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Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

Flea Control Sydney
Flea Control Sydney

 

Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

 

Has your dog or cat been out to play and come home with friends, The dreaded flea?

 

Did you know that not every time your pet brings fleas home do you need to treat for fleas.

 

For light infestations you can kill fleas naturally.

 

So what are somethings you can do to get rid of these annoying little blood sucking parasites.

 

  • Place salt or bicarb soda on the carpet as this will make it hard for the fleas to gain momentum and jump around. It will also dry out flea eggs which have not been vacuumed up.
  • Vacuuming all areas of your premises and then taking the vacuum outside and empty the contents into the rubbish bin.
  • Wash all pet bedding and if your pet sleeps into the bed with you also wash your bedding.
  • Once bedding has been washed place into a tumble dryer or leave in the sun.
  • If you have a dehumidifier place it in the affected rooms so it dries out any moisture as fleas love moisture.
  • Giving your beloved pet a bath with tea tree oil or soft shampoo will see the fleas jump off your pet and into the bath.
  • Making your own flea collar for your dogs is a great way to keep fleas away. All you need is your dogs collar some tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil or citronella oil. Rub the oil along the inside and outside of the collar and wait for it to dry. ( warning you do need to dilute the oils to 1 part oils 9 parts water. You need less than 1% of oils)
  • Grab a shallow dish and put some washing detergent in the dish add water. The fleas will be able to jump in but will be unable to jump out due to the slimy texture of it. This will cause the fleas to die.

Repeat vacuuming and cleaning every day until fleas have disappeared.

 

Natural way of getting rid of a light infestation of fleas.

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Fleas

 

Bees Bees Bees!

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Over the last few days I have been inundated with emails and frantic calls from clients who have had an influx of bees nesting in wall cavities and swarming around their home.

 

While bees are not harmful to some they can be deadly to others.

 

So why is there is an influx of bees right now?

 

Most Bees will hibernate over the winter season and will awaken in spring as flowers start to bloom and with flowers come pollen and nectar which bees thrive off.

 

Bees have been known to be seen in winter if the weather is warm enough.

 

So you have bees what is the next step?

 

Firstly don’t ever disturb them as by disturbing them can lead to several bees coming after you or a love one and trust me you don’t want to be stung by multiple bees.

 

Call a professional pest technician who knows what they are talking about and will know how to get rid of bees in a swift and non-harmful way.

 

I had a call from a real estate company that we deal with on a constant basis and one of their landlords had received a quote and went with that quote to eradicate bees he had on a rental property he owns. Though the price was very cheap which he thought was great unfortunately the company he had hired to come out did not eradicate the bees properly and provided no warranty.

 

Any good pest technician will always provide a three month warranty for bees to their clients.

 

Sometimes when dealing with pest that can be harmful cheap is not the way to go. You want to hire someone who is confident and will guarantee their work after all your life could potentially be at risk.

 

Bees don’t always create their hives on trees and awnings. Bees can nestle in between wall cavities and roof voids. Bees will gain entry via eaves and between brick work on the other foundations on your home.

More Reading:

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Dead carcasses and the blow fly!

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Monday I had a frantic call from a concerned client saying there was an unusual amount of blow flies swarming in her home and she didn’t know where they were coming from.

 

I asked her the usual questions like can she smell something decaying, was there any meat left out, does she have pets as maybe it is the food that they might not of eaten, to check to see if there was any animals on her property that may of passed. Nothing I asked was occurring so I asked one of our technicians to do an emergency job to investigate why this customer has blow flies in her home.

 

John arrived at the client’s home in Parramatta and searched the lawns, subfloor, and interior and made his way up to the roof void where he instantly smelled a decaying matter. Upon further investigations of the roof void he had found dead rodents in the roof void.

 

John removed two dead rodents but was unable to get the third rodent as it had slipped into the wall cavity. John advised the customer that he was putting the odour eliminating bag in the roof void and that it will suck up any bad smells that was in the roof void.

 

Our client had used a different pest controller to do a rodent treatment and when she had tried to call that pest controller he no longer had his phone in service.

 

Usually when pest controllers bait for rodents they will use bait that has a thinning agent in it so it coagulates the blood stopping it from releasing a bad smell.

 

Unfortunately for our client the bait that was used was a stock standard bait that you could get from the local hardware house which doesn’t have this thinning agent in it.

 

Needless to say our client was so happy that the blow flies have since disappeared and that we have found the source of the issue.

 

Further Reading:

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General Pest 

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Ants

Redback Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termites

 

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