Australia is known for its interesting and unique wildlife, but when it comes to pests, the majority of our pest control calls concern some very common critters like ants, termites, and rodents. These pests can spread disease, destroy homes and property, and become a nuisance, so Sunshine Coast Pest Control is a must. The following are the most common pests that homeowners deal with in our area of Queensland.
Ants are one of the most common pests in the entire world, not only Australia. With over 12,000 different species, they are a constant nuisance to homes and businesses. Though ants are not typically considered dangerous, they can bite or sting. They can also nest in walls, foundations, potted plants, and more. Ants typically enter homes in search of something to eat, so storing your food properly and keeping your home clean are important steps in controlling ant infestations.
Termites are likely the most costly pest that most people will have to deal with. The Sunshine Coast is a prime spot for termite activity because of the warm, humid climate. It is estimated that at least 1 in 4 homes in our area will suffer from termites at some point. Having yearly inspections and being able to Identify the signs of termites is essential so that you can get an early jump on the problem.
Roaches are known to spread many different types of diseases, including gastroenteritis and salmonella. They have also been shown to cause eczema, allergies, and asthma in some sensitive populations. Not only that, but they are just plain gross. Roaches live, eat, and travel in sewers, rubbish, and other germ-filled areas. You do not want them in your home. Sprays, baits, and traps work to help control roaches, but large infestations will greatly benefit from professional treatments.
Australia is home to a huge variety of spiders, including some of the most dangerous spiders in the world. Thankfully, the introduction of anti-venom has meant that there have been no deaths in Australia since 1979. Even though their bites may not be deadly, they can still cause pain. Spider webs can make homes and businesses look messy and uncared for. Regular treatments around your home can keep spiders at bay.
Of all the common pests we have mentioned, rodents are the most dangerous when it comes to spreading diseases. Rats and mice are responsible for transmitting diseases both directly (through bites, scratches, and contact with urine/feces) and indirectly (through a vector like fleas or ticks). The most common pest rodents are the house mouse and the Norway and Roof rat. Aside from spreading disease, these rodents can also cause damage by chewing on insulation, wood, and wiring, which has been known to start house fires. Trapping and sanitation efforts are important to prevent and control rodents.
Sunshine Coast Pest Control
If you find yourself with a pest problem, the experts at Radar Pest Control can help. Our experienced technicians can find points of entry, create a plan for controlling current infestations, and provide regular treatments to keep your home and family safe and pest free. Contact Radar Pest Control today.