Australia is home to plenty of dangerous predators. We’ve got a bit of a reputation in that area. However, many of us forget that the pests inside our homes can be just as damaging as the ones in the wild. Termites and other pests can damage homes, spread disease and generally pose a health risk for your family. Here are five of the most dangerous pests that you need to get rid of today.
Termites, or white ants, are extremely destructive critters that love feeding on timber. Because of their unique diet, once they get into your house, they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Nothing is off-limits for these tiny, yet dangerous, insects. If left untreated, the structural integrity of your home can be seriously compromised by a termite infestation.
Nobody likes mice or rats running around in their home. Rodents carry several types of diseases that are dangerous to humans. Worse yet, they reproduce quickly, so if they take up residence in your home there can be more on the way. Worse still, mice and rats love chewing, and if they start taking bites out of your wiring, it can become a serious fire risk.
Cockroaches are difficult to get rid of and hard to kill, making them a seriously irritating pest. More than that though, they spread diseases such as salmonella and gastro-enteritis extremely easily. They usually only come out at night too, making them tough to catch in the act. If you’ve got cockroaches, it’s time to call in a pest control service.
While not all spiders are deadly, some of Australia’s eight-legged critters are the most venomous in the world. For that reason alone, it’s worth trying to keep all of them away from your home. With over 2000 species in Australia, it’s not worth the risk.
While not necessarily life-threatening, bed bugs have a diet that mainly consists of blood. They love getting into your sheets, mattresses and all-around your bed. If you wake up with bites, itchy skin, or even some blood on your sheets, it’s a good indication you’ve got bed bugs.
Looking for the best pest control on the Sunshine Coast?
If you’ve got trouble with any of the pests listed above, or other critters like ants, wasps, bees or fleas, give us a call today. Total Termite & Pest Control is your trusted Sunshine Coast pest control service. We take care of existing infestations and also providing ongoing prevention from pests. Keep your home pest-free, and contact the friendly team at Total Termite & Pest Control today.