Pest Management Frequently Asked Questions
I think I might have termites, should I spray them first?
NO! We do not want the active termites to be disturbed, this if for a few reasons, if our pest exterminators know where they are, they can quickly and easily assess the best white ant treatment option for them. If the white ants are disturbed they may retreat or they may just move to another area of the house making removal more difficult.
I killed the termites I saw so I don't think I have them now?
There can be millions of termites in a single colony, just killing a few, or a few hundred that you see is not effective pest management and will not get rid of them. It will just make them go somewhere else, this may be somewhere in your house or your neighbour’s house.
What are the different methods for termites removal?
There are several different methods for performing termite removal depending on the type of property and infestation that you have. Please see our Termites page for explanations of the different methods for keeping your home safe from termites.
Are your Pest Control chemicals safe for my children to be around?
Yes, our local exterminators use pest extermination chemicals that are of low toxicity to humans and are applied in such a way that reduces the amount of over spray. In kitchen cupboards we use a gel rather than spray for food safety. We only use original manufactured chemicals.
Are your Pest Management chemicals safe for my pets?
Yes, apart from birds or fish, we do a site assessment as we are going, we will cover up or move any fish or birds. If this is not possible, we feel it is safer to skip the direct area of birds or fish. We have not yet had a fatality of anyone’s fish or feathered family members and we plan to keep it that way.
Do I need to empty my cupboards or move anything?
No, with modern pest treatment technologies and current chemical production methods, nothing needs to be moved prior to the professional pest control treatment. Our local exterminators have the right pest management equipment and methods to work around everything in your home or commercial business. In kitchen cupboards, we do not spray, we use a gel which is discretely placed within the cupboards.
Will your gel contaminate my food?
No. The pest removal gel is placed in discreet places where bugs, insects and/or vermin congregate such as hinges and cracks and crevices. It is not placed close to your food.
Does everything need to be washed after your Professional Pest treatment?
As the pest control chemicals we use are of low toxicity to humans everything does not need to be washed after a pest treatment, in fact this would then make the treatment ineffective.
I also need my carpets cleaned, do you do this, and which should be done first?
We can organise a carpet cleaner for you. We work closely with a professional carpet cleaner who is reliable and does a fantastic job at cleaning carpets. We work with this cleaner to have your carpets sorted out first and then the pest control is carried out afterwards.
Will the pest spray the exterminators use stain my walls and carpets?
No, our local exterminators only use a water based, pest spray chemical which will not stain. There will be a light mist residue after the bug treatment however this will dry and be completely invisible.
What if I touch the wet area after you have sprayed it with chemicals?
This is not too much of a concern, just wash your hands or rinse the part of the body that touched it. The pest control chemicals we use are low toxicity to humans.
How do I know you will do the job properly?
With all of our North Brisbane and Sunshine Coast pest management solutions, we offer a warranty which means that if our local exterminators do not do the job properly, we will come back for free to fix the problem, we do not want this to happen so our aim is to do it once, and do it right.
How much are your pest removal treatments?
Our local pest exterminator prices are very competitive and you will definitely get value for money from our North Brisbane and Sunshine Coast pest management service. Please see our Price page for general pest control prices.
What if its raining?
Our pest exterminators will make a decision on the day as to whether we can effectively carry out pest management or not due to rain, we would rather postpone the North Brisbane or Sunshine Coast pest control job and treat on a fine day rather than risk not doing a satisfactory pest treatment because the chemicals get washed away. Whatever happens, it will be a decision that we decide on together.
Will I see insects after you have treated?
Yes, bugs and insects will always come inside, however they will soon die as they cross over the pest control chemical that our local exterminators have put down. This is why it is crucial to use the right type of chemical that leaves a long residual for long term pest protection.
How often should Aussie's local Exterminators have to come out?
For termite inspections and termite treatments, at least once a year, some properties even require white ant treatments twice a year. For general, all pest control services once a year is generally adequate, however some high pressure properties may require to be treated twice a year.