Roof spaces such as attics are great for storing belongings that you only want to look at once a decade, and patios can be a charming place to host a get together with your family or friends, but the shady nooks and crevices can also be appealing to pests such as rats, bees and wasps!
In particular, as we may not access our roof spaces regularly, we may not be aware of the pests inhabiting the space until the space becomes infested.
It is important to book inspections with a pest control company, such as The Pest Guys, before they become infestations, but if you do suspect that you have uninvited houseguests, don’t delay in contacting our professional team to have the problem treated!
Rodents are a suburban pest that have adapted to live alongside humans; they thrive in established suburbs where they have access to food and water from pet food, fruit and vegetable plants, scraps in rubbish bins and wood from palm trees, firewood and even wood within the structure of your home.
These pests are well known for their ability to spread disease. Rats can transmit disease through contaminating your food with urine or faeces, spreading bacteria with their urine or faeces, or spreading bacteria to your pets. To read more about how rats and other pests can spread disease, check out our “Pests That Spread Disease” blog.
Other than physically seeing a rat in your home, there are some other tell-tale signs to keep an eye out for:
There are several common sense ways to discourage rats from moving into your home, such as:
The beautiful warmth and sunshine of a West Australian spring and summer isn’t just enjoyed by us, our stinging insect friends are out to enjoy the weather too. While bees and wasps form an important part of our ecosystem, they can cause problems for homeowners, individuals and pets if they become agitated or threatened!
While bees can only sting once before they die, wasps can sting multiple times. These stings can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Pets can also suffer allergic reactions, and may be stung by a bee or wasps if they become a little too curious or playful.
Bees and wasps have some other distinct differences
There are two main types in WA: European Wasps and Paper Wasps. European wasps are:
If you notice a distinct buzz around your house or outdoor roof spaces, it is time to call in the professionals! Unlike rats, that may cause structural damage as well as harm, bees and wasps are a nuisance due to their stings, with different people reacting differently to stings from these pests.
If bees are a problem, The Pest Guys will first recommend that you get in touch with an apiarist, who will remove or control the beehive where it presents a minimal risk to humans. However, the only way to control a wasp nest is to have it destroyed by a licensed pest controller, such as our team at The Pest Guys.
The Pest Guys employ non-toxic treatment methods to ensure you and your family remain safe both during and after the treatment.
With the warm summer weather luring more of us outdoors where we may encounter the pests that have nested at our homes, it is important to be proactive in having your house inspected or treated for infestations. This will not only give you and your family peace of mind, it will keep your family and pets safe at home throughout the upcoming summer holidays.
Contact the friendly, professional team at The Pest Guys today to stay on top of your summer pest control in Perth.