Having pests in your home can be upsetting, unhealthy and expensive.

Unfortunately, for many Australian home owners, pests are a fact of life.

The climate is perfect for a number of species, be they insects, small mammals, reptiles or amphibians.

Luckily, there are many steps you can take towards pest control in Toowoomba. These include prevention as well as cure.

What’s certain is that it’s best to leave pest control to the professionals.

Safety equipment and years of experience are two very useful tools when dealing with domestic pests.

Common Problem

Certain types of pest crop up time and again in Australian homes, yards and gardens.

The most common of these is termites.

It’s estimated that at least one in five homes across the country have had at least one termite infestation.

With the average damage done by these creatures at around $10,000, this is no small matter.

Also, of course, the damage they do is unsightly can can be worrying for home owners.

There are signs to look out for, so that at least you can spot termites quickly.

These include brown tubes around the edges of your house, or hollow sounding wooden structures.

The best way to protect against termites, however, is to have your home inspected by a qualified professional.

If you’re thinking of buying a property, an inspection is absolutely vital.

New buildings, including extensions, can include termite barriers which prevent the creatures from gaining access to a property.

For those with a termite problem, however, the sooner you act, the better.

Treating infestations can involve more than one process, depending on how extensive they are.

Eradicating termites is one of the hardest forms of pest control.

Prevention is much better than cure.

Tailored Solutions

As well as termites, common pests include cockroaches, silverfish, rats, mice and bed bugs.

How each of these is treated will depend on a lot of factors.

Modern methods are much safer than those used in previous times, and are carefully targeted.

If you have children and / or pets around the home, for instance, the use of toxic substances might be impossible.

Much of the time, stopping pests from breeding is the only way to deal with them.

This means putting down barriers in the places they favour. As these can be very hard to access, the right equipment is essential.

Eventually, with nowhere suitable to lay eggs or protect young, pests will die out.

There are many techniques which a professional pest controller will use and advise for each home.

No two homes are the same, and this goes for pest control solutions.

One size definitely doesn’t fit all when it comes to this type of domestic protection.

Also, doing it yourself is definitely not a good idea.

More Information

For more on options for pest control in Toowoomba, contact Keiran Mortimer Pest Control on 1800 880 500, or contact us through our booking form online.