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Pest Control Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia

Are you looking for Pest Control? The Northern Beaches has always been our local service area now for over 30 years.

We've been organizing many varieties of Pest Inspections for the Northern Beaches and successfully treated thousands of different homes, each with a different infestation or pest issue. We offer Pre-Purchase Pest Inspections, Pest and Building Inspections and Termite Inspection (Visual Termite Inspections as well as Thermal Termite Inspections).

Ticks on bushes

All of our operators are qualified beyond the state requirements for pest control meaning 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 during winter and establish themselves in residential homes or in commercial kitchens. We're a pest control firm with over 3 decades of experience and technicians who attain extra qualifications above and beyond the necessary requirements.

Give us a ring today if you need to get rid of any pests or have a Pest Inspection conducted. 0417 251 911

One of the biggest concern in the Northern Beaches area and Manly Warringah district has got to be 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. Higher lawns have become a massive breeding sites for paralysis ticks and annoying 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 warming weather near springtime is breeding heaven for ticks and fleas." "You have to use really good flea control and tick control. During these increasingly warmer months, is the best time to take action to delay the transmission of diseases."

"The public need to try and prevent the entry of bandicoots and possums into their yards. Try and dissuade them from gaining access by having lighting on continuously during the night for a few days in a row and Make sure the pet takes a good product like Advantix Dog Fleas & Ticks Control and a good collar, like the Advantage collar." Rollins said.

"It will take 24 to 48 hrs before bacterium is expelled from the tick into kids or dogs and cats. So if immediate action in removing the ticks, its usually ok. Get all those mouth-parts out of the skin quickly." Rollins said.

Past 24 hours see the vet for antibiotics. 

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 ticks occurring.

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!

Do It Your Self Control Tips

Non-toxic products are great for tick control, so here is a tip that I found helpful for keeping them out of the garden when you are weeding.

Carbon Dioxide attracts ticks perfectly, as they think that the gas is emitting from living mammals. To use carbon dioxide to catch ticks, simply dry ice, place it in Styrofoam Eskies (this is not too eco-friendly, sorry about that), and caught ticks in there with masking tape!


 DYI Tick Bait Box

This is a foam eskie containing dry ice, with 3 holes on each of the 4 sides to slowly release carbon dioxide from the ice. 

The eskie is sitting on a cardboard base and surrounded by sticky double-sided tape. Any ticks attracted by the carbon dioxide will die of de-hydration when stuck on the sticky tape.

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 times a year. The garlic spray works wonderfully in repelling mosquitoes too because, they hate the smell of garlic.

 Some of these ticks are at times encountered in trees which result in people finding the ticks attached to their head, neck, behind their ears as well as armpits and behind the knees. 

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 goes on to say 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 some who are allergic to them can have reactions that range from skin reactions (rashes), 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.

Ring us on 0417 251 911 to make a list minute booking or email Bruce directly at bruce@a1pestcontrol.com.au

We are a small family-owned company & have survived in small business just by giving all of our customers what they are looking for. Which is a reliable and trustworthy service at an economical 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.

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Locality Information

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.

The Sydney Northern Beaches of NSW has a population of over 225,000 residents. The electorates are Davidson, Manly, Pittwater and Wakehurst.

Manly Council suburbs are Balgowlah, Seaforth, Manly, Clontarf, Fairlight, and Balgowlah Heights

Warringah Council suburbs are Allambie, Wheeler Heights, Narraweena, Beacon Hill, Collaroy, Cromer, Dee Why, Freshwater, North Curl Curl,Narrabeen,North Balgowlah, Collaroy Plateau, Queenscliff, North Manly, Terrey Hills, Brookvale, Curl Curl, Manly Vale, and Allambie Heights

Pittwater Council suburbs are 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.

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Testimonials and Reviews

  "After we had seven small ticks in only a matter of around two weeks this July,  we were beginning to think that the next coming tick pest control season will be a bad one. We then phoned A1 Pest Control Sydney to spray our garden and we have not since seen any ticks, either on ourselves or our cats. After we spent thousands of dollars last year in saving our cat from tick paralysis,  this peest service is in my opinion the best."
Mrs Sue Kelly, from St Ives

"I really found the personal service of A1 Pest Control not only very impressive, but effective. We had just moved inside our new house, when we found a huge problem with ants and cockroaches.  The service provided by bruce and his crew eliminated and controlled that problem very quickly. Myself and my wife were very relieved."
Brian Johnson, Mona Vale

"Bruce came over to help with a bad German Cockroach situation that happened almost 'overnight'.  His competant team  that I called arrived the very next day and showed me how to get rid of them safely. I thoroughly recommend A1 Pest Control to everyone that is close to me”
June Westway Manly

"A1 lived up to their name! I'm glad to say that solved a problem I had around my pool. I happily flicked "The Flickman" , & I now use their firm every 6 months.  Couldn't be happier"
John Raymond Frenchs Forest

"I know that Dee Why and all the Northern Beaches area has some termite problems, & I certainly didn't want to 'buy into trouble'. I was pleasantly surprised at how the inspection went and have no sleepless night now that I know everything is ok.”
Martin Ongley Dee Why

"We bought a home in Allambie Heights without getting a pest report. We found termites in our garage a few months later and rang Bruce from A1 Pest Control. He was able to identify a large gum tree in our neighbour’s house that contained the termite colony. Bruce drilled the tree and killed off the nest.

He then assured us after a thorough inspection that our home was safe. After giving us a few different options for long term termite protection, we selected one that suited our budget.”

Henry Proctor, Allambie Heights