Tel: 0425 700 119, 1300 663 478
E-mail: andrew@nodirt.net.au

Pest Control Services we offer

TERMITES

Termites do hundreds of thousands of dollars damage every year to homes all around Victoria. They can travel up to 50 meters from the nest and attack your building and damage timber in your home. Many issues can occur under and around your home: that includes water leaks, drainage problems, poor building practices and garden maintenance problems. You should have your building inspected by a licensed pest control operator every year.

RATS AND MICE

Rats and mice will try and enter your home in the colder months. Your roof will be a nice and warm place for them to try and nest.

Baiting must be done every 6 – 12 months. The chemical used is a one-kill-only formula, so there is no secondary poisoning. It is also water-activated – this means they will not die in your roof, as there is not water in your roof space. So if you have noise from your roof chances are you have unwanted visitors …

EUROPEAN WASPS

European wasps can make a nest in your walls, your roof or even under the floor of your home. If left in a wall, wasps can and will eat the back of the plaster out, giving the wasps entry to your home. If you find a wasp nest you should call a pest control operator for immediate assistance.

ANTS AND SPIDER TREATMENT

Our ants and spider treatment is an outside spray – this external barrier will kill everything that crawls, walks and flies. The outside treatment will last 12 months. Roofs and sub-floors will also be treated with the the chemical. The inside treatment is a wet spray. The chemical is odourless, colourless and registered for food preparation areas. You only have to be out of the house for 1 ½ hours while the chemical dries inside.

Our expert technicians offer a complete service when it comes to the complete control of termites, bees and wasps. You need peace of mind and expertise you can trust. We can provide this for you and more. Call us today and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. Phone 0425 700 119 or 1300 663 478.

BED BUGS

Protecting Your Home and Family from Bedbugs

Bed bugs are a significant problem in this country. They can easily multiply, and can be difficult to treat, resulting in a rapid growth in the number of bed bug outbreaks. The key to eradicating bed bugs is being familiar with the signs and dealing with the problem promptly with a professional pest control service. Whilst there are steps you CAN take to reduce the risk of infestation, we advise you hire a professional pest control service if you discover them in your home.

The Impact of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other mammals. Despite their blood-feeding nature, bed bugs have not been shown to transmit any diseases. However, the fear of bed bug infestations and their bites can lead to emotional distress.

Bed bug bites do not hurt; bites may result in an itchy welt which causes discomfort and can lead to secondary infection of the bite wound due to scratching.

Treating the bites soothes the irritation, but it can still be very distressing when there are multiple bites which sometimes occur with bed bugs.

COCKROACHES

Cockroaches are a high risk pest to have in your home, school or place of work. They carry a range of serious illnesses including salmonella, dysentery, and gastroenteritis. The risk is particularly high in homes with children, the elderly or those fighting illnesses. Cockroach droppings have been found to be a contributing factor in childhood asthma. Beyond significant health risks, cockroaches are a disturbing pest to many homeowners. They also produce an obnoxious odor that contaminates nearby food and belongings. Cockroaches can breed rapidly and are highly resilient. A quick response is essential to prevent cockroaches in your home or spreading to your neighbors.

Recognizing Cockroaches

There are three common species found in the home:

German cockroach – 5/8” – also known as the “croton bug”, the German roach is brown in color with 2 dark stripes on its thorax.

The wings are as long as the body or slightly overlapping in both sexes; despite this they prefer to run or climb. They prefers moist environments such as kitchen cabinets and bathrooms.

Oriental Cockroach – 1 ½” – dark brown to black in color. The wings are undeveloped in the female but cover ¾ length of the abdomen in the male; both sexes prefer to run or climb. It prefers cool, damp environments like drains, sewers and crawl spaces.

American Cockroach – 1 ½” – also known as the palmetto bug, the American Cockroach is reddish brown in color and has a pale yellow area around the perimeter of the pronotum. These cockroaches tend to be found in dark, undisturbed areas that are high in humidity.

The typical signs of a cockroach problem are:

Seeing live insects – cockroaches are nocturnal and hide during the day. You will most likely see them when turning on the light in the kitchen at night.

Egg cases and cast skins – cockroaches shed their skin 5-8 times as they mature.

Droppings – cockroaches leave a dust of black droppings less than 1mm wide and of varying lengths.

Odor – established cockroach infestations produce an unpleasant, musty smell.

Damage – cockroaches will attack organic goods including leather and books.

How to Prevent Cockroaches

Sealing entry points can help prevent cockroaches from entering the home. Key risks are gaps around pipes, drains and common walls with neighboring properties when dealing with Oriental and American cockroaches. German cockroaches tend to favor kitchens and can be prevented by keeping crumbs and other particles of food from accumulating in and around counters and cabinets.

  • As with many pests, the most effective way to control cockroaches is to keep food and water out of reach:
  • Store food in containers or in sealed plastic bags
  • Clean all garbage and spills immediately
  • Clean food debris from under refrigerators or ovens
  • Clean used dishes immediately after meals
  • Remove pet food, water and litter trays overnight
  • Keep garbage or compost in sealed bins
  • Do not leave liquids in sinks or buckets overnight

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Cockroaches can be difficult to control and may require professional treatment. Although many homeowners struggle with do-it-yourself cockroach control remedies, the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.

Call us today and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote. Phone 0425 700 119 or 1300 663 478