In addition to termite control services, we also offer a wide range of additional pest control and extermination.
Subterranean termites include species that make tunnels in the ground, usually in the top 200mm, to reach a source of food which is sometimes a considerable distance from the colony. Included in this group are the mound-building and some tree-dwelling (arboreal) species.
Drywood termites obtain water from the wood in which they live and do not have contact with soil. The native species live in dead branches, branch stubs, fire scars and logs of a variety of host trees. Attack is mainly restricted to the sapwood, but galleries may extend into outer layers of sound heartwood. Infestations are often indicated by the presence of dry, sand-like faecal pellets (frass) expelled from openings in the gallery systems.
Cockroaches, one of the world’s most common home invaders, find their food in rotten garbage and food scraps, which makes them carriers of diseases including salmonella and gastroenteritis. Like the flies, cockroaches eat anything, causing them to ingest bacteria that can live in their digestive system for a very long time, and are passed in its droppings.
Where ever you go, ants will be one of the most common insect found in and around houses and other properties. Although ant activities, in moderation, are found to be beneficial, they most likely become problematic when they establish a nest inside homes.
Spiders: a small, eight-legged creature that spins webs. Most spiders are helpful to people, because they eat other insects. Although most of them prefer living outdoors, you may encounter a few that found their way in while searching for food.
The most common species of flea in Australia is the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. Also present is the dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis, and the human flea, Pulex irritans. The latter two species are relatively rare and, despite their common names cat fleas mostly infect dogs and people.
Fleas are blood-sucking parasites. They actually belong to an order of insects known asSiphonaptera, literally ‘wingless siphon’. Historically fleas were associated with the death of more than 200 million people in the 14th Century through the spread of the bubonic plague. Nowadays they are mostly known for their irritation and revulsion when seen on pets.