Pest Library


Spiders come in all shapes and sizes and can strike fear in people who have a fear of spiders. Spiders are skilled predators


Garden or Black House Ants can be a particular nuisance in and around your home and business workplace

Rats & Mice

Rats and Mice control is important to avoid contracting and spreading a number of serious diseases


Bird populations are growing at alarming rates throughout Australia, affecting Commercial and Domestic buildings


If you live near an urban area or store food anywhere on your property, then your property could be vulnerable as well


Termites are widely regarded as a damaging pest to have in your home or business. Sometimes Know as white ants

Flying Insects

Flying Insects can be among the most annoying pests in and around the home, business, food processing plants

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are insects of the Cimicidae family. They are small, brown-coloured creatures that feast on blood

Bees & Wasps

Bees play an essential role in our agriculture, not only producing honey and beeswax but also pollinating


Spiders come in all shapes and sizes and can strike fear in people who have a fear of spiders. Spiders are skilled predators, using their webs to trap and kill unsuspecting pests. Spiders use venom to subdue their prey. To discover webs throughout your home can be very unsettling for most people

NEXGEN Pest Control has the answers for you to minimise the number of spiders on your property.

Whilst it’s impossible to completely eradicate Spiders, with the right treatment we can minimise their numbers. In Australia, there are about 2,000 described spider species. Even though most spiders are not aggressive, they may bite in self-defence if frightened, threatened or accidentally touched.

There are different types of spiders some are ground dwelling and are constantly on the move hunting for their prey, while some spin webs and stay in one spot trying to catch their prey.

Spiders play an important part in our environment, because they are essential to natural ecosystems. Spiders usually feed on insects, making them quite beneficial to humans. Very few are harmful.

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Common pest spiders


Redback spiders

Redbacks are found across Australia. They are often found in backyards. The females build loose, untidy webs in dry, sheltered sites.

Redback spiders are black and shiny, with a red or an orange hourglass marking under the abdomen. Most also have a longitudinal stripe on the upper surface of the abdomen. They have long legs and a large, bulbous abdomen. Females (body length of about 10 mm) are significantly larger than males (body length of about 4 mm). Females live for 2–3 years and may produce several thousand offspring during that time. The males live for about 6–7 months – they are usually killed during mating by the female.

Early symptoms of a redback bite include escalating pain, localised sweating, nausea and vomiting.

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Whitetailed spider                               

Whitetailed spiders are found all across Australia. They usually live under bark and logs and in leaf litter, but they often enter our houses. These spiders are most active at night when they wander about hunting for other spiders, including black house spiders.

Whitetailed spiders do not make webs, but instead temporary silk retreats for moulting and egg laying. They have disc-shaped egg sacs.

Whitetailed spiders are grey to black with a cigar-shaped body and a distinct white mark on the tip of the abdomen. The female is about 18 mm long and the male is smaller, at about 12 mm.

Whitetails are not aggressive but inflict a poisonous bite that is painful. Occasionally, local blistering or ulceration occurs, which could be due to a secondary bacterial infection.

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Black house spider                                              

Black house spiders are widely distributed in southern and eastern Australia. These spiders are naturally found in the bark of trees but are common to urban areas and are often called window spiders. Their webs form untidy, lacy silk sheets with a funnel in which the spider sits. The female constructs several white egg sacs, which are secured within the web.

In the house, they feed upon insects such as flies and mosquitoes. Black house spiders are robust and dark brown/black in colour. They have black legs and a large abdomen, and their fangs are not obvious. The females (up to 18 mm) are larger than the males (about 9 mm). The female spider never leaves her web unless forced to. Males, when ready to mate, go in search of females in their webs. The spiders mature during summertime and live for about 2 years.

Black house spiders are not aggressive and bite infrequently. Their bites can be quite painful with local swelling. Symptoms such as pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating and skin lesions have been recorded in a few cases.

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Huntsman spider                                     

Huntsman spiders are found living under rocks and loose bark, in crevices, on the ground and on foliage. They sometimes enter houses or cars. They do not build webs.

Huntsman spiders are very large and can grow up to 15 cm across the legs. The females are bigger than the males. They are usually brown or grey in colour and may have banded legs. The two front pairs of their legs are significantly longer than the back two.

The females produce a flat, oval white egg sac. They place it under cover and defend it for about 3 weeks. Even after the spiderlings emerge from the egg sac, their mother stays with them for several weeks. The lifespan of most Huntsman species is about 2 years or more.

Despite their size and appearance, huntsman spiders are relatively harmless and generally not aggressive. Their bites usually result only in local pain lasting for a short time and swelling. However, huntsman spider bites have caused prolonged pain, inflammation, headache, vomiting and irregular pulse rate.

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Trapdoor spiders

The common name trapdoor spider covers several families of spiders. In urban areas, trapdoor spiders’ control many of the garden pests. Since they are not considered to be dangerous to humans, it is best just to leave them alone.

The Melbourne trapdoor spider is common in our backyards. It is a ground dweller and builds burrows that have no trapdoor. They can be distinguished from funnel web burrows by the absence of silk trip lines around the entrance.

The Melbourne trapdoor spiders are robust, 15–35 mm in body length, light brown to dark brown in colour, and covered in fine hairs. Females are larger than males. These spiders tend to be quite timid.

The female lays her eggs in her burrow. Trapdoor spiders have a long-life span (5–20 years) and take several years to reach maturity. Once mature, the males leave their burrows to search for a mate. The females stay in or near their burrows.

Trapdoor spiders are often mistaken for funnel webs, but their bites are not dangerous. Due to the size of their fangs, the bite can be deep and painful with local swelling.

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Wolf spiders                                         

Wolf spiders are found throughout Australia in habitats ranging from dry inland to wet coastal areas. This distribution is aided by their ability to disperse on air currents as spiderlings.

They live on the ground in leaf litter or burrows and are often found in lawns and gardens. They do not build webs and are often active during the day.

There are many species of wolf spider, ranging in size from about 10 mm to 80 mm. Their body colours are typically brown to greyish brown, with various patterns.

Wolf spiders have a distinctive eye pattern of two large eyes at the front with four small eyes in a line beneath them. The other two eyes are set back on the sides of the front segment, or cephalothorax.

The female wolf spider constructs an egg sac shaped like a ball, which she carries around attached to her spinnerets at the end of her abdomen. When the spiderlings emerge from the egg sac, they are carried around on her back until they are ready to disperse. Wolf spiders live for up to 2 years.

Wolf spiders are not aggressive but can run very fast when disturbed. Symptoms of their bite are usually minor, such as local pain or itchiness. Less commonly, they have caused swelling, dizziness, nausea and a rapid pulse.

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Daddy longlegs spider                                    

Daddy longlegs is a common name used for a group of spiders, but it is also used for a different group of arachnids called harvestmen. Unlike spiders, harvestmen bodies do not have a ‘waist’ and do not produce silk. Daddy longlegs spiders are often found inside houses whereas harvestmen are not.

 Daddy longlegs spiders are commonly found in dark areas. They build tangle webs and eat small insects and other spiders. They are pale brown to cream with long slender legs and relatively small bodies.

Females can grow up to 20 mm and are slightly larger than males, which can grow up to 16 mm.

Daddy longlegs spiders are harmless. The bite causes only a local reaction, if any.

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Garden or Black House Ants can be a particular nuisance in and around your home and business workplace. Ants will travel in a wide range searching for food, following trails they have established and clustering around the source of food. Pest ants often nest in and around buildings, congregate in food preparation areas and have the potential to spread disease.

Some helpful Preventative measures:

  • Track down where they are coming in and seal off the entry point

  • Small piles of earth around holes in soil and at the base of exterior walls indicate their origin.

  • Clear up any sticky residues on worktops, because ants are attracted to sweet things

  • Cover up any foodstuffs which could be a food source for ants

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NEXGEN Pest Control ant control service

NEXGEN Pest Control can solve your ant problem quickly needless to say, our solutions are perfectly safe for your family and pets.  We offer methods of ant control that are targeted to specific species.

At NEXGEN Pest Control we have acquired extensive knowledge and experience in controlling all ant species. We carefully combine this knowledge with our understanding of seasonal pest trends and local pest pressures.

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Rats & Mice

Rats and Mice control is important to avoid contracting and spreading a number of serious diseases, which they are known to transmit. Rats and Mice can be very persistent and if they manage to gain access into your home or business, they can spread different kinds of diseases, cause considerable damage and contaminate food.

Rats and mice, like other animals which live in rubbish tips, drains, sewers and other unhygienic places, pick up disease-causing germs from their environment. They then become carriers of these germs and can spread dangerous diseases by entering our houses. Six hundred years ago, roof rats and their fleas were responsible for spreading the bacteria which caused bubonic plague (the Black Death) throughout Europe. Twenty-five million people died in this plague.

The ground rat (also called the Norway rat)

The roof rat (also called the climbing or black Rat)

The house mouse (also called the field mouse)

Rats and mice may pass disease-causing germs to humans in several ways, such as:

  • carrying disease-causing germs from sewers, drains and rubbish tips to food, kitchen benches, storage areas and utensils
  • depositing infected urine or faeces on food utensils
  • depositing infected urine or faeces in places where people can come in contact with it
  • biting people
  • passing the germs to household pets, which then pass them on to humans.

They can damage your home’s insulation and they can chew through floor joists and walls. They can cause fires by chewing on electrical cables. They can be a very destructive pest.

Even Rats and Mice in the yard and outside can also present tremendous risk, particularly since those areas are visited by children and pets. If you are worried about rats in your home or business.

NEXGEN Pest Control rat control solutions:

We can help you avoid costly damage to your property and prevent the transfer of disease by providing effective rat control services. Our qualified local technicians are backed by knowledge and innovation and use safe and reliable control methods which offer a long-term solution to your rat or mice problem.

The most effective way to get rid of Rats and Mice is with the use of rodenticides. We have a large selection of safe and effective rodenticides suitable for use indoors and out with various types of traps and lockable bait stations

So, call today to discuss the best rat and mouse control solution for your home or business.

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Bird populations are growing at alarming rates throughout Australia, affecting Commercial and Domestic buildings. We at NEXGEN Pest Control have numerous ways of preventing this from happening in and around your premises with over 30years of experience and some of the Largest Bird control work carried out in Australia you can be assured that NEXGEN will find the best solution to suit your needs.

As you can imagine Bird management can be an extremely sensitive area of in the pest control industry. Conservationists, animal welfare groups and the general public all demand a humane approach to any control methods and to avoid any killings if possible.

Birds tend to be more of a nuisance in and around the premises during there nesting times and when trying to lay eggs. Birds tend to nest and roost in the internal structures around your facility, contributing to a negative outward impression of your company. They shed feathers and bird droppings, alongside the possibility of diseases being spread, can damage both your reputation and brand. 

Some bird species mainly Pigeons, Sparrows, Swallows, Starlings and Indian Myna Birds are considered a real nuisance for businesses. Most pest birds gain entry into premises through loading bay areas or damaged roofing.


They are known to:

• Cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking guttering, building nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material.

• Be aggressive and attack customers and employees, especially during the breeding season when they are defending their young.

• Carry fleas, mites, ticks, lice and other biting insects which can spread diseases and pose a serious health risk.

Adopting expert bird control measures sooner rather than later will ensure your business is protected against the hazards associated with pest birds. At NEXGEN, we’re the experts in bird pest control. We have a wide range of discreet, cost-effective and humane control measures that won’t harm the birds or disrupt your business.

For effective bird control services, including pigeon control solutions.


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NEXGEN Pest Control bird control services

Effective bird control requires the use of reliable and tested professional deterrents to ensure a long-term solution to any pest bird problem that may include:

  • Netting
  • Spikes
  • Wires
  • Bird Shock Flexi Track
  • Eagle Eyes
  • Trapping
  • Scarring Deterrents
  • Eradication just to mention a few.

Proper management can sometimes be complicated due to the severity of the problem and the location.


Factors which determine the best method of control include:

  • area of application
  • bird species
  • location
  • accessibility


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If you live near an urban area or store food anywhere on your property, then your property could be vulnerable to cockroaches. They have been around for a very long time and are known for their ability to adapt and survive.

Cockroaches are considered pests and if you see just one there’s a good chance you have more hidden away somewhere.

NEXGEN Pest Control has a solid understanding of types of cockroaches and which ones are likely to affect homes and businesses. We use the right strategies to get rid of cockroaches in your specific property. If you have noticed what appears to be a cockroach infestation on your residential or commercial premises?


The first step call NEXGEN Pest Control on 1 800 A PESTY or email


Why are Cockroaches pests?

Cockroaches are pest for a number of reasons, from the fact they scare people, including customers, to the fact that cockroaches carry with them a number of diseases that can be potentially quite serious to humans.

Cockroaches in your place of business can ruin your reputation and they are notoriously considered a sign of an unclean space. However, there are other concerns that make cockroaches pests that must be dealt with by professionals.

Cockroaches can bring about illnesses such as:

• Food poisoning – because they like to eat rotten food and crawl around unsanitary places, they can track germs across the food on your counter and in cabinets and that can cause food poisoning.


• Dysentery – a disease that comes from ingesting faecal matter, which cockroaches are more than happy to walk across and then bring onto your food.


• Tapeworms – which can cause serious illness and problems with digesting food in humans and other animals.


• Roundworm – parasite organisms, such as pinworms, that can be very dangerous to humans and cause illnesses such as trichinosis.


• Fungus – cockroach droppings, shed skins and other material can develop fungi that will affect the lungs or eyes. Those with asthma can be very much at risk from fungus left by cockroaches.


• Viruses – roaches are known to carry a number of viruses including those as serious as polio.


• Allergies – cockroach droppings, skins and saliva are one of the leading causes of allergies for those who live in urban locations.


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Termites are widely regarded as a damaging pest to have in your home or business. Termites (sometimes known as ‘white ants’) can cause extensive damage to the structure of a building if they are not inspected, managed or treated by qualified termite control professional.

Termites will feed on wood 24 hours-a-day. That means a termite infestation can quickly turn into a major problem. As their presence dates back 120 million years, termites are survivors and extremely difficult to exterminate without professional expertise.

Whether it’s your home or business premises, it’s likely to be your biggest investment in terms of money, sweat and tears, so naturally you want only the best provider for all your termite control needs. Protect your property by calling NEXGEN Pest Control to give you the correct advice needed to help protect your home on

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Termite control solutions

With over 30 years of experience, we have the experience and expertise to talking you through the best solutions. Different termite control services will be recommended to the customer based on the species of termite identified and the type of structure that we will be looking at.

Termite Baiting and Monitoring –

NEXGEN Pest Control termite baiting and monitoring service involves the strategic placement of bait stations in the soil around the structure and inside the structure where the presence of termites have been identified.

Termite treatments: baiting and monitoring

The techniques we use to monitor, and bait termites are successful because we combine our expert eye for termite spotting with treatments that tap into the natural instincts of termites.

This termite control method allows NEXGEN Pest Control to deliver a service that causes almost no inconvenience to homeowners or commercial property owners.

Termite bait stations placed around the perimeter of a property because of their natural foraging behaviour. The termites eat the bait and share it with other nest casts.

This gradually kills large numbers of termites in the colony and reduces its size until it can no longer support itself and so collapses.


Benefits of termite monitoring:

The benefits of our termite monitoring and baiting service, include:

• Termite monitoring and baiting are placed in strategic locations

• Non-disruptive – No drilling is required for the installation of bait stations

• Peace of mind – Routine, ongoing checks looking for signs of termite activity will mean that if a problem is discovered, it can be controlled quickly.


Conventional Termite Service

NEXGEN Pest Control conventional termite service involves the use of a liquid termite product in and around the home or building to help creates a protective barrier around the home or business. Termite control Treatments/ Recommendations Contact NEXGEN Pest Control today to set up a termite control inspection/recommendation of your property. We will visit your home or business at a convenient time and conduct an inspection on the interior and exterior of the structure to determine the best course of treatment required.

We will recommend a customized treatment plan that takes the termite species and severity of the infestation into account.

How conventional termite treatments work

• Liquid termiticide treatment used on areas of termite activity inside and out

• Drilling is required to apply material under slabs and porches

• Exterior and interior application levels based on infestation level

• Suitable for all buildings (homes and businesses) For information and details on our termite treatment options,

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Flying Insects

Flying Insects can be among the most annoying pests in and around the home, business, food processing plants, restaurants and etc.


A fly infestation can be harmful to humans in a number of ways, including:

 • Flies can transmit many different diseases to people, including diseases associated with food poisoning like Salmonella or E. coli. Other diseases that flies are known to spread include typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery and rotavirus. 

• A fly infestation can result in financial losses for businesses by contaminating food products. The presence of flies can give customers the impression that a commercial property is unsanitary.

If a small fly problem is left uncontrolled, it has the potential to turn into a serious infestation. Some fly species are able to mature from eggs to adults in just seven days.

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NEXGEN Pest Control fly control solutions

As your local fly control experts in pest control, NEXGEN Pest Control have extensive experience treating fly infestations.

Proper identification of the species of fly is very important NEXGEN Pest Control treatment programs are directed at both the larval and adult flies to achieve effective and efficient control.

We will employ a range of fly control treatment methods, including but not limited to: 


• Insect Light Traps 

• Fly exclusion treatments

• Liquid applications 

• Fly baits

• Advice on improved sanitation So if you need a professional solution to your fly problem?


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Indoor fly control solutions

Flies can be very problematic for businesses and homeowners when they gain access to a property. Flies can quickly breed and contaminate food sources.

NEXGEN Pest Control offers customers a number of indoor fly control solutions. In addition to employing a number of treatments to prevent flies from entering a building. We will in some situations treat properties with fly baits and liquid applications. 

We always will explore non-chemical treatment options first before recommending an insecticide treatment. If a chemical treatment is necessary, customers can rest assured knowing that NEXGEN Pest Control will apply the treatment safely and effectively.  For some commercial businesses, NEXGEN Pest Control may recommend the installation of insect light traps. Many fly species are attracted to certain wavelengths of ultra-violet (UV) light. Insect light traps can control flies indoors 24-hours-a-day.


Outdoor fly control solutions

It is imperative to prevent flies from gaining access to a property. As your local fly control experts, NEXGEN Pest Control are trained to apply effective fly treatments outdoors as well as indoors.

A specialist may also recommend to institute improved sanitation methods and dispose of decaying vegetation. Proper sanitation will make your property less attractive to flies. 


Restaurant fly control

Where there is a fly problem, the risk for food contamination is extremely high. This is a big concern for restaurant owners as it can potentially make customers fall ill, tainting the business’ reputation. The presence of flies in a restaurant kitchen will also guarantee a failed health inspection by any local health department. Very quickly, rotting food and unclean drains can attract hundreds of tiny fruit flies. Before you know it, the problem is out of your control.

NEXGEN Pest Control has just the right treatment methods and equipment to remove the fly problem from your cafe, bar or restaurant. With Commercial businesses will first assess the risk and then find a fly control solution that is unique to the needs of your establishment.


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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are everywhere, across the planet everywhere.

Bed bugs are insects of the Cimicidae family. They are small, brown-coloured creatures that feast on blood. Warm-blooded mammals and humans are their absolute favourites.

Biting their victims in the night. If you think that you have a bed bug problem,

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NEXGEN Pest Control bed bug control services

NEXGEN Pest Control offers homeowners and business owners solutions designed to seek out bed bugs, find the infestation and provide the right solution to eliminate them.


Bed Bug behaviour

Bed bugs want two things: to hide and to feed on blood. A bed bug’s anatomy is designed to do these two things. Here are some things that bed bugs do to feed and hide. 

Bed bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts, evident at all life stages. The mouth part is very long and lays beneath their body, tucked into a special opening when not in use. The bed bug untucks its mouth, finds a spot to feed, pierces the skin and looks for a blood vessel. When it finishes eating, it tucks its mouth back in and goes off to find a place to hide. 

• A bed bug’s mouth parts are complicated. They have a part for sawing through the skin into a blood vessel and others for injecting an aesthetic and an anticoagulant, so the victim does not feel the bite and the wound won’t clog to allow free blood flow into the bed bug. 

• A bed bug prefers to find hiding places and hates being out in the open. They want to be undisturbed as they digest their blood meal. 

• Bed bugs do not have to feed every night and can go several days between feedings. However, they do require a blood meal every time they advance into a new lifecycle and shed their skins. 

• Bed bugs cannot jump, and they do not fly, but they are very good at crawling and getting into small spaces. If you have even a tiny crack in the wood around your bed, such as in the headboard, you could have bed bugs. 

• When the bed bug becomes engorged with blood it changes from the brownish colour to a darker colour since you can see the blood inside the insect as it digests. They also start out flat but become more round the more blood they eat.


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Bees & Wasps

Bees play an essential role in our agriculture, not only producing honey and beeswax but also pollinating a vast number of food crops, but with Bees being in and around your home/business they can be a real nuisance and sometimes quite dangerous. Bees and Wasps can become highly aggressive when being disturbed or threatened and when intruders come near their nests. When disturbed they can often attack in numbers. Bee stings can be very uncomfortable and depending on the number of Bees or whether the person is allergic to Bees sometimes can be quite serious and even cause death.

Are you experiencing a wasp infestation in or near your home or business? Wasps are the most dangerous species of stinging insects due to being able to sting many times. In the spring, the nest will grow, and wasps can become a danger to humans.


Wasp control treatment process:

NEXGEN Pest Control strongly advises against attempting to remove Bee or Wasp nests by do-it-yourself methods as this can be highly dangerous. We have the experience and wear protective gear to rid the Bee or Wasp nests safely.

Correctly identifying the type of wasp that is infesting your property is key to successfully removing them. A Technician may use different treatment methods depending on the species of Bees or Wasps. In addition to distinguishing the differences between Bees and Wasps, NEXGEN Pest Control are trained to identify the most common Bee and Wasp species.  

Once the Bee or Wasp is identified, we will make a treatment recommendation. The method of removal we will suggest will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of Bee or Wasp, the location of the nest, once a treatment plan is agreed upon, we will provide you with a quote for services.  

The method of treatment used will vary from applying aerosols, dust or liquid treatments. Your Technician will apply the application to the nest while wearing protective gear.

If you see a Beehive or Wasp nest on or near your property, do not panic. Remember to stay a safe distance and leave it to the experts and call

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