• Buzz Off! 4 Tips for Preventing Bee Infestations in Your Home

    Australia is home to over 1,500 different species of bees, and according to Australian Geographic, many of these are deadlier than the country's widely-feared spider population. Local councils across Australia rightly recommend that homeowners engage licensed pest controllers to remove bee hives. However, as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure, and there are a number of steps that households can take to prevent bees from taking hold on their properties. [Read More]

  • Bird Mite Bites Irritating Your Sensitive Skin? The Pigeons Have To Go!

    While there are no official statistics regarding sensitive skin in Australia, it is estimated that approximately half of this country's females have a skin sensitivity issue. You already know that some environmental factors can affect your skin, but as someone who has recently started having a new skin flare, it is time to look for the culprit. One skin irritation factor you may not have previously considered is pigeons. So, before you put up with too much more scratching, these are the facts you need to know. [Read More]

  • Treating Drywood Termites in Your Home

    Drywood termites are a nuisance you don't want to tolerate in your home because they are very destructive. These types of termites can completely destroy your furniture and other wooden structures and items in your home. Unfortunately, you may not easily identify the infestation of these termites until they reach the exterior of your wooden structures.  Drywood treatment options target either the entire affected structure/house or a particular area, furniture or wooden material that is infested. [Read More]

  • 2 Products Under $5 For Removing A Slug Infestation

    Often, you may not know that your home has a slug problem. This is because the slugs will usually come out of hiding at night to feed. During the day, slugs will hide in small crevices; whether that is under your floorboards, in a crack, or even under your oven. Because of this, it is hard to see them unless it is at night. As the slugs move across your floor, they release a slimy mucus. [Read More]

  • 3 of the Most Common Pests Found in Australian Businesses

    A pest infestation in your workplace is bad for business. Whether you have rats, ants, cockroaches or moths, you'll need to call in the professionals to sort the problem and fast. Here's a skin-crawling list of some of the country's most common critters that love to hang out in offices and commercial properties. 1. Cockroaches There are 400 cockroach species native to Australia. Often attracted to dark, damp spaces, cockroaches sometimes produce a repugnant odor (you'll know it when you smell it) and can be a right pain to get rid of once they've broken into your commercial building. [Read More]

  • Why Won't Some Cats Catch Mice?

    If a mouse ventures into your home, you may well expect your pet cat to deal with it. After all, cats are naturally supposed to catch mice. This doesn't work with every cat, however. Although some cats are natural hunters that will track down and kill any mouse that sets foot on their territory, others may show no interest in mice at all and may even be a little scared of them. [Read More]

  • How To Identify Subterranean Termites

    An important item on your routine annual home maintenance schedule should be a termite inspection that should carried out by your local pest control contractor like Expect the Best Pty Ltd.  In between inspections, you should keep an eye out for signs of termite presence too.  Different species of termites leave different evidence of their presence, and it can be helpful to the pest controller if you can identify which species may be present, as they are all treated in slightly different ways. [Read More]

  • Termite Detection, Management and Treatment Techniques for Hotel Owners

    Dealing with a termite infestation can be a delicate matter if you are a hotel owner. Luckily, with the right tips you can effectively remove the termites, keep them away from your property and protect your hotel's image. Keep these tips in mind: 1. Monitor your hotel property for termite activity on a regular basis If termites penetrate your hotel undetected, they can do a lot of damage. Unchecked, they can cause severe structural damage as they snack on your floor joists, wall frames and other wooden elements of your building. [Read More]

  • 5 Ways to Deter Rabbits from Your Garden Without Traps or Poisons

    If you live in a semi-rural area, you may have problems with wild rabbits invading your garden and nibbling on your veggies and plants. Cute they may be, but they're also a non-native pest that can wreak havoc on your carefully-tended plot. If you have a serious rabbit infestation problem, your local pest controller will deal with it for you. However, a few unwanted visitors can be sent packing by using a combination of the following ideas—with no traps or poisons. [Read More]

  • Where to check for pests in your restaurant

    You may think you've been keeping your restaurant spotlessly clean and will never have an infestation - but pests like cockroaches, rats and flies can still flourish in overlooked or hard-to-reach areas. Remember, a single rat can get a whole business closed down, so it's vital that any infestation is stopped well before it gets underway. If you have the slightest suspicion that pests are entering your restaurant, here's where to look first. [Read More]