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Common Pests in Sydney

Masters Pest Control Sydney is a professional pest management and control service provider that can deal with all types of commercial pests quickly and efficiently.

Pest control is what we do best. We are professionally trained, insured and licensed in all areas of residential and commercial fumigation. We provide eco-friendly pest control treatments.

Continue reading to learn more about the different types of pests that infest our homes. For any pest problem, feel free to chat with us or call (02) 8007 4666!

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    Mice and Rats

    Mice and rats cause millions of dollars each year worth of damages. These pests eat food stock, but they also cause food contamination in both commercial and domestic premises.

    These pests are a big problem in the food industry because they consume food stock, damage containers and contaminate food preparation areas, leaving their faeces and urine all over the place.

    On top of these, rodents can gnaw on electrical wires and cause a fire.

    Common rodent species in Australia, Roof rat, Norway rat and the House mouse.

    Rat Control


    In general, cockroaches, feed-in sewers drains, and garbage dumps threaten sanitation in your commercial property. Cockroaches thrive in dirty areas and can come in contact with contagious viruses.

    Common Cockroach Species in Australia: Australian cockroach, German cockroach, the American cockroach and Smoky brown cockroach.

    Cockroach Management

    Tired of seeing cockroaches in your business premises?


    Ants come in large groups. There can be several millions of ants in a colony or nest. Even though ants do not eat a lot, they can scare your customers and harm your brand reputation.

    Common Ant Species in Australia: Coastal brown ant, White-footed house ant and Black house ant.

    Ant Control

    Common ant in Sydney


    In Australia, flying insects such as flies are considered disease carriers that can spread diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid, amoebic dysentery, worms and giardiasis.

    Common Fly Species Infesting Australia Properties: Housefly, Fermentation fly and Blowflies.


    Moths, Beetles and other Bugs

    Common pests that invade and contaminate stored food:

    1. Rice weevil

    2. Saw-toothed grain beetle

    3. Biscuit beetle

    4. Indian meal moth

    Beetle Control

    Beetle Control

    Pest Control Methods

    There are plenty of devices and techniques on the market used by commercial pest exterminators. Not all tools available over-the-counter are 100% effective. It's still best to consult professionals to ensure that your business complies with the strict Australian health and sanitation code.

    Here are some common pest control tools.

    Electronic Fly Killers

    It uses UV light that attracts insects. When insects get close to the grill, it electrocutes them. An issue with this device is that the dying insect may spin around and scatter dead insect fragments. Dead insect fragments can fall on food or food handling surfaces, transmitting bacteria. That is not convenient for commercial usage.

    Time Release Aerosols

    Aerosol contains pyrethrin or synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. It is effective against flying insects, but only in smaller rooms.

    Cockroach Bombs

    Cockroach bombs release aerosols and an insect growth regulator, which breaks the lifecycle of insects. Cockroaches' bombs are effective against flying insects. However, cockroach bombs may result in residual chemicals not recommended in commercial premises.

    Electromagnetic And Ultrasonic Devices

    Electric pest control tools are usually used to control rodents and insects. However, they are not so effective against these pests. Electromagnetic forces don’t repel rodents, and ultrasonic signals don’t penetrate surfaces.

    Complete Pest Control Program

    1. Exclusion – controls pest entry into buildings. It can be expensive, but our exclusion comes at a fair price and provides long-lasting protection.

    2. Restriction – a method that creates unpleasant conditions for pests to breed and hide. It involves covering sealing gaps between tiles and replacing broken ones, removing food and liquid leftovers, placing food in sealed containers, regular cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces.

    3. Destruction – We use safe chemical and non-chemical methods to exterminate pests.

    If you need help removing a pest infestation in your hotel, office, restaurant, cafe, or commercial space, you may consult our team on (02) 8007 4666.

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one of the most effective pest control programs. Using IPM, pest exterminators can remove pests strategically and naturally. IPM involves:

    • building maintenance and exclusion practices

    • inspection and monitoring

    • advice about good housekeeping practices

    • physical and chemical control methods

    • environment management

    If you need help dealing with a pest infestation in your residential or commercial property, please consult our friendly pest control experts by sending us a message or calling (02) 8007 4666.

    Safe and Effective Pest Control Services

    If you still struggle with pest issues or if you want a complete pest solution that protects your commercial property from any harmful effects, check out our professional services below:

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