Pests in Your Office? How Commercial Pest Control Brisbane Can Help
Australia has an abundance of wildlife, and people travel from all over the world to see kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypuses, and more. Yet, Australia has even more diversity hidden beneath the surface, or worse, your home.
With small native animals and pests constantly invading your property, commercial pest control Brisbane service isn’t a want. It’s a need. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of Australia’s most popular office pests and how commercial pest control can help you manage them.
Office Pests in Australia
Office and warehouse pests include common insects or animals that may cause damage to commercial properties. They even have the potential to endanger humans working in commercial environment if they are not handled accordingly. The goal of the pest is always to find shelter, feed, and breed. As soon as you notice a potential pest, you should contact Sunnystate Pest Control for assistance with pest management.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in Australia. You’ll often find them in damp spaces, and they seek houses and commercial premises for warmth (especially in cooler climates). Cockroaches can spread diseases like gastroenteritis, salmonella, and dysentery. Their droppings can also make eczema and asthma worse. Certainly not something you want hanging around your office or warehouse!
When it comes to food, cockroaches aren’t picky. They’ll eat any leftovers you leave lying around, cardboard and glue, faeces, and carcasses of other dead cockroaches. You may see signs like small brown smear marks, skin husks, or droppings. They also sometimes leave a distinctive odour because they release pheromones to attract other roaches.
Did you know Australia has over 2,000 species of spiders? Among these are some of the most venomous in the world and none of which you want hanging out in your workplace. Spiders can also be tricky to catch until they’re a real problem. They prefer hiding places like bookcases, wardrobes, overhangs, and air vents. Certain species may also hide in wood chip in gardens.
Mature spiders can live for years at a time, and females will lay egg sacs during the warmer months. Unlike mammals, they don’t have 1, 2 or 3 babies at a time. Their sacs contain up to 3,000 individual eggs. Chances are you don’t want 3,000 spiders running around your home. Reach out for help before it’s too late!
While ants aren’t necessarily dangerous, they are a nuisance. You don’t want to leave something out on your counter or in your pantry to have ants get into it. Furthermore, there is still the possibility that you could get one of the many 1,300 species that bite. The most common species of ant found in Australia are Argentine ants, carpenter ants, coastal brown ants, and the common black house ant. They’re all known to invade commercial properties and office spaces and can carry bacterial and fungal organisms. In addition to invading food and carrying disease, ants can also destroy electrical wiring and plastic. If you see any of the signs of an ant colony, call commercial pest control Brisbane experts to come eradicate the colony at the source.
- Mice and rats
You can thank the first European settlers who brought rodents to Australia. Now, they’re rampant across the country, posing risk to humans and animals they come into contact with. Mice and rats are well-known for transmitting diseases like typhoid, meningitis, and infectious jaundice (and those are just a few!).
If your warehouse of office has been infested, you may notice droppings, a musty smell, or scratching noises coming from inside your wall. Don’t hesitate to call for help the moment you notice an issue. The threat that rodents post to your health is too significant to let it fester!
Silverfish can thrive in most climates and prefer to live in dark, damp areas (think basements, attics, kitchens, and bathrooms). They have destructive feeding habits, so one tell-tale sign that they’ve invaded your home is ruined paper, clothing, and wallpaper.
Silverfish can cause damage to your office paperwork, attract other pests like carpet beetles, and may cause allergies. When you see them, it’s time to call commercial pest control so they can help you resolve the problem once and for all.
How Can Commercial Pest Control Help?
Commercial pest control Brisbane services provides protection from the above insects that not only invade your business but put your health in jeopardy. Often, commercial property owners do not realize the severity of the infestation and will let it continue for a little while before seeking help. The best thing you can do is reach out to a local, licensed pest control company for help.
Sunnystate Pest Control is fully licensed and insured and follows all government guidelines. We’re the experts for pest control in Brisbane. Visit here to learn more.