Service Category: Carpenter

Fleas and Mites– what risk do they pose and how do I identify an infestation?

An infestation in your home, garden or workplace is never a pleasant experience – we provide the information necessary to identify the creatures lurking around your home, and offer up our services to rid your space of these uninvited guests.

Fleas and Mites– what risk do they pose and how do I identify an infestation?

Fleas do not bite humans – rather, they will gnaw away on your household pets, making their lives miserable. As blood sucking parasites, they seek out a blood meal to provide protein for egg production.

These guys will multiply at an astonishing rate and their life cycle is made up of four stages (egg, larva, pupa and imago/adult) – it is therefore crucial that you put in effective flea control measures, so as to break the cycle.

Successful flea control depends on a number of factors – total eradication is difficult, and we would therefore encourage you to bring in a professional service to remove these pests from your home or workplace.

Mites – are they dangerous? How do I get rid of these pests?

Mites are another pest that are bothersome to your pets – they tend to be localized in the ears, meaning that your cat or dog will scratch or shake their head as a sign of an infestation.

Another species is the dust mite. As members of the spider family, they tend to inhabit soft furnishings and feed on human and animal skin flakes. They are a common cause of allergic reactions and can cause significant discomfort to those who suffer from allergy induced asthma.

If you are to reduce the risk posed by dust mites, it is important to have your mattress looked at – after all, they offer the ideal environment for these creatures to thrive.

Bed Bugs – what a nightmare.

You can sleep easy knowing that EMK Termite & Pest Control are on the case for bed bug removal in Sydney. These guys can cause swelling and skin irritation, and many suffer allergic reactions – plus, they feed on our blood when we are sleeping.

They can be found nestled within mattresses, bed bases, crevices – even behind pictures on the wall.

Ant Removal Service throughout Sydney

Do you have a parade of ants marching through your home?
Are you concerned you might have termites in your building?
Get your ant problem under control with EMK Termite & Pest Control available throughout the Sydney area.

We are an established and certified pest control service which can get rid of any variety of ants from your Sydney home.

Why are there ants in my home?

There are many reasons why you might have an infestation of ants in your home or business, below is a list of the most common types of ants we are called into manage. We remove all types of ants by locating, treating and dismantling the nest.

Argentine Ant: This is an introduced species of ant native to South America. A small brown ant that follows food trails long distances with a preference for sweet things. Argentine ants are likely to be the ones trailing across your kitchen bench.

Black House Ant: Black, shiny, and slightly larger than the Argentine ant, as the name suggests this native species thrives in houses and can often be found around the kitchen or in the garbage.

Fire Ant: This is a stinging ant and as the name suggests, a sting from a fire ant produces a painful sensation similar to being burned. These ants are a coppery brown and tend to be found in the garden. A fire ant nest is a distinctive mound nest which can be up to 40cm in height.

Garden Ant: A large, shiny black ant found in gardens across Sydney. This ant produces no sting and tends to follow trails around sweet food.

Odorous House Ant: This is another type of small brown or black ant which likes to cohabit with humans. This ant like sugary foods as well as pet food. It is easy to identify this ant as it produces a coconut smell when crushed.

White Ant (Termite): A homeowner’s nightmare, these are small white ants which feed off dead plant matter and can cause serious structural damage to your home. The presence of termites is often concealed as they feed from inside the wood but tell-tale signs of white ants include shelter tubes (light brown, narrow tubes around 10mm in width) across walls and foundations, subterranean tunnels in soil, earthen packing on foundation walls and in some cases a noises made by the soldier ants tapping on wood. If you see or suspect you have termites contact us immediately.

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