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Pest infestations can put the health of your family and your home in danger. Don’t take the risk. Call the expert team of pest inspectors at Ponderosa Pest Control today. We offer affordable and effective pest inspections for commercial and domestic customers.Contact us
Your termite specialistsOur pest inspectors specialise in assessing, controlling and managing termites (white ants). If you’re buying or selling a property, why not take advantage of our reliable pre-purchase inspections and pre-building termite management systems? Our pest inspectors are highly trained and experienced, and use the very latest environmentally-friendly equipment and chemicals. You can depend on us to control all types of pest infestations in and around your home or business.
CockroachesCockroaches are a major problem for many households. They can carry diseases such as dysentery, typhoid, poliomyelitis and gastroenteritis. Well known for being hard to exterminate, cockroaches can be very difficult to completely remove from a property. Call Ponderosa Pest Control to solve your cockroach issue!
SpidersApart from being creepy, many common Australian spiders can cause injury and even death. The deadliest spiders in Australia are the redback spider and the funnel web spider, and both species are common throughout the country. If you have spiders in your home, garage or backyard, speak to Ponderosa Pest Control straight away. Our pest inspectors will advise you on the best course of action to ensure they are safely gotten rid of.
Rats and miceRats and mice are major headaches for property owners. These vermin can cause untold damage to buildings and are known to carry a number of diseases. Rats and mice can cause fires by chewing through electrical cabling, and can even undermine the foundations of your home! Our friendly team will be happy to assist you with any inquiries you may have, and to organise a pest inspection for your property.
Expert advice on termite control
Having termites in your property is a serious issue that cannot be ignored. Termites are extremely destructive and may cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home or business if left untreated. For effective and affordable termite control services, call the experts at Ponderosa Pest Control today. Our experienced team will be able to assess your property and advise you on the best course of action to get the problem under control. If you suspect that your property has a termite problem, it’s important that you act quickly. DO NOT SPRAY AND DO NOT DISTURB THEM! Contact the termite control experts at Ponderosa Pest Control right away. When you see termites near your home, it means there is a nest nearby. Contact us as soon as you notice signs of termites anywhere in the vicinity of your home, and we will take care of the problem quickly and efficiently so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our experienced termite control specialists are here to help. Don’t put your home at risk. Call us today and let us take care of your termite problem.Contact us
Common species responsible for damage in NSWThe most common species responsible for damage in NSW are the Coptotermes, Nasutitermes and Schedorhinotermes species, with the most destructive being the Coptotermes. Within each nest, termites can range in numbers. The queen, which can survive for over 20 years, is a termite-producing machine and keeps the nursery full of new termites. Within the nest, it is the job of the soldiers to protect the queen and the workers. The worker’s job is to collect the food to allow the colony to survive and grow. The soldier termites are distinguished from the workers by their brown heads and all-over cream colour.
Hot, humid weather causes termites to swarmWhen the humidity is high, termites can be found swarming. These winged reproductive termites, or alates, are the future kings and queens of new nests. After swarming, these termites drop their wings and look for a nesting site. Alates are coal black to pale yellow-brown, flattened and about 1/4 to 3/8 inches long with pale or smoke grey to brown wings. A very small percentage of swarming termites survive to initiate new colonies. Many are eaten by other insects or birds. Likewise, swarms emerging inside a structure usually never survive. However, it is an indication of an infestation nearby and a termite controller should be contacted. Termites (white ants) cause more damage to houses then fire or floods. With the unusual weather creating the optimum breeding conditions for termites, having your home inspected by a professional termite inspector is of the utmost importance. Termites are destructive by nature, but only a few species attack homes. It is essential that a correct identification of the species is made.
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