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Kelvin Lawrie rentokil.com.au
Kelvin Lawrie, Technical and Training Manager, Rentokil Australia.
I worked in various senior management roles for Rentokil prior to this position. I also owned and operated a very successful pest control business for 15 years and lectured part time at New South Wales Technical College for 5 years. I have over 23 year experience, in all facets of Pest Management and Fumigation.
Parliament house was recently invaded by thousands of jumping chirping crickets which were fast growing in plague numbers. It appears that the entire Capital Territory has been experiencing a plague. Canberra is not the only place that has been experiencing cricket problems. Tamworth, our city that hosts the Country Music Festival every year was also [...]
Over the last six months the Australia farming community has experienced floods, fires and locust plagues, and now they are facing a mouse plague. Already farmers in Western Australia, South Australia, NSW and Queensland are experiencing a mouse invasion of plague proportions, with rodents eating their way through crops and moving into suburban homes.
With the increase in the number of international travellers, people moving more frequently, overcrowded living conditions and the lack of effective insecticides, the number of bed bug infestations have increased significantly. Bed bugs are dispersed largely by people bringing them into their homes in their luggage or on clothes after visiting an infested dwelling or [...]
Purchasing a home? Homeowners and purchasers alike should take care to ensure that before buying a home it is prudent to get it thoroughly inspected for termites and follow up with regular inspections. If there are concerns or the pre-purchase pest report indicates that the house is in a high risk area or has signs [...]
The aftermath of Cyclone Yarsi in Queensland and the severe flooding in Northern New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia may trigger a number of pest problems. Besides the tangible effects of the flooding such as the severe damage to property and infrastructure, there are also major concerns with contamination, disease and pests that can [...]