Urban Pest Management Pest Guide

These reference pages will allow you to quickly identify most of the common pests around the home and workplace.

If you are unsure about a particular pest and require it to be identified, contact our office and our staff will arrange for a technician to visit you. Quite often, direct sighting of the organism and its habitat is required to determine its identification. Be careful not to touch the organism as it may bite or sting. Let the Urban Pest Management professionals deal with it.

Termites (White Ants)

1 in 4 homes are attacked.

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Silverfish

Are you seeing holes in your clothes? Silverfish will also eat through your books and paper

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Bees & Wasps

Wasps, unlike bees can sting multiple times. Many people are allergic to bee and wasp stings

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Rabbits

Feral animals have an impact on native wildlife

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Bed Bugs

The number of bed bugs in homes and hotels has increased dramatically and is cause for concern. Bed bugs only attack when you're asleep, feeding on your blood usually just before dawn.

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Birds

Constant scratching and sleepless nights may be caused by bird mite. Bird faeces carry disease.

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Fleas

Fleas annoy people and pets alike. Cat and dog fleas establish in soil beneath houses.

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Rats & Mice

Rats and mice casue contamination of food. They may also chew through wires which can cause house fires.

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Ants

Ants can be nuisance both inside and outside the home causing more damage than you think. Wiring problems can be attributed to a severe ant problem

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Cockroaches

If you see one cockroach in your kitchen be aware there may be hundreds cupboards. Most large cockroaches are found in the roof void and wall cavities.

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Spiders

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders.
Many Australian spiders are the most venomous in the world.

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Possums

Noises in the roof?
Possums can cause damage to your home or create bad odours.

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