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Pest Control FAQs: What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Treatment

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Pest Control FAQs: What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Treatment

Pests are a common problem for many homeowners, and it can be hard to know where to start when getting rid of them. Check out the most common pest control FAQs.

What are common pests?

Many common household pests can become a nuisance if not controlled. Most common include ants, cockroaches, mice and rats. These pests can carry diseases, contaminate food, and cause damage to your home. If you think you have a pest problem, it is important to contact a professional pest control company for an inspection and treatment plan.

What are the signs of a pest problem?

There are a few key signs that indicate you may have a pest problem in your home:

  1. You may see visual evidence of pests, such as droppings or shed skin. You may also hear pests, such as rats scurrying in your walls or birds fluttering in your attic.
  2. You may smell pests, particularly if you have a cockroach infestation.
  3. You may experience damage to your property, such as chewed wires or holes in walls.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to contact a pest control professional for treatment.

How can I prevent a pest problem?

There are several things you can do to prevent a pest problem: 

  • Seal any cracks or openings around your home. This includes gaps around doors and windows and cracks in the foundation or walls.
  • Eliminate sources of food and water. This means keeping food in sealed containers, repairing leaks, and regularly cleaning up crumbs and spills.
  • Keep your yard clean and free of debris. Regularly mow the lawn, trim bushes and trees, and remove any clutter that could provide shelter for pests.
  • Store firewood at least 10 metres away from your home.

These preventive measures can help reduce the risk of attracting pests to your home.

What do I need to know before hiring a professional pest control service?

If you’re dealing with a pest problem, consider hiring a professional pest control service. But before you do, there are a few things you should know.

First, ensure you understand what type of pests you’re dealing with. This will help you find a pest control service that deals with that particular type of pest.

Next, ask around for recommendations. Talk to your friends, family, and neighbours to see if they’ve used a professional pest control service before and if they were happy with the results.

Finally, get multiple quotes from different pest control services. Compare prices and services to find the best fit for your needs.

How does pest control work?

Pest control uses chemicals, traps, and other methods to eliminate or repel pests from your home. Understanding how pest control works is important to decide which method is right for you. 

There are three main types of pest control: physical, chemical, and biological. Physical pest control involves using barriers and traps to keep pests out of your home. Chemical pest control involves using pesticides to kill pests. Biological pest control involves using natural predators or parasites to control pests. 

The most effective pest control method depends on the type of pest you’re dealing with. If you’re unsure how to deal with a pest problem, it’s best to consult a professional pest control specialist. They will be able to assess the situation and recommend the best course of action.

What are the most effective types of pest control treatments?

Baiting, trapping, and poisoning are the three most common pest control methods. Each method has its own pros and cons that you should consider before choosing a treatment option.

Baiting involves setting out food or other attractants to lure pests into a trap. This method is often used for mice, rats, cockroaches and ants. The main advantage of baiting is that it does not require using chemicals, which can harm humans and pets. Additionally, baits can be placed in hard-to-reach places, making them ideal for preventing pests from getting inside your home. However, baits can be expensive, and they may not always be effective at controlling the population of pests.

Trapping is another popular pest control method that involves using physical traps to capture pests. Common traps include mouse traps, rat traps, and cockroach traps. Trapping is often considered more humane than poisoning because it does not involve chemicals. Additionally, traps can be reused multiple times; however, one downside of trapping is that it requires regular maintenance to ensure that the traps are functioning properly. Additionally, some people may view trapping as cruel because it involves killing pests.

Poisoning is the third most common type of pest control treatment. This involves using chemicals to kill pests. Poisoning is typically more effective than baiting or trapping because it kills pests. However, poisoning can also harm humans and pets if not used properly. Additionally, some pests may become immune to certain poisons over time, making them less effective.

Are our products safe?

Yes, there are some health concerns related to using chemical treatments for pests. For example, our products are friendly for people, pets, asthma and allergy sufferers.

How long does it take for a professional treatment to take effect?

Professional pest control treatment can take up to 6 weeks to settle down. During that time, you may see an increase in activity as the pests are trying to escape the treated area. This is normal and a good sign that the treatment is working. Once they are gone, you should see a significant decrease in pest activity.

Why Use a professional Pest Control company?

There are many reasons to use a professional pest control company. First, pest control companies have the experience and knowledge to treat your pest problem effectively. They also have the equipment and products necessary to safely and effectively eliminate pests. In addition, pest control companies can provide information on preventing future infestations and help you identify potential problems before they become serious.

What are the common types of pests in Australia?

A variety of pests can be found in Australia, including ants, cockroaches, spiders, silverfish, and rodents. Each type of pest requires different control methods. For example, ants can be controlled with baits or traps, while cockroaches require more thorough treatments such as sprays or fumigation.

What are the signs of a cockroach infestation?

One of the most common signs of a cockroach infestation is the presence of roach droppings. Roach droppings can be found in various places, including countertops, drawers, and under appliances. Other signs of a cockroach infestation include the presence of roach egg cases and the sound of roaches scurrying around in walls or cabinets. If you suspect you have a cockroach infestation, contact our pest control professionals for an inspection and treatment options.

How do you know if you have an ant problem?

If you see ants in your home, it’s a good indicator that you have an ant problem. Ants are attracted to food and water, so if you see them in your kitchen or bathroom, chances are there is a food source nearby. If you see ants outside, they may come into your home through cracks and crevices. Pay attention to where you see the ants and try to determine how they are getting into your home. Once you’ve identified the entry points, you can take steps to seal them off and prevent further infestation.

What are the signs of a spider infestation?

Spiders are generally considered beneficial insects since they prey on other pests, such as flies and mosquitoes. However, some spiders can become pests themselves when they infest homes in large numbers. While a few spiders in your home may not cause alarm, seeing multiple spiders or spiderwebs is a sign of an infestation. Other signs of a spider problem include finding egg sacs or hearing strange noises behind walls or attics.

How do you know if there is a rat & rodents problem?

If you think you might have rats or mice in your home, look for the following signs:

  • Droppings: Mice droppings are small and black, while rat droppings are larger and brown.
  • Chew marks: Rats and mice like to gnaw on things, so look for chew marks on food packaging or furniture.
  • Footprints: You may see mouse footprints in dusty areas. Rat footprints will be larger.
  • Nests: Mice build nests out of soft materials like insulation, while rats build theirs out of harder materials like wood shavings.
  • Noises: You may hear rodents scurrying around at night.

Where do we offer pest control services?

We work all around SydneyNewcastle, and South East Queensland, including Sunshine CoastGold Coast and Brisbane, covering suburbs from South Brisbane to Noosa, Gympie, Logan and Ipswich.

For more information about pests, visit our blog, and if you are looking for qualified pest control technicians, contact The 99 People today!

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