Pests Running Rampant In Perth Suburbs

Gosnells is the cockroach and bed bug capital of Western Australia. Snakes are producing chaos in Currambine. And, the termites and buzzing bees are troubling the residents of Armadale.

Possums are the main reason for the calls to Darlington pest controllers. Spiders are frightening the residents of Canning Vale the most, and the residents of Lynwood are those that need removal of wasps nests more than any other resident from the Western Australian suburbs.

On the other hand, ants are the issue in Port Kennedy, while flea infestations create a rush of calls in Balidivis.

This is based from a suburb-by-suburb analysis of the requests coming from homeowners that make use of the Hipages website or mobile app to look for a pest controller.

Multiple pest problems in Western Australia

According to Ian Johnston, who is the owner of Termite Dundee Pest Control, the termite problem in Western Australia is getting worse each year.

Regardless of the famous belief, he mentioned that the older-style timber houses, which are made from hardwood, are less likely to become infested with termites compared to the modern houses, which are built on concrete slabs, since termites prefer dampness and darkness, and that is concrete.

Steve Smartt, who is an experienced Perth snake catcher, mentioned that tiger snakes are already visible, and the dugites are coming out, too.

Mr Smartt also said that two dogs already died from bites of tiger snakes in Canning Vale, with the snakes coming out from hibernation and wanting to eat pretty bad.

A trapping and surveillance program meant for European wasps that are, based from the Department of Agriculture and Food, a grave threat in Western Australia is going to continue in the next months.

Aside from this, the residents of the South-West and metropolitan Perth are urged to be more careful about mosquito-borne viruses during these months.


As the suburbs in Western Australia are becoming a haven for various pests, it is important to call for help from a Pest Control in Perth when a problem is recognized, not waiting for it to become uncontrollable and gravely hazardous to human life.