Top FAQ’s by our Customers who have had a Pest Control Service
What process will be used to do pest control in my home?
We need to identify the pest so that we know what we are treating, a combination of spraying, dusting, baiting will be used depending on your pest issue. If you don’t have a pest issue and you don’t know what your pest issues are there is no needs to have a pest service, pest control service is for rodents or insects that are disease spreading, posing a danger etc
How do I prepare for a pest control service or treatment?
Put away all food ie oil fryer, grains, onions & potatoes, store open packets in sealed jars or containers, clean up behind your fridge, wash and put away all your dishes, don’t leave clothing or washing on the floor, allow access to the skirting boards and wipe them clean, wipe and clean any oil spills on cupboards, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, hot plates ensure the spray area has a clean surface to spray on when the chemical is applied
How long after pest service is it safe to return home with pets?
2.5 – 4 hours once the surface is dry everyone is ok to return
Do I have to wash everything after pest service?
We don’t spray on personal items, the perimeter internally & externally is sprayed. Not all areas need to be sprayed if no pest issues.
Can I clean after pest control service?
No, only sweep up dead insects when the chemical is dry and place in a sealed bag in in outside bin, if you clean up you will remove the chemical spray that has been applied to the surface.
What does pest control do?
It varies for the different types of chemicals used, it eliminates the pests primarily effects the nervous system in insects that are in your home. Baits are installed for Rodents which causes poisoning to the rodent only if the rodent that has ingested the bait is consumed by another animal it has no secondary poisoning effect. Rodent baits must be placed in contained secured boxes with label advising what the poison content is. Roof baits are not just thrown in the roof they are placed secured and placed strategically so that rodents do not carry them away and cause poisoning to other animals.
How long does the chemical spray last?
1- 2 – 3 or 6 months depending on your pest service treatment, after that time the chemical from reputable suppliers has no effect, most insects are dormant in the Winter and all start to appear in the Spring. If you see insects that are a pest like Large Cockroaches, German Cockroaches, European wasps, spiders, wasps etc then it is time to conduct a pest service.
What do termites look like?
Termites and ants have antennae where the termite antennae are straight the ant antennae are bent. Termites have ticker wide waists, ants have narrow thin waists. Termites have the same size wings where Ant wings are larger in front and smaller in the back. View Images in our gallery from previous termite jobs conducted.
What’s the difference between termites & white ants or are they the same?
Termites had commonly be called white ant the term has come about because of the way a termite colour is often white or cream coloured.
What do termites eat?
Termites get nutrients from fiber found in wood, dead plant matter & trees. Mainly wood makes up the majority of the termite diet, although termites also eat other materials such as paper, plastic, plaster and some are even attracted to steel-like nails in timber fencing etc.
How can I prevent termites from entering my home?
Speak to your licensed Termite Technician who will be able to provide you with the best advice. Some simple thing to look out for is leaking hot water systems, air conditioner drain hose dripping against the structure needs to be directed away from subfloor or slab, leaking taps, remove dead tree stumps, remove decaying timber in contact with soil
What is the best termite treatment?
Our technician will need to inspect your property to discuss the best options and agree to the termite treatment that would best work for your property. Termite Site inspection is recommended.
How do I choose a termite and pest control company?
Makes sure they are approved for Termite installation, insured, use a registered chemical from a reputable supplier. Termite installation or treatment you must be provided with a receipt, a sticker is required to be placed in your meter box detailing the termite treatment carried out. We service properties for Termites in Blacktown, Hills District, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta, Dundas Valley, Telopea surrounding areas Wilson’s Pest Control have assisted many Termite customer with termite issues.
How do I know if we have termites in our home?
You may come across mud tunnels, a grit like substance building upon internal walls, ceiling, skirting boards, Powerpoints, outside brickwork you may hear a constant clicking sound which could be termite noise in the walls at night, you may find decay or mud-like substance in the walls when renovating or repairing internal walls. Refer to our gallery for images
What do I do if I find Termites in my home?
If find Termites or suspect you have termites and you are in Blacktown, Hills District, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta or surrounding areas, call to arrange a time for our Termite technician to assist you with your termite issue or termite treatment. Do not touch or disturb the termite’s tunnels, or attempt to clean up the grit or activity in any way, do not clean up the area before we can thoroughly inspect your Termite activity properly. Take a photo and send it to our mobile 0451 590 398 or email the images.
What method of treatment is the technician going to use to treat termites in my home?
Termite activity is important to identify correctly, our Termite Technician will need to inspect and determine that you have termites and will provide suggested treatment which will be explained to you as the customer. There are many options available foaming, dusting, spraying, baiting etc they all work are effective when applied correctly