Fairview Pest Control Guide for your home
Some of our clients asked us about the reasons why older homes usually have more pests than others. We decided to provide our pest control Fairview client with a guide to answer all their questions regarding older homes and pest control.
Why Do Older Homes Have More Pests Than Others?
Here are some of the reasons why older homes usually have more pests.
How Can You Prevent Pest Infestations in Old Homes?
The first thing to do in order to prevent pest infestations and fix the house problems is to seal up all the cracks and holes in the walls and around the property in general. You can search for the best Fairview pest control company and hire its experts to inspect your place and provide you with a full report about pest infestations and how to deal with them.
You can also try to seal up the entry points by yourself. Just make sure to understand the nature of your home invaders. Insects need tiny holes to have access into your home while mice and rodents need bigger holes. Concrete, silicone, and caulk are perfect, and sometimes, you may need tin flashing to close large holes.
Furthermore, you need to take care of your windows and doors. Make sure that your windows and doors can be closed properly and that there are no cracks or holes around them since they can allow all kinds of pests and insects inside your home.
To check that your doors and windows are properly sealed up, turn on the lights inside your home at night, get out, and check the windows and doors from the outside. If you notice light passing through any cracks, seal them up.
Another common mistake that we see a lot is when people try to fix their old homes without having a termite inspection and treatment first. Literally, all the repairs will be part of the infestation and you will have to repair everything again.
What Should I Do About Water Problems?
Water is one of the main problems when it comes to pest control and infestations. Leaks, drainage, gutters, and all other water problems attract all kinds of pests and insects.
Water leads to mold and fungi, which are among the best food sources for insects and pests. Besides, it makes it easier for them to penetrate construction materials, which allows more insects and pests to have access inside your home.
The first thing to do is to clean out the gutters to allow water to flow properly and reduce the risk of potential damages to your wooden structures.
In addition, your place should have a proper drainage system that takes all the water away from your place. This way, you will reduce the number of insects and pests attracted to your property.
If there are any leaks, take your time and fix all of them properly. This will have a significant impact on the pests and insects living inside your home. Without water, they will have to leave and search for moisture-enriched areas. The drier your home is, the less interesting it will be for pests and insects.
If your home is old and you need an expert to inspect it and make sure that it is pest-free, The Local Guys Fairview Team is here for you. At The Local Guys, we have the proper experience and knowledge to handle any pest control problems including inspecting and treating old homes. Contact us now if you need more information about our services.
When you choose The Local Guys – Pest Control, you are:
The Local Guys – Pest Control offers:
Upon our arrival, you will be greeted by one of our friendly pest control technicians. Before we begin the inspection, we will discuss your pest issue with you. This ensures we are well informed so we can determine the best course of action. Some of the things we will discuss with you, include:
Once we have been informed of all the details, we will inspect all the areas of concern. This inspection will be different for each service. However, during every inspection we are not afraid to get down and dirty to ensure we are conducting a thorough and detailed inspection. Areas of inspection may include:
Once the inspection has been completed, the pest control professional will inform the client of their findings and recommendations for treatment. We will provide several different options, based on the best course of action, budget and any other concerns you have.
Our technicians are trained to use various techniques and products to treat your pest control concerns, depending on the level of infestation and the location. We understand pest control is not a one-size-fits-all measure… and therefore, we tailor each pest control job to ensure the best results every time!
After you agree upon a treatment plan, the technician will walk you through each step, so you are fully informed of the process that is to be performed. Additionally, they will discuss with you what they require from you to ensure you and your family are kept safe.
Reporting and Follow Up
Upon completion of the treatment, you will be provided with full reporting outlining the service and any other future recommendations to prevent future pest infestations. Not only do we want to help you eliminate your pest control problem, but we also want to prevent you from experiencing it again.
Our professional technicians will inform you if you require any follow up treatments. We will also contact you when your next suggested treatment is due, so you do not need to worry about having to remember to rebook in! We want to make all of your pest control issues as stress-free as possible, which, to us, includes not only the treatment, but also the follow up process.
Yes! At The Local Guys – Pest Control, we are confident in our practices. This is why we offer free service periods on all of our services. The length of these warranty periods vary depending on the service provided. For example, a cockroach free service warranty is 3 months after the initial service date (conditions apply). Therefore, if you are still seeing live cockroach activity within this period of time, all you need to do is give us a call and the technician will return and retreat until the problem has been rectified to your satisfaction.
In regard to termite protection, we also deal with Australian leaders in termite management systems, such as Exterra. Exterra offers a $250,000 timber replacement warranty on homes that have their termite management system installed (conditions apply).
We understand having pests in your home or business can be unsettling, this is why we have these warranties in place, so you can feel assured that we will provide 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our work.
At The Local Guys – Pest Control, we are competitive with our pricing. This is why we believe we are more affordable than our competitors. We understand pest control can be a costly expense – that often comes at the worst times and requires immediate attention. We also understand that a lot of pest control issues are not the client’s fault. For these reasons we aim to provide the highest-standard service possible for a reasonable cost. Additionally, unlike some other franchises, at The Local Guys – Pest Control we have much lower overheads. This is because each of our technicians are local small business owners. Lower overheads, mean lower costs for the consumer.
If you receive a cheaper written quote elsewhere, you may discuss price matching with the technician (at the discretion of the technician).
The Local Guys – Pest Control have a range of different payment options available. Not only do we take cash payments, but each technician also has EFTPOS payments available for on the day payment. Commercial businesses may pay on the day or receive an invoice to be paid at a later date (dependant on technician’s terms). We understand that pest control costs can be an unexpected outlay, therefore, we have payment plans available (conditions apply). Please discuss this with our technician for more details.
Prior to any of our pest control treatments, your technician will discuss with you the required steps of preparation and outline a step-by-step walkthrough of the treatment. This may include:
Then, sit back and relax while we take care of it! If required, the technician will tell you how long you need to stay away from the areas of treatment and when it is safe to return.
A pest control expert will always provide more effective results than a DIY treatment. Many people try DIY treatments because they believe it will be cheaper and more convenient… However, the reality of DIY pest treatments:
For a short period after your treatment, you will still see pests as they are being forced from their hiding places. This is a part of the treatment process. Once you start seeing dead pests around your home, this is a sign of the treatment doing its job.
If, for any reason, you continue to see live activity within your free service period, notify your technician and they will happily come and retreat the problem areas, until your satisfaction.
Although unlikely, an odour can occur after a rodent baiting treatment. If this is the case, please notify your pest control technician. As a part of our free service period, we will return to your premise to rectify the concern.
We recommend that you do not clean the spider webs away for up to two weeks after your spider treatment. This promotes a more effective outcome because the chemical residue left on the web will continue to treat all insects that come into contact with it.
Animals & Rodents
We have broken up our pest control process into seven easy steps!
Yes! It is a requirement at The Local Guys – Pest Control Adelaide that all technicians are fully licenced and insured. We only have the best in the industry onboard our team. We do this to ensure the protection of our clients and their homes, provide peace of mind and maintain our high standard of business.
When you deal with The Local Guys – Pest Control, you can rest assured knowing every technician has:
Yes! All services provided by The Local Guys – Pest Control are safe for your family, pets and garden. At The Local Guys – Pest Control safety is paramount – so much that it is one of our company’s six core values. We adhere to all state and government regulations and all technicians have been trained to the highest standard to ensure they are experts in the Pest Control industry. Additionally, The Local Guys – Pest Control have extra safety protocols set in place and only use approved products from quality suppliers to ensure the safety of our clients and their environments are protected.
Pests will continue to be apart of our everyday lives, which is why the pest control industry is important for everyone. Here are some reasons why:
It is a recommendation as per the Australian Standard that your home/ business is inspected every 12 months as a minimum for termite activity. For general pests, this can be completed at your discretion, however, we recommend you have an inspection/ service completed every 6 months. Regular inspections are a part of prevention! Prevention is better than treatment as you are protecting your home/business before the problem occurs.
Pests can enter the home in a variety of ways. This may include:
If you are finding pests in your home, you should also consider why they are present as well as how they are getting inside. Factors which may increase the attraction of pests in your home may include:
Yes! All of our technicians provide bee relocation options (dependant on the client’s preferences and the hive’s accessibility) to ensure their safety. Due to extinction concerns, we make a conscious effort to protect their existence. We understand bees are important to our ecosystem, which is why we work closely with beekeepers.
It is common for rodents and animals to enter the roof void for safety and warmth. If you believe you may have something in your roof void, you may hear:
If you are unsure of what pest it is making these noises, At The Local Guys – Pest Control, we say:
“A mouse sounds like a rat, a rat sounds like a possum, and a possum sounds like an elephant.”