Pest Control Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia
Are you looking for Pest Control? The Northern Beaches has always been our local service area for over 30 years.
A1 Pest control has been organizing effective and thorough pest inspections for the northern beaches over the past 3 decades. We’ve also treated many homes with all sorts of pests and always get the job done on time with fantastic results! We offer a whole variety of pest management services including Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections, Pest and Building Inspection and Termite Inspections (both Visual and Thermal Termite Inspection options are available).
All of our operators are qualified beyond the state requirements for pest control which means they have the necessary training and experience to handle almost any pest infestation or issue. During winter it becomes even more important to have a thorough pest inspection conducted due to the fact that rodents become more active and will try to establish themselves in residential homes or in commercial kitchens.
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One of the biggest concerns in the Northern Beaches and Manly areas is ticks. This is due to it being a bushy area close to the beaches.
Record Numbers of Infestation in 2015
With above average rainfalls that Sydney-siders have experienced over the past months of Winter, normal maintenance of backyard areas has been delayed. Unkempt lawns have become a massive breeding site for paralysis ticks and those pesky fleas. Northern Beaches veterinary hospital doctor Dr Paul McGeown – B. Sc. BVMS reported that this is the “perfect storm” for these parasites to attack.
Tom Rollins of A1 Pest Control said last week “Damp, warm weather which accompanies spring time is breeding heaven for ticks and fleas. You have to employ really good flea control and tick control. During these increasingly warm months is the best time to take action and prevent the transmission of diseases.”
“The public need to try and prevent the entry of bandicoots and possums into their yards. Try and discourage them from gaining access by having lighting on continuously during the night for a few nights in a row and by making sure that pets are being bathed with a good flea shampoo, like Advantix Dog Fleas & Ticks Control.
It will take 24 to 48 hrs before bacterium is expelled from the tick into kids or dogs and cats. Therefore if you find a tick on a pet or child remove it IMMEDIATELY to reduce the odds of infection spreading. Make sure to completely remove the mandible and head from the skin.” Rollins said.
Ticks – Why you should be worried!
Ticks have become a fairly common inhabitant of the Sydney region. They are predominantly found along the Northern Beaches area however, pets have been found with them from many other suburbs. The notorious Paralysis Tick (l. holocylus) is found all the way along the east coast and inland ranging up to 50KM! This means that most suburbs within the Sydney region and even out in the Hills District might have tick infestations developing on properties and around homes.
They prefer areas that are moist, humid and temperate. They don’t tolerate high or low temperatures well and are vulnerable to any hot, dry winds. As such they’re hard to find due to residing in hard to see spots. The Paralysis tick is found most commonly in moister areas of forest that have a temperate climate, in foliage that is less than one meter tall. This is their preferred height as it allows them to easily attach to their favourite size hosts, which is often your beloved pet!
DIY Tick Control Tips!
There are Non-Toxic methods of tick control which can turn out to be very effective, such as the eskibox tick trap. This is especially useful when you need to do some garden tending or weeding.
The eski, combined with some dry ice, slowly releases Carbon Dioxide which attracts ticks. This is due to the fact that ticks interpret the Co2 to be coming from a food source, such as your pets, which will lure them to the eski.
Make sure to play the eski on a piece of sturdy cardboard and surround it (the eski) which dual sided tape, this tape will trap the ticks that are lured in by the Co2 and they’ll starve or die of dehydration over time.
Where to Buy Dry Ice
BOC Gas & Gear sell dry ice and have many stores where you may purchase dry ice for the strategy.
Another eco friendly way to control ticks is to spray non-toxic garlic juice on your lawn twice a year. The garlic spray works well as a repellent for mosquitoes and ticks as they hate the smell of garlic. Ticks can also be encountered in trees which is why many people will find ticks behind their ears, neck and even armpits. As well as finding them attached behind knees after walking through shrubbery.
The AARB (Australian Association of Bush Regenerators) identify the NSW South Coast, Sydney, Central Coast and Coffs Harbour regions as areas where there is a very high likelihood of Tick-borne diseases and as such have identified them as Tick-borne Disease hot spots.
Dr. McManus states that ticks are constantly expanding and becoming more prolific due to the high rainfall and perfect environment for tick development.
The results of tick bites vary, but those who are allergic to them can have reactions that range from skin reactions (rashes) to anaphylaxis or even paralysis. The latter is less common among humans but can affect children. Ticks are also known for the transferral of Lyme disease which can affect any organ in the body, commonly involving muscles, joints, nerves and the heart. If you are exhibiting any signs of Lyme disease consult a doctor immediately!
If you’re looking to get rid any ticks that might be hanging around in your yard of if you’ve recently come across any ticks on your pets then give us a call ASAP. We’re happy to give advice over the phone, including letting you know what measures should be taking before any tick treatment. We can also organize a tick treatment for your home to get rid of ticks that might be preying on your beloved pets.
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We are a small family-owned company & have thrived as a small business by giving all of our customers what they are looking for. Which is a reliable and trustworthy service at a competitive price.
Your “peace of mind” is assured as we have been successfully treating pests and keeping our clients happy with Bed Bug control, Bee Removal, Termites, Ticks, Spiders, Cockroaches & Ants, with our low toxic treatments.
The Northern Beach areas is used as an often casual term which is used to describe Northern coastal and beach suburbs of Sydney, in NSW, Australia. This locality comprises the LGA (local government areas) of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah.
Mona Vale, Avalon, Elanora, Newport, Warriewood, Ingleside, Palm Beach, Bayview, North Narrabeen, Bilgola Plateau, Clareville, Whale Beach and Church Point.
So if you have trouble with Ants, Fleas, Funnel Webs or other Spiders, Cockroaches, Rodents, Ticks, or White Ants, call us today on 0417 251 911. We are very well equipped with thermal imaging cameras for extremely accurate Pest Inspections and termite reports.