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What does a Pest Control Service include?

Pest control services in Melbourne can include inspections and removal or treatment against pest infestations. Other than treatments, they also include preventative measures and regular check-ups and inspections. Pest control services are here to provide homeowners peace of mind and a solution to dangerous pest problems that can easily escalate and pose serious health problems to the entire family.

Some of the most common pest control services provided in Melbourne include:

Assessment and inspection

If you suspect that you might have a pest problem or you simply want to make sure that your home is clear of any pests or rodents, you can hire pest control to come and assess the situation. They'll provide a detailed and thorough inspection of your home and yard, including your attic, basement and even the foundations of your home. If they find that you have a pest problem, they'll be able to suggest the best solution for your particular situation, before it gets out of hand.

Extermination of insects and rodents

The most common insects and pests people usually call pest control for fleas, bedbugs, cockroaches, ants, termites, spiders, rats, mice and sometimes even wasps and bees. If left untreated insects such as termites, ants, fleas, bedbugs and so on can cause a lot of damage and make you feel uncomfortable living in your own home. Pest control services in Melbourne deal with such uncomfortable situations using suitable treatments and chemicals that get rid of your problem in the most efficient way possible, saving you a lot of trouble and money in the process.

Rodent removal

Rodents are a pretty common pest problem homeowners have to deal with. That's because once they enter your home, mice and rats can multiply very fast, and in the search for food they can damage your walls, installations, wiring, and furniture, which can not only affect your budget but your health as well. Rodent removal includes inspection of the attic, basement, walls, furniture and cabinets for signs of rodent infestation, figuring out the best ways to address the problem and setting up traps and bait to exterminate them quickly and effectively.

Possum removal

Unlike rodent removal, possum removal includes safely catching and relocating the possum away from your home and sealing off any points of entry so it cannot return. Pest control services also include removal of wasps' nests, spider nets, safe and quick relocation of bees and much more.

While many homeowners choose to deal with their pest problem on their own, hiring a professional pest control service is safer for your family and the environment. That's because pest control services use fewer pesticides and apply the right kind of methods needed to securely and safely eliminate the problem without causing further damage.

Hiring a professional to take care of the problem for you can save you a lot of time and money and give you the peace of mind you need so you can stop worrying about your pest problem endangering your family and pets.

Common Pests in Melbourne, Victoria

There are a lot of different types of Victoria pests, some of which are common for that particular region and others that can found almost everywhere else in the world. According to Melbourne's top pest control companies and pest management experts, here are the top 5 most common pests households have to deal with in Melbourne, VIC:

1. Ants

There are a lot of different ants that can be found in Australia. Each of these types has a similar living and working structure, with some living in gardens and footpaths, and other living in timber, wall cavities and other similar environments. 

The most common type of ants found in Melbourne include:

  • Black Ants

  • Argentine Ants

  • Bull Ants

  • Coastal Brown Ants

Since ants can be one of the most difficult pest problems to deal with, the most common pest treatments used for their extermination include internal baiting systems and external treatments of the nest.

2. Termites

By recycling old, rotting wood, termites play an important role in nature. However, since they can't differentiate between old, decaying wood and your home's wooden structure, they have been reported to cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage across Australia. While they typically nest in soil, the only thing they need to thrive is a secure habitat with the required moisture levels and nearby food supply. This means that no one is immune to termites, and while some areas of Australia are more affected than others, a lot of homeowners will eventually have to deal with a termite infestation. The important thing in such cases is to act quickly before the problem escalates furthermore and leads to irreversible damage. 

When it comes to termite infestations, pest control experts typically start with an initial pest inspection and assessment of the home or commercial property to determine the magnitude of the problem and find the right pest management solution for it. After the inspection, your pest control specialist will discuss the available termite control options with you and apply the proper pest control method that will take care of the termite infestation for good. 

The most common termite treatments include:

  • Borate wood treatments

  • Liquid soil-applied termiticides

  • Termite baits

  • Termite fumigation treatment 

Additional treatment options include:

  • Biological control agents (nematodes and fungi)

  • Building materials with termiticides, and so on

3. Bed bugs

While they do not pose a high medical or safety risk, bed bugs and bed bug bites can be a very annoying occurrence to deal with. That's why our pest control specialists are here to get your bed bug problem under control so you can return to your normal life without having to worry about these almost invisible insects biting you during your sleep and feeding on your blood.

Some of the most common pest control methods used to exterminate bed bugs include:

  • non-chemical treatments, such as steam cleaning

  • chemical treatments such as the use of pesticides

To make sure the treatments work, prior to the visit from our pest control specialist you will be required to bag and isolate everything that could be infested with bed bugs, such as clothes, linens, bedding and so on.

4. Cockroaches

While they don't bite or harm you in any direct way if left untreated cockroach infestations can be quite hazardous and dangerous to your health. Since their main movement patterns revolve around drains, sewers and garbage, they are exposed to a lot of bacteria and diseases, which they can then spread to humans, as they come in contact with food, utensils and other items that have been contaminated.

Some of the most common pest control methods used to exterminate cockroaches include:

  • surface sprays

  • gels

  • permethrin dust

5. Wasps and bees

There are over a 1000 species of bees and wasps in Australia, with the three most common ones in Victoria being:

  • Honeybees

  • European wasps, and

  • Paper wasps

The main steps and methods of extermination when it comes to wasps and bees include an initial inspection to determine the type of pest you're dealing with, tracking down their hive or nest and either eliminating the colony using insecticides and removing the nest.

Among the other commonly seen pests in Victoria, we can also include:

  • Mice and rats 

  • Possums

  • Birds

  • Fabric pests

  • Portuguese millipedes

  • Fleas, and so on

Frequently asked questions

What’s included in the pest control services?

Pest controllers have the job to assess the rodent or insect problem you have in your home and take the appropriate measures to take care of the infestation and lower the likelihood of it recurring.

Why should I hire a professional pest controller?

Hiring a professional and licensed pest controller will ensure your home is free of an insect or rodent infestation and that it stays protected for a longer period of time.

How frequently do I need to need to use pest control services?

Typically people use pest control services on a yearly basis, in order to inspect everything and make sure their home is free of pests. However, if you already have an infestation problem, you may require more frequent treatments in order to get rid of the infestation for good.

Do I need to leave my home after pest control?

Depending on the treatment used, you may be required to leave your home for a few hours, or you may even be able to stay in. Your pest control specialist will also advise you when you’re allowed to clean your home and the surfaces that were sprayed.

Featured Pest Control Services in Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne, VIC 3000
BUSINESS INFO
  • 3 year(s) in business
  • 3 employee(s)
  • Locally owned & operated

At Sunrise Pest Control, they take great pride in their work and always strive to provide their customers with an affordable and effective solution for their pest problems. They work on all types of projects, both small and large-scale ones, helping businesses and individuals get rid of the pest issue they’re having and providing them with useful advice and tips on the way.
They follow industry standards and always use the safest methods and practices when taking care of any type of pest issue.

Highlights:

•    Skilled and professional
•    Offer a service guarantee period
•    Safety-conscious
•    Fair pricing

Customer Reviews:

One satisfied customer said the following about Sunrise Pest Control:
“I had a great experience with Sunrise Pest Control from my first call to Joshi to the service delivered. The team arrived on time. They knew what they were doing. Finally our home is bug free. Highly recommended”

Melbourne, VIC 3000
BUSINESS INFO
  • 17 year(s) in business
  • 1 employee(s)
  • Commitment on getting the job done

Pest Matic Pest Control are a pest control and pest management company servicing residential and commercial properties in Roxburgh Park and surrounding areas. They use advanced technology and high-quality equipment to get optimal results and ensure your home or property is 100% pest free. No matter what type of pest issue you have, Pest Matic have got you covered.
Some of the additional services they offer include carpet steam cleaning, upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, tile and grout cleaning and more. Combined with their standard pest control practices, these services provide homeowners with a peace of mind knowing that their home is clean and free of pests. 

Highlights:

•    Efficient and effective service
•    Professional techniques and impressive results
•    Competitive pricing
•    Friendly approach

Customer Reviews:

Here’s what a regular client of Pest Matic had to say about their services:
“We have been using the services of Pestmatic pest Control for some time now and find their service to be exceptional. Their technicians have always made themselves available to explain reports, always arrive at the appointed time and are very pleasant to deal with. We would recommend Pestmatic Pest Control to anyone looking for a professional and reliable pest control company.”

Melbourne, VIC 3000
BUSINESS INFO
  • 6 year(s) in business
  • 4 employee(s)
  • Courteous and reliable service

If you need a qualified and experienced pest control specialist to take care of any pest issue in and around your property, BG Pest Control have got you covered. They’ve been in business for over 10 years and have been providing domestic and commercial extermination services to clients in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.

They are here to assist you with any type of pest service you request by providing you a customized and personalised plan that fits your budget and your needs best.

We provide a six-month warranty on all pest sprays and rodent treatments, giving total peace of mind from one season to the next.

Should you experience any further issues, we're just a call or ‘handymate’ message away.

Highlights:
•    Over a decade of experience in the industry
•    Specialize in termite management
•    Quality services
•    Environmentally conscious
•    Fast response 

Customer Reviews:
Here’s what Gerard Jackson said about BG Pest Control:
“I have used Glenn's services in the last 4 years in the management of Termite and General Pest Infestations. I have always found Glenn to be honest, reliable and extremely professional and knowledgeable in dealing with Pest Management.”

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Request One-Time Pest Control Service

  • A one-time, interior and exterior pest control treatment for single storey homes covers general household pests such as ants, spiders, silverfish, and cockroaches within the interior, exterior areas of your home and the roof

  • Internal treatment includes all of the rooms, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, internal window seals and roof void

  • Cockroach gel treatment in sensitive areas such as kitchen cupboards, microwave, dishwasher and bathrooms

  • Residual spray skirting boards and spot treat cornices for cockroaches, ants, spiders and silverfish

  • Insecticidal dusting of the roof void and wall cavities for cockroaches, silverfish, ants and webbing Spiders (major breeding area)

  • External treatment includes perimeter around the house, around all window sills and doors frames, eaves, gutters, downpipes, alfresco, sheds (inside & out), letterbox, clothesline and perimeter fence line (including under the fence capping)

  • Does not include treatment for rodents, fleas, bees, wasps, hornets, bed bugs or wood-destroying pests such as termites

  • Block size exceeding 800 sqm; double storey homes incur an additional cost

Request One Year of Quarterly Pest Control Service

  • One year of quarterly pest control service for single storey homes includes up to 4 visits for crawling insects and spider infestations within the interior, exterior areas of your home and the roof

  • Internal treatment includes all of the rooms, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, internal window seals and roof void

  • Cockroach gel treatment in sensitive areas such as kitchen cupboards, microwave, dishwasher and bathrooms

  • Residual spray skirting boards and spot treat cornices for cockroaches, ants, spiders and silverfish

  • Insecticidal dusting of the roof void and wall cavities for cockroaches, silverfish, ants and webbing spiders (major breeding area)

  • External treatment includes perimeter around the house, around all window sills and doors frames, eaves, gutters, downpipes, alfresco, sheds (inside & out), letterbox, clothesline and perimeter fence line (including under the fence capping)

  • Does not include treatment for rodents, fleas, bees, wasps, hornets, bed bugs or wood-destroying pests such as termites

  • Block size exceeding 800 sqm; double storey homes incur an additional cost

Request Termite Home Inspection

  • Termite home inspection, plus an additional credit for residential homes

  • Inspection for subterranean termites, drywood termites, wood-decaying fungi, or any other wood destroying organisms

  • The inspection includes all interior and exterior areas of the home, including attic and crawls space if required

  • Comprehensive inspection report of findings

  • If you decide to use our services following inspection then the price of the inspection will be applied to subsequent termite treatment work

Request Spider Treatment Package

  • Spider treatment package for single storey homes includes treatment to the internal, external perimeter around the house and the roof

  • Internal treatment includes all of the rooms, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, internal window seals and roof void

  • Insecticidal dusting of the roof void and wall cavities for webbing spiders (major breeding area)

  • External treatment includes perimeter around the house, around all window sills and doors frames, eaves, gutters, downpipes, alfresco, sheds (inside & out), letterbox, clothesline and perimeter fence line (including under the fence capping)

  • Block size exceeding 800 sqm; double storey homes incur an additional cost

Request Cockroach Treatment Package

  • Cockroach treatment package for single storey homes includes treatment to the internal and external perimeter around the house

  • Internal treatment includes all of the rooms, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen and internal window seals. Cockroach gel treatment in sensitive areas such as kitchen cupboards, microwave, dishwasher and bathrooms.

  • External treatment includes perimeter around the house, around all window sills and doors frames, eaves, gutters, downpipes, alfresco, sheds (inside & out), letterbox, and perimeter fence line (including under the fence capping)

  • Block size exceeding 800 sqm; double storey homes incur an additional cost

Request Ant Control Treatment Package

  • Ant Control treatment package for single storey homes includes treatment to the internal and external perimeter around the house

  • Internal treatment includes all of the rooms, bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen and internal window seals

  • External treatment includes perimeter around the house, around all window sills and doors frames, eaves, gutters, downpipes, alfresco, sheds (inside & out), letterbox, and perimeter fence line (including under the fence capping)

  • Block size exceeding 800 sqm; double storey homes incur an additional cost

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