Have you thought about joining our FlyCo Family? Do you think you have a friendly manner and attention to detail?
If so, give Carol a call on 0427 624750.
Our family run business is a unique pest control business. We do things differently! Lets have a chat. :)
Did you know we have donated thousands of dollars back into our local community? And right now we are sponsoring Kyabram P-12 College, if you want to help raise funds for the school please give FlyCo a call PH: 1800 815 730
We are now fully booked for December, and are filling fast for January. Please secure your booking by completing our on-line booking form to make sure you don’t miss out!
Now that the weather has started to settle, i’m sure most of you are hearing from the technicians to book in your treatment! finally the rain has eased!!! Wooohoooo
What you’ll notice different this season is that our technicians can now offer you an electronic invoice sent directly to your email address. We are so excited to launch this, as it means it is one more step in reducing our carbon footprint. No more paper!! So when you see your tech, don’t be shy! Give them your email address and we’ll email your invoice directly to you. You will also receive a bonus pest report if we have your email address. :)
See you all soon
The FlyCo Team
The Green Pesty
We pride ourselves on taking a green approach to our unique pest control service. Throughout the last few months, we have been working hard in the office to gear up our technicians with the system and the technology to support them going paperless!! Yes that’s right… next time you see your technician he will likely have a fancy ipad in their hand! :)
Not only will this considerably reduce our paper resources / wastage, it will also assist in us in treating our customers more efficiently!
But which one do you think will win?
Cockroaches and their babies just keep coming…
Roaches get reaaaally busy. An average female roach can reproduce up to a million eggs in her lifetime! Yes, a million! In case you’re not good in math, trust us, that’s a lot.
How does she do it? Well, she’s hard-wired to. It’s really the only purpose of life she knows she has, so why not do it well? She doesn’t even feed her kids; she just lays them, leaves them to hatch from their eggs, and live a life on their own. It’s like if a human mother were to give birth to an 18-year-old. A bunch of them. All in one go. Who’d want to stick around for that??
Why do we always feel pressured into buying all new wrapping paper each year, to neatly wrap and decorate the gift. Isn’t the focus meant to be on whats inside… not what it is wrapped in!?? They only tear it off and throw it in the bin anyway.
For those that would like to be more enviro mindful this Christmas, by simply re-using something you already have.
Get your paint brushes out and jazz up some of last week’s newspaper. If you have kids it’s a great activity to keep them busy.
Ava is 8 months old and loved it, We used homemade paint (because we all know at this age, they just want to place EVERYTHING in their mouth!) We kept ours pretty simple, but i’m sure your inner child will kick in.. think sparkles, rainbow colours… :) You may even want to use a flower or mint leaves to create a bow.
Have a wonderful Christmas from everyone at FlyCo the Green Pesty!
Mint is a useful and inexpensive herb that is great to use in a refreshing drink, but did you know that it also can repel flies? You can use mint in both forms i.e. in fresh or dried form to deter flies. Apart from flies, mint is also helpful against mosquitoes, ants, and mice.
You can keep crushed mint leaves in shallow bowl, to keep flies away. If you want, you can also fill a few muslin teabags with dried crushed mint leaves and keep them in the infested areas.
Termites can cause a significant amount of damage to houses that don’t use any protection methods. To believe that you might not be vulnerable to termite damage is a bit like wearing blinkers.
Termites are wide spread, there are approximately 2300 species worldwide of which 350 species are found in Australia and 12 species of those are most harmful to hardwood species. Termites are commonly referred to as ‘white ants’ however they are unrelated to ants, the name tends to refer more to their transparent body.
Many species of termite are useful insects as they recycle rotting organic material and their activities aerate soil, all very useful, but those that cause damage are extremely destructive.
Termite colonies can be populated with several million insects. When the colony becomes active in early spring until late summer when the a’lates or juvenile breeding insects begin to spread it is useful to search out the main nest. This is usually located within 50-100m of the parent nest.
Termites are attracted to warm humid areas, where they find food sources and establish nests. Some of the areas they are attracted to are:
- Piles of damp wood.
- Rotting tree stumps.
- Organic, damp refuse.
- Ornamental gardens covered with bark, pergolas and patios.
- Gaps or cracked concrete pads abutting buildings.
When deciding to build a new house always clear the area of rotting stumps, burn off the building area and use treated timber where possible. Pine treated with creosote will give the wood protection against wood eating termites. Although it is recognised that ‘no timber is totally resistant to termite attack’.
As a defense against infestation some simple measures can be put in place.
- Routine inspections are recommended at least annually by the Australian Standard AS 3600.2
- Wood piles can be stacked in dry areas and well aerated
- Concrete is a material that termites cannot penetrate provided there are no cracks in the surface.
- Pergolas and patios can be constructed with a clear separation from the main building.
- Organic refuse needs to be removed.
- Some timbers such as pine can be soaked in a creosote bath, the degree of protection depends upon the amount of time the timber is soaked. 48 hours is regarded as an optimum time to soak the timber.
- Knowledge of the timber species used in construction.
- There are a number of hardwood timbers which can be used some of which are: wandoo, blackbutt, jarrah, western red cedar and kapur.
- Some of the more vulnerable timbers are: pine, karri, marri, mountain ash, meranti and particle board plus all sapwood species.
- Regular inspections of the areas under and around your property which might be susceptible to a termite infestation
If you suspect that there is the possibility of a termite infestation taking place on your property then the best action to take is to contact a pest eradication company. They are the experts and will be able to advise on the best and most suitable measures for you to take. There are a number of eradication products available which range from chemical dusts which can only be applied by a licensed professional, to more environmentally friendly products.