Pest Control Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia

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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).

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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!DYI Tick Bait Box

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.

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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:
Balgowlah, Seaforth, Manly, Clontarf, Fairlight, and Balgowlah Heights

Warringah Council suburbs:

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 Councilsuburbs:

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.

Termite Control

Termites in Castle Hill


Environmental Safe Termite Control For Your Family

Termites have developed into a serious risk throughout the Sydney Region, especially around bushy areas. The lush foliage and abundant gumtrees provide an ideal habitat for any termite colony and have led a dramatic increase in termite activity within the area. Termites are a quiet menace that can do tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage without showing any blatant signs of infestation. Many homes within the Northern Beaches of Sydney have succumbed to their ferocious appetite, in some cases causing irreparable damage. None of which is covered by any Australian Insurance Policy!!


A1 Pest Control has faithfully serviced the Northern Beaches over the past few decades. Our team memers are well qualified and have attained all the necessary training and beyond to ensure that they are equipped to deliver excellent service. Customer service is a priority of ours and we strive to deliver prompt, reliable and lasting treatments.

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Speak to us for more information on these situations or to arrange treatments or inspections. Remember that we will use only low and non-toxic pest treatments so that your pets and family will not be affected.

Call us during business hours today for a free no obligation quote on Termite Control, or any pest problem on

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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