Dragonflies are an insect which belongs to the family of Odonata suborder Anisoptera. Dragonflies have elongated bodies with two very strong transparent wings with multifaceted eyes. Dragonflies can range in all sorts of colours.
Dragonflies are not dangerous at all even though they eat the prey they catch.
Dragonflies a voracious eaters and will continue eating if there is a flow in food.
If you mishandle dragonflies they can turn around and leave a nasty bite but the bite will not inject any poison which is harmful to humans.
Dragonflies have impeccable sight just like flies do. Dragonflies have multifaceted eyes with over 30,000 individual facets and each facets creates their own image which is very fascinating if you really think about it.
Unlike most other insects dragonflies do not court their mates. The male dragonfly will forcefully mate with the female dragonfly and even though the male has male anatomy he doesn’t actually use that instead injecting his semen via his segment at the end of his body.
Last week I was outside playing with our dog and kids when I noticed these really big holes in my lawn. Naturally I was curious to know what made these holes. Upon closer inspection I found out that the holes actually had wolf spiders in them. Yelling out to the kids to take the dog and themselves inside while I frantically called one of our technicians to come out and treat our lawns for wolf spiders.
So what is a wolf spider and where do they live?
Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will make burrows in your lawn or garden bedding. Wolf spiders are also known as wanders and will often go wandering throughout the night in search of a mating partner or a new home. Although wolf spiders are not poisonous as such it can lead to a nasty bite. If you are allergic to their venom it is highly recommended that you seek medical attention straight away.
Wolf Spider found in Sydney
What is involved in a wolf spider treatment?
Firstly the Redline Pest Control technician that comes out to your home will inspect all areas both at the front and the back checking for any holes that may be on your lawns or garden bedding, the will check all areas that are very leafy and if you have wood debris on your property. As the technician is inspecting what he has found he will then spot treat those holes as he moves onto the next hole. Once the technician has spot treated the affected areas he will then blanket spray the lawns for any holes that may have been missed or for wolf spiders that may have escaped the spot treating.
As wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider it is difficult to eradicate as your neighbours could possibly have these spiders on their lawns and could potentially reinfest your lawns if they don’t treat their lawns.
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.
Yep it is that time of the year again, Spring has just arrived and with the abundance warm weather and flowers sprouting it sure is bringing bees and other pest out of hiding.
So what does this mean? Spring Pest Control Sydney
As the cooler months turn into warmer month’s pest come out of hibernation to feed and breed setting up a nice little home in your humble abode.
So we all know that pest are seasonal and with the cooler months it will bring pest like rodents and spiders in doors but was does the warmer months bring to your home? Cockroaches! Eww did someone say cockroaches? Yep I sure did say that nasty word cockroaches.
So why is it important to get rid of these pest? Spring Pest Control Sydney
Cockroaches, Rodents and Flies can cause contamination by urinating and pooping over utensils, bench tops, containers and food which has been left out. Unfortunately these pests carry a lot of harmful bacteria such as streptococcus virus, Staphylococcus Salmonella and streptococcus virus. Would you put your family’s health or life on the line? I know that I certainly wouldn’t put my family’s life on the line.
Bees and wasps may be great from an ecological point of view but what dangers can they bring when they have set up their hives in or around your home. For most of a simple bee or wasps sting will only cause small irritation but for others this could very will send them to the emergency department or even worse cause death.
Now is the time to prune those trees and bushy areas, clean up around the kiddies play equipment and keep the lawns cut short.
Why do we always advise customers to keep their lawns short and their yards neat and tidy?
Redline Pest Control believes that in order to reduce pest thresholds it is vital to know what is going on in and around your premises. Say for instance that you have long grass, snakes and ground dwelling spiders will be in all their glory as it is the perfect breeding ground for them to breed and feed without being detected. Pest which are easily undetected cause can serious harm to you or your loved ones.
Don’t delay call today to have those nasty pesky little pest eradicated from your humble abode.
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.
What is a huntsman spider and what do they look like?
Why do they call a Huntsman spider the Huntsman? Does they mean that they will hunt me down in the corner of my room?
No, a Huntsman spider is from the Heteropodidae family and is known for the way they hunt their prey such as small invertebrates and other insects. They immobilise their prey with their fangs and will suck the juices out of the prey.
So what does a Huntsman Spider look like?
There is over 94 species ofHuntsman Spiders. Huntsman Spiders have a big flat body with eight hairy legs and eight beaming eyes, they are also known as a crab spider. If you look closely you will see beautiful markings on this spider (yes I know that I am somewhat strange when I talk about how beautiful spiders are).Huntsman can be brown to grey, orange to brown or brown to pink with stripes on the bottom of their abdomen. The male Huntsman spideris much smaller than the female with it being roughly 16cm and the female being roughly 20cm.
Where do Huntsman Spiders live?
You will find the Huntsman spideracross Australia, they do not build webs or have burrows, you are more than likely to see them under bark, logs, tree stumps, rocks and cracks and crevices. At times you will find the Huntsman spider high up on your walls near the ceiling.
Are Huntsman spiders aggressive?
There is a two part answer to this question as it is a no and a yes. Most Huntsman spiders will quickly run away once you have disturbed them but if a female Huntsman is guarding her eggs she will be more than likely to attack you. While Huntsman spiders are not poisonous they do pack a mighty bite and can cause nausea, swelling and sweating.
What are Wolf spiders and what do Wolf spiders look like?
Wolf spiders are a common spider throughout Australia and come from the Lycosidae family.
Wolf spiders are a ground dwelling spider and will either go on the hunt for their prey or will wait patiently for their prey to pass by their burrow.
So what do Wolf spiders eat?
The Wolf spidersdiet is crickets, grass hoppers, ants, smaller spiders, small lizards, small birds and mice.
Wolf spiders got their name by hunting down their prey like wolves do but that is as far as it goes by being similar to a wolf.
Wolf spidershave eight eyes and legs with a robust body. Depending on the species of Wolf spiders colour will vary from dark brown to grey with either orange or black markings on their abdomen.
Wolf spiders spend most of their time in solitary and you will generally only see more than one if they are mating.
When Wolf spiders mate the male Wolf spider will wave its pedipalps in order to gain the female Wolf spider’s attention.
After a Wolf spider mates the female Wolf spider will carry her young until they are old enough to fend for themselves.
How do you treat Wolf spiders?
Redline Pest Control will comb over your front and back lawn spot treating and holes that the Wolf spider has made. Once the technician has spot treated the lawns he will then blanket spray both lawns as sometimes a hole may have been missed.
If you have Wolf spiders internally Redline Pest Control will use smoke bombs to eradicate the Wolf spiders.
Now depending on the size of your home smoke bombs will vary. In saying that a standard size home will usually have between three to six smoke bombs.
Once the smoke bombs have been let off you are unable to enter your premises for around four hours.
We ask you to open the doors and windows for a further half an hour before entering your premises.