Signs of Potential Pest Infestation You Don't Want to Overlook When House Hunting

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When you’re house hunting, you want to look past the size of a potential home purchase and its fancy new appliances and carpeting; it’s good to ensure you also think about the condition of the home and any repairs or other attention it might need after you buy it. One such concern might be pest infestation; while you can call for pest control treatments after you buy a home, you need to understand any damage being done to the home by pests once they’ve infested a home and how easy it would be to address this infestation once you move in.…

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Termite Treatment Methods You Could Consider

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One of the pests that have the potential to cause disastrous damage to your home are termites. This is why it is prudent to address a termite infestation as soon as you see the signs, rather than wait for a later date. As these termites eat through your wooden structures and breeding, it will only be a matter of time until the structural integrity of your home is severely compromised. The good news is that there are some termite treatment methods that you could opt for without professional assistance.…

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Simple Ways of Carrying out Termite Control in Your Home

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Termites, also known as “silent destroyers”, can inflict a tremendous amount of damage to your home without any signs of infestation. If left untreated, they can quickly damage your foundation, walls, furniture and any other wooden structures in your home. It’s, therefore, very important to know how you can get rid of termites in your home. Termite Detection Before you get rid of the termite problem in your home, you need to identify the places they are most prevalent.…

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Pest Control Tools and Equipment

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When you are about to call a pest control technician for the first time to get rid of some insects that have invaded your home, you may be surprised when the technician shows up with an array of tools and equipment to help complete the job. So to help you understand what these devices can do, here’s a breakdown of what these professionals use on a daily basis. Moisture Meters – Pest control technicians often use moisture meters to help identify areas in your home that are likely to host insects.…

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Outfoxing The Foxes: Keeping Urban Foxes Out Of Your Bins And Recycling

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Red foxes may look cute and cuddly, but in Australia, they’re a real pest. Introduced to the country in the 19th century, these invasive canines have bred and thrived, despite Australia’s climate and ecosystems differing wildly from those found in the northern countries they hail from. Naturally, the introduction of such a hardy predatory species has severely reduced native wildlife populations in some areas of the country, but the red fox’s adaptability has led to another problem - urban fox communities now live in major cities (Canberra in particular has reported large numbers of urban foxes), where they wreak havoc by breaking into bins and refuse bags in their search for food.…

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Dog Detectives Can Help Rid Your Home of Bed Bugs

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Bedbugs are a notoriously difficult pest to get rid of. They breed extremely rapidly, are immune to some of the pesticides used by pest controllers, and are extremely hard to detect. However, the tide may be turning in the war against bedbugs in the form of the pest controllers’ latest secret weapon: trained sniffer dogs. But how could sniffer dogs help your pest control contractor eradicate bedbugs from your home? Read on to find out more.…

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Found Termites in Your Home? Find Out What it Takes to Eradicate Them

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Termites are one of the most dangerous pests that can invade your house. They will eat the timber structures in your home until you do something to stop them. If you find out your home has termites, call a termite control service immediately. Through the following processes, they will help stop the ongoing termite damage and save your home. Inspections Once the termite inspection team gets into your home, they will start by checking which areas are affected.…

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Which pests does a pest inspection look for?

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The sensible home buyer knows paying for a pre purchase building pest inspection and building inspection is a sensible precaution. The building inspection is obviously assessing the structure itself, looking for issues such as unsound timber, cracked plaster or a leaking roof. The pest inspection, on the other hand, is looking for… what? ‘Termites’, would be the answer most people would give if asked which pests threaten Australian homes, but what else does a professional inspection check for?…

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How To Protect Your Home From Termites

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Termites feed on and live within wooden structures.  Once a termite infestation takes hold within the wooden framework of a house, it can be difficult and costly to eradicate.  Fortunately, there are measures that you can take to deter termites from colonising your property.  Here are some basic guidelines on what to do to protect your home from termites. Preventing termite infestation When you’re buying a house it’s very important to ask about its construction.…

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3 Signs a Home May Need a Pest Inspection

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Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or already own a home, it’s important to have it treated for any type of pest infestation the moment you suspect that you have rodents, roaches, termites, and the like. This is because these pests are very damaging to your overall  health and can cause damage to a home’s building materials as well. Ignoring a pest infestation usually only makes it worse and can lead to larger repair bills to drywall and building studs down the road.…

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