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Ridding your home of pests – what’s safe and what’s not

The term pest control covers a huge array of activities that help keep rodents and insects from plaguing a home or a business. Early extermination was the main course of action for a pest control individual or business during the first half of the twentieth century, up until the late 1970s. During that period, ads popping up in telephone books or newspaper ads often showed graphic images of dead rats or insects being literally burned to death. This was the height of the rat and pest control scare, when people were really scared.

Today, however, there are safer options for getting rid of pests, both in terms of chemical techniques and in terms of money and effort. There are now several products on the market that use chemicals as opposed to burning down houses and killing pets. There are also several companies that offer safe pest control services for an affordable price. If you have an area of a home or business that needs to be treated for insects and rodents, contact a pest control expert today for a free consultation and a thorough inspection of your situation.

Even if you’re not sure about exterminating certain pests, it’s usually a good idea to get the opinion of someone who’s done it before. Pest controllers and rat catchers can offer important advice about what’s best to do in certain situations, whether you’re having a general pest problem or have a specific one, such as black ants. They can also give you advice on what products to use, how often to apply them, and whether or not professional extermination is a better option for your situation. Getting an inspection and advice from someone who knows what they’re doing can make pest control a less harrowing experience.

See Australian government regulations for pest control in your area