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Biting Insect Control

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Over 14,000+ homes protected

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biting insects imageAustralia has a wide variety of biting insect pests, from mosquitos, fleas and bed bugs, to ticks and biting flies.  Each can be a nuisance to have in and around your property, and some can even pose a dangerous threat to you and your family’s welfare.  It is important to seek professional assistance from a pest control company to ensure a fast and effective solution to the problem.

Pest Ex has provided complete biting insect pest control services to Brisbane and the Gold Coast for more than a decade.  Their highly trained pest controllers are experienced in dealing with the detection and total eradication of all types of biting insects found in the region.  Their treatments are friendly, both to you, your family and your pets, as well as the surrounding local flora and fauna.

Don’t let one or two biting insects become a full scale infestation in your home or business.  Call Pest Ex today to find out how they can help you.

Common Problems With Biting Insects

We’ve all experienced being bitten by a mosquito, but what happens when you have swarms of mosquitos around your property that make any outdoor activity impossible?  Fleas and bed bugs can also be notoriously difficult to get rid of once they’ve made a home for themselves.

Some of the common problems with biting insects include:

  • Mosquitos: Apart from being a nuisance when you’re trying to work, play or entertain outdoors, mosquito larvae can cause issues with rainwater tanks and any standing body of water around your property.   In particular, having a large body of mosquitos near you dog can increase their risk of getting heartworm, as mosquitos can be carriers of heartworm larvae (microfilariae).
  • Fleas: Contrary to popular opinion, fleas do not just stay on your pets.  In fact, left to their own devices, fleas will take over your property.  It has been estimated that just one adult female flea will lay around 40 eggs a day.   Flea larvae and pupae can remain dormant in floorboards and carpets for weeks or even months, just waiting for the right moment to hatch and start looking for a source of blood.  This type of infestation can lead to time consuming flea eradication efforts and expensive ongoing flea control products for your pets and treatments for your home or business.
  • Bed bugs: Like fleas, bed bugs can be hard to get rid of once they’ve decided to make your property a home.  Bed bugs prefer humans to feed on, and love to live in mattresses, bedding, clothing, carpet, cracks in floorboards and behind wallpaper.  They have a unique smell produced from the scent glands, and an infestation can completely ruin anything they choose to live in.

When it comes to biting insects, knowing that you have a problem is half the battle.  Putting up with an infestation of any type of pest or thinking that you can treat the issue yourself can lead to costly treatment down the track.  Don’t delay – call in the professionals today!

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Biting Insects, Conditions And Diseases

One of the main concerns with many types of biting insects is the diseases and illnesses they can inflict on humans and animals.  Unfortunately, the health problems associated with mosquitos and ticks in particular can be nasty and long lasting, especially to younger children and the elderly.

Let’s look at some of the most common health risks associated with biting insects:

  • Ticks – these pests can be nasty and in some cases, very dangerous to animals and humans. The anticoagulant they inject into the skin of victims (to prevent the blood from clotting) can lead to allergic reactions or even anaphylactic shock.  Symptoms include hives, nausea, headache and limb weakness.  In some cases, an allergic reaction can cause a condition called tick paralysis, with children being at particular risk.   There are a number of diseases associated with ticks, including Flinders Island spotted fever, tick typhus and some researchers believe there is a link between ticks and a Lyme disease-like syndrome.
  • Mosquitos – unfortunately mosquitos thrive in the semitropical climate of Queensland, and the diseases that can be transmitted by these pests can be serious and even in some cases life-threatening. These include dengue fever, Ross River Virus and the Barmah Forest Virus.  In general, mosquitos are also known to transmit diseases such as Malaria, Japanese encephalitis and the Zika Virus.
  • Fleas and bed bugs – while not been carriers of disease, these pests can cause a range of nasty reactions from their bites, including inflammation, welts and swelling and itching. The bites can also become infected and require medical treatment.
  • Biting flies – March flies (also known as Horse Flies) can serious ruin your day outdoors.  Their painful bite can cause a number of severe allergic reactions including itching, wheezing, rash and cellulitis.  The flies are so effective as blood suckers that they are a known danger to livestock and other animals.

As you can see, having these insects anywhere near your property can at best be a nuisance, and at worst can pose a serious threat to the health of you and your family.

Checking For Biting Insects

Unlike nocturnal pests such as rodents, biting insects such as mosquitos and flies are generally easy to spot on your property.  Fleas, ticks and bed bugs can be a lot harder to detect, and you may see the bite or experience the reaction to it before finding the pest that caused it.  Finding biting insects in the vicinity of your property is important however, because it can indicate that there is an infestation.  Let’s look at some of the ways you can spot if you may have a biting pest issue in your home or business:

  • You find evidence of mosquito larvae in any standing pools of water around your property, including rainwater tanks, pet water bowls or shallow creeks
  • You, family members or guests notice bites on them after sleeping on certain beds or when they’re using bedding.
  • You find evidence of flea activity in the property, either with dead fleas or live ones. Fleas will feed on humans if they cannot find an animal source.
  • You notice pets scratching more than usual, or find fleas or ticks on them when grooming
  • Livestock or other animals in your care are suffering from fly bites and are in danger of suffering from blood loss

Biting Insect Control Solutions by Pest Ex

If you do find evidence of biting insects, don’t assume that you can treat the problem yourself.  Many readily available pest control insecticides aren’t effective over the long term, and some may even be harmful be the local flora and fauna in your area.

At Pest Ex, we are experts at finding infestations at their source, using the right environmentally friendly products to eradicate the pests and ensuring that they can be managed on an ongoing basis.

Give us a call today to see how we can help.


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5 Star Google reviews from both Gold Coast & Brisbane locations

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Kent Bailey
11 months ago
Just had my home barrier treatment for termites by Pest Ex. In every way a brilliant job and fantastic friendly service unlike...read more anything else I have struck on the Gold Coast. This is a very professional company and every person involved was excellent in every way. Strongly recommend them to all who read this review because you won't do better.
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Christie McCabe
a year ago
On time. Efficient. Friendly. Informative. Well priced. Our experience with Pest-Ex was easy from the moment Reception answered our call. Our routine...read more pest inspection could be done the next day (a Saturday which is most convenient for full time workers). Karl arrived at 7am with a smile to complete the service and carried out the work efficiently informing us of the process where required. Thanks team.
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Chris Burt
2 years ago
Very professional and able to identify our pest problem on the spot. Was on time and great communication with admin girls via...read more phone. Very conscious of keeping our pet safe after the treatment which was a classy touch. Highly recommend!
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6 months ago
Great people and always helpful and providing a good service.
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Lorrie Cruickshanks
a year ago
Thank you to Garyn who first identified the issues, he was extremely thorough and prompt and then to John and Janine and...read more the team who treated and area and placed the baits. The process was fully explained and they were extremely courteous and very professional. Thank you to all the team. The office also kept us up to date with when their representatives would be visiting and this is very much appreciated. Great work.
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Donna Hamerton
a year ago
After reading reviews, I'm glad that I chose Pest-Ex. Maria in the office was more than understanding to accommodate me and times....read more I was able to get a booking the same day I made the enquiry. Garyn my technician was even able to come earlier. When he arrived he was happy to explain everything that was going to happen and how to work around my pets and children. Need pest control done - hire these guys.
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Phoebe Worth
2 years ago
Impressed with the service. The technician Steve was on time, friendly and thorough - you could tell he was not rushing the...read more job. Will be using Pest-Ex again. Thanks guys!
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Mickey Ketch
a year ago
This company actually investigates the problem instead of just spraying your place and leaving. Very HIGH knowledge and experience in what they...read more do. They took the time to investigate the cause, the source of the problem and elimnated it completely which included going through every cupboard, cracks hiding spots the lot. We had a cochroach problem in our apartment for 3 months and we had 4 different companies come out and NONE of them investigated they only sprayed. After we called PestEx, Mr. Phillips was very knowledgeable and experienced eliminating our problem entirely. We also use PestEx in our shop and both Mr Phillips and Marty are EXCELLENT in resolving and maintaining pest problems. HIGHLY RECOMMEND PEST EX. BEST I'VE SEEN IN QUEENSLAND.