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Some Common Domestic and Commercial Pests Found in North Shore

Some Common Domestic and Commercial Pests Found in North Shore
05 Aug2015

Pests are capable of inflicting many different types of damages on human health and property. Given below is a detailed review of the pests commonly found in domestic and commercial premises in North Shore, and also the risks which are associated with them.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are believed to have made a drastic comeback during the last decade. According to recent surveys, it has been found that around 99 per cent of companies associated with professional pest control in North Shore have found bedbug infestations in domestic and commercial premises last year. While the small critters are not regarded as vectors of infectious diseases, their bites leave red and itchy welts. Their presence is sufficient to cause sleeplessness and anxiety. Since bed bugs can easily take refuge in shoes, bags and of course, bed, they can be carried unknowingly from one place to another. A few bed bugs can start a full-fledged infestation in no time.


Scientists have reported that 1 in every 5 children tend to have acute sensitivities to allergens on cockroaches, which can increase the acuteness of the symptoms of asthma. These allergens can also be introduced through the saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies of cockroaches. Moreover, cockroaches spread around 33 types of bacteria, six types of parasitic worms and seven other human pathogens. Among the bacteria, Salmonella and E. Coli are most harmful. Not only do they infect food and kitchen equipment in schools, offices, homes and hospitals, but also pollute the environment of these establishments.


Rodents such as rats and mice can enter residential and commercial premises through small cracks or openings. Once they invade the place, they start  damaging the property. They chew through cardboard, wallboard, plaster and wood. Sometimes, they also chew on electrical wiring, thereby increasing the risk of short circuiting and fires. The droppings of rodents can trigger allergic reactions among people and also cause various diseases.


Ants are primarily social insects and therefore, sighting one can only mean that many more are not far away. These pests can severely contaminate food served daily in large facilities such as cafeterias, where contamination can have adverse effects on a large number of people. Custodial staff and facility managers must not delay in exercising control methods for treating and preventing ants. Ants are quite common in the houses of North Shore as well.

If your property is infested with any of these above mentioned pests, get in touch with R.I.P Pest Management! We offer Integrated Pest Management services in North Shore, Northern Beaches and Narrabeen of Sydney.

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