Q: We have ants in the kitchen. I think it started because our cats got a little messy with their food bowls. After putting down a tray under the bowls, the problem has gotten better but is not completely gone. Any suggestions for getting rid of ants for good?
Just like any other creature, pests need water, food, and harborage for survival. With the denial of these three basic needs, you will render these creatures lifeless. If followed keenly, you will force the pest to move from your household or it may end up dying. However, such moves may fail to work sometimes, but you can still do several things to discourage pest activities.
REDBACKS, huntsman and white-tailed spiders are “extremely prevalent” in homes across the northeast this summer and early autumn due to good breeding conditions.
And there’s good news and bad news about your chances of getting a nasty bite.
The bad news is that most white-tailed bites happen indoors because they like to nestle among towels and clothing.
Termites are a destructive pest. It’s important to have regular and thorough inspections of your home to detect the early signs of termite activity and infestation. However, finding a reliable and experienced pest manager can be hard to come by, and promising credentials don’t always guarantee they are reliable. Here we’ll tell you what to ask and what to look for when it comes to termite management.
Professional pest control companies are seeing record increases in the need for their services. With increasing awareness of certain pests, like bed bugs, and increasing environments for others, like mice and rats, people are often turning to professional pest control to combat the pests invading their home.
No matter where you live or how old your house or apartment may be, you’re likely at risk of hosting some very unwanted guests. Even with immaculate cleaning skills, pests can become a problem for any home—thanks to pets, frequently opening doors, and weather changes that bring bugs inside for warmth. And a dream vacation can result in a nightmare if bed bugs stowaway on your luggage.
A house crawling with spiders and insects sounds like a bad nightmare, but a choice selection of bugs around the home can work to your benefit. Sarah Bonney, a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University and organiser of the Darwin Insect Festival, said most people gave insects and invertebrates a bad rap.
Cigarette butts thrown in the garbage bin may actually turn out to be resourceful mosquito repellents that could cause malaria, says a new study. Published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, this new study claims that cigarette butts can be used for pest control. Besides nicotine, which is a known poison- cigarette butts contain a mix of toxic substances including metals.
Even that unopened box of quinoa can be infested by bugs and that’s taking organic a little too far for most of us. Your best bet is to dump that quinoa, flour, or rice into a glass or BPA-free plastic container with a tight-locking lid. And don’t forget about the garbage. The right containers will not only keep pests out of your food, but our of your trash.
With pest control companies reporting a 50% rise in call-outs, here are some of the housemates you could be sharing your home with…
We often associate house ‘pests’ with mice and rats, which can gnaw through pretty much anything and carry diseases into your home.