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Australia is known for its vast, exotic landscape, and for its troublesome and dangerous critters. And though it is true that you can find some of the world’s deadliest animals in this country, most of the house pests in Australia are harmless. Well, almost.

In fact, pest control services in South Australia (and the rest of the continent) have long been dealing with common pests like ants, cockroaches, mice, rats and termites. But wherever you may be, as soon as you suspect a pest infestation in your property, you need to contact a pest control specialist immediately before it worsens.

These experts offer cutting-edge pest control measures to deal with all types of pest problems. The methods employed are either chemical or biological. Most pest control companies these days employ biological means of control as these make use of natural products and methods to kill pests without harming the environment.

Here are four common Australian house pests that should be dealt with by pest control experts:

1. Termites

Termites are arthropods and are considered the most destructive pests in the country. As soon as you notice termites walking around near or within your home, you must call in a pest control specialists to assess the damage.

They are commonly found in mainland Australian cities like Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney because the climate in these areas is favourable to them. There are also plenty of buildings in these places that they can invade. When left unchecked, termites can cause substantial irreparable damage to your property without you even knowing.

A termite inspection will be done first in order to assess the situation as well as to confirm the level of infestation. Once confirmed, pest control experts will make use of specialised equipment and a treatment solution to eliminate them.

2. Ants

Generally, ants will enter your house in search of food. Some ant species are a real nuisance and might even bite and carry diseases infecting human beings. For instance, some people are allergic to ant bites.

The presence of ant nests is the first sign of an infestation. You may have an infestation if there are small piles of earth at the base of your property’s exterior walls.

Getting rid of ants is an easy process. You just have to determine where they are coming from. From there, make sure to block all possible entry points. Most important of all, cover all places where you are keeping your food and commit to a regular garden cleanup.

But if you suspect that the infestation is severe, hire reputable pest control experts to deal with the extermination. For sure, they will make use of safe methods to deter ants from re-entering your home.

3. Cockroaches

Generally, cockroaches infest damp and warm spaces, including wall cavities, kitchens, and bathrooms. They are nocturnal so they often come out after dark in search of food.

These insects carry different diseases that adversely affect humans, especially if you eat food they have come in contact with. Diseases include salmonella, dysentery, and gastroenteritis. On the other hand, their droppings can increase the risk of asthma and eczema in children.

The use of roach sprays and bait traps are some of the effective ways to get rid of cockroaches. But you have to use these methods with caution because they are dangerous to your kids and pets.

When the infestation gets out of your control, you need to work with a pest control specialist immediately. These experts are aware of the habits of these insects and can effectively apply pest control plans for your home.

Once your house is free of cockroaches, you must make sure that they won’t come back. Some of the ways to prevent another infestation include denying them access to water, food and shelter. You have to clean up any food particles and crumbs from your kitchen, and clean your house on a regular basis.

4. Mice and rats

Because of the deadly diseases that mice and rats can spread, they are considered a health hazard to human beings and pets. They can also cause significant damage to your property because they chew the walls or the floor joists and cause damage to cables. They can also contaminate your food.

Some of the obvious signs of mice and rat infestation include unpleasant urine smell and droppings. They also make noises that may indicate scampering or scratching coming through the floors or walls.

If you suspect that your home is infested with mice or rats, you must take action as soon as you can. You can try natural deterrents as well as remove all sources of food that attract the vermins. The use of traps can also be effective. But getting professional pest exterminator onboard is highly recommended if the situation gets out of control.

Australia is a country that both people and pests love. Thanks to Australia’s easily accessible pest control services, it’s easy to promptly take care of any pest infestation your home might have. So as soon as you notice an infestation, immediately book for an inspection!