Go Pest Bendigo provide professional pest control services throughout Central Victoria to homeowners and businesses.
We are fully licensed and insured to provide a full range of pest control and termite services in Kyneton, including:
General and specialised pest control services
Termite protection for new homes and renovations
Most homeowners in Kyneton book a pest treatment once a year, primarily to target spiders. However, our general pest treatment will control all common pest and is generally all that’s required to keep homes pest free.
However, businesses generally require a regular service plan to ensure their premises remain pest free and they maintain compliance with any regulatory requirements.
Termites are a significant threat to homeowners in Kyneton. The chances of your home being attacked by termites is many times more likely than suffering from a fire of flood… and termite damage is not covered by normal home insurance!
The minimum action all homeowners should take is to book and annual termite inspection. This is like a ‘health check’ for your home and will find termite activity, termite damage and most important spot any issues that could make a termite attack more likely. Many homeowners combine their pest treatment with their annual termite inspection to save money on two separate services.
However, to actually prevent a termite attack it is necessary to make sure you install a termite protection system around your home – either a chemical termite treatment to the soil or installing a termite baiting system. The key termite species in Kyneton are the Coptotermes termites, which can build termite nests of more than a million individuals and so are capable of causing a lot of damage in a matter of months.
If you are building a home or carrying out renovations it is important to understand the building regulations regarding termite protection. Please give as a call at the planning stage so we can help you design the best termite system to protect your home.
Termites, spiders and rodents are the key pest concerning homeowners in Kyneton.
Termites are more active (eat more wood) in the summer months, but will continue damaging your home in the winter, especially in heated houses.
Spiders are the most common pests – especially redbacks and black house spiders. If there has been a wet late winter and spring which means there will be plenty of insects (spider food) around, there is sure to be a big spider season.
Rodents are a big pest in Kyneton, especially during the colder months. Rats and mice will come indoors looking for warmth and shelter.
The European wasps are present in Kyneton and are a significant safety issue. It is always recommended to get a professional to destroy the nest – Go Pest have the all the necessary protective equipment to do this safely.
The first European settlers came into the Kyneton area in the 1830s, with the Campaspe River being named in 1986 and the first sheep station being set up in 1837. The first local government started in Kyneton in 1854
Although agriculture is very important to the region, the tourism is very important to Kyneton. Apart from the Kyneton Botanical Gardens and walks along the Campaspe River, Kyneton is a great base for exploring the natural attractions in the surrounding Macedon Ranges. Being far enough from Melbourne and Bendigo there is minimal light pollution and so ideal for astronomical studies, highlighted by the Southern Galactic telescope development at the Cobaw plateau.
One of Kyneton’s claims to fame is that the Kyneton Courthouse tried Ned Kelly in 1870 for robbery under arms.
Being at a higher altitude in the Macedon Ranges, the summer are generally warm, without being too hot and the winters can get quite cold. As such it has quite well-defined pest seasons which are reflected in the changing pest issues throughout the year. The spider season starts in spring, with ants, flies and wasps becoming more of an issue as you head into summer and rodents taking over as the key pest in the colder months.