Pest Control and termite services Hunter Valley
Rebel Pest Professionals is locally owned and operated, servicing the Hunter Region, which includes Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, as well as the Hunter Valley area for over 25 years.
In the Hunter Valley, we cover the all the key regional centres, including Maitland, Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Kurri Kurri, Muswellbrook, Raymond Terrace, Scone and Singleton.
We deliver personalised and trustworthy pest control services to homes and businesses across the Hunter Valley area.
Our key pest control services in the Hunter Valley
- Pest Control Hunter Valley
- Termite inspections Hunter Valley
- Termite treatments Hunter Valley
- Spider sprays Hunter Valley
For most homeowners an annual “pest spray” is enough to keep their homes free from spiders and other pests. However, as some customers suffer from a specific pest infestation, we do offer a range of other specialist pest control services (click on a pest below to find out more). Many of our customers combine their annual pest control or spider treatment with their annual termite inspection (a must for all homeowners!). This can provide significant savings when compared to booking the services separately.
We also offer a range of commercial pest control services to health care and aged care facilities, schools, cafes, restaurants, hotels, retail, office buildings, real estate and mining.
Termite Inspections and treatments
Being a largely rural area, the Hunter is an area of significant termite activities. One of the main termite species, Coptotermes acinaciformis, can build nests of over 1 million termites and are capable of causing significant damage in a matter of months.
With the warm temperatures, termites are active for most of the year, although they do slow down in the coldest months of winter. Nevertheless, it’s important to have annual termite inspections and it is highly recommended to install a termite protection system around buildings – either treating the soil with termiticide or installing a termite monitoring and baiting system.
Hunter Valley Climate
The weather in the Hunter Valley is more extreme than the coastal areas, with hotter summer temperatures and colder night time temperatures during winter. Although there is less rain than the coast areas, there is still more than enough moisture to ensure there are plentiful pest problems! If fact, the extreme temperatures can often drive more pests indoors – ants come inside looking for moisture during the summer, and rodents are driven indoor during the colder winter months.
Hunter Valley – Key Pests
Termites should always be the number one concern for homeowners, whether you have timber, brick or even metal framed home. The bottom line is that if there is wood present, termites are always trying to find their way in to get to it!
Spiders can certainly be a problem in the Hunter, especially after a wet spring. Of the flying insects, flies are always a big problem and although at the edge of its range, the dangerous European wasps can also be a problem.
Rodent problems, especially in winter are common. With the wine and agricultural areas in the Hunter, there is generally plenty of food for mice. So when it gets cold, they try come inside to find a warm place to stay
Hunter Valley – Key Facts
The Hunter Region, includes the Hunter Valley and key cities such as Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.Although the local Wonnarua tribe had inhabited the region for some 30,000, it wasn’t until 1797 that it was “discovered” by Europeans. It quickly became a source of timber and coal. An overland route was cut between Sydney and the lower Hunter Valley in 1820.
The Hunter Valley became the wine producing centre for the new colony by virtue of its climate – it was too wet and humid in Sydney and too cold out west. However, the soil types across the region were very variable, some were very poor for viniculture whilst others, such as the volcanic soils of the Brokenback range were seen as ideal.
The Hunter is renowned for its wine industry and is a significant coal mining region, with Newcastle the the largest coal exporting port in the world. The Hunter Valley is also know for its horse studs.
Although drier than the coastal areas, the climate in the Hunter is still classed as humid sub-tropical, as it still get significant rainfall, by virtue of the mountain ranges to the north and west. This makes it one of Australia’s hottest and wettest wine regions. It also makes it an ideal place for all sorts of pests!