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Pest management - Port Macquarie

Pest management – Port Macquarie

Our approach is first and foremost to use non-invasive methods to prevent and minimise the risk of pest infestation:

discourage pests >  modify their environment > use targeted treatments.

This approach has considerable advantages regarding health and safety, as it less harmful to both people and the environment. We call it Pest Management.

Keeping your premises clean and free of invading pests can turn into an exhausting mission. While you keep your kitchen clean and rat-proof your outdoor bins you will often find that even the strictest precautions still allow pests to infiltrate.

Ants, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, rats and mice can wreak havoc on your home; bite you and your pets, and spread germs and disease. It is essential that you get rid of all insects and pests that invade your premises. Many insects reproduce at an unbelievably rapid rate.  When you first see just one or two, you will need to get rid of them as quickly as possible, before they have a chance to reproduce.

We pride ourselves in successfully protecting your home, business, commercial or industrial premises against unwanted and invasive pests.  Our professional products and methods reduce hygiene risks without causing damage to the environment.

Common pests found in Australia

Ticks > Bees > Midges > Ants > Flies > Mosquitoes > cockroaches > Termites > Rodents(rats/mice) > Carpet Beetles > Bed bugs > Fleas > Web spiders > Birds > Fire ants > Paper nest wasps > Silverfish

And that’s just a few of the pests that could make your home or building unhealthy and uncomfortable. Call BIG RED and pests are DEAD!


Periodic inspections > Emergency response > Eradication compliant with state and local regulations. Contact us for details.

Frequently asked questions – pests

Can I do my own pest control service?

We would have to say no and only because common household pests need to be treated by a Professional Pest Management company as they have done extensive training to understand everything there is to know about the pest and how to manage their extermination safely using effective solutions such as IPM (Integrated Pest Management).

How safe is your pest management service and chemicals?

Big Red Cleaning and Pest Management (CPM)  is a fully insured and registered company.  We live by our Pest Pledge.  To foremost use the Integrated Pest Management methods in order to minimize the use of chemicals and uses eco-friendly chemicals both safe for humans and the environment with the focus being on non-chemical measures to prevent and eliminate pest infestation. Where chemicals are used, careful selections of options like (environmentally friendly) are selected and only applied in targeted areas (actual breeding and harbourage areas where pests manifest). Treatments are carried out by trained and qualified technicians who are registered with work cover NSW under the issued under the OHS regulation 2001.

What is the best method (IPM) to prevent pest problems? 

Clean likely hiding places i.e. cracks, crevices in floors, baseboards and vents frequently.

Keep clean all spaces around stoves, refrigerators and cabinets.

Clean up food spills and crumbs completely and immediately.

Do not leave unwashed dishes overnight in a sink or a cabinet.

Keep food stored in tightly closed containers.

Inspect incoming grocery bags and soft drink containers for hidden insects and their eggs.

Remove trash and garbage daily.

Repair all dripping faucets.

Drawer and cabinet liners, paper grocery bags, and even wallpaper can be a source of food to pests.

Do not accumulate trash or debris.

Cut back limbs, shrubs, and vines that touches or overhangs your property.

Stack firewood off the ground.

Interesting pest facts & trivia

Things you never knew and probably didn’t want to know about common household pests. For example:

RATS  & MICE – Rats can bite repeatedly at the rate of six bites per second. Female house mice give birth to 6 young ones about 21 days after mating. She is ready to mate again in two days. She can produce 6 to 10 litters a year. Her young will be ready to mate in two months.

COCKROACHES  – If a cockroach loses its head, it can live for about 2 weeks since it has other “brains” on its legs. It finally dies because it has no mouth to get food and water.

BEDBUGS – They are nocturnal parasites, which mean they rest during the day and are active at night feeding on the blood of humans.

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