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How often should I have my house inspected for pests?

Generally a yearly inspection for termites and other pests is the best way to minimise pest infestations from developing. Depending on the type of pest and environment more regular treatments may be required. We will advise you when discussing a pest management plan.

What types of treatments are used?

Treatment is a general term use to simply describe the many methods and options available to a licensed pest controller.
Options include gels, pastes, baits, granules, dusts, mist sprays or water based liquid sprays. The type of application used is determined by the type of pest, infestation severity and the access to the problem area. In some situations more than one type of treatment may be required.

Should I move my furniture?

If you would like the skirting areas treated, it is a good idea to move the furniture or any general items slightly away from the skirting areas for access so we can apply a better line-of-defence against pests. There is no need to move larger appliances like refrigerators or dishwashers.

Do I have to leave while you carry out the treatment?

Not necessarily but we will advise you if it is necessary to leave the home, or only to avoid specific areas until any treated surfaces have had time to dry. Advise us of any sensitive persons or pets requiring extra care. Fish are especially sensitive so any fish tanks should be covered and care will be taken with fish ponds to avoid any exposure to treatments outside. Treatments that involve applying pesticides into the atmosphere or fine mists (such as flea treatments) will require you to leave the premises for a short period of time.

Do I have to take everything out of my cupboards?

Generally you do not need to remove anything but you should cover open food packets. Depending on what the treatment is, we will advise at the time of booking your treatment with us if items need to be removed from cupboards.

How do I know what prevention management program will suit me?

Your prevention management schedule will be determined by many factors and tailored to suit your individual needs.