Is pest control safe for me, my family and my pets?

Our pest control services are safe for you, your family and your pets. All of our technicians are trained and licensed pest control technicians, who only use the best and safest products that have been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

During our services, we use only the safest techniques and practices to ensure the safety of your loved ones. To do this, the following precautions are to be observed:

  • If you or a family member is particularly sensitive or suffers from allergic reactions, we recommend that person remains out of the home until the product has dried.

  • Protect or remove any pets from the treatment area until the product has dried.

  • Avoid contact with the treated surfaces until the product has dried.

  • Cover all food items and utensils prior to treatment.


What’s the difference between a budget pest control service, and a Bundilla Pest Control service?

You get what you pay for. Most budget providers work on volume, and so they have to complete their jobs quickly, and usually with a ‘one-product-fits-all’ approach. The end result may not be tailored to your home and situation, leaving you with less effective treatment that won’t last all year.

Here at Bundilla Pest Control, we pride ourselves on high quality thorough work, and providing an outstanding customer experience. We know how important it is to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed in your own home. To ensure this, we spend more time on your property treating more areas, and use a greater number of products to create a more effective and longer lasting treatment.

We’ve designed our own tailorable methods of treatment that give our customers the most effective service possible. In each treatment we use a number of different specialised products that work together to create a compounding effect that provides a high quality and longer lasting treatment. Because we are more detailed, thorough, and use a combination of premium products, we can confidently offer our 12 month pest free guarantee.


I’m pregnant (or my partner is pregnant), is it safe?

Short answer: The products we use are safe for you and your little one.

Long answer: How do we know they are safe? Before a product can be sold as a pesticide in Australia, it first must be approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. If, for example, a product was harmful to pregnant women and still was approved for use as a pesticide and a pest control company chose to use it (we would not); a warning would have to be printed on the label and on the product’s Safety Data Sheet.

Therefore, we know that our products are safe for pregnant women because there are no warnings on the labels or the safety data sheets of any of our products. We are also in constant contact with our chemical supplier, who would advise us immediately if anything were to change.

If you still are not convinced, we won’t be offended if you prefer to leave the premises while we conduct the service at your home. What matters most to us is that you feel comfortable during an exciting time of your life.


Do I need to be home, or do I need to leave during the service?

Unless you are particularly sensitive or suffer from allergic reactions, there is no need for you to leave your home during our pest treatment. However, if you would like to leave, that is absolutely fine too.

Ideally, you would be home to meet our pest technician and advise of any problem areas or concerns. After that, it’s really a personal choice if you want to stay or leave.


Why do I need to get a Termite Inspection every year?

To answer your question, here’s 4 facts every home owner should know:

Fact 1: Termites cause more damage in Australia each year than fire and flood combined.

Fact 2: Your building and contents insurance will not cover Termite Damage.

Fact 3: In the vast majority of cases, termite damage is not visible until significant damage has already occurred.

Fact 4: Your builders warranty will be void if you do not maintain annual Termite inspections.

Now keep in mind that you can easily see or smell if a fire or flood has damaged your home. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple with Termite damage. Termites are stealthy little critters who specialise in eating houses out from the inside out, leaving no visible signs in your home until significant damage has already occurred.

Learn how we treat for termites.

Most home owners would not be able to sleep at night if they did not have a current building and content insurance policy protecting their investment. Yet Queensland homes are much more likely to be damaged by Termites. Therefore we encourage our customers to think of their annual termite inspection as an insurance policy against significant termite damage.

For further information, check out our blog on the Sunshine Coast Termite activity.


What should I do if I find active termites?

We’re sorry to hear you have Termites, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.

First of all, your home isn’t going to collapse; you and your family are safe. Your next step is to make an appointment for one of our expert Termite Technicians to inspect your home, assess the extent of the damage, and to treat the active Termites.

Learn how we treat for termites.

In the meantime, please resist the urge to kill or disturb the Termites in any way. The soldier and worker termites (which are the ones you’ll come across) have evolved to be sensitive to light, so if you’ve uncovered them, you need to cover them back up. The reason being that if you leave them uncovered, the termites may alter their tunnel system, which would make it more difficult for us to effectively track and eliminate them. When it comes to treating Termites, we don’t want to kill them straight away. Instead we want the Termites to come in contact with our chemical, and then transfer it through contact to other Termites in their colony. Therefore, the more active Termites that we can spray directly, the quicker the chemical will transfer to all the Termites in the nest.

For more information on Termites, check out our blog on the Sunshine Coast Termite Control


Do you remove dead rodents?

The only time dead rodents seem to cause people problems (usually an odour emanating from the ceiling) is when the rodents have not been professionally treated. When we do a rodent treatment, the rodent will leave the premises in search of water. Therefore, they do not die in the customer’s home. So if we do get a call to remove a rodent, it is not a rodent that we have treated.

That said, we do remove dead rodents for customers, but we prefer not to. The reason being that we simply believe it is not good value for our customers. The smell usually only lasts for 48hrs, and during that time the rat is naturally decomposing. We could spend up to 2 hours looking for the rat and, from experience, we have a 50:50 chance of finding it. If we can’t find it, you feel ripped off. If we do manage to find the rat, there’s rarely much of it left and the problem would have resolved itself shortly anyway.

We recommend to customers in this position to put up with the smell if they can, and spend their money getting a rodent treatment to prevent the situation from re-occurring in the future.


I have a physical barrier. Why should I put in a chemical soil barrier?

The pros and cons of a physical barrier are:

The pros:

  • They’re cheap
  • They last a long time

The cons are:

  • When a pest company installs physical barrier, they are first on site after the slab is poured. They have no control over the integrity of that system once installed. We’ve often heard of other tradies damaging it, and we’ve even seen it ripped out and thrown in the bin.
  • There is no way of inspecting the physical barrier after your home is built to ensure the physical barrier is intact.
  • It can be bridged or breached; meaning termites can build ways around it.
  • Flaws in your homes constructions can offer entry points around the physical barrier, whereas a chemical soil barrier is much more forgiving.
  • Physical barriers won’t transfer the product to other termites and take out the colony

The pros and cons of a chemical soil barrier are:

The cons:

  • You have to do them every 5 years
  • It can be a bit noisy to install, and a bit disruptive around your home during installation
  • It’s an expense many people don’t budget for

The pros:

  • It’s the only way to insure your home (& probably biggest asset) against termite damage
  • It’s the best way to protect your home against termite damage
  • It is great value when you consider cost verse the potential damage it can save you
  • It offers residual termite colony control for 5 years
  • It uses a transferring effect that is unique to chemical soil barriers.

What are my options for managing the risk of termites?

Learn how we treat for termites.

Level 1 No protection, Early Detection – 6 monthly Termite Inspections

  • Usually the cost of the extra Termite Inspection each year would pay for the barrier. Any potential savings you may make by not installing a chemical soil barrier would be lost in the event your home gets attacked by termites. The cost of treatment and rectification work would be far more costly than the cost of level 3 protection.

Level 2 – Low Protection – Physical Barrier + Annual Inspections

The pros and cons of a physical barrier are:

The pros:

  • They’re cheap
  • They last a long time

The cons are:

  • When a pest company installs physical barrier, they are first on site after the slab is poured. They have no control over the integrity of that system once installed. We’ve often heard of other tradies damaging it, and we’ve even seen it ripped out and thrown in the bin.
  • There is no way of inspecting the physical barrier after your home is built to ensure the physical barrier is intact.
  • It can be bridged or breached; meaning termites can build ways around it.
  • Flaws in your homes constructions can offer entry points around the physical barrier, whereas a chemical soil barrier is much more forgiving.
  • Physical barriers won’t transfer the product to other termites and take out the colony

Level 3 – High Protection – Chemical Soil Barrier + Annual Inspections

  • Residual colony control for 5 years + early detection that may arise from building defects etc. Your home is secure

Level 4 – Ultimate Protections – Chemical + Physical + Annual Inspections

  • Physical termite barriers built into your home backed up by chemical soil barriers to further reduce the risk of termites bridging and breaching the physical barrier. Annual inspections further ensure termite don’t find a way to exploit hidden building defects and maintains the physical and chemical manufacturers warranties.

Don’t see your question here? Get in touch with our team. We’ll be happy to discuss any further questions you may have.