Nocturnal Pests – Creatures of the Night

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Nocturnal Pests - Creatures of the Night

Β Nocturnal Pests – Creatures of the Night

While you are warm and comfortable asleep in your bed, creatures of the night rise and shine and get ready to bite you, scavenge around your home and wreak havoc in your garden!

When the lights go out the last thing you are probably thinking of is the creepy crawlers that prowl the house or the yard when you are not watching.

However, pests that are most active under cover of darkness, can do their share of damage and are often difficult to detect and eradicate.

From biting insects hiding in your bedroom to outdoor creatures that chomp on your precious plants, here are some of the most common nocturnal pests!


While not all moth species are active at night, many do prefer the cover of darkness.

Some moths are friendly garden companions that act as pollinators, but others wreak havoc indoors by contaminating food products & feeding on clothing.

Avoid a moth infestation in your pantry by properly sealing food containers and cleaning cupboards regularly.

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The most dreaded night-time pest, the vampires of the insect world.. bed bugs!

Bedbugs hide in nooks and crannies are almost undetectable to the untrained eye.

Once bites appear, it is likely there is a full-blown infestation.

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The most despised pest by home & business owners is cockroaches! They tend to hide during the day and emerge at night.

Once the sun goes down, cockroaches come out to scavenge for food.

If you think there is no reason to worry about an insect you will not cross paths with during the day, think again.

While cockroaches are not bloodsuckers like bed bugs, they leave behind excrement that pose as health risks

Cockroach droppings have also been linked to triggering asthma and allergies.

People who spot cockroaches in the daytime should call a pest control professional immediately, as it is usually a sign of a serious infestation.

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Rats are generally nocturnal, but they only sleep in short bursts and are more easily spotted while foraging during daylight hours.

Their most active times of the day are the 30 minutes prior to sunrise and the 30 minutes following sunset, but they may move about at any time β€” especially if the humans in a particular building are more active at night.

Rats are well known to spread disease, damage property and contaminate food and animal feed.

IfΒ ratsΒ are able to get into your home or business, they can introduce disease carrying parasites like fleas, lice, and ticks.

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If you find yourself dealing with any of these creatures at night, call Sydneys Best Pest Control on 1800 819 189 or contact us via this website.