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How to remove Melbourne Pests From Your Home

How To Eliminate Pests Effectively in Melbourne

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Pests have been an infestation across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and are a threat to both animals and humans. Not only do these annoying creatures find refuge in backyards, they also reside inside homes. Household pests such as termites, cockroaches, spiders, bedbugs, rats, wasps and many more gain entry into houses via cracks and holes in walls. Pests majorly feed on droppings of food particles and spilled drinks. 

Pests can cause bodily injuries by inflicting painful bites or stings and can also contaminate food thus leading to serious illnesses. To eradicate the threat of pests, it is important to eliminate the possible living conditions that contribute to their growth and spread. 

Termite Control in Melbourne

Termites are pests that destroy wooden materials like timber floorboards and mainly feed on cellulose which is an essential part of wood. Termites inhabit the sub-tropic areas and they are of several types including Conehead, Drywood and Subterranean termites.

Identifying termites

As a Melbourne resident, you don’t have to wait for spring to arrive in order to figure out that there is pest manifestation in your home. Signs that termites might be lurking around include:

·Presence of mud tubes in surrounding areas.

·Hollow sounds given off by wood.

·Clicking sounds coming from walls.

How to get rid of termites from your Melbourne home

The first crucial step is removing any food sources that may attract the presence of a colony of termites. This means removing firewood from beside the house foundation as well as any debris. You can take control of these pests by laying a foundation of sandy soil around your home so that termite colonies won’t find an easy way through. 

Spider Control in Melbourne

Spiders are eight-legged creatures which come in different sizes and most of their venomous bites can prove fatal in encounters with humans usually in self-defense. One of the species, the red-back spider, is common in Melbourne. It inflicts an agonizing bite and its venom can cause serious illnesses and can be fatal in worse cases.

Red-back spider habitat

Living in most parts of Melbourne, these arachnids appear mostly in the warmer months. They find harborage under bins and inside timber.

Getting rid of the red-back spider

Clean your cupboards to remove any food scraps or spilled drinks that red-backs can feast on. Emptying all rubbish and cleaning all bins weekly will help keep these uninvited guests at bay.

Possum Control in Melbourne

Possums are marsupials that reside in trees and are common in many parts of Australia. Although they may not be dangerous to humans, they are considered pests because they carry diseases such as bovine tuberculosis and they also damage property and crops. They are nocturnal creatures and sometimes they can be seen on roof voids where they take their food and hide it from other animals.

Detecting the presence of possums

·Possum tracks. Their tracks can be visible since they are created by their claws.

·Bad odor. Possums love to mark their territory with foul-smelling scent ejected from a gland under their chin.

·Bite marks. There might be presence of a possum if you discover existing bite marks on outdoor furniture or tree trunks.

How to eliminate possums from your yard

·Clean your yard on a regular basis.

·Long tree branches, especially those that bear fruits should be cut down.

·Build a fence around your yard which has pointed edges.

How to get rid of possums from your roof

·Since possums rest during the day and are active by night, put on bright lights at night to ensure they don’t find a comfortable environment to dwell in.

·Block all entry and exit points on your roof to ensure they don’t find a way in.

Conclusion

Homes may give a feeling of safety and comfort by the look of their outer beauty but after a careful examination, you’ll realize that there lurk problematic creatures that wreak havoc. Apart from hygiene as a pest control mechanism, you should also explore biological pest control techniques such as introducing pest-feeding animals so as to minimize pest infestation. Chemical pest control measures are also important as the use of pesticides ensures that pests in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne are exterminated.

 

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