With Christmas only weeks away, now is the time to make sure your home is pest free for your family celebrations.
During this time of year, pests are in high numbers, looking to make your home theirs and ruin your Christmas lunch.
As you set up the decorations and perhaps a nice natural Christmas tree in your home, pests can be passengers on these items and enter your home unknowingly to you.
The summer weather is peak time for pests with heat and rain. Pests thrive in these conditions and can breed up into high numbers very fast.
The good news is that the team from Jeepers Creepers has local knowledge of what pests are active on the Gold Coast right now and how to stop them in their tracks!
Why treat for pests now?
It’s important to treat for pests now to create a barrier to your home and stop pests before they become a big problem.
Our general pest service includes a full inspection and application of a barrier around the external perimeter of the home and spot applications inside the home in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry areas. The treatment will establish itself and become active to stop pests.
Some pests such as German Cockroaches are more difficult to treat and may require more than one treatment based on the species.
Typical pests now active into Christmas include:
Ants – often seen outside and inside homes around gardens, bathrooms. Can be in large numbers and cause an unsightly mess. Some ants can inflict a nasty bite to a person.
Cockroaches – highly active in the summer months and seen during the night. They are unhygienic and can cause issues for people with asthma. They can contaminate food, plates and glasses.
Mosquitoes – well known for inflicting bites on people enjoying an outside BBQ or lunch making for an uncomfortable experience. They can also harm humans with diseases such as Ross River Virus.
Fleas – these pests can mass in high numbers in yards and enter homes. They will bite a person and pets and have been known to pass on disease and contaminate food.
Spiders – these pests can create webs around outdoor entertainment areas and inside homes on cornices. Some are very dangerous such as the Redback and Funnel Web.
How long does the treatment take to be effective?
Typically, your treatment will be active right away and well established within 24-48 hours. As mentioned, treatments for German Cockroaches may take several visits to stop these pests.
You may notice other types of pests at this time of year as well including Alates, flying termites. They are attracted to lights at night and can’t be sprayed effectively. Speak with your pest technician if you see them returning multiple times.
Your technician will also provide you with DIY tips to help reduce pests from returning after the treatment is completed. This includes:
- Keep bins clean and washed out.
- Wipe down preparation areas in the kitchen.
- Dispose of garbage in a sealed bag.
- Remove uneaten pet food from bowls.
- Trim trees close to the roof line.
Arrange Christmas Pest Control Gold Coast Today!
Contact us today to arrange your Christmas pest control service and enjoy your festive season.