Termite Control: Why Prevention is the Best Cure

Termite Control: Why Prevention is the Best Cure Termites are an extreme threat to the structure and foundation of your home. Watching for and inspecting your home for termites is important so you can treat termites immediately in order to avoid incurring any of the damage and loss of value these pests can inflict on your house. Of course, never seeing these pesky creatures in the first place is ideal and the best way to make sure that happens is to have an annual termites inspection on your Brisbane property, which includes having a prevention plan by your pest control professional in place!
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Treating Termites – What Are My Options?

Bennetts Pest Control Termites are a prevalent threat to houses and, if left untreated or unmanaged, can cause catastrophic damage to your home. Homeowners – particularly those with timber houses or foundations – ought to be familiar with the many ways of treating termites and, just as importantly, how to recognise when termites are present. Failing to do so within an adequate timeframe can see your home suffering structural and often irreparable damage, capable of stripping up to a quarter of your home’s value and incurring thousands of dollars in costs associated with restoring the structural integrity of the house. Below is some important information relating to termites and how best to treat them and the devastation they can cause.
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Rats Drinking Your Pool Water? Here’s How to Stop Them!

Bennetts Pest Control How do you feel when someone mentions rats? Dirty? Jittery? Completely grossed out? What if someone told you that rats were drinking their pool water? What if YOU have a pool and then noticed rats drinking out of yours too!? Wild rats are pretty disgusting in general, so a rat drinking out of your pool is a mental picture none of us wants to see.
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5 Organic Pest Control Tactics to Trial in 2015

Getting rid of creepy crawlies is our business – there’s nothing we love more than ridding great family homes like yours of unwelcome pests. If you’re between treatments and worried about run-of-the-mill chemicals and sprays found on shop shelves these days, think about trialling these natural deterrents. Note, these tactics won’t eliminate already existing infestations, they’re designed to stave off intrusion in an already pristine home. So after you lay down mouse traps, scatter a few roach motels and spray the windowsills with bug spray, try these gentler alternatives – ideal for kids with allergies!
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Pest Proof Your Home This Summer

The holiday period is just around the corner and you’re probably planning a well-deserved getaway. The household chores and checks can be left until later, when you’re not over worked and exhausted, maybe when your kids are old enough to help. Or when you have kids. Or a neighbourhood teen volunteers. Sadly, it is down to you to protect your home against creepy crawlies, rodents, insects and mites – we can help you put together a plan that will minimise your Bennetts Pest Control bill over the next six months and future proof your home so you CAN relax completely!
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5 Warning Signs You Have a Termite Problem

Termites. The very word inspires a degree of trepidation in any home owner or soon to be home owner, as their crawling little bodies regularly wreak havoc on many Queensland homes. More than just a “bug problem” a termite infestation can drive down the value of your home, cause expensive damage and render your foundations unsafe in a matter of months. Nipping them in the bud now will minimise the repair bill at the end of the day, but how do you spot a warning sign when it’s right in front of you? Do you know what to look for? Take our top five warning signs you have a termite problem now and guard your home (or business) against these microscopic pests.
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Do you need a pest control expert? – Questions to Ask

If you own your own property, whether it is a home or business, you will need to consider pest control. Pests can cause serious damage to your building, be unhealthy for the people living or working in it, and cause noise and discomfort for anyone who is nearby. Even if you do not currently have any pests in your building, you will need to consider preventative measures to ensure that they do not move in!
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