We highly recommend and love Blacktown and what it has to offer, Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blacktown is located 34 kilometers west of the Sydney central business district.
Blacktown is the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales and is one of the most multicultural places in Sydney. Beautiful Blacktown Commercial Business District is located close to Blacktown railway station.
Love shopping? Be sure to check out the WestPoint Blacktown; which is a major shopping centre, with major attractions and outstanding shops!
There are several small shops, restaurants and hotels in the surrounding area. WestPoint also houses a western suburb television studio of the Nine Network. Some lovely tourist places to visit and embrace while passing through or staying for a while.
Blacktown allows you to enjoy wonderful attractions in vibrant, homely feels, from Feather dale Wildlife Park to Sydney Motorsport Park, from Sydney’s last drive in theatre to giant water slides. You can ride on cycling tracks in beautiful parkland, enjoy Aboriginal cultural experiences, and browse bustling markets.
Blacktown is the home to superb recreational and sporting facilities as well as a vibrant arts scene and a delicious range of cuisines, the multicultural City of Blacktown is within easy reach of Sydney’s city centre.
The drive is only 37 minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or 40 minutes by train from Central Station.
Your heart will race at Eastern Creek, Sydney’s home of motorsports with four race circuits and the Sydney Drag way.
You can zoom around Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway in a hired go-kart. More sporting events are held at the Blacktown International Sport spark, an Olympic venue.
Hot, and wanting something to do the family will absolutely love? Blacktown Aquatic Centre offers something for all the family; from baby pools, to heated pools and large pools, go cool down today.
Some of the family thriving for the action and thrill? that’s okay, Blacktown has one to offer for all ! Action Paintball Games running many games daily for cheap prices! We never miss this one for a Christmas party! Talking about Christmas, something amazing that staying at Blacktown can offer, is the nice and local location of the Luna Park in Sydney, We love this display!
Why We Love Blacktown – Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a range of different wildlife from the area, something the whole family will love and be super tired after the long exciting day the park has to offer. If everyone is not so tired, you can finish the night off down by the Blacktown Drive-In and start your day all again by visiting the Western Sydney Parklands. Just a couple things to embrace with the family over this joyful season.
Also, for public display of indigenous insights, visit the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre and join a guided cultural tour or a bush tucker tour, and learn how to throw a boomerang and play a didgeridoo.
You can buy authentic artworks, didgeridoos, boomerangs and native jams and spices. Definitely something to check out with the family.
Why We Love Blacktown – Wet’n’Wild Sydney is also close by and loved by everyone! It features amazing world first attractions, interactive ride technology and takes fun to a whole new level for the entire family.
Some other things you could check out coming up in the future;
2018 Blacktown City Art Prize 20th December 2018 – View all 87 finalist artworks in the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize! Now in its 23rd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards.
Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.
Australia Day- Wake Up with the Wildlife Breakfast 26th January 2019 – Join us this Australia Day for an experience like no other! Breakfast with your favourite cuddly and cute animals at Feather dale Wildlife Park.
Australia Day Concert and Fireworks 26th January 2019 – Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day 2019 at Blacktown Council’s Australia Day Celebrations at The Rooty Hill.
Carp fish out at Lake Woodcroft 2nd February 2019 – We will be hosting a free fishing event to help reduce the number of carp which are degrading Lake Woodcroft.
Blacktown Fresh Food Fair 3rd February 2019 – The Village Green will be transformed into a farmer’s wonderland with the very best fresh food that Blacktown and Western Sydney has to offer.
2019 Lunar New Year Celebrations 8th February 2019 – Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Nurragingy Reserve this year!
This is just a couple of the reasons we love Blacktown, if you visit I’m sure you will have your own reasons.
Luxury lifestyle living, Mountain views, So close to town, you’d be crazy to by pass this city. Don’t be worried about weird and wonderful pests in this town Blacktown doesn’t have many pests as such, just your normal every day pests, but we deliver pest control to Blacktown for various types of pests such as rodents, spiders, cockroaches, fleas, wasps and termites. We have specifically designed methods to treat the exact problems property owners are experiencing.
Growing up in the 80s and 90s there was an abundance of Christmas Beetles each year.
I remember on many occasions my brother and myself having competitions on who could catch the most Christmas beetles, needless to say my little brother would always win as he would forage for hours looking for the christmas beetles.
So why don’t we see Christmas Beetles like we use to when we were younger.
According to the daily telegraph Christmas Beetles are declining because of climate change.
Over the last four springs the climate has been somewhat dry and warm which means that with the ground being so hard the Christmas Beetle larvae is unable to crawl its way out from underneath the soil and therefore resulting in them being defenceless underneath the soil and dying.
Another major factor of the Christmas Beetle being on the decline is the removal of the eucalyptus trees as this is their main source of their food diet.
The larvae needs to be able to come up through the soil so they can reproduce and carry on their legacy.
Something I didn’t know was that according to records that about a century ago the Christmas Beetle was evident in Darling Harbour that they were actually called the Darling Harbour Beetle and that there was such an abundance of them that the tree branches use to hang in the water due to the branches being so heavy with Christmas Beetles.
So if you happen to see these little beauties please don’t step on them or kill them rather pick one up and inspect them, see what they look like, see their tiny robust bodies, let your kids pick them up and investigate.
With Ticks in Sydney and around the world, ticks are blood sucking parasites which feed on the blood of humans and pets.
With over 800 species worldwide and with roughly 70 species here in Australia it is reported that this summer ticks in Sydney are on the rise and breeding rapidly.
Ticks have four pairs of legs, their head, body and thorax are fused together and is an orangey browny colour. Nymphs have only three pairs of legs.
With the male ticks they have a plate which covers their entire body and the female only has half a plate covering their body.
With the lifecycle of a tick there are four development stages it will go through, egg, larvae, nymph and adult.
In order for a female tick to survive she must have a host to feed on as this is fundamental in passing from stage to stage in their life and to produce eggs.
Tick eggs will only be laid in moist surroundings and with a single female she can produce over 3000 eggs which will hatch between 40 to 60 days.
Once the eggs have hatch they then become into larvae and will be referred to as seed ticks and is anywhere from 1 – 2 mm long. Once the larvae mature a little bit their skin will harden and will be able to start climbing onto things that will give them the opportunity to attach themselves to a native host which is an animal. (this is only for the larvae stage of life)
Larvae usually will feed anywhere from 4 to 6 days on their host after their feed they will then detach themselves from their host and will transform into a nymph.
Nymphs will spend time in a moist environment for up to 40 days before finding a new host to feed on.
Nymphs are roughly between 2 to 5 mm and will feed for up to 7 days on their new host until they detach themselves where they will moult for a final time before it becomes an adult.
Once the nymph has matured in to an adult tick they will usually be around 5 to 6 mm in length and will reattach themselves on to their host for a feed and once they have engorged for up to 20 days the tick will become globular and will reach up to 10mm in length.
There are two classifications of ticks which are soft ticks and hard ticks.
Soft ticks are from the family order of Argasidae are not that common and will rarely come in contacts with humans. They have a leathery winkled appearance.
Hard ticks are from the family order of Xodidae and are very common in attaching themselves to humans. They have short elongated mouth pieces with a row of teeth which points backwards, they have a hard-flat body.
What are signs of a tick bite?
If you have been bitten by a tick, symptoms usually start to appear within 3-7 days.
Death may be caused by respiratory failure or heart failure.
Loss of appetite.
Pupils become dilated and look sick.
Discharge from your eyes.
Vomiting, grunting and wheezing can be present.
How can you reduce the risk of ticks around your home in Sydney?
Like possums bandicoots are a protective species and if you have bandicoots you will need to get someone who will be able to catch and release the bandicoot to an alternate location.
Go around your home and do a total lawn care makeover, mow lawns regularly, prune trees, bushes and foliage.
Scan you pets every few days to make sure that they haven’t picked up any ticks. (if you do find ticks on your pets please take them to the vet as sometimes when pulling them out you can break them off causing the poison to be still in your pet.
Call a trusted pest control company in Sydney where they will blanket spray not only your lawn but hedges, garden beds, shrubs, bushy areas on your premises for ticks in Sydney.
Who is responsible for pest control Sydney (you or the real estate?)
Who is responsible for end of lease pest spray? You or the Real Estate? Pest Control Sydney!
Ending a lease or signing a new lease – get the know in who is responsible for pest control Sydney.
Redline Pest Control understands the activity of a pest infestation in all tenanted properties and will advise of a suitable pest treatment that will eradicate any pests that is becoming an issue in or around your property.
Whether you’re an real estate manager or strata manager, Redline Pest Control technicians can provide a preventative treatment plan which will help protect all of your clients investments.
With tenants that have pets you will need to get a flea end of lease pest treatment done to your home. Even if your pet does not have fleas present at the time you vacate your home, flea eggs can stay dormant for up to 12 months after you have seen a live flea.
Redline Pest Control not only listens to what your needs and wants are in pest control sydney but we also create your own customised package to suit your pests needs.
Redline Pest Control Sydney treats the following pest which is most commonly found in rental properties.
Ground dwelling spiders
Stored product pests
Below is a table with who is responsible for pest and the period of time in your tenancy.
Monday I had a frantic call from a concerned client saying there was an unusual amount of blow flies swarming in her home and she didn’t know where they were coming from.
I asked her the usual questions like can she smell something decaying, was there any meat left out, does she have pets as maybe it is the food that they might not of eaten, to check to see if there was any animals on her property that may of passed. Nothing I asked was occurring so I asked one of our technicians to do an emergency job to investigate why this customer has blow flies in her home.
John arrived at the client’s home in Parramatta and searched the lawns, subfloor, and interior and made his way up to the roof void where he instantly smelled a decaying matter. Upon further investigations of the roof void he had found dead rodents in the roof void.
John removed two dead rodents but was unable to get the third rodent as it had slipped into the wall cavity. John advised the customer that he was putting the odour eliminating bag in the roof void and that it will suck up any bad smells that was in the roof void.
Our client had used a different pest controller to do a rodent treatment and when she had tried to call that pest controller he no longer had his phone in service.
Usually when pest controllers bait for rodents they will use bait that has a thinning agent in it so it coagulates the blood stopping it from releasing a bad smell.
Unfortunately for our client the bait that was used was a stock standard bait that you could get from the local hardware house which doesn’t have this thinning agent in it.
Needless to say our client was so happy that the blow flies have since disappeared and that we have found the source of the issue.
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?
Have you seen pest like rats, cockroaches, ants or birds in your business?
What can you do to avoid a pest outbreak in your business?
Could your business survive if you were to have pest outbreak or being fined and put on the name and shame website?
In today’s society it is easy for potential customers to search if a business has been placed on the Food Authority’s Name and Shame registry therefore potentially losing you customers for a mistake that you could have avoided.
Pest controlis so vital in the food industry and anyone who owns a business has the duty of care to make sure that food hygiene and a pest free environment is in place at their business.
What are some steps you can do to make sure that your business is pest free?
Install flyscreens to windows and doors
Seal any gaps, holes and cracks and crevices in your building
Have an plan of action once your business closes for the day
Designate an employee to make sure that other employees pulling their weight when it comes to cleaning and keeping food safe at the end of each day
have regular training available for all of your employees so they are aware of the dos and don’ts when it comes to hygiene and pest management
Keep food in air tight containers and do not store food on the floor
Keep your garbage area neatly and always take the rubbish out at the end of each day
Have regular mini inspections, go around the premises and see if you can see any areas which are affected by pest or have pest droppings.
Being on a regular pest maintenance program with a pest control company who is licensed
When cleaning your business be sure to make sure that you get all fats and oils from those hard to reach places and that all bench tops, counters, floors etc are cleaned with the correct cleaning agent. For cups, plates and utensils make sure that they are sterilised in hot water and the correct detergent is placed in the dishwasher.
It is very easy for an outbreak of pest to occur without you realising. Say for instance German cockroaches you see them at night time and depending of the infestation you could very well see them in the day as they are spilling from their harbourage spots. For every female German cockroach you have they have the potential to breed hundreds before you even realise that you have an issue. Female German cockroaches breed every 5 to 6 weeks and once their egg capsule hatches between 40 to 50 baby cockroaches will be running around. Their lifecycle can be hard to eradicate if the outbreak is quite high. Usually you will need to be put on a maintenance program by having an initial service then a follow up service 6 weeks later then depending on the conditions of your business you have services every 6 weeks to 3 months to maintain a pest free environment.
Redline Pest Control listens to what your needs are and finds an appropriate action plan to eliminate the source of any pest that is in your home or business by using the integrated pest management approach for prevention, treatment and eradication of any pests which are in your home or business.
A good pest controller will correctly identify all pests and advise you on an action plan on how you can keep those disgusting little pest out of your home or business. Redline Pest Control believes in client communication and educating our clients on how to prevent an infestation by having an understanding on pest biology and their behaviours.
The Integrated Pest Management method consists of 5 basic rules which are:
1. Inspection – A thorough inspection of your home or business even in those areas which don’t have any pest problems.
2. Identification – Will correctly identify all pests that are in your home or business.
3. Infestation Levels –Redline Pest Control will determine the level of infestation of any pest that is in your home or business.
4. Control Measures – To find a measure to manage all pests that are in your home or business.
5. Evaluation – Redline Pest Control will evaluate how our services has eradicated all pest which are in your home or business.
What can you do once you had your pest control done?
ELIMINATE ENTRY POINTS We all know that pest do not come knocking on the door and waltz in, they do however creep in through broken window frames, broken tiles on your roof and cracks and crevices on the foundations of your home or business. Inspect your home or business and carry out any maintenance repairs which may be needed.
ELIMINATE FOOD & WATER SOURCES Pests love a home or business which has food or water source available. Once finished in the kitchen clean all dishes and wipe down all bench tops. Avoid any water source you may have by regularly changing your pets water, or draining the water from your sink, fix any water leaks you may have in or around your home.
HOME MAINTENANCE Regular cleaning of your home goes a long way. Pests thrive on dust, food scraps and crumbs. Regular vacuuming and dusting of furniture will help control pest by eliminating their food source. Clean up clutter in your home as this is a good place for them to hide and breed.
LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE By regularly mowing your lawn, sweeping falling leaves and branches, cutting back branches which overhang your roof, pruning your bushes and over grown plants you will help eliminate pests from entering your home.