TYPES OF PESTS

PEST TYPES COMMON TO THE BAYSIDE REGION
AND SURROUNDING AREAS

THE TURNING POINT IN TERMITE AND PEST TECHNOLOGY

COCKROACHES

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Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures and not normally seen in the daylight. It is generally accepted that for every cockroach seen, there are at least 10 hidden away out of sight. Most common cockroaches can produce 20,000 offspring within a twelve month period. If you see them in your home, you have an infestation.

Feeding in areas such as sewers, drains, and garbage, cockroaches come into contact with disease organisms including salmonella, and other organisms associated with dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis and tuberculosis. They can spread the disease to other areas of your home putting your family at risk.

Recent preparations developed for cockroach control are low toxicity for people and pets and do not persist in the environment. To get these creepy crawlies out of the house, call Axis today for a free quote.
Silverfish feed on starchy materials like your cottons, linens, and photographic prints. They occur anywhere in homes, but are mostly found in roof cavities, wall voids and subfloor areas. Silverfish are wingless, flat, and their bodies taper towards the rear and are covered with fine scales, hence the name. They have 3 long, feeler-like appendages from the rear of the abdomen with long and slender antennae. 

If you find these pests in your home, call Axis to get them out before damage occurs.

SILVERFISH

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SPIDERS

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Spiders will venture into your home in response to changes in the weather or work you’ve done to the yard. This can leave your family vulnerable to bites from a variety of common Australian species. Some are toxic!

One of the most encountered spiders is the Black House Spider. It makes its web around windows and under eaves. Although the bite is not fatal, it is can be very painful.

Whitetailed spiders are often found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. The bite is painful and causes localised swelling and sometimes ulceration.

One of the most dangerous spiders is the Redback. It makes loose webs in stacked goods and rubbish. Its bite can be fatal. If you are bitten, take quick action to get an antivenin.

Call Axis today to protect your family from these 
dangerous pests.
No one likes to see a mouse in the house. The three major pest species of rodents are the Norway Rat, the Roof Rat, and the House Mouse. Rodents are not only responsible for the loss and contamination of food, fire can result from short circuiting caused when rodents gnaw electrical wiring.

Rodents move inside during the winter months looking for shelter and food. However, in commercial premises rodents can be a problem all year round. Within a period of a year, the mating of a single pair of rodents can result in a rodent population of 
400-700.

If you see droppings, urination stains, or other signs of rodents, call Axis today before the problem grows! 

RODENTS

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ANTS

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There are several species of ant in Australia, the most common one being the Black House Ant. They are typically associated with dwelling around the kitchen area because that is where the can find food, particularly in the garbage. They are also known to scavenge food particles from dog excrement, making them potential spreaders of various diseases.

There are a few ways you can keep Black House Ants from coming into your home. The first way is to avoid dropping food onto the floor, and cleaning it up whenever you do. The second way is to seal any breaches in windows, walls, or other areas the ants could enter. If your house is already filled with ants, don’t worry, our expert team of exterminators can quickly resolve the problem. Call us today so we can find the colony and address the issue before it gets worse.

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