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Bees & Wasps

How do I tell the difference between bees and wasps?

The easiest way to identify the difference between bees and wasps is in their physical characteristics, bees have black legs and rounder bodies while wasps have yellow/orange legs and have a slender build.

How long does it take for the bees/wasps to die once treated?

It can take up to seven days to eliminate the bee hive as some bees and wasps may not be in the hive at the time of the treatment, the residue left behind will eradicate the returning bees or wasps on contact.

Can the hive be removed from my property without killing the bees?

If the hive is easily accessible i.e. hanging from a tree or other structure, an apiarist may be able to remove the hive without killing the bees.

Can a bee swarm be treated?

No. We can only treat for bees/wasps if the hive has been located. If the bees are swarming they often only stay for a day or so then move off to a new location.

Do I have to vacate my property when the treatment is carried out?

When treating bees and wasps it is not necessary for you to vacate your property, however it is recommended that you and your pets keep away from the nest area for approximately 24 hours.

Do I have to do anything prior or after the treatment?

Before we come out to treat for either bees or wasps, it is helpful if you can advise our technician the location of the hive. Any dust outside the nest can be cleaned away after seven days. Robber bees may be attracted to the scent or honey left behind by the bee hive we have eliminated for you. Is it important that you block entry points to the hive or if possible remove the hive all together.

Getting rid of ants

How do I get rid of ants?

Guardian Pest Control will assess your ant problem and apply the most appropriate techniques to get rid of ants at your property.

Do I have to do anything prior to having my house treated for ants?

Prior to having your house treated for ants we suggest that you clean up all food left in and around house, notify our technicians of any ant nests or problem areas that you are aware of, cut trees and shrubs away from perimeter of house and cover any fish ponds, fish tanks and food.

Do I have to vacate my property when the treatment is carried out?

You are required to vacate your house from the moment our technicians arrives, it is recommended that you stay away from the property for 4-6 hours to allow the chemical to dry

How often should I get my house treated for ants?

It really depends on how bad your ant problem is. Our technician will be able to advise you on how often your house will need to be treated to get the best results, generally we recommend a treatment be carried out annually.

How long will it take for the treatment to be effective?

The treatment can take up to 1-2 weeks to be fully effective. Not every Ant will be eliminated however the treatment will help control them.

Is there a warranty on your treatment?

We offer a three month warranty on all of our general pest treatments, any call backs within this time will be at no extra cost. However we find most people get 6-12 months out of the treatment.

Is the treatment safe for my family and pets?

Please follow all directions regarding the time required to be away from your property to allow the pesticides to dry completely.
Guardian Pest Control’s trained technicians apply safe, modern pesticides to get rid of ants.

Rodent control – Rats & mice FAQs

How do you treat for Rats/Mice?

Guardian Pest Control uses a baiting system, strategically placed to effectively eliminate rodents. Baits are placed in locked boxes for the protection on pets and children. Loose bait may also be used when necessary in places such as roof voids or subfloors.

Is the bait used safe for my family and pets?

Rodenticides can be lethal to dogs and other animals, however Guardian Pest Control use locked bait boxes that are designed to be pet friendly. Our technicians will place them carefully to reduce the risk of pets being exposed to the baits. If your pet does happen to consume some of the bait it is important that you take them to the vet as soon as possible.

Can I prevent Rats/Mice from entering my property?

Is it quite hard to prevent rodents from entering your property all together as they can squeeze through tiny gaps. However there are some precautions you can take, these include: Clearing rubbish and stored items from areas of concern, block as many holes as possible 7-10 days after treatment and also cut back trees and bushes away from the house to stop easy access.

Will rats/mice die on my property?

Most of the time rodents will leave looking for water after they have consumed the bait, this means majority of the time they would have left your property by the time they die. However on rare occasions rodents may die in the roof, walls or subfloor.

Do I have to vacate my property when a rodent treatment is carried out?

It is not necessary to vacate your property when it is being baited for rodents.

How often should I get my house treated for Rats/Mice?

It really depends on how bad your rodent problem is. Our technician will be able to advise you on how often your house will need to be treated to get the best results.

How long will it take for the bait to take effect?

Rodent activity should have completely ceased after 2-3 weeks, however please allow a month for the baiting to be fully effective. If you notice further rodent activity after a period of ceased activity, please allow a further 1-2 weeks for the problem to subside again. The bait laid at the time of the treatment will control a second invasion.

Is there a warranty on your treatment?

We offer a three month warranty on all of our general pest treatments, any call backs within this time will be at no extra cost.

Spiders FAQ

Do I have to vacate my property when the spider treatment is carried out?

You are required to vacate your house from the moment our technicians arrives, it is recommended that you stay away from the property for 4-6 hours to allow the chemical to dry.

How often should I get my house treated for spiders?

It really depends on how bad your spider problem is. Our technician will be able to advise you on how often your house will need to be treated to get the best results, generally we recommend a treatment be carried out annually.

Is the spider treatment safe for my family and pets?

Guardian Pest Control’s trained technicians apply safe, modern pesticides when treating your property for pests. Please follow all directions regarding the time required to be away from your property to allow the pesticides to dry completely.

Is there a warranty on your treatment?

We offer a three month warranty on all of our general pest treatments, any call backs within this time will be at no extra cost. However we find most people get 6-12 months out of the treatment.

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