Professional advice on termite management

When facing a stressful pest infestation, people often act quickly without fully understanding what to do. Failing to tackle the issue properly can lead to further problems down the track. For effective pest and termite management services that will safely deal with unwanted guests at your property, speak to Ponderosa Pest Control today.

On this page, our pest and termite management team has endeavoured to answer some of the more common pest control questions that our customers usually have. If you have any further queries or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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No, you will still see cockroaches, spiders, ants or any other target pest from time to time. They can be brought into your property, crawl in from a neighbouring property or even be blown in. When they come into contact with the treated areas, they will die shortly afterwards.
Each situation is different, and in some instances we will request some to be emptied. However, with the gel insecticides used, in most cases it is not necessary.

It is not unusual to see insects you didn’t know you had, or increased activity of the target insects or other insects that had been hiding in your property. The treatment will have flushed them out, and they will die after a short period.

The target pests may be hiding in areas that can’t be reached. Your warranty covers you for a free treatment of areas that may incur a problem within the time period stated on the paperwork that is supplied to you. Remember though, that an insect will die once in contact with the sprayed area. The odd insect does not indicate a problem.

Yes – the products used are very safe for your animals as the amount of active constituent that may be taken in by either contact when wet or by ingesting is very small. We would, however, ask that you keep your animals away from the serviceman to prevent them from getting underfoot.

It is not a requirement that you leave your home while we carry out your service, but if you feel more comfortable you can leave while we apply the treatment. When you return to your home, just open your windows and ventilate for a couple of hours.

Access to the edges in all rooms is necessary to allow the skirting edges to be sprayed. Ensure that all items of clothing, toys, books etc. are moved away from the edges and off the floor, and animal food dishes and bedding should be removed or covered.

After the spray is applied, it dries and turns to crystals. When the insect crosses the area where the crystals are present, particles are picked up on its feet etc., and when it grooms itself, or another insect, the crystals are ingested. Insects don’t die from just being sprayed.

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Environmentally friendly pest control

We have extensive experience in all facets of pest management and will ensure the best results for you and your property regardless of the type of pest you have.

Not only do we use all the latest pest management technology, but we have an in-depth understanding of the ecology of the pest causing your problems. This enables us to deliver effective pest control solutions that really work.

We care about the environment, which is why our pest control team uses only environmentally friendly APVMA-approved products. Call us now for more information.