Location Guide

Pest control

The City’s role

Many people contact the City of Sydney about pests such as rats and mice, pigeons and bees. The City does not offer any pest control services, however we do carry out a baiting and monitoring program to control rats on public land within the local area. All permanent bait sites are monitored weekly.

The City continually assesses and investigates new areas of concern where severe infestations have been reported and identified, which may result in further permanent bait stations being added.

Pest concerns on private land are the responsibility of the landowner and a pest controller should be contacted. If the community’s health and safety is at risk due to pests on a private property, the City can serve an order to the owner or occupier of the land.

Pest concerns on public land should be referred to the City. We have compiled a fact sheet (download below) to help you deal with pest control concerns.

Is Pest Control Safe? What about infants, children and pregnant Mums?

Yes. Not all pest control treatments use pesticides and sprays. Depending on the pest and your circumstances, we can use methods that include physical changes to the environment and trapping. When we do use pesticides we select formulations and baits with the lowest toxicity available and apply these products where pests breed and live. This avoids unnecessary application of these products and minimises any impact to you, your family and your pets.

We recommend that children with allergies should not be exposed to pesticides and pregnant mums should avoid pesticides during their first trimester, this is the safest rule of thumb.

If you have any concerns, speak with your pest control technician before we commence work at your property. Your technician will address any concerns and use the most appropriate method for your situation and peace of mind.

Is pest control environmentally friendly?

At Amalgamated Pest Control we believe it’s our responsibility to help protect the environment while providing effective pest control services to our clients. We are an active member of the AEPMA, (Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association), who maintain a rigorous ‘Code of Ethics’ protecting health, food, property and the environment.

As part of our commitment, the products we use are scientifically tested and designed to have no adverse affects on your health and minimal impact on the natural environment.

Our Integrated Pest Management, (IPM), approach allows us to use an effective combination of treatment methods that avoid the unnecessary application of pest control products.

What happens if I have asthma or I’m allergic or sensitive to chemicals?

The safety of you and your family and is our top priority. Depending on the pest, there may be a range of different techniques we can use to control pests. These include the placement of products in out of the way places, environmental corrections and non-chemical products.

If you or any member of your family suffers from asthma or is sensitive to chemicals, please lets us know and we will tailor a solution to suit your situation and needs.