Monthly Archives: February 2019

Why You Need Professional Rat Control

Australia has many native species of rats. These creatures are destructive and dangerous and their population grows very fast. So rat infestations can spread more rapidly than we imagine. They pose a threat both to your property and health. We at Knock-Down Pest Control provide custom rat control solutions and recommend regular treatments as these pests can cause a number of different problems.

Problems Caused By Rats

  • Rat-Bite Fever– You need to protect yourself and your pets from rat bites. A bacteria (Streptobacillusmoniliformis) is transmitted by a rats and causes Rat – Bite Fever. It occurs due to the exposure to infected rats or a food source contaminated by infected rats. It is potentially fatal if not treated in time.

 

  • Fatal Diseases– Rat droppings are a danger too. In addition to spreading bacteria and contaminating food, they trigger allergic reactions. Breathing-in particles of dry faecal matter is hazardous. Some of the diseases caused by rat droppings are leptospirosis, Eosinophilic Meningitis, Hantavirus, Salmonellosis etc.

 

  • Rats And Fleas – These two pests can play havoc by spreading diseases like Bubonic Plague also known as Black Death. Spread by the bite of an infected rodent flea, it results in headache, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. In the absence of timely treatment, death can occur in four days.

Rats are fast breeders and this can result in a full-blown infestation within a short span of time. They pose a danger to property too as they can chew their way through thin metal sheets apart from wood, plastic, electrical wiring etc. So preventing them from entering your property becomes vital. The answer is professional preventive rat control solutions.

 For guaranteed rat control Sydney services don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our contact us form or call 1300 262 463 and we will be happy to assist you.

Steps to Keep Termites Away From Your Property

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Termites are very tiny and almost invisible creatures but can cause significant damage to wooden features of your property. They are rated as the leading pest in Australia. Their presence on your property is often noticed only after extensive damage takes place.

It is critical to prevent termites from entering your property because it is extremely difficult to get rid of them once they enter. Here are a few tips from Knock-Down Pest Controlto prevent termites.

Tips That Can Help

 

  • Wooden structures of your property should be 6’ above ground level. This prevents subterranean termites from entering your property.
  • Avoid the use of wood mulch. If used, it should be far away from your home structure.
  • Termites breed easily in old wood and it is best to remove all dead trees, wood stumps etc. from the property. Firewood too should be stored at a distance from the house.
  • The gutters and downspouts should be dry since organic materials and moisture are likely to invite termites.
  • The ground in the outdoor areas should slope away from your house to avoid waterlogging.
  • Carry out regular plumbing maintenance on your property to ensure there are no leaks in the taps and pipes. Termites are attracted to moist and humid areas.
  • Tree in the front and backyard should be planted away from the house. Also trim trees regularly so that the branches don’t touch the exterior walls or roof of the house.
  • If you decide to add a deck or a porch, use a thick metal sheet between the new structure and the house.

 Termites pose a danger to your property and regular termite inspections are the best way to keep your house safe. It’s a good idea to hire experts like us for preventive termite control.

For guaranteed termite control Sydney services don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Knock-Down Pest Control today! You can reach us through our contact usform or call 1300 262 463 and we will be happy to assist you.