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Spider Treatment and Control
Spider Treatment and ControlThe main common species of spiders are: Red back spider, Huntsman spider, White tailed spider and the black house spider.
Spider HabitatMany different species of spiders live alongside humans exploiting the nooks and crannies of houses, sheds and gardens.
Spider (Arachnids) are nocturnal. During the night, and particularly at dusk, they are the most active, leaving the protection of burrows and shelters.
Spiders live in almost every habitat on earth. The only places where there are no spiders are the polar regions, the highest mountains and the oceans.
Ground dwelling spiders do not build spider webs but dwell in rubbish, under leaves, in holes, vents, the garden, etc. Examples include Funnel Web, White Tails, Huntsman and Wolf Spiders
Web spinning spider habitats include places such as corners of windows, cornices, skirtings, behind curtains, ceiling voids, sub floors, gutter lines, outdoor furniture, fences and garden areas. Examples include Red Back, Black House, Daddy Longlegs and St Andrew’s Cross Spiders.
Spider Treatment Recommendations and PreventionsPost Treatment Recommendations
- DO wash any cooking or eating utensils exposed to powder or residue.
- DO wipe down benches. Use towelling or cloth and wear gloves. Dispose of after use.
- DO inform any other trades-persons that a pest control treatment has been carried out to the roof void and sub floor areas and recommend they wear PPE, i.e. gloves and dust mask.
- DO NOT return home for a minimum of 4 hours following treatment
- DO NOT contact powder or residue without use of gloves and a dust mask.
- DO NOT wash down or remove spider webs for 4 weeks
- DO NOT water garden for 12 hours following the treatment
- DO NOT wash window frames, eaves, outdoor furniture, skirtings or cornices for 4 weeks
- Repair cracks and crevices, and cover vents and weepholes
- Install flyscreens and bristle strips at the bottom of doors, therefore reducing the number of entry points to the house.
- Keep the garden cleared of rubbish, etc, that can be used as harbourage sites.
- Keep trees and shrubs cut back from the house
- When working in the garden, wear appropriate clothing such as gloves.
- Do not walk outside at night barefoot
- Keep external lights switched off at night. These attract insects which, in turn, will attract spiders.
Posted by on 16th April, 2013 | Comments | Permalink
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Rat Control Treatment Contrac
Rat Control, Treatment and Baits by ContracPestaway pest control in Melbourne use Contrac as one of its product range in baiting and eliminating rats and mice.
One of the main products is Rodenticide which contains 0.005% w/w Bromadiolone plus Bitrex.
Contrac Rodenticide is available in handy 50g place packs. Made of polyglassine. Bait odour can escape so rodents readily gnaw into the packs themselves. The slender packs easily fit down burrows, in bait stations and in hard-to-reach places.
Posted by on 14th April, 2013 | Comments | Permalink
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Pest Management Methods
Pest Management Methods and TechniquesPhysical barriers are often used to prevent the entry of animals into buildings. Householders install fly screens to prevent the entry of flying insects, and Pestaway pest technicians may also use screens to exclude birds, rodents of possums from buildings.
Physical eliminating or filling cracks and crevices, replacing timber fixtures with modern metal and plastic materials and thoughtful design to reduce or eliminate harbourage will significantly reduce cockroach, bedbug, rodent, bird and other pest numbers.
Physical capturing or killing pests is not practised as much as in the past. Traps are still used in the capture and subsequent release (elsewhere) of possums from roofs; mouse and rat traps are still used by householders, although perhaps only occasionally by pest technicians. The rather old concept of sticky flypaper, although seldom used these days, inspire the development of two-sided sticky taps for cockroaches, and glue boards for rodent management. One of the oldest methods of physical pest elimination, the humble fly swatter or a rolled newspaper, still has its place in some households.
Environmental Pest Control Pest Management is essential to the safety and comfort of everyone in residential areas and plays an important role in the creation and maintenance of healthy and diverse environments. While chemical pesticides are often the first choice in pest control, a far wiser and more holistic approach, that can be easily adopted, is PestAway Environmental Pest Management . It’s similar to looking after your health by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle to ward off illness, as Brunswick Pest Control solutions and services addresses the underlying causes of pest problems and puts in place low risk strategies to effectively
We today are exposed to a much greater load and variety of synthetic chemicals than at any other time in history. It is now widely understood that we are among the most vulnerable members of the community and are at greater risk from exposure to chemicals. As some pesticides have never been specifically assessed for their impacts on our health, a precautionary
approach must be adopted and their exposure dramatically reduced.
Biological Pest ControlThe introduction, perhaps from another country, of a parasite or predator to eradicate a particular pest is a control method that has been some remarkably successful case histories. The use of this kind of biological management is largely restricted to the agricultural, horticultural and forestry contexts, usually researchable and handle by government departments.
In the urban pest management context there have, as yet, been no major introductions of biological agents.
Chemical Pest ControlThe use of chemicals to kill pests falls into two broad categories. At present, urban pest management procedures rely on the use of pesticides in order to kill pest plants and animals. By mimicking and/or creating chemicals that disrupt very specific physiological processes within the pest insect, these developments are providing chemical "tools" that offer significant advantages.
Gone are the days of toxic chemical treatments. At PestAway, our commitment to the environment is equal to our commitment to your safety. We use natural pest control products that are completely safe for children, pets, asthma and allergy sufferers and pregnant women. Your home will be protected by safe, biodegradable pest control treatments and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) .
Free Call Pestaway for Melbourne Pest Control Treatment on 1800 330 073
Posted by on 10th April, 2013 | Comments | Permalink
Termite Treatment and Elimination by Exterra
Exterra Termite eradication and treatmentExterra Termite Interception and baiting systems are there to protect you from termite invasions, continually. Exterra stations are placed around your property to intercept termites. Once intercepted.the termite bait is added to the large Exterra station. The termites feed and the colony is eliminated easily and quickly, right at the point of termite attack
Environmentally friendly Termite ProtectionPestaway pest control in Melbourne use Exterra as it has closed and locked stations with a termite base less toxic than table salt. You get protection, a product that actually eliminates the entire termite colony and does so without harming the environment and is safe for you, your family and pets.
Posted by on 8th April, 2013 | Comments | Permalink
Identifying Pests in Melbourne - Termites
Termite Identification and control in MelbourneThe common name for numerous species of social insects that can damage wooden structures such as furniture or houses. Of about 2000 known species, most are distributed in tropical countries and some inhabit the temperate regions. Termites are sometimes referred to as 'white ants' because of their creamy coloring and ant-like appearance.
There are over 350 species of termites in Australia of which some 20 species can damage timber in houses. In nature, they assist in the recycling of organic matter and nutrients back to the soil.
White AntsWhile termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as "white ants", they are only distantly related to the ants.
Like ants, and some bees and wasps—which are all placed in the separate order Hymenoptera—termites divide labor among castes, produce overlapping generations and take care of young collectively. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung, and about 10% of the estimated 4,000 species (about 2,600 taxonomically known) are economically significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests.
Click here on how we treat Termites. or visit Just Termites website
Posted by on 7th April, 2013 | Comments | Permalink
Flies Control in Melbourne
Arguably the most widespread and important aspect contributing to the pest status of flies is the extent to which their flying habit is a form of annoyance to people. In Melbourne at certain times of the year, the bush fly becomes an annoying regular companion outdoors, while the housefly annoys people indoors. The huge sales of household-insecticide aerosol cans in Melbourne and Australia is definitely evidence to the extent of annoyance.
A more significant thing to consider is the threat that flies pose to public health and disease transmission. The structure and habits of many flies (like housefly and blowfly) are in a way that they can easily transmit diseases to people. They have hairy bodies that can carry disease organisms, and sponging mouthparts that often involve vomiting in the eating process and not retrieving all of it. They are very mobile and freely interchange between decaying excrement or wastes and foods and utensils in homes, offices and commercial areas. Studies have shown link between an extremely high incident of enteric disease and the presence of a large fly population.
The list of disease-causing organisms that flies may harbour on or in their bodies is immense. Diseases that can be distributed by flies include Salmonella food-poisoning, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, hepatitis, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, various parasitic worms and many others.
Some adult flies (for example biting midges, mosquitoes) pierce the skin of humans or other animals so that you can suck blood. Due to the fact that they are apt to inject salvia as an anticoagulant of the blood they intend to ingest, mild to severe irritation may ensue. Additionally, this feeding habit can make them to distribute diseases (for example malaria, dengue fever) by cyclical or biological disease transmission. The role of mosquitoes in disease transmission is known as below. So flies and mosquitoes are considered separately.
Flies can be wide ranging depending upon breeding sites and climatic circumstances. Flies will thrive wherever there is food, moisture and egg laying sites. The size of the population also depends on the climatic conditions, temperature, humidity, wind and odours. Read more about flies pest control here.
Home owners and residents intend to find local professionals that they can trust and call to do effective pest control services like flies control and wasp and bee control in Melbourne. Pest extermination experts and technicians are responsible to keep the homes and offices clear of all nuisance pests including flies that invade their properties and buildings, transmit dangerous diseases and cause several problems.
PestAway provides reliable pest control services in Melbourne. PestAway is AEPMA (Australian Environmental Pest Management Association) certified, which means that pest control technicians are adhere to a stringent set of qualifications and standards. AEPMA means that PestAway practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and inspects and monitors properties first, and then eliminates sources for pest activity and recommends any repairs needed to keep pests out. PestAway provides pest control and termite inspection and treatment services in all Melbourne suburbs including Eltham, Heidelberg, Preston and Lilydale. See Pest Control Eltham for more details.
Posted by PestAway Australia on 25th February, 2013 | Comments | Permalink