Want a free Pest Treatment

Posted by James Potter on 27 October 2014
Want a free Pest Treatment

Want a free pest control treatment?

Want to get your yearly treatment, and not pay a cent for it?

For the month of November, if you refer and book 3 of your neighbours in for the $135 discounted treatment (normally $180) you will get your treatment for free. That is a saving for you and your firends of $315.

The treatment covers cockroaches, spiders, ants, mice and a range of other nasties.

Just contact us to arrange a date for everyone's treatment.

The fine print:

  1. You need to book your neighbours in on the same day.
  2. You need to make a booking before the end of November.
  3. Read more about the standard treatment to know what's included.
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5 ways to get rid of ants naturally this spring

Posted by James Potter on 21 October 2014
5 ways to get rid of ants naturally this spring
Now that it is spring, ants are building their ant farms and reproducing by the millions. A few ants aren’t a problem, and most people aren’t afraid of an ant or two. However, when the ants living in the anthills on your front walkway start making their way indoors, you’ll want to do something about it.

The good news is that there some simple ways to naturally control small ants in and around your home. In fact, the ingredients for natural ant control can be found right in your pantry. Keep in mind that if you have a major ant problem (or ants other than small brown ants), then chances are these natural tips won’t help the problem go away entirely. In that case, you may need to hire a professional pest control expert to handle it for you.

If you notice ants coming into your home, try following some of these tricks:

Cinnamon Sticks & Garlic Cloves

Place cinnamon sticks or garlic in areas where you have seen ants enter, such as in window tracks, by doors and in corners around your home. Just peel and slice a few cloves and place them where you notice the ants. You can also place cinnamon sticks around the pantry for extra protection. 

Vinegar

Place white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on areas where you have seen ants. The fungicidal and insecticidal properties in the vinegar can help prevent ants.

Mint

Mint destroys the smelling capabilities of ants and prevents them from entering your home. Plant mint around your home, especially near doors and close to areas where you have seen anthills. Second, place mint leaves in and around windows. If ants are entering your pantry, place some mint leaves on the shelves and in the corners.

Black Pepper
Sprinkle black pepper where you see ants. The ants will immediately scatter. Pay attention to where they run; chances are they will be exiting your house and you’ll be able to treat the entry area with pepper too.

Boiling Water
For serious anthill problems in your yard or walkway, pour boiling water over the anthills.

If these natural methods don't stop them, call our team of professionals - we even guarantee their removal.

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Your allergies might just be caused by a pest infestation

Posted by James Potter on 2 October 2014
Your allergies might just be caused by a pest infestation

Spring is allergy season. Dust and pollen, however, aren’t the only things that cause runny noses, breathing problems and itchy eyes.

Pest control experts share that indoor pests like rodents, dust mites and cockroaches may be the cause of your allergy or asthma symptoms. Preventing and controlling such pests could make a big difference to the symptoms you may be feeling.

Pests that can cause allergy & asthma symptoms.

  • Mice and rats are carriers of allergens and numerous dangerous diseases. Signs that you need rodent pest control services in a home include seeing droppings, piles of crumbs near areas where you keep food and gnawed cardboard boxes and electrical wiring.
  • Dust mites are microscope. They feed off dead skin cells and tend to live in curtains, carpeting and beds. Dust mite feces can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms. You may have dust mites if you or a family member develops such symptoms in bed, while in a certain area of a room or while sitting on the carpet.
  • One out of every five children is sensitive to the allergens that cockroaches carry in their saliva and faeces. Signs that of a cockroach infestation include seeing shed exoskeletons or feces, which resemble black pepper.               

Tips for controlling rodents and cockroaches

Prevent cockroach and rodent infestations by keeping your home clean:

  • Regularly clean the kitchen and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Dust and vacuum often.
  • Take out the trash, especially if it contains food waste.
  • Store food in strong sealed and lidded containers.
  • Seal interior and exterior cracks in walls.
  • Partner with a residential pest control specialist like Pest Free Homes in Beenleigh for an inspection. Call if you think you’re dealing with an infestation.
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Spring pest control tips for Gold Coast and Brisbane Residents

Posted by James Potter on 27 September 2014
Spring pest control tips for Gold Coast and Brisbane Residents

We are out of winter now, and starting to look forward to the part of the year where we can spend time enjoying our outdoor lifestyles in and around the Gold Coast and Brisbane, but before you do, there are still lots of things that need to be looked after before we can finally put our feet up and relax. That includes thinking about pest control.

Spring is a time when insects such as spiders, ants, cockroaches, and fleas emerge and begin foraging for food and nesting areas. A time when they have their young and become quite active. An annual pest control program is the first step in keeping pests out. Choose a local pest control company who knows the area and the types of problems that are specific to your area.

Before an infestation catches you off guard, here’s a few more things you can do to keep unwanted pests such as Ants, Rats, Spiders and many other nasties outdoors where they belong.

Seal up Entry Points

Check your home for cracks and openings around the exterior. Remember to look up, pests don’t always enter at ground level.

Ensure Good Drainage

Keeping moisture away is a good idea for a lot of reasons, but for the purpose of pest control, it’s especially important. Moisture issues can contribute to Ant infestations and many other pest related issues. You want to try and eliminate the conditions that attract and sustain pests. Eliminate standing water around the property.

Mosquitoes can not only disrupt your Sunday Barbecuing, but they carry diseases as well.

Trim Branches and Shrubbery

Trim Branches and shrubbery away from the exterior of the structure. Ants and other pests can get access this way. The branches can also do damage in some cases. Don’t store firewood or other materials against your home.

Put Food In Sealed Containers

Keep your food in sealed containers. Don’t leave any food that may attract or feed the pests. Especially if your not at your house all the time. Pet food, Pantry items, cereals and other dry foods are inviting to Ants, Mice, Cockroaches and other pests.

Talk to a Pest Free Homes

Despite your best efforts to prevent pests such as Ants and Mice from entering your home, pest infestations can still occur anytime.  A Local Professional Pest Control company like Pest Free Homes can help you with our standard yearly treatment. Contact us now for a quote.

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New website launched!

Posted on 13 August 2014

We are excited to launch our brand new website and branding. The website design, which we love, was completed by a regular client of ours, Bloomtools. Their team came up with the concepts and worked closely with us to produce something that promotes our focus on safe, quality services for our customers.

Have a look around the website, we would love to hear any feedback you might have!

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