Cockroaches Pest Control

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Cockroaches – Pest Control. Most people associate cockroaches to uncleanliness as they tend to be attracted to food sources. Eating establishments, kitchens and food storage tend to be the biggest situations for pest control to deal with cockroaches.

In Penrith we find the 3 main species of cockroaches that are found throughout Australia. German cockroaches, American cockroaches and Australian cockroaches.

They all vary slightly in their appearance and breeding/feeding patterns but they all pose a fairly serious health risk that should be dealt with asap.

Once cockroaches taint a food source it is deemed contaminated and in a commercial setting it needs to be discarded. In a residential setup you also need to pay close attention as it can be less obvious.

The way pest control will deal with your cockroach problem is to apply a low mammalian toxicity insecticide that is safe around people and pets and has almost no odour.

All windows and doors need to remain close as the spray dries to ensure that no cockroach can escape before the spray does its job.

Controlling cockroaches in eating establishments is incredibly important from a health and safety point of view. Pest Control Penrith can help you with all your commercial pest control needs. Contact us today for a free quote.

Bed Bugs Pest Control

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Bed Bugs – Pest Control. Bed bugs are often associated with an unhygienic sleep environment but that is not entirely true. Many 5 star hotels have had bed bugs despite their rigorous cleaning regimes.

Bed bugs can easy travel with people and can easily hide in clothing. They are more commonly found in high traffic areas (especially sleep areas) and a mattress provides the ideal living conditions for bed bugs.

Identifying bed bugs is not easy. Unless you have a trained eye you can easily overlook them or wrongly identify them as sometime more harmless. Telltale signs are:

  • Blood stains on your mattress, bed sheets or pyjamas.
  • Faecal spots on your bedding or mattress
  • Bed bug skins that has been shed.
  • More severe infestations the room has a musty stench due to the odour secreted by their glands.

Bed bugs feed on people and live on blood. They will pierce the skin with their mouths and their reddish brown colour comes from the blood inside them.

Removing Bed Bugs

In a commercial setup like a hotel, a regular high temperature washing routine is vital to prevent breakouts. A breakout in a residential or commercial setup will require rooms, to be sprayed with a bed bug insecticide.

Apart from us applying the bed bugs spray, you will need to apply a very strict washing routine for ALL your clothes at high temperatures and using eucalyptus oil. You will need to keep this up for 6 weeks.

After 4 to 6 weeks a second round of bed bugs spray will be applied to ensure that any hatched eggs are dealt with as well.

While bed bugs do not pose serious risks for adults, bed bug bites to children and pets needs to be checkout out by a doctor. In some people it can cause a more server skin reaction than for others

Ants – Pest Control

Pest Control - Ants.

Pest Control – Ants. While ants may not cause the level of damage that termites can, they can be troublesome in many ways in and around your home or your business. In a commercial setup they can get into large food containers and render it useless and cause damage that way.

In a residential setup large ant colonies inside and/or outside the house can take over your kitchen. Depending on whether your ant problem is inside, outside or both will determine the treatment.

Internal ant pest control involves the setting of traps. Traps work by feeding ants a bait that they will carry back to the nest. It will then destroy the nest from the inside out. This is a very effective way to do it without spraying the house since the ant traps are low toxic and poses little danger to pets and children.

The types of ants will determine the bait and traps that are used and your pest control specialist will be able to identify the type and species of ants.

For ants outside the home the best treatment is by spraying. Since it is harder to pinpoint ant trails setting trap and bait is not always effective. The perimeter around will be sprayed to ensure that there are no dead spots.

It can take up to 3 weeks for the ant bait to work and while you may still see some ants after 3 weeks you will also notice a lot of dead ants. If your Pest Control Penrith specialist provided you with bait then please be sure to use it exactly as per their prescription.

We also advice you to take great care in wiping down any and all kitchen surfaces – especially where sweet stuff is involved. Syrups, honey, sugars ec. are highly attractive as a food source for ants.