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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. 

Roaches

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.

Rodents

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. 

Flies

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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. 

Termites

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. 

Birds

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. 

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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. 

Check our latest blog Essential Oils that Pests Hate

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Two Little Creepy Pest Species in Australia: Smaller in Size but Seriously Annoying

Two Little Creepy Pest Species in Australia: Smaller in Size but Seriously Annoying 

Australia is blessed naturally with jaw-dropping natural wonders and attractions. The thriving professional culture of the dynamic cities here with an impressive quality of life and great outdoor lifestyle facilities make Australia rank among the best places on earth to live. But, every good thing comes with a few challenges as well. 

Australia owing to its vast and versatile resources attract not just humans but pests of all kinds to its continent. It is true that pest problems are not restricted to any geographical limits. It is a problem people deal with worldwide. Nevertheless, Australia is the home to arrays and also some of the world’s worst and hardly spotted creepy crawlers. 

Are the Non-Deadly Pests Also A Source of Concerns? 

Maybe not all these pests are direct threats to humans but cohabiting with them under the same roof or in close proximation to them can be challenging. Pest infestation always puts elderly people and children at risk. We all are vulnerable to it irrespective of age but they are the worst sufferers along with our furry friends (pets at home).  

In addition to it, the financial issues that start arising for attending to the damages caused by pest infestation severely tax both the physical and mental health of the people. 

The financial, mental, and physical stress of cohabiting with pests is too much to not take steps for their relocation or total eradication from the area (if necessary). 

The list will contain a lot of pests that the continent harbours but the blog here sheds light on two small-sized but utterly annoying ones. 

So, Who Are These Little Two Creepy Nuisances? 

Spiders

The world hail Australia as the “spider capital”, something not to feel very proud about. Over 2000 species of spiders find Australia their “home sweet home”. Though non-aggressive creatures, spiders crawling inside the home are not a pleasant and safe scenario. They play a crucial role in maintaining the eco-balance but inside houses and offices, they are the pests. 

Hideous as they are to most people, dark hideouts are their comfort zones. They enter inside through gaps in flooring, windows, cracks and crevices. 

Some common household spider posts are Huntsman Spiders, Funnelweb Spiders, White-tailed Spiders and Mouse Spiders. The largest spider is the Eastern Tarantula found in Australia. 

Spiders don’t bite unless provoked or they feel threatened. But, tolerating their presence for this cannot be a sensible decision. Erase the threat by calling Al-Maani Pest Control to chase off spiders from your property via expert spider treatment services.  Also, get rid of the creepy-looking cobweb they build at your place. 

Termite

Any property owner hates them like anything for obvious reasons. Causing around $700 million worth of damages to households annually across the continent, these pests are pretty expensive! 

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Giant Northern Termite wears the crown of being the most destructive termite. Coptotermes happen to be the most hated termite in Australia due to their property devastating tendencies. 

Termites feed on wood and harvested crops. There are three types of termites namely Dry Wood, Subterranean and Damp Wood.

Reports show that 1 in every 3 houses in Australia is infested with termites. Termite infestation needs immediate expert attention or the damages will be too expensive to bear. They lay around 2000 eggs each day! 

We, at Al-Maani Pest Control, are just a call away. We start the pest treatment process the moment you approach us to ensure no further damage to your property happens.  

Check our previous blog “An Overall Glimpse of Australia’s Pest Situation

 

An Overall Glimpse of Australia’s Pest Situation

An Overall Glimpse of Australia’s Pest Situation 

Different types of pest harbouring in Australia cost the continent billions of dollars annually. The massacre is prominent in the production spheres and irreparable environmental damage besides risking the lives of innumerable native species across the continent. 

 

Pest Population in Australia

The Flora and fauna of Australia are indeed iconic, and versatile adding more to its thriving biodiversity. Sadly, it also is home to arrays of troublesome pests that can prove to be quite dangerous to its delicate ecosystem balance. 

 

Not all pests indeed pose threats to humans and nature like bees. Nevertheless, several pests are fairly harmful or maybe deadly at times. 

 

Usually less dangerous yet menacing pests that keep the pest controllers in Australia preoccupied are cockroaches, mice, possums, spiders, insects, ants, etc. Venomous spiders are also not uncommon. These pests dwell across a variety of atmospheric conditions and environments. 

 

The Colossal Calamity 

Pests cause huge damage to us, ruining our food production and leading to food crises in extreme cases. Who in Australia needs a reminder of the precarious situation during a rat plague

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It completely jeopardizes our natural cropping system, and adversely affects the quality of living across the continent. Rural or urban, the signs of the massacre are vividly prominent everywhere when a rat plague hits us here. Besides damaging our agricultural produce and food production, it parasites our livestock and brings health hazards to humans. 

 

The Consequence

The accessibility to and availability of food is seriously compromised as they damage our agricultural produce. The noticeable gap between the shortage of supply and the usual damage leads to a compromising food security situation. 

 

Plus, stored products insects and pests contaminate and waste finished products (instant edible food items) in food storage units, food stores, and outlets. 

 

This results in food inflation, which further puts the people in a miserable situation. Reports also indicate that it causes a shift to the usual food preference of the population. 

 

Food premises happen to offer ideal living conditions for pestering creatures to live and reproduce. Local eateries, restaurants, and food outlets are some of such places where pests can easily multiply if left uncontrolled. It can cast a severe impact and cause utter consequences to the health of the consumers. 

 

Pest Control & Urban Dwellings

The design and construction of the building play crucial roles in launching a proper pest control attack on the nuisances. Both the external and internal layout along with the building construction material has to be such that discourages pest harbourage of any kind via ensuring the blockage of their access. 

 

The design and planning of the pipe system and drain (the gutter),  vents, and windows need special attention. Proper and timely maintenance of the building after construction and occupancy adds to the protection against pests initiative further. 

 

Pest Infection, Pest Treatment, and Pest Disinfection by professional pest controllers right from the onset of the issue help minimize the damages significantly. On-site review, consultancy and pest prevention measures beforehand ensure eliminating the scope of infestation ever. 

 

Wrapping up

The encouraging factors that are prominent are hassle-free food accessibility, humid atmosphere, negligence of people in keeping clean messed up hideouts at home/offices/shops, etc. 

 

Pest control tactics might not be spectacularly effective in combatting the rat plague, but they can minimize and sideline other aggravating pest situations considerably. 

Mouse Plague: A Terror to Australia“, a blog to read.

 

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Mouse Plague: A Terror to Australia

Mouse Plague: A Terror to Australia

Mouse plague might sound unusual and peculiar to some as it doesn’t happen anywhere except in China and Australia. In the year 1993, Australia faced the worst-ever mouse plague. The plague caused huge damage, an approximate estimation reads around $96 million worth. 

Rodents, especially rats, bring serious losses and heavy damage to food crops in several nationals across the world. In the continent of Australia, it takes a devastating form when a mouse plague occurs and also all through the other times of the year. 

The house mouse or Mus domesticus poses a serious threat and is a menace to agriculture in Australia. They heavily damage the agricultural crops across the length and breadth of Australia when a mouse plague strikes.  

Mouse plagues are common in grain-growing parts of this continent. The very first mouse plague occurred in 1904. The plague keeps striking the continent once every 7 years.

On-farm impacts

On-farm impacts encompass the following

  • Heavy damage to crops at almost all its stages, including sowing, tillering, and harvest. 
  • It also damages and contaminates stored grain. 
  • Rats and mice transmit diseases to livestock, by gnawing them. 
  • In piggeries and poultry sectors, the rodents contaminate their food adversely affecting their health and rates of production. 

Off-farm impacts

The adverse impact of rats and mice infestation is also noticeable outside the farm industry.

  • Rodents damage an extensive range of intensive animal holding facilities, like electrical equipment, insulation, and infrastructure. 
  • Expenditure incurred for recruiting labour to clean up the mess caused by rodents 
  • Expenses incurred for hiring mice and rats pest control experts
  • Losses incurred due to the spoiling, and contamination of eateries and food retail outlets, food storage facilities, accommodation venues, corporate venues, academic institutions, healthcare facility units, 

 

Stages of Mouse Plague

It is observed that mouse plagues develop in 4 stages. 

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Stage 1 

Also known as the low phase, here the density of rodents is less than 10 mice/ha in all habitats.  

Stage 2 

A rapid increase in the abundance of mice is noticed here. The range might read from 10 mice/ha to 100 mice/ha in all habitats.  

Stage 3 

This is the most frightening phase where the population of mice peaks. The phase generally comes around winter when the abundance is at its highest. The count surpasses 1,000 mice/ha in all habitats.  

Stage 4 

The density relaxes and somewhat crashes to the lowest point here at this phase. Better known as the decline phase, the rodent density sharply declines to even less than 1 mouse/ha in all habitats.  This stage might stay persistent for up to 2 years 

It would be interesting to note that the density of rodents (rats and mice) is at its peak in autumn and early winter. It indicates the fact that the damage to farm and off-farm sectors typically is extreme during the sowing time of the winter cereals. On the other hand, it is during the month before harvest in case of summer crops.

Wrapping up

Rodent (rats and mice) abundance management practices in Australia generally is more reactive. The Government distribute massive amounts of poisons to kill the mice during mouse plagues. More concrete plans and measures are necessary to control mouse damage. 

 

Better pest control management all throughout the year might help to avoid the abundance reaching the stage where it becomes a mice plague that threatens the food supply and quality of life across Australia. 

Check our latest blog “Can Pests Disbalance the Ecosystem?