A Wide Range of Pest Control Services in Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan Pest Control Group provides a wide range of pest control services in the Queanbeyan region. Our pest controllers are fully licensed and insured, as well as experienced in residential, commercial, and strata pest control. Queanbeyan Pest Control Group strives to be the No. 1 pest control company in Queanbeyan.
Major Pests Requiring Pest Control in Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan Pest Control Group has a zero tolerance policy for ants, cockroaches, rodents, spiders, termites, and wasps in Queanbeyan. General information on these major pests can be found below. For termite control and possum removal in Queanbeyan, please visit our dedicated Termite Control and Possum Removal pages.
Ants in Queanbeyan needn’t be a hassle. The experts at Queanbeyan Pest Control Group will identify the ant species causing problems, then use a suitable insecticide to disrupt the nest or colony. Many people are unaware that no single insecticide kills all ant species (this explains why DIY solutions aren’t always successful).
Problematic ants in Queanbeyan include the black house ant, white-footed house ant, Argentine ant, sugar / carpenter ant, bull ant, and meat ant. Ignoring an ant infestation can lead to food contamination, dug holes around structural timbers, and bacterial infections in humans. Ants can carry staphylococcus, E. coli, shigella, salmonella, and streptococcus.
Rats and mice are an annoying part of Queanbeyan’s urban environment. As nocturnal creatures, they can be difficult to spot during the day; however, they leave ample evidence of their crimes. Rats and mice are born scavengers, which carry disease, gnaw on household materials (to file their teeth), and attract snakes. Put simply, rats and mice in Queanbeyan are bad news.
The most common rats and mice found in Queanbeyan are the black rat (Rattus rattus), brown rat (Rattus norvegicus), field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), and house mouse (Mus musculus). All these rodents can transmit hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), salmonellosis, tularemia, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and typhus fever (via fleas) to humans.
Rodents (Rats and Mice)
Cockroaches are easy to find in many Queanbeyan kitchens and bathrooms. As omnivores, cockroaches eat almost anything, including food scraps, plants, pet food, and faeces. Cockroaches are nocturnal – meaning you’re more likely to catch them in the act at night. Pesticide gel baits are required to deal with cockroaches in Queanbeyan.
Problematic cockroaches in Queanbeyan include the German cockroach, Australian cockroach, American cockroach, and Oriental cockroach. Cockroaches can carry bacteria, including salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. In addition, cockroaches can transmit the polio virus and trigger asthma attacks. It’s fair to say that the only good cockroach is a dead one.
The Redback and Eastern Mouse Spider are the most dangerous spiders in Queanbeyan. Other harmful spiders in Queanbeyan are the Wolf Spider, Huntsman, White-tailed Spider, and Black House Spider. Although spiders have their good points (they eat other insects), they pose a risk to children, the elderly, and people susceptible to anaphylaxis (an extreme allergic reaction).
Although Funnel-web spiders are rare in Queanbeyan, they sometimes hide in firewood and timber deliveries from the coast. The slightly smaller male Funnel-web is more dangerous than the female. Male Funnel-webs can be highly aggressive when disturbed and can bite repeatedly. The key to avoiding spider bites is to shake out clothes / shoes and be careful where you place your hands.
The most dangerous wasps in Queanbeyan are the European wasp, social wasp (yellow jacket), Asian paper wasp, and common paper wasp. These wasps can sting a human repeatedly and trigger anaphylaxis (an allergic reaction). The European wasp is arguably the most aggressive wasp species, and its ground-based nest should be dealt with by a pest control professional in Queanbeyan.
Queanbeyan Pest Control Group specialises in the elimination of wasps in Queanbeyan. Our pest controllers can deal with wasp nests situated in walls, roof cavities, floors, and in the ground. If you discover nibble marks on your internal plaster walls, wasps may be the culprit. A clean kitchen or food preparation area can deter wasps in the first place.
Other Pests Requiring Pest Control in Queanbeyan
In addition to ants, cockroaches, rodents, spiders, termites, and wasps, Queanbeyan Pest Control Group takes care of bed bugs, carpet beetles, earwigs, fleas, millipedes, moths, and silverfish in Queanbeyan.
Our pest controllers frequently come across bed bugs in Queanbeyan. Bed bugs are nocturnal insects that feed on human and animal blood. These bloodsuckers enter your home via luggage, clothing, and used furniture. Bed bugs and their hygiene habits aren’t pleasant.
The larvae of carpet beetles have destroyed many a Queanbeyan carpet or rug. These insidious grubs (infant carpet beetles) target organic materials, such as wool and silk. If you spot carpet beetles in your Queanbeyan property, you must assume that larvae are present too.
Earwigs are nocturnal and inhabit dark, moist environments. They enjoy eating plants, mouldy books, damp cardboard boxes, and rotting wood. Although earwigs aren’t venomous, they secrete a foul-smelling liquid to discourage predators, such as spiders. Earwigs are treatable in Queanbeyan.
Many humans pick up fleas from their pet cats and dogs. Fleas are bloodsucking insects that feed off domestic animals and the lower legs of humans. Troublesome fleas in Queanbeyan include the cat flea, dog flea, bird flea, and human flea. We treat all these pesky fleas in Queanbeyan.
Millipedes are very common in Queanbeyan. Of the 2,000 millipede species in Australia, the Black Portuguese Millipede is the one we encounter most in Queanbeyan. Millipedes usually inhabit the garden but sometimes make their way into Queanbeyan homes (to seek shelter).
Unfortunately, moths and their larvae are prevalent in Queanbeyan. There are four problematic moths in Queanbeyan: the webbing clothes moth, the case-bearing clothes moth, the pantry moth, and the carpet moth. All these moth species should be dealt with quickly to avoid property damage.
Silverfish are the bane of many book lovers and fashionistas in Queanbeyan. These wingless creatures, which resemble fish with legs, will eat almost anything. Silverfish enjoy eating paper, wallpaper, clothes, sugar, grains, and vegetable matter. Silverfish are also nocturnal.