Being bugged? Your guide to pests

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Being bugged? Your guide to pests

TYPES OF PESTS COMMON IN SUMMER 

It’s an annoying fact that long, hot Australian summers bring plagues of bugs along with the ice-creams, picnics and outdoor pursuits we love. The longer the spell of hot weather, the more entrenched these infestations can become. Learn about the different types of pests and how to keep them at bay!

Cockroaches

Dark, warm and moist places are beloved by the German, American and Oriental cockroaches generally found in Australia and the warmer and damper it is, the easier it becomes for cockroaches to breed. In fact cockroaches are high-risk pests with the potential to carry a range of diseases, as well as increasing the risk of childhood asthma.

Ticks

These pesky creatures cause a range of human health problems including rashes, allergies and anaphylaxis. In other words they are also implicated in the increasingly diagnosed Lyme’s Disease, according to the Lyme Disease Association of Australia.

Although bush ticks are troublesome for dogs, a bite from a paralysis tick is usually fatal, as many dog owners have discovered. Ticks can be hard to spot on our furry friends – check behind ears and in-between toes and all over their bodies. The best way to protect your dog is to make sure they are on a tick preventative and are checked daily.

Fleas

Fleas thrive in the hot, humid Australian climate, so it’s a must to keep your pet’s flea control treatment up to date. Flea bites are painful for your dog or cat, and just as painful for humans.

Mosquitoes

These unpleasant pests breed rapidly in hot, wet conditions and are a staple of Australian summers. Some mosquitoes carry potentially fatal diseases like Ross River Virus.

Lawn Grubs 

Lawn grubs, often called white grubs, are the immature form of different scarab beetles. These white, C-shaped creatures have soft bodies with legs near the head. They feed on grass roots , causing sections of grass in the lawn to die. Grubs eventually turn into adult beetles and emerge from soil to mate and lay eggs, which hatch into more grubs.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR ANIMALS 

There are many different way to keep pests out of your home. Wether you choose a natural alternative or decide to go with an insecticidal spray they all help to keep your family safe and out of harms way. We stock a variety of different options to cater to all different situations.

For protecting your animals we recommend that they are on a preventative that covers fleas, worms, ticks and intestinal worms. Our variety of preventatives are wide and our prices are very competitive (we price match!).

For the garden and lawn we have expert horticulturalists in-store who can give you custom advice depending of what kind of lawn/plants are being affected. If you can’t make it in store to have a chat, you can always call on (07) 3390 1433.

For protection against pesky insects around your home use natural remedies like Diatomaceous earth which organically control various insects in the garden and around the home or you can use insecticidal sprays that are used by profesional pest control companies. We sell these in various concentrated quantities, which save you money!

If you have any questions about pests please call us on (07) 3390 1433 or see us in store at 3247 Old Cleveland Road, Chandler. We hope this helped and thank you for reading.

 

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