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18 June 2017

6 ways to terminate pests

While there are dozens of nasty pests that can have a negative impact on the value of your property rest assured there are plenty of tried and true methods of getting rid of these unwanted guests.


The 6 best pest eradication remedies

Your local pest removal company should have a remedy for each of the following pests: ants, spiders, wasps, bed bugs, fleas, mosquitoes, rats, mice, bats, snakes, moths, bees, earwigs, silverfish, termites, cockroaches, millipedes, centipedes, carpet beetles, lizards, rabbits, pigeons, crows, lice, flies, weevil, possums.

While these creatures will sting, bite, poison, destroy, damage or otherwise cause mayhem here are a few tips on the best ways of getting rid of them.

Biological pest control

Using natural or introduced predators to control pests is a strategy not without its pitfalls, as Queenslanders learned from their friendly neighbourhood cane toad. In broad terms and despite its stated objective of trying to minimise ecological damage this is probably to be avoided.

Elimination of breeding grounds

Garbage provides food and shelter for a wide range of vermin and still water can promote breeding of mosquitoes. Proper garbage storage and collection will reduce problems with rats, mice, cockroaches, mosquitoes and flies.

Poisoned bait

Poisoned bait is a common method for controlling rat populations, however is not as effective when there are other food sources around, such as garbage. Downside to this is the potential threat to domestic pets or children.

Traps

Traps have been used effectively for killing off mice and rats found in houses. Not too popular with the more squeamish members of the population!

Sprays

Spraying poisons or pesticides by hand held units or trucks that carry the spraying equipment is a common.

Many find spraying pesticides far more desirable than allowing insects to thrive.

Fumigation

A process that involves sealing off a room or area and introducing a gas at a killing concentration for a period of 1-2 days. Very effective but not very people friendly.


How to Find a Reliable Pest Control Company?

Number one source will be your Baxton Property Manager, who will be able to recommend a company with whom they have dealt with before. The best option will always be based on a positive referral.

Don’t leave this too long, a bi-annual inspection, or as part of a scheduled routine inspection, is always a good idea particularly if your property is in an area where pests are known to reside.

Good luck and good hunting!

Written and syndicated by

Baxton Media.


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