Pest ID

Ant Control

Ants are one of the most common types of pests in the Gold Coast region. Our ant-control treatments are some of the most commonly booked treatments for both residential and commercial properties. While ants are not as dangerous or unhygienic as other pests, they are just plain annoying and unsightly. Their small size means they can get into all food storage, contaminating food and leaving trails across your home. Ant problems tend to increase during rainy weather when the ants increase their food gathering efforts and seek shelter indoors.

Our pest control technicians will use a combination of liquid sprays, insecticidal dust, and ant bait gel to kill the ants inside your home as well as the nearby ant colony. The ants in your home will take the bait gel back to the ant colony and kill off the ants in the colony as well. The Ant Pest Control Treatment is far superior to DIY ant control options because it kills the local colony, preventing reinfestation.

How to Prevent Ants?

Our valued clients often ask how to get rid of ants or how to prevent ant issues in the first place. The best way to prevent an ant issue or stop it in its tracks is to remove food sources for ants. Here are our top tips for preventing ants in your home:

  • Keep the kitchen clean and free of crumbs and food scraps
  • Store foods in airtight containers
  • Regularly clean and vacuum your home to remove crumbs
  • Wash dishes and utensils at the end of every night
  • Wipe down benchtops to remove any bits of food
  • Reduce the availability of water, including spills
  • Store food in cupboards, do not store it at floor level
  • Regularly clean the tops of cupboards, shelves, and other hard to reach places
  • Wash and put away pets food bowls when they’re finished eating

Booking an Ant Pest Control Treatment as soon as you spot an ant problem will nip the issue in the bud quickly and protect your home environment. Have you got an ant problem in your home or business? Call us today to speak to us about treatment options.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an itchy problem that plagues hotels, dormitories, hostels, and other accommodation. A high volume of people increases the risk of bed bugs. Despite the name, bed bugs are not only found in bedrooms; they can also be found on sofas and armchairs. Once they have entered a new area, they can get into all fabric and natural materials, which means your curtains, walls, and carpet are not safe. While bed bugs are not harmful to the health of humans, they tend to bite, causing itchiness and swelling. Bed bugs can cause damage to the reputation of commercial businesses, especially ones that offer accommodation.

These critters are notoriously difficult to get rid of once they have taken hold. But wait, before you set the place on fire, professional treatment is extremely successful, even in older buildings. Brisbane City Pest Control uses a 3-step bed bug elimination system to rid your home or business of bedbugs.

Step 1: Vacuum to remove all accessible bed bugs and eggs

Step 2: Steam treatment to kill any pesky stragglers

Step 3: Chemical treatment to ensure all areas are bed bug-free

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

Here are the tell-tale signs of bed bugs. If you see any of these signs, contact our professional technicians immediately before the issue spreads. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on people, clothing, or even in luggage.

  • Bloodstains on sheets and pillows
  • Itchy welts on your skin
  • Small brown marks on walls, clothing, and sheets
  • A musty odour
  • Signs of eggs or shed skin in the bed
  • Seeing a bed bug

How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs can be a problem even in the cleanest property; there are always plenty of crevices for them to hide. Here are some tips for reducing the risk of bed bugs:

  • Inspect second-hand furniture before bringing it into your home. Steam clean it if possible
  • Steam clean your carpets and mattresses regularly
  • Thorough housekeeping practices for businesses
  • Keeping a clean home and changing sheets regularly
  • Changing sheets immediately after guest stays

Cockroaches

Aside from the ick factor of cockroaches, having an infestation of cockroaches can damage your health. Cockroaches get into everything and spread bacteria that can cause illness and food poisoning. Not to mention they leave an absolute mess, spreading droppings, empty egg cases, dead carcasses, vomit marks, and discarded skin everywhere!

DIY cockroach treatments may cause a dent in the infestation but are not effective at ridding your home once and for all. You need to target your entire property inside and out in one fell swoop to completely disinfest your home. All the cracks and crevices of your home must be covered with pest control products designed to kill eggs, larvae, and adult cockroaches.

Brisbane City Pest Control’s experienced technicians will cover all possible entry points into your home, including weep points, roof voids, doors, window frames, and the subfloor. We also get into every nook and cranny of your home, including under electrical appliances, internal floor corners, and cracks in floorboards to ensure there is nowhere for cockroaches to hide. Though our treatments are thorough, we have developed our techniques to reduce the impact on your daily life. We will apply baiting gel in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry cupboards so that you do not have to remove anything while your home is being treated. Cockroach Pest Treatments last 12 months. In fact, we are so confident in that fact that we offer a warranty for all types of cockroaches, excluding German Cockroaches. We also provide child and pet-safe treatments.

Should I Be Worried About a Cockroach Infestation In My Home?

Yes, most people are rightfully worried when they spot a cockroach in their home. Not only are people unsettled by the presence of cockroaches, they feel like their home is unclean or unsafe. Cockroaches can cause the following issues:

  • Contamination of food and cooking utensils
  • Mess on surfaces and belongings
  • Noticeable odours in properties with serious infestations
  • Damaging electrical appliances
  • Allergic reactions such as asthma attacks or rashes
  • Illness from eating foods contaminated by cockroaches
  • Cockroach bites in highly infested properties

Cockroach infestations can multiply very quickly. It takes only 50 days for a cockroach egg to become an adult cockroach capable of laying its own eggs. So it does not take long for a cockroach infestation to take hold in your home. Here’s a slightly disturbing fact, two adult cockroaches can produce up to 400,000 offspring within one year. So, rather than wasting money on DIY cockroach treatments, get a pest control technician in to inspect as soon as you notice a cockroach. They can treat your home to ensure all eggs are killed so that you don’t find more cockroaches next month.

How Can I Prevent Cockroaches In My Home?

Cockroaches are sneaky little hitchhikers and can enter your home through shopping bags, clothing, or even visit from your next-door neighbour’s garden. Even walking through cockroach eggs can introduce cockroaches into your home.

The best way to prevent cockroach infestations is to make your home less attractive to cockroaches. Cockroaches love moist environments with plenty of food and hiding places. Here are some of our top tips to prevent a cockroach infestation:

  • Keep the kitchen clean and free of crumbs and food scraps
  • Store foods in airtight containers
  • Regularly clean and vacuum your home to remove crumbs
  • Wash dishes and utensils at the end of every night
  • Wipe down benchtops to remove any bits of food
  • Reduce the availability of water, including spills
  • Store food in cupboards, do not store it at floor level
  • Regularly clean the tops of cupboards, shelves, and other hard to reach places
  • Wash and put away pets food bowls when they’re finished eating

Of course, regular Cockroach Pest Control Treatments or General Pest Control Treatments can also ensure your home is inhospitable to any cockroaches.

Have you got a cockroach infestation in your home? Or do you just want an inspection and preventative treatment to keep your home pest-free? Call us today to speak to us about treatment options.

 

 

Fleas

Fleas can be one of the most irritating pests. They hitch a ride on your beloved pets but soon start leaving itchy bites on human and furry family members alike. Because the fleas tend to live in the carpet or on your pets, flea bites tend to be on the legs and ankles.

Brisbane City Pest Control offer premier Flea Treatments to rid your home of these pests. We encourage homeowners to do a thorough clean of their property before treatment, including vacuuming their carpets, mopping, cleaning upholstered furniture, and cleaning the areas their pets like to sleep and rest. Doing so will increase the effectiveness of treatments and allow our pest control technicians to quickly identify the problem areas of the home. While our technicians work, your family and pets should not be in your home; we recommend using this time to get your pets treated for fleas, so they don’t reinfest your home. Our Flea treatment includes the use of liquid treatments that contain an Insect Growth Regulator and insecticidal dust in common flea harbourage areas.

How to Prevent Fleas in Your Home

Our tips for preventing fleas and managing a flea problem are:

  • Vacuum carpet and furniture regularly to reduce the dust and dirt in your home
  • Wash your pets regularly to reduce the chance of them picking up fleas
  • Wash pet bedding regularly
  • Inspect your pet after a day out to see if they got fleas
  • Wash shaggy items like rugs and mats that may become flea sanctuaries

 

 

Rodents

Rodents are a nasty surprise for any home or business owner. Not only are they unhygienic, but they can cause a lot of damage to electrical appliances, and bad infestations can even cause structural damage.

When Brisbane City Pest Control receive a call for a rodent problem, we will begin by conducting a thorough site inspection. We want to find and identify all of the rodents’ entry points and harbourage areas. Our technicians look for signs of gnawing, nesting, and droppings to discover the areas they frequent. These will be the areas where we will place baiting stations. Brisbane City Pest Control technicians exclusively use lockable baiting stations to ensure children and pets cannot access the poison. We use low doses of poison, meaning that the rodents will feed on the poisonous bait a few times before it kills them. We do this to ensure all of the rodents on the property feed from the baiting stations and because the rodents are then more likely to die away from the house. It can take between 4 and 10 days to kill the rodents using this method.

How to Tell If You Have a Rodent Problem

A rodent problem is easy to spot because they often leave behind tell-tale signs of their presence. The following signs mean that you likely have a rodent problem:

  • Burrows
  • Droppings
  • Nests
  • Tracks and trails
  • Damaged food or food packaging
  • Disappearance of food
  • Gnawing marks
  • Scratching or gnawing sounds
  • Urine stains
  • Odours
  • Pets becoming agitated or excited
  • Sightings of rodents

How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation

Whether you want to prevent a rodent infestation or get rid of mice and rats in your home, our advice is the same:

  • Keep the kitchen clean and free of crumbs and food scraps
  • Store foods in airtight containers
  • Regularly clean and vacuum your home to remove crumbs
  • Wash dishes and utensils at the end of every night
  • Reduce clutter or piles of clothes and paper where they may nest
  • Wipe down benchtops to remove any bits of food
  • Reduce the availability of water, including spills
  • Store food in cupboards, do not store it at floor level
  • Regularly clean the tops of cupboards, shelves, and other hard to reach places
  • Wash and put away pets food bowls when they’re finished eating

Even after removing the food sources of rodents, a Rodent Pest Control Treatment may be necessary to get rid of them completely.

 

Silverfish

Silverfish are long, flat-shaped insects that live in moist places with high humidity. They have silvery bodies and can be easily spotted because they look and move like a fish, hence the name. These pests are mainly found in areas of the house that are warm and humid. That is why you will often see them in the kitchen or bathroom. What makes silverfish pests is their love of eating fabrics and papers.

Common signs of a silverfish infestation are eaten wallpaper, holes in clothing, or just regularly spotting silverfish in your bathroom or even the tub. Silverfish can also eat food items and household materials.

Silverfish Treatments

Once our professional technicians arrive onsite, they will ask you a number of questions about the damage you have noticed. Then they will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to find their nesting spots and where they frequent.

Our silverfish treatment plan uses a combination of traps and aerosols in order to completely rid your property of silverfish. All of the formulas used by our technicians are non-toxic, so you do not need to worry about adverse health reactions. If you are experiencing a serious infestation that requires the use of an artificial solution, then our technicians will advise you in advance so you can arrange to leave the premises while technicians are treating your home.

At the end of all our treatments, our technicians will clean the treated areas to ensure no residue is left behind.

How to Prevent Silverfish Infestations

Silverfish love damp, dark areas, so one of the best ways to prevent silverfish in your home or business is to ensure there is no excess moisture. This can be difficult in the bathroom, but even a little extra ventilation can help.

Clutter and mess is another thing that silverfish love because it provides them with plenty of dark, poorly ventilated areas to hide and plenty of materials to eat. If you do have storage areas in your home, make sure they get plenty of light and consider using a fan to ensure there is enough air movement. The last thing you want is your stored clothing or paper items to become a silverfish buffet.

If you have noticed any initial signs of infestation, call us to discuss the best Silverfish treatments.

 

Spiders

Spiders, while not well-loved, are some of the most helpful pests, often feeding on flies and other insects in our home. Aside from the cobwebs and discomfort of having a spider in your home, you need to watch for the dangerous spiders. In Australia, there are thousands of species of spider that can be dangerous or even deadly to humans and pets. Spider bites can cause skin irritation, sickness, and in some cases, death. Act quickly once you notice dangerous spiders in your house and call a pest control technician.

Brisbane City Pest Control will thoroughly inspect your home and recommend the best type of treatment for the spiders in your home. We use a mix of insecticidal dust, and liquid sprays on the external entry points to your home to prevent spiders from entering. Our expert technicians will treat all the nooks and crannies of your home where a spider could be hiding, including roof voids, internal floor corners, and under electrical appliances.

Our Spider Treatments come with a 12-month warranty for spider prevention. As members of the Brisbane community, we understand the need to protect your pets and family from spider bites.

What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite?

Have you or a loved one got a bite and are wondering if it is from a spider? While spider bite symptoms can vary depending on the type of spider that bit you, here are some general spider bite symptoms:

  • Swelling around the bite
  • Stiffness around the bite
  • Stinging or pain around the bite
  • Twitching of facial muscles
  • Slowing of reflexes
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Excess salivation
  • Contraction and cramping of limbs
  • Paralysis in lower limbs
  • Eyes failing to respond to light

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should contact a medical professional immediately. In some cases, spider bites can be deadly.

How to Avoid Spider Bites

  • Wear enclosed shoes when going outside, especially at night
  • Don’t leave items on the ground outside, especially toys and things that pets and children will play with
  • Check shoes before putting them on
  • Stay alert for spiders during wet weather or when you have been gardening or landscaping
  • Wear gloves when gardening or moving things outside
  • Check areas where spiders may be hiding with a stick

 

 

Termites

Despite their small size, termites cause the most damage in Aussie homes than any other type of pest. Termites are responsible for more damage to Australian homes than floods, fires, and storms combined. It is estimated that currently, 1 in 5 homes in Australia is infested with termites, and 1 in 3 Aussie homes will be infested by termites at some stage. For something that affects so many Aussie homes and causes such damage, termite infestations are not covered by home insurance policies. This means most homeowners are out of pocket for thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The best defence a homeowner has is annual pest inspections and regular preventative treatments. Pest control inspectors can catch an infestation before too much damage is done. Did you know that termites never sleep! They are active 24/7 and can cause extensive structural damage to your home.

If you see termites, DO NOT disturb them. If the colony feels threatened, they will take flight and move to another location. Call Brisbane City Pest Control immediately. We will attend termite calls swiftly in order to prevent any further damage.

Early Detection and Termite Inspections

Termites strike fear into the hearts of homeowners around the world. The destruction these tiny wood-devouring insects can cause to your home is unparalleled. They chomp through timber structures and have even caused many homes to collapse.

Annual termite and timber pest inspections should be a priority as a homeowner. These regular inspections will catch termite activity early before too much damage is done, thus saving you lots of money in repairs. Some areas of Brisbane are at higher risk for termites; if you live in one of those areas, our technicians may advise more frequent inspections or preventative treatments. Our fully trained and qualified technicians carry out all inspections in accordance with Australian standards. During Brisbane City Pest Control Timber Pest Inspection, we will:

  1. Inspect accessible areas in all buildings, structures, and attachments containing timber and cellulose
  2. Inspect timber fences, decks, pergolas, and outbuildings
  3. Inspect all trees and landscape timbers within the property boundary or within 30m of the main structure.
  4. Provide a detailed report and recommendations
  5. If there is any evidence of termites or no existing termite management plan, we will discuss treatment and home protection options

Book your termite inspection online or call 0481 996 795 to speak to our knowledgeable staff.

If you have a termite problem, you need the help of a professional. DIY solutions are ineffective, and you can run up a large bill before realising that they are not working. Worse still, disturbing the termite colony could result in them moving to another area of your home, causing more extensive damage. The Brisbane City Pest Control team are accredited timber pest experts who carry out all inspections and treatments in accordance with Australian Standards. Our first step will be a thorough analysis of your home, locating any existing colonies and prescribing a treatment package which may comprise of:

  • Termite dusting
  • Chemical soil treatment
  • Baiting systems

Once activated, our termite treatments are active for several years to reduce the chance of reinfestations.

 

 

Wasps

A wasp is the more dangerous cousin of the bee. It is more aggressive than bees and can sting multiple times. A wasp sting is extremely painful, but in some cases, can even be deadly. If you notice wasps, please do not disturb them. Instead, call pest control to deal with them in a safe manner.

If you get stung by a wasp, then immediately wash it with warm soapy water and apply a cold pack. Take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen in order to avoid too much swelling. Many people are allergic to wasp stings without knowing, so watch for signs of an allergic reaction such as an itchy mouth and throat, swelling around the sting or face, and increased pulse. If you experience any of those symptoms or multiple wasp stings, then immediately attend the hospital for professional care.

Brisbane City Pest Control will deal with wasps swiftly and efficiently. They will remove the wasps quickly with no risk to your family and pets. Call us today to speak about wasp removal so you can once again enjoy your garden.

 

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Home Owner

Keith and his team provide an excellent service, they not only offer value for money but go out of their way to notify our office if they see any other items that need addressing whilst onsite. As a Property Manager we find this invaluable.
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Rental Results

Keith from Brisbane city pest control looks after our monthly pest inspection and treatments on our x4 café. He provides great service and developed pest control program that fixed our infestation within weeks. Highly recommend.
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Café Owner

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