As we move into tighter lock downs as a result of the Coronavirus – Covid-19, most of us will be at home with children and/or working from home. Others will or have been forced to close the doors to their businesses.
At present, pest control services are deemed an essential service and permitted to continue.
We are mindful though that the Government may make a decision to change or reduce this service in some manner soon.
Why is pest control so important?
We feel that it’s critically important to help and support our customers with valid information, both residential and commercial at this time to help avoid further impacts to their health and business trading. The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) support this view, read more here.
With that in mind, now is the time to arrange a professional pest control service in lock down to ensure that your health and business are protected during these times. If the Government authorities enforce increased lock downs, we may not be permitted to come to your home or business for an extended period of time.
If a service is not completed now, you may have to wait months until it can be and the outcome of this is that your health and property can be deeply impacted and increase your chances of getting an illness/infection/virus and inability to re open your doors sooner.
To be clear, this is not a ‘cash grab’ by the pest control industry, rather a community service announcement during an incredibly stressful and dangerous time.
Further, pest control is a job that is often ‘put off’ because of our work hours or simply forgetting to book with our busy lifestyles. The good news is that the team from Pest Nett are healthy and protected now, ready to perform pest control services across the Greater Brisbane area.
What pests are active now and how can they affect us?
At this time with humid days, rain periods, we typically see the following pests active around homes and businesses:
- Rats and Mice
Some of these pests can infest a home, damage stored food and cooking products, while others are harmful to a person’s health or destructive to buildings.
As mentioned in our recent blog post, many people have hoarded food goods and toilet paper on mass in their homes. The issue here is that pests like ants and cockroaches enjoy contaminating and feasting on your food. Termites will eat toilet paper quickly and potentially damage your home building structure, not covered by home insurance.
Your health and hygiene are the top priority right now with the Covid-19 virus issue. QLD Health has communicated this at an official level. Pest control further ensures better hygiene levels with the control and removal of certain pests.
Cockroaches are well known for spreading bacteria and disease-producing organisms to humans and thrive in unhygienic conditions. WHO (World Health Organisation) states that some people may become allergic to cockroaches such as those who suffer from asthma.
Cockroaches can sometimes play a role as carriers of intestinal diseases, such as diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera and viral diseases.
In addition, it is highly likely that a business that is locked down and closed up may see an explosion in cockroach activity of the premises within 24 hours.
Rodents, rats and mice can carry an abundance of diseases and without pest management and control the breeding and reproduction of rodents throughout Queensland will in itself enter epidemic levels making rat-borne diseases rampant throughout our nation.
Further more, with a closed premises, rodents can enter the building, breed quickly and create unsanitary conditions that will later require professional cleaning and pest control, stopping the business from opening.
A pest control service will be specifically designed to stop and prevent these pests affecting you, your family, pets, your home and business.
How much does pest control cost in Brisbane suburbs?
The price of a pest control service is dependent upon the type of pest that needs to be controlled.
We recently outlined our pricing in this article here. Prices start from as little as $145. We recommend arranging a package service that includes controlling multiple pests at once to save money and be more effective. These packages start from $220 and take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
During our services, we will maintain social distancing requirements with you and any persons at home or work. We thoroughly wash our hands before entering your home and come equipped with gloves and masks as required.
We have alos been certified under Infection Control Training with The Australian Government.
How do I arrange a pest control service?
You can arrange a service by visiting our website and using the Online booking system on the Home page. Our friendly team will help arrange a time and day that suits you and answer any questions you might have. You can also simply call us on 3206 6721.
We are here to answer any questions or concerns about pest control in lock down that you may have at this difficult time in order to give you peace of mind and certainty that your home is fully protected for the months to come.