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Protect your outdoor area against uninvited guests

23 Nov 2016

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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.


Everyone has at least one friend who is extremely afraid of spiders. That feeling of something crawling over your skin, is never nice especially when it could be an eight-legged insect. Spiders are sure to cause panic when dropping in unannounced.

Keep your outdoor area web-free by regularly cleaning any dark crevices they could be hiding in. Australia is home to some of the deadliest spiders in the world, so if you spot a problem it’s best to get on top of it quickly by calling in a pest control specialist.


These little creepy crawlies love the outdoors, meaning any outside activity is going to be under threat from these chronic party crashers. Ants are sociable bugs never going anywhere by themselves, so if you see one you can be assured there’s more on their way.

While they are small in size, they can actually cause some pretty big problems. The easiest way to keep them away is to keep your food covered up, as there is nothing worse than coming back to your half eaten potato salad and finding it swarming with ants. If you discover any nests being built, get these pests under control quickly before the whole neighbourhood moves in.


After a particularly wet winter in Perth, this summer is set to experience a mozzie onslaught so make sure defend yourself appropriately! Not only do they leave you with an itchy reminder you’ve been their latest, they can also carrier some pretty nasty viruses.

Mosquitoes breed in water, so keep an eye out for any possible infestations. Make sure you avoid getting bitten by keeping the fly screen doors closed and your indoors protected. If you’re outside also use mosquito repellent on any exposed ski and light mosquito coils or citronella candles around your entertaining areas as a deterrent.


There’s nothing more irritating than a fly buzzing around your face. They’re a common summer pest that is sure to arrive at the most inconvenient time, did someone say party?

Unfortunately, they always come bearing gifts in the form of some pretty nasty diseases as they spend a lot of time around waste and faeces. Keep your outdoor area fly free by keeping a lid on any rubbish bins, and covering up any plates food. Ensure the fly screens are always kept closed to avoid any slipping in and creating a problem indoors.

Simple routine checks around your residence or office can save you discovering a major infestation in the future. If you have noticed a pesky problem starting give Bug Busters a call. We are your go-to-guys for pest control, and can assist you with your problem no matter how big (or small) it is.

To discuss a tailored pest control solution for your home or business, call Bug Busters today on 9493 1313, or fill out our online enquiry form.