I specialise in all manner of pests control such as Mice & Rats, Bees & Wasps, Ants & Spiders, Cockroaches, Fleas, Moths, Birds, Feral Cats and Possums. Read more information below about just some of these dreaded pests that you may have and want to get rid of.
Pests that like to live indoors.
Ants are often after water and not sweet or sugary food. There are various types of ant in Melbourne such as the Argentine Ant, Black House Ant, White-footed House Ant, Coastal Brown Ant, Carpenter Ant and Bull Ants. It is important to identify the type of ant and where they’re coming from before effective treatment can be applied. Watch out for these small armies of insects!
Common spiders in Melbourne are Redbacks, White-Tails and Huntsmen – but there are hundreds of species. They’ll move in inside or outside and set up their homes anywhere such as in your shoes, clothes, and toys. One bite and if you have an allergic reaction to the bacteria they carry or their venom then terrible damage can be done to a person’s skin (they can even cause death in some cases).
Cockroaches can cause disgust in many people and they can take over your home in the most unlikely places in just a matter of days. There various types found in Melbourne including the German Cockroach, American Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, Australian Cockroach, and the Common Shining Cockroach. Cockroaches are primarily scavengers, feeding on dead animals, plant matter and food scraps so it is important to keep the kitchen clean.
Silverfish may not bother you until you wear your favourite outfit and realise it has silverfish holes in it. Silverfish can be difficult to get rid of alone, as they prefer to live in quiet places such as ceiling, roofs, on walls, bookshelves, built in robes, closets, storage boxes and rooms. They are starch eaters feeding off plasterboard, books consuming glues and of course your clothes that may contain starches from glues, foods, etc. Silverfish often enter homes via the roof and walls cavities and they love damp humid environments, so be sure to keep areas well ventilated.
You will know when you have them, they leave itching bite marks all over your body. And once in your bed they could also be in your closet and clothes. Don’t take the chance with bedbugs, as their bites can cause wheals (red bite marks) on your arms, shoulders or back. Signs that you have Bedbugs include blood spotting, faecal marks, and egg cases on mattresses. If you travel regularly (especially internationally), then common places that you could bring them back from are infested motels, backpacker hostels, or hotels.
You will hear them scratching up and down your walls and ceiling. Do NOT ignore them as they move in for the warmth and to breed their young ones. Rodents have no respect for humans, and it is estimated that their population in Australia is the same as for people. Species in Melbourne include the Roof rat, Norway rat and the common House mouse. Rats and mice are so closely linked to humans that they are called domestic rodents and that is why our human supplies are also their basic needs: food, shelter, and water.
Fleas will live indoors or outdoors and they will feast on you, your children, and your pets. The bites will leave you itching, irritated and scratching for days. Fleas respond to vibration when you enter the room and they start jumping as they sense a possible someone to target. The eggs of a flea are tiny, white, and oval-shaped, and the female flea can lay up to 600 eggs in her lifetime. So be sure to eradicate them in their tracks.
Known as a stored product or textile pest, there are various types such as the Angoumois grain moth, Indian meal moth, Mediterranean flour moth, Warehouse moth, Clothes moth, and the Case-bearing clothes moth. Most people are repelled by moths as they spread their powder around and can be hard to catch. The female can lay between 100 – 700 eggs in and among food sources and they usually fasten their eggs to the infested material. The eggs usually hatch in 3 – 5 days so be sure to get rid of moths as soon as you can.
Pests that like to live outdoors.
Mostly found outdoors and with a sting that can be fatal to a person who is allergic to them. Most wasps found in Melbourne are the European Wasp or Paper Wasp. Then we have both native and honeybees, and in smaller amounts the solitary Mortar Bee found in bricks and mortar. They like living in large paper-like nests, found in a variety of places around the home, hollows in trees and behind timber retaining walls, just to name a few locations. Do not attempt Bee and Wasp control unless you know what you are doing!
Birds can be pests as they leave their droppings on your car, your outdoor furniture, on your washing and especially in dining areas. They can even eat and dig up your gardens and make a mess. We ensure your business is protected without harming or damaging the wildlife, and can help with bird control and preventative measures. There are many bird types but just to name a few that could be of nuisance to you are Indian Mynas, Pigeons, Sparrows, Starlings, Seagulls.
Feral cats can spread diseases and they will breed like no tomorrow. They can be extremely harmful to your children or your pets. They can be found in nearly all habitats across Australia, and they have actually caused the extinction of some of our native species and mainly eat small native and exotic mammals, birds, lizards and insects. Cats now occupy 99% of Australia, including many offshore islands, and were brought in to control rodent problems. But if you are having trouble with them, don’t expect them to just leave.
These nocturnal animals can keep you up all night. Extremely cute little creatures but will happily live inside your warm roof space and breed their young. Plus, they will eat, drink and leave their mess behind along with the smell. Brush tail and Ringtail possums have successfully adapted to life in suburbia and have become a persistent pest in homes. They can also rifle through garbage and make a mess while creating an unsanitary environment in your own home, so be sure to get us to come along and get rid of them out of your home without causing them any harm.
To eliminate any pests from your home, office, restaurant, workplace, backyard shed or any building, by using a reliable and honest Pest Controller, please contact us by phone, email or social media.
Mick: 0427 378 777