FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Pest Control in Melbourne
Yes, we are available for early morning starts, evenings and weekends at normal rates.
Yes, Pest-Zap uses safe pesticides, but we do recommend that you vacate if possible during the application and allow 3-4 hours after completion for the treatment to dry and the rooms to ventilate. We highly recommend asthma sufferers, pregnant women, babies and young children stay away during treatment and for a minimum of 4 hours after treatment.
Yes, there is no concern to the safety of animals as the amount of active ingredient that they may take in by contact or ingesting orally is too small to be harmful. However, we do recommend that you vacate your pets during the treatment application.
Please ensure the following is done prior to our service: General housekeeping. If possible move furniture away from the walls to allow spray access along skirting boards. Cover up or remove fish tanks/bowls as fish are particularly susceptible to pesticides. Pack away or cover up food items. Close all windows and doors and keep them closed until treatment has dried.
No, we apply gel bait not a liquid spray to areas where cockroaches nest or harbour.
No, the gel is only applied to cracks, crevices and hinges where the insects congregate or harbour.
No, our emulsion is a water based residual spray that does not contain strong solvents that might affect colouring or finishes.
We recommend you wash your pet’s bowls if they were left out during the treatment application.
If the application is still wet then wash hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water as soon as possible. But once the carrier (tap water) has evaporated (approximately 3 hours) the active ingredient adheres to the surfaces and will not contaminate or harm you.
The treatment should preferably be done after the carpets have been cleaned or vacuumed.
We recommend that the pest control is done last, after all other tradesmen have completed their jobs. Preferably one or two days prior to you moving in.
No, at Pest-Zap we pride ourselves on the extra care we take not to dirty carpets, furniture or anything else. We are careful with our spray applications not to cause runs down walls and windows.
Yes possibly, however insects that wonder in from outside will cross treated areas and die shortly afterwards.
Yes, a three to six month warranty is given, depending on the type of pest.
We recommend your house be inspected every 12 months and where pest infestations are located we would apply treatment.

PEST CONTROL TIPS

  • DO clean, dust and vacuum regularly. Good hygiene is paramount.
  • DO keep cupboards, countertops and floors free of crumbs and food scraps.
  • DO clean regularly under stoves, refrigerators and cupboards.
  • DO wash and store away dirty cooking and eating utensils as soon as possible after use.
  • DO keep open foodstuffs in sealed containers or in the refrigerator.
  • DO keep rubbish areas clean and place garbage in bins with close-sealing.
  • DO regularly clean and disinfect rubbish bins.
  • DO rinse and store recyclables outside and away from the home.
  • DO remove pet food and water overnight if possible and regularly clean up pet faeces.
  • DO hand feed birds and chickens.
  • DO turn your compost pile regularly and avoid putting in meat or animal waste.
  • DO keep property free of litter, weeds and standing water.
  • DO eliminate rubbish piles, refuse and clutter (ie. firewood) next to your home.
  • DO check fly screens for holes or tears and repair as needed.
  • DO seal likely access points. (ie. around drain pipes, doors and windows.)
  • DO trim vegetation away from your home and keep gutters clear.
  • DO make use of yellow light bulbs outside to deter spiders.
  • DO use rock or stone instead of mulch as ground cover.
  • DO plant mint around the house to deter rodents.
  • DO inspect second-hand books and clothing for signs of textile pests.
  • DO contact PEST-ZAP at the first sign of pests.

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Pest control Service Areas

PEST-ZAP is located in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, so if you are located in and around this side of Melbourne, we have got you covered for pest control, extermination and pest management.

For a list of all locations in the Eastern Melbourne region click on the link or give us a call.