Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does pest control cost in Sydney?
Sydney pest control prices can range from $200 – $400 depending on the size of the project, type of pest and the pest control company you choose. Safe Pest Control can provide a certified, safe spray pest control treatment from as low as $220. Give us a call today on 1300 119 085 for a fast and easy quote!
2. Is service available on weekends?
Yes! Safe Pest Control operates Monday – Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Noting our flexible schedule, will be sure to fit you in at your preferred time.
3. Is pest control safe for my family and pets?
Absolutely, we use eco-friendly pest control products that are safe for family members and pets. We ensure our industry leading pesticide products are safe and non-toxic as possible which allows for no impact to be had on your family or the environment. Our safe spray products and eco-friendly mindset are one of the many reasons why we are one of the best, commercial pest control companies in Sydney.
4. How much is a pest control treatment?
Our prices are quoted based on the size of your property and type of pest, we tailor our treatment to you! General pest control for a single-story house can be completed from as little as $275 and a double story house from $340. We also provide pest control for hotels, restaurants, factories, offices and hospitals. For a specific quote, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 1300 119 085 or get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. What is the pest control warranty?
Safe Pest Control provides 6-month warranty period with our general pest treatment. For each treatment we complete, we will provide you with a certificate for the job including a batch number and details regarding the products used. The certificate will also note the specifications of the exact amount of the non-toxic chemical used and where it was sourced from. The certificate also provides full details of the dates we visited, the time and tools, along with other standard reporting features. This type of reporting allows for each client to have access to every detail of their treatment. Our clients always come first, ensuring you are 100% satisfied with your treatment, is our #1 priority.
6. How long does pest control last?
The pest control treatments last 3-6 months depending on the type of treatment. Our approach finds a treatment balance that ensures you only pay for the treatment you need, delivering exceptional value for money when compared to one-size-fits-all treatments. This approach ensures that you get lasting treatment for an affordable price.
7. How can I prevent termites?
Termites are persistent and destructive pests that can eat through various types of timber, creating serious structural issues. Methods for preventing termites can include a termite barrier, baiting and a monitoring system. Safe Pest Control can arrange these treatments. Give us a call on 1300 119 085 for a quote.
8. What about termite damage?
Despite the danger these pests can cause, insurance companies often don't cover for termite damage. Safe Pest Control understands this inconvenience and can arrange termite insurance.
9. What happens if it’s raining or looks like it’s going to rain?
As long as the treatment is applied on a dry surface and gets a chance to dry, it will be fine. However, our team members will be in contact if they deem the weather unsuitable for treatment and will promptly book you in for an alternative time.
10. Should I empty my kitchen cupboards prior to your arrival?
There’s no need to empty your kitchen cupboards. Safe Pest Control technicians will apply gel to cupboards in order to protect them. However, it is a good idea to clean the cupboards beforehand.
11. Will the spray you use stain my carpet?
No, there’s no need to worry about any of your carpet or furniture getting damaged during our treatments. We have a “No Spill, No Mess” policy that we strictly abide by. All sprays used are water based with a non- colour additive.
12. What happens if it rains the day after the service?
No need to worry. The treatments that we use have improved over the years and don’t wash off with rain the day after application. However, if any issues do arise, Safe Pest Control provides a 6-month service warranty, we won’t stop until you are satisfied.
13. Is it safe to spray pesticides indoors?
Yes, we use first class, eco-friendly spray on internal treatments which are approved by APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) This means that you don’t need to worry about your family and pets after indoor treatments.
14. How long will the service take?
This depends on the size, type of pest and other details regarding the treatment. For example, a common 4-bedroom house would only take 1-1.5 hours. We work hard to ensure that our treatments are convenient for our clients. Safe Pest Control is open 6 days a week giving you flexibility and convenience for you and your family. For an accurate quote of time and price, please don’t hesitate to get into contact. Either give us a call on 1300 119 085 or email email@example.com.
15. How long does it take for the product to take effect?
When our team applies a treatment, it is effective immediately. Your family can go back to enjoying their pest free home.
16. How often should I have a service done?
This depends on the type of insect and extent of infestation. However, 6 monthly treatment is recommended to maintain an insect free home. For an accurate quote of time and price, please don’t hesitate to get into contact. Either give us a call on 1300 119 085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
17. Are the chemicals you use safe?
Absolutely, we use eco-friendly products that are safe for family members and pets. We ensure our industry leading pesticide products are as safe and non-toxic as possible which allows for no impact to be had on your family and the environment. Pesticide products have improved immensely over the years, with large amounts of research and development being conducted to reduce the risk within the products. Our products are also approved by APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)
18. How long do you have to stay out of your house after pest control?
Not long at all. We recommend you stay out of your house for just 30-40 minutes to allow for the treatment to dry without any disturbance. Once it has dried it will not be readily absorbed by feet or paws. It’s always a great excuse to go and grab a coffee or take the dog for a walk.
19. Is it normal to see roaches after spraying?
Yes, it is normal to see an influx of cockroaches for up to 3 weeks, especially if the pest control has not been carried out for long time and pests have built up. During the treatment we ensure our product enters all hidden crevices and holes, disturbing the hidden homes of cockroaches. When we treat areas like under fridges and behind dishwashers and under kitchen cupboards and cabinets, we may disturb nests which will be flushed out and cause abnormal activity. However, there’s no need to worry, the activity will be become minimal within few weeks.
20. Will roaches come back after extermination?
99% percent of the time our technicians eradicate the problem with the first visit. Should there be a problem we provide a 6-month service warranty to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the service. Some methods to help prevent cockroaches in your home include keeping surfaces clean (especially in the kitchen), emptying the trash often and ensuring eating spaces are kept clean.
21. Do I need to leave the house for pest control?
If you are sick, pregnant, have infants, are hypoallergenic or have a compromised immune system; we recommend you leave your home while the treatment is being conducted, and not return until 40 minutes post treatment. If you do not fit into any of these categories, you are welcome to stay in your home while the treatment is in process.
22. How do you clean your house after pest control?
Safe Pest Control technicians are trained to not leave any mess behind. However, you can clean your home as normal, just avoid the areas that have been treated. Do not do any deep cleaning for at least two weeks after your treatment. This will ensure the treatment does not get eradicated and lose its effectiveness.
23. Should I clean before exterminating?
Yes, start by removing any large furniture or appliances away from the walls of your home. This will provide ease of access to the pest control technicians. Also ensure that your clothes, children’s toys, jewellery, make-up, toiletries, etc. are all packed away into cupboards. In the kitchen, please empty your rubbish bin and clear your countertops. All food must be stored in thick plastic containers. Many pests can chew through thin plastic and seek refuge inside. If you have pets, try to store their bedding and toys carefully (cages and aquariums should be covered with sheets). Once everything is stored away and moved away from the walls, mop your floors and vacuum your carpet. It is also recommended to mow your lawn to cut flowering weeds, so they don’t attract pollinators once they’ve been sprayed.
24. Can I do pest control myself?
It is strongly advised to NOT conduct your own pest treatment. Without safe, good quality products, proper equipment and pest control knowledge you can easily put your family and others in danger whilst wasting money and time. Simply give us a call on 1300 119 085 and we will get the job done properly and safely!
25. What is the best time to do pest control?
Based on Sydney's climate, October is a great time to have a treatment done for insects. During Winter, it is best to focus on rat pest control. Ultimately any time is the right time if you have an outbreak, simply give us a call on 1300 119 085 and we will give you the correct information and advice based on your situation.
26. Do I need pest control in the winter?
Yes, pest infestations can happen all year round. Rats and mice are especially an issue in the winter months as they usually seek somewhere warm to stay such as roof voids, subfloor or inside your home. To avoid rats and mice invading your home during winter ensure you keep your garden clean and free from possible nesting areas (piles of wood, thick bush etc), patch up holes around the outside and inside of your home, always put the lid securely onto your bins and ensure food is not left uncovered. For other advice or a quote, don’t hesitate to get into contact.
27. What do I do after my pest control service?
After your pest control treatment, do not clean the treated areas for at least 2 weeks. Repair any leaks around the house; water from leaks serve as an entry for pests and may lead to a re-infestation. In the days following the treatment, you will likely continue to find dead pests, which is due to their hiding places being disturbed during the treatment.
28. Can you do pest control in the rain?
If your pest control is being conducted internally then we can continue without any worry. However, if the pest control is being conducted outside of the house, we will simply organise an alternative date to come back and finish those areas on a suitable dry day.
29. How long does it take for roaches to die after pest control?
There are many different known species of cockroaches. For German cockroach species, it can take up to 4 weeks, but for the common cockroach it will only take up to 2 weeks. Do not stress if you see a few cockroaches after treatment, it is normal for them to be disturbed from their hiding places and it will take a few weeks for the roaches to completely die off. The time frame also depends on the extent of the infestation.
30. What attracts spiders to your house?
Food is often a large attraction for spiders to come into your home. Humidity or moisture is also another factor they seek out. Spiders enjoy a humid environment. House plants (especially with flowers) tend to naturally attract their 8-legged enviro-friends. Debris around your rubbish bin or in your garden is also the ultimate spider breeding ground. To avoid attracting spiders into your home, ensure your garden is free of debris, food is not left out and your home is generally kept clean and tidy. If you think that your home has a spider problem, give us a call on 1300 119 085 and we will help you out.
31. What should I do if I see a cockroach?
It is unlikely for you to see many cockroaches because they are a nocturnal insect, however if you do see one it often means there are many, many more hiding within your home. When you see cockroaches around your home, note down the areas that you have seen them and give us a call on 1300 119 085. We will give you a fast and easy quote and can arrange for a treatment to be completed by our specialists. This treatment will safely control the issue in an ecofriendly and sustainable manner.
32. Is it normal to see more spiders after spraying?
Yes, this is normal and nothing to worry about. Our pesticide treatments tend to flush spiders out of their hiding places. This will often occur immediately after treatment and won’t have a lasting effect. If you are concerned, we offer a 6-month warranty for our treatments so don’t hesitate to give us a call.
33. How long have cockroaches been on earth?
The earliest cockroach fossils that have been discovered by palaeontologists are from the Carboniferous period 300+ million years ago. This means that cockroaches were roaming the earth with dinosaurs! It could also mean that cockroaches could outlive humans due to their heartiness.
34. Is it normal to find a cockroach in your house?
Yes, cockroaches can be found in homes internationally and are a very common insect. If you happen to see a cockroach in your house during the day (they are nocturnal so are usually only active during the night), this could mean that you have a cockroach problem and they are overcrowding. Give us a call on 1300 119 085 and we will help you fix this problem safely.
35. Can cockroaches come up through toilet?
No, the U-Shaped joint on toilets is called the P-Trap. It uses gravity to trap an amount of water inside of the bend after the water has been flushed down the drain, this water “plug” then serves as a block against sewer gas as well as making it extremely difficult for cockroaches to enter your home via the toilet plumbing.
36. Why is there a cockroach in my apartment?
Cockroaches are clever insects and can enter small spaces very easily. They can be brought into your apartment in a variety of ways. They may have been brought in from an outside delivery or perhaps your building has an infestation. Any small holes or cracks within your walls can allow for the cockroach to have access to your apartment. Avoid having cockroaches in your apartment by patching up holes and cracks in your walls and avoiding leaving food out for long periods of time. Also avoid having any debris or possible nesting places for the cockroaches to live in.
37. Why do roaches come out to die?
Once the cockroaches cross any treated areas, they die shortly after. During the treatment process the cockroaches are often disturbed from their hiding places, they then move away and cross a treated area before dying. Without anything to hold them to the ground, their top-heavy bodies topple over and they die belly up, on their backs. This often occurs when cockroaches are treated with pesticides because the treatment affects their nervous system.
38. Why do cockroaches suddenly appear?
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures which means that a lot of their activity is hidden from us. The breeding, nesting and moving happens while we are asleep which leads to a “sudden” outbreak of cockroaches once they have built up their numbers and eventually reach an overcrowded point. If you think that you have a cockroach infestation, give us a call and we will solve your problem with our safe spray and pest control service.
39. Should I be worried if I found one cockroach?
No, finding one or two cockroaches after having a treatment is normal. Depending on the species of cockroach, it can take up to 4 weeks to fully eradicate the problem. If you think that you still have an issue after our treatment, don't hesitate to get in contact with us. We offer a 6-month warranty period to ensure you are 100% satisfied with our treatment. For our Sydney Pest Control, the customer always comes first.
40. How do I prepare for a home extermination?
1. Note down the type of pest you have seen, and locations you have seen it.
2. Mop the floors and vacuum carpets.
3. Move furniture and large appliances away from walls to allow easy access for treatment.
4. Put all food items away to avoid contamination.
5. Cover pet cages and aquariums with sheets or towels.
6. Mow your lawn.
7. If you are sick, pregnant, have infants, are hypoallergenic or have a compromised immune system; please leave the premises while the treatment is being applied.