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Carpet Damage – Repair or replace ?

Carpet patch and reapir 2 – PestX Pty Ltd

To Repair or Replace?

Oh NO! you’ve damaged the carpet somehow and you’re considering your options in relation to repairing or replacement.

Carpet is probably the cheapest floor covering when compared to tiles or floating floors etc but no one wants to replace it early for a small blemish. Many folks ask us here at PestX about repairing with a patch. Patching might cost $100 whilst replacing an entire room might be $700 – $800(ish).

Carpet can be successfully but its always obvious that it has been done – it’s definitely not invisible. See the attached photos showing 2 different areas of repair on the same carpet.

It boils down to:

1) Your budget and

2) if it’s your house or not (meaning you’re renting)

3) Are you happy with the look.

The repair will look better than the damage but it’s always visible to some extent. If you’re happy with that go for a repair as it will save you money, still allow you to get the full life out of your carpet and over time you won’t find it is super obvious as you’ll learn to ignore the patch.

If you’d like to discuss your options give us a call. Always happy to talk.


Tips to select a reliable Pest Control Company

Tips to select a reliable Pest Control Company

No matter how much you focus on keeping your premises clean, there is a point where you’ll have to deal with the pests. If identified and treated at the initial level, the problem won’t become that big. The best resource to go for getting rid of the pests is to hire companies that offer services for Pest Control in Yeppoon. Many people opt for super market or hardware store solutions only to spend lots of money and then have to get a professional in anyway. Save time, frustration and money from buying unnecessary products that didn’t quite work by calling PestX.


The first thing to consider about a company that offers Pest Control in Rockhampton is the amount of experience they have. Frustration and money would be reduced if you go for a team that has a wide experience. PestX has decades of combined experience and access to hundreds or years of local and state wide expertise.


Customer feedback given to a company these days can be checked at various places and you should try everything possible to get an idea about what their customers feel. Ask for customer testimonials, the places they worked in the past, etc. to get an idea about the quality of work they deliver.

Competitive Advantage

As talked about above, there are innumerable companies that would offer services like these but you ought to choose the one that sounds most convincing. When you meet different companies, ask them about the competitive advantage they have and why they should be chosen over others.


Cost is always important and we are happy to discuss this with you  before we start. Although you should not hesitate in investing money in your home and your family’s health, we know you’d like to ensure that every penny that you are spending is completely worth the services you are being offered. We offer many different ways to pay and can also offer payment plans with no interest rates so you can spread the cost. Just ask us, we are happy to set this up for you.

Why do you need to hire a professional pest control company?

pest control company

We keep sprays at our homes and offices to ensure that we get rid of the bugs as soon as we find any. But there are cases when these bugs are so high in number that your regular sprays don’t work on them. The only way to get rid of them is by hiring professionals who offer services for Pest Control in Rockhampton. There are many people who take this carelessly and the pests end up their homes completely.

If you too are sceptical if you should hire a professional pest control service provider, check out the points that would completely convince you for the same.

DIY is temporary

No matter how sincerely you try to get rid of the pests, there would be a time when all your efforts would fail and the pests won’t come under control. For instance, there have been cases when people have ignored the growth of pests in their homes and ended up getting severe medical issues. So look at the bigger picture and consider hiring the professionals.

Professional chemicals

Being non-professionals in the field, you might not have an access to the chemicals that the pest control companies use to get rid of the pests. Moreover, they have experts who have extensive knowledge about the pests, the problems they cause and the right chemicals that would help you get rid of them. Also, there could be cases when you would have an access to these chemicals but the lack of knowledge about using them can be dangerous.

Guarantee for the services

Most of the pest control companies in Yeppoon offer guarantee for their services. This makes sure that even if you face the same problem, they would solve it for you for free considering the guarantee they offered. This makes the process not just completely guaranteed but also cost-effective in the long run.

Minimum damage

There is a possibility that you would end up spraying chemicals on your furniture, rugs, etc. and damage them in the process. This won’t happen when you have professionals doing this for you. They know how things are to be done thus making sure they work in ways that the damages are negligible.

Mould and wet houses and businesses.

Did you know that mould and fungus is a pest. Obviously when things get wet and stay wet they get mouldy etc. If your house gets wet on the inside particularly after rain like we had in the last week then mould, mildew etc can be
1) rotting your timber
2) rotting your plasterboard
3) you’re breathing in mould spores
PestX can help you, clean and decontaminate carpet, stop spores from spreading through your house or business and it becoming unhygienic. If it’s not professionally treated you really can end up with a big deal. This is even more important if you are a landlord because you have to provide a healthy and habitable building for your tenants. PestX also have huge air movers for hire to dry out your walls and carpet which stops the smell and stops the mould etc. Give us a shout!


carpet and mould

carpet backing rotten



What’s a Daisy got to do with pest control?

Did you know that modern pest control is heavily influenced by a flower? This is one of the things that makes our services at PestX safe for family business and pets.

The chrysanthemum or daisy contains a substance known as pyrethrum. The flower is crushed up to release the pyrethrum contained in the seed cases. Some of the first recorded uses of it as an insecticide are documented well over 2000 years ago and was traded extensively along the Silk Route. It has an extensive history in it’s role as a pesticide and a companion plant in gardens to deter pests. The powdered version is reported to have been used by soldiers to deter body lice around the early 1800’s. Currently Tasmania is recognised as a major global source of pyrethrum as is Nigeria.

Pyrethrum works by attacking the nervous system of insects, but it has a low toxicity to mammals and is also bio-degradable, which is what makes it safe to use around humans and pets and also makes it environmentally friendly.

The vast majority of treatments we use in pest control services are synthetic versions of pyrethrum. It works by attacking the nervous system of insects. In order for pyrethrum based pesticides to be toxic most of us would have to consume well over 800grams of the concentrated active ingredient. Considering that on the standard house we probably don’t even use more than 20 grams of the concentrated active ingredient there is zero chance of it being toxic to you or your pets even if you licked the entire surface of the outside of your house after we treat it for you! I don’t imagine any of you are up for that task!