1. Redback Spiders are often confused as a Black Widow Spider. 2. Female Redback Spiders are bigger than the male Redback Spider. 3. Male Redback Spiders are rarely seen. 4. Only female Redback Spiders will bite humans as the male Redback Spiders fangs are not strong enough to pierce the human flesh. 5. The female Redback Spider will eat the male Redback Spider in a mating ritual. 6. Female Redback Spiders can hold sperm for around 2 years and continue to re-produce several batches of spiderlings. 7. Redbacks Spiders are related to the Widow Spider family. 8. Redback Spiders webs are very messy. 9. Redback Spiders can also have an orange stripe. 10. There is even a song about a Redback Spider called Redback on the toilet seat.
1. Ants can carry over 100 times their body weight. 2. If a queen Ant dies the colony will also die not long after. Usually around a month or two. 3. Ants have been around since the dinosaur era. 4. Depending on the Ant species, Ants have two stomachs, one to feed other Ants and one for themselves. 5. There are more Ants on earth than humans. 6. Ants do not have lungs, oxygen passes over their body in tiny valves called the spiracles. 7. Ants create lavish underground colonies with many tunnels zig zagging across each other and leading to different sections of the colony. 8. Worker Ants will leave a pheromone if it finds a good source of food so other Ants can find the food easily. 9. There are over 10,000 species of Ants 10. Ants hear by vibrations through the ground as they don’t have ears.
1. Did you know that cockroaches have white blood. 2. Cockroaches are nocturnal and will be mostly found at night unless you have a high infestation of cockroaches then you will see them come out of their harbourages. 3. Cockroaches will eat pretty much anything ranging from soap, electrical products, food scraps, paper and scum. 4. Cockroaches can go without food for a month but cannot survive without water more than one week. 5. Cockroaches don’t just live and love dirty homes but they also live and love clean homes. 6. Cockroaches can hold their breath for around 40 minutes. 7. Cockroaches will run, hide and groom themselves if it touches a human. 8. Cockroaches were around the same time the dinosaurs were around. 9. Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour. 10. Female cockroaches can mate once and stay pregnant for life.
Every day Redline Pest Control gets asked a bunch of questions whether it be from email enquiries or over the phone.
Redline Pest Control understands that each of our customers have concerns when it comes to pest control on their homes.
What areas are treated when having a General Pest Spray and how long does it take?
Depending on the size of your home it can take anywhere from:
• Unit: 45 minutes to 60 minutes • Single storey home and villa: 60 minutes to 90 minutes • Double storey home and townhouses: 90 minutes 120 minutes
Skirting boards spray spraying under all furniture dusting of the roof void and any cracks and crevices.
Perimeter spray around your property around door frames and window frames gutters and fascia boards Fence line garden beds scrubs bushes or any ornaments on your property close line bins and letterbox dusting of the sub-floor and in the crack in crevice.
How long do I need to leave my home for once the pest control has been done?
Redline Pest Control recommends that you leave for one to two hours depending on the weather that way the chemical has time to dry. If you are having a rodent treatment, an outside ant treatment or spider treatment you do not have to leave your home.
Are the chemicals harmful or toxic?
No, the chemicals we use are not only human and pet safe but it is also eco-friendly.
Is there an odour or smell once the pest control has been done?
No, there is no odour or smell once we apply the chemical to your home.
I have kids and pets if they touch a skirting board a few hours later will the chemical harm them?
No, once the chemical dries it will not affect humans or pets what so ever. We use non toxic chemicals.
I have pets, what should I do with them?
If you have a dog ask a neighbour or friend to look after it for around one hour or take the dog on a walk for an hour. If you have birds, reptiles or fish put a large damp sheet around their enclosures. If you have a cat the cat will usually go hide somewhere in the neighbours yard, if your cat is an indoor cat you will need to take your cat somewhere for an hour.
Do I need to prepare my home for pest control?
Yes, Redline Pest Control ask each of our customers to do the following:
• Do your weekly clean • Put all plates, cups, utensils and pots and pans away • Put all food away in appropriate places • If you could move furniture away from the walls so we have access to your skirting boards, if furniture is to heavy don’t worry about trying to move it as we don’t want you to hurt yourself. • If you have clothes on the clothesline please remove them • If you have pet bowls please empty them and put them away • Close all windows so the treatment will have more of an effect on your property.
When will I start seeing results from the pest control?
You will start seeing results almost immediately and will continue to see results up to 6 months. With most pest the initial time period of pest dying is up to 6 weeks after that the chemical acts like a barrier stopping them from entering your home.
When is a good time to have pest control on my home and how often should I get pest control?
Redline Pest Control does pest control all year round, we usually say to our customers to have a general pest treatment once a year. Sometimes depending on your location you may need pest control every 6 months or so. A lot of our customers do get pest control done around spring time once it starts to warm up.
How often should I have a Termite Inspection done on my home?
Redline Pest Control recommends that every home should have a Termite Inspection done every 12 months and every 6 months if you live in an area which has a lot of trees and bushes.
How long does a Termite Inspection take?
Every home is different and therefore the time will vary from home to home but we do ask our customers to leave around a 2 hour period for us to perform the Termite Inspection. Larger homes can take up to 3 to 4 hours depending on size.
Do I get a report for my Termite Inspection?
Yes, each property that has a Termite Inspection receives a comprehensive report which is either handed on the day or emailed over to you within 48 hours of having the Termite Inspection done.
I have had a Rodent Treatment, will I see dead rats or mice in my home?
It is really hard to say as each treatment is different. Around 9 out of 10 rodents do die outside as they go searching for a water source as the bait we use has a thinning agent in it causing the rodents to become dehydrated. There is that 1% that a rodent does die inside, this is due to your home having a water source. If the rodents do die the bait we use coagulates their blood and you may smell an odour for around 24 to 48 hours.
Will the bait used for Rodent Treatments affect my kids or pets?
No, we strategically place baits where children and pets cannot get to. For any rodent treatments which are outside or in certain parts of your home where bait needs to be applied we have lockable bait stations which children and pets cannot get into.
What if it rains the day of my treatment?
If it is raining the day of your treatment you will receive a call from one of our customer service representatives to advise you that we need to reschedule your appointment. If you are having a rodent treatment or German cockroach treatment only the service will still go ahead. If it rains an hour after we have done the treatment we will organise a time to come out and re spray the external areas of your home. Anything over an hour you need not worry as the chemical has already set it.
Do you offer same day Pest Services?
Yes, depending on availability on that day. It is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Do you have a warranty on Pest Control?
Yes, we offer a 6 month warranty on most pests and depending on the level of infestation. To get a better idea on warranty speak to one of our customer service representatives.
How can we pay you for the Pest Service?
Redline Pest Control takes all major credit cards and cash on the day of treatment.
Did you know German Cockroaches are scavengers and will eat household items such as toothpaste, soap and electrical products. If there is no food source German Cockroaches will turn cannibalistic and will eat other German Cockroaches legs and wings.
Last night was my first night out with one of our technicians to do pest controlon a commercialtake away food shop in the city.
Needless to say that I was appalled by what I had seen in this tiny take away shop.
There was no commercial hygiene & pest management implemented at all in these premises.
You see being in the office I never really thought of the hygiene aspect that goes hand in hand with pest control.
So you can imagine when I was at this take away shop I was a taken back from what I saw.
It is very important that if you own a take away shop that you keep it in a clean manner not only to avoid pest from claiming your shop theirs but from potentially poisoning if not killing your future customers.
I must stress that it is important to have an appropriate pest & hygiene management plan in action.
Try having a checklist of what needs to be done before you walk out that door to go home.
• Clean all cooking equipment so no left up grease is left behind. • Wipe down all benches and counters with a cleaning agent. • Do not leave any food scraps or food out of their containers. • Put food away especially food that needs to be in the fridge or freezer. • Sweep and mop all flooring with a cleaning agent. • Take the rubbish out each night.
Pest carry diseases such as salmonella, listeria, bacteria and other forms of viruses which can either make your customers very sick with food poisoning or potentially kill them. Pest will run and walk over food preparation areas, food, utensils, pots and pans.
In Australia there have been many reports over the last food months of food poisoning as some business owners have little to no knowledge of food hygiene.
Councils are now trying to work with owners and staff who run and operate services in the food industry.
However councils are also fining and shutting down those who do not comply with the rules and regulations of the food act 2003.
Once the council has given you a warning and you still do not comply with the order you will be given a fine and place on the Food Authority website in their name and shame section for any members of the public to view which could lead to customers no longer wanting to come to your commercial premises therefore could potentially send you out of business.