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  • 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]

  • 3 Reasons You Need To Order A Building and Pest Inspection On a New Home

    New home buyers often believe that they don't need to order a building and pest inspection, but that is a big mistake. Because a new construction does not guarantee that there are not problems with the way the house was built, or that there aren't termites or other pests who have invaded the house during the building process. Here are five reasons you shouldn't forego a building and pest inspection on your brand new home: [Read More]

  • Deterring Termites from a Rental Property: Four Tips for Landlords

    Keeping termites out of any home can be challenging, but keeping them out of a rental property that you don't see on a daily basis can be even more challenging. If you want to keep termites out of a home you own to rent out, check out these ideas. They will help keep your investment property termite free: 1. Make sure all external wood is treated or painted Treated or painted wood naturally deters termites. [Read More]

  • The Redback Spider: What it Is & How to Get Treat Spider Bites

    Many people are afraid of spiders. In the case of the Redback spider this fear is justified, and this arachnid is one you really don't want to find in or around your home. Here's what you need to know about this unwelcome house-guest including what to do should you or a member of your family be bitten. Identification & habitat This spider is easily identified. The body of an adult is 1cm long and shiny black with a yellowish-orange or red marking shaped like an hourglass on the underside of its abdomen. [Read More]

  • How to Kill Off a Termite Colony

    Termites pose a serious problem for some homeowners. If left unchecked, a colony can inflict a devastating amount of damage to a property's structure. Many people who have had experience of a termite infestation will tell you that the only option is to call a professional pest control company; no home made remedies are fully effective. While this is a bit of a blanket statement, there is some truth in it. [Read More]