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General Pest Control

admin : February 12, 2013 2:38 am : Services

Spider controlCockroaches, Spiders, Silverfish and Household Ants.
There are a number of options available when having your house or unit treated for general pests.

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Vacating Premises Pest Control Option

admin : February 12, 2013 10:48 pm : Services

Empty RoomWhen the house/unit is empty, and ready for the next tenant to move in, we do a general pest treatment, which includes the internal, external and the roof void of the house or unit. This is our cheapest pest treatment option, suited to people moving into or out of a property.

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The General Pest Control Option

admin : February 12, 2013 10:50 pm : Services

Roof voidIs to have a general pest treatment only, which includes the internal, external and the roof void of your house or unit.

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The Rodent Pest Control Option

admin : February 12, 2013 10:53 pm : Services

Rat and Mice eradicationIs to have the General Option treatment as above plus treat the roof void/voids for rodents. This option will be quoted by the technician on site due to the varying sizes of roof voids, however it is much cheaper to treat for rodents at the same time as having a general pest treatment, rather than just treating for rodents alone.

Rodent treatment involves eradicating rats and mice

When treating the roof void for rodents we use small cardboard rodent stations which hold the rodent bait in place, this is to ensure the rodents don’t take the bait out of the roof void and into your yard for children or pets to find. All rodent baits used by the Critterman have a very low secondary poisoning effect, which means that if your children or pets find and eat a poisoned rodent the risk of poisoning your family or pets is minimal however; you would still contact the Poison Information Centre on 131126.  Better Safe than Sorry.

We recommend that any trees or foliage are trimmed away from the house and fill any gaps or holes on the exterior of the house to prevent rodent access.

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Visual Termite Check Option

admin : February 12, 2013 11:31 pm : Services

Termite control & management systemsIs to have a Visual termite check with written report at the same time as having a General pest treatment. This option is a must if you own the house or unit to be treated. It is also a good safe option if you are renting and may be liable for any damage that may arise during your rental period.

When conducting a visual termite check our technicians use a special donga to sound the timber architraves, skirtings, door jambs, window reveals, floor bearers and joists if applicable. They also use a moisture meter to check walls for excessive moisture content, which can be an indication of termite activity or sometimes it can be an early sign of a leaking shower, bath or toilet which enables you to rectify the problem before it turns into a major headache. Our technicians also look for any signs of termite activity in the roof void, sub-floor space, around the house internal and external as well as in the garden.

Once our technician has completed the pest treatment and visual termite check, a written report will be filled out and handed to you with advice on how to rectify any problem areas which may be conducive to concealed termite activity. The visual termite check option is only available with a pest treatment. For a stand alone termite report a full Termite Inspection Report in accordance with Australian Standard 3660 can be carried out.

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Fleas Pest Control Option

admin : February 12, 2013 11:42 pm : Services

Flea controlThis option can be a stand alone treatment, however it is much cheaper to treat for fleas at the same time as having a general pest treatment, rather than just treating for fleas alone.

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Ants in the Yard

admin : February 12, 2013 11:45 pm : Services

Ant control measuresThis option can be a stand alone treatment; however it is much cheaper to treat for ants at the same time as having a general pest treatment, rather than just treating for ants alone.

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Pre-purchase Building Inspection and Report in Accordance with AS 4349.1

admin : February 12, 2013 11:46 pm : Services

The inspector shall inspect accessible parts of the building and appurtenances, together with relevant features of the property within 30 m of the building and within the boundaries of the site, or as otherwise agreed in the inspection agreement. In this context, relevant features include car accommodation, detached laundry, ablution facilities and garden sheds, retaining walls more than 700 mm high, paths and driveways, steps, fencing, earth embankments, surface water drainage and stormwater run-off.

Inspection of Strata and Company Title residential property shall be limited to the nominated residence and does not include common property.

The following areas shall be inspected where applicable:

(a) The interior of the building.
(b) The roof space.
(c) The exterior of the building.
(d) The sub-floor space.
(e) The roof exterior.
(f) The property within 30 m of the building subject to inspection.

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Timber Pest Inspection and Report in Accordance with AS 4349.3

admin : February 12, 2013 11:47 pm : Services

The inspection shall include all buildings and relevant features on the site. Buildings include any detached or semi detached items such as car accommodation, laundry, ablution facilities and garden sheds and the like. Relevant features include retaining walls, paths and driveways, steps, fencing and the like. On large allotments the site is limited to 30 meters from the main building. Where uncertainty exists the main building shall be nominated by the client.

Inspection of buildings shall include, as applicable, the interior including all built in items, the roof space, the sub-floor space and the exterior. Inspection of strata and company title residential property is limited to the nominated residence and does not include common property or property owned by others.

All timber in accessible areas shall be inspected, except as excluded below.

Examples of timber elements to be inspected include:

  1. Structural timbers eg. Sub-floor, floor, walls, stairs, ceiling joists, ceiling battens, roof framing
  2. Joinery and decorative timbers eg. Doors and door frames, windows and window frames, skirtings, joinery
  3. Ancillary structures eg. False floors, built in cupboards, built in furniture
  4. Attachments and out buildings eg. Garages, carports, pergolas, patios, verandas, sheds, posts
  5. Garden timbers eg. Landscaping timbers, fences, logs, pool surrounds, garden boxes or tubs, fire wood, paving blocks, sleepers and
  6. Standing timbers eg. Trees and stumps with a diameter greater than 100mm

The inspection does not include timber within the building that is not part of the building or that is obscured from visual appraisal. Examples of timber elements not to be inspected include the following

  1. Furniture
  2. Furnishing
  3. Stored items
  4. Concealed timbers, including areas and items where inspection is limited or prevented by restricting factors eg. Furniture, furnishings and stored items such as clothing.
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Combined Pre-purchase Building & Timber Pest Inspection and Report in Accordance with AS 4349

admin : February 12, 2013 11:47 pm : Services

As the name states it is the combination of the two inspections above, the only difference is, it is a joint report instead of 2 separate reports. We still use 2 inspectors to create the report.

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Termite Inspection and Report in Accordance with AS 3660.2

admin : February 12, 2013 11:48 pm : Services

Where practicable and possible, the visual should include all timber structures, fences, trees and stumps within the property boundaries, up to a distance of 30 meters from the main building. Termite nests are generally concealed and usually difficult or impracticable to locate.

After the discovery of an active infestation, it is important that the termite workings are not further disturbed until the proposed method of management has been determined. Premature attempts to treat, repair or replace infested timber may cause the termites to withdraw from the area temporarily, thereby hindering affective management.

The inspection should include an assessment of each of the following areas, as necessary

  1. The interior of the building(s) (excluding furniture and stored items)
  2. The exterior of the building(s)
  3. The roof space
  4. The sub-floor space
  5. The site (including trees, stumps and timbers embedded in soil) within the property boundaries, up to a distance of 30 meters from the main building.
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Pool Inspections

admin : February 11, 2013 5:58 am : Services

Pool InspectionsOver 30 years combined building experience to provide you with the highest level of knowledge required to ensure your pool meets the current pool safety requirements.

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