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Pest control for crawling insects

Silverfish

Silverfish come out at night and, as anybody who has tried to squash one knows, they are fast on their feet. Silverish hide themselves away and because of their tendency to seek dark and damp locations, the severity of an infestation can be go unnoticed for long periods of time. Silverfish reproduce quickly and so it is important that professional pest control is carried out as soon as possible.

Known for their destructive feeding habits, silverfish ruin papers, books, clothing and wallpaper. They commonly infest dark, damp areas around sources of paper and linen, with infestations often found in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. They can survive in almost any environment, but prefer areas with high humidity; therefore one of the best ways to prevent an infestation is to control humidity.

Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control with deal with any silverfish infestation by treating both adult silverfish and their harborage with chemical treatments involving dusting or surface sprays. Contact us today.

Earwigs, millipedes and carpet beetles

Like many crawling insects, earwigs are active at night and during the day they hide in cracks in damp areas. As a result, you may not be aware of the existence of earwigs in your home until you have an infestation.

Once we have dealt with the earwig infestation with the application of insecticide, it is vital to eliminate their hiding places as much as possible to keep them under control.

The millipede, accidentally released to Australia at Port Lincoln, SA, in 1953, has quickly spread across southern Australia and is now prevalent in Geelong and district. A native of the Iberian Peninsula, the millipede has no predators or natural enemies in Australia. Parasites from native millipedes appear to have had an affect on the many-legged invaders, but not enough to stop them remaining an unwelcome visitor in homes and gardens.

Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control has a variety of control measures for millipedes, as it does for carpet beetles. Carpet beetles come in a variety of forms, but all are annoying, particularly because of the beetles’ habit of dining on carpets, rugs and even clothing. In contained infestations, it is possible for householders to treat carpet beetles by placing affected items in a black plastic bag and leaving the bag in the sun for a few weeks or by freezing the bag and its contents. In larger infestations, the best option is to call Shane Miller from Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control and he will treat the carpet beetle problem with the most appropriate and environmentally-friendly control agents on the market.

A pest inspection is a great way to be certain that you have no other unwanted nasty pests lurking in your home or business. Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast Pest Control carry out termite inspections as well as inspections for all other pests.