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Cairns Pest Control is your pest management professional.No matter if the job is big or small.
Cairns Pest Control has the expertise to guide and help you.Cairns Pest Control has been around for almost half a century and the reason for our success remains unchanged -customer satisfaction, guaranteed. Every time.
Cairns Pest Control Services are carried out with safe products for Humans Pets and the Environment.
- Need an Inspection? YES!! all structures must be inspected annually.
- Treatment of active Termites. WE carry out affordable quality services. Call us now.
- Locating and dust treatment of nests.
- Establish entry points, locate colony& establish damage situation.
- Recommendations (Free Help & Assistance)
- ONLY THE BEST PRODUCTS ARE USED. TERMIDOR & FIPFORCE.
"CAIRNS TERMITE SPECIALISTS" is a sector of the company dedicated to TERMITE control.
We have a team of Skilled Tradespersons to rectify Termite attack damage.LEARN MORE
VACATING RENTAL PROPERTY
Flea/Tick and Pest Spray
- Moving? Require a Flea treatment?
- Best price in town
- Book in advance. We will phone you or text when near booking time
- Did You forget ?? IMMEDIATE BOOKINGS AVAILABLE
- Certificate issued for the agent on completion. Same day/time.
Treatments are Interior and Yard areas. Agent approved company.
Internal & External Treatments
- Black Ants
- Sugar Ants
- Tramp Ants
- Green Ants
Our Treatments Are Gauranteed Fast and Effective.
We can carry out Ant, Cockroach treatments, plus a Tertmite inspection that will obtain you a 40% discount if all three are carried out at the same time. Phone now to enquire about this special discount for the months of August & September.
Any Pests Or Situations
- Shipping: Small vessels to Ocean Liners
- Contract start times 24 hours
- 7 day bookings available
- All Situations
- All Cairns Region.
- Any Insect Pest
- One Off visits or Contracts
Talk to our friendly staff now so we can assist you with your pest problems.
TERMITE TREATMENTS (White-Ants)
Partial and complete barrier systems installed.
- Nest Eredication
- Powder Treatments
- Colony Elimination Systems (Baiting)
- Wall Foaming
- Concrete Drilling & Injection
- Trenching & Rod Injecting Perimeter Dirt Areas
- Rectification of Conducive Conditions.
55 Years of Control Experience
PREVENTION AND REPORTS
Inspections make it possible for us to;
- Advise on Environmental Conducive Issues
- Assist in Moisture & Drainage Problems
- Landscape To Reduce Termites at House Perimeter
- Advise on Minimal Chemical Application
- Adjust Fences to make them Termite Safe
- Assist in Building Practices to Reduce Termite Attack.
Inexpensive & Affordable Preventions and Reports.
"DENGUE" Health Risk to us all;
- There is no vaccine to prevent dengue fever.
- The best way to prevent the disease is to prevent bites by infected mosquitoes, particularly if you are living in or traveling to a tropical area.
- This involves protecting yourself and making efforts to keep the mosquito population down.
- There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection.
- If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin.
- You should also rest, drink plenty of fluids, and see your doctor.
- If you start to feel worse in the first 24 hours after your fever goes down, you should get to a hospital immediately to be checked for complications.
- With more than one-third of the world’s population living in areas at risk for infection, dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly. Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes.
Inexpensive & Affordable Prevention For Celebration Party Days.
Local & Imported Species
- Centipedes don't actually have 100 legs and millipedes don't have 1,000 legs but they are technically referred to as 'myriapods' which means that they have 'many pairs of legs'.
- The two are easily recognised as the centipede has a single pair of legs per segment of its body. Millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment.
- The millipedes do not have the toxin of the predatory centipedes and most of them feed on plant material, algae or decomposing vegetation.
- Some of the biggest centipedes in Australia reach up to 15cm long and these could give you an unpleasant bite.
- They invade houses and get into food, bedding and clothes. They stink, stain floors when squashed, and destroy backyard veggie gardens. They are Portuguese millipedes - and every year these feral pests invade parts of southern Australia in plague proportions.
- Although many people come across millipedes invading their houses, they do not breed inside.
Most often the Millipede Invasion in Cairns is a local species.
How To REPORT INVASIVE ANTS In Cairns
Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
- Yellow crazy ants and red imported fire ants are just two types of dangerous new invasive ants now found in Australia.
- Unlike our native ants they are not a natural part of the Australian landscape, and can threaten our wildlife, ecosystems, agriculture and even people through their aggressive behaviour.
- Most new infestations of invasive ants in Australia have been uncovered by ordinary people who saw something and reported it.
- Uncovering new infestations before they spread is vital to keeping Australia safe from these dangerous ant species, and dramatically minimises the cost of eradication programs.
- Due to their small size these ants can be hard to identify.
- We have compiled these identification resources to help you.
Next section covers ant species identification
Fire ant biology and ecology
- A distinctive feature of fire ant workers is their range of sizes. Within one nest, adult workers can vary in size from 2-6mm. All worker ants are sterile females and live for 2-3 months.Major workers may live for up to 6 months.
- Mature colonies produce a number of winged, fertile males and females called alates. These are cared for by workers until they leave the colony to begin their mating flights. These flights usually occur during the warmer summer months, when environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity are right, but they can occur throughout the year.
- Females mate with a male in flight. After mating the male dies and the newly mated female sheds her wings and begins a new colony if an appropriate nest site is found. Female fire ants can fly up to 2-5km looking for the most suitable site. New queens are particularly vulnerable at this stage and only a very small percentage (maybe less than 1%) survive to start a new colony.
- The new queen digs an underground chamber in which to lay her first eggs. Within the first 24 hours she lays 10-20 eggs, which hatch after 6-10 days. The newly hatched larvae develop through 4 stages, or instars, over the next 12-14 days, before becoming pupae. After 9-16 days, the newly developed ants emerge. Development from egg to ant takes approximately 1 month.
- During this time the queen continues to lay eggs, which are tended by the newly emerged workers. The new workers also expand the nest and gather food. With the queen capable of laying up to 800 eggs a day, numbers build up quickly, and a year-old colony can often have over 100,000 workers. Queens can live for more than 7 years and are capable of producing over 2 million eggs in their lifetime. Queens also produce chemicals called pheromones, which affect the behaviour of the workers in the colony.
- African big-headed ant The ants are a major threat to biodiversity and the environment because they can readily out-compete and displace native invertebrates, even to the point of local extinction. Rainforest ecosystems are most at risk. For example, in the Howard Springs Nature Park in the Northern Territory, African big-headed ants have completely displaced all native ant species and reduced the populations of other invertebrates by up to 80 per cent.The major (soldier) workers have huge heads, contributing almost half of the body size. The minor workers, which are seen more often, are small (about 2 mm) and vary in colour from light to dark brown. African big-headed ants are slow moving, do not bite or sting, and have no smell when crushed.
Contact us should you need help with this situation.
House Geckos-- Nuisance
- Hemidactylus frenatus -- Asian House Gecko
- Pale pinkish-brown to dark grey, with mottled patterning. Individuals can vary appearance based on the level of physical activity and light exposure (dark with pattern by day; pale and patternless at night). At a distance the Asian House Gecko is very similar to the native Dtella, but can be distinguished by a series of small spines or tubercules along back and edges of tail (in its original state) and lower back. All Asian House Gecko toes have claws, but the inner toes of Dtella, are clawless. More readily identified by voice rather than appearance - a loud and distinctive "chuck-chuck-chuck".
- Originally a tree-living species, Asian House Geckoes now thrive in human dwellings and buildings, where their feeding strategy is greatly enhanced by lights that attract insects, and flat walls and ceilings upon which prey animals (insects etc.) are concentrated.
- The diversity in Australian geckos is remarkable. There are boldly patterned species (for example, Oedura marmorata and Strophurus taenicauda), drab species (for example, Gehyra dubia and Heteronotia binoei) and some, like the leaf-tailed geckos (Orraya occultus, Phyllurus spp., Saltuarius spp.), with cryptic patterns and broken outlines that blend perfectly with their backgrounds. Some are smooth and others are covered with small, raised tubercules.
- In Queensland, there are 60 recognised species of native gecko and one foreign invader (the Asian House Gecko, Hemidactylus frenatus). However, recent genetic studies point to the Australian gecko fauna as being vastly richer than currently perceived. Undoubtedly more species will be recognised as this work continues.
Queensland Museum's is proudly supported by the Thyne Reid Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.
Only the females annoy you.
- The females of some species seek out humans because they are starving for protein, which they need to make eggs. The sweat on our bodies and the moisture around our eyes, mouths and noses is a great source they are desperate to suck up.
- Flies are excellent pollinators. Bees get all the publicity for pollination (producing delicious honey probably helps), but many studies suggest flies are just as important
- Some, like the bush fly, are born from eggs laid in animal dung. They hatch into larvae, which feed off the dung, and then pupate in a cocoon like a butterfly. When it is finished developing, the adult fly literally headbutts its way out.
- While there are about 30,000 species of fly in Australia, we only really come into contact with four groups: the bush fly, house fly, blowfly, and the mosquito.