Australia’s most unwanted home pests  

If you love your home, chances are that other creatures like living in it too. Our homes offer warmth, food scraps, wood to munch on, and hosts to suck their blood.

Pests such as fleas, spiders, ticks, bird mites and cockroaches are certainly not welcome house guests

Some pests mentioned can cause serious health issues for humans and major structural damage to your home.

Termites:

Termites or white ants are notoriously efficient creatures! They form complex, organised and hierarchical societies & operate in secret underground tunnels.

Evidence of termites includes holes in wood, a bubbling effect on Gyprock, mud tunnels, and growths on your trees.

You can reduce the risk of termite attack by:

  • Clearing shrubs
  • Clearing wood away from home
  • Clearing stored goods from under the house
  • Conduct annual termite inspections
  • Install prevention barriers

Rodents:

Rats & mice can be very destructive, eating their way through your wiring and furnishings, and leaving behind droppings, urine streaks and unpleasant smells.

They can also spread diseases to humans.

Black and brown rats are the most common species found in Australia and being nocturnal they can be hard to detect.

Mice are more inquisitive than rats but like rats, mice can spread disease, and both like to hide in wall cavities and lofts.

Reducing the risk of rodents involves:

  • removing food scraps and water sources
  • sealing off entrance points
  • Cutting back overgrown gardens

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are definitely something you do not want in your home! Seeing just one may indicate that you have many more hiding away.

Cockroaches carry diseases, produce unpleasant odors, and can exacerbate asthma symptoms.

To reduce the risk:

 

  • keep your home clean
  • clean up food spills promptly
  • remove rubbish
  • contact Sydney’s Best Pest Control to eradicate the infestation

wasps:

Wasp nests can be hard to spot, and yet they may contain thousands of wasps.

Wasps like to form nests in roof and wall cavities, and also in trees and shrubs. They can sting repeatedly – unlike bees – and can cause a dangerous allergic reaction in some people.

Precautions include:

  • Remove pet food and water from outside
  • Cover rubbish bins
  • Cover compost bins
  • pickup fruit that has fallen from outside trees.

 

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are tiny wingless insects that like to live in bedding and furnishings.

They like to feast on human blood. While they do not spread disease, their bites can cause irritating skin reactions in some people.

Maintaining a high standard of hygiene can help to reduce the risk of bedbugs.

Others

There are plenty of other pests that like to share our homes such as:

  • ants
  • flies
  • spiders
  • fleas
  • mosquitoes
  • silverfish.

Fortunately, Sydneys Best Pest Control can evict these types of pests from your home

Call us on 1300 760 045 for free advice and a no obligation free quote!