Defence Pest Management is proud to offer a complete, comprehensive array of residential pest control services in Brisbane. Many different pests can become unwanted visitors or residents in your home; read below to learn more about these pesky critters.
General House Hold Pest Management
An all-too-common home invader, cockroaches live off of vegetables but will also help themselves to things like butter, beer, starches, meats and leather. As nocturnal insects, cockroaches sleep during the day in cracks and crevices, storm water drains, sewers, retaining walls and similar places. They can carry and spread disease causing organisms.
Ants live in colonies and have the ability to organize themselves even when they number in the thousands. They are mostly omnivorous, which means they will eat practically anything. In their search for food, they often end up infesting people’s homes and are difficult to get rid of.
Silverfish are flat, long insects that infest homes in search of warmth and food. They are often found in wall voids, roof cavities, sub-floor areas and elsewhere in homes and buildings. They prefer foods that are rich in carbohydrates and proteins, but can live for long stretches without any food at all.
These spiders rely on their silk to get around. They’re usually found around windows and gutters or in curtains and railings.
Redbacks are often found in window sills, outdoor toilets, tins, boxes, sheds – mainly warm, dry places. The bite from a female redback spider can be quite painful and may cause ilness or even death. Male redbacks do not bite.
Cat fleas and dog fleas are the most common kinds of fleas found in the home. They are very annoying and their bites can be quite itchy and irritating. They generally spend the majority of their time living on the cat or the dog, and don’t really live off these animals for very long.
These pests are most common during the warm summer months. Bee and wasp stings can be painful, but wasps are the more aggressive of the two.
Bird lice are microscopic pests that start off infesting baby birds. When baby birds fly away, bird lice often infest homes in search of food. Paper lice prefer quiet, damp warm places and are often found in stored food, behind electrical outlets and in wall voids.
These microscopic pests can be found virtually anywhere in the home. Certain varieties of mite cause allergies and illness in people.
These pests attack fibres that come from an animal origin. For example, they might go after a wool sweater or carpets woven out of animal fibres.
Case moths prefer fibres of all kinds, and are usually infest woolens, downs, feathers, almonds, many roots and leaves and a huge array of other things. They can be found in the upholstered furniture of many homes.
House mice cause a lot of damage with the chewing they do. They can also transmit diseases easily. They are quite small and weigh around 20 g.
These are larger rodents, weighing between about 260g and 450g. Roof rats are usually found in indoor roof voids. Norway rats prefer undisturbed, secluded places that may include roof and wall voids.
Timber Pest Management
These soil swelling termites are a major problem in Australia; millions can be included in a single colony. They can enter the home via cracks in the concrete, through pipes or through many different means and are very destructive.