How Do I Know if I Need Pest Control?

Signs You Need Pest Control

When was the last time you used pest control? It might have been years, or if you’re renting, you might have no idea. Here are some signs it might be time to call the exterminators.

If you happen to see wasps, possums, rodents, termites, spiders, mosquitoes, mice, cockroaches, flies, fleas, borers, or ants in your home it’s a sign that the invasion might have begun. The ones you see represent a hidden population and an unprotected home. Seeing them outside your house might be normal, but if you see them inside, it could be time.

One cockroach usually means you’ve got a plague hidden somewhere. If you see more, you know they’ve definitely taken hold. Placing a few baits around will help you to gauge the level of infestation.

If you find damaged wood and/or mud tubes in your house, that’s a sign of termites. You should immediately find out more about their level of penetration and find out what kind of termite you’re dealing with.

Wasp nests or termite mounds may appear 50 to 200 metres away from your house and still pose a threat. Please note, one shouldn’t disturb termites or wasps on their own.

Droppings can be another tell-tale sign. You can tell from the type of dropping which kind of pest you’re dealing with. Really Cheap Bond Cleaning can help you to identify the problem.

Signs of gnawing or chewing can be an indication of rats and mice. They tend to gnaw at anything from wood to plastic. You can also spot their footprints and tail marks if you look closely.

Pests are attracted to rubbish, food, and water. Periodically check your kitchen and near your bins for signs.

During the wet season, check any possible stagnant water around the house in case of mosquito larvae.

If the weather is warm and wet, this is an opportune time for a range of pests. It is the favoured condition for termites. Check your windowsills for termite wings. This might be a sign that there’s a nest in the vicinity.

If you’re about to move into a new house, that’s a good time to get pest control – before the house is furnished and occupied. If you’ve lived somewhere for a year, it’s also a good time to call the exterminator – prevention is always better than cure. You needn’t see any signs of pests at these times.

Really Cheap Bond Cleaning Pest Control

If you’ve checked your house and alarm bells are ringing, contact Really Cheap Bond Cleaning for pest control. We specialise in end-of-lease pest control – it works hand in hand with our other services. We cover indoor and outdoor pest control that includes a flea spray. All of our pest control contractors are fully QLD licenced with insurances and only use pet and baby safe products.