Christmas Pest Control

There’s always so much to worry about over Christmas – have I bought everyone a present? Do I have milk and cookies for Santa and a carrot for the Reindeers? Are the security camera’s charged and ready to monitor the house? Do I have any pests lurking in the background?

Having a Christmas free of pests

Christmas is one of the most special times of year. Getting festive in your home is not only a bit of light entertainment for the whole family, but it generates a sense of happiness, a sense of calming and reflection of what your year has encompassed. 

But, when we start to get those Christmas trees out, and those boxes of decorations sometimes little pests who have been nesting in our decorations for the last 11 months may jump out. So our first tip is to always unpack your decorations outside on the grass incase of any of those unwanted bugs and spiders. 

Christmas baking is always a favourite for the whole family. Try minimise how much food is left on the floor overnight, particularly under the fridge or on or under counters. Keep all benches as clean as you can to prevent pest activity.

If you’re planning on going away for the holiday period always remember to remove any old pet food as this will attract cockroaches, rats and mice. Look at your local supermarket for pest repellent that you can spray in the roof, garage or attic. This will prevent pests like spiders, cockroaches and silverfish from living and laying eggs in your storage space.

Before leaving for your holiday check the wiring in any Christmas lights, as rodents are well known for chewing on the outer plastic coating of the wiring, resulting in electrocution and increased fire risk.

How can we help?

Give one of our friendly team a call to discuss your General Pest Control needs or fill in the below form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for an answer to a common question? Read through some of our most commonly asked questions.

Termites, Cockroaches (both large and small), spiders (all kinds) ants, silverfish and rodents.

All areas are covered in our pest sprays without exclusion. This will include all applicable areas externally, internally, gardens, pathways, letterbox, driveway, windows, eaves, guttering, weep holes, garage, sheds, cubby houses, washing lines, subfloor, roof void, storage areas and fences. We also use cockroach bait in kitchen cupboard hinges. We do not spray fruit trees or herb gardens, fish ponds and fish tanks. Please advise our technician of any area you would like excluded before commencement.

If the forecast is for heavy rain it’s best to reschedule – light rain is fine. We need enough time for the external spray to fully dry for it to be effective. If it is forecast to rain not long after the treatment we will call you to reschedule. If it is windy we may also need to reschedule as we cannot control our spray and it may pose a risk to our technician or your neighbours.

Generally, you can be home while we spray. We ask you keep some footwear on for at least two hours and stay inside. Pregnant women and young children must vacate for two hours.

Internally – We spray around all skirting boards, please move loose items at least 30cm from the wall or onto tables or beds. It is not necessary to move large pieces of furniture. The more coverage we can achieve the more effective the spray will be. We don’t use anything airborne internally so there is no need to cover benches or other sensitive areas. Externally – Ensure pet toys and bowls are put away, children toys should be neat and tidy all in the the one area so we can create a ‘safe zone’ that isn’t exposed to any spray. Please remove all washing from clothes lines.

Yes we ensure your pets are safe, our staff have tarpaulins on board for bird and rabbit hutches. We make sure pet bowls are turned upside down before we start spraying and ask for any pet toys to be put away. The pets can be stored in an area like the garage or laundry whilst the rest of the house is treated then released after one hour or alternatively if they can be taken out of the house for 1-2 hours, it will be safe when they return. During the warmer months the external spray dries within 10 minutes so if we start outside the pets can be let into the yard when we start spraying internally.

We ensure that your children are safe, this is achieved with safe practices and the use of the safest products used in the correct areas. No children’s play equipment or toys are sprayed with residual products. We have a non-residual aerosol we can use to treat spiders and other pests in these areas. We also have a company policy not to spray a house with anyone pregnant or young children inside.

No it is not necessary to clean the floors, our internal water based spray is microencapsulated meaning once it is fully dry it is safe, it is recommended you do not mop the floors for 48 hours after our spray.

We also offer termite inspections and treatments, possum control/removal, rodent proofing and bed bugs treatments, speak to our friendly staff for more information.

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