There’s nothing better than settling down for a good night’s sleep on a cold Winter’s night – unless you’re joined by some uninvited house guests! Bed bugs are the vampires of the pest world and, unfortunately for us, their favourite meal is human blood. If you’re waking up to unwelcome itches, here’s how to know if you’ve been bitten by bed bugs.
Winter is here and, unfortunately for Perth business owners, so are the rodents. Just like humans, rats and mice tend to migrate inside during the colder weather in search of warmth, food and shelter. This puts Perth’s businesses at a greater risk of rodent infestations during the Winter months. If you run a hospitality business, now is the time to turn up your rodent control efforts and organise that long-awaited commercial pest inspection.
Dubbed the ‘silent destroyers’, termites have been known to wreak havoc on residential and commercial properties. These common critters can create a nightmare for property owners due to their ability to cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to Australian homes and businesses. Although they are one of Perth’s most common residential and commercial pests, here are a few things you may not know about troublesome termites.
If there is one thing that gets the blood pumping it’s a good scary film, but horror movies have an extra fear factor when they include real life monsters – creepy crawlies! This list of movies is sure to get your skin crawling. Be careful, you never know what is lurking in the top of a cupboard or in the bottom of your shoe….
We are now well into the autumn season, meaning you should be fortifying your home or business against Perth’s common pests. With the cool change in weather, pests are beginning to look for a warm spot to nest during the winter season. With help from Perth’s pest control experts, you can safeguard your home this Autumn against unwanted insect invasions. Here are some common Autumn pests you should be regularly checking your home for. (more…)
Bed bugs are the last thing you want to encounter when you cosy down for a good night’s sleep. These pesky critters can leave unlucky hosts with some pretty itchy bites and pose a serious problem for Perth’s home and hotel owners. Whilst you’ll need to call your Perth pest control experts if you’ve spotted an infestation, the best way to avoid bed bugs is to prevent them from biting in the first place!
Whether it be contaminated food in your restaurant or termite damage to the office, insect infestations can cause serious trouble in the workplace. If you’ve come across a pest infestation in your commercial property, you should contact Perth’s commercial pest control experts to deal with the problem straight away. However, if your business is yet to experience an insect invasion, here are a few pest prevention tips to help you keep Perth’s pests at bay. (more…)
Perth’s short-lived summer has come to an end, which only means one thing for lucky Australians – out with the sun, out with the pests. Right? Wrong! Much like humans, Perth’s pests seek two things during Autumn and Winter – warmth and shelter. Unfortunately for Perth homeowners, this means houses become an attractive living space for Perth’s most common critters during the colder months. If you’re struggling with a bug problem this Autumn, the pest control experts at Bug Busters in Osborne park can advise you on ways to rid your home of Perth’s common Autumn pests. (more…)
Buying a house is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make, and a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly by Perth’s homeowners. Before investing, it’s important to know that your prospective home is fault-free and unlikely to cause problems further down the line. Getting a property inspected for pests before you invest can save potential buyers a lot of financial hassle. After all, you want to know that your new investment is YOUR home, and not home to unwelcome pests that could be costing you thousands of dollars in damage. This is why it’s important to organise a pre-purchase inspection with your local pest control experts before you make the big move.
Cockroaches may be familiar pests to Perth homeowners, but these creepy critters hold a few scary secrets that could come as a surprise to unsuspecting tenants. As the most resilient household pests out there, cockroaches are actually pretty hard to get rid of. Here’s five reasons why you may want to consider turning to Perth’s pest control experts if you’re unlucky enough to come across a cockroach infestation. Cockroach haters – look away now! (more…)
When Brigitte came back to her home in Osborne Park after a long day at work in Perth’s city centre, she wasn’t expecting to encounter any unwelcome house guests… thousands of them to be exact. Whilst Brigitte and her partner were occupied working the nine to five, a colony of ants were busy invading their new-build apartment in search of food. Luckily for Brigitte, her local pest control experts in Osborne Park were at hand to deal with the situation and offered invaluable advice on how to avoid ant infestations in future.
When pests invade your commercial kitchen, it’s not just your food that’s at stake. If a customer or food safety inspector picks up on an insect infestation in your Perth restaurant, this can impact both your business and your reputation – and whilst a pest problem may pass, a bad review can stick around for a long time! With the help of Perth’s commercial pest control experts, you can protect your restaurant against pest infestation and ensure you meet your food safety requirements when it comes to inspection time.
Having gained a reputation as the most destructive pests in Australia, subterranean termites can pose serious problems for Perth business-owners. Termites have been known to cause up to $100,000 worth of damage, leaving commercial properties in need of extensive and costly repairs. By enlisting the help of Perth pest control professionals, you can avoid costly termite damage and protect your business against the common pests before they become a problem.
Perth has become prone to some unusually hot and humid weather conditions in recent weeks. Unfortunately for locals, this kind of weather provides all the elements that Perth pests need for survival. With the humidity reaching it’s peak, it’s prime time for unwanted insect infestations in Perth homes. If you’re planning on avoiding unwelcome guests during the humid weather, it could be time to turn up your pest control efforts and pest proof your home against bothersome bugs.
When a rodent moves into your Perth property, stolen food could be the least of your worries. If you don’t catch a rodent problem early enough, rats can cause serious damage to your home and the items inside it. If you’ve spotted signs of a rodent infestation this summer, it could be time to call your local Perth pest control experts to help rid your home of the troublesome pests!
Termites are one of the more troublesome pests you might find creeping around your Perth home throughout the year. If a termite problem goes unnoticed for too long, the sneaky creepy crawlies can cause serious damage to the structures of your property, threatening both your safety and your wallet! Since house insurance often doesn’t cover termite damage, it’s always better to protect your property before the common pests become a problem. Luckily for Perth home-owners, Perth’s pest control experts are at hand this summer to help you spot the early signs of infestation and prevent long-lasting damage.
When unwelcome insects or rodents take a liking to your home or commercial property, your kitchen can soon turn from a standard cooking area into a bug-based feeding ground. Whilst a serious issue for homeowners, pest-infested kitchens can be a real nightmare for Perth-based restaurants required to undergo regular food safety inspections. If you’ve noticed any resident bugs or rodents in your Perth home or commercial kitchen, you’ll need to start thinking about pest control before the situation gets out of hand.
Fleas are the last thing on the wish list of Perth’s pet owners this summer. These small, itch-inducing pests are not only detrimental to the health of our furry friends, but they can also prove pretty irritating for humans too. If your efforts to protect your pet against fleas have fallen short during the warmer months, you’ll need to start thinking about pest control methods before a small bite turns into a bigger problem.
If you’ve noticed holes in your favourite fabrics or damage to your living room carpet, this could be a sign that you’ve got a fabric pest on your hands. Although harmless to humans, clothes moths and carpet beetles can become a real nuisance if they get their claws on your favourite items of clothing. If you’re struggling to keep your home free from troublesome fabric pests this summer, it could be time to call in Perth’s pest control experts before the issue gets out of hand.
Dubbed the ‘secret agent’ of household pests, silverfish are one of the sneakier insects you might find lurking around your Perth home or workplace during this warmer time of year. Whilst these common critters often hide away in the day, you may find them at night feeding on your favourite books and prized possessions. If you’re worried you might have a silverfish infestation, Perth’s professional pest control service are at hand this summer to help keep your belongings safe from hungry creepy crawlies!
Although spiders play an important role in keeping other creepy crawlies at bay, they can soon become unwelcome guests themselves if they decide to make their home in your Perth property. Since our eight-legged friends are generally more active in the warmer months, summer is a great time to call on Perth’s pest control experts to help solve your spider problems.
The flowers are in bloom and the black and yellow Perth pest army is back in force. Bees are excellent at helping keep your garden alive by delivering pollen from flower to flower. However, when they have a hive near the home they’re not always a met with such enthusiasm.
We all want a pest free home but with the warmer months approaching, homes across Australia are increasingly finding unwelcome guests in the form of cockroaches, ants, mosquitos and other creepy crawlies. Luckily, there are a few at home pest control remedies that you can try to keep pests at bay. Today, we’ll be taking a look at our top picks for DIY pest control.
When you hop into bed after a long day, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you’re cuddling up to unwelcome guests in the form of bed bugs. Unfortunately, bed bugs are all too common and they can prove to be a real nuisance if they start to get out of control. Today, we’re going to get better acquainted with bed bugs and discuss how you can keep them at bay.
With the weather warming up, the household will be spending more time outdoors. That’s right! The Great Aussie Barbecue Season is almost here meaning long sunny afternoons in your outdoor area. It’s time to start thinking about pest control.
Sunday afternoons in Perth are meant for relaxing. What better way than having a few drinks in sun or putting on a BBQ for friends and family. Food on the table means the picnic pests will start swarming so here are some quick tips to keep your outdoors safe from uninvited guests.
With the warmer months approaching, it’s the prime time for ants to start making more of an appearance around the home. There are few things more frustrating than seeing ant trails popping up everywhere around the house only to reappear in exactly the same place each morning despite your best efforts. Today, let’s take a look at the best ant pest control methods for your house.
Out of all of the office pests which make themselves at home in the workplace, cockroaches are one of most common tenants. Some businesses find themselves fighting an ongoing battle to keep cockroaches away from their premises, and they are particularly prevalent coming into the summer months.
Today, we’ll be looking at how you can keep your business a cockroach-free environment and also discuss when it’s time to call in the professionals.
Pests in the workplace can cause serious issues. Not only can they cause damage, they can also spread disease and cause health problems. Unfortunately, a lot of workplaces underestimate just how many pests might be lurking. And it doesn’t help that many pests are lurking in the office without anyone knowing. Let’s take a look at the sneaky pests which could be hiding out in your workplace.
As we’re coming into summer, it’s a good time to get your pest control technician around to ensure your home remains pest free in the warmer months. While you want to get rid of unwanted guests, you also need to make sure you keep your pets safe when a treatment is being undertaken. Today, we’ll be looking at steps you can take to make sure your furry friends are protected during pest treatments.
Spring brings many things; warm sunny days, beautiful blooms… and the swarming of termites. This is particularly common after rain, and with our current weather trends, this puts Perth homes at risk of termite infestation.
Living in Australia, we’ve all been the victim of pesky insect bites at various times from mosquito bites to the more painful bee sting. Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at insect bites to help you identify the culprit when you’ve been bitten and the best treatments to follow.
When you find a pest problem in your home or business, you want it dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, you also need to be assured that the methods used by your pest control service are safe. Today, let’s take a closer look at some of the methods which are best for you and your family.
With summer upon us comes the inevitable surge of flies. They love the warmer weather and enjoy feeding on our BBQ scraps and sweet treats left out in the open during the summer months. Flies can also be a nuisance and health hazard for restaurants and businesses. So what can you do to protect your home and business from a fly invasion this season? Here’s some easy ways to control the flies.
Pest infestation can not only be very irritating and damaging, but it can also cause a number of health issues for your family, pets and yourself. Pests can carry diseases, viruses, bacteria, cause skin irritations, affect breathing, and make your family very sick. Here we’ll discuss the some of the health issues that pests can bring to your home.
Planning a picnic, BBQ or entertaining friends now that the sun has come out in Perth? Now that the warmer weather has set in, it’s inevitable that you’ll be seeing familiar trails of ants snacking on your crumbs or making a dash for the sweet drink spillages. Although ants do have an important role in our ecosystem in getting rid of other insect bodies and also becoming food to larger insects, they certainly don’t belong within the ‘ecosystem’ of your home or office. Here is some information about Australian ants and tips to ensure you’re protected this spring.
Spiders are a creepy, crawly, hairy, beady-eyed pests that many people develop a severe distain for. Some spiders are harmless, others deadly, however all can become a pest in and around your home or business. Here are some of the important signs to watch out for so that you can identify when you’re nearing an infestation of these eight-legged pests.
If you’ve got a fury friend at home such as a cat, dog, bird, guinea pig or other pet, you’ll know that making sure their environment is pest-free is just as important as making sure your home is. Some pests can be very harmful and sometimes deadly to your pets, which is why careful and safe pest control treatment at home is important. Here are the most dangerous pests affecting your pets in Perth, as well as some simple steps you can take to protect their health and safety.
Compared to other pests around the home, birds might not seem like much of a problem. After all, other than waking us up a bit too early, birds seem quite harmless. However, for businesses who find themselves on the receiving end of bird related issues, the damage caused can be serious. Today, we’ll be looking at the damage that birds can cause businesses and what you can do to control it.
Perth is a great place to live and raise a family – after all, you can’t beat the beaches and laid back lifestyle. However, like anywhere, living in Perth means your home is vulnerable to infestation from various pests, some more often than others. Let’s take a look at some of the most common pests found in Perth homes.
Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than closing your eyes to sleep only to hear the tell-tale buzz of a mosquito which has found its way into the bedroom, or to be enjoying an outdoor barbecue until you begin to feel an itch on your ankles. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are common, particularly in the warmer months, and not only are their bites annoying, but they can also carry diseases galore.
Some pests you find around the home are more of a nuisance than anything else and don’t cause too much damage. However, there are other pests which are downright destructive. And you can’t get much more destructive than termites. Today, we’ll be looking at simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of a termite infestation in your house.
By the time you’ve noticed an influx in pests around the house, you might already have an infestation. When it comes to dealing with pests around the home, the earlier you deal with the problem the better as it means the unwelcome guests have less time to cause damage.
When people think of pest control, they often think about how it applies to their home. After all, none of us want creepy crawlies causing problems in and around the house. However, it’s also important to consider how pest control applies in a commercial setting and why it’s essential to have a plan in place for your business.
If you’re finding an increase in stinging pests around your home or business, it’s important to get the problem dealt with as quickly as possible. Stings from bees and wasps are painful but can also be quite dangerous for small children or those who may be allergic.
Humans aren’t the only ones seeking refuge from the wild weather outside. Although the summer months are the favourite for pests, there are certainly winter pests to watch out for. Garages full of boxes and clutter can make comfortable places for winter pests to shelter from the elements.
No, we’re not talking about employees who chew too loudly or take your food from the fridge. We’re talking about smaller pests of the insect or rodent variety which might be found in your office. A lot of people keep a close eye out for pests in their own home but forget all about the workplace. These can cause all sorts of health and safety issues so it’s good to act fast with these types of problems.
It’s all too easy to try to deal with it yourself when you discover a pest problem around your home. After all, there are lots of products on the market which promise to deal with the issue. However, these products often don’t treat the problem as effectively as promised and you could still find yourself with an ongoing problem. You could also be using the wrong product for the pest and exposing yourself and your family unnecessarily to chemicals.
There’s nothing more frustrating than pulling out your favourite item of clothing only to find it covered in tell-tale holes. This is just one of the many signs that you have a fabric pest problem and these tiny insects can cause serious damage to textiles around your home.
It’s important to know what signs to look for when it comes to fabric pests so you can treat them sooner rather than later. It also means you can spot them before they do too much damage.
Pests can not only be annoying and destructive, but they can also pose a threat to your health, safety and hygiene. Here’s our list of the top 5 unwanted invaders in your home.
When it comes to pests, Australia’s most detested and common pest is ants. There are many varieties of ants following many different kinds of foods. Some are big, some are tiny, some sting and some bite. They are the all-round household pests few people tolerate. There are two parts to keeping the ant army at bay; and prevention and ant removal and let’s be clear, the former is easier than the latter.
Rodents can be pests at the best of times, but when it comes to your business, being pest-free is of the utmost importance to not only the health and safety practices of your organisation, but also to your reputation.
With deforestation and a decline in the possum’s habitat, many possums are taking up residence in roofs and crevices of suburban homes, causing a certain amount of destruction in their wake. Possums might look like sweet, doe-eyed, cuddly animals but they can also carry diseases that can be a danger. As nocturnal creatures, they often have high activity during the night – scurrying about within that roof that you’re trying to sleep under! So what do you do if you discover you’ve got a bit of a possum problem? In some states and territories certain species of possums are protected so it’s important that whatever action you take it doesn’t harm the animal.
There are few things less appealing than having mice crawling around your home. And we all know that getting rid of them can be tedious and tiresome work, not to mention, a little bit squeamish. So before it becomes a major infestation, here are the top five warning signs you’ve got a rodent problem on your hands.