The price of pest control in Adelaide is determined by the size of your pest problem, and the type of pest, among other factors.
The easiest way to find out what our pest control services might cost you, is for a qualified technician to visit your premises, and to do a full inspection to determine your needs. Please contact our Adelaide office to schedule a visit from one of our trained technicians.
We also accept online quote requests. Answer a few questions on our quote form, and we will send you a personalised quote in under 24-hours.
Frequently Asked Questions about Adelaide Pest Control
I have a pest problem in Adelaide Hills, can you help?
Our pest control services are available throughout the Adelaide region, extending to smaller areas outside of Adelaide, such as the Barossa Valley, through to Gawler, McLaren Vale, Mount Barker, and the Adelaide Hills. Contact us to find out if our pest control services are available in your area.
How can I prevent bed bugs in my business?
Bed bugs can easily enter your establishment in the clothes of your staff or customers, or through their luggage. Once in your business, they will spread rapidly, especially since they are quite difficult to detect. We can assist by not only eliminating any bed bugs you might have, but also providing essential training on detecting and preventing bed bugs, and performing regular inspections.
Can I use off-the-shelf solutions for termite control?
We advise against using DIY pest control solutions for termites. There are approximately 300 different termite species in Australia, and if you don’t use the correct solution, you risk making the problem worse. It may look like you eliminated the termites, but they may have just moved to another location in your building, spreading damage even further. Our technicians aren’t only trained to properly identify termites, but also in the correct approach to use for different termite species.
How can I tell if I have a termite problem?
Sometimes the size and extent of a termite problem makes it easy to spot. You may find mud tunnels, which the termites use to move about more freely, and you may have wood that sounds hollow when tapped. However, it is quite possible to have a serious termite infestation, and to see no visible signs of it. An annual termite inspection is the most reliable way to identify and treat termite problems before significant damage is caused.
Are there any steps I can take to reduce the risk of termites?
Yes. You can reduce the risk of many pest problems by eliminating food sources, and making the environment less pleasant. For termites, this includes:
Using properly treated timber wherever possible, including in retaining walls, fence posts, and garden beds. Failing to do could attract termites that will eventually spread much further.
Avoid storing cellulose materials – such as paper, card, and cellophane – timber, dead leaves, and plant clippings in or around your property. Some of these are excellent sources of food for termites, but can also conceal termite activity.
Ensuring that there are no water leaks in or around your building, and that the property is well ventilated at all times. Termites love moist and humid environments.
Paying closer attention to the types of trees and plants you have close to your building or home. Large plants close to external walls, as well as climbing plants, will again conceal termite activity, while the roots of these and some trees could even breach the foundation, providing an entry point for termites.
Getting rid of old tree stumps and dead trees, since both again are great sources of food for termites, drawing them closer to your building.
Checking that any new construction or alterations done to the property don’t affect any termite prevention controls you have implemented, or provide new access points for termites and other pests.
Annual termite inspections will not only uncover termite problems, but also identify new risks in and around your business that could expose you to future problems with termites.
What steps can I take to reduce ant activity in my business?
Reducing ant activity in your business requires the same approach as with other pests. Keep workspaces clean and free of food scraps and spilled liquids, particularly anything sweet. Store food in sealed containers, and try to seal off potential access points such as cracks and holes. Regular pest control will also help to reduce ant activity in and around your business.
How can I tell if I have a cockroach infestation?
Aside from seeing cockroaches around your business, other signs of a cockroach problem would be shed skin, dead cockroaches, droppings and eggs, and sometimes an unusual odour that cannot be placed. If you suspect you may have a cockroach infestation, our trained technicians will be able to do a thorough inspection, and even determine the source of your problem.
Can I use off-the-shelf solutions for cockroach control?
Off-the-shelf solutions will work sometimes for small, domestic cockroach problems. But in a commercial setting, professional pest control is also recommended for an effective, long-term solution.
Can cockroaches bite?
As omnivores, cockroaches will eat whatever they can, which also means that they are able to bite. However, they are not a naturally aggressive insect, so they are unlikely to attack, or inflict a painful bite. Cockroaches will contaminate food and surfaces, so need to be controlled because of the overall health risk.
How can I tell if I have a spider infestation?
A single spider is not a sign of an infestation, but a single female spider – with egg sac – can easily lead to an infestation. Although spiders prefer secluded spaces, you can still see signs of spider activity in the form of spider webs, or even egg sacs fixed in crevices and corners. If you have previously had problems with spiders, or suspect you may have a spider infestation, regular inspections by pest control specialists are recommended.
How can I tell if I have a rat problem?
Rats, like mice, are mostly nocturnal, so you won’t always see them. However, there are other signs you can look for like rat droppings, damage to cables, furniture, and stored food, and noises coming from the ceiling and other concealed spaces.
Does the presence of rats mean my business is dirty?
Rats are drawn to environments that offer them shelter, food, and water. They aren’t necessarily drawn to filth, but the presence of rats does expose you, your staff, and your customers, to a variety of contaminants and diseases. People associate rats with dirt, so it is always better to ensure your business is kept clear of rats, and any evidence of rats.