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When Is The Best Time To Pest Control Your House?

  Pests in Sydney find its temperate climate ideal for breeding and build extensive colonies in every place possible. You might have observed that the population of various household pests suddenly increases during spring as well as summertime. The warmer climate during these seasons helps them breed faster. The Best Season for Pest Control Treatments Is there an appropriate time when pest control treatments should be done? Generally, you will see people ignoring the need for pest control treatment for spiders, cockroaches, ants, rats until summertime, when the presence of these pests become highly evident. However, ideally, spring is the time to call a pest control company like Knock-Down Pest Control to make your house pest free. Spring is when pests start building nests and colonies and, making it the perfect time to control them.  Since their nests and colonies are destroyed, it prevents them from breeding rapidly in the […]

Is It Safe To Pest Control Your House With Pest Around?

Like Most people,you too would like to find a solution to your pest infestation problem as soon as you can. You may have tried a range of ‘instant’ solutions provided by pest control products like insecticides, traps, sticking strips etc. easily available in hardware stores and supermarkets. However, it is important to make sure that you are buying pet safe pest control products. Things To Focus On You can pest control your house with pest around, but you would have to keep a few aspects in view such as: First, move your pest out of the room before starting any pest control treatment. Toxic bug sprays are harmful for pest. Wait until the insecticides evaporate completely or become dry before you let the pest into the room. Non-toxic baits or traps are good alternatives.   Rats, black and brown species pose a big pest problem in Australia. While killing them […]

How To Get Rid Of Ants

Ants from the tiniest to the largest ones are persevering creatures that can drive you crazy. No matter how squeaky-clean your premises may be, they have an ingenious way of raiding your property. Ant control products are available off-the-shelf and are in common use on residential and commercial properties.But they are not necessarily effective in eradicating ant infestations. You need to find an effective solution. Ants may look small but build huge colonies that defile your kitchen cupboards and counters. This is where they find the food they need to survive. They work tirelessly throughout all seasons and especiallyduring summertime. About Ant Species The ant species that you will usually spot in your homes are: White-footed house ants Sugar ants Coastal brown ants Meat ants Other They have anextraordinary sense of taste and products like sugar and honeyeasily attract them. However,any food is welcome for them including your pet’s food. […]

How to Find the Best Pest Control in Sydney

Sydney has a number of pest control services companies. What you need is an experienced company of repute that can handle any pest control problem. Effectiveness in eliminating pests is more important than just a low price quote. It is important to do some research and hire professionals like us at Knock-Down Pest Control. Here are a few tips to find the best pest control company: 1. Ask Relevant Questions   Pose questions about the pest problem you are experiencing. Understanding the nature of the problem is the first step in exploring ways to prevent infestation in the future. When a company satisfies all your queries, clears doubts and provides solutions, you can rest assured that your problem will be solved. 2. Are They Licensed and Experienced?   Most pest control companies have the required equipment and offer a range of services. However, what you need to check is whether […]

How to get rid of ants: methods and ways of destruction

The appearance of ants in your house or in your work place can result in unpleasant consequences. They are able to carry pathogens of serious diseases on their bodies. That’s why the ants need to be disposed of in a timely manner. It is necessary to destroy not only insects, but also their nests, since new larvae will soon hatch. Ants can be withdrawn by many well-known means, ranging from folk to chemical ones. What are ants Ants are widely known insects, which can often be found in Australia. They feed mainly on plant foods, sometimes other insects. Depending on their type, ants can have different habits and harms. They kill plants in your garden and cause mayhem in your house. Some ants eat only plant food, while others include insects in their diet. The latter variant usually occurs during the feeding of their larvae. There are individuals who eat plant seeds, there […]

How to protect your garden from pests

At first glance, big trees look powerful, indestructible; however, they too have an Achilles heel – it is pests. They need care as any other plant. Therefore, fighting against pests in your is as important. How to determine if a tree is in danger? The weakness of a tree is reflected primarily in the external appearance. The uncharacteristic colour of leaves, peeling of its skin and cracks in its body – these are the first signs that an attack is taking place by harmful insects. In this regard, appropriate protection of the garden from pests is to be adopted. Reproduction of insects, especially under favourable conditions, occurs very rapidly. Even there is only one tree that looks damaged, in order to avoid contamination of the rest of the garden, you should initiate a strong resistance against the pests. Fruit pests live and reproduce directly on the trees, for example, some […]

Rodents in properties that have been vacant for a long time: identifying the issue

The cold season is approaching and with falling temperatures fall mice and rats, in search of warmth and shelter, find their way into empty houses, garages and other properties. They are interested in protection from the wind and the cold during the cold seasons. Particularly endangered are vacant houses, garages, production or warehouses, as the rodents can nest here undisturbed and spread easily. Sydney is a big city and there are many vacant houses waiting to be rented or bought. If you are going to do either of these, make sure the place doesn’t have any pest problems. If, however, you have found the perfect place but pests have found it before you, you should hire a pest control service in Sydney to deal with the issue. Of course, depending on the duration of the vacancy, the quality of the building fabric suffers. Cracks in the masonry or in fences, holes in seals, broken windows and easily accessible […]

What are the early signs of termites? Most common symptoms and signs of termites

If you own a home, there is a good chance that at some point you will be worried about termite damage. The most common termite infestation symptoms are fairly easy to spot, but you probably do not know where to look to spot them. How to find these early signs? The key to successfully minimizing the termite damage is to intervene as early as possible. The ideal time would be before they have set up their colonies in your home. These preventions could save you hours of effort and lots of money. The first place you need to start your search is outside your home. Termites usually make their way into your home through the wood. Termites dig tunnels through wood or ground to access our houses. Thus, the areas to check are the areas where the wood is in contact with your home. For example, firewood outside your house […]

How to Keep the Vents in Your Home Pest-Free

Most homeowners are particular about keeping their home clean and pest-free. However, some areas are out-of-sight and so out-of-mind and vents are one of them. The air-conditioning ducts in your home can easily become a breeding-ground for pests, especially in the colder months. This is because they find the environment in the ducting perfect to build nests and breed in. The experts at Knock-Down Pest Control recommend these tips to keep your vents pest-free, regardless of the temperature outdoors: Check the vents for gaps and cracks– Miniature pests can find their way into the air-conditioning and heating duct through cracks and gaps. Often, damaged or cracked vent systems can be the primary culprits, offering insects and rodents easy entry into the most comfortable and safe areas your home. Check the exteriors of the ducts and vents for signs of damage and get them fixed before the pests find them.   […]

The importance of Ventilation in Reducing the Risk of Termite Attacks

Regardless of how hygienically you maintain your home and immediate surroundings, pests have a way of finding their way into your home. Once an infestation has been treated and the pests have been eliminated, we at Knock-Down Pest Control recommend the use of preventative measures. Only an integrated pest control approach will help ensure that your property is well-protected from future pest infestations. The idea is to create an environment that is inhospitable for destructive creatures like termites and other pests. How moisture attracts pests Maintaining cleanliness, getting regular pest control done, keeping your home clutter-free are some of the ways in which you can keep pests at bay. In addition, it’s crucial to watch for moisture in your home’s foundation. However, pests such as termites are extremely destructive. These and silverfish breed rapidly in damp, warm spaces as do some species of ants, centipedes, and cockroaches. They thrive in […]

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