The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-03-15T05:16:29Z Has it worked? 2021-03-15T05:16:29Z has-it-worked Truth or False?  There is a common misconception that once you have a professional pest treatment then all your pest problems will suddenly disappear. Well, in fact a professional pest treatment can take as long as six weeks to fully eradicate your pest problems. To put it simply pests will not die immediately, as most commonly used pesticides are non-repellant meaning they are slow acting which enables pests the carry the treatment back to their nests, undetected and in return wipe out the entire colony at the source of the problem. In this edition of our helpful reader guides, our founder and CEO Ali Ghafoor shares four tips to help best prepare for your next treatment and what to expect after your treatment. 1. Cleaning Cleaning before your treatment is applied can help the treatment work better and last longer. Cleaning after your pest treatment should be done after few days to allow pests to get in contact with the treatment. Avoid heavy cleaning around skirtings and floor edging. 2. Children and Pets Most treatment options today are odourless and safe to use in domestic settings. Having said that it is important to collect children and pet toys from floors to avoid contamination. One area important to check is under beds. Allowing 30 minutes for the treatment to dry is important and keeping children and pets away during this period can also help eliminate contamination with the treatment areas. 3. Time Allow sufficient time for the treatment to work and take full effect at your home or office is vital to the success of your treatment. As mentioned above sometimes the full effects of your pest treatment can take up to six weeks. In addition, in some cases a follow-up treatment may be necessary. For example, a heavily infested kitchen or restaurant. 4. Professional help Most importantly, when addressing any pest problem, it is imperative to use a licensed and insured technician and company. A licensed technician will have access to a variety of treatment options and methods available to them to ensure the job is done right and in cost effective manner. DIY seem to do a good job, however often they only address the top of the iceberg and send pests into hiding causing bigger problems. If in doubt call a local professional company. A.M.G Pest Management is proudly family owned and operated, providing affordable and highest quality pest management solutions to Brisbane residents. Proudly using 100% Australian made products. For more information please visit www.amgpest.com.au like and share our page @amgpest     Out of sight, out of mind 2021-02-24T02:29:35Z out-of-sight-out-of-mind Perhaps one of the greatest myths is, if you cannot see pests in your home or office, then you simply do not have any pest problems. While, no traces of pests are a good sign, it is still important to carry out a regular pest inspection and treatment. Why, you may ask, well most pests are nocturnal creatures (meaning they usually come out at night) while there is less human traffic or activity. How often have you flicked on a light and noticed little critters running away behind appliances or furniture? Or after a regular pest treatment you retune from a getaway to simply find several dead pests. When one thinks of regular property maintenance and upkeep, often it is home repairs or routine checks that come to mind, such as housekeeping. However, how often is regular pest treatment on the top of the list. Pests are cleaver creatures and will often find a way to entre your home or office. The main issue that often occurs, is that if we cannot see pests, we being to consider they are not there. Well, often the sign of a single pest could be a high probability that they have already nested or infested your property. For example, a single ant, cockroach, spider, or rodent you may see there are likely several more living hidden away between the cavity of your walls, under appliances, whitegoods, or furniture. That is why, it is important to carry out regular pest inspections and employ a professional to have a look and determine if you have any pest problems. These days many companies are only too happy to give free quotes and consultation over the phone and discuss your pest problems or solutions. Our takeaway message from this edition of regular helpful readings is, just because you may not see pests in your home or office it does not mean they are not there. Moreover, it pays to have regular pest control and as the great quote goes “if in doubt ask for help”. For more household friendly reading and information visit: www.amgpest.com.au Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube: @amgpest   Like, Subscribe & Share Inspiring change and protecting our environment 2021-02-10T10:24:23Z inspiring-change-and-protecting-our-environment In most aspects of our life, we have rights and responsibilities. However, with our rights comes great responsibility. For example, we have a right to live in a happy, safe, and clean environment, well with this right is our responsibility to do our part and to ensure we do our share in protecting and helping clean up our environment and keep Australia clean for future generations. Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve local environments. With a core purpose of preventing rubbish entering the environment, as well as helping remove what has already accumulated, Clean Up Australia has become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. With this critical task at hand, the board of A.M.G Pest Management indorsed to donate $2 from each pest treatment service to Clean Up Australia charity. As well as help facilitate both a business and community clean up event to coincide with Clean Up Australia Day (Sunday 7th March 2021). A.M.G Pest Management founder and CEO Ali Ghafoor said, doing our part in helping to protect and clean our local environment was critical considering there is so much waste and rubbish entering our waterways, creeks, and ocean. Moreover, the ongoing magnitude of single use cups, straws and plastic bags which continues to pose a significant risk to native animals and wildlife. Hence, we as an organization feel we all need to do our part in helping to protect and clean up our environment. What better way then starting in our own local environment and backyard.  Clean Up Australia Day will be on Sunday 7th of March 2021, local area clean up event is proudly facilitated by A.M.G Pest Management to be held at Samba Park, Samba Drive Underwood 7am-10am. Plenty of activities on offer for the whole family. For more information about Clean Up Australia or Clean Up Australia Day visit: www.cleanup.org.au #CleanUpAustralia  #StepUptoCleanUp A.M.G Pest Management is proudly family owned and operated. Providing effective and affordable pest management solutions for local families and communities. For more information or to contact the author visit: www.amgpest.com.au #amgpest Common pesticides and treatment guide 2021-01-11T05:17:29Z common-pesticides-and-treatment-guide There are several hundred species of common pests and that is why, it is even more important to have a variety of different control and treatment options and measures. It should be said however, a common misconception is that, if you receive a professional pest control or treatment service then all your pest problems will disappear immediately. Rather, pest management can sometimes require multiple visits or most importantly regular treatments, for example yearly treatments in your home or office to effectively eradicate pests. In this edition our founder and CEO Ali Ghafoor from A.M.G Pest Management shares common pest treatment options and what to expect from your next pest treatment. Pesticides can be grouped according to the types of pests they will target and exterminate or according to the chemicals in them and their methods of applications. Such as: Insecticides – Insects Herbicides – Plants Rodenticides – Rodents (mice and rats) Bactericides – Bacteria Fungicides – Fungi Larvicides – Larvae It is important to determine the correct pesticide for your pest problems to avoid unnecessary time, effort, and financial loss. Common treatment options: Depending on your location, property size, demographics, environment and other personal factors. Your technician will usually determine a best fit treatment for your pest problem and site. It is simply not a ‘one size fits all approach’ (we will explain what we mean further). After an initial meet and greet, a technician is expected to carry out a risk and safety assessment to determine how best to address the situation at hand, for example, if there are small children crawling in the house then a ‘blanket floor’ spray may not be an option or nearby native bees, pets and so on. During your consultation with your technician, it is important to highlight your observations, such as times of activities of pests, locations (kitchen, bathroom and so on), behaviour and any other particulars activities you may have noticed, for example sounds or smell. This can significantly help with making an informed decision in addressing your pest problem. With this information a technician can determine which range of treatments and methods they deem most effective and efficient for your job. Aerosol: Ready-to-use aerosols are self-contained and pressurized gas. When used pesticide is released through a fine opening. Commonly used in smaller areas and openings. Fumigants: Fumigants are pesticides that aim to deliver the active concentrate or ingredient to the site of the target pests in the form of a gas, or commonly referred to as ‘flea bombs’. Liquid Formulations or Spray: Usually contains a few active compounds and used against common pests in most settings (residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural) and adaptable to many types of application methods, from small to larger sprayers. Gel: Pastes and gels are mainly used in pest management for ants and cockroach control. Active concentrate is usually about 5%. Commonly applied in kitchen and wet areas or around appliances. Dust: Most dust formulations are ready-to-us and usually contain a low percentage of active ingredient (usually 10% or less by weight). Commonly used in cracks and crevices or hard to reach areas. Commonly used in roof void and weepholes.    Granules: Granular formulations are like dust formations, in that they ready-to-use, however they are usually larger and heavier. Similarly, they are not water-soluble and not intended to be mixed with water. Active ingredients range from 1% to 15%. Can be sprinkled in target areas, for example garden or lawn area.    Baits: Can be used as solid or liquid form and used to target pests as food-based baits. Traditionally used in bait stations for rodents or ready-to-use bait stations to target ants or cockroaches. In conclusion, pest management and control can sometimes be a quick process. However, at times it can take multiple visits, different applications, and modified treatment methods to achieve the desired outcomes. Nevertheless, benefits of targeted pest management in your home or office means treating pest problems at the source of the problem for a more effective and efficient outcome. For more information and helpful guides please visit www.amgpest.com.au like and share our page on Facebook www.facebook.com/amgpest Going away during the holidays? Do not let the pests move in! 2020-12-12T07:47:46Z going-away-during-the-holidays-do-not-let-the-pests-move-in-1 Pests such as ants, spiders and cockroaches can not only damage your household items and assets, but they can also spread harmful bacteria and virus. Undoubtably one of the most effective ways to get rid of pests is to call a licensed and insured pest control company. A licensed technician can help address your pest problems and help implement a dedicated pest management plan to keep pests out of your home. As well as, using a licensed technician there are things you can do to assist in keeping pests away. Here are five top pest control tips in helping keep your home pest and disease free during these holidays. Top five tips to keep pests away 1. Keeping household clean and tidy A regular clean even once a week or fortnight can help combat pests coming into your home. Pests will thrive in damp and untidy home with easy access to food sources. To avoid an infestation, try and take out the rubbish daily before bed, regular mop and spray-wipes can do great for the kitchen and wet areas. 2. Remove or cover green waste Keeping general green waste for the garden can be great for your plants and veggie patch, however, if these stay on the kitchen bench too long, they will bring nasty pests and smell. Try to put them in a sealed box and take them out regularly or as needed.    3. Close holes or gaps in window and door screens Fixing nets on your window and door screens is a great way of stopping pests from entering your home. An easy fix and effective way to keep pests and their nasty odors and viruses from your home. 4. Remove and dispose of items you do not need Items that are left around and not used can become a great place for pests to hind and turn into their next nesting ground. For example, an old couch in the shed or garage. If its not used, perhaps it could go to charity shop or dump. Unused items become great hiding spots for pests. 5. If in doubt call a professional Untreated pest problems can be costly and often not covered by insurance covers or protections. If in doubt about your pest problems always call a professional. While strategies to eliminate pests can helpful, often these measures cannot completely eliminate pests without licensed and professional intervention. If you need a free consultation or quote visit www.amgpest.com.au our helpful team technicians are ready to help customers just like you. Hospitality Pest Control 2020-10-15T07:48:40Z hospitality-pest-control Effective and timely pest prevention and control is crucial in pest management and eradication. Few issues and problems pose greater threats to a successful restaurant or hospitality outlet, then unwanted pests. Whether it is smaller pests or bigger rodent problems, pests in hospitality settings can be detrimental and could possibly result in heavy fines or foreclosure of the business. For example, one negative review or encounter with a pest on your premises could result in serious financial consequences and losses for everyone involved in the business, including employees and business owners.  Therefore, having an integrated and comprehensive pest management plan and strategy in your workplace can go a long way for the business. So how does one attain a pest free outlet or environment? Ali Ghafoor, A.M.G Pest Management CEO shares four top tips to help any business, have a pest free environment and avoid nasty pests, as well as food safety breaches. 1. Regular and comprehensive pest management: This means rather than ‘spot treating’ pest problems, having an integrated pest management approach and strategy. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an individually tailored and monitored approach for your business, aimed at identifying, preventing, managing, and controlling pest infestation all year round. This means regular inspections, monitoring and treatment. IPM can also help your business save money by reducing unnecessary demand of pesticides, callouts and aims to address pest problems before they start.  2. Housekepping and safe practices: Investing in extra cleaning hours and housekeeping is highly effective in ensuring a pest-free environment that addressing pest is everyone’s role and responsibility. One helpful step in introducing a cleaner environment is by rostering and dedicating cleaning functions and schedules. For example, hiring a junior staff member to carry out additional cleaning, such as under appliances, walls and general tidy up in addition to regular cleaning activities. This extra set of eyes can pick up things possibly missed by others.   3. Responding to pest problems promptly and effectively: At the very first sign of pest problems, address it. Invest in regular pest management and call in the experts. Sometimes simply avoiding the problem will not make it better and you could have much bigger problems at the end. Upscale pest management plans if required and until the infestation is under control. 4. Staff training and mentoring: Pest management is more than chemical treatments or pesticides. Sometimes training the workforce in key areas, such as: i) effects of pest problems on the business (financially and operationally), ii) individual roles and responsibilities around pest detection, reporting and control and iii) knowing the signs of pest infestation and control, can significantly help in addressing your pest problems. Pest management should be everyone’s responsibility and not just a pest control technicians’ when called to address active problems. In summary, ineffective pest management could be costly and detrimental for a business, its staff and business owner. Effective pest management should be imbedded into the business strategic plan and forecast. More importantly pest prevention, control and management requires a holistic and integrated team and organizational approach. For more information about effective and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy for your business visit our website: www.amgpest.com.au  Pest control budget tips 2020-10-01T03:12:10Z pest-control-budget-tips-2 Did you know? Thousands of dollars of damages can be caused to your home by nasty and unwanted pests. That is right, pests can quickly wreak havoc at your home or workplace. As we entre summer, it has never been more important than now to start planning for your next pest treatment. Just like most things, having a plan and starting early can give you much needed time and a head start against pests. Homeowners can make huge savings by catching a problem early, as opposed to finding out about their pest problems and damages caused after years of undetected infestation. Pest population and numbers can quickly explode and turn into an infestation, for example one female cockroach can breed over 40 eggs in just two weeks. Therefore, having a head start can turn the tidy against these nasty pests. Ali Ghafoor, A.M.G Pest Management CEO shares four simple and highly effective tips for budgeting and having a pest free home all year round. 1. Regular maintenance and upkeep: Removing unwanted items from your home and office can eliminate possible habitats for pests. It can also be important in reducing potential fire hazards. Pests are quite clever and will notice when items are not moved regularly and will use these items as hiding spots, borrows and nests. 2. Eliminating entry points: Having a look around your home or office can give you indications where pests could be entering from, for example, quite often it could be from openings around the premises, such as front or garage doors, air-conditioner ducting, weep holes or plantation. Often these can be easy fix solutions, such as installing a door strip rubber which acts as a barrier to stop pests entering your home. 3. Invest in regular pest treatment: Having regular treatments and pest control is one of them most effective ways to ensure your home is protected against pests. Ensuring your treatment is carried out regularly can give you peace of mind knowing your home is professionally protected and treated. Putting aside the cost of a cup of coffee ($4.50) per week, can save you $234 by summer (over 12 months) for a full home internal and external pest treatment. You could also have money left over for a cup of coffee or two.  4. Asking for help and professional advice: it is quite common to reach for ‘supermarket or DIY solution kits’. However, sometimes this could add to your problem and potentially send your pests into hiding and create more damages. Many companies are happy to offer free consultations and quotes and it can pay off to pick up the phone and ring a few local companies for best advice, prices, and services.   Takeaway messages: It is important to have regular pest treatment and control. Putting away as little as $4.50 per week can save you $234 by summer (over 12 month), great saving for full cover for your pest treatment. Investing in regular pest treatment can save you thousands and asking for help could mean getting the right person for the right job. Finally, keeping in mind regular cleaning and prevention could make a huge difference, like the saying goes “prevention is better than cure”. For more information or free pest solutions and consultation please contact A.M.G Pest Management (www.amgpest.com.au). "I have no pests", said no one ever 2020-09-10T00:45:38Z i-have-no-pests-said-no-one-ever Question: A tidy, well-kept, and presented home may be always pest free, right? Well, not necessarily. In actual fact, pests can be attracted to any home for various reasons, many of which have nothing to do with the cleanliness or tidiness of the household. Some common pests and home invaders make it very obvious that they are in your home or workplace, while many other species may hide away without a trace. Without a doubt, there are many valid and good reasons why regular pest control is necessary for every household to consider and implement as part of the household budget. Moreover, many will argue that regular pest control should be a key aspect of any property maintenance schedule and service, to avoid unnecessary property or asset damages caused by unwanted pests.     Therefore, is ‘Do-it-Yourself’ or ‘DIY’ pest control always enough? You may be surprised to know that many supermarket or hardware store ‘do-it-yourself’ and ‘DIY’ pest treatments appear to get the job done, however, in reality they only attack the tip of the iceberg. Most supermarket and hardware products, and home remedies are only capable of taking care of what you may see on the surface, for example spraying a cockroach as it runs across the kitchen floor. More often than not, the source of your infestation and pest problems is hidden well away. Therefore, the importance of contracting a licensed and insured pest controller at the first sign of a home invasion is critical. Qualified pest control technicians are well trained and equipped with a vast range of treatment options to stop an infestation in your home at its source. As we entry the warmer months and over summer, it is more important than ever to revisit your pest management plan. Some warning signs to look out for include, damp areas, droppings, ordure, disturbed food, or household items. Finally, if in doubt call an experienced and licensed technician. “Always do the ring and shop around, as with most things you will be surprised with the possible savings and differences in services out there” says Ali Ghafoor, owner, and director of AMG Pest Management. There are many good companies out there and it is always important to find the fit for you and your pest management needs. Pest management is important to ensure the safety of your children, loved ones, pets, household or business, therefore taking the time to look around can pay off and covers your due diligence.         Take away messages:      1. Regular pest control is important and should be part of every household’s budget and schedule.     2. ‘Do-It-Yourself’ or ‘DIY’ products and treatments appear to get the job done, however, in actual fact they only address the tip of the problem.     3. It can pay off to ring and shop around, as there are many products, services and technicians out there, offering different packages and services. Doing your checks and balances covers your due diligence and save you money.     4. You should always use a licensed and insured pest control company and technician, at A.M.G Pest Management we are fully licensed and insured, using 100% Australian Made Products and Equipment. As well as, we provide an unbeatable 100% satisfaction guarantee and warranty.     Does the image seem familiar, customer looking at the endless products at a supermarket or hardware store, puzzled with what may work? Giving is receiving 2020-09-02T21:57:21Z giving-is-receiving It has never been more important than now, given current circumstances to reach out for one another and check-in to see how people are traveling. During the current situation with COVID-19 and social isolation for people, many are finding it quite challenging and difficult to be away from friends and loved ones. Our company director reports, visiting people's home is a privilege and often customers are welcoming and looking forward to having a visitor over at their home. It is always exciting going to a new customers' home and finding the many stories they have to share and often a warm cup of tea will be waiting when you arrive says Ali.Ali Ghafoor owner and manager of A.M.G Pest Management, reported with the current situation it is often elderly members of the community who can be quickly forgotten during difficult circumstances. As a company we have taken extra steps during the pandemic to make sure our business is more responsive to custom circumstances, such as offering contactless trade, ensuring staff are trained in COVID-19 awareness training and generally looking out for our fellow citizens and asking the question if they need a helping hand or simply asking RUOK? Ali reported during a recent staff meeting the organisation decided to contribute $10 from each job during the month of September and up until RUOK?Day (10th September) towards the RUOK? Charity and help raise awareness about this great initiative and start the conversation, check-in and offer support if people need it. This is our way of supporting the RUOK? Charity and looking out for each other, as we can all use a little helping hand at times. As an organisation it is important to offer a little more than just the general booked services, and often customers will appreciate the extra services and personal connections made for them. We find that customers today seek ethical and values-based organisations willing to make a difference in their community and support grassroots sports, charities, or initiatives, it is one way for an organisation to provide corporate sponsorship and community giveback for their business. Just like the old quote goes ‘giving is receiving’.