LIcence Number

PMB 2729

Residential | Commercial | Real Estate

Locally owned and operated

NorWest Pest Management

for homes and businesses all around Kimberley

Norwest Pest Management
Pre-construction treatments

Getting a termite professional before building your new home will help you design a termite- free building and to get the best protection for your budget and meet all necessary regulations. Read more

Pre-purchase treatments

Buying a property can be stressful – A comprehensive pre-purchase pest inspection can help you buy a property with confidence and the awareness of a safe house and pest-free problems. Read more

Urban Pests

Having issues with Urban Pests? Cockroaches, Rodents and Mice, Ants, Spiders, Wasps, Fleas, Mosquitoes, Flies, Termites Read more

Termite and timber inspection

Broome’s climate is a hotspot for termite colonies. They thrive in warm, moist conditions, and often live and move underground, meaning you may have thousands of termites in your home or garden and not know it. Read more

General Pest Inspection

Broome’s climate is a hotspot for termite colonies. They thrive in warm, moist conditions, and often live and move underground, meaning you may have thousands of termites in your home or garden and not know it. Read more

About Us

Locally owned and operated here in Broome, NorWest Pest Management has been servicing both residential and commercial properties across the Kimberley.

We have set with our specialised and cost-effective Pest Management Programmes which guarantee results for our customers. Providing a full-service of Pest Management inspection and treatment options, we achieve high success rates with both home and business owners.

We confidently stand by our ability to reliably leave the homes and businesses of our customers safe, healthy and pest-free.

NorWest Pest Management follows all relevant Australian standards (AS 3660.1, AS 3660.2, AS 4349.3) and regulations.

What can we help with?

Termites

Termites

    Estimates by CSIRO and other leading bodies estimate that as many as 1 in 5 homes are likely to suffer a termite attack and this may be as high as 1 in 3 homes in high-risk areas. Protect your home and investment by having a termite management plan for your property. Property owners should have a professional termite inspection at least once a year!

    “Governments and building authorities recommend that regular, professional termite inspections are carried out at least on an annual basis, but more frequent inspections are strongly recommended.”

    Signs You Have A Termite Problem

    Kimberley’s climate is a hotspot for termite colonies. They thrive in warm, moist conditions, and often live and move underground, meaning you may have thousands of termites in your home or garden and not know it. If you do suspect you have a termite infestation, these are some of the common signs:

    • Gentle knocking, tapping or clicking sounds in your walls or ceiling
    • Visible traces of them – flying termites (eek), discarded termite wings, mud trails, termite droppings (small black marks and powder)
    • Hollow sounding timber – termites will usually eat their way through wood from the inside out
    • Electrical issues – they can chomp their way through power cables!
    • Small holes in flooring and walls
    • Visible damage to structure of home and/or furniture

     

    Termite Inspection

     

    What information will a termite inspection provide?

    A termite inspection will:

    • Determine if you have active termites on your property or in your buildings
    • Uncover any evidence of termite damage on your property or in your buildings
    • Specify if there are any conducive conditions in and around your property that will make a termite attack more likely
    • Provide a report detailing the above and any recommended actions to protect your property.
    • What’s involved in a termite inspection?

    The termite inspection should include a visual inspection of all timber structures, fences, trees and stumps within the property boundaries up to 50 m from the main building.

    If the inspector is suspicious of certain areas, he may recommend a further “invasive” inspection, which may involve superficial damage to an area in order to gain access to determine whether activity is present (eg. Drilling or cutting plaster to see inside a wall cavity).

     

    The termite inspection report

     

    The report should detail:

    • A description of buildings and structures inspected (and not inspected)
    • Any areas of termite activity and termite species present
    • The general location and extent of any termite damage (and whether termites are present)
    • Any evidence of previous termite treatments
    • Recommendations for any further inspections to gain inaccessible / suspicious areas
    • Areas with excessive moisture due to poor drainage, leaks or poor ventilation
    • Any conditions or building faults that make a termite attack more likely
    • Possible locations of termite nests (although locating nests is rarely possible)

     

    Termite Treatments and Protection

     

    The termite treatment process

    There are six steps to a termite treatment and the ongoing protection from termites

    • Comprehensive termite inspection

    The inspection report will include the extent of the potential termite damage and activity, species of termite present, termite entries points into the building, potential termite nest sites, environment conditions that may have contributed to a termite attack and building faults that may have contributed to the termite attack

    • Termite treatment proposal

    The termite treatment proposal is a formal document that provides the detail of the treatment to be carried out, both for eliminating active termites from the building and recommendations for providing ongoing protection.

    • Eliminate active termites

    A range of treatment options are available for treating active termites; liquids, foams, dusts and baits. Elimination of termite activity may take anywhere between a couple of weeks to several months, depending on the level of activity, species present and method used.

    • Remedy conditions conducive to termite attack

    The homeowner has organises to remedy to any environmental conditions or building faults that contributed to the termite attack

    • Install a termite management system

    There are two types of termite management system: application of liquid termiticide (insecticide) to the soil around and under buildings or installation of termite monitoring / baiting systems around the perimeter of the building

    • Comprehensive termite inspection

    The important point to note is that neither termite management system is a set and forget treatment. Homes will still need to be inspected at least once a year to maintain any treatment warranty.

    Cockroaches

    Rodents and Mice

    Ants

    Spiders

    Wasps

    Fleas

    Mosquitoes

    Flies

    Bed Bugs

    Cockroaches

    Rodents and Mice

    Ants

    Spiders

    Wasps

    Fleas

    Mosquitoes

    Flies

    Bed Bugs

    Cockroaches

    Rodents and Mice

    Ants

    Spiders

    Wasps

    Fleas

    Mosquitoes

    Flies

    Bed Bugs

    Bed Bugs

    Our Services

    General Pest Inspection

    Initially, we will thoroughly inspect the property. We check all the areas and corners to discover the entry and exit points for the pests.

    Pesticides spray

    For areas like corners, attics and basements we spray the pesticides. These pesticides are very powerful but safe for you.

    Baits and repellents

    Baits are used to attract pests. The pests consume the bait which is filled with insecticides. This way no pest is left on the property after we set bait stations.

    Dead pest removal

    The most important step is to remove all the dead pests. As they can become a breeding ground for mould and bacteria.

    Pest prevention tips

    The NorWest Pest Management team will also provide you with some prevention tips. It is expert advice and will help you to deal with further infestations.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is It Necessary To Call For Professional Help?

    Yes, it is good if you could call for professional help. The experts know the right methods and techniques to do the job for a pest-free environment.

    Can I Ask For Some Suggestions From Professionals?

    Yes, you are allowed to call us and take assistance, advice, and suggestions from professionals to take precautions and prevention to not let the pest infest your property.

    How Much Does The Pest Control Service cost?

    Well, the pest control service cost will charge according to the situation and condition of the infestation that happened at your place.

    Can I Take Residential Pest Control Service?

    Yes, we are available for the residential pest control service in Broome. You can ask for assistance anytime and anywhere, and our experts will be there at your home.

    What type of pesticide do you use during pest control?

    Baits and spray formulations are common pest treatments. These baits are solutions that have insecticides in them. Baits attract pests. And they consume the baits. Moreover, we only use green pesticides, insecticides and termiticides. Hence, it is a non-toxic pest control method but quite effective.

    Why hire a professional instead of doing a DIY pest control?

    Pests are always in a bunch and have a good breeding capacity. A pest management professional will have the right knowledge regarding pests. They will make expert recommendations that will provide a long-lasting pest control effect. Hence, a licensed pest control professional can only use effective pesticides.

    What type of pest control treatment does your company offer in the Kimberley area?

    Our company offers a wide range of pest treatment options. Moreover, our services work on all types of pests ranging from ants to rodents. Thus, we provide green treatments, fumigation methods, baits, insecticides, pre-purchase pest treatments and preventive methods.

    Fun Facts

    Termites

    Wood isn’t the only thing they eat: Some termites have been known to eat plastic, fabrics and wallpaper as a food source.

    Termites are incredibly fast: Termites hold the record for the fastest movement in the world of animals and insects alike. Panamanian termites can clap their mandibles shut at 157 miles per hour.

    Termites use vibrations to communicate: When soldier termites sense a threat, they bang their heads on the walls of the colony. This creates vibrations to warn the rest of the termites in the mound and nest.

    Ants

    Fire ants inflict approximately $5 billion of damage in North America alone every year.

    Don’t try to drown ants–they can survive underwater for up to two weeks, because they have extremely tiny breathing tubes which water can’t penetrate.

    Ants can carry 50 times their own body weight, making them one of the world’s strongest creatures relative to their own size. If an average man was as strong as an ant, he could lift 9,000 pounds! Imagine a dude lifting a monster truck over his head. That’s what ants do every day.

    Cockroaches

    A cockroach can live for a week without its head. Due to their open circulatory system, and the fact that they breathe through little holes in each of their body segments, they are not dependent on the mouth or head to breathe. The roach only dies because, without a mouth, it can’t drink water and dies of thirst.

    They can run up to five kilometers in an hour. While this may seem like an impressive athletic ability, what it really means is that they can spread germs and bacteria throughout a home very quickly.

    They can live without food for one month. Cockroaches are able to go for so long without sustenance because they are cold-blooded insects. However, they can only survive for one week without water, which is why they are commonly found in humid or high-moisture areas around the home, such as basements and bathrooms.

    Flies

    Houseflies can transmit at least 65 serious diseases, including dysentery, leprosy, cholera, yaws, stomach ulcers, and typhoid fever.

    A female fly can lay up to 2,000 eggs in just one month. It takes just 10 days for the eggs to fully develop. Their rate of reproduction increases during warm weather.

    Flies do sleep. Before sunset, they try to find a safe place to sleep, such as underneath leaves, branches, or rocks.

    Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth – take that, shark week! More deaths are associated with mozzies than any other animal on the planet. Mosquitoes may carry any number of deadly diseases, some of them in the Kimberley: Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus, and rarely Murray Valley encephalitis virus, West Nile virus (Kunjin subtype), and Japanese encephalitis virus. Mosquitoes also carry heartworm, which can be lethal to your dog.

    Most mosquitoes emerge from their watery breeding ground and stay pretty close to home and never wonder more than 3 kilometers away. But some, like the salt marsh mosquitoes, will fly long distances to find a suitable place to live, with all the nectar and blood they could want to drink. Broome, Derby… rings a bell?

    All mozzies need water to breed – but not much! Just a tiny bit of stagnant water is all it takes for a female to deposit her eggs. Tiny mosquito larvae develop quickly in birdbaths, roof gutters, and old tires dumped in vacant lots. Some species can breed in puddles left after a rainstorm. If you want to keep mozzies under control around your home, you need to be vigilant about dumping any standing water every few days.

    Mozzies can detect you from 20 meters. Carbon dioxide, which humans and other animals produce, is the key signal to mosquitoes that a potential blood meal is near. They’ve developed a keen sensitivity to CO2 in the air. Once a female senses CO2 in the vicinity, she flies back and forth through the CO2 plume until she locates her victim.

    Quick, safe and effective pest control services

    To protect you, your family and business from pest infestations and their associated risks.

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    Book your service or to discuss a range of solutions suitable to protect your home and family.

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