Pest Control Upper Hunter Valley

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Pest Control and Termite services in the Upper Hunter Valley

Rebel Pest Professionals is locally owned and operated, servicing the Hunter Region, including the Upper Hunter Valley Council area for over 25 years.

In the Upper Hunter, we cover the all the key suburbs, but in particular Scone, Aberdeen, Murrurundi, as well as surrounding areas.

We deliver personalised and trustworthy pest control services to homes and businesses across the Upper Hunter Valley area.

Our key pest control services in 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 Upper 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 Upper 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!
In 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 RegionAlthough 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.


Industries in the Upper Hunter Valley The main industry in the Upper Hunter Valley is the Agriculture, Farming and Fishing sector, being a significant cattle, crop, poultry, pig and sheep producing area. Although the lower Hunter Valley is more well know for it’s vineyards, there are an increasing number of vineyards in the Upper Hunter Valley.


The Upper Hunter is renowned for its horse studsThe Upper Hunter Valley is the single largest producer of thoroughbred horses in Australia, second only to Kentucky in the USA, with Scone known as the ‘Horse Capital of Australia’.


Although drier than the coastal areas, the climate in the Hunter is still classed as humid sub-tropicalAs it still gets 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!

Why Choose

Rebel Pest Professionals?

Our people make the differenceknowledgeable, friendly & trusted
Committed to the highest standards of service
Locally owned and operated
Serving Newcastle and the Hunter for over 25 years
Full range of pest control and termite services
Residential and commercial pest control
Child, pet & environmentally friendly treatments
Fully qualified, licensed and insured
All work guaranteed

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