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
IPM is also known as Integrated Pest Management and any good pest controller will implement this technique in every job that he carries out.
So what is it and how does it work?
It all starts with a call that you make to us here at Redline Pest Control, your customer service agent will ask you a few questions and then will listen to your pest concerns and advise you of the appropriate pest treatment. When the technician arrives at your home the technician will inspect, identify and treat the pest which is in your home. The technician will also advise you on tips on how you can prevent pest from entering your home.
What are the basic rules when it comes to Integrated Pest Management?
Any pest company that has good values and care about the needs of their client will use IPM which consist of 5 basic rules which are:
Inspection – Each technician from Redline Pest Control will go around your premises and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests.
Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which they have found around your premises.
Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your premises.
Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your premises.
Evaluation – Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in your premises.
What can you do once pest control has been carried out on your premises?
We have the big 4 things you can do in and around your home to help prevent pests from residing in your home.
Eliminate Entry Points:
Pests don’t need an invite to set up their home in your premises. Go around your premises and find any cracks and crevices and seal them up with some sealant. Fix any broken windows, tiles on your roof, flyscreens and any other items on your premises. If your home is an older home fix any repairs on the foundations.
Set a day of the week where you have your big clean up where you are dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping. You wouldn’t believe it but pest actually love dust, food scraps and other particles that they can find. Remove any clutter that is in your home as this gives the pests a place to hide themselves away and start breeding.
Always do mini makeovers in your yard by mowing on a regular basis, pruning trees and bushes. Remove any dead branches and logs.
Eliminate Water And Food Sources:
After preparing food in your kitchen always tidy up and wipe away crumbs and spilt liquids. Put your pet bowl away once they have finished eating and at the end of the night tip their water out and turn upside down. By eliminating water and food source the pest have no reason to set up home in your premises.
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.
Redline Pest Control is a family owned and operated Pest Control business.
Redline Pest Control has the best solution for your pest problems.
Redline Pest Control strongly believes that a good pest technician will provide you with a good thorough pest service which means there is no cutting corners, diluting chemicals or rushing in and out in 10 minutes. For a general pest treatment the service should take around an hour for a standard size home.
Unfortunately we get calls daily from customers who has hired a pest technician and they were only in their homes for a short amount of time. When the client calls the original pest technician they either answer and say they don’t have warranty even though they were promised warranty or they ignore their calls.
Redline Pest Control Technicians only uses synthetic pyrethroid products. Pyrethroid is a safe and effective chemical which has no odour and is completely safe for humans, pets and the environment.
Redline Pest Control is in no way the cheapest pest control company but we can guarantee that your home or business with be treated thoroughly with no cutting corners or diluting of chemicals.
Each pest technician that comes out to your premises will follow our three step rule:
Inspect the threshold of pests
Identify what pests that are in your home
Treat the pest which is in your home and making sure that your love ones and pets are safe
What is involved in a pest service?
Dusting of Sub floor
Dusting of Roof voids
Any crack and crevices around the house
Skirting board spray
Gel in all kitchen, bathroom and laundry cupboard hinges (if having a German cockroach treatment)
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.
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 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.
Ground dwelling spiders are spiders that live on the ground either in burrows or cracks and crevices of buildings, trees, bushes, rocks, etc. Some ground dwelling spidersdo have the ability to spin trip lines such as the funnel web spider and trap door spiders.
What spiders belong to the ground dwelling family?
Funnel web spiders
How do you treat ground dwelling spiders if you can’t see any webs?
Redline Pest Controls technicians are train to inspect, identify and treat affect areas. Once the technician has combed over your lawns, he will spot treat any hole that is visible then he will go over your lawns and blanket spray for any holes he might not have seen or any spiders which have come to the surface.
If you have ground dwelling spiders inside the technician will let of smoke bombs, depending on the size of your home this maybe 4 to 8 smoke bombs. Once the technician has let the smoke bombs off you must vacate for around 4 hours, once you return quickly open doors and windows and stay out for a further half an hour.
It is vital that you get a professional to treat these spiders and do not under any circumstances go near these spiders.