PEST CONTROL SERVICES
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Preparing Your Home for Pest Control Service
- General Housekeeping: Conduct thorough cleaning to eliminate clutter.
- Furniture and Storage: Move furniture away from walls to provide access to perimeters and relocate items stored against exterior walls.
- Safety for Children: Securely store or cover children’s toys.
- Health Precautions: If any household member is pregnant or has respiratory issues, it is advisable for them to vacate the premises for at least 4 hours.
- Post-Treatment Care: Avoid cleaning skirting boards for at least 2 weeks to ensure the treatment remains effective.
- Outdoor Preparations: Trim the lawn and reposition any items stored outside near walls.
- Pet Safety: Clean and invert pet food bowls, and safely cover or remove any pets, particularly fish and birds.
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Choosing a Pest Control Company
When selecting a pest control service, consider these key factors:
- Competency and Cost: Look beyond price; expertise and safe practices are crucial.
- Research: Invest time in researching potential companies.
- Signs of a Reliable Company: Check for positive online reviews, professional website presentation, branded vehicles, uniformed personnel, valid licenses, and accessible contact details.
- Beware of Multi-Service Providers: Steer clear of companies that lack specialization in pest control, as this may indicate limited expertise.
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What Safe Pest Control Involves
A proper safe pest control treatment should include:
- A detailed certificate listing the products used, their batch numbers, amounts, concentration, targeted pests, weather conditions, and the time of treatment.
- Preventive measures for renters, landlords, or businesses, like sealing entry points and maintaining cleanliness.
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Pest Control Costs
- General Pest Control: Ranges from $190 to $380, covering common pests with a 3-6 month warranty.
- Termite Inspection: Costs between $220 and $550, with comprehensive property checks.
- Rat Control: Typically priced between $190 and $390, involving strategic bait placements.
- Flea Control: Ranges from $250 to $450, often requiring multiple treatments.
Effectiveness of Supermarket Pest Control Products
Generally, supermarket pest control sprays are ineffective for long-term infestation control, as they only eliminate visible pests and fail to address hidden infestations.
REASON TO CHOOSE SAFE PEST CONTROL
Why do you need a maintenance service instead of just a one-time treatment?
To maximize the safety of our users most pest control products used in Australia are biodegradable which means the products break down over time making them safer for everyone in the household. Also, NSW being a green leafy city provides the perfect conditions for insects to reproduce especially during the warmer season. (Read: HOW TO GET RID OF BED BUGS)
How frequent is the service?
Most pests like spiders, cockroaches, ants, or silverfish will require a treatment every 6-12 months.
How long would a service take?
For a standard size house, it will take approximately 1-2hrs for a full treatment.
How long is the service warranty for a general pest spray?
The average warrant period is between 3 to 6 months.
Are you insured?
Yes, Safe Pest Control is fully insured.
Is there an extra charge for controlling more than one type of pest?
Yes, depending on the type of pests or level of infestation we often have to use different products or carry out extra services to control the problem. (Related: SIMPLE ANT PREVENTION TIPS)
How long and how often do you and your pets need to be out of the house?
Although the products we use have a high level of safety, we do recommend leaving the premises for 1-2 hours to allow the treatment to dry.
Is there an odor?
All the products we use at Safe Pest Control have no smell.
What about the impact on fruit trees and vegetables?
The products we use will not affect your fruits and vegetables. Some of the products we have are also used in agricultural applications such as banana crops, apples, pears, ornamental, and turf. (Read: HOW DOES WEATHER AFFECT PEST INFESTATIONS)
Can Safe Pest Control quote a price over the phone?
Yes! For most residential pest control pricing, we can help over the phone with the exception of termite treatments and bird control.