Ant Control Sydney

Ant Control Sydney
Ant Control Sydney

 

 

As warmer weather is about to hit Sydney so are ants. With over 15, 000 species of ants worldwide, there is roughly 1,400 species throughout Australia.

 

Yeah sure ants are annoying and can spoil our food but did you know that ants actually play a big role in our ecosystem.

 

Ants will move through the earth’s soil, turning it so that they create oxygen and allow water flow to reach plants and grass.

 

Have you ever wondered why a single flower has sprouted in the middle of your lawn, well Ants carry seeds deep down in the tunnel so they can feed off the elaiosomes that is part of the seed.

 

Ant Control Sydney
Ant Control Sydney

 

 

Where do Ants live?

 

Ants can be found almost anywhere such as grass and garden areas, subfloors and roof voids, wall cavities, cars believe it or not, dirt and any place where there is natural elements.

 

What are the most common Ants found in Sydney?

 

  • Black House Ant
  • Green Headed Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Singapore Ant
  • Coastal Brown Ant
  • Red Fire Ant (Newly Introduced)
  • White Footed House Ant
  • Pharaoh Ant
  • Pavement Ant
  • Garden Ant
  • Bull Ants
  • Carpenter Ants

How do you get rid of Ants?

 

Getting rid of Ants is very easy. Redline Pest Control technicians will inspect your premises to see where the issue arises and then depending where the issue is he will treat Ants appropriately such as.

 

  • Roof Void will be dusted
  • Internal interiors will be sprayed with non-repellent chemicals and a gel will be placed in areas such as kitchen and bathrooms
  • External areas will be sprayed with non-repellent chemicals

 

 

Further Reading For Ants:

 

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Fun Facts About Ants

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

What is a ground dwelling spider?

 

Ground dwelling spiders are spiders that live on the ground either in burrows or cracks and crevices of buildings, trees, bushes, rocks, etc. Some ground dwelling spiders do have the ability to spin trip lines such as the funnel web spider and trap door spiders.

 

What spiders belong to the ground dwelling family?

 

  • Funnel web spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Mouse spiders
  • White-tip spiders
  • Trap-door spiders
  • Huntsman spiders

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

How do you treat ground dwelling spiders if you can’t see any webs?

 

Redline Pest Controls technicians are train to inspect, identify and treat affect areas. Once the technician has combed over your lawns, he will spot treat any hole that is visible then he will go over your lawns and blanket spray for any holes he might not have seen or any spiders which have come to the surface.

 

If you have ground dwelling spiders inside the technician will let of smoke bombs, depending on the size of your home this maybe 4 to 8 smoke bombs. Once the technician has let the smoke bombs off you must vacate for around 4 hours, once you return quickly open doors and windows and stay out for a further half an hour.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

It is vital that you get a professional to treat these spiders and do not under any circumstances go near these spiders.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Further Reading Ground Dwelling Spiders

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?
Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

 

 

Why is it so important to have a termite inspection on your home?

 

 

For anyone who has either just bought their home or that has owned their home for a while now needs to know just how important a termite inspection is on your home.

 

 

First and foremost, when is a good time to have a termite inspection done on your home?

 

 

I always advise our clients that by Australian standards if you are in an area that is bushy or that is well known to have termites have an inspection every 6 to 12 months. If your area is not bushy you can have an inspection every 12 months.

 

 

What can happen if I don’t have a termite inspection?

 

 

A lot can happen such as extensive termite damage that can lead into the thousands or even worse your home will have to be demolished. Unfortunately no insurance companies cover the cost for termite damage and unless you have very deep pockets I would highly recommend that an inspection is vital for your home.

 

 

What can I do to reduce the risk of termites coming and setting up home at my house?

 

 

There are a number of things you can do to help reduce the risk of termites.

 

 

  • Keep a well ventilated subfloor and roof void as termites love moisture and humidity.
  • Fix leaking pipes and taps as you don’t want a water source for the termites.
  • Remove any wood debris such as wood chippings, sleepers, tree stumps etc.
  • Do mini inspections on your home to see if there is anything out of the ordinary.
  • Have regular termite inspections.

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?
Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

 

What are some signs that I have termites?

 

 

  • Mud particles protruding through the gyprock fibro or any other timbers in or around your home. Mud tunnels are created by termite faeces.
  • When your timbers have a warp or hollow shape to it.
  • When your walls or ceilings paint start to blister.
  • When your floors or ceilings start to sag.
  • If you have power outage due to termites eating through the electrical cables.

 

 

Redline Pest Control
Redline Pest Control

 

 

What should you do if you find active termites on your premises?

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?
Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

 

Please under no circumstances do not disturb them. Disturbing them only moves them from where you found them making it hard for any pest technician to pinpoint where they have moved to.

 

You see you may have found termites on one section of your premises but in reality that could be a sub nest and that the actual nest that the queen ls in could be on a neighbouring property.  Now if you have disturbed them how are we going to treat the termites if we can’t see the termites? Yes sure we can treat that area that you saw the termites but that would not fix the issue that you have.

 

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?
Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?
Redline Pest Control
Redline Pest Control
Redline Pest Control
Redline Pest Control

 

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What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

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Redline Pest Control offers a variety of services and covers the following pest for residential, commercial and industrial:

Who does Redline Pest Control cater to?

We often get phone calls from commercial customers asking if we do pest control in their line of work or home.

Redline Pest Control caters to the following industries:

  • Food Services
  • Produce
  • Production & Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Warehousing & Storage
  • Body Corporate, Strata & Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Country Clubs
  • Gym
  • Offices

 

So what sets Redline Pest Control above other pest control companies?

Redline Pest Control will always go above and beyond for each customer that we service whether the job is small or big.

We believe educating our customers is the key to success as by informing our customers the biology and lifecycle each pest has will help them prevent any further pest outbreaks.

Redline Pest Control only uses chemicals which are children safe, pet safe and eco-friendly.

We are confident in the service that we provide to our clients that we have a satisfaction guarantee that means if you are not happy give us a quick call or email and we will work with you to find the right solution that will rectify any concerns that you may have.

We have a special designated phone number for each of our clients so if you need advice for anything to do with the service you are about to have or service which has been provided all you have to do is call us and we will be more than happy to help you with your concerns.

All pest technicians that is hired by Redline Pest Control go through extensive training throughout the year to make sure that they are up to date on not only pest biology but how to use chemicals in a safe manner.

We believe that in order to be a leading expert in pest control we must provide not only a professional service but provide and honest service whilst holding our integrity.

Redback Spiders Sydney

 

 

Redback Spiders Sydney

 

Redback Spiders Sydney
Redback Spiders Sydney

 

This morning I received a frantic call from a mother who was playing with her kids on their swing set and noticed something moving from underneath the swing seat. Upon closer inspection she realised that it was a Redback spider Sydney she quickly grabbed her kids and called me to see what we could do for her.

 

I advised her that we could do a general pest treatment and that it would cover the Redback spiders Sydney amongst other various pest for her.

 

 

So what is a Redback spider?

 

 

Redback Spider

 

 

 

The Redback Spider Sydney is a member of the Theridiidae family and is also known as Latrodectus Hasselti and is a native spider here in Australia.

 

There are many different name that Redback Spiders Sydney go by such as Kapara spider, Murra-Ngura spider, Red spot spider, Red stripe spider, Jockey spider and Kanna-Jeri spider.

 

 

What do Redback spider Sydney look like?

 

 

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Female Redback spiders are much larger than the males and will be roughly 12-15mm with the male Redback spider being 3-4mm. Redback spiders have long skinny legs with a large bulbous abdomen and smallish cephalothorax. Their stripe can be a dark red to a softer orangey colour.

 

 

What do Redback Spiders feed on?

 

 

Redback spiders tend to feed on small insects they catch in their web but has been known to eat frogs, other spiders, small lizards and mice.

 

 

It is often the female Redback spider that will feast on the prey first with the male Redback spider and spiderlings taking what is left over.

 

 

Where will I find Redback spiders?

 

 

Redback spiders are nocturnal and you will often see them spinning their webs where it is dry, warm with plenty of shelter. They will often hide under pot plants, swings, trampolines, outdoor settings, clothes lines, letterboxes, and any other ornaments on your property.

 

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Redback Spiders Sydney

 

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Black House Spiders Sydney

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

Black House Spiders Sydney

 

Black House Spiders are from the family of Desidae, Black House Spiders are also known as Badumna Insignis.

 

What is a Black House Spider and what does it look like?

 

Well as you can see the Black House Spider is big and hairy but not all black house spiders are black, big or hairy.

 

The Black House Spider is a common spider that lingers in the corners of the walls in our homes just waiting to give us a fright.

 

The female Black House Spider is much larger than the male Black House Spider with it being 15-18mm and the male being 8-10mm. Black House Spiders have large abdomens with long luscious legs. Colour can vary when it comes to the Black House Spider, dark brown to black in colour, to blackish grey colour this is due to the hairs giving them a grey appearance.

 

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

What do Black House Spiders eat and will they bite me?

 

No, Black House Spiders tend to shy away from human contact. Black House Spiders will tend to feed on the liquid from its prey such as flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, mosquitoes.

 

Where do you find Black House Spiders other than them creeping into our homes?

 

Black House Spiders tend to set up house in tree trunks, old bark, cracks and crevices, rocks, and left debris. The female Black House Spider will rarely leave her web which is similar to the Funnel Web Spider. When building their webs, the Black House Spider will us small objects such a twigs, sticks and leaves.

 

Further Reading on Spiders

 

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Green Lacewings Sydney

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What is a Green Lacewing and what is its purpose?

 

Green Lacewings area transparent insect and is from the family of Neuroptera with roughly 623 or so species in Australia.

 

Green Lacewings are native and common throughout Australia.

 

Green Lacewings are a delicate insect with transparent wings with biggish gold eyes. Their wings are a lace like appearance and are roughly 15mm to 20mm long. Green Lacewings have long antennas.

 

Green Lacewings are nocturnal and are attracted to light and will sometimes fly inside at night to be close to the light. Green Lacewings are not very strong flyers.

 

If you see a Green Lacewing you do not need to fret as this is actually a good bug to have as they eat whiteflies, aphids, ants, moth eggs and small larvae from other insects. Green Lacewings are also known to feed on nectar, pollen, and honeydew.

 

Once Green Lacewings mate the female Green Lacewing will deposit her eggs in soil, vegetable crops or on stalks that the female has made until the larvae are ready to hatch from the eggs. The larvae will then seek out insects that have a soft body for them to feed on.

 

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Huntsman Spider Sydney

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney
Huntsman Spider

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney

What is a huntsman spider and what do they look like?

 

Why do they call a Huntsman spider the Huntsman? Does they mean that they will hunt me down in the corner of my room?

 

No, a Huntsman spider is from the Heteropodidae family and is known for the way they hunt their prey such as small invertebrates and other insects. They immobilise their prey with their fangs and will suck the juices out of the prey.

 

So what does a Huntsman Spider look like?

 

There is over 94 species of Huntsman Spiders. Huntsman Spiders have a big flat body with eight hairy legs and eight beaming eyes, they are also known as a crab spider. If you look closely you will see beautiful markings on this spider (yes I know that I am somewhat strange when I talk about how beautiful spiders are).Huntsman can be brown to grey, orange to brown or brown to pink with stripes on the bottom of their abdomen. The male Huntsman spider is much smaller than the female with it being roughly 16cm and the female being roughly 20cm.

 

Where do Huntsman Spiders live?

 

You will find the Huntsman spider across Australia, they do not build webs or have burrows, you are more than likely to see them under bark, logs, tree stumps, rocks and cracks and crevices. At times you will find the Huntsman spider high up on your walls near the ceiling.

 

Are Huntsman spiders aggressive?

 

There is a two part answer to this question as it is a no and a yes. Most Huntsman spiders will quickly run away once you have disturbed them but if a female Huntsman is guarding her eggs she will be more than likely to attack you. While Huntsman spiders are not poisonous they do pack a mighty bite and can cause nausea, swelling and sweating.

 

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Flea Control Sydney

Flea Control Sydney
Flea Control Sydney

 

 

Is your beloved pet scratching like mad or maybe fleas are jumping up and attaching themselves on to you?

 

As the weather is getting warmer fleas are starting to come out of hibernation.

 

Did you know that flea eggs can stay dormant throughout the colder months and will start to hatch once it starts to warm up.

 

Flea Control Sydney
Flea Control Sydney

 

So what are fleas and how can we get rid of fleas?

 

Fleas are tiny parasites which will feed on a blood host whether it will be your pet or yourself.

 

Fleas are a reddish to brownish in colour with a flat body with no wings, they gain momentum by flicking themselves up or across with their three pairs of legs. Fleas have sclerites which is hard like plates across their body. To the naked eye this seems smooth but in fact the plates overlap each other.  This makes killing fleas by hand once you catch it a little harder, you will need to squeeze the flea in a certain spot with your nails.

 

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Fleas have three segments to their body, the Head, thorax and abdomen.

 

Fleas have four life stages which are eggs, larvae, pupa and adult.

 

The most common species of fleas in Australia are:

 

  1. Dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis
  2. Cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis

 

If you suspect that you have fleas call Redline Pest Control

Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

What are Wolf spiders and what do Wolf spiders look like?

 

Wolf spiders are a common spider throughout Australia and come from the Lycosidae family.

Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will either go on the hunt for their prey or will wait patiently for their prey to pass by their burrow.

 

So what do Wolf spiders eat?

 

The Wolf spiders diet is crickets, grass hoppers, ants, smaller spiders, small lizards, small birds and mice.

Wolf spiders got their name by hunting down their prey like wolves do but that is as far as it goes by being similar to a wolf.

Wolf spiders have eight eyes and legs with a robust body. Depending on the species of Wolf spiders colour will vary from dark brown to grey with either orange or black markings on their abdomen.

Wolf spiders spend most of their time in solitary and you will generally only see more than one if they are mating.

When Wolf spiders mate the male Wolf spider will wave its pedipalps in order to gain the female Wolf spider’s attention.

After a Wolf spider mates the female Wolf spider will carry her young until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

 

Wolf Spiders Sydney
Wolf Spiders Sydney

 

 

How do you treat Wolf spiders?

 

Externally:

 

Redline Pest Control will comb over your front and back lawn spot treating and holes that the Wolf spider has made. Once the technician has spot treated the lawns he will then blanket spray both lawns as sometimes a hole may have been missed.

 

Internally:

 

If you have Wolf spiders internally Redline Pest Control will use smoke bombs to eradicate the Wolf spiders.

Now depending on the size of your home smoke bombs will vary. In saying that a standard size home will usually have between three to six smoke bombs.

Once the smoke bombs have been let off you are unable to enter your premises for around four hours.

We ask you to open the doors and windows for a further half an hour before entering your premises.

 

 

If you suspect that you have Wolf spiders call us today for a free no obligation quote.