Category: Insect

How To Get Rid Of Ants

Ants are social creatures, so where there’s one, there can be thousands more! From spotting a few rogues in the kitchen, to an ant infestation in your backyard, it’s important not to ignore the little critters. Ants can often cause underlying issues, from damaging the plumbing, or eating the grout between your tiles, to an extreme invasion of your pantry. …

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Types Of Ants In Perth

No ant is a welcomed guest in your home, however, it’s important to know what you’re dealing with. Different types of ants in Perth can cause a variety of distinct issues. We’ve put together a list of the most common ants you’ll find in Perth and the damage they can cause, so you know what you’re up against. Common Types…

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Chemical & Physical Termite Barriers: What’s The Difference?

We’re often asked what is the difference between Chemical & Physical Termite Barriers. Whether you’re seeking to protect a new build or an existing home, termite barriers are required to defend your home against these nightmare pests. Several types of termite barriers are available on the market, with the effectiveness very much dependent on the skills and knowledge of the…

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What To Do If You Find Termites In Your House

We’ve all heard the horror termite stories, small but deadly forces that have the potential to disturb the structural integrity of buildings. It’s no wonder why many clients feel a sense of panic when they notice signs of termite damage including:  Mud tubs (long brown tubs). Peeling paint that resembles water damage.Tiny, pinpoint holes in drywall.Hollow scampering/scratching noise. Very squeaky floorboards.  When…

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Preventing Termites

They are small, but they are deadly! Termites, also known as white ants, have the ability to eat away at wooden structures, causing disturbance to structural integrity. Not only do termites place you in physical danger, but they also place you in financial danger with most insurance providers not covering termite damage. This is why preventing termites is far more…

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Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches are opportunists and will not hesitate to take up occupancy in your bathroom cabinets, behind your dishwasher or under your garden decking. These sneaky nocturnal creatures hide during the day and lurk during the night. You won’t realise they’re there until you see a head pop out of the sink.  When there is one, there are many. Cockroach faeces…

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Jack Jumper Ant Scare In Perth

Last month, SWAT-A-PEST owner Daniel Bremer discovered seven nests in a Canning Vale property after the homeowner was rushed to hospital twice. These nests homed Jack Jumper Ants (also known as Tasmanian Killer Ants), and Green Headed Bull Ants. Jumping Jack ants prove to be the second most deadly ant in the world by being the single most common cause…

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