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The good the bad and the ugly of pests

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

So when we often think about pests we think about how we can get rid of them and by get rid of them we mean yesterday.

 

But what if I was to tell you that not all pests are bad as some pests play a significant role in our ecosystem.

 

Below is some pest which are good, bad and ugly.

 

Good Pests:

 

Honey Bees have a significant part in our ecosystem as they go around pollinating flowers and fruit trees.

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bee Control Sydney

 

Green Lacewing are beneficial for your veggie and fruit crop as it feeds on thrips, whiteflies, moth eggs, aphids, small caterpillars and mites.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Lady Beetles are beneficial for your plants, veggie and fruit crops as it feeds on mites, aphids and mealybugs.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Bad Pests:

 

Grasshoppers will cause damage to fields, garden bedding and fruit and veggie crops as they can eat over half their body weight.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Termites although great from an environmental perspective but can cause serious damage when it comes to your home.

 

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The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

German Cockroaches can multiply very quickly often as for every female German Cockroach you have she will have between 40 to 50 baby (nymph) Cockroaches.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

White Tip Spiders can pack a nasty bite resulting in a skin inflammation called necrotising arachnidism which is a nasty skin and tissue decaying syndrome.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Ugly Pests:

 

House Spiders can be very big and believe me they are absolutely ugly.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
Huntsman Spider

 

Rats are not only bad for our health when they run across our cooking utensils and food but they are definitely ugly and gross.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

Flies are not only annoying but are really ugly and can cause serious illness when it comes in contact with our food.

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests
The good the bad and the ugly of pests

Further Reading:

Pest Control Sydney

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

What is IPM?

 

What is IPM?
What is IPM?

 

What is IPM?

 

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:

 

  1. 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.
  2. Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which they have found around your premises.
  3. Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your premises.
  4. Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your premises.
  5. 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.

 

Home Maintenance:

 

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.

 

Landscaping Maintenance:

 

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.

 

Further Reading:

What is IPM?

What is the Integrated Pest Management and how can you implement this system in your home.

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

What is IPM?

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?
What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

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.

 

Further Reading:

Dodgy Pest Controllers Preying on unsuspecting customers

MSDS

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

FAQ

 

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

 

Redline Pest Control Bio

 

Redline Pest Control Bio
Redline Pest Control Bio

 

Redline Pest Control Bio

 

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
  • Under fridges
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Skirting board spray
  • Window frames
  • Door frames
  • Gel in all kitchen, bathroom and laundry cupboard hinges (if having a German cockroach treatment)
  • Outside treatment Spray
  • Garages / Sheds
  • Pergolas / Carports
  • Barge boards
  • Eaves
  • Perimeter of house
  • Fence line
  • Retaining walls
  • Clothesline
  • Bins
  • Garden beds/shrubs and bushes
  • Under furniture
  • Letterbox
Further Reading:

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

Residential pest control Sydney and what Redline Pest Control can do for you!

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For You!!!

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
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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?

 

  1. Ants
  2. Stinging insect such as wasps and bees
  3. Mosquitoes
  4. Flies

 

Ants:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

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.

Stinging insects:

 

Bee Control Sydney
Bee Control Sydney

 

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.

 

Mosquitoes:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
Mosquitoes Sydney

 

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:

 

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.
The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

 

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.

 

Further Reading:

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Sydney at its worse this summer

10 Prevention Facts for Mosquitoes

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen

10 Fun Facts About Ants

Ant Control Sydney

Fly Control Sydney

Natural Fly Remedies For Prevention And Control

Bees Bees Bees!

Bee Control Sydney

Bees

10 Fun Facts About Bees

Wasps

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

 

Redline Pest Control Products and Services
Redline Pest Control Products and Services

 

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

 

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
  • Ant treatment
  • Termite treatments
  • Wasps treatment
  • Bee treatment
  • Large cockroach treatment
  • Bed bug treatment
  • Thrips treatment
  • Bird lice treatment
  • Bird proofing
  • Webbing spider treatment
  • Ground dwelling treatment
  • Flea treatment
  • Rodent treatment
  • Silverfish treatment
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • End of lease treatment
  • Store bought product pest treatment

 

Who do you service?

 

Redline Pest Control services the following:

 

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

 

What areas do you provide pest services too?

 

Below is the suburbs we service in Sydney and this includes the surrounding suburbs.

 

  • Blacktown
  • Penrith
  • Campbelltown
  • Inner west Sydney
  • Greater western Sydney
  • Outer west Sydney
  • Manly
  • Killara
  • Castle Hill
  • Seven Hills
  • Kellyville
  • Parramatta
  • Rose Bay
  • Bondi Junction
  • City
  • Bankstown
  • Liverpool
  • Epping
  • Mosman
  • Richmond
  • Canterbury
  • Alexandria
  • Fairfield

 

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.

 

Further Reading:

Services

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer

Why choose Redline Pest Control

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.

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

 

Pest Control Sydney

Interview With George From Redline Pest Control

Pest Control Interview

 

 

When did you become interested in pest control?

I became interested in pest control when I had an outbreak of German cockroaches in my house, I had called a pest controller and when he had turned up I was asking his questions of what his day to day tasks were. Once he left I looked into how I could get into pest control and from that day on I fell in love with helping my customers get rid of their pest and termites.

What makes your day interesting?

Defiantly the customers I meet, I have met some interesting people who makes me laugh with stories they have told me.  I remember one customer who told me that he had a mouse that he couldn’t catch and was really frustrated, he fell asleep on the lounge with chocolate next to him and when he woke up the mouse was eating the chocolate and the mouse had scared him.

What motivates you?

My motivation is helping my customers with their pest and termite issues that they have.

What sets you apart from other pest controllers?

I will always listen to the customer’s needs and wants and go out of my way to make sure that the customer is informed on what pest treatment they are having and how to avoid an infestation occurring, providing the customer with support during and after the treatment has been carried out.

Who is your targeted audience?

I would say that my targeted audience is both residential and commercial property market.

What is the most common complaint you hear from customers?

I always hear horror stories from customers who have had pest controllers come in and will spray a few areas and will be in and out within 15 minutes and they still have pest crawling around their home or place of business.

What are three positive things a customer would say about your work ethics?

My customers will say that I am honest, reliable and I get the job done right the first time.