SPRING PEST CONTROL MELBOURNE
Spring time in Melbourne means one thing in the pest control industry – an increase in flying and crawling pests. Insects such as ants and cockroaches are far less active in the colder months of winter. They lay dormant in cracks and crevices just waiting for the temperature to increase. As soon as the first hint of warm weather arrives then out they come to play! As a result, Spring and Summer is the busiest time of year in the pest industry.
Tim from Pest Control Empire says that conducting a pest treatment at the start of spring is the perfect time to protect your home: “I always send out an email to my clients in the middle of August advising that spring is fast approaching. It’s best to be proactive and protect your home before you get overrun by pests”.
Tim recommends spraying the exterior of your home with a strong repellent. The product will work effectively on pests such as spiders that may be living in the corners of windows. Any crawling pest that comes into contact with the product will die. The product will then remain on the sprayed surface for a period of time and deter any other pests from taking up residence.
Tim sprays the exterior of a house with a liquid repellent. He also injects repellent dust into the subfloor if there is one. Dust can also be injected into weep holes as these are common entry points for spiders, ants and cockroaches. Fences should also be sprayed as spiders establish webs on these types of structures.
Tim will also use a liquid spray in the interior of homes but care is always taken not to let it come into contact with food, food preparation areas and materials. Bedding also should not be sprayed. The roof cavity should also be injected with dust for completeness.
The liquid spray we use is safe once dry so pets need to be away from wet areas. The house should be vacated for a period of at least 4 hours.
If you reside in Melbourne and require a ‘spring clean’ from pests be sure to call us on 1300 665 573 to book your appointment now.