A1 Pest Control Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia

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Picture taken of BayView Golf Course in the Northern Beaches.
Picture taken of BayView Golf Course in the Northern Beaches. We are well equipped to tackle even large pest control jobs, often public grounds will have problems with rodents or ticks in some areas.

Are you looking for Pest Control? The Northern Beaches has always been our local service area for over 35 years.

Frenchs Forest Testimonial
One of our many happy clients in Frenchs Forest

A1 Pest control has been organizing effective and thorough pest inspections for this area 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 tick control Northern Beaches and North Shore. Our 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 this and Manly areas are ticks. This is due to it being a bushy area close to the beaches.

Belrose SuperCentre, a great place to do your weekly shop as it has a wide variety of shops that cover almost everything you could need!
Belrose SuperCentre, a great place to do your weekly shop as it has a wide variety of shops that cover almost everything you could need! Often large shopping centers hide severe rodent infestations, especially when they have poorly scheduled pest control. We aim to develop a schedule that allows for complete rodent management!

Record Numbers of Infestation in 2018

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. Our 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.


Picture of the Pittwater RSL taken from the adjacent street.
The Pittwater RSL Club – well established and bustling hub for activity and socializing.

Ticks – Why you should be worried!

Ticks have become a fairly common inhabitant of the Sydney region. They are predominantly found along the Northern shore line 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!tick-trap

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 transferal 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.

Our top 5 pests for this area:

  1. Ticks
  2. Termites
  3. Ants
  4. Cockroaches
  5. Spiders

Bees and wasps

Appearance – The workers of both species are sterile females about 12-15 mm long, with yellow bands on a black body. They are fast flyers, with clear wings that fold longitudinally over their bodies. Queens and males measure about 20 mm, the queen having a stout abdomen and the male a long thin abdomen. The nest varies in size from about 15 cm to about 5 m and may contain up to 4 million cells and over 100 000 workers. The wasps nest mostly in ground, tree stumps, rockeries, wall cavities and roof voids. We only use low-toxic options for bee control and removal.

Life cycle – Each nest usually lasts one year, but in warmer climates the nest may survive and extend. In winter the males die off, and the newly fertilised queens hibernate to build other nests the following year. The new queen lays eggs in the cells of the nest, and after some weeks in the larval stage the wasps pupate and emerge as adults, which take over the work of the nest. After one summer, the nest may have 10 000 individuals

Pest status – The European wasp may sting several times when disturbed or agitated, and the sting is very painful. It is important not to drink from cans that may have attracted a wasp to the inside sweet liquid. A sting on the tongue or mouth is very serious due to swelling that may obstruct the airways. In New Zealand, Where the European wasp also occurs, it attacks weak hives of the honey bee, causing losses in honey production. However, to date there is no evidence of similar losses of honey in Australia. This wasp is predatory on other insects and their larvae and has some value in this regard.

Control – Pest controllers who locate wasps and suspect that they are European wasps should have them identified, usually at the local department of agriculture and seek the department’s guidance on treatment. In New South Wales, efforts were made to eliminate this wasp, but these were unsuccessful and the wasp now occurs widely throughout New South Wales and some other states. Insecticidal dusts and foams that act quickly and residually are favoured.

Manly household map
Manly household legend

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 used to comprise the LGA (local government areas) of Manly, Pittwater and Warringah.

Council Area
This Council was formed 12/5/2016 and consists of Manly, Pittwater & Warringah councils. Council seats include Manly Town Hall and Warringah Civic Centre.
The Federal divisions are the Division of Mackellar and the Division of Warringah

Customer Service Centres


No.1 Belgrave St, Manly New South Wales 2095
Ph:9976 1500
Dee Why

No.725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why New South Wales 2099
Ph: 9942 2111
Mona Vale

Village Park, No.1 Park St, Mona Vale New South Wales 2103
Ph: 9970 1111
Avalon Beach

No. 59A Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach New South Wales 2107
Ph: 9970 1111

The Sydney Northern Beaches of NSW has a population of over 225,000 residents.

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

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


Environmentally Safe Methods For Your Family

Termites have developed into a serious risk throughout the Sydney Region, especially around bushy areas.

The lush foliage and abundant gum-trees 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 and North Shore over the past few decades. Our team members 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.

Termites on tree

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 contact us if you get allergic reactions, nasty tick bite or any pest problem on

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