Peter The Possum Man, Melbourne's Pest Control Company, Warns Dangers of DIY This Summer

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With Summer 2012/2013 only three weeks away, many backyard pests are set to indulge in Melbourne’s ‘four season’s’ climate.

Know The Risks and How You Can Avoid Them

The Dangers of DIY Pest Control

DIY Domestic Pest control can be an attractive option to homeowners as it’s a ‘cheap’ alternative before getting in a professional. Using multiple products can lead to contamination and create a toxic environment for the family home.

Weather forecasters are predicting the coming summer to be a long, wet and humid - with the warm and sticky days having the potential to bring in pesky pests and the possibility of health problems in the family home. The weather forecast is tipped to bring plenty of rain and humidity, which is a haven for bacteria and insects.

While many people attempt to DIY pest control, especially over the summer holiday, Peter Taylor from Peter the Possum Man, says there are dangers involved in DIY and is urging Melbournians to play it safe when it comes to getting rid of the unwelcome pests this summer.

“DIY Domestic Pest control can be an attractive option to homeowners as it’s a ‘cheap’ alternative before getting in a professional. While one pest control product can be a solution for a one off or small pest problem, many pest control products are hazardous, ineffective and short-term solutions.” Peter says.

Mr Taylor warns that the products available for DIY can also be dangerous to humans, animals and the environment – particularly when used incorrectly. “Using multiple products can lead to contamination and create a toxic environment for the family home. Storing products can also be hazardous, with many products being both flammable and dangerous upon ingestion by small children or animals. These reasons alone make disposing of these products quite difficult as many local councils have strict rules about the disposal of such chemicals.”

Peter urges Melbournians who want to reach the best results in pest control to combine professional servicemen with regular day-to-day actions such as cleaning inside and out of the house and ensuring proper food storage to manage and limit the potential for pest problems.

Other tips Peter mentioned include mowing the lawn regularly as a precaution against ticks for your pet, clearing puddles and other stagnant water around the home to ward of mosquitoes and other insects and using a good insect repellent when outside gardening.

About peter the Possum Man - Peter the Possum Man is owned and run by Adam's Pest Control, which was established in 1944. Peter the Possum Man is famous for its sensitive solutions to urban pest problems, along with its famous Possum Removal services. Its primary areas of operation cover the greater Melbourne and Geelong regions in Victoria, as well as Adelaide.

With more than 65 years of experience, Peter the Possum Man ensures that possum problems will be gone for good. Peter the Possum Man, located at 252 Normanby Road in South Melbourne, Victoria, can be reached at 1 300 933 749 or at http://www.peterthepossumman.com.au.

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