Brad is the owner operator of X Factor Pest Control and your local pest control expert. He offers environmentally-responsible solutions for all pests and very affordable rates.
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A Special Message from Brad, your local neighbourhood pest control expert
I want to take this opportunity to update you about the measures I’m taking to protect our customers and friends during this challenging time ahead:
The team at XFactor Pest Control wishes you and your loved ones the very best of health. We’ll get through this all together.
Whatever your pest problem, Brad has a wealth of knowledge along with a range of solutions that can be tailored to your particular needs. He likes the fact that he is solving problems for local residents and only uses quality, environmentally-responsible products in the correct way. Because he is the owner operator of XFactor Pest Control, he knows that the job will be done properly, because he’s the one doing it.
Brad prides himself on offering good old-fashioned customer service. He gives every job 100% attention at a very affordable price. He will always put in the extra effort as he values his customers and wants them to be happy.
Based upon industry studies, one in three homes will be attacked and damaged by termites (also known as white ants). The reason they manage to cause so much damage is that they can get into the timber unseen and then eat it from the inside out – so the damage isn’t noticed until it’s too late and major structural damage has occurred.
Perth is an ideal breeding ground for cockroaches and even the cleanest of homes can be their unsuspecting victims. If you’ve spotted one or two in your home, there will be many more you can’t see so they need to be dealt with quickly. These are one of the most disliked of all pests and for good reason. They carry disease and are notoriously difficult to get rid of.
Brad will target the places cockroaches like to hide, such as behind fridges, in wall crevices and around your drains. He may spray, use gel baits or dusting powders depending on the location and seriousness of the infestation.
You might think your home is secure against rats and mice, but they can scale walls, pipework, trees, vines and squeeze themselves through the smallest of holes. If you suspect you have a rat or mouse problem, it needs to be dealt with quickly, before they begin to multiply and it gets out of control.
Rats and mice can:
In recent times, Perth has been experiencing increasing ant problems, and with longer, hotter summers forecast, it will only get worse. They can ruin your paving by causing it to sink and get into your food cupboards. Some species can also give you a nasty bite.
Ants can nest anywhere in and around your house and garden and can be difficult to control if you don’t know what you’re doing.
For these and any other pest problems, give Brad a call.
We regularly trim our own toenails; if we didn’t, they would cause all sorts of problems and affect the way we walk (not to mention the problems we would have trying to get our shoes on). Well, the same applies to your dog (but without the shoes!).
There are 206 bones in an adult human body. They give our bodies structure, protect vital organs and without them, we’d be in a bit of trouble! But to do their job, we have to do ours and take care of them. The good news is, it’s never too late.
Plant bulbs in autumn for a stunning spring display. Brand new bulbs are almost certain to flower at least once, and the nourishment they receive this year will determine the health of the bulb for the next flowering season.
Everyone is welcome to join in, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer, or spectate. parkrun™ is a positive, welcoming, and inclusive experience where there is no time limit, and no one finishes last.
Is your wardrobe bursting at the seams, yet you feel like you have nothing to wear? The solution isn’t to buy more clothes, it’s to get rid of those that are taking up precious space. Here are some helpful tips to get your started.
Did you know that the tomato sauce you’ve just poured on your hot dog or hamburger could contain up to 2 teaspoons of sugar? The average Australian consumes 15-16 teaspoons of sugar a day – and a lot of that is ‘hidden’ in processed foods – both sweet and savoury.
Because of COVID, we are all probably a bit rusty when it comes to travelling overseas! So, here are some useful packing tips now that we are free to come and go again!
Are you the sort of person who buys 20 cans of baked beans if they’re on special? Well, here are some items that many not last as long as you think and could turn out to be a waste of money if you buy them in bulk.
Curtains are the all-round performer when it comes to window coverings for your home. Here are 4 reasons they are a great choice.
Australians throw away over 18 million printer cartridges a year, and over 5,000 tonnes of materials end up in landfill. When they break apart, they can contaminate groundwater and the environment. Here’s how to recycle them instead.
In line with the current COVID-19 pandemic climate, RSLWA has had to make the difficult decision not to deliver the traditional Kings Park Dawn Service and remove public participation for 2022. Here is some information from RSLWA and how you can still commemorate our veterans.
Be honest, how many veggies go into your bin every week? Vegetables and bagged salads are in the top five most wasted foods in Australia; and the average Australian household throws out $2,000 - $2,500 worth of food per year! Here are some helpful tips to reduce your veggie waste and save.
It’s no surprise that our summers seem to be getting longer and hotter, so, having your skin checked by a doctor on a regular basis is important to spot any problems (whatever your skin type).
How often do you look up at your ceiling? You should probably do it on a regular basis to watch out for any problems that may need to be fixed. A collapsed ceiling is the last thing anyone wants. Here are a few signs to look for.
Dogs can’t speak human (obviously), but they can communicate with us and do it every day; you just have to know what to look out for. Here’s how you can translate dog ‘speak’.
Mosaic tiles can add colour, pattern, and texture and there is something for every area of your home.
Now that restrictions are back in WA, our local cafes and restaurants have reduced capacity. Here are 9 simple ways to show your support.
If your lawn is looking a bit sad after the record summer temperatures, or is the victim of a faulty sprinkler, here’s what you can do to bring it back to life.
Have you ever driven somewhere and when you’ve arrived you have no memory of getting there? That’s because you were on auto pilot. The opposite of this is mindfulness and here is why it’s good for you.
A bathroom renovation can be an exciting project but when it comes to cleaning your new bathroom – not so much! So, it’s a great idea to make sure it will be easy to clean while you are at the planning stage. Here are some things to consider.
Australians love their coffee, but it comes at a cost (on top of the $5.00 you pay for a takeaway). We can’t recycle the cups in the council recycling bin so over one billion takeaway coffee cups end up in landfill each year – but there is a recycling option.
Your feet have around 250,000 sweat glands, so it’s no surprise they spring into action when you stuff your feet into shoes walk around all day. When your feet are confined to shoes, sweat and warmth create a breeding ground for bacteria (which causes the smell).
It’s a bit of an uncertain time in Perth and some of our friends, family or neighbours may have to isolate (or just want to avoid crowded places). Here’s what you can do to help.
By paying off your home loan ahead of schedule, you can save thousands off your total interest bill. Take a look to see how you can save – and become mortgage-free faster.
Imagine if you went for weeks without brushing your hair! Well, grooming is as important for your dog as it is for you. Brushing your dog’s coat keeps them happy and healthy – and it’s great for bonding time between a dog and their owner.
With the explosion of streaming services, you may have lots of old CDs and DVDs cluttering up your house. They are unlikely to make the nostalgic comeback that we have seen with vinyl records, so here’s what you can do with them, rather than sending them to landfill.
We’ve got two easy recipes for play dough that is edible rather than just ‘taste safe’. We’re not suggesting you feed it to your kids for lunch, but if they do happen to have a little taste, it’s perfectly safe.
Are you making the most of your washing machine? It’s much more versatile than you may think. Here are some common household items you can throw in and let it do the work for you.
Research has shown that most of us are eating far too much meat and it can be bad for our health. We’re not suggesting you have cauliflower ‘steak’ but there are a few simple swaps that will reduce your meat intake and be better for your health. Plus, it will also help your bank balance.
Be honest, if you had to take your driving test again tomorrow, would you pass? And do you know if the road rules are even the same as when you learned to drive? Here’s why your child needs some professional driving lessons.
Thinking of taking on a DIY job carpentry job this weekend? After all, it can’t be that difficult, right? Well, you could be very wrong. Here’s why you should rethink those DIY projects.
If you added up all the time you spend shopping for birthday presents throughout the year, you’d be horrified! A great way to save time is to do it all in one hit – either a big shopping trip or an online buying session (or a combination of the two). Here are some things to remember, to make it worthwhile.
First, think carefully about having both a cat and dog as pets (the saying ‘fighting like cats and dogs’ came from somewhere!). Having said that, dogs and cats can live together in harmony and even become friends, but it all depends on their temperaments.
The answer to ‘can I have a pet dragon’?’ is yes! Now your kids can have any ‘pet’ they like when you have a fun, creative session making pet rocks.
If you’re baking and have run out of eggs, try one of these substitutes instead. Some of the substitutes are also a great option if you are baking for someone who follows a vegan diet.
Have you ever looked at generic brands in the supermarket and thought the quality may not be as good? Well, they often contain the same ingredients as the well-known brands - the only difference is the money you save.
We can all get a bit achy as we get older – and the same goes for your dog. But how do you know when it’s something more serious, such as canine arthritis. Obviously, they can’t tell you how they are feeling, so here are some signs to look out for.
A little bit of dirt and dust on your car won’t do any harm, right? Err, Wrong! Here are some common culprits that could be causing your car’s paintwork to deteriorate faster than it should.
Without adequate ventilation, your roof space can heat to above 60 degrees in summer. This heat will transfer through your ceiling and into your house. Installing a whirlybird will help keep your home cooler.
Fancy some pizza for breakfast? Just kidding, but did you know that pizza can be more nutritious than many of the breakfast cereals you find at the supermarket? That’s because cereals are often packed with added sugar. Try some of our brekky ideas instead.
We're still looking for that one local business to join Little Aussie's recommended business network. So to help you in the meantime, here are a few businesses near your home that you can choose from.