When pests try to move in

The arrival of winter brings colder weather and often unfortunately, pests. When you heat your home to stay warm and comfortable, pests also move in taking advantage of your warm house. From termites and spiders, to cockroaches and mice, pests are not only a hassle around the home but can cause significant damage and end up costing you financially.

While simple checks can be done around the home to help detect any problems, pest management is more than simply checking and spraying for bugs. Quite often the problem isn’t noticeable or found until it is too late and damage has occurred, which is why prevention is a much better alternative to treatment.

VNJ Pest Management Services have been servicing the Hawkesbury area for 20 years and provide inspections, treatments and prevention systems for a range of clients including domestic, commercial and industrial properties.

VNJ proprietor, Nigel Andrew, says the biggest problem people face with pest control is being proactive rather than reactive, “You want to stop the problem before it starts. Your home is your biggest investment so you should protect it with an annual check-up,” he said.

Pest inspections and treatments shouldn’t just be limited to buildings. Your garden and trees are all natural environments and nesting areas for termites, ants and other pests. Careful checks of garden beds and plants is vital but remember while trees may look healthy on the outside, they may have potential internal infestations.

Pest prevention: Inspections should be done on a six to twelve month cycle, with high risk areas as often as every three months. Photo: Vicki Andrew.

Pest prevention: Inspections should be done on a six to twelve month cycle, with high risk areas as often as every three months. Photo: Vicki Andrew.