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Where Do Silverfish Come From?

Have you ever wondered where do silverfish come from? 

The team at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control has put together this blog with some useful information about the pests, including signs you might have an infestation.  

Silverfish thrive in dark and humid areas, and are often found in roof voids and at the back of cupboards. This is just one reason why they can be hard to detect in your home.  

Unfortunately, they can strike year-round in Queensland, and can infest any property in the state’s south-east.  

Think you might have silverfish in your home? Keep reading.  

Silverfish Infestation Signs  

  1. Holes in your clothes or paper damage:  Silverfish like to feed on starch products such as book bindings, photographs and fabrics.  So, if you notice holes in your clothes, or your stored photographs have been chewed, this can be an indicator of a silverfish infestation. 
  2. You’ve spotted a small grey creature: They are usually about 1.25 cm long, and have a scaly appearance. Their colour can range from a pale silver to a dark silver/blue. They also have two long antennae. Unfortunately, if you’ve seen one silverfish, there are likely to be many more in hiding.  
  3. Droppings: Silverfish have small spherical-shaped droppings. Their waste is often found near items they’ve been feeding on.  

How Can You Prevent a Silverfish Infestation? 

If you want to hang onto paperwork, photos, books, or clothes, it’s best to store them in sealed containers to reduce silverfish activity in the home. 

Another way is to ensure you vacuum your home regularly and thoroughly.  

This way you can get rid of food crumbs and other items that attract silverfish into your property.  

How Do You Get Rid of Silverfish? 

Silverfish can be hard to treat yourself as you may not get a spray into the source of the problem. 

The best way to deal with these clothes destroyers is to call in professionals, like All Corners Carpet Cleaning and Pest Control.  

Silverfish are included in our standard pest control treatment. 

Learn more about our pest control services and inclusions here. 

Where Do Silverfish Come From? 

If you notice a silverfish infestation in your home and need some advice, you can talk to us at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

mouse eating bread

What Are The Main Reasons For Pest Control In Brisbane?

If you’re not a fan of unwanted houseguests, you might be wondering what are the main reasons for pest control in Brisbane? 

We need to manage pests for many reasons but the main ones are to prevent the spread of disease, to help stop damage to our biggest asset – our home, and to stop food contamination from occurring. 

Check out our blog below to find out more about why your home needs regular pest control.  

3 Reasons You Need Pest Control  

It can be unsettling when creepy, crawling critters start taking over your Brisbane home.  

Getting and staying on top of your pest control isn’t just about feeling comfortable again – your unwanted house guests could be causing a range of issues for your home and your health.  

Regular pest treatments can help to avoid: 

Spread of diseases: 

Pests carry different diseases which they can spread when they’re freely roaming around a home.  

These diseases can cause illness, skin irritations, respiratory issues and other health problems. 

Damage to your home and belongings: 

Termites are the biggest problem when it comes to home damage, but wood borers also cause structural damage by destroying the timber in the home. This damage is not covered by insurance.   

Rodents can nibble their way through water pipes or cabling. You may also experience air conditioning or power shortages if there are black ant nest build ups.  

It’s also worth keeping an eye on your clothes because insects like silverfish can chew holes in them. 
 

Food contamination:

Cockroaches, rodents and other stored food product pests can be found in the pantry. They typically gnaw their way through packaging and eat your non-perishables.  

ANY item which might have been contaminated by a diseased pest needs to be thrown out.  

How Often Do You Really Need Pest Control? 


As the temperatures and humidity start to increase, insect life cycles will also start speeding up, and they’ll be out looking for food and shelter – so Spring is a really great time to book in your pest control treatment.  

We highly recommend annual termite inspections and pest treatments to help keep the bugs at bay.  

Properties which are more prone to pests may need more regular treatments every 3 to 6 months. 

What Are The Main Reasons For Pest Control in Brisbane? 

Keep the unwanted pests away with regular pest control in Brisbane.  

Find out more by calling Ashley at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

dog sitting on muddy carpet

North Lakes Carpet Cleaning

If stubborn pet stains or messy rugs need a bit of attention in your home, we can take care of your North Lakes carpet cleaning. 

We understand how easily carpets can be marked and soiled – especially if your kids have walked muddy prints through the house, or your new pup is toilet training.  

All Corners Cleaning and Pest Control will have your carpets looking pristine again in no time with a thorough cleanse.   

Find out more about our cleaning process in our blog below, and hear what one of our happy customers had to say.   

Carpet Cleaning Pet Stains and Odour 

A dog or cat can bring great joy to any family. However, it can take a little time for the toilet training to sink in for every new four-legged friend.  

One of our clients from Brisbane’s Northside has recently experienced all the highs of having a new puppy, but unfortunately the toilet training process left three of their carpeted room heavily soiled.  

They weren’t confident carpet cleaning would fix the stains and stench but said they were very happy with the results.  

I was almost positive nobody would be able to get the heavy soiling out of my carpet, but All Corners definitely proved me wrong! I am very happy with the results and the pricing was also very affordable considering the state of the carpet. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great carpet cleaning company and I know I will be using your services again. Thank you so much for doing an amazing job!

Emma

Affordable Carpet Cleaning Brisbane 

As part of the cleaning process for stains and smells, we adjust our pre spray mix, depending on the soiling in the carpet. We also have professional spot stainers we use as well.  

Our truck-mounted machinery heats the water and we can adjust the pressure to give the carpet a really deep clean.  

We know no one wants to pay an arm and a leg to have their carpets cleaned, so we aim to provide a service that effective and affordable.  

Each job is different, depending on the area being covered, so please call us for a quote on 0439 722 914. We do also combine carpet cleaning and pest control discounts as well. 

Best Carpet Cleaning Brisbane 

So what is it that makes the All Corners method so effective?  

  • We use hot water extraction – water heated to 100 degrees Celsius and mixed with the rinse solutions helps remove more sediment from your carpet. 
  • We use the best quality carpet detergents on stubborn sediment. 
  • We use specially formulated carpet spotters to spot clean marks. 
  • Our machine, which is truck mounted, also has an excellent level of suction to remove as much moisture as possible, resulting in a quicker drying time. 

North Lakes Carpet Cleaning 

Ready to have your carpet cleaned today?  Find out more by calling Ashley at All Corners on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

line of ants

How to get rid of ants inside

If tiny ants have invaded your home and you want to know how to get rid of ants inside, All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control is here to help.  

These nuisance pests like to make themselves comfortable near food and water – just like humans.  

And while there is no sure-fire way to completely eliminate them, our expert team uses safe pesticides to reduce their numbers and keep the ant army at bay. 

Keep reading our blog below to learn more. 

Why do ants come inside?  

Ants are commonly found nesting in electrical appliances, like air conditioners. They also get into food products and can even crawl into bed with you!  

Why? Well they like to be inside to be close to a food and water source such as sinks, dishwashers and food cupboards.  

How to get rid of ants permanently 

Unfortunately, you can never get rid of all ants, and their nests, completely.  

However, reducing numbers around the home helps to keep them away for a longer period of time.  

When it comes to dealing with ants, it’s best to call in the experts. 

At All Corners we:  

  1. Locate the ants’ nests,  
  2. Eliminate the nests, and 
  3. Eliminate any trails to reduce ant activity on your property.  

How to get rid of ants naturally  

The team at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control uses a range of safe pesticides to cull ant numbers. 

While it’s recommended to call in the experts to deal with an ant problem, there are a few natural repellents you could try in the lead up to your appointment.  

  • Baking Soda – It is one of the most popular natural treatments for common insect pests. Just mix it with some powdered sugar and place it where you have seen ants. 
  • White vinegar – White vinegar helps to disrupt the pheromone trail. You can mix it with some water and spray the solution on and around the ants, and anywhere you want to stop them coming into your home. 
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon essential oil has a strong smell that repels ants. Spray a solution of this oil and water around your home. 

How to get rid of ants inside  

If ants are invading your home, book in for your next pest control treatment today.  

Call All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

5 Reasons you should get your carpets professionally cleaned

5 reasons you should get your carpets professionally cleaned

If dirt, stains and other mess have you turning a blind eye to your carpets, it’s definitely time to get them taken care of.

Not convinced? The experienced team at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control have put together the top 5 reasons you should get your carpets professionally cleaned.

See all the information in our blog below! If you need to ask questions, or you would like to make a booking, please get in touch with the All Corners team on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

5 reasons you should get your carpets professionally cleaned

If it’s time to freshen up those carpets, here are some great reasons to get it done professionally – other than just the nice clean look and smell!

  1. Best choice in cleaning products: Our professional carpet cleaners use high quality cleaning products, including carpet detergents to help remove stubborn sediment, that won’t cause any damage to your carpet.
  2. Carpet sanitation: We clean with really hot water (100 degrees celsius!). This provides better sanitation of the carpet and removes cleaning products more efficiently.
  3. Stain removal: We can remove stains using specially formulated spot cleaners that won’t damage the carpet.
  4. Appearance and feel: A professional carpet cleaner uses products that will leave your carpet feeling softer and cleaner for longer.
  5. A longer carpet life: We recommend having your carpets cleaned at least every 12 months to keep them fresh and prolong the carpet life. Some people who have kids and pets at home may need their carpet cleaned more frequently.

Expert tip: Regular vacuum cleaning will also help your carpet stay cleaner for longer, as it will also help to remove loose dust and sediment before it becomes ingrained in the fibre.

Client Testimonial Carpet Clean Clontarf

One client who contacted us thought her carpets were in such a bad state they’d need to be replaced. However, after we’d finished, she was so happy with how her carpets had scrubbed up that she’s vowed to get them cleaned more frequently.

Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

“We just had All Corners Carpet Cleaning out to do the dining, lounge and hallway carpets, they were in a horrible state from the kids. They have done a fantastic job and were very professional and courteous. I highly recommend and will continue to use this company in the future. Thank you All Corners Carpet Cleaning!”

A.B. Worth

Book an appointment today!

Get your carpets cleaned today! Find out more by calling Ashley at All Corners on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

Pest Control During Winter Brisbane

Pest Control During Winter Brisbane

We may not experience much in the way of cold weather in the sunshine state, but you still need to be mindful about pest control during winter.

Taking care of pests in and around your home is something that needs to be done all year round, no matter how hot or cold it gets.

In our experience, we see different pests and behaviours more active throughout the different seasons.

All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control can help eliminate the bugs from your home with our quality pest control services.

If you need to ask questions or you’re looking for advice, please get in touch with the All Corners team. Call us on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

Pests and Cooler Weather

As we don’t have really cold winters in Queensland, most nuisance bugs are active all year round. Their breeding cycles do tend to slow down so there is less of them around but they can still be seen around the home, so it’s important that we don’t become complacent.

Rat and mice activity does tend to increase in the cooler months. They will enter roof spaces and venture inside the home to get out of the cold, forage for materials to nest in and look for food sources.

See more about the signs of rodents and what treatments are needed in our blog North Brisbane Winter Rodent Treatments here.

Tips for Preventing Pests in Winter

  • We recommend maintaining regular pest treatments even throughout the winter months to prevent infestations building up.
  • Check around your home and fix any spots in and around doors, windows and the roof that may provide easy access for pests.
  • Keep an eye out for unusual activity like marks from teeth gnawing or scratching, droppings and whether you hear any odd sounds in the walls or roof, particularly at night.

Make a booking today

If you can’t remember the last time you booked in for a pest treatment, it’s already been too long!

Make a booking for your next pest control treatment today! We  also offer 50% discount on rodent treatments when combined with a full pest treatment. Click here to view our specials here or call us on 0439 722 914.

Pest Control During Winter Brisbane

Look after your home and your family with pest control during winter Brisbane. Find out more by calling Ashley at All Corners on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

North Brisbane Winter Rodent Treatments

North Brisbane Winter Rodent Treatments

It’s not too late to start protecting your home from unwanted pests with our North Brisbane winter rodent treatments.

All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control has extensive knowledge and experience to help you eliminate rodents from your home and yard.

Not sure where to start? If you have already noticed the signs of pests in and around your home, it’s time to give us a call so we can check it out and start the treatment.

To make your booking get in touch with the All Corners team today. Call us on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

Signs of Rodents

While rodents and pests are something you do not want roaming in and around property, it’s important to know what to look for.

Signs you may have rodents are:

  • Scratching in the roof void or wall voids at night time.
  • Droppings around the home or yard.
  • Chewed food packaging.
  • Pet food container outside being chewed.

Activity tends to increase around the home in winter as they seek shelter from the cold and are foraging for nesting material like insulation and sarking.

They can also cause significant damage to wiring, water pipes and we have even seen them nesting in the engine bay of a car, causing damage to the car wiring.

Tips to help prevent Rodents

There is no magic cure to stop rodents from being around our homes, but there are ways to help prevent them from coming in and causing damage.

What you can do:

  • Reduce entry points into the home can help minimise rodent activity.
  • Trim trees and shrubs that are located close to your home.
  • Seal any holes or gaps where they can gain easy access etc.

Pest Treatment Booking

Our treatments include an inspection of the property for rodent activity, general baiting of the roof void and placement of baits in lockable containers either in or around the home. 

Make a booking for your next pest control treatment today! We also offer 50% discount on rodent treatments when combined with a full pest treatment. Click here to find out more about our specials or call us on 0439 722 914.

North Brisbane Winter Rodent Treatments

Now is the time to organise your North Brisbane winter rodent treatments. Call us at All Corners on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here.

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

Tips for keeping your home pest free

Tips for Keeping Your Home Pest Free

If you’re screaming in terror at the sight of a spider, cockroach or something even bigger, All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control is here to help with some tips for keeping your home pest free. 

In this blog we’re going to give you a few tips on keeping the pests away and also some signs to look out for if you think they’re residing in and around your home. 

To find out more please see our blog below. If you have any further questions or would like to organise a booking, please get in touch with All Corners by calling us on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here

Signs of Pests in Your Home 

While some pests can be obvious to see, here are some less obvious yet important signs to look out for when cleaning your home: 

  • Little droppings in the back of cupboards 
  • Chewed cardboard boxes and packaging 
  • Sightings of silverfish in wardrobes 

If you’re unsure if what you have found is related to a pest, please contact us on 0439 722 914 and we will do our best to help. 

Tips for Keeping Pests Away From Your Home 

People are spending more time at home and may be noticing pests more than they usually would. It’s also highly likely there may be more dishes being used and garbage building up as well.  

It is an important practice to help minimise bug issues by limiting food sources and harbourage points by regularly doing the dishes, taking out the rubbish and general cleaning practices. Cockroaches thrive in these sorts of conditions and a more regular pest treatment may be required to keep them to a minimum. 

We have also noticed recently, an increase of stored plastic bags shoved under the sink or in the food cupboard. This offers a perfect breeding ground for cockies, so we suggest keeping the bags folded neatly and only storing what you need.  

How We Can Help With Pest Problems 

If you’re experiencing any pest issues, contact us online, through our Facebook page, or by phoning 0439 722 914 with any concerns you have and we can provide specific advice for your situation.  

What to Expect During A Pest Inspection 

Before we come out to your home, we will have a chat with you about the bugs and insects that you have noticed so we know what to specifically target. 

We carry out a standard pest inspection of your home internally and externally to cover the most general nuisance bugs including cockroaches, spiders and ants. Find out more about what is done during a pest inspection here.

We also offer tailor-made packages and prices to suit individual needs. Please contact us to find out more. 

Tips for Keeping Your Home Pest Free 

To make a booking or for some advice, please call Ashley at All Corners on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

Precautions Taken During Coronavirus Pandemic by All Corners

Precautions Taken During Coronavirus Pandemic by All Corners

We are open for business and want to update you on the precautions taken during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

While we have been continuing with our carpet cleaning and pest control services during this time, we have made changes to the way we do things for the safety of both our customers and our staff. 

To find out more please see our blog below.  

If you have any further questions or would like to organise a booking with a team that have completed the Government’s infection control training, please get in contact with All Corners on 0439 722 914 or enquire online here

Business Precautions  

We are still operating as normal but are carrying out all precautions as stated by Government and health authorities which include: 

  • Social distancing in the home we are visiting. 
  • Wearing gloves for each job. 
  • Sanitation of EFTPOS machines and all equipment used. 
  • We have also completed the government COVID-19 course.  

We are also monitoring the health of our staff as an extra precaution and will not attend a home if there is any sign of sickness.  

We are still offering all services at this stage and are more than happy to provide advice over the phone or answer any questions you may about carpet cleaning or pest control issue.  

Please do not hesitate to get in touch! You can call us on 0439 722 914 to make a booking or for general advice. 

Our Services  

We’re here for you in this incredibly difficult and different time in the world. Because let’s face it, those creepy crawly pests aren’t going anywhere and carpets won’t clean themselves!  

We are offering the following services to suburbs across the north side of Brisbane: 

  • Pest Control and Inspections 
  • Termite Control and Inspections 
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning  

Don’t forget to ask us about our special package rates on combined pest control and carpet cleaning services. 

Precautions Taken During Coronavirus Pandemic  

All Corners is still operating with all safety precautions in mind during the Coronavirus pandemic. To find out how we can assist you, give Ashley from All Corners a call today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.

 

How to Tell if You Have Termites

How to Tell if You Have Termites

While you don’t want to have these little guys burrowing in your home, here is how to tell if you have termites. 

The team at All Corners Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control can help out with regular inspections but you can also be on the lookout for any suspicious activity including damage in and around timber areas of your home. 

Prevention really is the best way to protect your home. If you need some advice or you want to make a booking, please get in contact with All Corners by calling us on 0439 722 914 or send an online message here

Termite Activity  

Termite activity can be hard to detect for an untrained eye. We recommend regular termite inspections at least every 12 months by a professional termite manager.  

But there are some things people can look out for in between regular inspections including: 

  • Termite mud leads on timber. 
  • Termites foraging through mulch in garden beds. 
  • Damage to timber fences, retaining walls or timber inside the home.  

If suspected termite activity is found, the biggest thing to remember is not to disturb them. We need them to be working and foraging in the area for an effective treatment to take place.  

Termite Treatment 

Termite treatments vary depending on the species of termites, where the activity is located and the building design of the home. Please, never try to deal with termites by yourself, always call in a professional. If not dealt with correctly, they can cause more damage and make repairs even more expensive down the track.  

Thankfully Zac didn’t have termites in or around his home, but we carried out a termite inspection as he wanted to make sure his home and investment were free of any issues. Here is what he said about working with All Corners;  

Client Testimonial: 

“All Corners are outstanding! We have used them while renting and now for our own home for carpet cleaning, pest sprays and termite checks! They are well priced and extremely accommodating! Ashley and Jason’s work is always top shelf, timely and informative, so we’ll be going back time and time again! Keep up the great work guys.” 

Zac R.

Termite Inspections  

We highly recommend that homeowners undertake regular termite inspections of their homes and maintain their termite management plans including physical or chemical barriers or baiting systems. You can keep an eye out for any suspect activity and notify us so we can check it out. Call us on 0439 722 914 for further advice. 

How to Tell if You Have Termites 

To book in for your termite inspection or treatment, call Ashley from All Corners today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here

All Corners are the leading Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control professionals for the Brisbane Northside.

With over a decade of experience in these industries, no job is too big or small. We understand your need for quality!

We can help you with
Pest and Termite inspections and treatment as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.

For a free no-obligation quote, call us today on 0439 722 914 or send us an online message here.