Pestrid Pest Management Services gets asked a multitude of questions about pest control
We have collected a range of the best frequently asked questions by our customers

How do I protect my house from termites?

One way of protecting one of the biggest investments you will make is to install a Pestrid Termite Bait System or install a Termidor Chemical Treated Zone (depending on structure).

What is a Chemical Treated Zone

Think of a moat around a castle to stop enemies from entering, this is practically how a Termidor treated zone works. The main idea is to get the product into the soil directly around the perimeter foundation of the building preventing termites from accessing from the foundations and base of walls. When applied correctly Termidor provides long term protection.

As with any termite treatment it is important to be sure there are no live termites within the structure that could potentially be "trapped in". It is therefore important to have a full Termite Inspection so that treatment of any live termite infestation can be carried out prior to installing a treated zone.

What is a Pestrid Termite Baiting System

Termite bait system approach is to intercept the termites in the ground before they enter the structure and use a low toxic bait to eliminate the termite colony, thus reducing the amount of termites in the area and therefore there is less termite pressure on your structure. These systems are effective due to termites constant foraging nature – they constantly look for new food sources.

Who does commercial pest control in Cairns?

Pestrid have a dedicated team of highly trained and caring technicians and office staff.

Pestrid are a locally owned and operated business, so the profits stay in our community! Pestrid prides itself on customer service and satisfaction - our motto is "Where exceptional service is routine!"

Pestrid uses the latest and only premium products. Pestrid has the ability to get results where others don't. Pestrid warranties treatments. Pestrid are price competitive and affordable.

How do I get rid of rats?

The use of baits is usually the most cost effective and quickest way to get rid of rats. Rats are neophobic (don't like new things), and that is why trapping is usually ineffective or long and drawn out. Sealing or proofing access holes to buildings is recommended. Rats can cause damage to property and carry and transmit disease. Pestrid can perform rodent treatment to harbourage areas and install tamper resistant bait stations as well as perform and make recommendations on rodent proofing measures.

How to protect my new house from termites?

Building or renovating in Cairns starts with the planning and preparation which includes Pest Control and Termite Protection.

Pestrid offers a wide range of environmentally friendly termite protection solutions for your home, Greenzone, Termseal, Homeguard and Altis to the Cairns, Innisfail, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands and surrounding areas.

Who is the best pest control provider in Cairns?

Pestrid, your pest control company in Cairns, has built not just the word-of-mouth reputation for being the best in Cairns, but the most reliable!

Pest Control Company Pestrid Services is growing and expanding.

We have expanded due to word of mouth around Cairns for being on time, on budget and professional.

Domestic & commercial | Environmentally responsible | Safe & effective | Family owned & operated

Domestic & commercial | Environmentally responsible
Safe & effective | Family owned & operated

Domestic & commercial
Environmentally responsible
Safe & effective
Family owned & operated

We use only the best quality products in all of our pest control services
Some of the industry proven brands we use and recommend include


Pest Control
Pestrid provide an experienced and thorough pest inspection in Cairns and surrounds.
Termite Control
Pestrid Pest Management Services provide effective treatment and management solutions.
Bird Control
Pestrid Pest Management Services provide solutions for bird management in commercial spaces.
About Us
Pestrid Pest Management Services is locally owned, and family run by Duncan and Bryanne Priest.

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