Pests’ is a term which includes various vermin like rats, mice, ants, fleas, mites, bugs, cockroaches, etc. When any property, residential or commercial, gets infested by one or more of these pests, it can affect not just the building but also the health and safety of its occupants. And hence, it is of great importance that the problem be contained on time either by the property owner on his/her own, or by hiring the services of a commercial pest control company.
Many cities in Australia, especially those which have a warm climate like Perth, are even more affected by the problem of pest infestation since the conditions here are ideal for these vermin to thrive. And therefore, to combat such pests there are several Perth pest control companies that have come up in the city. If the infestation is still in the initial stages, the owners can themselves take care of the situation with the help of simple techniques. However, once the problem has become wide-spread, it is prudent to hire commercial pest control companies that have the relevant experience and equipment required to control any further spread.
Australia is home to around 3000 different types of ants out of which almost 1200 different species are regulars in our homes and other buildings. Apart from the fact that ants invade in groups of hundreds, their nests are also extremely difficult to locate and destroy. Unless their infestation has spread too far, there are few steps that home owners can take on their own without requiring professional help. These include: Destroying scouting ants and their food source, sealing their entry points (such as small cracks in the walls), using soapy water spray on the ants, creating walls of certain items like white vinegar, spices, chalk, etc. to keep the ants away, and so on. However, if such Do-It-Yourself methods fail, it is wise to immediately call upon a residential pest control company that can eradicate the infestation from its root.
Vermin like fleas are also a big problem not just for the human inhabitants of a building, but also their pets such as dogs. Fleas prefer warm and humid conditions which are provided by pets’ skin and fur coats. So, if you notice that your pet has been scratching itself a lot lately, it might very well be carrying fleas in his coat. Once you have taken the measures to get rid of the pet fleas, the next step is to prevent a recurrence of such a situation. In order to find out and eradicate the source of flea infestation in your home, consult an expert Perth pest control company such as BP Direct.