TRIPLE 2017 AWARD WINNERS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Active Pest Management - locally known as the Pesties in Blue - have now won their third Business Excellence Award in 2017.  Two are in the Ballina Coast & Hinterland sector and most recently, they are delighted to be announced the overall Northern Rivers Regional Business Excellence Award Winner in their category of Trades & [...]

By | 2017-10-04T22:46:06+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TRIPLE 2017 AWARD WINNERS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Are Lawn Grubs Eating Your Lawn?

Have you heard of Lawn Grubs? Is your lawn suddenly scattered with patches of lifeless, brown, thatch-like grass that seemingly days ago looked healthy and green? A few customers have called recently to say they think we have killed their lawn. But no! We can guarantee you, it is not us. ‘There is nothing in [...]

By | 2017-04-19T16:25:43+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Ants, Lawn & Garden Pests, Moths & Butterflies|Comments Off on Are Lawn Grubs Eating Your Lawn?

New Requirements for Termite Management in Pre-construction

New conditions for AS 3660.1 relating to termite management for pre-construction apply from 1 May 2017. The transition from previous standards, reviewed and updated in 2014, ends on April 30, 2017. Standards Australia published two revised Australian Standards for termite management, AS 3660.1:2014 Termite Management, Part 1: New Building Work and AS 3660.3:2014, Termite Management, [...]

By | 2017-04-11T22:04:23+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Pre-construction Termite Management, Termites|Comments Off on New Requirements for Termite Management in Pre-construction

Did You Guess What This Image Is?

You'd be right if you guessed this is a close-up view of a butterfly wing. Butterfly Wing_Active Pest Management (Source: Self) Butterfly Wing close-up_Active Pest Management (Source: Self) This sole butterfly wing was found on the floor of a garage, where we were about to carry out an inspection. We didn't find [...]

By | 2016-11-20T20:34:22+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Moths & Butterflies|Comments Off on Did You Guess What This Image Is?

Has your home been inspected for Termites in the last 12 months?

Have your home inspected for Termites at least every 12 months There are many reasons why having your home professionally inspected for termites is a job you shouldn't put off or just let go. Termites can spell T-r-o-u-b-l-e with a capital $! But we know that.  We’ve heard it all before.  Right?  It won't [...]

By | 2016-11-17T09:53:33+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Termites|Comments Off on Has your home been inspected for Termites in the last 12 months?

Understanding the Revised Australian Standards for Termite Management

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has revised the Australian Standards for Termite Management on new building work and on assessment criteria for certification on termite management systems. Changes are currently being phased in via the National Construction Code. Tony Dunn, Active Pest Management's Pre-construction Termite Management Specialist, recently presented to members of the Master Builders Association of NSW (MBANSW) about the revisions coming [...]

By | 2016-11-17T09:53:33+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Pre-construction Termite Management|Comments Off on Understanding the Revised Australian Standards for Termite Management

Funnel Ants – 10 Good Reasons to Get Rid of Them

They spoil the appearance of your lawn. Put dirt all through your flip-flops and shoes. Are responsible for a large number of ankle and knee injuries each year. Cause cycling and skateboarding accidents alongside footpaths. Damage mowers and mower blades. De-stabilise your lawn making it uneven and prone to collapse. Track mud all through your home on feet [...]

By | 2017-06-25T01:26:59+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Ants|Comments Off on Funnel Ants – 10 Good Reasons to Get Rid of Them

Aaah…Rodents have nested in my car!

Can you imagine starting your car in the morning and finding something small & hairy has decided to scamper up your leg as your engine jolts to life. Yikes!! Last winter, we had several enquiries via social media about how to deal with rodents nesting in car engine bays. Rodent management is a service we commonly [...]

By | 2016-11-17T09:53:33+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Rodents|Comments Off on Aaah…Rodents have nested in my car!

Beer or Blood: What will Mozzies favour?

Using amber brew to lure mozzies away from your warm blood may be a long bow to draw at your next BBQ but there's a heat wave heading in our direction and mozzies are likely to come with it. This news.com.au article suggests beer – who knew? - fresh mint & tea-tree oil can all [...]

By | 2016-11-17T09:53:33+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Mosquitoes|Comments Off on Beer or Blood: What will Mozzies favour?