Pest control for retirement and public housing
Flick is the retirement and public housing industry’s leader in safe and effective pest control. We take care of any pest infestation or problems affecting your retirement home, social housing or housing commission with minimal disruption.
Our professionally trained pest technicians provide safe, discreet and effective preventative treatments for your home.
We offer a selection of pest solutions to suit you.
Call 1300 270 019 immediately to speak to an expert for more information.
Why you need pest control for social housing
Public housing can be particularly vulnerable to vermin if many people live in one block. Some public housing built in the 1960s as part of Sydney and Melbourne’s public housing strategy are 30 storeys tall and house over 300 residents.
While the state government is responsible for housing commission, the tenant is responsible for pest control in their own home.
While most residents keep their homes clean, it only takes a couple to neglect their home hygiene to affect the whole block of apartments. Cockroaches and rodents can enter units through heating ducts, along pipes and under doors.
Why pest control is essential for public housing
Pensioners and the elderly often have lower immunity than other members of the public and are more sensitive to allergens. Pests can leave urine and droppings, triggering asthma attacks or allergic reactions. Many pests, such as rodents, carry diseases. Some insects leave egg cases that can produce a musty smell and irritate the respiratory system, especially in people with breathing difficulties.
Call 1300 270 019 to speak to an expert for more information.
Cockroaches are a common pest in social housing
Cockroach faeces, saliva and egg cases can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks.
They’re attracted to damp areas and tight spaces, such as the electronic door of the dishwasher, between cabinets and in knife blocks. Cockroaches can infest under refrigerators and anywhere else close to water and warm. Wet areas, such as floor drains and sinks in bathrooms and kitchens can also attract cockroaches.
Our technicians often find cockroach infestations around communal laundries and garbage disposal areas.
Rats and mice are common pests in commission homes
Another pest we find around skip bins and storage areas is rodents. Rodents can cause structural damage. They chew through wood, plaster and even electrical wiring. Rats and mice spread diseases but are also a fire hazard. Our technicians can treat these pests discreetly, proactively and safely.
Rodents constantly urinate, contaminating food preparation surfaces and can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
Rats and mice can be a serious problem in public housing as many vulnerable tenants are immunocompromised.
How to prevent vermin from entering your unit
There are steps you can take to prevent rats, mice and cockroaches from entering your home.
- Trim bushes away from windows
- Wash dishes every night and don’t leave them soaking in the sink
- Remove the rubbish every night
- Regularly vacuum and sweep the floor
- Stop taps from leaking
- Don’t store cardboard boxes in your home
Speak to our experts and book a pest inspection. Call 1300 270 019.
Target rodents and other pests with SMART Digital Pest Control
Pest problems can escalate quickly in retirement facilities. SMART Digital Pest Control use sensors to detect rodent activity in real-time and our technicians respond proactively. Non-toxic devices are placed where the activity is highest. So, our technicians can act with statistics based on number and frequency.
Why SMART Digital Pest Control is ideal for common areas of public & retirement housing
SMART Digital Pest Control is safe for your tenants and their families. SMART removes the risk of secondary poisoning, prevents infestations and provides data for compliance.
Our technicians assess and identify the risk zones in your premises. We then use this information to create a tailored action plan. Sensors and devices are strategically placed onsite to detect infestations and efficiently deal with pests. SMART units report back in real-time to our SMART data hub.
We find that technology combined with traditional practices keeps rodent numbers and pests under control.
Our Flick technicians will continue to regularly inspect, empty and relocate SMART devices when needed.
Create a tailored treatment plan that works with your home. Get your area inspected by a professional. Call 1300 270 019.