Being bugged? Your guide on how to get rid of pests

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Being bugged? Your guide on how to get rid of pests

TYPES OF PESTS COMMON IN SUMMER 

It’s an annoying fact that long, hot Australian summers bring plagues of pests 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 with our free guide!

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. Ensure your dog is receiving a tick preventative treatement and is 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 ways to keep pests out of your home. Whether you choose a natural alternative or decide to go with an insecticidal spray they all help to keep your family safe and out of harm’s 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!).

Come down and chat with our expert horticulturalists about your garden and lawn. 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 use insecticidal sprays that are used by professional pest control companies. We sell these in various concentrated quantities, which save you money!

 

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