Pest Control Thornton
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Rebel Pest – Your Local Pest Professionals in Thornton
Rebel Pest Professionals is locally owned and operated, servicing Thornton and the Hunter Valley for over 25 years.
We deliver personalised and trustworthy pest control services to homes and businesses in Thornton.
Our Key Pest Control Services in Thornton
Our general pest control treatment is a comprehensive treatment, not just a “spider spray”, and covers 11 different pests! Most homeowners have a general pest treatment once a year, but sometime if you have a specific pest problem or major infestation it may require one of our specialised pest control services.
By combining one of our pest treatments with an annual termite inspection, homeowners can enjoy the convenience and savings of a combined service.
We also offer tailored commercial pest control services to a wide range of businesses and organisations in Thornton, In most cases this includes a regular service plan to keep on top of pest problems. We also provide all the necessary documentation to ensure compliance with any regulatory requirements.
Termite Inspections Thornton
Annual termite inspections are strongly recommended for all residential houses, as recommended by building authorites, government and Australian standards. Termite inspection are like a “health check” for your home and our inspectors will look for areas of termite activity, termite damage, building faults and conducive conditions around the property that may make a termite attack more likely. Most importantly it will also provide recommendations to address these issues promptly and efficiently. Our experienced termite inspectors will take their time to carry out a comprehensive termite inspection. Annual termite inspections are still required, even if you have a termite protection system in place, not only to maintain any warranty, but in order to make sure the system is still functioning and termites haven’t found a way around the system
Termite Treatments Thornton
Although the annual termite inspection will provide you with the termite status of your property, it doesn’t actually prevent a termite attack. To provide the property with long term protection from termite attack it is necessary to install a termite management system. There are two types of preventative termite treatments; chemical treatments to the soil around the building (and underneath if you have a sub-floor) or termite baiting systems (which include installing bait stations in the ground around the building). With termite attack more likely than fire, flood and natural disaster combined, and yet not included in your standard home building insurance, a termite protection system is a must.
Thornton – Key Pests
Like the rest of the Hunter Valley, Thornton has warm to hot summers, which can sometimes get very dry. Winter are a lot cooler than on the coast, with night time temperatures sometimes getting close to freezing. From a pest point of view this means Spring to Autumn is the main pest season, with the warm temperatures (especially if there’s rain) being ideal for insect and spider population growth. Spiders tend to be the first pest to emerge in Spring, with fly, cockroach and ant numbers building up with increasing temperatures.
Termites like warmth and moisture and so tend to be more active in the warmer months, especially if it’s wet and humid. However, they do still eat wood in winter, so homeowners always need to be on their guard! In the Hunter Valley, the main termite species are Coptotermes and Nasutitermes. They can form colonies of over 1 million individuals and are capable of causing significant damage in a matter of months.
Although they are present all year round, rodents become a problem in winter when they come inside for warmth and shelter.