Dealing with pests is an unfortunate fact of life for many Australians. From rodents to termites and bed bugs, homes and businesses with a pest problem need to eradicate them as quickly as possible.
With the range of DIY (do-it-yourself) pest control products available to consumers, pest control services may seem unnecessary.
The most effective, affordable and safe way to do this, however, is to hire a professional pest control company.
Some of the pests common in Australia cause serious damage to property and harm to health, if they are not dealt with as soon as possible.
Rats and mice carry disease, and they can do a lot of damage to property. They can be very destructive, especially in large infestations.
Rodents gnaw through almost any material, including electrical and telephone wires, which can cause a number of problems including the risk of fire.
Termites feed on wood, and they can do catastrophic damage to property if their presence is left untreated. When termites find their way into a property and or a structure, they can compromise the structural integrity of homes and other buildings, making them unsafe and unliveable.
Termite damage to buildings is the generally most serious concern, but termites can also destroy fencing, trees, patios and other structures.
Bed bug infestations can be extremely hard to treat, as they have developed resistance to a number of the pesticides previously used to eliminate them.
To deal with Bed bug infestations, each bug needs to be eradicated, which can be difficult,
as they often hide in places that are hard to reach, and feed off human blood while we sleep. They reproduce rapidly, so any outbreak needs to be contained quickly.
Many other bugs can become pests – such as spiders, silverfish, wasps, bees, fleas and cockroaches.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) pest control may seem like a simple and cost-effective option for dealing with unwanted visitors in the home, but DIY options can be expensive, ineffective and even dangerous.
Many of the common outbreaks which pest controllers specialise in eradicating cause extensive damage to property. The longer pests are present, the more damage they can cause, and the more serious infestations can become.
The greater the infestation, the harder they tend to be to deal with – so it pays to utilise the most efficient and effective options to begin with, rather than experimenting with less specialist pest control treatments.
Professional pest controllers use pesticides and tried-and-tested methods for dealing with pest outbreaks. DIY pesticides are generally weaker and less effective, and inappropriate their use can not only be harmful, but a waste of time and money.
Pest control companies such as Adams Pest Control have a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating a variety of infestations in homes and businesses. For pest control Melbourne we recommend Adam’s Pest Control.
Rather than attempting to use less effective treatments, the cheapest, safest and most affordable option is to go the experts.