Every home owner worries about their home getting infested with pests. Not only are pests destructive to property, they also cause diseases and can cause immeasurable embarrassment to the owner if they go unchecked. In addition, having a pest infestation in your home makes the home uncomfortable to be in.

Pests are classified as rodents, flying insects or crawling bugs. Some of the most notorious pests that can infest homes in Australia include (ref: Pestrol New Zealand):

  1. Flies

These are one of the most predominant pests not only in Australia but also in the rest of the world. Flies come in various types and sizes but all of them are annoying and can spread diseases. Getting rid of them requires electronic fly zappers, sticky paper or insecticides.

  1. Ants

There are different varieties of ants in Australia and most of them are attracted by food items. Getting rid of them involves killer gels and professional help especially if there’s colony of them on your premises.

  1. Cockroaches

These are by far the most annoying pests to walk the planet. This is partly because even the insecticides that can efficiently eliminate them are poisonous to pets and human beings. Keeping spaces clean and properly storing food will help you keep them away. It is advisable to get professional help in case of infestation.

  1. Bedbugs

A bedbug infestation can be the worst nightmare to live in because they bite, cause diseases and are so difficult to get rid of. Most do-it-yourself insecticides hardly ever work on bedbugs. Calling in professional help is the only sure way to get rid of them.

  1. Moths

Indoor moths can cause a lot of damage to your clothes. Scotland is the only part of Australia that doesn’t get affected by moths, and that only applies to certain parts. Some moths are dangerous to human beings and so getting professional help to efficiently remove them is advised.

  1. Pigeons

These birds are also found almost everywhere in the world and can be such a nuisance. They pose health risks and their droppings can be a menace to clean up. Keeping them away using repellants is a good way to keep them at bay.

  1. Rats

These are the most common rodents that can be found in the home. Getting rid of them can involve several different methods such as traps, repellants and rodenticides. Care should be taken when using chemical rodenticides as they are poisonous.

  1. Mice

These are closely related to rats but are bigger in size. Like rats, they are mostly resistant to pesticides and require more intense chemicals that should be used by professionals.

  1. Fleas

These pests are closely related to bedbugs in their blood sucking ways. They are also just as difficult to eradicate and affect both human beings and pets. Seeking professional help as soon as you spot them will help nip the problem right in the bud.

  1. Wasps

They are considered to be one of the deadliest pests in Australia with poisonous stings that can cause death. As a result of their deadly stings, getting professional help as soon as a nest is spotted will help you get rid of the problem without causing further harm to yourself and others.