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Time to Deal with the Nocturnal Blood Suckers at Home

Time to Deal with the Nocturnal Blood Suckers at Home

No, we are not talking about the pestering individuals you deal with at home. We are actually indicating the PESTS that deprive you of a sound sleep at night, and have the audacity to suck your blood, literary! 

Bed Bugs are 4–6mm long wingless parasitic insects that feed on human blood! C. hemipterus bed bugs are common in tropical areas of Australia. Cimex Lectularius is happier in a temperate climate and is found globally. 

These little vampires might not suck your blood to death but, it is annoying to the core for sure. Arrays of hassle and practical concerns are associated with bed bug infestations in any household. 

It necessitates seeking bed bugs pest control services from professional experts on an immediate basis. 


Do They Cause Us Infections? 

It is a common belief among many that bed bugs live on human skin that is completely untrue. They may travel from one place to another, visit one space to another riding on your skin (rarely), on your belongings (mostly) or on the body of the pet. We don’t have any reliable and concrete evidence showing they transmit infectious diseases to humans.  


Skin reactions might include 

  • Redness, and swelling at the bite site 
  • Itching 
  • Burning sensations 


Either the bite or the saliva (injected while sucking the blood) causes an allergic reaction.  Some people do not feel any noticeable allergic reactions at all. 


They are not an alarming health threat but, a complete nuisance and annoying pests. Who would like to host someone at home sucking our blood? 

Bed bugs prefer to bite and such human blood at night when they are sleeping on their beds. What a nasty pathetic creature surely a bed bug is! 


Where to Spot Them? 

Because of their smaller size, they can fit in any space. They would happily dwell and lay their eggs on 

  • Bed mattresses
  • Cracks in the headboard or footboard of the bed
  • In the box spring 
  • Between cushions or pillows 
  • Behind skirting boards
  • Behind wallpapers 
  • Along the carpet edge
  • Along the curtain edges 
  • Bedside furniture
  • These are the common areas where one can spot the infestation.  


Adult female bed bugs lay up to three eggs every day, which take just 10 days to hatch. Chill in the air will take them a little longer to hatch. 

Professionals trained in bed bugs pest control have sharp eyes to discover these little blood suckers from even the most confining spaces. 


Signs of Infestation 

If your room or any space has a strong musty odour, it might be the smell of the pheromones they excrete. The extent of the infestation will decide the severity of the smell. 

As they are little vampires feeding on your blood at night, do check for mysterious tiny blood spots on your bedsheet. Unless you have squished a mosquito and rubbed the palms on your bedsheet, chances are high that there might be bed bug infestation at your place. 

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5 Commonest Pests in Commercial Facilities Across Australia

5 Commonest Pests in Commercial Facilities Across Australia

Pests anywhere can cause heavy damage to properties and lives. Australia is home to many pests, of all types, both dangerous and harmless. Experienced professionals skilled in handling life-threatening pests like snakes and venomous spiders possess specialized training.

Professionals offering Commercial Pest Control in Melbourne are not trained to handle snakes. But, they can help you find relief from other pests that might not threaten your life directly. Why do we mention ‘directly’?  Several pests can also impact your health in indirect ways. 

Let us discuss the mess pests commonly spotted at commercial facilities and how commercial pests controllers can help. 


The commonest one to spot inside storage units, amidst heaps of files, in washrooms, in pantries and almost everywhere. Cockroach infestation at commercial facilities is the breeding ground for infectious diseases. They come in contact with your food, food packages, and cutleries and cause serious food infections. 

If any of the employees suffer from asthma and eczema, know for sure the infestation will aggravate the conditions. Though you can easily squash them with your boot/sandal, they are the tough ones as they can survive without food for months. Agencies offering Commercial Pest Control in Melbourne identify this as the commonest pest infesting any facility.


They are the biggest culprits in commercial space of all. Name anything they cannot chew through on earth except glass and iron nails. They will chew through your entire property if possible!

They have a remarkable talent to sniff food from anywhere. Keep your pantry dirty and unorganized with food packages and leftovers,  and see them visiting the site in no time.  An ardent carrier of several pathogens, staff members and employees will be prone to suffer from food poisonings, jaundice, meningitis, typhoid fever and arrays of infections. 



If the commercial space is associated with food manufacturing or retailing, it will be prone to fly infestation. Also, the unemptied rubbish bins in the pantry section can bring flies of various types to the office premise.

They are known to cause multiple diseases, making them prominent health hazards. It sits on the garbage and then contaminates exposed food by sitting/feeding on them. Open drains also become the breeding ground for flies. 


A serious threat to any business owner across Australia, it can cause severe structural damages. They are more devastating than roaches, rodents, and others. Subterranean, Drywood and Dampwood termites need a special mention here.

They can chew through wood and cellulose, weakening the structure of the commercial facility. 


Don’t raise your eyebrow reading the mention of birds here. Well, they look pretty and are carefree flying creatures but they too can be a disaster to your workplace. Birds are responsible for transmitting as many as 60 diseases to humans

Birds also invite other pests like mites to your facility. Their body is laden with parasites and other microscopic pests.

Wrapping up

We go to offices and our workplaces to do duties and earn an income, not to get contaminated by disease-causing germs spread by pests there. Failing to seek professional pest control solutions and the service of an exterminator can cost you losing employees, customers, clients, and eventually your business. 

Pests Shouldn’t Interfere with the Fine Dining Experience Ever

Pests Shouldn’t Interfere with the Fine Dining Experience Ever

After the ease of Covid-19 restrictions imposed on outdoor life throughout Australia, restaurants and eateries are welcoming back their guests. Though the guest list doesn’t provide any room for pests, they do find their ways to sneak in. 

The food business in Melbourne always has been a factor in pulling crowds from far afar to this city. One of the most horrifying nightmares for any restaurant owner or manager would be to spot a pest infestation in the commercial kitchen. 

Seek commercial pest control to encourage more customers to dine at your restaurant carefree. The presence of pests in your restaurant can totally devastate and tarnish the reputation of the restaurant/eatery and the media won’t miss the opportunity to fan the fire across all possible platforms. 

Pests Prominent in Food Premises

Common pests harbouring the food premises are rats, mice, flies, ants, cockroaches, pest birds like pigeons etc. What allures them here is a steady source of food and water accompanied by a secure shelter.  

Their Hideouts in Your Commercial Kitchen

These tiny transmitters of diseases and ugly nuisances are nocturnals (active mostly during the nights or when left alone with no human activity around) and are masters in seeking hideouts.  Their favourite hideouts very well include the following 

  • Under the sinks, and hand wash constructions 
  • Inside wall cavities, crevices and cracks (if any)
  • In sneaky zones inside the food storage units where storage bins are kept
  • Inside the food packages and boxes. 
  • Behind or beneath the appliances used in the kitchen
  • Behind the refrigerator, microwaves, coffee machines (their all-time favourite hangout zone)
  • The dark and moist areas inside the commercial kitchen 
  • Used food cartons, packages that are left behind and not disposed of. 
  • Gaps or confined space between shelves and cupboards

Restaurants Are Legally Required to Stay Pest-Free

The government of Australia always makes it one of its top concerns to ensure the protection of consumer health. Apart from human contamination and the spread of the pandemic again, pest contamination at food premises always remains a top concern.


They urge food business owners and managers to access commercial pest control in Melbourne and everywhere for pest-free operations. 

Two Imposing Legal Requirements

The Food Standards Code followed in Australia requires all types of food businesses (retail outlets, manufacturing units, commercial kitchens, serving outlets) to adopt practicable and precautionary measures to

  • prevent pests from getting inside the food premises  
  • Eliminate and prevent the infestation of pests on the food 


The Practicable Precautionary Measures 

The precautionary and practicable efforts found effective  in preventing the entry of pests inside food premises include: 

  1. Gaps, Holes and Cracks developed on the ceiling and on walls are entry points for pests. Timely sealing of these will prevent the free entrance.
  2. It is advisable for the people involved in the operational and serving departments of a food business to make sure they keep the doors and windows closed when not in use. 
  3. Also, the doors, windows, and other wide openings should feature flyscreens and meshes. Maintain it properly to avoid entrance. Insects and ants can be prevented this way. 
  4. The practicable measures practised across Australia based food businesses also include the installation of weather strips at the base of the door. 
  5. Dispose of the extra food packaging materials and packets in the dust boxes kept outside. 
  6. Make sure to keep the food items in covered containers in a neat-n-clean space. 
  7. Adopt non-toxic yet effective pest control and prevention measures under the strict supervision of professional pest controllers. 

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Rental Properties Are for People, Not Pests!

Rental Properties Are for People, Not Pests!

Australia is home to a plethora of pests of all possible types. In many instances, the continent has earned the nickname of ‘pest capital of the world’ due to its unintentional hospitable environment for them. End of lease treatment control in Melbourne is sought by both the tenants and the landlady/lord as per the agreement made between both the parties prior to moving in. 

Tenants are legally bound to leave the rental property in hygienic and tidy condition. If not, they can get into trouble and it might cost them expensively. 

One has to give a cleaned rental property back to its owner to claim the bond money and move out smoothly. 


End of Lease Cleaning & End of Lease Control 

The washing, vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning activities that the rental property needs for a sparklingly clean look fall under the purview of End of Lease Cleaning services. 

Trapping, relocating and eradicating the pest issues infesting the rental properties for making the space hygienic, livable, and safe for new tenants coming in is End of Lease Treatment Control services. 

Both are not to be mistaken. Not all end of lease cleaning service providers stay equipped and possess the skill to deal with pests. Specialized services need the intervention of professionals especially skilled to tackle the specific challenges associated. 

One always goes for End of Lease Treatment Control in Melbourne after End of Lease Cleaning. Else, the disinfecting solutions used for killing or chasing off pests will get washed away with the cleanings and washings. 


Why Seeking the Service Becomes Necessary? 

Every person has got the right to stay in a hygienic, safe, and clean place. As a landlord, it becomes your duty to provide the new tenants with a clean and safe property that ensures a healthy atmosphere around. As an old tenant who is moving out, it becomes your duty to return the property to the property owner in a good condition, neat and clean as you had it while it was leased out to you initially. 

Experienced pest controllers can not just control the growth of new pests on the property after eradicating the older ones, but also correctly evaluate the pest damages. Professionals have a better understanding of the cleaning solutions, agents and other pesticides/insecticides that do the job appropriately. 

Their trained eyes can dig out the hiding experts better and quicker than a novice ever can. 


Having A Pest Control Servicing Certificate Helps

In Melbourne or anywhere across the continent, having a pest control servicing certificate is always a major convincing tool in the hands of the property owner. Any new potential tenant would feel relaxed and confident to move into the rental property that is certified by reputable pest controllers

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It gives them much-needed peace of mind. Pests transmit diseases to humans and pets. It is annoyingly disgusting to have roaches, rodents, arachnoids, and ants roaming around freely inside the house. It damages the property and household items steadily.  Tenants do not pay an amount to invite such disgusting troubles into their lives. 


Wrapping up

It is important to get in touch with reliable and reputable pest controllers to get the crawling annoyance out of the property. 

Tenants don’t pay rentals for living together with pests under the same roof. Property owners don’t need your little crawling unwanted living partners left behind when you move out to start afresh. 

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