Pest Control South Hurstville & Termite Control
Resident within the St George area for several decades
AB1 Pest Control South Hurstville is your local pest and termite inspection specialist in South Hurstville. Our services include remove or eradicate of rodents (mice & rats), spiders, ants, cockroaches and many more.
We are aware of the extra importance of your health and safety during these unusual times.
The climate in Sydney has ideal conditions throughout the year for insects to multiply. You will see a particular increase in activity in the time following a few hot days when there has been rain.
Regular pest inspections and treatments are important to control pests that can be destructive to property. Many pests are harmful to you and your family or just a nuisance.
German cockroaches are a major pest as they continue to breed all year round. The various sprays and baits that you may get from the supermarket will not remove these cockroaches as they have built up a resistance to them. Call us about the new non-repellent treatments that we use that is safe and guaranteed to get rid of all German cockroaches (the smaller brown ones).
Our products used are mainly low and non toxic products and are safe for you and your family, including pets.
Your pest service will usually include a warranty to exterminate the targeted pests to your satisfaction. If it is required, we will return to review and retreat for free during the warranty period.
Call 0481 194 619 today for a free quote, advice or to book a pest control service, termite inspection or termite treatment.
Our South Hurstville Pest Service is Best in the Area
We exceed your expectations with our pest control South Hurstville service
Your South Hurstville home will be thoroughly inspected for existing or any potential pest problems.
Our treatment will ensure a perimeter of protection around your home.
Spider webs and wasp nests will be remove from all accessible areas.
The services provided are detailed in your documentation and we provide recommendations to keep your dwelling free of pests. You get a customised plan to ensure the pests are kept out of your home year round.
Between treatments we stay in touch with you and respond to any inquiries or particular needs.
Our services includes removal or eradication of ants, spiders, cockroaches, wasps, vermin (rats & mice), termites and many other nuisance pests.
Call 0481 194 619 for Free Quotes and Advice
Urgent Termite Treatment with our Pest Control South Hurstville
What To Do If You Find Termites At Your Home – Termite Control South Hurstville
If you find active termites at your home during renovations or other discovery, it is very important to apply immediate and correct treatment to the termites.
Call your local termite specialist for advice.
Do not spray the termites with an insecticide from the supermarket or hardware store. You may kill a few of the termites, but the remaining up to a million termites will still be lurking, waiting for the next opportunity to recommence feasting on your home.
The wrong treatment will cause greater difficulty to remove the termites from your home and increase the damage and cost to make your home free of termites.
A thorough termite inspection should be conducted and a suitable treatment plan devised. It could include the use of termiticide dusts, foams, baits or liquid treatments.
For a brief introduction to keeping your South Hurstville home safe from termites, watch the following video from the Bug Doctor.
How To Identify Termites In Your South Hurstville Home
Termite Inspections & Identification
Termites can cause extensive and costly damage to your home if left unchecked. The damage caused by termites is not covered by your insurance.
There are many different types of termites that may be in and around your property. They eat wood and any cellulose based products like paper and cardboard.
Some people refer to them as white ants but they are not part of the ant order (Hymenoterans). They are actually more closely related to the cockroach family of insect (order Blattodea).
Depending on the species there can be up to a million or more termites within a colony. Termites in the colony perform different roles. There are workers that dig tunnels and collect food for the colony. For protection from ants and other invaders, there are soldier termites. The soldiers can be identified with larger darker heads and large jaws or mandibles.
There are flying termites that are sent out annually to start new colonies.
Of course there is the queen that can produce 30,000 eggs per day, depending on the species.
St George Area Profile
Georges River Council has local responsibility for most St George area suburbs
St George has an estimated population of 280,000.
Many transportation options within the St George area including, the Princes Highway, the South Western Motorway (M5), the Sydney International and Domestic airports and the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra railway lines.
Some major features in the area include, Westfield Shopping Centre, Kogarah Town Centre, Rockdale Plaza Shopping Centre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, St George Hospital, Johnny Warren Indoor Sport Centre, Hurstville Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Bexley Swimming and Leisure Centre, Sydney TAFE College
St George has many golf clubs at Bardwell Valley, Beverley Park, Bexley Hurstville and Kogarah.
Parks and recreation areas include Barton Park, Hurstville Oval, Olds Park, Oatley Park, Poulton Park, Riverine Park, Scarborough Park and Jubilee Oval.
Call 0481 194 619 today for a free quote, advice or to book an appointment.
Low and Non Toxic Treatments Used For Your Pest Control South Hurstville Service – Pet Friendly
Keep Your Pets and Children Safe when using your Pest Control South Hurstville Service
The latest and most advanced treatments available are used by AB1 Pest Control South Hurstville during a pest control service.
Our treatments are very effective on targeted pests. It is very safe for children and is pet friendly.
Customer feedback following our service has been outstanding, particularly our new indoor formulation. Some companies may use a low odour formulation, but we use a treatment that is NO odour.
The treatment is a non repellent and works differently to what you normally get from the supermarket or hardware store.
It has been approved by Australian scientists at APVMA for use in child care centres, hospitals, schools, commercial premises and hospitals so it is very safe to use.
How To Remove A Tick
Do not use household tweezers
Ticks can transmit up to 15 viruses and infections. Some effects from tick bites to people are still yet to be fully understood.
Ticks are pests to people and your pets.
Some symptoms from tick bites include; fatigue, fever, headache, joint pain or skin rashes.
When removing ticks use caution. Grasp between the ticks head and hosts skin with specialist tweezers or tick remover and slowly pull away. Do not squeeze the tick. Better still is to freeze the tick with a skin freezing spray from the chemist.
Watch the video on this page for more information on how to remove a tick.
Make Your Home Rodent Free
Best way to identify and exterminate rodents – rats, mice and other vermin
Rodents (rats and mice) are vermin and carry disease and bacteria. Their droppings can cause health issues, particularly to pets and children.
They may introduce fleas, ticks and mites into your home.
Rats are neo-phobic, this means that they have a fear of new objects. They are very cautious and this has to be considered when setting up traps and baits.
There are ultrasonic devices that make claims to make your South Hurstville home rodent free and eradicate other household pests, but there is no scientific evidence to show that they work in real world situations.
Norway Rat – (Rattus Norvegicus) also called the brown rat, sewer rat, street rat or wharf rat.
House Mouse – (Mus Musculus) Long snout, large round ears and a long hairy tail.
Roof Rat – (Rattus Rattus) also called the black rat, ship rat or house rat.
How To Get Rid Of Rodents (Rats & Mice)
Vermin are a health issue to your South Hurstville home
To effectively eradicate rodents from your home, a thorough inspection is required.
The droppings of rodents (rats and mice) differ in size and profile and can be used to identify the location and type of rat or mouse.
Rats and mice leave gnaw marks as they try to keep the shape and sharpness of their teeth.
Rub marks along edges can also indicate rodent activity.
Sightings of rodents during the day can indicate a large infestation.
Watch the video on this page for more information on how to identify and get rid of rodents. Understanding Sydney’s Rats and Mice. Video courtesy of Focus Films.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if it rains on the day
If the rain if only light or intermittent your treatment can proceed as planned.
When the rain is persistent and heavy, the interior areas of your home can be treated first, we return another day to service the exterior of your home.
Heavy and persistent rain in the days following the treatment can compromise the effectiveness but only in areas fully exposed to the elements.
Preparation prior to treatment for your pest control South Hurstville service
Usually there is no need to move furniture or remove items within the kitchen cupboards during a standard service.
If your treatment is for fabric or pantry pests, it may require some preparation. Depending on the extent of infestation, some preparation may be required when treating German cockroaches.
How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches
Cleaning floors, kitchens and bathrooms is useful. Keeping food sources and water away from pests will also help.
Pests can still get inside your home from infested items that you may bring into your home.
They can also get inside from gaps and cracks in your home exterior or enter drain pipes and even just fly in.
Our treatments target all entry points.
You may find that the products that you buy from supermarkets and hardware stores does not kill off enough of the cockroaches.
Our pest control South Hurstville treatments target pests as they have no little resistance to it.
When can I clean my house
The longer that you can leave the treatment undisturbed the better. For interiors it is OK to fully clean untreated areas. For areas around the skirting boards at the edges of the room a light broom can be completed.
For the exterior areas wait 1 to 2 weeks before cleaning around windows and doors.
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