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Why Use A Pest Controller?

A licensed pest controller is trained in a lot more than just applying chemicals. To be licensed they must pass a TAFE standard course including detailed modules in pest identification, breeding habits and biology.

A licensed pest controller is trained in a lot more than just applying chemicals. To be licensed they must pass a TAFE standard course including detailed modules in pest identification, breeding habits and biology. Their qualifications provide the knowledge and ability to use a range proven methods to stop pest activity and reduce the potential of future infestations.   

As a starting point they inspect your house to look at any environmental factors triggering the infestation. They know how and where to check for breeding areas and entry points. Once they know the extent of the problem, they will help you select the most appropriate treatment. 

Many of the treatments used in residential pest control are also used in hospitals, restaurants, cafes and food manufacturing plants. 

If a chemical treatment is required a pest controller will use only the minimum amount required to do the job, in the areas where it will be most effective. The treatments are designed to have an immediate impact and also provide ongoing protection. Any chemical treatment has to be approved and registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and applied only at the rates and strengths stipulated on the approved label. 

Based on their experience and knowledge a pest controller will recommend what you should do to avoid or minimise further problems, for example blocking off access points or controlling moisture level.