Residential Pest Control
Keep your family safe with pest control
Pests like mice, cockroaches and others can make a nest in your home before you know they are there. All it takes is one or two to start a colony. Then, within a matter of hours or days, they’ve staked their claim.
Pest control is necessary because rodents and insects carry diseases, infest your kitchens and bedrooms, and bite you or your pets. The purpose of removing any kind of pest from your home, garage, or yard is to keep you safe and healthy. For example, rodents can leave faeces on or near food they find in your kitchen. If you accidentally eat contaminated food, you can become very ill. All pests carry nasty viruses and bacteria that require long-term treatment. Others can make existing medical conditions like Asthma even worse.
Spiders and insects
Most bugs belong in an environment other than your home. If you find one or two, it is probably a random few that happened to fly or crawl in. Those are not a problem, but, when you see insects on a regular basis after unsuccessfully getting rid of them with retail products, you’ve got an infestation in your home.
It’s very important to call an exterminator immediately since insects carry disease and bacteria, like salmonella and E. coli. Each of these can cause serious intestinal illness. Discarded insect body-parts and excrement all contribute to unhealthy conditions, especially for people with lung-related health conditions.
In Australia, the most common invaders are Termites, Spiders, Fleas, Ants, Cockroaches and Silverfish. Externally, wasps can cause problems when they build nests on your property and go on the attack.
Termites –affect up to one quarter of Australian homes at some stage. They are the most destructive pest as they cost millions of dollars to homeowners every year in repairs. It is important to act without delay, as termites can infest and spread rapidly. A professional pest controller is your best bet in eradicating these costly vermin and preventing their return.
Spiders–although not all are dangerous, some varieties, such as Redbacks,do pose a threat to families and pets. Crawling and hunting spiders are more difficult to remove than webbing spiders. Spiders are attracted to warm, dark small spaces like cracks, air vents, corners and eaves.
Fleas –our pets often transport theseparasites and infest our homes. They multiply rapidly and are highly mobile insects which can make life uncomfortable, getting into clothing, carpets and furniture. Keep your pets protected and wash their bedding regularly; but if your flea infestation gets out of hand, call DR Floor Care, your friendly local pest control professionals.
Ants –enter a home searching for food. However, some species can carry diseases and for those of us allergic to their bites, very painful. The first step is to block their entry and exit points and try to keep all food contained. If after using natural remedies, such as vinegar, you find the invasion worsening, you know it’s time to call in the professionals.
Cockroaches–love warm and damp places such as Kitchen, Bathrooms and wall cavities. They often come out at night, searching for food. Commonly-transmitted diseases include Salmonella, Dysentery and Gastro-enteritis while their faeces can worsen children’s Eczema and Asthma. If bait traps and roach sprays have failed to stem the tide, contact a professional pest controller to take back your home. Once you are rid of these vermin, ensure they are not welcome again by keeping your home clean, especially of food crumbs.
Silverfish –are attracted to paper and damp clothing as they feed on starches. Like cockroaches, they thrive in warn and damp areas. Frighteningly, they can live for as long as eight years. Thankfully there is a solution – the DR Floor Care team are here to protect your home and belongings. No need to throw away an entire wardrobe of clothes.
Wasps – not a danger in terms of disease, however, wasps are aggressive. Their stings can be deadly if they attack people with allergies.
There are different types of these flying menaces that make their homes in various parts of your home’s eaves, lawn or garden. They will generally leave you alone unless they are provoked, though. The greatest danger stems from their ability to sting multiple times. People who have allergies to bee stings can die within minutes from a wasp sting. Therefore, it is imperative to remove any visible sign of a nest as soon as possible.
Rodents, primarily rats and mice, can cause serious property damage and their presence can lead to some long-term diseases including Leptospirosis, Typhus Fever, Rat-bite Fever, Salmonella and Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis. Rodents scurry around thousands of kilometres each year gathering fleas, disease and other harmful microscopic parasites.
Keeping theses rodents as far away from your living environment—both inside and outside—helps keep you and your family safer and healthier. An exterminator helps control or captures these rodents, keeping your family far away from the diseases rodents bring with them.
When it comes to possums, snakes or other larger wildlife, it’s best to call professional catchers who specialise in their humane removal. If you spot Fire Ants, phone Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 immediately. Their officers are specially trained to deal with this threat. They will carry out an assessment of your property and apply fire ant bait as part of the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program. These are a prevalent pest which is costing south-east Queensland billions of dollars.