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Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.
Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

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.

 

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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?
  • Large cockroaches
  • All webbing spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • Wasps
  • Bees
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.

Further Reading On Pest

Cockroaches

General Pest Treatment

Bees

Webbing Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termite Control Sydney

Termite Inspection Sydney

 

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

Potentially A New Species of Funnel-Web Spider Found In Booderee National Park NSW

 

Funnel-Web Spider
Funnel-Web Spider

 

Funnel-Web Spider

 

It has been reported yesterday that scientist from the Australian National University has stumbled upon a new species of the Funnel-Web Spider in Jervis Bay NSW.

 

What is remarkable is that the 5 cm female Funnel-Web Spider is roughly 25 to 30 years old and was found burrowed in a rotting log.

 

It is reported that Dr Wallenius believes that the Funnel-Web spider like is to be that of the tree dwelling spider and not the common ground dwelling spider.

 

Dr Wallenius is hoping that they can do genetic testing on the Funnel-Web Spider to see if the spider found is in fact that of the Funnel-Web species.

 

Source of information ABC

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-08/potentially-new-funnel-web-spider-species-found-near-jervis-bay/6758552

 

Further Reading

Funnel-Web Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatment Sydney

What are Ground Dwelling Spiders

Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

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.

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

 

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.

 

Spring Pest Control Sydney
Spring Pest Control Sydney

 

Further Reading:

Ground Dwelling Spiders Sydney

Cockroach Control Sydney

Ant Control Sydney

Spider Control Sydney

Termite Control Sydney

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

What is a ground dwelling spider?

 

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 spiders do 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
  • Wolf spiders
  • Mouse spiders
  • White-tip spiders
  • Trap-door spiders
  • Huntsman spiders

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

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.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

 

It is vital that you get a professional to treat these spiders and do not under any circumstances go near these spiders.

 

Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney
Ground Dwelling Spider Treatments Sydney

 

Further Reading Ground Dwelling Spiders

 

Redback Spiders Sydney

 

 

Redback Spiders Sydney

 

Redback Spiders Sydney
Redback Spiders Sydney

 

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?

 

 

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?

 

 

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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.

 

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Redback Spiders Sydney

 

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Black House Spiders Sydney

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

Black House Spiders Sydney

 

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.

 

Black House Spiders Sydney
Black House Spiders Sydney

 

 

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.

 

Where do you find Black House Spiders other than them creeping into our homes?

 

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.

 

Further Reading on Spiders

 

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Huntsman Spider Sydney

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney
Huntsman Spider

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney

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 of Huntsman 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 spider is 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 spider across 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.

 

Huntsman Spider Sydney

 

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