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.
What does your childcare centre say about your reputation?
A childcare centre is required to sustain a pest-free environment for the children in it has in its care.
Unfortunately, common pest such as cockroaches, rodents and ants often find their way inside and can contaminate toys, utensils, and other items in and around your childcare.
Pest control in the childcare industry is very important and must be carried out according to the food standards code set out by the NSW Food Authority. The food standard code requires all businesses that provides food is to take all practicable measures to the following:
Prevent all pest from entering the food premises
Prevent and eradicate all pests and their harbourage spots in a food premise
Sealing all entry points such as holes, gaps, cracks, and crevices
Installation of flyscreens to prevent flying pests
Installation of weather strips at base of each door
Doors closed when not in use
Have mini inspections on the childcare facility to prevent pests
Removal of any unwanted fixture, furniture, boxes, and any other items that you don’t need
Each day have a cleaning routine set in place such as removal of all rubbish, counter tops wiped over, floors swept and mopped
Storing food in airtight containers and away from the floor
Where do pest like to hide in your childcare facility?
Behind and under all electrical appliances
Under sinks and basins
Bathroom, kitchen, and laundry areas as it is humid and moist
Food packaging, boxes and other storage containers that are not sealed
Cracks and crevices
Risk that are associated with pests entering your childcare facility?
Children can get very sick or die from contamination from urine/faeces and diseases that pests may carry
Loss of income due to an outbreak of pests and contamination
Loss of reputation due to an outbreak of pests and contamination
Bad reviews on your business from parents who have seen pests or child has become sick from pest and their diseases
Fines from local and state councils
Your business could be shut down due to you not preventing and maintaining a pest-free environment
You go on the name and shame website which the public has access too
Integrated Pest Management?
Here at Redline Pest Control we follow five basic rules to prevent and eradicate any pest in your childcare facility.
Inspection – A technician from Redline Pest Control will go in and around your childcare facility and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests
Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which are in or around your premises
Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your childcare facility
Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your childcare facility
Evaluation – Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in your childcare facility
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?
Stinging insect such as wasps and bees
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.
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.
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 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.
When you think of pest control you often think are the chemicals harsh and will they affect my family, pets and the environment.
Back in the day the chemicals that were used were very harsh and often people were sick from them.
These days the chemicals that pest control use are human, pet and environmentally safe.
We often get asked what treatments do you provide and do you service our area.
What pest services do we offer?
General pest treatment
German cockroach treatment
Large cockroach treatment
Bed bug treatment
Bird lice treatment
Webbing spider treatment
Ground dwelling treatment
Creamy colour crickets
End of lease treatment
Store bought product pest treatment
Who do you service?
Redline Pest Control services the following:
What areas do you provide pest services too?
Below is the suburbs we service in Sydney and this includes the surrounding suburbs.
Inner west Sydney
Greater western Sydney
Outer west Sydney
How long do we need to vacate our premises?
Redline Pest Control will ask you to vacate your premises for around an hour depending on how nice of a day it is, sometimes it could be more if the weather is cooler. This is just so the chemical that we spray has time to dry.
If you are having smoke bombs done you need to be out of the house for four hours and when you return open the windows and doors and stay outside for a further half an hour.
We have pets, what should we do?
Redline Pest Control always advises our customers to get their pets looked after or taken for a walk once the treatment has been put into place.
If you are have a smoke bomb treatment all pets are to be removed from the house including fish, birds and other reptiles.
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.
This morning I received a frantic call from a mother who was playing with her kids on their swing set and noticed something moving from underneath the swing seat. Upon closer inspection she realised that it was a Redback spider Sydney she quickly grabbed her kids and called me to see what we could do for her.
I advised her that we could do a general pest treatment and that it would cover the Redback spiders Sydney amongst other various pest for her.
So what is a Redback spider?
The Redback Spider Sydney is a member of the Theridiidae family and is also known as Latrodectus Hasselti and is a native spider here in Australia.
There are many different name that Redback Spiders Sydney go by such as Kapara spider, Murra-Ngura spider, Red spot spider, Red stripe spider, Jockey spider and Kanna-Jeri spider.
What do Redback spider Sydney look like?
Female Redback spiders are much larger than the males and will be roughly 12-15mm with the male Redback spider being 3-4mm. Redback spiders have long skinny legs with a large bulbous abdomen and smallish cephalothorax. Their stripe can be a dark red to a softer orangey colour.
What do Redback Spiders feed on?
Redback spiders tend to feed on small insects they catch in their web but has been known to eat frogs, other spiders, small lizards and mice.
It is often the female Redback spider that will feast on the prey first with the male Redback spider and spiderlings taking what is left over.
Where will I find Redback spiders?
Redback spiders are nocturnal and you will often see them spinning their webs where it is dry, warm with plenty of shelter. They will often hide under pot plants, swings, trampolines, outdoor settings, clothes lines, letterboxes, and any other ornaments on your property.
Black House Spiders are from the family of Desidae, Black House Spiders are also known as Badumna Insignis.
What is a Black House Spider and what does it look like?
Well as you can see the Black House Spider is big and hairy but not all black house spiders are black, big or hairy.
The Black House Spider is a common spider that lingers in the corners of the walls in our homes just waiting to give us a fright.
The female Black House Spider is much larger than the male Black House Spider with it being 15-18mm and the male being 8-10mm. Black House Spiders have large abdomens with long luscious legs. Colour can vary when it comes to the Black House Spider, dark brown to black in colour, to blackish grey colour this is due to the hairs giving them a grey appearance.
What do Black House Spiders eat and will they bite me?
No, Black House Spiders tend to shy away from human contact. Black House Spiders will tend to feed on the liquid from its prey such as flies, moths, butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, mosquitoes.
Black House Spiders tend to set up house in tree trunks, old bark, cracks and crevices, rocks, and left debris. The female Black House Spider will rarely leave her web which is similar to the Funnel Web Spider. When building their webs, the Black House Spider will us small objects such a twigs, sticks and leaves.