Ants sneak into your home through the smallest cracks, on the hunt for water and sweet or greasy food. If you’ve ever wondered why you end up with a whole trail of ants snaking into your kitchen pantry or storeroom, it’s all because of an invisible chemical trail. Once an ant has located a food source, they leave an invisible trail containing pheromones for other ants to follow. An ant infestation can cause big headaches for your home, which is why BioPest implements effective, environmentally friendly treatments to penetrate and destroy ant nests so they won’t return.
Spiders can be found all around the home, as different features attract them. Some spiders like moisture, and are often found in damp places within the home, like the shed or crawl spaces. Others prefer dry, warm areas like sub-floor air vents, upper corners of rooms and ceilings. Spiders normally hide in dark areas and feed on insects, other spiders and any other prey they are able to subdue. With many dangerous species living in Australia, it’s important to let BioPest take care of your spiders to ensure your family are safe.
The old saying, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite,” is actually very valid. Bed bugs are active at night when your are asleep, and feast on your blood. They are very tiny, measuring about 4 to 5 mm long, which makes hiding very easy. Often bed bugs conceal themselves in cracks and crevices, including your mattress seams, sheets, furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates, and picture frames. Bed bugs can live up to 300 days, while females lay one to five eggs a day, and may lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime. BioPest can eradicate these tiny night terrors, so you can enjoy a peaceful night sleep.
Cockroaches are rather sneaky pests and can enter your home in many ways. From creeping through cracks and crevices, to even crawling up sewer drain pipes, they will find a way to enter your home. Your home is the perfect breeding ground for certain species of cockroaches. With plenty of food water, nesting sites and warmth available, once inside they can remain active all year. Often during a cockroach invasion you won’t see many of them because they are nocturnal, however, they are still present, carrying germs and aggravating allergies. BioPest knows exactly where and how to find and eradicate cockroaches, so don’t let these critters invade your home, call us instead.
Flies spread diseases very quickly as they move swiftly through rotting, disease-laden garbage, to exposed human food and utensils. Every time a fly lands, it drops thousands of microbes, which when ingested can trigger serious illness like diarrehea, food poisoning, meningitis and blood infections. While flies only have a lifespan of between two months and a year, in their lifetime they can produce more than one million offspring. To keep your family safe against possible diseases, BioPest takes environmentally friendly pest control measures to eradicate flies.
If you are often woken up in the middle of the night by crashing and banging in your ceiling, chances are you have a possum living with you. Possums establish a home within an existing structure like ceilings, under buildings, garages, hollow logs and burrows, which are close to a food source. They are nocturnal so if one invades your ceiling, it can keep you awake at night, not to mention cause considerable damage to roofing and electrical wiring.
Many people don’t consider birds a real pest, however, they can be known to wreak havoc. Certain species of birds are considered as public health threats because they harbour diseases that can be transmitted to humans, while others cause problems with their droppings. Excessive bird droppings can contaminate products, as well as cause extensive damage to building exteriors. To avoid birds causing trouble at your home, BioPest can customise a bird control program that uses habitat modification to make your property unattractive to birds whilst meeting Government legislation regarding bird specie protection.
Reactions to mosquito bites differ from person to person. Some people experience mild irritation, while others suffer from intense inflammation and swelling. Small children can be particularly vulnerable to bad reactions to mosquito bites. To avoid your family suffering from annoying mosquito bites, enlist our professional help.
Rodents, such as rats and mice can harbour and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites, like fleas and ticks, into your home. Often rodents will invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. BioPest provides invaluable environmentally-friendly assistance in getting rid of rodents from your home.
Wasps are often beneficial to mankind, with several species used by humans as parasites to control pests in agricultural practices. Others are predators that help maintain the insect population, whilst others function as pollinators and help with plant fertilization. Unfortunately though, there are some species of wasps that are aggressive, and can sting when threatened. Unlike honey bees, wasps can sting multiple times, making them more dangerous. If aggressive wasps are causing problems on your property, we can eradicate them for you, using environmentally friendly methods.
Millipedes can invade every part of the home. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms are ideal habitats because of the moisture. However, millipedes will travel into other areas of the home. They travel in numbers and enter the home by crawling under doors that have missing weather stripping, or wriggle through the crawl space through the floor. Other than the sightings of multiple millipedes, there aren’t many distinct signs of their presence. If you’ve spotted millipedes in your home and want them gone, BioPest can help.
Don’t put your family at risk. As soon as you suspect termites or notice creepy crawly pests invading your home, contact our professional pest control experts in Adelaide.