Plumpton is a new estate in Melbourne’s north-west. Like all new estate areas, there’s always a problem with pests. Tim is the owner of Pest Control Empire. Tim says, “We’re a locally based pest management company. Plumpton is a growing estate but it’s still surrounded by green fields. As a result there’s a high number of pests in the area. This is common with new estates. Springtails, rats and mice, spiders and millipedes are the most common pest complaints we receive in this area”. Read More
Pest control is a service that is often only thought about only once a problem presents itself. Is it best to wait for the problem to present itself before taking action? Or is it best to be proactive and take steps to prevent an infestation in the first place? We obviously think it’s the latter. If you reside in Bayswater or operate a business in the City of Knox you can prevent some pests from invading your personal space. If you’re under attack from unwanted guests then contact us. We’re the pest control Bayswater specialists. If you’re one step ahead of the pests and want to prevent an invasion then contact us immediately. Read More
No suburb is immune to a pest infestation. Boronia, a suburb in Melbourne’s east, is no exception. Situated close to the Dandenong Ranges, Boronia is a known haven for rodents, including rats and mice. Possums also thrive in this area as the large quantity of trees provide the perfect harbourage. Insect pests are also prevalent. This includes ants, cockroaches and spiders. We operate in Boronia and throughout the eastern suburbs. Our technicians are experienced, highly trained and passionate about quality service. Read More
Are you looking for the best pest control in Melbourne? You should be! We’re experienced in all fields of pest management. From a residential home to a cafe to a chain of restaurants, there’s nothing we haven’t seen before. All our technicians are licensed by the industry body. We also adhere to the strict guidelines that are in place in regard to pesticide use. We use the most environmentally friendly products available. If you’re concerned about insecticide or rodenticide use on your property, simply express your concern and we’ll provide you with all the information you need. Read More
Who’s Responsible for Pest Control in Rental Properties?
Pest infestations in rental properties is a regular issue confronting the team at Pest Control Empire. We receive several calls a day from tenants and landlords who complain of some form of pest issue at their rental property. The problem everybody faces though is who’s going to pay for our service? Is it the tenant or landlord that’s responsible? We’ve delved through the applicable laws and a review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 would have us believe that no definitive answer exists. That’s right, the law does not specify! Read More
We’re now happy to offer pest control services to the residents and business owners in Lilydale and Melbourne’s Yarra Valley. We’ve recently undergone internal expansion that has allowed us to increase the areas to which we service. The team has recruited a pest manager based in the eastern suburbs and that now means we can service all of Melbourne. We service both the residential and commercial sector for all types of pests. Food industry pest control for cafes and restaurants that require ongoing management can now rely on our proven expertise in this area. Read More
We’ve now spread our services to Melbourne’s east with a base now established in Croydon. Tim is the managing director of Pest Control Empire and he explains that the work load for pest control in this part of Melbourne has seen the need for representation in this area. Tim says, “The City of Maroondah and the Mount Dandenong area has huge demand for pest services. It was a logical decision for us to recruit a pest manager from this region to enable us to best serve the demand”. Read More
We’re the Melbourne possum removal specialists in Melbourne so call us now!
Possum control is the most common service we provide in Melbourne. These fury critters may be living in your roof or even in your chimney. If there’s a possum living with you we often get told it’s like an elephant thumping around!
So how do we remove possums? Firstly, we need to correctly identify what animal is actually harbouring with you. Our clients quite often blame them for the noises in their roof when in fact it’s often rats, birds and sometimes cats! We check the roof cavity for droppings to determine the species of animal. Nesting materials also provide adequate identity hints.
If it’s a possum, the key is to identify the entry point/s. We have a team of experienced possum catchers that thoroughly inspect your property to identify all potential entry points.
You may know where the entry point is but where there’s one there’s likely to be several. That’s why we always inspect the entire property. Entry may be via a broken or dislodged tile, a gap under a gable or even via an exposed subfloor.
If unsure, crumple a piece of newspaper and place it into the suspected entry point. If this is the route in and out it will be pushed out of the way when the intruder wanders out for the night.
Once all possible entry points are identified we then close them off. This is called possum proofing. However, if this is done during the day the possum will be trapped within the roof cavity. We therefore always install a one-way door that will allow the occupant to exit but not re-enter.
It’s now up to you to listen out for any roof noise and once satisfied that all is quiet, we return to remove the one-way door. You should now be possum free!
On very rare occasions we require the use of a trap. Once caught in a trap we attend at the earliest opportunity to release the animal. A captured animal is very distressed and can cause injury to himself / herself.
A possum caught in a trap must be released onsite so it is vital that all entry points are closed off.
Once blocked out it’s not uncommon to hear the same possum trying in vain to get back in for at least the next few nights. They are very territorial and will do almost anything to get back to their preferred home. They will soon realise that they need to find another home.
For all your Melbourne possum removal needs contact us on 1300 665 573 or complete the Contact Us form to receive a call back.
Pest Control Melbourne Eastern Suburbs – whether it be ants, spiders, possums or rodents, if you reside in Melbourne’s east then there’s only one company to call: Pest Control Empire. We specialise in the management of all pest species and pride ourselves on our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations every time. Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs are the site of some of Victoria’s most prestigious homes. If you reside in this area you should ensure an inspection and possible chemical treatment at your property at least every 12 months. Read More