General pest (ants, spiders, cockroaches)

General pest (ants, spiders, cockroaches)

General Pest Control Services

General Pest Control Services

Are unwanted pests swarming your home? Take back control of your home with effective general pest control services from Positive Pest Solutions. Pests are not only frightening but can also carry harmful diseases that adversely affect your health. In addition, they can also cause structural damage to your entire property. Whether you have seen evidence of pest infestation or you need help with protecting your home against future invaders, our exterminator in Melbourne can help.

Our Pest Control Services

At Positive Pest Solutions, we have a team of pest control experts who are trained in the latest extermination techniques. From spider pest control to ant control, we use the best tools and products to get to the root cause of the problem and efficiently alleviate your pest problem. Our experts can help you in the following areas when it comes to pest control in the eastern suburbs:

  • Termite control
  • Termite inspection
  • Rodent control
  • Cockroach control
  • Ant control
  • Bee and Wasp Removal Control
  • Bedbugs control
  • Rat control
  • Spider pest control

Our Pest Control Process

Inspection & Identification

We begin our general pest control process with a thorough inspection of your property, which allows us to determine the type of pest that has invaded your home. With sound knowledge and industry-leading expertise, we can easily find the pest colony and their points of entry. After completing the inspection, we will work with you and come up with a custom plan to eliminate the pests from your property.

Extermination

We use the latest pest control technology and state of the art equipment to provide the most effective solution for you. Our residential pest control services are aimed at eliminating the pesky creatures completely from your property without compromising the wellbeing, safety or comfort of your family.

Enquire About Our General Pest Control Today

At Positive Pest Solutions, we don’t just provide a solution for the existing problem, but also advise you tips to prevent pests from returning. For further information and a free estimate for pest control in the eastern suburbs, feel free to call our exterminator in Melbourne on 0413 397 270. We are eager to help you!

Restaurant/Cafe Pest Management 

Café / Restaurant Pest Control

Running a hospitality business can be very stressful, especially when you’re constantly trying to impress your ever-expanding customer base, grow your business, and manage your resources to make it profitable. Then there’s the constant threat of pest invasion that can cause problems and affect your reputation. Not only can the sight of pests like flying or crawling insects and rodents potentially destroy your brand image, but it could also lead to illnesses caused by harmful diseases and bacteria. Before you know it, the health authorities will be there to shut down your business. Fortunately, Positive Pest Solutions can provide the assistance you need with prompt café and restaurant pest control that’s tailored to your needs. Next time you’re searching for “restaurant pest control near me”, don’t look past our experienced professionals.

How Our Restaurant Exterminator Can Help Your Business

At Positive Pest Solutions, we can provide effective pest control services for restaurants and other businesses in hospitality industry, stopping pests such as cockroaches, rats, mice, flies, ants and bedbugs in their tracks. Every establishment is different, which is why the management and solutions provided for your pest problems will be too. Our experienced pest control company specialises in treating pests in the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants and cafes.

A combination of expertise and up-to-date knowledge in the pest industry, as well as experience in the hospitality industry, means that we are your best partner when it comes to eradicating pests or preventing pest invasion. As part of our commercial restaurant pest control service, we provide a customised pest management plan specifically for your business after we inspect your property and evaluate your pest treatment requirement.

Keeping the Restaurant Pest Control Cost Low

We understand that businesses want effective, affordable and hassle-free pest control that’s there to support you to grow your business with peace of mind. That is the main reason why our pest maintenance program starts from as little as $66 per month, including preventive maintenance for rats, mice, ants and cockroaches. If you need an extra visit to your premises, this is covered by our monthly restaurant pest control cost (Terms & Conditions apply).

To learn more about our commercial restaurant pest control services, call our café and restaurant exterminator today on 0413 397 270. We’re happy to provide you with more information and help you book a time for a free, no-obligation inspection.

Commercial Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control Services & Inspection


In the commercial setting, being pest-free is an absolute must. The risk of not having a commercial pest control and maintenance program in place could greatly impact your customers and clients, as well as your productivity and your reputation.

At Positive Pest Solutions, we understand that different industries require different commercial pest control services and treatments. Even companies in the same industry often need a different pest management plan. Fortunately, our experienced, licensed and insured commercial exterminators are capable of providing you with customised commercial pest control services for your organisation in Melbourne.

Common Commercial Pests

At Positive Pest Solutions, we believe that proper hygiene and effective pest control are integral to creating a safe and healthy workplace for all. With solution-focused treatments, our team can help to both increase the level of cleanliness and productivity at your business. Below we have listed commonly found workplace pests

  • Rats & Rodents

One of the most common workplace pests, rats and rodents, are responsible for carrying and spreading viruses and parasites. Rodents are known to gnaw on electrical cables, which can set off fires, causing significant amounts of destruction and damage. They are also known for causing structural and electrical damages, so it is important for you to contact Positive Pest Solutions to resolve this pest infestation.

  • Cockroaches

Similar to bed bugs, cockroaches are hitchhikers and can commonly arrive in your workplace by hiding in your clothes or work items. Cockroaches prefer to live and breed in the dark so they tend to hide at various areas. If you spot one cockroach, there are likely more hiding nearby. In addition to eradicating these pests from your business premises, we will work closely with you to ensure these pests are removed permanently.

  • Ants

Did you know that a large enough infestation of ants can damage product, supplies and even your building? Positive Pest Solutions offer quick, safe and responsive pest control solutions to eliminate this insect.

  • Spiders

Spiders are commonly found in warm locations including desks, room corners and air vents. If you have a spider infestation in your workplace, contact the team at Positive Pest Solutions to ensure your spider pest problem is handled quickly.

  • Bed Bugs

While it is common to identify bed bugs as typical household pests, they can actually hitchhike with people to their places of employment. Our team is equipped with the products and experience to get rid of this notorious pest and to restore your workplace to normal.

  • Bee & Wasps

These stinging insects can be a risk for commercial properties. To prevent any possible wasp stings, which can be painful and in some cases, life threatening for those who are allergic, it is best to leave the wasp nest eradication to the professionals.

  • Termites

When termites invade your workplace, you can incur hundreds or thousands of dollars from the damage they can cause. Contact us today for total protection from termites and extermination of any colonies they may have formed.

To deliver effective pest control, we create detailed and well-thought strategies customised to your specific industry and distinct requirements. With our Integrated Pest Management services, we strive to make your property pest-free, freeing you to focus on your business.

Our Commercial Pest Control Services

As one of Melbourne’s leading commercial pest control companies, we follow a comprehensive process when it comes to commercial pest management and control. The main process for our commercial pest protection is as follows:

  • Inspection

Our commercial exterminators carry out a no-cost inspection to analyse current pest issues. With sound knowledge and industry-leading expertise, we will provide a thorough initial service to set up and address any urgent pest issues. After completing the inspection, we will work with you and come up with a custom plan to eliminate the pests from your property.

  • Customised Pest Treatment Plan

Our team will create a customised pest treatment plan specific for your business and its surrounding. Depending on a few factors, you will be able to choose between monthly, bimonthly and quarterly commercial pest control treatments. In addition to using the latest in pest control technology and state of equipment to provide the most effective solution, we will conduct regular comprehensive inspections and services to address any pest issues that might arise in between treatments.

  • Preventive Pest Control Services

We provide preventive pest control services, such as pest-proofing advice, sanitation recommendations, site and environmental analysis, and more. We will also maintain your business pest management logbook. Some of our treatment plans include flexible scheduling and emergency visits.

If your business requires us to visit in between treatments due to an unsolved pest problem that’s covered within your plan, we will return at no cost until the issue is resolved. Our trained pest technicians always follow best industry practices to ensure your peace of mind for commercial pest management and pest control.

We Safeguard Businesses Against Pest Invasion

If you are looking for a local pest professional to assist you with your pest problem, look no further than Positive Pest Solutions. Below we have listed commercial properties we currently offer pest control services for:

  • Educational facilities (schools, universities)
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Hotels
  • Retail Stores & Shopping Centres
  • Corporate Offices
  • Medical Centres & Nursing Homes
  • Strata Business
  • Warehouses & Factories

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) can be defined as an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management. Our IPM program uses current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests combined with available pest control methods, to manage pest damage effectively and efficiently. With this approach, our commercial pest control services in Melbourne will reduce the use of pesticide-intensive activities, reducing potential health risks in the community and minimising the harmful impact on the environment.

Organise Commercial Pest Control Today

Next time you find yourself searching for the top commercial pest control services in Melbourne, contact Positive Pest Solutions to discuss your pest treatment needs. You can reach us by calling 0413 397 270 or book an obligation-free onsite assessment today.

End of Lease Pest Control

Depending on the terms of your rental agreement and whether you have a pet, an end of lease pest control treatment or end of lease flea treatment may be required. These days, it has become an all too common occurrence for new tenants to move into their rental property only to find that there are pests present. In such cases, there can be a cause for dispute and may result in considerable stress to all those involved.

At Positive Pest Solutions, we help to ensure that the environment is pest-free for the next lease. Our specialists are fully trained, licensed, as well as carry a comprehensive insurance, to guarantee peace of mind. It is also important to note that end of lease pest control treatments will be carried out after the furniture is removed and all the cleaning has taken place.

Common Household Pests

To determine if any pests are present, our experienced team will conduct a thorough inspection of your rental property. There are a number of pests that can grow in a household such as:

Harmful Effect of Unwanted Pests

If you let pests run rampant at your home, you’re setting yourself up for loss – from your health to the condition of your property. At the end of your tenancy, these unwanted pests can cause severe damage, such as:

  • Spread of diseases, due to pests scavenging for food in unsanitary areas.
  • Damage your rental property structure or furniture.
  • Cause issues with getting your rental bond back.
  • Create an unpleasant environment for the next tenant.

With end of lease pest control treatment, you can ensure that your premises will be pest-free, ensuring that your prospective tenant will be impressive and satisfied with the well-maintained conditions.

Who is Responsible For End Of Lease Pest Control?

The Residential Tenancies Act states that the lessor shall ensure that the Rental Property at the commencement of the tenancy is clean and fit to live in and that the Rental Property is to be maintained so that it remains fit to live in (not clean). Unless it is stated in the agreement, the landlord is responsible for general pest control for ants, cockroaches, fleas, silverfish, spiders and also for termite protection.

However, the tenant could be responsible for the end of lease pest control fee, if they have actively encouraged a pest infestation. For example, bed bugs that might be resulted from travelling, rodents as a result of unclean environment, or fleas originated from tenant’s pet(s).

If as a tenant, you are responsible for the pest control treatment, you are allowed to choose your preferred pest company, as long as the treatment is carried out according to the rental agreement. Dependent on the terms in your tenancy agreement, you may be required to have an end of lease flea treatment, if you have a dog or a cat. After your end of lease pest treatment, we will present you with a certificate and warranty.

The rented property has to be vacant and has to be done after the carpet has been cleaned. It is in your best interest to organise the pest treatment, otherwise, the real estate agent has the right to not sign over your bond.

Enquire About Our End Of Lease Pest Treatment Today

At Positive Pest Solutions, we understand that the process of moving house can be stressful and busy, therefore we will strive to make this process as easy for you as possible. Contact us to find out more about our prompt, effective and affordable end of lease pest treatments. We have been partnering with landlords, real estate agents and tenants to provide a complete and comprehensive end of lease pest control and to ensure a pest-free premises! Book an obligation-free quote today.

Termites Treatment

Termite Control & Inspection

termite treatment Glen Waverley

Termites are tiny creatures which are useful to the environment due to their ability to break down dead trees or rotten wood, assisting with the production of manure for plants.

If your home is invaded by termites however, you could incur millions of dollars of damage. If you’re in need of termite control in Melbourne and all metro suburbs, Positive Pest Solutions guarantees total termite protection and extermination.

How to Identify Termites Activity in Your Property

Termites are a destructive pest that can cause major structural and economic damage to homes and commercial buildings. Signs that you have termites ravaging on your property include:

– Mud shelter tubes are built by termites for protection. These can often be found in brick foundations or in architraves.
– Sagging floors or doors with easily damaged skirting boards, door jams or architraves show evidence that termites have eaten away at the structural integrity of the timber.
– Areas where the timber sounds hollow and where small knocks can cause damage.
– Cracked paint or plaster.
– Regular power failures caused by termites attracted to the warmth of electrical fittings behind walls.

Temperature, rainfall and the age of your property have the largest impact on termite activity. If you stumble across a termite nest on your property, it’s important not to disturb it until you’ve determined an appropriate termite management plan with qualified experts in termite solutions in Melbourne. Once disturbed, termites may abandon the area and move elsewhere to remain undetected.

Termites not only eat away at structural timbers but also chomp their way through furniture, paper products, fabrics, clothing, footwear and even non-cellulose materials like soft plastics, building sealants and rigid foam insulation.

What Are The Different Species of Termites

All types of termites can cause damage to your home however, knowing about the different species of termites can help identify them more easily for effective termite control in Melbourne.

The location of your property and its component structure will both have an impact on the termite species you could be at risk of.

Subterranean termites start their feeding process from the ground up and typically enter a building through its sub-structure. Properties with ample crawl spaces are especially at risk to Subterranean termites. Look to evidence of damaged wood and mud tubes where hollow tunnels known as galleries have developed along the grain of the wood.

Drywood termites on the other hand, typically enter structures near the roof line or other exposed wood. It’s wise to inspect your attic for any evidence of damaged wood where a colony may have been built. Look for tiny holes in the wood with hollow tunnels and frass collecting nearby.

What is Covered in Our Termites Inspection Process And Report

At Positive Pest Solutions, we combine years of experience with the use of latest technologies and practices to provide unrivalled termite control services. Our termite experts have extensive local experience in termite treatment in Melbourne.

We offer two types of termite inspection in Melbourne:

• Standard Termite Inspections – for home or property owners needing their buildings checked for termites, and termite damage.

• Pre-purchase Pest Inspections – for home buyers looking to have a potential property purchase checked for termites and other timber pests (such as borers and wood decay fungi).

Our inspection reports are both comprehensive and accessible. We inspect your property and provide a detailed multi-page report with photos. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff take pride in clearly explaining our findings with you if you have further questions.

Our Termites Treatment & Control Plan

1. Contact

Give us a call and we will arrange for a local expert to contact you within 24 hours.

2. Survey

Our experts will discuss your pest problem with you and arrange a survey to determine solutions tailored to your pest problem.

3. Treatment

Expert technicians will come out to your property at an appointment time convenient for you. Our treatments are both child & pet friendly, as well as environmentally sensitive.

4. Aftercare

We provide guaranteed solutions with prevention advice and as many visits as you require, to ensure your problem is resolved.

Recommended Termites Management Solutions

Reduce Moisture

  • Ground level should slope away from your house and soil drainage systems should be installed. Be sure your ground water drainage flows away from your home to reduce the amount of moisture entering your property. If you have a damp sub-floor, improved sub-floor ventilation may be beneficial.
  • Consider removing the watering system or avoid watering plants next to the house. This includes removing substantial garden beds by your property.
  • Ensure roof guttering and downpipes aren’t leaky and correctly discharge to storm water drains.
  • Make sure any external taps don’t drip and ideally have a drain underneath.
  • Check for leaks in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. If you suspect a leak, you may require a plumber.

Remove Food For Termites

  • Don’t use wood mulch by your house.
  • Make sure any waste timber or cardboard boxes are disposed of.
  • Never store timber under your home on the ground.
  • Ensure any firewood is stored off the ground and away from your property.

Keep Areas Clear

  • Keep the perimeter of your home clear of plants and stored items.
  • If you have a sub-floor, avoid storing your excess or unwanted items in this inviting area.
  • Stored goods prevent the ability to see any termite activity and also reduce ventilation, while wood or cardboard boxes are highly attractive for termites.

How Often Should You Schedule A Termite Inspection

Termite inspections in Melbourne should be an annual activity however, it may be necessary more than once a year depending on the susceptibility of your structures to be infested by pests. Termite pest control and inspection measures from reputable professionals such as Positive Pest Solutions could save you from considerable damage.

Why Choose Positive Pest Solutions For Termites Inspection, Treatment & Control

• Experts in termite control in Melbourne.
• Thorough and careful inspections & reporting.
• We use the latest termite detection technology.
• Easy to understand written reports with clear photos.
• Verbal report one to one – inspector to client – without any agents.
• Fully licensed (L010674) and insured pest control company.

To prevent massive damages and repair costs, annual termite inspections in Melbourne are recommended.

If termites are detected early enough you could keep damage to a minimum. At Positive Pest Solutions, we strive to ensure our termite solutions in Melbourne are easy and affordable.

Our local termite treatments in Melbourne assesses conditions that could increase the chances of termite infestation and the possible methods of minimising the risk of termite attacks.

Contact us today to find out more about our termite protection services in Melbourne or book an obligation-free quote.

Ant Pest Control

Ant Pest ControlThere are about 1,300 ant species in Australia, some of them are sugar feeder and some of them are protein feeder or both. While exterminating ants that you can see if quite easy, exterminating the ones you can’t see would be quite tricky. Without killing the queen, ant problem will definitely come back. Positive Pest Solutions in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley & across Melbourne offers treatment which includes perimeter spray to protect your property and also baiting in some occasions where spraying is considered more dangerous.

The presence of ants in your home can be a nuisance. Ants are believed to carry diseases. Now that you may not be aware of where they have been obtaining food before finding their way to your house, you cannot just watch them lining towards your food cupboard. We offer effective methods of ant control with more focus on white ants control with the help of our qualified technicians.

ANT PEST CONTROL

Many people can use local and traditional methods to control ants. Nevertheless, to permanently get rid of ants and prevent them from disturbing you in future, it is advisable for one to obtain professional services for pest control. Our technicians are always available and ready to solve your problem.

WHITE ANTS CONTROL

Positive Pest Solutions technicians are experienced and skilled professionals in matters to do with ant pest control. They have thorough knowledge about the habits of any given species of ants, which they apply to develop a program for white ants control in your home, office or business location.

ELIMINATING ANTS FROM YOUR HOME

Positive Pest Solutions technicians start by identifying ants in your home. They will then use various insecticides, which are very powerful to get rid of them. The pesticides they use guarantee a full solution to the problem. All treatments target specific species of ants to ensure a quick eradication of the problem. They are also careful to ensure your pets and family members especially children are safe.

After the ants have been destroyed, precaution measures are employed to prevent them from coming back. The most common but very useful precaution is ensuring all foodstuffs in storage are well covered.

Ant control measures when effectively implemented provide a permanent solution to ants’ infestation. It is always wise to carefully choose the kind of professionals and technicians you hire for ant pest control. Contact us today if you are in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, and Melbourne.

Flea control

Fleas normally become a problem when there are pets in the premises. The main flea species in Australia are cat flea, dog flea, and human flea.

Fleas are small (adult fleas range from 2-4mm), wingless, brown colour and oval shape external parasites.  They have small antennae and mouthparts for piercing and sucking. Fleas able to jump more than 200 times their body length. Depending on the species, fleas feed on human and/or animal’s blood.
Fleas required treatment because they can spread thymus disease, transmit tapeworm larvae, and are also known for transmitting plague from wild rodents to humans.

There are four stages that make up the life cycle of a flea: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The eggs are tiny, white and oval shaped. Adult females lay 4-8 eggs in a cluster on the host animal after a blood feeding. These eggs are commonly found indoors in floor cracks, crevices, skirtings, edges of the rug, furniture and especially pet beddings.

These eggs then transform to a translucent worm-like larva that is covered in bristles. Larva feed on organic matter such as dead skin, hair, faces of the adult fleas. The next stage larvae begin weaving a cocoon and become pupae.

These Pupas grow into adult fleas inside a cocoon that sticks to pet hair, carpet, dust, grass cuttings and many more until they sense vibration, pressure, heat, noise or carbon dioxide that signifies that a potential host and blood source is near.

When adult fleas emerge from their cocoons, they are ready for their first blood feed. They are active, crawling and jumping in hair or fur. Fleas must feed on blood before it is capable of reproducing. Overall, the cycle from egg to adult takes from approximately two weeks to eight months. Under ideal conditions, then female fleas can multiply over 1/4 million fleas in just one month!

If you see signs of fleas (egg or adult) or you experience symptoms of flea bites, such as itchiness at the bite site; red and swollen lump that develops within half hour of being bitten; blister at the site of the wheel that appear one day after and bites primarily on the legs and feet, feel free to contact us to confirm whether you have flea problem at your property.

Depending on the severity, we might need to visit your property to identify which stage of the flea life cycle before deciding on a treatment method. Our technician might also need to treat some outdoor areas and subfloors. Contact us for a free no-obligation quote for your flea treatment.

Bee & Wasp Nest Removal

Wasps RemovalWasps are small insects, which belong to order Hymenoptera. They are commonly known for their painful sting. Apart from the painful experience of being stung by a wasp, the sting could also be a threat to one’s life especially to those who are allergic to stings. Wasps’ removal and wasp nest removal are some of the precautions you can take to reduce the risks of wasp stings. We offer wasp nest removal & complete pest control services in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley & across Melbourne.

REMOVING WASP NEST

It is a dangerous task to remove a wasp nest. This is because the wasps in the nests always feel threatened hence they become abnormally aggressive. As a method of defending themselves, they react by stinging you and any person who could be around.

To do away with wasps, instead of removing the nest, you ought to treat it together with the nesting wasp. Professionals at Positive Pest Solutions will effectively eliminate the wasps and ensure you are safe from stings.

WASP PREVENTION

To prevent wasp infestation, you need to treat the nests early before they mature. You can also make some adjustments in your behaviour and the way you handle drinks and food outdoors to deter wasps. Here are the same preventive measures to control wasps.

Regular checking for nests: the nests are golf size or walnut size when they begin to form. At this early stage, the wasps are few and easier to treat.

Bins safety: bins, which are kept outside, should be tightly fitted with lids. Keeping bins a distance from windows and doors would also reduce the presence of wasps.

Keeping doors and windows shut: this will prevent wasps from entering your house.

To ensure safety and peace of mind when dealing with wasps, it is advisable to seek help from a professional who is skilled in wasp nest removal. Positive pest solutions offer quality services that guarantee safety during wasp removal. Contact us today for all your pest inspection & control needs in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley & across Melbourne.

Rodent Control

Rodent ControlSmall rodents should only ever be in your home or business when you invite them in. If you’re not selling them or keeping them as pets, they’re not welcome. Our rodent control services at Positive Pest Solutions include mice and rat control.

An infestation of rodents isn’t just an annoyance, it also presents a hygiene problem, which is unsafe for any home or business. If you think you have a rodent problem, getting rid of them needs to be your top priority.

That’s where we can come in, with our expert mouse and rat exterminator.

Our thorough understanding of rat behaviour has allowed us to develop accurate diagnosis and rat solutions well beyond standard pest control.

We work with Melbourne’s leading businesses, including national restaurant chains and food outlets, as well as householders and landlords, to protect their properties against rats.

We use root cause analysis of rat control problems based on a thorough survey of your premises and its drainage system. We then deploy proven and industry-leading methods to stop rats in their tracks and remove them.

What Are The Different Types of Rats

There are two main types of rats that are a cause for concern in Australia. The Brown Rat (or common rat) and the Black Rat are common pests in both private residential homes and commercial businesses across Melbourne.

Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
Black rats can be found in coastal towns, as well as in many urban environments across Australia. They are extremely agile and exceptional climbers who prefer fruits. The black rat is between 16-24cm in length, with a tail longer than the head and body. They are known to have a pointed nose with large ears and a slender body. They can produce up to 5-10 young per litter and have between 3-6 litters a year, while it only takes between 12-16 weeks from birth for them to reach sexual maturity.

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Brown rats usually prefer to live and burrow on the ground but are sometimes known to climb. Brown rats can come up to 40cm in length, while their tail is shorter than the head and body. They have a blunt nose, small ears and a thicker body compared to black rats. Their preferred food is cereals and they are able to eat around 30g of food and 60ml of drink. Brown rats can have up to 7-8 young per litter with 3-6 litters a year, while only taking 10-12 weeks from birth to be able to have young.

Identifying a Rodent Problem

Before you call for any extermination services, you could determine yourself if you have a rodent problem. These are just a few signs to look out for:

• One of the most common signs is their faeces, which are dark and pellet-shaped, and look like large grains of rice. These tend to be clustered in certain areas, as rats often use the same spot to do their business and can leave up to 40 droppings in one night.

• Noises like scratching beneath floorboards or in walls. You may hear the sound of rats scratching, gnawing and scuttling around. Brown rats are prone to grinding their teeth and chattering when stressed, which are both very distinctive sounds. Correct identification is key, as these sounds can also be attributed to a squirrel infestation.

• Another clue can be gnawing marks on electrical cables, woodwork, plastic, brick and lead pipes, as well as torn bags of foodstuff and materials.

• Holes, nests, and even footprints. In dusty, unused areas of a building, rats often leave footprints or tail marks.

• Rats can also leave a more unusual calling card; a greasy residue professionals call ‘smear marks’. Smear marks occur from their coats rubbing on the walls as they make their way along these trails to their nest or in search of food.

• The sight of a live or dead mouse or rat. Sometimes they get bold and they’re not afraid to show themselves.

Ringing in a professional rat pest controller to properly assess the situation and provide you an extermination plan is advised.

Rats in Buildings – The Risks

Having rats in residential property and commercial premises leads to significant health and safety risks.

These include:

  • Fires caused by rats chewing electric cables
  • Spreading of serious diseases, including Weil’s disease, also known as Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Hantavirus, and Rat Bite Fever

Recommended Rat Control Management Solutions

At Positive Pest Solutions, we understand that discovering rats in your home or garden can be very distressing and their ability to gnaw through wire, wood, plastic and even mild steel can cause damage to your property. The quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats from your home or business is professional rat control in Melbourne.

If you have come across signs of rats such as rat droppings, nesting materials, unpleasant urine smells or sightings of live rodents, our expert rat removal treatments are the quickest and most effective way to help you get rid of rats from your home or business while providing a long term solution to remain rat free.

Rat Control

Residential Homes

Rat infestations can be a significant drain on the income of private landlords and can significantly hamper a homeowner’s ability to sell their property.

A major but often overlooked risk for rat control in Melbourne residential properties is building renovation and the construction of extensions. Water-free pipes can provide an ideal hidden access point for rats. The problem is made worse by modern building techniques which can create cavities and voids in building fabric that allow rats to burrow in and make themselves at home.

Without the expertise and equipment that Positive Pest Solutions bring to bear, finding these access points can be difficult, giving time for rat infestations to take serious hold.

Rat Control

Commercial Premises

Rat control in commercial premises can be even more challenging than in private homes.

Where businesses are located in older conjoined premises, there may be dozens of entry points for rats.

In new buildings, the biggest risk is often modern building techniques which create cavities and voids rats can move around and live in, while easily chewing through material or burrowing around.

Rodents will often target commercial properties that give them the richest food sources, including restaurants, food shops and food warehouses. These are also the businesses with the greatest reputational risk when rat control goes wrong. 

Our Rat Treatment & Control Plan

  1. Contact

Give us a call and we will arrange for a local expert to contact you within 24 hours.

  1. Survey

Our experts will discuss your pest problem with you and arrange a survey to determine solutions tailored to your pest problem. We are happy to provide an obligation-free assessment and quote.

  1. Treatment

Expert technicians will come out to your property at an appointment time convenient for you. Our treatments are both child & pet friendly, as well as environmentally sensitive.

  1. Aftercare

We provide guaranteed solutions with prevention advice and as many visits as you require, to ensure your problem is resolved.

Why Choose Positive Pest Solutions For Rodent Control Services

  • Comprehensive approach to rodent control in Melbourne.
  • Rat removal methods proven to work.
  • Fast and permanent rodent removal.
  • Best way to counter your fear of rats.
  • Trusted to protect businesses from reputational risks.
  • Dedicated to keeping staff and customers safe and happy.
  • Our rat control services greatly reduce the risk of regulatory action.
  • Easy to understand written reports with clear photos.
  • Verbal report one to one – inspector to client – without any agents.
  • Fully licensed (L010674) and insured pest control company.

Stay safe with our rodent control services. Only the most effective, determined rat control measures that combine rat proofing and other rat removal techniques will end a rodent infestation.

Most rats have developed resistance to rat poisons (rodenticides) and behavioural resistance to traps.

At Positive Pest Solutions, we promise a rodent treatment service that works.

Contact us today to find out more about our rodent control services in Melbourne or book an obligation-free quote.

Cockroach Pest Control

Cockroach Pest Control in Melbourne

Cockroach Control

Cockroaches can be carriers of a number of debilitating diseases, including salmonellosis, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis and tuberculosis. A certain aura of disgust surrounds cockroaches, arising from their invasive qualities, their distinctive odour and their perceived association with poor standards of hygiene. Fortunately, Positive Pest Solutions has technicians in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley and nearby suburbs to assist with cockroach control in Melbourne suburbs if you’re experiencing a cockroach infestation. Contact us today for a complete pest control service.

Some Information About Cockroaches

A cockroach can reproduce very quickly, growing from egg to reproductive adult in approximately 50 days, and the female can carry an egg sac which contains up to 50 eggs. They can hide within small cracks and crevices that are easy to overlook, such as microwaves, power points, between drawers, crevices next to dishwasher and fridge compressors.

Cockroaches are insects that comprise of more than 4600 species. 30 of the species are associated with human habitats, including the notorious German cockroach.

What Attracts Cockroaches At Home?

Our homes can provide ideal thriving conditions for cockroaches, even when cleaning is done everyday. The requirement for cockroaches to breed and grow includes food, warmth, moisture and shelter.

Here are some control measures our cockroach exterminator in Melbourne can advise you to put in place:

Sealing the cracks – Cracks and hidden spaces act as a breeding point where cockroaches can lay their eggs and further their reproduction. To start your cockroach pest control off right, it is necessary to seal all crevices and cracks using adequate materials to prevent further reproduction.

Clean food materials – Whether it’s a German cockroach or another species, most cockroaches love to nest in the kitchen where they can have ready access to food and water. You should clean any foods or drinks that have spilt over immediately and make sure all surfaces are as clean as possible. This will deny the cockroaches something to eat and starve them to death.

Seal the broken water pipes – Cockroaches need water for their survival, which is why it can be helpful to seal any broken pipes that may be dripping water. Furthermore, they’re attracted to damp and places that have a lot of moisture, so it’s advisable to drain any stagnant liquids around your home before arranging professional cockroach control in Melbourne.

Empty the bin frequently – Your rubbish bin acts as a harbour for cockroaches where they can get something to eat. You should empty your bin regularly to avoid creating an environment where breeding can occur and a cockroach infestation could take over.

Trapping – Trapping is done using sticky traps that catch the cockroaches and hinder their movements, starving them to death. The traps contain a food or pheromone to entice the cockroaches onto the sticky board. These traps should be kept in a place where cockroaches roam regularly.

If those steps above have been followed and the cockroach infestation still uncontrollable, contact the professional pest controller at Positive Pest Solutions.

Arrange Cockroach Pest Control Today

Cockroaches can be very embarrassing and must be eliminated before they become an embarrassment to you. Cockroach pest control prevents them from further reproduction, and this can be achieved by following the above-highlighted steps and calling our cockroach exterminator in Melbourne. If you’re located in Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley or a nearby suburb, call Positive Pest Solutions today on 0413 397 270.

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