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COMMON HOUSEHOLDS PESTS IN BRISBANE


COMMON PESTS

Ants | Bees |Bed Bugs | Birds| Carpet Beetles | Cockroaches | Geckos | Fleas | Flies | Mosquitoes | Moths| Mice| Rats| Rodents |Silverfish| Spiders| Termites| Ticks | Wasps |

Controlling any pests begins with accurate identification.  These pests can all present problems for you or your home or business.

For more information, contact Redlands Pest Control for an accurate identification of the pest problem you are experiencing

 Ants

Ants are the number one pest problem in the country.  Ant control can be difficult, but there are some things you should know about how ants’ behaviour can lead to big headaches for you and your home:

  • Entry: Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water and sweet or greasy food substances in the kitchen pantry or storeroom areas.
  • Scent trails: Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.
  • Nest locations: They can nest about anywhere in and around your house; in lawns, walls, stumps, even under foundations.
  • Colony size: Can number up to 300,000 to 500,000 and whole colonies can uproot and relocate quickly when threatened.
  • Colony Lifetime: A colony can live a relatively long lifetime. Worker ants may live seven years and the queen may live as long as 15 years.
  • Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Most do-it-yourself ant control approaches only kill the ants you see. Some truly effective treatments can penetrate and destroy nests to help prevent these pests from returning.  
  • Also, home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.

Bees (stinging pests)

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs became relatively scarce during the latter part of the 20th century, but their populations have resurged in recent years, particularly throughout parts of North America, Europe, and Australia.  

Bites can leave itchy, bloody welts on the skin and can cause allergic reactions, such as severe itching.

Birds

Cockroaches

Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war in cockroach control, here’s what you should know:

Entry: Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer and drain pipes. 

We even bring them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses and on our person!

Ideal environment: Your home is an ideal breeding ground most species of cockroaches.

 With plenty of food, warmth, water and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round.

Reproduction: Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.

Evasiveness: Because cockroaches are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all.

The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.

Allergies/Asthma: The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in children and sensitive individuals.

Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness: Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from insecticides.

Without special equipment, materials and know-how, cockroach control can be a losing battle.

Geckos

Fabric Pests

Carpet Beetles can be brought in on cut flowers or antique items such as natural fibbers carpeting, clothes, hatboxes, etc.  They can multiply rapidly in the favourable conditions of your home.

Flies

Flies are not only annoying, they can also carry harmful bacteria that they pick up from decaying materials and spread to any uncovered foods.

More than 100 pathogens are associated with the house fly including: Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli and Shigella.

These pathogens can cause disease in humans and animals, including: typhoid fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery, hepatitis, ophthalmia, polio, tuberculosis and infantile diarrhea.

Sanitation is critical to controlling these pests, but accurate identification is essential for successful fly control.

Here are some other things you should know about flies and fly control:

  • Depending on the species, the life expectancy of a fly is eight days to two months, or in some cases, up to a year.
  • Flies plague every part of the world except the polar ice caps.
  • One pair of flies can produce more than 1 million offspring in as little as six to eight weeks.
  • As many as 33 million microorganisms may flourish in a single fly’s gut, while a half-billion more swarm over its body and legs.
  • Flies spread diseases readily because they move quickly from rotting, disease-laden garbage to exposed human foods and utensils.
  • Because they only have two wings, flies land often and therefore can deposit thousands of bacteria each time they land.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture sources reveal that flies contaminate or destroy $10 billion worth of agricultural products.
  • For every fly seen, there are an estimated 19 more hidden from view.  This means humans don’t even see most of the flies present at an infestation.

PHORID FLIES: Phorid flies, (family Phoridae) also known as humpbacked flies, are small and very much resemble fruit flies in appearance.  Click on the link for a useful PDF or email and we will be happy to send..

Mosquitoes

Rodents

Rodents’ instincts make them difficult to control, and they present a serious menace to your home.

 If you’re in need of rodent control services, here’s what you should know about these pests:

  • Rats

Instincts: Rats are instinctively wary of rat control measures such as traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places.

Disease: Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.

  • Mice

Access: They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. Without mouse control intervention, one pair of mice may produce 200 offspring in four months.

Contamination: Each mouse can contaminate much more food than it eats.

Silverfish

Capable of thriving in most climates, silverfish prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, roof voids, kitchens and bathrooms.  

They are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing.  Commonly found in stored boxes in garages and sheds.  Silverfish feed on carbohydrates, particularly sugars and starches.  

Cellulose, shampoos, glue in books, linen, silk and dead insects may be food sources. Some experts classify silverfish as most destructive pest of stored food.  

Have been found in un-opened food packages.

Spiders

Including redback; huntsman and black house spiders, invade your home through windows and doors and can also be carried in on firewood.  

They can cause unsightly cobwebs and a few species have bites that can be painful and sometimes require medical attention. 

Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp parts of buildings.  

Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and roof voids and like to hide in dark areas.

Stinging & Biting Pests

Stinging pests, such as bees and wasps, can dwell in gardens or shrubbery and can build nests in the ground, in trees and shrubs and in wall voids.

Biting pests, such as fleas and ticks are most commonly carried into your home by your pets.

Stored Product Pests

Pantry pests, such as beetles and weevils, can get into and contaminate dry goods like flour, rice, beans and dried fruit. 

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Wasps See Stinging and Biting Pests.

 

 

  

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