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Top 5 Common Pest Found In Australian Homes

Amazing landscapes, stunning beaches, and a pleasant environment are what attract people to Australia.


Amazing landscapes, stunning beaches, and a pleasant environment are what attract people to Australia. Tourists from all over the world travel thousands of kilometres to witness the amazing and wide assortment of creatures, insects, and wildlife that can be found in Australia’s major cities, such as Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.

Even though Australia is known for having some of the deadliest creatures in the world, fortunately, most of these don’t get into your homes. The only things you need to watch out for are funnel webs, redback spiders, and the occasional snake. Fortunately, unless you’re extremely unlucky, to have any scary creatures in your living rooms! Nevertheless, a variety of insects, rodents, and other animals can be both bothersome and dangerous—especially if they manage to get inside your home.

Although Australia is home to adorable kookaburras and wombats, there are some pests that everyone wants to keep out of their houses. Pests in your home might be a threat whether you notice them or not. These creatures like hiding and nesting while putting your family’s health, hygiene, and home condition in danger. It is therefore best to stay informed on the effects of the most frequent pests in your home.

Here we’re going to look into some of the most prevalent home pests that you may encounter daily. As pest infestations may vary according to the region, this list may not be in a specific order.

  1. Cockroaches

Cockroaches are among the most difficult insects to get rid of. They have been around since prehistoric times and are known to survive in extreme conditions. They can live without food for months at a time and can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°F to 120°F. Cockroaches are extremely resilient and can adapt to any environment they find themselves in. Their diet consists mainly of decaying matter and human food scraps. Cockroaches are eight-legged insects that are commonly seen crawling around kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Cockroaches are attracted to food odours, moisture, and warmth. Their droppings can contaminate food and lead to illness. Cockroaches are often seen scurrying across kitchen counters, under sinks, and behind appliances. Cockroaches spend most of their lives underground where they hide from predators. However, cockroaches can carry bacteria that cause illness if ingested. Cockroaches are particularly fond of eating foods containing fat, sugar, protein, and starch. Therefore, kitchen appliances near where people eat, including refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and ovens should be cleaned regularly. Pest control Melbourne, can come to your rescue when dealing with a cockroach infestation.

  1. Rodents

Rodents are considered invasive species in many parts of the world due to their destructive nature. Rodents are omnivores and eat almost anything including garbage, seeds, grains, and even pet food. Rodents such as rats are known to carry several types of diseases and parasites. They also spread bacteria and viruses throughout their colonies and contaminate food supplies. Rodents are not only destructive; they are also highly intelligent and cunning animals. If you notice any strange behaviour or movements in your home, contact a professional from pest control services immediately.

  1. Ants

Ants are social insects that live in colonies. They are attracted to sweet substances, especially sweet foods. Ants are easily discouraged by keeping their habitat clean and free of debris. Use insecticides only as a last resort, and never spray these chemicals directly onto ants. Please get in touch with pest control Whittlesea if you see ants within your house so we can dispatch a team to deal with them effectively.

  1. Termites

Termites are winged ants that look similar to bees. They are social insects that build mounds out of earth and vegetation. These mounds protect termites from predators and provide shelter from harsh weather. Termites are omnivorous and consume wood, paper, and cellulose. They tunnel through soil and wood, leaving behind tunnels and galleries where they store food. Termites are also responsible for destroying wooden structures, including houses. Remove any termite infestations right away by calling pest control services, before it gets too late.

  1. Bedbugs

Bedbugs are blood-feeding insects that feed off humans. They are commonly found in hotels, motels, hostels, and apartments. Bedbugs are most active at night and feed on the skin of their victims. Their excretion smells and makes bedbug bites itch. You can take preventative measures like washing your sheets in hot water, cleaning daily, and exposing mattresses to the sun, or you can contact a reputable pest control company like Pest Control!


In most Australian cities, you can find the majority of the pests we’ve listed above. Call us at Pest Control if you notice pest activity in your house. We’ll come and perform comprehensive pest control to make sure you won’t see any of these creepy crawlies ever again. Remember that these pests are usually dangerous to human health and property.

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