Protecting your home from pests is a process, not a one time event. Our highly trained technicians and award winning pest control service will keep even the most stubborn pests at bay. Our equipment and products are ultra-modern and effective, as well as being safe for your family, pets and the environment.
When you call Competitive Pest Control Services, not only are you protecting your home and family from pests, you’re also ensuring they’re safe from nasty chemicals.
Australia is renowned for being home to some of the deadliest pests in the world. From poisonous snakes to massive spiders with the capacity to make even the manliest man shriek, you’d be hard-pressed to find an Australian property that doesn’t host a least a couple of creepy critters.
The good news though is that contrary to popular belief, most of these animals and insects aren’t out to get you. And based on our experience, the majority of the pests we find inside clients’ homes are relatively harmless. If you want to know whether Competitive Pest Services is your best bet
Read on to learn more about Melbourne’s most common pests or call us today if you require assistance with any of these critters.
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With Competitive Pest Control Services you’ll never have to worry about paying for a job that hasn’t been done.
If you’re not satisfied with our services, we’ll not only give you your money back, we’ll return it to you twofold. That’s right: you’ll not only receive a full refund, we’ll also pay to have your pest problem sorted by our competition.*
We’re always trying to raise the standard of service, it’s one of the reasons we were name Australian Pest Manager of the Year four times in the past six years. When you employ our services, you know your pest problem will soon be a distant memory. What could be more satisfying than that?
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What Can Our Professionals Assist with?
Foraging worker ants cause a nuisance as they travel widely in search of food, following well-defined trails and clustering around the food source. They are attracted to sweet or fatty substances in kitchens, pantries, storerooms and warehouses. In hospitals they have been found feeding on septic dressings, soiled linen and excrement. They are obviously an unpleasant sight in food areas and may damage or taint food intended for human consumption.
Ants are the most prolific and successful group of insects. Their nests can be found almost anywhere and often only with the help of expert pest control technicians.
Read more about common Australian ants.
Bed Bug infestations are notoriously difficult to beat, without the careful inspection and treatment by a professional pest control technician, followed by a thorough, comprehensive treatment of all infested and adjoining areas.
Infestations are often detected by the welts and irritation caused by the bites, and the fecal smears and blood spots visible on pillowcases, sheets and mattresses. Typical hiding places are in the tufts, folds and seams of mattresses, and cracks in the box springs and bed frame. Heavier infestations often spread to behind baseboards, window and door casings, pictures, electrical switch plates, loose wallpaper, and in furniture upholstery and the pleats of drapes.
If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, please call us today.
Read more about bed bugs.
Cockroaches generally don’t like light and if found in the home will be more common at night, usually darting away when you enter the room. If a large infestation is in the home, there is often a distinct odour. Droppings and vomit marks are normally visible on cupboards and hinges inside cupboards and drawers. The Australian cockroach is a very good flyer but mostly during warmer weather and prefers warmer climates, however it can survive indoors during colder weather as long as water is available, so warm, moist conditions are ideal.
They’re prolific breeders and if you see the signs, a thorough pest treatment needs to be done before the problem gets worse.
Common cockroaches found in Australian homes
Read more about common cockroaches.
Fleas are an annoying insect that feed on the blood from animals including humans in their adult form. There are over 70 species in Australia but the most common are the cat and dog fleas. Most of their life cycle actually occurs off the pet, and they can lie dormant in their cocoons for several months waiting for any vibrations that may stir them into activity. It’s a common misperception that grass fleas or sand fleas are a different species. These fleas are just fleas that have been deposited onto the ground by the pet. If there are five on your pet there are usually many more out in the yard.
The adult flea can survive for over four months without a single blood feed and successful eradication often involves a treatment by a qualified pest technician.
Read more about fleas.
Silverfish have a long slender body, flattened and normally 13-25mm, giving them a fish like appearance. They completely lack wings and have two antennae which move side to side like a fish, cannot climb smooth surfaces and are nocturnal. They can typically live for two to four years, prefering warmer temperatures and will die in heat over 40 degrees.
When indoors they can be found in roof and wall cavities, subfloors and in cupboards. They will eat foods like rolled oats, sugar, synthetic fibres. They can go for long periods of time without food, and signs of feeding are not obvious. They are fast and agile insects and this sometimes contributes to their downfall, as they often become trapped in bathtubs.
Read more about Silverfish.
The formidable appearance and size of spiders makes them the most feared of all the creepy crawlies. However most spiders are harmless and avoid people. Among the most common found in Australia are the:
- Red Back
- Black House Spider
- Funnel Web
- White Tail
- Daddy Long Legs.
You can read about each of these in more detail here to help identify them.
Read more about common Australian spiders
Commonly Asked Questions
How long does a pest control service usually take?
Depending on the treatment chosen, the size of your home or apartment, including number of bedrooms, our service times can range from 45 minutes to two and a half hours.
What does a pest control do?
Depending on the service booked, our general pest control Melbourne service covers large and German cockroaches, webbing spiders, silverfish, carpet Beatles and ants.
When can you get us in?
Depending on your location, we can usually accomodate within the next day or two.
How long does it take for the products to work?
Due to the environmentally friendly nature of our products, they can take up to five week elimination period to take full affect. However, rest assured the products will start working immediately.
Do I need to get a termite inspection?
With one in three homes affected by termites in their lifetime, Australian Standard 3660 recommends that all homes have a termite inspection carried out at least annually. The reasoning behind this is that the termites can be detected before they cause significant damage.