With Christmas only a week away, now is a good time to make sure your home is pest free for your celebrations.
With the heavy rains and humid days this week on the Gold Coast, pests are active and thriving in these conditions, making their way into homes and businesses.
They can then quickly infest a home in high numbers and cause discomfort and potential health issues with some people.
Last week we conducted a pest control service at a home in Helensvale where our customer had spotted a number of cockroaches and ants in and around their home. Cockroaches were busy scurrying around floors at night and making the place unsightly.
The good news is we were able to identify where they were coming from and apply a treatment to stop them. Our customer has advised us this week that they are no longer seeing cockroaches or ants at their home.
Active Christmas Pests
At this time of year and as a result of the current weather, a range of pest types are now highly active on the Gold Coast.
Cockroaches are active around and in homes as mentioned above. These pests are well known for creating an unsightly mess and cause health issues for people that suffer from asthma.
They can contaminate your Christmas foods and spread disease. It’s important to get these pests under control before they become a big issue.
Ants have also been seen crawling up external walls and accessing homes. Once inside they make their homes in kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. They can nest in very large numbers, so it’s important to stop them before they get inside.
Rodents have also been reported despite the warmer temperatures. These pests can cause big issues for homeowners if they get inside the home. If you hear a scratching sound at night in the walls, ceilings, it may be a sign of rats being present.
We highly recommend arranging an inspection and treatment to stop these pests fast. They are well known for accessing homes, causing damage to walls, furniture and can cause a house fire if they chew through electrical cables in walls and the roof area. This damage is also typically not covered by your home insurance and the repair costs can be expensive.
Our team is highly experienced in controlling all of these pests and can give you peace of mind your home is protected this season
These tips are things you can do to help reduce the chance of pests at your home:
- Ensure garbage is bagged in the household bin.
- Clean the household outside bin with a hose and disinfectant.
- Close up any cracks or crevices on windows and doors with sealant.
- Remove uneaten pet food from bowls outside.
- Clean BBQ’s and remove spill waste.
- Ensure all stored food is kept in a closed container in the kitchen.
- Trim tree branches close to gutters and the roof line.
Arrange Pest Control Services Helensvale
If you’re concerned about pests this season, contact us today to arrange a service for your home.