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 your pest problem poses an actual threat though, Competitive Pest Services is your best bet.
Read on to learn more about Australia’s most common pests or call us today if you require assistance with any of these creatures.
Crawling Insects & Pests
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.