Is there a best time to do pest control in Queensland?
We hear this question pretty regularly at Cure All. Home and building owners want the best protection for their property, so it makes sense to maximise the bang for your buck.
The answer can go one of two ways depending on what service you’re looking for. Breaking down the best time to do pest control in Queensland falls into two categories, prevention or extermination.
Depending on the time of year, Brisbane residents want pest control for different kinds of protection. In Summer and Spring, pests are more active and repopulated after the mating season. Whereas in Winter, pest activity slows, but more species want to invade your home for shelter and warmth.
Follow this breakdown to help you decide when it’s the best time for pest control.
Winter – Best For Being Proactive
Brisbane and surrounding regions have their cold season in June through to August. Pest activity is often lower compared to the warmer months as many species lay dormant during Winter.
Some species’ numbers thin out during this period, so it’s an effective time to receive professional pest control. You also skip the queue when you take a proactive approach to pest control. Many Australian households or buildings don’t worry about pest control until it becomes a serious issue; that’s why for many pest control technicians, Summer and Spring are the busiest times of the year. Pest control in Brisbane isn’t as busy during the Winter, so you’ll get the same protection without the worry of wait times.
Early Spring – The Best Time For Beating The Rush
Spring is the season of life – but it’s not just birds and bunnies that are frolicking around. This time of year is the breeding season for termites, moths and stinging insects. Spring is a popular time of the year for pest control in Brisbane and Gold Coast areas because pest numbers start picking up coming out of Winter.
By spraying in Spring, there’s a higher chance of destroying the nest or colony while numbers are low and before the infestation becomes more significant. Spring is when breading activity is heightened, but pest numbers usually peak in mid-Summer. Hiring a pest control expert before the Summer wave can also keep warm-weather pests like cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes and ants at bay.
The Best For You
The best time for pest control in Brisbane is 12 months after your last treatment. Your home/building should be sprayed for pests once a year for the best results and ongoing protection. If you don’t want a gap in pest control, book your appointment for the same time as last year.
Sometimes you need emergency pest control too. If you notice any signs of pest infestation, it’s in your best interest to call for professional help immediately.
In Brisbane, pest control becomes a necessity for many homes. While a pest infestation can happen at any time of the year, choosing the right time for your house can have long-lasting benefits. If you’re struggling to keep up with the pests invading your home, Cure All Pest Control is here to help. We are trusted by more than 10,000 residential properties in Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast to fulfil all their pest control needs. Find out more about our many pest control services available, or contact us for more information.