After a wet and cold winter, spring is finally giving us some welcome relief. But just as prolific as sunny days are wild birds looking for a place to nest. And while you see your roof void as a space for your home’s insulation and wiring, birds see free 5-star...
Just like bed bugs and fleas, bird mites are tiny terrors that infest your home and bite you when you’re asleep. Also known as bird lice, these creatures are frequently mistaken for other parasites, and it’s easy to understand why.
Family-owned Allstate has always been at the forefront of commercial pest control, but their latest innovation will positively impact businesses of all sizes.
Throughout history, fleas have been responsible for spreading diseases such as the Bubonic plague. They may be small in size, and lay eggs which are hard to see, but don’t underestimate their ability to cause huge problems in your home or business.
From the Redback and Funnel Web to the hairy Huntsman, Australia is home to an estimated 10,000 species of spiders. You’ll most definitely have come across them crawling around your home or business at some point.
While working remotely is a fact of life for pest control technicians, team members in administration, HR, and other areas of pest control businesses have had to adjust their work lives to accommodate COVID safety operations.
Over the past 10 years, the number of Adelaide bed bug outbreaks has been on the rise. They’ve become a menace in homes, hotels and hostels alike, and it’s not hard to see why.
Ants have good reason to be a dreaded pest in Adelaide, and it’s not just their painful bites. Like other creepy crawlies, they forage in unsanitary areas and encounter all sorts of nasty germs. They then introduce them to clean food and places, leading to contamination and illness. Ants also damage buildings and electrical wiring.
Cockroaches are good scavengers that thrive in clean dwellings just as well as they do in unsanitary environments. They carry some pretty filthy germs with them that cause everything from cholera to asthma.
Adelaide’s largest family-owned pest control company has thrived on the vision, hard work and passion of its people for 35 years. Now that Allstate is facing unprecedented growth, these naturally occurring attributes have been turned into official values, so that the exemplary culture that built the business is reflected in every employee.
Pest birds roosting around your home or business is no chirping matter. Besides being messy and noisy, they spread infections and parasites from mites to salmonella.
Do you have a furry housemate living rent-free in your roof? Chances are, it’s a cute and cuddly possum. However, you have probably already discovered that they aren’t the best guests. They’re messy, noisy, do a lot of damage, and leave smelly waste lying around.
Are you struggling with unwelcome guests in your home or business? Between these pests’ mess, unhygienic nature and the damage they cause, rat and mouse control is troubling issue for many Adelaide home and business owners.
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably thought about pest control. But have you thought about termite control? For homeowners in Adelaide, termite control might be one of the most important decisions you make about your property.
Why is pest control in Adelaide so important? Between chilly winters, rainy springs and scorching summers, there is a different element for every Adelaide season, and unfortunately each one brings with it a different set of pests.
As the name suggests, subterranean termites mainly move about underground and so it’s rare for people to spot one. As a result most people know very little about these silently destructive insects, which is why we very often get questions like “Can termites eat hardwood?”. or “Can I use a DIY termite treatment?”
Your solar panels were working out great, but then the birds moved in. Your roof quickly became inundated with pigeons and your solar panels were covered in feathers and bird droppings.
Here’s a fact you might not know: over the last 20 years, termites have caused more damage to Australian homes than fires, floods and storms combined. No wonder termite damage is excluded from most home insurance policies!
In Adelaide, we spend the second half of winter hanging out for those sunny 25-degree days just around the corner. But when they finally come, they tend to bring with them an onslaught of spiders, termites and other spring pests that we don’t usually welcome so warmly.
Do you keep thinking about getting a termite inspection but haven’t got around to it? As people who see the heartbreak that these insects cause on a weekly basis, we urge you to do it sooner rather than later.
House fires and termite infestations both destroy your home. However one is 12 times more likely to happen than the other, and it’s also the one not usually covered by house insurance. Of course, we’re talking about termites.
They’re dirty, destructive and a horrifying sight in your house. Even Sir David Attenborough admits he’s not their biggest fan. Unfortunately for us South Aussies, our cold winter is encouraging rats to shelter in our homes and they’re very good at finding their way in there.
As South Australia eases restrictions and more businesses reopen and return to onsite work, much attention is being placed on number of people per room, hand sanitiser dispensers and elbow bumps.