Bugs That Don’t Belong
Much like globalisation has led to the integration of people and products across the world, it has also allowed bugs to be spread across continents. As Perth's leading exterminator, we've experienced first-hand how the introduction of invasive species can impact Australia's ecosystem.
The Harmful Effects of Invasive Bugs
Once an invasive species sets up shop they can be difficult to eradicate. In Australia, there is a prevalence of international bees, some of which have been around for almost 200 years. These include European Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Asian Honey Bees. Some of these bees play an essential role in the pollination of plants and the environment, while others, particularly the Asian Honey Bee can have negative ramifications as they create extra competition for natural floral resources and nesting sites and don't provide adequate pollination.
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Protect Your Building From Birds
The Pest Guys are experienced in the management of problematic birds. As the specialists in pest control in Perth, we understand how important it is to get feral birds under control, which is why we have several methods in place to keep your business, your employees and your customers and yourself safe.
Pesky Birds in WA
In Perth, Pigeons, Seagulls, and Swallows are among the biggest sky-bound pests that pose a risk to the environment and your health.
If you've ever tried eating fish and chips on one of Perth's beautiful beach cafes, you would know that Seagulls and Swallows are a nuisance because of their scavenger tendencies, as well as their soiling of surfaces with faeces. For example, if bird droppings are left on your car for too long, it can ruin the paint job, which can be expensive to repair. However, Pigeons pose the biggest threat to us, as they are known carriers of.. Read More
How to Protect Your Clothes from Silverfish
Silverfish might not look nasty at a glance, but they can do serious damage to clothes, books, paperwork, and fabric if their numbers are left unchecked for too long. If you’re dealing with a silverfish invasion you need Perth's silverfish and pest control specialists to wipe out the population before you can work on prevention methods. We will thoroughly check your home for signs of invasion before our fully accredited technicians get to work eradicating the population, leaving you silverfish free with peace of mind.
How to spot a silverfish invasion
If you live in Perth, you’ve likely seen a silverfish before. Silverfish are small, only one or one or two centimetres in length, and get their name from their silvery grey colour. They are wingless with scaly bodies and two antennae on their head. They thrive in most climates but thrive in cool damp locations, e.g. under the.. Read More
Environmental Pest Control
Being a pest controller in Western Australia comes with a whole bunch of important regulations and requirements, like any other licensed profession. At the bare minimum, pest controllers must complete a TAFE course before they can apply to be registered with the Department of Health. Provided they pass the TAFE course, and have their application accepted, trainee pest controllers then need to work under the personal supervision of an experienced professional for at least one month.
Here at The Pest Guys, we pride ourselves on taking our standards to a higher level. We are determined to use environmentally friendly, non-toxic pest control methods whenever and wherever we can. And we do a pretty good job of it! As far as Perth pest controllers go, we are leading the field in family friendly and environmentally conscious creepy crawly control.
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Paper Wasps: The Predator Wasp
The Pest Guys are your local Perth exterminators, and one of the areas we specialise in is making your home or business safe from Paper Wasps. These particularly nasty wasps are 10–15 millimetres long, have a brown body and black and yellow stripes, and they’re thinner than your typical bee. Sometimes referred to as ‘Predator Wasps’, Paper Wasps are the most common native wasp species in Perth.
Paper Wasps play an important role in the pollination of flowers in our gardens; however, they can be quite a nuisance. If you approach or disturb their nest, they will likely bite, and bites or stings can be painful, especially if an allergic reaction occurs. Like most wasp species they can sting multiple times, and a nest usually contains more than just one wasp.
They usually eat caterpillars, and won’t be lured out by the smell of raw or cooked meat – so you don’t have to.. Read More
The Importance of a Pre-Purchase Termite Inspection
Buying a house is one of the most exciting chapters of your life, and you’ll want to ensure you’re moving into a place that’ll last for years to come. Finding termites shortly after you move in can prove absolutely devastating, which is why a pre-purchase termite inspection is crucial for Perth home buyers.
Termites love those beautiful old Perth houses, especially where timber footings and framing are starting to decay, but don’t be fooled! It’s not uncommon to find termites, also (incorrectly) called white ants, in newer properties so it always pays to have an expert assess the house for potential signs of an invasion.
What we look for
Termites tend to attack from the inside out, it’s hard for home owners to spot them before it’s too late. As experienced pest-controllers, we know what to look for and where to look for it, to make sure your house is ready to.. Read More