Spiders are in every household whether we like it or not, some will be seen and some will lurk around your yard unnoticed.
With most people spiders are spiders and they all look the same but in the pest control industry we have two categories for spiders which are webbing spiders and ground dwelling spiders.
Webbing spiders and how do we get rid of them.
Webbing spiders it is best to contact a professional pest control company, most pest control companies webbing spiders are included in their general pest treatments. Your pest technician will go around your property are spray all webbing spiders; webbing spiders will have a one-month warranty period.
Ground dwelling spider treatments can be carried out in two way depending on where you see the ground dwelling spiders.
If you see them internally than you will need a fogging done in your home and you won’t be able to return home until after four hours. If the ground dwelling spiders are only external than you will only need an external treatment, we spot treat any holes in your garden bedding and grass areas and then do a blanket spray of those areas, unfortunately with ground dwelling spider treatments there are no warranty periods.
These days with so many products on the market, it is hard not to be tempted to carryout our own pest control on our homes. While sometimes it may work 99% of the time it only kills the pests that you see and not the pest which are lurking in their harbourage spots and this could lead to a serious infestation of pests behind the scenes.
There are pests that we recommend that our clients can get rid of their own as it saves you money and time such as the Indian Meal Moths and drain/fruit flies, these pests can easily be eradicated by yourself in your own time. (If you have Drain/fruit flies or Indian Meal Moths than click here)
Homemade remedies and store-bought products only will kill the pests that you see and not the pests that are in harbourage spots. Say for instance if you have German cockroaches, the lifecycle is six weeks and for every female that you have she will have an ootheca (egg capsule) and in the ootheca there will be anywhere from 40-50 nymph cockroaches, so an infestation can get out of hand very quickly. Large cockroaches will only have about 5-7 nymphs every six weeks. So, as you can see there is a big difference with the larger cockroaches to that of the German cockroach.
Store bought products and home remedies can be great for the one-off pests but if not applied right it could lead to the positioning of your loved ones or pets.
DIY Methods or Professional Pest Control
Permanent method to get rid of pests is to hire a professional pest technician to carryout a safe and effective pest treatment on your home or business.
Get pests eradicated first time around so it breaks the breeding cycle of the pest.
Each pest service which is carried out is done in a professional manner and usually will come with a warranty period.
Why Call Redline Pest Control for A Professional Pest Control Service?
With over 15 years in the pest industry Redline Pest Control knows how to use chemicals in a safe and effective way of treating your home or business against pests.
All our treatments are safe for humans, pets and the environment.
Most of our pest services come with a six-month warranty period and we will advise you on the day of your pest service if you will require a second service for an infested pest.
DIY Methods or Professional Pest Control
DIY – buying store bought products may be cheap but do they eradicate the pests that has taken over your humble abode.
Professional –initial price is more expensive with a professional, but the results will speak for itself when pests have been eradicated.
DIY – after you purchase the store-bought product you can apply it at your own convenience.
Professional – It can be difficult to find a time that is convenient for both yourself and your pest technician. However, hiring a pest technician will deliver results.
DIY – most times the instructions are on the label and if they are not you can quickly Google them.
Professional – A knowledgeable and experienced pest technician will always be able to quickly identify and treat your pest infestations.
DIY – know the risk when working with chemicals that you have bought from the store. Use the chemicals in a safe manner so that you don’t poison your family or pets.
Professionals – most risks are reduced when hiring a pest technician as by hiring an experienced and knowledgeable pest control company you are trusting that they carryout your pest service in a safe and professional way.
DIY – For small pest issues store-bought products can be effective depending on what pests you have in your home.
Professionals – when hiring a pest technician, he will have the knowledge and expertise on how to eradicate your pest infestations, almost instantly you will see a massive reduction of any infestations you may have.
DIY – store-bought products do not contain any warranties.
Professionals – most pest services will contain a warranty but depending of infestations of pests you may need a second service to kill the breeding cycle.
As a business owner we all know the stress that comes with owning a business.
The last thing that is on our minds after a 15 hour day is pests and the havoc that they can cause.
In an ideal world we would love for pests to disappear rather than multiply.
What is your responsibility when it comes to pest control in a food premises?
As soon as you see any pest in your food business you must always contact a trusted pest controller who will provide you with not only a pest service which eliminates pest but also provides an appropriate pest management program.
It is by Australian standards that anyone in the food sector is to not only be trained in safe food handling but also must be on a pest management program which controls the threshold level of pests that enter your premises.
So you have this beautiful restaurant with beautiful food in a great part of Sydney don’t ruin it by letting pests take over and scare your customers away.
We often get calls from commercial clients who have tried doing pest control on their own or with someone who was cheap but didn’t know what they were doing and they were still experiencing pests.
What are some risk that is associated with pests entering your food premises?
Customers getting sick or dying from contamination from urine or faeces and diseases that pests may carry
Loss of income
Loss of reputation
Bad reviews on your business
Your business could be shut down
You go on the name and shame website
When Redline Pest Control comes out to your commercial premises the technician will always ask you questions regarding what pests you are seeing and where you are seeing those pests, the technician will get you to walk around with them and show them where the problematic areas are.
Each Redline Pest Control technician will discuss the method of treatment that is to be carried out on your premises and will advise you on what you need to do in order to reduce the risk of pest infestations in the future.
Redline Pest Control doesn’t just provide pest control but will always be available for you at any time of the day and night if needed. We will provide you with helpful hints and if there is a pest that you can get rid of on your own will advise you of the method of treatment, not only does this save you money but it also builds our working relationship with trust that we are not just there to take your money and run.
The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma
Whether we like it or not cockroaches at some point will enter our premises and set up their cosy little living space.
Not many people realise that cockroaches can actually cause asthma.
Decomposing cockroaches, saliva, faeces and urine from cockroaches has just enough organisms for us to breathe into our bronchial tubes. With some people this can cause an allergic reaction that is also known as asthma.
Not everyone who has cockroaches in their home will develop asthma. Usually the people who are affected are people who are more sensitive in their bronchial tubes.
Unfortunately as the weather is getting warmer and warmer this makes the perfect breeding ground for cockroaches.
Cockroaches are a nocturnal insect and will often come creeping out in search for food at night and will scatter away once the light has been turned on.
Cockroaches is not just limited to causing asthma but they can also create other health issues which can make you severely sick or can cause death.
Studies have been done and while German cockroaches are on the top of the list for causing asthma this does not exclude the larger cockroaches.
German cockroaches will breed every five to six weeks and will have between forty to fifty baby cockroaches in each egg sack.
Large cockroaches have less than the German cockroaches with around 15 baby cockroaches.
So what can you do to avoid an infestation of cockroaches?
After every meal clean up and wipe bench tops down
Sweep, vacuum and mop floors daily
Remove any clutter in and around your home
Store all food in airtight containers
Clean out your pantry on a regular basis as crumbs can often fall on the shelves
Fix any cracks and crevices around your home
At the end of the day pack your pets bowl away so there is no food source
After shopping check bags and boxes for cockroaches or their egg sacks
Check your kids backpacks when they come home from school or when staying out over night
Fix any leaky pipes in and around your home
Also take the rubbish out each night
The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma
I really love having a chat with our clients, hearing about what pest they have and educating our clients on the life cycle of each pest.
What do you dislike about your job?
The only thing I would say that I dislike about my job is hearing that their previous pest controller didn’t do their job correctly. I really hate hearing our clients upset and angry.
What is a funny storey that you have heard since working at Redline Pest Control?
Oh gee there is quite a few funny stories but my favourite would have to be Mrs Allan a widower from Parramatta who fell asleep watching tv with a bar of chocolate next to her. When Mrs Allan woke up she glanced down and saw a mouse nibbling on her chocolate she had such an awful fright that she had flung the mouse up in the air along with the chocolate and went darting into the other room.
What is your favourite pest?
Oh I would have to say the peacock spider the way it moves and the amazing colours that come from these little spiders is amazing.
What is your least favourite pest?
Ground dwelling spiders would have to be my least favourite. Something about them that creeps me right out.
If you have one word to described Redline Pest Control what would it be?
I can only chose one word now that is hard as we stand for so much but I would have to say reliable. Can I still say the rest?
If you could change one thing in the pest industry what would it be?
I would regulate the pest industry, there is too many cowboys out there trying to make a quick dollar from unsuspecting clients. It truly breaks my heart when I hear that our clients have been ripped off and still experiencing pests.
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.
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?
All webbing spiders
Creamy colour crickets
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.
With spring comes nice warm weather and with that so does pest of all sizes whether it be your cockroaches right down to your wasps.
So what is involved in a residential pest control Sydney?
There is many different treatments to suit every client’s needs. Each home is different whether it would be the size of the house or experiencing different pest invading your premises.
German Cockroach Treatment:
With a German cockroach treatment the technician will firstly inspect your premises to see the threshold of German cockroaches which are in your premises. The technician will then do a skirting board spray and place gel in appropriate places such as cupboard door hinges, microwave, fridges/freezers, washing machines and other electrical appliances.
For German cockroach treatments a Redline Pest Control customer service agent will ask you what rooms you are seeing the German cockroaches in and how many you are roughly seeing each day. The customer service agent will then determine the level of infestation by your answers and will recommend which treatment is suited to your needs.
With an ant treatments we once again will ask if you are seeing ants inside, outside or both and where exactly are you seeing the ants.
For internal areas the technician will inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The technician will set up an ant baiting system using gel and will doing a window and skirting board spray, if you have ants along the wall he will also spray the affected walls.
For external areas the technician will also inspect and identify problematic areas where the issue of ants are. The perimeter of your premises will be sprayed alongside with any ant mounds and trails.
If you have an issue both internal and external both treatments will apply.
With rodent treatments we will ask you where you are experiencing the issue whether it will be internal, external or both. We will also ask you what times are you hearing the noise if you are hearing noises in roof void as this very well could be a possum. Rodents love their run paths and will often dart from place to place in a blink of an eye.
Bait will be placed in roof void if you are hearing noises, bait will be placed in cardboard bait stations and will be placed strategically behind furniture, fridges, washing machines, dryers and any other places that rodents will frequent.
When we bait outside for rodents we always try to look for places that the bait in cardboard bait stations can be strategically placed. If there is no place that the bait can be placed we will advise you that you will need to purchase lockable bait stations which is yours to keep and the best thing is they are reusable and all you need to do if you have a rodent issue again is to replenish the lockable bait station.
General Pest Treatment:
A general pest treatment is recommend to home owners roughly every 12 months to avoid infestations to the pest listed below.
We often get phone calls fromcommercialcustomers asking if we do pest control in their line of work or home.
Redline Pest Control caters to the following industries:
Production & Manufacturing
Warehousing & Storage
Body Corporate, Strata & Real Estate
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.