Trust Our Expertise with a Range of Beetle Control Solutions in Melbourne
As beetles are the most species-rich group of animals in the world, there are many different types that can turn pests if they invade your home in search for a food source for their offspring. Hence, understanding what type of beetle you are confronted with is truly half the battle.
Fantastic Pest Control Melbourne rely on experienced and qualified beetle control technicians who will expertly identify the pests’ species, in order to apply a comprehensive and effective insecticidal solution to the problem.
So don’t hesitate to turn to the experts for help and save your home from a beetle infestation, which if left untreated, will grow worse and become hard to control.
When it comes to a beetle infestation, it is important to discern the exact type of beetle between the so many different species that can cause a problem. Your beetle control specialist will identify, whether you have been invaded by:
- Textile beetle pests: Australian carpet beetle, black carpet beetle, variegated carpet beetle;
- Food storage beetle pests: confused flour beetle, cigarette beetle, rice weevil, drugstore beetle;
- Woodboring beetle pests: house longhorn beetle, common furniture beetle, powder post beetle.
The technician will apply a powerful, industry-approved pesticide, which will effectively eradicate the adult specimens, their eggs and the beetle larvae. The latter are actually the main culprits of any damage that has been caused to your food supplies, textile belongings, furniture, or to the timber structure of your house. It is the larvae that need to feed on organic matter, in order to transform into adult beetles.
As a safety precaution, you should not be present on the same floor where treatment takes place. In addition, you should follow the post-service recommendation of airing the place well and not vacuuming or wiping the treated surfaces for at least 5 days (3 weeks apply for a carpet beetle treatment).
After a certain period after the treatment, you can request a follow-up visit by the technician who will check for any remnant signs of the beetle infestation. Please, note that it may take up to 14 days for certain insecticides to work to their full effect.
Alternatively, you can purchase a full guaranteed service, which includes one additional visit/treatment that is free of charge.
The Fantastic pest controller will provide you with different helpful prevention tips and proofing information, depending on what type of beetle infestation you have had. You will also receive a full service report, which will specify the type of product that has been used, the date of the service and any other relevant particulars, with regards to the the insecticidal treatment that you may need to know about.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to do anything before the service?
We advise that you vacuum all affected areas prior to the treatment to facilitate the execution of the service. In addition, you should remove all pets, including fish tanks, hamsters, reptiles in glass containers, etc. Children’s toys may also have to be put in a different place, away from the affected areas that will undergo treatment.
I fear that my pantry suffers from a severe pest infestation? Can you help?
Yes. Apart from the pantry moth caterpillars, your kitchen or pantry can be under threat from the larvae of various types of beetles and weevils (which are beetles, too). They settle in food packages and feed on flour, cereal, grain, pulses, pasta and more. We offer effective solutions against food pests, so fear not and just give us a call.
Are cockroaches a type of beetle?
Cockroaches are not beetles. They may resemble them but roaches are completely different species. If you are not sure what scurries around in your kitchen in the middle of the night, you can count on our specialist knowledge and expertise to identify the pest during the inspection part of the service. Please, note that we offer a comprehensive and effective cockroach control treatment, as well.
What are the signs of a carpet beetle infestation?
There are several types of widespread carpet beetles in Australia with the black carpet beetle being the most destructive. Their larvae will feed on underfelt, leather, silk, woollens, various types of carpets and even stored food. These detrimental insects would leave visible traces behind from their feasting activities in the form of small holes in the fabric or in another type of organic material.
Do you offer a treatment for a woodworm infestation?
Yes. As “woodworm” is a generic term, which is used when referring to the larvae of any type of woodboring beetle, you can rely on our assistance to counteract your problem with the timber pests. The experienced technician will be able to identify the exact type of borer you are dealing with and whether it is termites that are weakening your home structure or destroying your furniture.
Do you offer out-of-business-hours booking options?
Yes. Please, consult the customer care team and share your specific request with them. We endeavour to add a great deal of flexibility to our services, hence, don’t hesitate to ask if a weekend or an evening beetle control appointment is available in your area.