Here at Flick, we know how terrifying a pest problem can be, and pride ourselves on always responding swiftly and promptly every single day of the week, including weekends. Our mobile pest control units are on standby to respond to your every problem.
While our technicians are situated in Ballarat, Terang, and Maryborough, we also serve a larger area comprising of Ballarat East, Ballarat Central, Ballarat Highlands, and Western Victoria region. We have clients in the following Victoria wide areas, including:
Our local team of pest control professionals have extensive experience in the area and can supply your home with the most appropriate pest control treatment.
Common Pests in Ballarat
Termites, also referred to as White Ants, are a problem for many Ballarat residents. Homes in the Ballarat area need to have regular termite inspections carried out every 3 to 12 month, depending on the volume of wood in the structure and the building’s history with termites.
Termite colonies may not always be visible to the naked eye because they infest timber roofs and wall frames and eat the wood or cellulose compounds, often from the inside. They can devour any wood or cellulose structures whether they are located indoors or outdoors. If you suspect a termite issue, have a Flick expert inspect the building and then administer the appropriate treatment.
Termite issues can be prevented or stalled with a liquid perimeter treatment, which should be re-applied after flooding to ensure continued effectiveness.
Before purchasing a home, it is advisable to have a pest inspection conducted by professionals. A proper pest inspection can save you from having to make costly repairs later. The structural damage a home can suffer due to termite infestations if termite problems are not identified early can be extremely expensive to rectify.
Redback spiders are a common pest in Ballarat. They are highly dangerous and their bites can cause death. A spider control treatment can be administered by our team so your home is kept spider-free.
All places where spiders might hide will be treated by a Flick technician. Such spots might include doorways, lighting, external window areas, under seating, cracks, crevices and around down pipes. The treatment will prevent spiders from reproducing and taking over your home.
For the peace of mind that there are no spiders in your home, speak to our Ballarat team at (03) 4408 6000.
Possums can be a menace that can destroy your home if you’re not careful. Once they take up residence on a property, they leave behind urine and droppings that are a health hazard, and also chew through electric wiring, causing the need for expensive repairs.
As possums are native Australian animals, they are protected by the Nature Conservation Act 1992, which prevents them from being harmed. You may not keep a possum unless you have obtained the Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s permission. Hefty fines are imposed on those who do not comply. In order to ensure you are not breaking the law, engage a licensed pest manager from Flick to make a house call and set up a one-way door to remove the offending possum.
The area is home to many cockroach species including Australian, American and German cockroaches. The latter often infiltrate electric appliances. The droppings of cockroaches are responsible for a host of health issues, such as asthma symptoms and allergies. It is exceedingly hard to get rid of a cockroach infestation unless you know how to administer a real fumigation treatment.
Cockroach bait gels are employed by the Flick team together with a pesticide fumigation of low toxicity. This ensures cockroaches are eradicated for the long-term in a safe manner.
Rats & Mice
There are many mice and rats in Ballarat and the region, and these rodents often conceal themselves in wall cavities and roofs, only to emerge at night. They can really destroy a house as they look for food and places to nest, chewing through everything in the process, and leaving behind faeces that pose a health risk.
If you live close to restaurants or other businesses dealing with foodstuff, a rat infestation is even more likely.
Flick’s Ballarat pest control team can exterminate mice and rats in residences and can also administer commercial pest control solutions suited to food businesses such as restaurants.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about our pest control services, call us at (03) 4408 6000 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.
Other Pest Control Services
Our Ballarat team offers a range of pest control services that eradicate many types of household pests, including:
Ballarat Service Area
Flick Pest Control serves households all over Ballarat and the surrounding areas including the following Ballarat suburbs:
- Ballarat Central
- Ballarat East
- Ballarat North
- Brown Hill
Services We Provide
- Mount Clear
- Lake Wendouree
- Soldiers Hill
- Mount Helen
- Miners Rest
- Black Hill
- Mount Pleasant
- Western District
- Central Highlands
- All surrounding areas