Stop pests be­fore it’s too late

Look for mould as well

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WITH 25 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in pest con­trol, when Ivan Lizarralde says you should check your home for mould and ter­mites af­ter Cy­clone Deb­bie, you should lis­ten.

“What’s hap­pen­ing af­ter the cy­clone is be­cause the builders are now re­build­ing or fix­ing up the dam­age... we’ve been get­ting a lot of calls be­cause they’ve found a lot of ter­mite tracks in the cav­ity walls which be­fore no one had been de­tect­ing,” Mr Lizarralde said.

The owner of Blue Peace Pest Con­trol said the other big prob­lem he’d no­ticed since Deb­bie hit had been mould.

“It’s im­per­a­tive and es­sen­tial that all wa­ter leaks, fil­tra­tion and ingress gets stopped,” he said.

“They are con­ducive to ter­mite at­tacks, fun­gal ac­tiv­ity and mould.

“If you find the cy­clone has caused some wa­ter in­gres­sion to your house, get some­one to stop it.

“If the wa­ter goes in­side, it might get into the car­pet, and the wet car­pet tim­ber strips may at­tract ter­mites.

“Cy­clone Deb­bie would have ex­posed a lot of the wa­ter ingress ar­eas into houses.

“You need to stop it at all costs.”

Blue Peace of­fers a range of ser­vices with the three-per­son team han­dling ev­ery­thing from res­i­den­tial, to com­mer­cial, body corp and marine pest prob­lems.

They can check for mould and mois­ture-test walls as well as lit­er­ally sniff out ter­mites. In­spec­tor Blue is the com­pany’s loyal ter­mite snif­fer dog who’ll sadly be re­tir­ing next year.

But never fear be­cause the com­pany has in­vested heav­ily in a tech­nol­ogy called Ter­ma­trac.

The ther­mal and mo­tion cen­sor tech­nol­ogy can scan walls for ter­mites and mois­ture is­sues.

Cov­er­ing all the ba­sic pest con­trol prob­lems in­clud­ing pos­sums in roofs, rats, peo­ple va­cat­ing a premises who need flea and tick sprays, cock­roaches, spi­ders and ants. Blue Peace is also en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly.

“We fo­cus on us­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly pes­ti­cides. Most chem­i­cals are sen­si­tive to the reef and en­vi­ron­ment,” the owner with a de­gree in marine bi­ol­ogy said.

No job is too big or small for the com­pany.

“My forte is in­spec­tions, I’ve do­ing it for 25 years and I spe­cialise in get­ting rid of ter­mites,” he said.

“I can help out peo­ple, in­surance com­pa­nies, builders, I can go there and sus it out and help fix it all up.”

Lo­cated at the busi­ness cen­tre at 121 Shute Har­bour Rd, you can visit their of­fice or call 1300 735 824 or 0409 660 716 to get your prob­lems as­sessed or re­quest a free quote.

PHOTO: DANE LILLING­STONE

TAKE THE TEST: Blue Peace Pest Con­trol owner Ivan Lizarralde says peo­ple need to be aware about the haz­ards of mould and ter­mites af­ter Cy­clone Deb­bie.

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