Frequently Asked Questions From Our Perth Customers
1. What is pest control?
Pest control refers to the process by which pests are minimized and/or eliminated from your living and working area. Integrated Pest Management is where both physical and chemical pest prevention and control methods are used together to provide a better, more long-lasting and safe result.
2. How often should I have pest treatments conducted?
At Westate Pest Control, we recommend regular pest inspections. Treatments for ants, spiders, cockroaches and other common pests should be carried out at least once a year.
3. How often should I have a termite inspection conducted?
Termite inspections should be completed every 12 months. Treatments can be administered as required but termite barrier treatments should be carried out every 4 or 5 years, depending on the termite risk rating of the building and property.
4. Can I do pest control myself?
Although it is possible to control pests to a small degree using do-it-yourself (DIY) methods, the likelihood of recurrence and of missing out on a significant portion of the problem is high. Additionally, some pests, like bed bugs and termites absolutely require professional control and cannot be managed using DIY tactics alone.
5. How much do pest inspections and control methods cost?
The price that you will pay for having pest inspections and various control methods completed on your home will depend on a number of different factors. The degree of the problem as well as the size of your building plays a huge part in how much you will have to pay. Also, please keep in mind that termite control is generally more expensive than most other kinds of pest control. You will need to receive a quote before you will have any firm idea about how expensive your particular pest control solution will be.
6. Which pests do you provide treatments for?
At Westate Pest Control, we offer treatments for a huge variety of common pests. Some of the most popular are for termites, rodents, bees, ants, spiders, cockroaches, fleas and many more.
7. Do you offer pest control solutions for real estate services?
Absolutely. We offer a complete suite of competitively priced real estate services, allowing those buying or selling real estate, or owners of investment real estate to have termite inspections they need done in a timely, efficient - and effective - manner. No matter what your real estate pest control needs are, Westate Pest Control can help.
8. How do I know if I have a termite problem?
Although you may notice occasional tell tale signs in and around your house that termites are afoot, such as termite mud trails and damaged wood, it is important to note that a lot of the damage can go undetected for many months - or even years. The only sure way to know that you don't have termites damaging the roof or other major structures in your home is by having a regular comprehensive termite inspection of your home.
9. What is the most effective termite treatment?
Liquid termiticides are the most popular and effective way to treat a termite infestation. They act as a sort of chemical barrier and work best for Perth subterranean and damp wood termites. By treating the soil, the habitat of these termites is effectively contaminated and they die as they crawl into the treated soil.
10. How long will a termite treatment last?
Generally speaking, liquid termite treatments can last and be effective for between five and ten years. However, individual property circumstances and risks can be very different, so more frequent applications may be necessary. Give us a call for more specific information.
11. Are the chemicals used in pest control treatments harmful to my children and pets?
Yes, but when applied in compliance with professional pest management methods according to Australian Standards and the registered chemical labels they are not harmful but still very effective on rodents and insect pests.