when you multiply them, they’re extremely dangerous. Annoying bees doesn’t take much either, so they’re an easy threat […]

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5 Easy At-Home Remedies For Insect Stings

Have you woken up to a weird sting on your body? Spot insects crawling around on the floor? Don’t waste time searching freaking out about it. Have a team of trusted pest experts on hand, whenever you need it, to remove the pest. And in the meantime, learn about different at-home strategies to minimise the […]

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What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs  

Think about how many hours that you spend in your bed every night. Now, picture little bed bugs crawling in between those sheets. It’s enough to send goosebumps up your neck… and get you hunting for bedbug treatment strategies. You’ve heard the horror stories of traveller’s staying in hostels and getting bitten by bedbugs. Why? […]

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5 Dangerous Spiders In Australia

While our beautiful country is the envy of many of our cross-cultural neighbours, there’s one part that foreigners don’t love: our scary spiders. Every Australian needs to have a spider control strategy. While these eight-legged creepy crawlies are beneficial because they consume many insect pests, they shouldn’t make your home theirs. Avoid infestation problems and […]

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5 DIY Solutions for Ants

Ants. Every Aussie home has had them at one stage or another. We’ve all done something like this before – accidently leaving the pizza box out overnight and wake up to a line of ants across the kitchen bench. But sometimes, the infestation is more serious. For ongoing ant control, try these various at-home remedies […]

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