Common Vermin In Australian Households

Contrary to what you think, your home is an ideal environment for many critters and bugs. This applies to all homes, regardless of their country (the problem, though, is exacerbated in tropical countries). The way homes are built is the reason why many small animals decide to take shelter in urban areas – the availability of cool, shady places to stay, plenty of food and enough room for building nests and coves are only some of the advantages that such animals tend to exploit when finding shelter inside our homes

It is therefore a good idea to be aware of just what kind of pests are most commonly found around your area. While many of them can be found in a variety of places, there are also some which are localised in areas with a specific climate and condition. Knowing about pests is important due to how harmful they can be: many of them do not only cause a significant nuisance, they can spread infectious diseases and create so many other problems in your household. In fact, you may have to resort to rat control methods if you find a large population of the following pests:

  • Rats and Mice – These rodents have definitely become famous throughout the world for troublemaking. Found pretty much anywhere there is a human settlement, rats and mice tend to multiply at alarmingly fast rates if they find suitable living conditions. Known to gnaw on many types of objects, from food to plastic coverings in electric wires, they also tend to carry a lot of different diseases. This makes it a priority to keep mice and rat population under control, resorting to a pest control service if deemed necessary.
  • Termites – Termites are definitely a problem for many Australian residents. In fact, they are known as Australia’s most destructive pest due to the sheer amount of damage they can cause to homes. What’s worse is that almost a quarter of all Australian homes seems to be infested with termites, causing huge losses of money each and every year.
  • Cockroaches – Cockroaches are generally nocturnal, which means that they aren’t seen too often during the daytime. Due to this, they tend to go unnoticed by most people, although they are technically still doing their daily activities. Cockroaches are attracted to food items, and often make their nests in crevices, cracks in the wall and other dark places. It is important to keep food items covered and out of their reach, since cockroaches may carry diseases.
  • Flies – There are a lot of different types of flies found in our homes, but the common housefly is the most common. What makes flies dangerous is the large amount of diseases and bacteria they can spread, including dangerous food poisoning bacteria, and just how easily they can spread them. Flies are generally attracted to waste materials, as well as any kind of food. Flies are not really difficult to control if you take necessary precautions, such as proper waste management and maintaining the cleanliness of your home.
  • Spiders – Not all spiders are bad. Many of them help keep the population of smaller insects at bay. Sadly, Australia is known to be host to a large number of venomous, deadly spiders. If you ever detect any of them nearby your area and in the proximity of your home, call immediately for professional help.