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The good the bad and the ugly of pests

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

So when we often think about pests we think about how we can get rid of them and by get rid of them we mean yesterday.

 

But what if I was to tell you that not all pests are bad as some pests play a significant role in our ecosystem.

 

Below is some pest which are good, bad and ugly.

 

Good Pests:

 

Honey Bees have a significant part in our ecosystem as they go around pollinating flowers and fruit trees.

 

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Bee Control Sydney

 

Green Lacewing are beneficial for your veggie and fruit crop as it feeds on thrips, whiteflies, moth eggs, aphids, small caterpillars and mites.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Lady Beetles are beneficial for your plants, veggie and fruit crops as it feeds on mites, aphids and mealybugs.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Bad Pests:

 

Grasshoppers will cause damage to fields, garden bedding and fruit and veggie crops as they can eat over half their body weight.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Termites although great from an environmental perspective but can cause serious damage when it comes to your home.

 

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The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

German Cockroaches can multiply very quickly often as for every female German Cockroach you have she will have between 40 to 50 baby (nymph) Cockroaches.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

White Tip Spiders can pack a nasty bite resulting in a skin inflammation called necrotising arachnidism which is a nasty skin and tissue decaying syndrome.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Ugly Pests:

 

House Spiders can be very big and believe me they are absolutely ugly.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
Huntsman Spider

 

Rats are not only bad for our health when they run across our cooking utensils and food but they are definitely ugly and gross.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Flies are not only annoying but are really ugly and can cause serious illness when it comes in contact with our food.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

Further Reading:

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What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

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The good the bad and the ugly of pests

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?
What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

When it comes to looking for a pest company or any tradesman to come to your home it is vital to always do your research on that company before coming out to your home.

 

Now I know I might be a little anal but do we really know who is coming through our doors, trusting them to provide the correct service or let alone our trusted valuables?

 

Unfortunately the pest control industry isn’t regulated and there are many cowboys that makes it hard for those companies who have set the industry standards high.

 

When researching a pest control company what should you look for?

 

When I use a tradesman I google that company, searching for reviews across the web seeing if they have positive or negative reviews. When reading reviews this helps me determine if the company in question is reputable and will provide the service that is right for me.

 

Go through their website and get a feel for what the company stands for by reading their mission, vision and values statement and any other information that they may have on their website. Do they have a section on their website that has the list of chemicals that they use? This will usually be under the MSDS section of their website.

 

What should you ask the person that you intend to hire?

 

So you have done your research now it is time for the phone call to see if their services are the right services for you.

 

What sort of questions should you ask the customer service agent?

 

  • Are you fully insured if something should go wrong?
  • What is your warranty period?
  • Do you hold the relevant qualifications for safe handling of chemicals?
  • Does your pest technician do refresher courses so they keep up to date with not only pest bio but safe handling of chemicals?
  • Are you a registered business?
  • How long does a treatment last?
  • How long will it take to spray my home?
  • Do you implement the integrated pest management system?
  • Is your chemicals safe for my family, pets and the environment?
  • What is the payment method?
  • What sets you apart from other pest companies? (I like to ask this question to hear what tradesman have to say)
  • What is involved in the treatment?
  • What pest are included in my treatment?
  • Will the chemical kill my vegetable garden or plants?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for pest control?
  • How often should I get pest control/termite inspections done on my home?
  • When will I start seeing results from my service?
  • What is the difference in a common cockroach and a German cockroach?
  • What is the difference of webbing spiders and ground dwelling spiders?
  • What if it rains on the day of the treatment?

 

When calling the pest control company that you have chosen your customer service agent should ask you questions regarding the pest in your home. The customer service agent should listen without interrupting you and identify pest over the phone such a bio of that pest and how an infestation can get out of control. Recommend a treatment plan that is right for your premises.

 

If you are just getting quotes for pest treatments ask them to send you via email the quote so you can compare what pest service you are getting and what is involved in the pest service.

 

Sometimes going with the cheaper pest company can end up costing you more in the long run so make sure that you really do your research on the company you choose.

 

Further Reading:

Dodgy Pest Controllers Preying on unsuspecting customers

MSDS

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

FAQ

 

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
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The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

Summer is well and truly here but what does that mean when dealing with pests this summer?

 

Whether we are entertaining in our homes, picnics at reserves or going to the beach you are guaranteed that you will encounter at least one of these pest if not all.

 

So what are the big four pest that will haunt us?

 

  1. Ants
  2. Stinging insect such as wasps and bees
  3. Mosquitoes
  4. Flies

 

Ants:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

No one wants to go on a picnic or entertain in their home and ants are crawling all over the food that we have prepared.

 

Ants are attracted to sweet sugary substances and will make their way to your food source very quickly.

 

  • Not cleaning surfaces properly can bring an ant infestation inside very quickly.
  • Cleaning up spills on the floor is vital
  • Open lollies and biscuits to be stored in air tight containers.

Stinging insects:

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bee Control Sydney

 

Bees and wasps are always buzzing around at this time of the year.

 

What can you do to protect your family?

 

  • If you see a nest around your home contact a professional pest controller immediately.
  • If you are at a park, reserve or beach move away from the affected area.

 

Mosquitoes:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
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The dreaded flying insect which we all hate is the mosquito. Mosquitoes are that pesky little flying insect that loves to inject their saliva which has a substance that will anti-coagulate your blood so they can get their blood feed for longer period of times.

 

What can you do to protect your family from Mosquitoes?

 

  • Roll on some aerogard if you are outdoors.
  • Install fly screens
  • Keep screen doors closed
  • Plant lemon scented geraniums and cat nip
  • Eucalyptus oil, vanilla oi, camphor tablets work a treat.
  • Place pet bowls and kids pools upside down that way there is no water source.

 

Flies:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

Flies can be so irritating from the moment you step out of your home they are buzzing around you making your squat them like a mad person.

 

Flies can be a serious annoyance when entertaining, flying on the food that you have prepared.

 

What can you do to protect yourself this summer from flies?

 

  • Install flyscreens and door screens.
  • Keep doors closed
  • Slap on some aerogard
  • Put covers over your food that you have prepared.

 

So there you have the four common pest which will annoy you over the summer.

 

Further Reading:

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Sydney at its worse this summer

10 Prevention Facts for Mosquitoes

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen

10 Fun Facts About Ants

Ant Control Sydney

Fly Control Sydney

Natural Fly Remedies For Prevention And Control

Bees Bees Bees!

Bee Control Sydney

Bees

10 Fun Facts About Bees

Wasps

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.
Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

With the current weather becomes increasingly hot out comes those annoying pest that we all loathe.

 

I usually get pest control done at the end of spring closer to weather but I had found that over the past few days I had a large increase of large cockroaches and bees swarming around my house.

 

Anyone that knows me knows that I generally don’t have an issue with pest except pest that can contaminate my food and could potentially sting me.

 

Spiders don’t really bother me as much as I find spiders so fascinating with the way they spin their webs and the amazing patterned colours that each spider has.

 

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Like any other customer that Redline Pest Control services I had to make sure that I had done the following things in preparation for the pest technician so he could commence the pest treatment.

  • Weekly cleaning done
  • No clothes on the clothesline
  • Food in airtight containers
  • Grass cut short
  • My pet looked after for about an hour or so or until the chemical has dried
  • Moved furniture away from the wall
  • Pet containers stored away
So what treatment suited my needs for my property?

Redline Pest Controls pest technician carried out a General Pest Treatment plus a targeted Bee Hive Removal Treatment.

What is included in the General Pest Treatment and Bee Hive Removal?
  • Large cockroaches
  • All webbing spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • Wasps
  • Bees
Would I get warranty if I wasn’t employed by Redline Pest Control?

Yes, Of course all services that we carry out comes with a 6 month warranty. The only time warranty won’t be provided is if there is a high infestation and it will require a second service with will be advised to you both over the phone and in person.

Do Bees even have warranty?

Yes, Bees do have warranty. If the bees do come back all you need to do is call us back and we will send out the same technician that came to your home the first time back to your home.

Further Reading On Pest

Cockroaches

General Pest Treatment

Bees

Webbing Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termite Control Sydney

Termite Inspection Sydney

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

Bee Control Sydney

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bees Sydney

Bee Control Sydney

 

Yesterday walking back to my car from doing a quick grocery shop I noticed a single bee flying around and landed on the bonnet of my car.

 

I got super excited and whipped out my phone to take a photo of the bee.

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bee Control Sydney

 

With all the warm weather we have been having for the last week I knew that with seeing this single bee that meant that we are in for some more good weather and that spring may just hit early this year.

 

There are over 1,500 species of bees which are in Australia today.

 

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Bee colonies can have over 50,000 working bees so it is vital to always keep an eye out if a colony is on your premises.

 

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When do Bees swarm?

Bees generally will swarm between September to December as this is when the abundance of nectar and pollen is in the air.

 

On warm sunny days bees will usually swarm between 10am to 3pm each day in search for nectar and pollen.

 

What should I do if Bees are on my property?

If bees are on your property call a professional and reliable pest control company who will send out a qualified technician who will be able to eradicate the bees in a safe and controlled manner.

 

Don’t let your children or pets near the area that the bees are at as this could result being stung by the bees.

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bee Control Sydney

 

 

Is it true that bees can make their new home in my wall cavity?

Yes, believe it or not we get calls from customers who have had bees in their wall cavity and roof voids.

 

Last year we had Jenny from Penrith call us as she had bees in her wall cavity. Jenny had called another pest control company who came out and told her he had fixed the problem. When Jenny called the pest control company back they said that they had not been out to her property. Jenny did a quick google search on bee control Penrith and found our company. Our technician advised her on how the treatment works and kept her informed every step of the way. A few days later Jenny called us back squealing with delight as we had eradicated the bees for her. You see Jenny is allergic to bees and if stung by a bee she could either get sick or potentially die.

 

Can bees cause damage to my premises if found in my wall cavity or roof void?

 

Yes, bees can cause damage to the following:

 

  • Bee hives when in your wall cavity can reduce air ventilation due to blocking vents.
  • The pressure of a bee hive in your wall cavity can cause your gyprock to swell and your paint to bubble.
  • Bee hives can actually increase the activity of ants at your premises as their honey is an attractant.
  • Electrical faults can occur if the bee hive is wrapped around electrical wires.
  • Installation in your roof void can be damaged if the bee hive is severe.

 

 

 

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Pest Control Sydney

 

Pest Control Sydney

 

Pest Control Sydney
Pest Control Sydney

 

What makes a good pest technician and how do we know that we are getting the treatment that we pay for?

 

Yes sure there are companies in the pest industry who will do almost anything to get you to go with them but what are they offering and will they fix the issue at hand.

 

Don’t be scared or intimidated when it comes to choosing the right pest controller. What I always recommend is jump on to Google and see what reviews are being posted about the company that you have in mind in Pest Control Sydney.

 

Redline Pest Control goes above and beyond to make sure each client is informed of how the treatment works, the threshold of pest which is at the clients home or business and will eliminate any pest which you may have.

 

It is unfortunate that there is several pop up companies who will advertise very cheap then will either disappear, provide no warranty or even worse they will not fix your pest issue forcing you to call another company and lay out more of your hard earned money.

 

Redline Pest Control is Sydney’s leading pest control company offering clients a 6 month warranty on most pest  services they provide.

 

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Pest Control Sydney

 

 

So what sets Redline Pest Control apart from other pest control companies?

 

Each technician which is employed by Redline Pest Control goes through extensive training workshops not only to help them understand the biology of pest and their thresholds but to listen to what the client is saying in regards to their pest issue. (We have heard many horror stories where pest technicians have gone into client’s homes or businesses and not listen to what was the issue at hand and done a completely different treatment).

 

Field technicians are not the only one who goes through training, each staff member in the office will also commence training on pest and termites. Imagine if you call a company and the office admins have no idea what you are talking about, you will be very disappointed and will call the next person which is listed in Google.

 

Redline Pest Control will always have a solution for any pest that arises in your home whether we advise you on how you can eliminate them on your own or by recommending a treatment that is right for your pest issues. (I don’t know of many companies that will let you know that there is a do it yourself treatment).

 

A good pest control company in Sydney will always make themselves available to their clients by providing an after hours phone number for any questions they may have of their past service, upcoming service or emergencies.

 

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Pest Control Sydney

 

 

What are some prevention tips that you can do around your home or business?

 

  • Flyscreens that have holes or not on properly on will need to be replace or fixed.
  • All doors in and around your home or business to be sealed so no insects can gain entry.
  • Take out the rubbish each night that way no pest will have a breeding ground.
  • Any trees or plants that is in direct contact with your home will need to be pruned.
  • Any cracks or crevices in and around your home must be sealed.
  • Clean gutters from any twigs and leaves.
  • Make sure that any gutter drain is diverted away from your home as this will attract termites.
  • Subfloors and roof voids are to be well ventilated.
  • Water and food bowls for pets to be put away once finished.
  • Check to see if you have any plumbing leaks in or round your home.
  • Seal all food in air tight containers or in your fridge.
  • Do mini inspections in and around your home for pest and termites.
  • Remove any timbers, stumps and wood chippings as this will attract termites.
  • If you have a subfloor make sure that there isn’t any debris as this will attract termites.
  • Have regular Termite Inspections every 6 to 12 months to avoid termite damage to your home.

 

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Redline Pest Control

 

What we ask of our clients before we come in and provide pest control?

 

All we ask is if you can do the following task before we come and provide pest control.

 

  • Do your weekly clean before we come.
  • All food to be put away in airtight containers or in the fridge.
  • All grass areas to be mowed short.
  • A quick pruning of any bushy areas or over hanging trees.
  • No washing to be on the clothesline.
  • If you have pets arrange for them to be out of the house for around 2 hours or until the chemical has dried. If you have reptiles or birds just place a towel or sheet around their enclosure.
  • Once the pest control has been carried out for you and your kids to go out for around 2 hours or until the chemical has dried.

 

Further Reading about pest control

 

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Why choose Redline Pest Control

 

Why choose Redline Pest Control

 

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?
Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

 

 

We often get asked what separates Redline Pest Control from other pest control companies my answer to this is communication with our clients. Without communication we believe that we are unable to provide an honest service. Now I know when I am speaking with a client it may seem as though I am asking a lot of questions regarding their home and what pest they are seeing. This is so we can determine which is the best pest and termite service that is right for your home or business. Redline Pest Control doesn’t believe in charging our clients a service they don’t need.

 

Redline Pest Control will always find a solution to any problem which arises in your premises whether it be friendly advice over the phone, advice on how you could eliminate pest on your own or whether you need a treatment to get rid of the pest that is in your home or business.

 

Redline Pest Control will always provide before and after advice to our clients whether it be questions regarding the treatment that they had or tips on how our clients can keep pest away.

 

Why choose Redline Pest Control.

 

Redline Pest Control will always ask you questions before going around your premises and inspecting the threshold of pest or termites that is in your premises.

 

All technicians hired by Redline Pest Control will have up-to-date knowledge of both pest biology and how to use chemicals in a safe manner for not only our customers but also the environment.

 

Redline Pest Control promises to deliver a pest free environment for your premises whether it would be your commercial business home or investment property.

 

Redline Pest Control aims to set the highs industry standard for quality safety and customer service by educating our customers on the life cycle of a pest and what damage it can to your premises.

 

Redline Pest Control always provides an honest service while holding integrity and being professional at all times.

 

Redline Pest Control will send you a friendly reminder each year to advise you that it is that time of the year to have your termite inspection or pest treatment done.

Redline Pest Control will send you a link to your customer portal where it will have your service report and receipt so you will never have a paper trail again.

 

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

 

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General Pest Treatment Sydney

General Pest Treatment Sydney

 

General Pest Treatment Sydney
General Pest Treatment Sydney

 

General Pest Treatment Spray

 

What Pest Are Included In A General Pest Treatment:

Large cockroaches, House and Garden Spiders, Daddy long Leg Spiders, Redback Spiders, creamy colour crickets, Silverfish, and wasps. Please note that ground dwelling spiders are not included in a General Pest Treatment.

 

What Is Involved In A General Pest Treatment?

Internally:
Skirting boards spray Spraying under all furniture dusting of the roof void, and spraying any Cracks and crevices.

 

Externally:

 

Perimeter Spray around property, around door frames and window frames, gutters and fascia boards, fence-lines, Garden beds, scrubs, bushes or any ornaments on your property, close-lines, bins and letterbox dusting of the sub-floor and in any cracks and crevices.

 

What You Can Do In Preparation Before Redline Pest Control Comes Out To Your Home!

  • Clean your kitchen, moping, wiping down surfaces and cleaning behind the fridge, microwave, dishwasher and stove if possible.
  • Remove any items such as boxes, Paper and plastic bags, to minimize any places where pest can harbourage and breed.
  • For the rest of your home Redline Pest Control ask that you do your weekly cleaning such as dusting, moping and vacuuming as once the pest treatment has been done on your home we ask that you don’t do any heavy cleaning such as mopping and wiping where we have applied the chemical.
  • Mowing your lawns is highly recommended and if the lawn is too high the technician will advise you to cut the lawn and reschedule your appointment. (We don’t like to upset our customers).
  • Take all of your washing off the clothesline as we don’t want chemical to get on your clothes it the wind is blowing in that direction.
  • If you have pets get someone to look after them for a few hours. Bird, fish and other enclosed pets just grab a sheet or towel and put it over their enclosure.

 

What Can You Expect From Your Service?

  • Within the first week you should see roughly 80 to 90% of pest being eliminated.
  • 6 weeks after your service you should not have any pest. If you have the odd one don’t worry once they walk over the chemical and groom themselves it will kill the pest.
  • If you are still seeing a large amount of pest after 6 weeks don’t fret call Redline Pest Control as you will have 6 months warranty and Redline Pest Control will send out the same technician to your home to retreat the affected areas.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to empty out all my cupboards? 

 

No, you do not need to empty cupboards, as Redline Pest Control will not be spraying in the cupboards, only the skirting boards will be sprayed.

 

Will the spray affect humans and pets? 

 

No, all of Redline Pest Controls chemicals are low in toxicity. All we ask is that depending on the weather to go out for about an hour or two.

 

 

Will I still see pest after the treatment has been done?

 

Yes, you will still pest as the chemical will flush them out of their harbourage spots and you will notice that the pest will start dying one by one. You will continue to see pest dying over the next 6 weeks and the odd one come but will die shortly after it comes in contact with the chemical.

 

General Pest Treatment Sydney

 

General Pest Treatment Sydney
General Pest Treatment Sydney

 

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Bees Sydney 10 Fun Facts

Bees Sydney

 

Bee Sydney
Bees Sydney

 

1. Bees are found on all continents except Antarctica
2. Baby bees duties are cleaning up around their hive
3. A single Bee can collect enough nectar to make 1 and half teaspoons of honey
4. Bees have been proven to recognise human faces
5. When stung by a Honey bee they usually die but in some cases they actually don’t die
6. Only female Bees sting, the male Bee doesn’t
7. If a Queen Bee dies, the colony will know by smell.
8. When a new Queen emerges it will change the behaviour of the colony
9. Queen Bees lay around 1000 eggs per day
10. A Bee colony could have around 50,000 workers

 

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Bees Sydney

 

Bees Sydney

 

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