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Summer Pest Control Sydney

Summer Pest Control Sydney

 

Summer Pest Control Sydney
Summer Pest Control Sydney

 

With all this beautiful weather that we are having here in Sydney we are having an influx of calls from residents here in Sydney that they are seeing heaps of pests in and around their homes.

 

Summer Pest Control Sydney is an ideal breeding playground for nasty unwanted pests in your home or business.

 

While a vast majority of pests hibernate in Autumn and Winter, some pests tend to invade us all year round.

 

Just to name a few:

 

Cockroaches – Spiders – Ants – Termites – Bed Bugs – Rats – Pantry Moths – Wasps

 

A lot of our clients tend to have Summer Pest Control Sydney as the influx of pests seem to be at their highest.

 

There several different ways that you can insect proof your home, some of these are listed below.

 

  • Go around your home and check for any damage, cracks and crevices and seal any access points that they can gain entry.
  • After each meal, be sure to clean up straight away as crumbs are pests’ best friends.
  • Store all food packaging in air tight containers to avoid Indian meal moths from infesting further stored goods.
  • Vacuum every night before you go to bed and take out the rubbish to the outside council bin.
  • If travelling, empty your luggage straight away and I know this may sound weird but also give the luggage a quick vacuum in case you bought bed bugs home with you.
  • At the end of each night empty your pets water bowl and turn it upside down, for their food bowl give it a wash out and turn upside down.
  • If you buy second hand goods be sure to give it a good vacuum before bringing them inside to your home.

 

If you require Summer Pest Control Sydney Click here or call us on 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007

Further Reading:

Insects – The Australian Museum 

Why We Love Blacktown

Why We Love Blacktown

 

Why We Love Blacktown
Why We Love Blacktown

 

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.

 

Why We Love Blacktown

Blacktown City Council 

Pest Control Blacktown

 

Factory pest control sydney

Factory pest control Sydney

 

Factory pest control sydney
Factory pest control sydney

 

Whether your factory is small or large Redline Pest Control will customise a pest service which implements IPM (integrated pest management) that has been tailored to your pest requirements.

First step is calling us on (02) 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007 and making an appointment with one of our friendly customer service agents, once you have made an appointment and one of our Redline Pest Control Technician arrives he will have a chat about pest and if there is currently any pest infestations, he will get you to walk with him while he attends the premises. This way we get a better understand of your pest requirements and how to effetely eradicate pests.

Each of Redline Pest Control technicians will design a tailormade pest service that suits your business, your inventory stock and what sections need more attention as that section is a potential risk.

Pest do not discriminate when it comes to setting up camp at your factory, they are opportunist and will quickly invade any harbourage spots they can find.

So what types of pests usually occurs in factories?

Well each property is different and requires different pest treatments but some of the most common pests usually are the following:

Birds

Stored product pests

Rodents

All species of cockroaches

Ants

Redline Pest Control is highly regarded in the pest control industry for our innovative ways on how we eradicate your pest infestations and keep them away from your place of business.

Don’t delay today, give one of our friendly customer liaison officer a call today to set up an appointment with a friendly technician to help get rid of your unwanted pests on 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007

Factory pest control sydney

Further Reading:

Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?

commercial pest control sydney cockroach

Pest Control for all commercial food industries 

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For You!!!

 

Best Pest Control Supermarkets

Best Pest Control Supermarkets!

 

Best Pest Control Supermarkets
Best Pest Control Supermarkets

 

When it comes time for pest control in supermarkets, Redline Pest Control knows what the safety and health expectations are when treating supermarkets for pest control.

 

We don’t just send out a technician to spray here and there, each pest spray is designed to your supermarkets pests and will not affect any produce when we carry out pest treatments to your supermarket.

 

We understand that having a pest free environment is vital for your supermarket.

 

Redline Pest Control we will always put your mind at ease by helping you maintain a healthy standard for your supermarket and meet the expectations of your customers. Each of Redline Pest Controls technicians are highly trained professionals and will analyse your store and come up with a customized pest package designed to address your pest needs.

 

Each of Redline Pest Control technicians take the time to carefully inspect your facility and look for areas where pests could be gaining access into your supermarket. Once pests have gained entry to your supermarket, they feed on number of products such as bird seed, pet foods, pasta, grains, and fresh produce items which then could lead to contamination issues and puts your brand at risk.

 

After we have identified the problematic areas, we will work with you to outline a pest treatment plan for a resolution and create a plan to prevent future pest issues.

 

Redline Pest Control follows and will implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) so your patrons can enjoy a pest-free shopping experience, and the best part is that you can focus your attention on managing your store instead of these pesky pests.

 

Some of our supermarket services include:

 

Pest Control — Once your supermarket has been quoted and you accept our quote, our technicians will schedule a service time and carry out the necessary pest control on your supermarket. We here at Redline Pest Control understands discreteness and have very little impact on your operations as we carry out pest control once you close the doors to the public.

 

Rodent Management — Rodents carry numerous diseases which can spread easily. Each year they contaminate and destroy millions of dollars’ worth of food, property, and other goods in and around your supermarket.

 

Bird Control — Birds such as pigeons can become a pest at your supermarket, not only do they cause damage to roofs and ventilation systems, they can also spread disease. Redline Pest Control has extensive knowledge and experience to help you eradicate your bird issues in a humane manner.

 

 

Further Reading:

What is IPM?

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

Pest Free Business & What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Pest!

Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?

Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?

 

 

Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?
Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we understand the importance in building relationships with our commercial clients as we pass on knowledge in how to prevent, to minimise and to eradicate pests from their commercial premises.

If you are a business owner, you will know that having a regular pest treatment on your commercial premises will not only get you out of hot water with your customers and potential customers but will also keep the council away as you are doing your part in pest control.

With pest infestations on commercial premises can lead to an outbreak of food poisoning, damage to stock, damage to other items in your commercial premises.

Why is commercial pest control Sydney so important?

The importance of pest control in commercial premises vary from industry to industry and can cause damage in different ways from stock being eaten to damage stock.

What can be some of the reasons why you need to get pest control on your commercial premises.
  • Helps keep the property pest-free which will improve the hygiene level in and around your premises
  • Helps you maintain your reputation as no one wants to do business with a business that is infested by pests.
  • Business owners who run a restaurant, food business or even a warehouse where food products are being stored need to know that local council and state regulations require you to ensure that your premises are pest-free. Failure to do so can attract huge fines. In severe cases, the government may also shut down your business.
  • Power of social media these days says a lot and can bring a business who is thriving down to a stop all because a customer has seen pests.
  • When a customer gets sick because of the poor hygiene conditions that result in pest infestations, they can easily take legal action against your food business causing you a loss of reputation and be out of pocket a lot more than what it would of cost you to carry out pest control on your commercial premises.
What industries do Redline Pest Control cater to?

Since we started operating back in 2010 we have been very fortunate to provide pest control for the following commercial premises.

  • Food manufacturing and packaging warehouses
  • Factories and warehouses
  • Offices
  • Transport and logistic companies
  • Real estate/strata
  • Hospitals
  • Restaurants, clubs, and pubs
  • Shopping centres and retail stores, supermarkets
  • Child care and schools
  • Airports
  • Hotels and motels
  • Asset and facility management companies
What Type of pests do we treat for commercial pest control Sydney?

Redline Pest Control will ask and listen to your pests requirements and will tailor make you a pests service that will eradicate your pests issue.

  • Rats and mice
  • German cockroaches
  • Cockroaches
  • Bed bugs
  • Stored product pests
  • Beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • Wasps and bees
  • Termites
  • Webbing spiders
  • Ground dwelling spiders
  • Ants
  • Silverfish
  • Pest birds

 

Further Reading:

commercial pest control sydney cockroach

Pest Control for all commercial food industries 

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For You!!!

Pigeon control Sydney

Pigeon control Sydney

 

 

Pigeon control Sydney
Pigeon control Sydney

 

 

Whether you are residential or a commercial premise there is one pest that we all have at one point or another that will grind our goats and make a huge mess by their faeces.

 

I am talking about pigeons, these pesky little buggers can not only create noise and mess but can damage roof tiles, gutters, solar panels and also bring bird lice causing you to itch all over.

 

In most cases birds can roost in gutters and downpipes causing a water overflow which can increase moisture issues which then could lead to other pests such as termites, springtails, thrips and more to take up residence in your humble abode.

 

Redline Pest Control offers the follow bird proofing methods for Sydney residents:

 

• Solar skirts for solar panels – Installation of solar skirts around your solar panels
• Electric shock track system – solar charged wires that are installed along roof ledges, windowsills, and other parts of your roof that pigeons are roosting on
• Stainless steel spikes – Installation of bird spikes will prevent pigeons roosting on almost any surfaces
• Avi strand wire – AVI strand wire will be installed with metal post and wiring system going through the post, secured with UV stable post support base
• Stealth netting – is great for roof tops, garages, carparks, loading docks and warehouses, it is almost undetectable to the eye and can come in a variety of colours and sizes
• Shooting – we are fortunate to have a technician who is highly trained in shooting birds in the most humane methods
• Narcotic baiting – We need to obtain a permit from National Parks and Wildlife to narcotic bait birds, this is done over five consecutive days

 

What separates us here at Redline Pest Control from other pest companies here in Sydney?

 

• Fully accredited, licence and have insurance
• Qualified technicians who have regular national police checks
• Boom lift licence
• No mess, no fuss and, no disturbance to you or any dwellings around your premises
• Family owned and operated pest control business
• Always on time and provide a reliable cost-effective service
• Professional and honest service every time
• We listen to what your concerns are, and tailor make each pest service according to your needs

 

Pigeon control Sydney – one of the main reasons pigeons are considered a pest is because of the following:

 

• Bird lice/mites that can make your skin break out
• pigeon nesting materials in gutter, solar panels, and roof voids
• Spread of diseases from their faeces which can cause you to be very sick
• Attracts rodents and cockroaches to their nests
• When adult pigeons have a nest and baby pigeons are in these nests it can be noisy in the early morning and at dusk when they are due for a feed
• Damage with solar panels, timbers, shingles, roof tiles, drain pipes, air-con units, gutters, paint work, bricks, and cause metal to corrode and become an eyesore

 

Pigeon control Sydney – associated Problems that pigeons can cause:

 

Pigeons and their debris are known to be a source of bacteria which can be very harmful to humans.

 

• Pigeon Nests – can be the source of many unpleasant insects including fleas, mites, lice, some beetles and flies
• Ornithosis – symptoms range from flu like illness to pneumonia or influenza
• Bird fanciers lung – an allergic reaction which is caused by exposure to dust inhaled from bird debris
• Cryptococcosis – This is a very serious illness. It begins as a lung infection but can progress to the meninges of the brain causing Meningitis
• E-Coli -This is contracted orally by ingesting food or water contaminated with a pathogenic strain caused by pigeons
• Salmonella – typhoid like intestinal infection

 

Further Reading:

Indian Myna Birds Sydney Pest Control

What is bird lice and how do we get bird lice?

Bird Proofing Sydney

Pest Free Business & What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Pest!

commercial pest control sydney cockroach

Commercial pest control Sydney cockroach

 

commercial pest control sydney cockroach
commercial pest control sydney cockroach

 

Did you know that cockroaches are one of the most common pests found in commercial premises whether it be the common cockroach or the pesky German cockroaches.

 

Unfortunately for us cockroaches have been around since the dinosaur era and will continue to be one of pest controllers worst nightmares.

 

Whether you own a hotel, restaurant, factory, warehouse, or café you will at least come into contact one time with these bacteria, germ infested critters.

 

Redline Pest Control understands how important it is the get a hold of the breeding cycle of all species of cockroaches, we first inspect, identify, and then treat your commercial premises.

 

Redline Pest Control will take any precautions as we know that health and safety is the number one goal when obtaining effective pest control.

 

Fortunately for our clients there is no odour when we carry out pest treatments internally and a very low odour for completing pest control externally.

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we alternate between products so cockroaches don’t build up an immunity and will we be able to effectively reduce the population and breeding cycle of the cockroach.

 

What are some signs that could lead to an infestation of cockroaches?

 

  • Live active cockroaches running around especially in the day time as they are nocturnal.
  • Droppings/smearing marks around electrical appliances, walls, cupboards and behind furniture in your premises.
  • Egg casings whether they have eggs or not.
  • A distinctive smell in the affected areas.
  • Cockroach carcass when they molt.
  • Damage to electrical appliances as they chew through wiring.

 

What could happen if you don’t get the cockroach issue at hand?

 

If you are in the food sector you really must read this part as this is vital to know especially if you are new to the food industry.

 

Cockroaches carry a bacteria that can be harmful to not only yourself but to your potential clients. Cockroach droppings contain the Staphylococcus, Salmonella, and streptococcus virus.

 

  • Loss of business when a customer sees cockroaches in your premises?
  • If council comes in you could get a fine and be placed on the NSW food registry.
  • May need to change electrical appliances as the cockroaches have chewed through them.

 

What are some things you can do before we get to your commercial premises?

 

  • Go around and seal all cracks and crevices as pests can enter even the smallest of gaps.
  • Prevent harbourage spaces. Remove any clutter, boxes, and any other items where pest can hide.
  • Inspect all stock that comes into your commercial premises for any pests as often German cockroaches and other pests are bought in from an outside source.
  • Empty all bins to the outside council bin once full and at the end of the night.
  • At the end of the night make sure that you do a full clean of all cooking equipment, utensils, benches, tables, chairs, bar area and any other area that is in your commercial premises.
  • For bar flies, midges, drain flies and any other flying insect that lives around the drains put draino or bleach down the drains to kill off any eggs which have been laid in there.
  • Put all food stock away in appropriate places such as a pantry and fridges/freezers.
  • Check all incoming boxes for cockroaches and their eggs

 

What we do when we get to your commercial premises?

 

  1. Inspection – Your technician from Redline Pest Control will go around your premises and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests.
  2. Identification – Redline Pest Control technician will identify any pest which they have found in or around your premises.
  3. Threshold of pest – Your Redline Pest Control technician will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in or around your premises.
  4. Control measures – To control and manage all levels of infestations of pests which are in or around your premises.
  5. Evaluation – Your Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in or around your premises.

 

 

Further Reading:

Pest Control for all commercial food industries 

Pest Control Sydney Commercial

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

commercial pest control Sydney cockroach

Pest Control for all commercial food industries 

Pest Control for all commercial food industries

 

Pest Control for all commercial food industries 
Pest Control for all commercial food industries

 

Did you know that pests in commercial food industries not only will lose clients but also breach health and safety regulations here in NSW.

 

Eradicating pests is a high priority for commercial food industries. Unfortunately, we are hearing and seeing more and more clients who have had pest control by another pest company who have not provided an effective treatment and when the client calls the pest company will only provide a service if they pay yet again (even ineffective treatments)

 

Biggest Pest Problem

 

German cockroaches are the most common pest problem when it comes to the food sector.

 

Normal common cockroaches will breed every six weeks and will usually have between five to 12 baby cockroaches wherefore the German cockroach will breed every six weeks and will have between 40 to 50 baby cockroaches, so you can imagine for every female German cockroach you have an infestation very quickly.

 

Unfortunately, commercial food industries are a favourite place for German cockroaches as they provide an adequate source of food. With the high moisture and warm electrical appliance this makes German cockroaches thrive.

 

Pest Control for commercial food industries

 

There are three things that must be done to ensure commercial food industries remains German cockroach free.

 

Firstly, ensure that all food is to be kept in airtight containers and put away in the appropriate places.

 

Next, at the end of each day make sure that you have a cleaning check list in place for both yourself and your employees.

 

  • Encourage all employees to Clean their Workstation and surrounding areas
  • Remove any water sources at the end of each day
  • At the end of the day clean any food scraps, work stations, sweep and mop the floors
  • Keep all garbage in a sealed dumpster which should be away from entry points of your premises
  • Clean outdoor eating areas daily and be sure to remove any crumbs and leftovers that will attract pests.

 

Finally, always be on time for your pest service as you don’t want an outbreak of pests in your commercial food industries as this will deter any potential customers and the power of social media these days could ruin your business.

 

Further Reading For Pest Control Commercial:

Commercial Pest Control Sydney

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For You!!!

Good Pest Control For Your Commercial Business!

 

Pest Control for all commercial food industries

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

How to win the war against ants!

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!
HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

 

Did you know that ants are one of the most common pest, and in fact they can be a real nuisance once they decide that your home is now their home.

Unfortunately for us ants can sniff out any good source of food which then leads to an infestation of these tiny little critters.

All you need is one ant in your home before they signal other ants that your home has a good food source.

It has been proven that ants will go along the same scent trail when they forage for food when they leave their nest.

Here is an interesting fact, did you know that ants can carry up to 10 times their body weight.

 

Firstly you need to Identify what type of ants you have?

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

 

The first thing you need to do is to identify which type of ants you have. You may not know this but worldwide there are over 15,000 different species of ants.

 

The most common species of ants here in Sydney are the following:

 

Black ants – loves their food source to be sweet, usually found in your kitchen/dining areas.

Bull ants – feeds on sweet food sources but mainly feeds off animal carcasses.

Carpenter ants – will feast on animal carcasses, plant fibres and sweet substances, usually sets nest in dead or dampwood.

Argentine ants – travels a long way from their nest to source of sweet food sources but have been known to also feast on animal carcasses and insects.

Coastal brown ant – will be found near pathways in and around your garden, prefers dry areas and will feast on greasy foods, fruit, sweet substances and animal carcasses.

 

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

Ants will nest outside your home in rockeries, sheds, kid’s equipment, under pathways, subfloors or patios but Inside, their nests can be found in wall cavities, basements and roof voids.

 

Keep your home clean!

 

The first line of defence against ants in or around your home is to first make sure that you keep your home clean. Food scraps and crumbs are very attractive to these pesky ants as they are scavengers by nature and the only way to source food is to go foraging for food. Sweep up crumbs, make sure food is securely stored in airtight containers, put your pets bowel away after each meal, clean up sticky messes as the sugar attracts them.

 

Call in the professionals to avoid ants getting out of control!

 

There are many ways that a reputable pest control company can deal with ants. Here at Redline Pest Control we feel that by providing a chemical barrier in and around your premises will leave you with lasting results. We have a proven method that works first by reducing the ants then a colony elimination, you ask how could that be, well first of all the chemical we use is a slow release chemical which allows the ants to take the chemical back to the nest, once the queen digest the chemical and passes over the other ants will no longer know what to do as they queen ant is the one that gives out the signals to the workers and soldiers. If there are no signals the ants do not know how to forage so therefore they will also die.

 

Further Reading:

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen.

Tips to keep Ants out of your home!

Ant Control Sydney

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON ANTS IN YOUR HOME!

Christmas Beetles on the decline

Christmas Beetles on the decline

 

Christmas Beetles on the decline
Christmas Beetles on the decline

 

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.

 

Article Inspiration courtesy of the Daily Telegraph.

Christmas Beetles on the decline