You probably already know that pests are a big problem in Dubbo…
Creepy crawlies, snakes and rodents love our location. The warm weather and old timber properties make Dubbo and the surrounding areas an attractive place for pests…
It’s important that you keep up to date with pest control issues and that you ensure your home is protected against pests.
Here are 5 signs your home needs a pest control professional
Damage to your home
The most common pest control problem in Dubbo are termites.
Termites cause damage to one in three properties in the local area. If you haven’t had a termite problem yet, it’s only a matter of time until you do…
- Damaged wood inside or outside of your property.
- Moisture damage to walls or ceilings that aren’t close to an obvious water source.
- Mud tunnels on the outside brickwork of your home.
Termites are very difficult to control yourself. To eradicate a termite infestation takes skill and equipment and chemicals not available to the general public.
If you think you have a termite infestation you’ll need a pest control professional to assess the damage, level of infestation and removal options.
If you see large bugs or lots of bugs it’s a sure sign of an infestation. It’s normal around Dubbo to have a few redback spiders or cockroaches around the garden…
But if you see a lot of them or notice they’re getting bigger and creeping inside you’ll need to ask for some pest control advice.
Shop bought sprays will only kill the bug that you spray it on. To eliminate the problem the nest needs to be found and exterminated with professional chemicals.
Evidence of infestations
All pests leave behind waste. If you start spotting insect or rodent poo in your house you probably have quite a large infestation.
Always keep an eye out for poo, debris or waste left by pests. The most common place to find these disgusting leftovers is around skirting boards or under window sills.
Remember to check your garden for discarded skins or evidence of snakes. There has been an increase in the population of snakes in NSW recently.
It is helpful for pest control teams if you take photos of evidence. This can help determine the scale of the infestation and the best pest control treatment for them to recommend.
If you or your family are getting a lot of insect or spider bites you may have a pest infestation.
In Dubbo we have a lot of spiders that often get the blame for bites…
However spiders only bite when provoked. It is more likely that your bites come from fleas or bed bugs…
Both fleas and bedbugs can be tricky to get rid of. The easiest way to eradicate them is with a professional pest control treatment.
Changes in weather
Pest control problems always start when the weather changes.
Every year we get a wave of call outs in the summer when pest populations start increasing….
And then a wave of call outs in the winter when those pests start heading into your home to find somewhere warm…
Be aware of the seasons and the weather forecasts. A sudden change in temperature can sometimes cause big pest control problems.
This year professionals predict Dubbo will have quite a cold and wet winter. This is the kind of weather that drives pests into your home.
So if you have any worries about a pest infestation, speak to a local pest control team for pest prevention advice.
Pest control can be expensive but it’s a necessary cost.
There are lots of ways you can prevent a pest infestation yourself…
However it’s very difficult to eradicate an infestation without professional help. The best advice we can give is that you need to be prepared. Get your home protected and keep up with pest control prevention.
It always a lot cheaper and a lot easier to prevent an infestation that to eliminate an infestation…
What signs of pest infestation have you found recently? Let us know your experiences in the comments below…