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.
Sydney has been listed as a popular tourist attraction and with many people coming and going each day the likelihood of certain pest such as bed bugs make there way in to hotels, motels and hostels.
However, bed bugs are not the only pest that you will see in hotels, hostels and motels. Other pests such as ants, rodents, flies, fleas and cockroaches are up on the list on what could be lurking around in your establishment.
With such pests, it is vital for hotel, hostel and motel managers to always be aware of any pest issues that may arise in any room in the establish they manage.
Unfortunately, with social media these days it is easy for guests to leave a bad review if they find an infestation of pests in their room. Bad reviews will deter any future clients booking their stay with you. Most pests come out from the surroundings but there are some pests that is bought in my guest unwittingly.
Top six pests that haunt the grounds that you manage! Hotel Pest Control Sydney!
Redline Pest Control has a vast knowledge on how to monitor and treat any infestations of pests in hotels, hostels and motels without compromising both your staff and guest’s health and safety. We train all our pest technicians both inhouse and through courses throughout the year to provide a safe and secure pest control for your establishment.
Redline Pest Control will inspect your establishment, provide a control measure and prevention method on pests that have decided that your establishment is their new home. Redline Pest Control follows a strict integrated pest management and can guarantee that it is safe for staff, guest, pets and the environment.
Why is hotel pest control Sydney so important to be clean and pest free?
Pests infestations can have a serious impact on the health of your employees and guests.
Bad reviews left by guests and even employees if an infestation is out of control and not fixed in a timely manner.
Closure of your establishment if pest infestations are out of controlled.
Hard to take control on pest if not treated in a swift time manner, as by leaving pests to breed and multiply will need further services which could see your establishment forking out extra $$$$.
Loss of revenue for your establishment once word gets out that there is a pest infestation at your establishment.
Redline Pest Control creates a positive client experience!
As part of our pest prevention guarantee, we understand that eliminating pest in a safe manner is vital as your reputation of your establishment is a key part of your success.
When carrying out our pest treatments we are vigilant in maintaining good relationships with our clients to ensure that the best pest prevention and elimination is carried out.
All our pest treatments come with a service report outlining any pest infestations and hygiene of the premises we carried out and when your next service is due. Service reports are vital for council regulation bodies and shows that your establishment is being proactive in keeping pest infestations from occurring.
Redline Pest Control takes pest control seriously and will always follow five steps, Hotel Pest Control Sydney:
Inspection of premises to see ascertain whether there is a pest issue
Identification of pests
Threshold of pest
Control measures in order to maintain a pest free environment
Evaluation of pest
What are somethings you can do to reduce the population of pest in and around your Hotel Pest Control Sydney?
Eliminate water and food sources from pests
Maintenance of the interior areas
Landscaping and maintaining all external areas
Always take out the rubbish at the end of the day
Seal all cracks and crevices in and around your establishment
Put all food stock away in the appropriate places
If you have a pest issue Hotel Pest Control Sydney call Redline Pest Control on 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007 to arrange for one of our experience technicians to come out and meet with you for a free no obligation quote.
Preventive Commercial Pest Control Stored Product Pests
Commercial food storage businesses need to make sure that their stored products are in a suitable environment so that stored product pests do not have an ideal breeding ground.
Stored product pests can cause extensive damage and product loss by contaminating stored food products by scurrying along the products, urine and faecal matter.
Stored product pests are put into two categories, primary and secondary feeders and can reproduce in large numbers to cause an infestation of stored product pests.
There are a variety of different types of pests that can infest stored products such as the following:
Broadhorned flour beetles
Saw tooth grain beetles
Merchant grain beetles
Mediterranean flour moth
Indian meal moth
Lesser grain beetle
Coffee been weevils
Confused flour beetles
Drug store beetles
Flat grain beetles
Australian spider beetle
Here at Redline Pest Control we go to great lengths to understand the biology and life cycle of each pests, we investigate what their breeding conditions are like to their behaviour when infesting stored product pests. We go to great lengths to have knowledge on each and every pests. (even when a new species pops up we will make sure that we learn all about it)
Foods That Stored Product Pests Feed On
Stored product pests can easily infest any organic products, as well as dried and preserved foods, including the following:
Signs That You Have a Stored Food Pest Infestation
Some of the common signs of stored product pest infestations can include the following:
Holes in packaging for your stored food
Cocoons in packaging or on walls
Dead or alive pests
Moths flying around
Larvae crawling around
How to Prevent Stored Food Pest Infestations
Below are some steps that will help you prevent an infestation of stored product pests and by carrying out the following can help reduce an infestation of stored food product pests.
When stored food products come into your home or business it is crucial to inspect all packaging for webbing, moths and larvae
Any stored food products that is contaminated throw them out straight away
Temperature plays a big role in stored food product pests, if possible, try storing your stored food products at or below 16C to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
Food hygiene is a must as it helps reduce the infestation of stored product pests
All stored products should be kept off the ground and away from walls
Cleaning regime must be implemented to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
Install monitoring devices such as traps and lures which have pheromones that attract stored product pests
Install light traps which zap the stored product pests
When stored products come to your home or business pop them in the freezer for a few hours, this will kill and moths, eggs, larvae
Check shelving units and storage bins for evidence of stored product pests
Cracks and crevices in machinery can harbour stored food product pests
What can you do to help prevent termites in and around your home
Unfortunately over the past few months we have been going out to homes across Sydney with extensive termite damage and high volumes of termites eating their homes away.
It is very unfortunate that termites will attack one in four homes but what does that mean for you and are you that one home that will be attacked by termites?
It is by Australian Standards that each home owner or property investor is responsible to have a termite inspection done every 12 months and if you are in a bushy area it will be 6 months.
It is also up to the home owner or property investor to make sure that they have an appropriate termite management system put into place.
So what are somethings you can do around your home that will help minimise the risk of termites making your home their home?
Regular termite inspections is a must
Termite management system put into place
Remove any timbers which are in subfloor
Remove any wood chippings in your landscaping
Fix any leaking pipes and drains in and around your home
Replace or repair any damage to shingles, fascia and soffits
Remove any timber landscaping post or logs.
Reduce humidity in subfloor by installing a crossflow ventilation fan
Divert water sources away from home
Remove any dead stumps or trees
Seal cracks and crevices in and around home
Pruning of bushes and heavy foliage is a must
Get a ladder and check your gutters and remove any left, twigs and debris that maybe in your gutters
Remove any moisture in and around your home
Check for any changes in and around your home
Water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your home
Firewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises
If you have found termites in or around your home please do not disturb them as by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move to another location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home and what treatment is right for you.
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.
In the dead of night cockroaches will come out of their hidey-holes and will gobble up anything in their sights.
Not many people know that cockroaches will not only eat the crumbs that they find but they will also munch on electrical cables, papers, hair, decaying matters and other organisms.
It is true that cockroaches can go around a month without food but cannot survive without water for about a week.
So what can our clients expect from cockroach control from Redline Pest Control?
Redline Pest Control will firstly inspect your premises to find out what species of cockroaches you have.
Once identified Redline Pest Control will treat those affected areas.
German cockroaches are the little goldy brown cockroaches. They will usually start off in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry areas as these areas are dark and moist. Once an infestation starts growing and harbourage places become over crowded the German cockroaches will spread to other areas of your home.
So what do we do to get rid of those dirty little cockroaches?
First and foremost the technician will access the level of infestation. The technician will spray the skirting boards and place a gel in the hinges of cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, any electrical appliances and high risk areas.
Unlike German cockroaches large cockroaches will usually live in roof voids and subfloors and will come inside to get there source of food.
What does Redline Pest Control do when getting rid of large cockroaches?
We will dust your roof void and if you have a subfloor, spray along the skirting boards of your home and along your fence lines, window frames, door frames, eaves and other high risk areas.
What are some common areas that you will find cockroaches in and around your home?
Hot water tanks
What can you do to reduce your chances of getting Cockroach Control Sydney?
Empty your bins daily
Clean under appliances
Clean up after you have prepared meals
Clean thoroughly at least once a week
Put pet bowls away after each meal and at the end of the night empty your pets drinking bowl
Clean up any spills immediately
Fix any leaking pipes
Put all open packaging food in air tight containers
Don’t keep magazines, papers or cardboard around as they love to eat the fibres
4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.
When you think of cockroaches you think ewww yuck, dirty little cockroaches must go to dirty homes but that is not the case.
Cockroaches do go to clean homes and your home is no exception.
4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.
So what health risk can cockroaches cause you or your love ones?
Disease causing bacteria such as salmonella, streptococcus, staphylococcus and other bacterial diseases.
Unfortunately cockroaches can cause asthma and allergies in some people as their saliva, dead body parts and waste contain allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction or asthma.
Food contamination by cockroaches can cause serious health issues. Good food hygiene is a must that way both yourself and your family are not ending up in the emergency room or even worse falling so sick that you actually pass over.
Cockroaches loves to violate us when we sleep. It is not uncommon for cockroaches to tip-toe up to our mouth, nasal and ear cavity when we are fast asleep.