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Autumn pest control what you need to know!

Autumn pest control what you need to know!

 

Autumn pest control what you need to know!
Autumn pest control what you need to know!

 

With autumn just a few days away what does that mean for pests entering your humble abode and how can you reduce the risk of pests entering your home?

 

Now is the time to protect your home with a long-lasting pest preventative treatment to keep those pesky pests away.

 

With pest it can be some time that you notice that there is an infestation as we slide into the cooler months pest to are looking for a nice warm spot to call their home and unfortunately that means our home is now theirs if we don’t get on top of it now.

 

Redline Pest Control always recommends our clients to go in and around their homes and look out for any gaping holes, cracks and crevices and seal them up, so pests have a much harder time entering your home.

 

Any over hanging branches will need to be cut so pests such as roof rats won’t be able to make your roof void their playground.

 

Autumns common pests!

 

When we think about pests we often think pests only come in the warmer months but in reality that is not true as pests are looking for shelter so they survive the cooler months and what is most annoying thing is that it is our homes that pests love to enter.

 

  • German cockroaches
  • Rodents – rats or mice
  • Termites
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Birds

Where do pests love to live?

 

  • Termites – love to feast on wooden structures in and around your home
  • Garages
  • Roof voids
  • Subfloors
  • Pipes and drains
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Storage rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Bin areas
  • Clutter and boxes

Prevention is better than cure!

 

Redline Pest Control recommends preventative pest control to our clients which means get on top of it before it gets on top of you.

 

Kill pests before they get a chance to breed, therefore making infestations harder to get a hold of.

 

After your pest treatment has been carried out, what will happen and what should you do?

 

We often get calls from our clients stating that they are still seeing some pest activity after two weeks.

 

This is perfectly normal as we use a slow release chemical that allows the pests to come in contact with the chemical but once they do the chemical will attack their nervous system and they will die off, we ask our clients to wait six weeks and if they are still seeing an influx of pests then to give us a quick call where we can discuss what would be the next step to take.

 

For spider treatments we will advise you to leave the webs there for roughly seven days then knock the webs down that way we know that we are getting a hold of the spiders as they love to hide when a treatment has been carried out.

 

With ants they will need to take the chemical back to the nest so the queen can digest the bait once this happens you will notice that that they will die off but then spew out as the queen has died and there is no queen to give them signals to forage for food or defend their colony. Once they spew out and come in contact with the chemical they will die.

 

Autumn pest control what you need to know! click on the links below for further reading on all pest related topics.

 

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pest control sydney – What are bed bugs?

Pest Control Sydney – What are Bed bugs?

 

Pest Control Sydney - What are Bed bugs?
Pest Control Sydney – What are Bed bugs?

 

Growing up my mother always use to kiss me goodnight and say to me “goodnight don’t let the bedbugs bit” now back then I truly thought bed bugs were these mythical bugs that climb into bed if we were being naughty.

These days I now know that bed bugs are not mythical but a true bug that feeds on the human blood.

Bed bugs known by scientific name Cimex Lectularius need a human host to feed on otherwise they won’t survive.

Bedbugs are a brownish red colour and are roughly four to six mm long, adults will have wing pads but does not have the ability to fly, the wing pads help them jump from place to place. Bedbugs mouthparts are designed to pierce the skin and feed on their host, they have long antennae, with six legs and clawed feet for them to easily climb over objects.

 

The life cycle for a bedbug!

 

For every female bed bug, you have she can lay up to 12 eggs a day, that is up to 500 eggs per her lifetime.

Eggs are the shape and size of a tiny grain of white rice but being translucent makes it hard to see the eggs.

The female bed bug will burrow her eggs in the cracks and crevices she can find so they will survive.

Once the eggs have been deposited in the cracks and crevices they will hatch roughly 10 days later, once this happen they will be now known as Nymphs.

With nymph bed bugs, they will have five stages they go through which are called instars.

The first instar is translucent then will turn in to a creamy colour then as they progress they will turn into a more darkish colour.

The nymph bed bug  cycle can take up to eight weeks and will develop their wing pads around the last month or so.

Adult bed bugs can live to around six months in the perfect environment and here is something even scarier bed bugs can live to around two months without feeding on a host.

Unfortunately, bed bugs do not discriminate and will go to the cleanest of homes as their only source of food is a blood meal from a host.

 

But how do we get bed bugs?

 

Usually when you travel or pick up second hand furniture or clothes they can hitchhike a ride and set up residency in your home.

They start off in the room that you place the items you have bought home then over time with the bed bugs jumping from place to place other rooms can then also be affected.

 

Here are some signs of infestation!

 

• excrement – blood or faecal spotting on mattresses and linen.
• live or dead bed bugs and cast skins in surrounding areas and on mattresses and linen.
• bed bug eggs on mattresses and linen. Also in cracks and crevices.
• distinctive odour in the rooms affected.

 

What are some hints for me to do before a pest controller comes out?

 

• Grab a flashlight and go around and check along the mattress seams, cracks, and crevices in and around the bed, skirting boards, behind dressers, paintings, windowsills, and any other furniture you may have in that room.
• You will need to vacuum all areas of the affected room including the mattress. Once finished empty the vacuum bag into a plastic bag and dispose of it in your outside bin ( this is vital). You need to vacuum several times over the next few days or so.
• Do a good clean on your room and remove any clutter that bed bugs may hide in.
• Clean out your wardrobe, dresser and bedside tables as bed bugs love to hide in furniture too. With the clothes that you have removed from this furniture wash those in hot water with eucalyptus oil than put these clothes in a tumble dryer to dry. If you don’t have a tumble dryer you can put them on the clothesline. Once dry put in large plastic bags and put in a sunny spot or you can even freeze these items for 20 minutes to an hour.
• Grab bedding and curtains and wash them with eucalyptus oil.
• If you have a steam cleaner please steam all cracks and crevices around the affected room as this will help moisten the eggs from being stuck to the fibres.
• If you can put your mattress outside in the sun for 2 – 4 hours. (it must be a 30 degree plus day for this to be effective)
• Wipe down all surfaces in the affected room with eucalyptus oil diluted with water, we have also found that lavender and tea tree oil also works a treat.

 

Further Reading:

Bed Bugs and what you can do!

Bed bugs and how to avoid bed bugs hitchhiking their way back to your home.

Bed Bugs and how to get rid of them!

pest control sydney – What are bed bugs?