TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BRACKEN RIDGE
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Bracken Ridge is a northern suburb of Brisbane, located about 18 km of the CBD. The suburb is home to a number of housing estates. Its terrain is generally hilly, with the highest area featuring a park and a reservoir. Some streets of this leafy, family-friendly suburb, particularly those on the hill, has beautiful views and breezes.
Bracken Ridge offers an abundance of space, food for various nasty and destructive pests to make their way into your home, with the suburb housing the Bracken Ridge Reserve and Bald Hills creek to the North-West.
Silverfish Infestation in Bracken Ridge
Silverfish loves Brisbane’s humid temperature, so don’t be surprised if you are harbouring silverfish in your home. These pests have been around for more than 400 million years, so it’s impossible to totally get rid of them.
But you can reduce your risk of silverfish infestation by denying them their food source – the cellulose, carbohydrates, sugars and starches that are found in things like cardboard, cloth and paper. Don’t let dust accumulate in those boxes you keep in your shed, garage, roof or spare room filled with documents, clothes, or photos. This is because paper-based products are the primary food source of silverfish.
Termite Risk in Bracken Ridge
Bracken Ridge is a lovely green suburb with plenty of parks and bushland areas. Whilst older and more established suburbs like Bracken Ridge are a pleasure to work and live in, they are also appealing to one of the most destructive pests in Brisbane.
Termites love wood so they will inevitably find their way to wherever there is an accumulation of trees, dead wood, and rotten branches, and if it so happens that your property is near these termite food, they will also eventually make their way to your home.
Each home in the suburbs falls into the Termite Activity Risk Factor Scale: Low, Low to Moderate, Moderate, Moderate to High and High. A home that offers a conducive environment that attracts termites will put it in the High-Risk Category. Some of these conditions are: a garden up against your home; hot water system and air conditioner overflow piping leaking to the ground; and stumps and root crowns left in the ground.
There is a misconception that homes made of brick are safe from termites. This is far from the truth. It all takes for termites to attack is a small crack in the slab or incorrectly fitted plumbing penetrations.
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Wood Borers in Bracken Ridge
Wood borers are also common in Bracken Ridge, though not as destructive as termites. However, unlike termites, they can thrive on less favourable conditions. Wood borers usually attack timber floorboards. The most common are Common Furniture Beetle, House Longhorn Beetle and Powder Post Beetle.
Bracken Ridge Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are the most well-travelled pest as they hitch a ride mainly on luggage and secondhand furniture. These blood-feeding pests will attack all types of accommodations from five-star hotels to budget hostels.
Most people on holiday tend to either throw their luggage onto the bed or furniture and over the course of the trip clothes could end up on the floor. This seems like a harmless practice, but the bed or furniture can be infected with bed bugs. Bed bugs will cling to your clothes, which you will throw into your luggage and then brought to your home.
Cockroach Infestation in Bracken Ridge
Pest specialists receive many calls about pest infestation in the suburb. It doesn’t take much for a house or any structure to harbour cockroaches – just plenty of food and water sources, including food scraps and waste not properly placed in garbage bins, improperly stored pet food, and leaking plumbing and appliances.
Rodent Invasion in Bracken Ridge
With winter approaching, expect rodents to become very active as they scurry to find a warm place to nest during the cold months.
Rodents are common in Australia, with the three most problematic species in all of Queensland being: house mouse, sewer rate and ship rat. Rodent problems must be addressed immediately because not only do they carry diseases they also attract fleas, which come with their own set of diseases. There are species of rodents that are protected and not protected in Australia, so it is best to call an experienced rodent removal specialist to deal with the problem.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Bracken Ridge, you will need to consider what termite prevention solutions are available. Our company offers all types of solutions including physical and chemical barriers as well as reticulation systems. You can reach us on
A new and rapidly growing suburb of Brisbane’s north, North Lakes is situated roughly 26 km away from Brisbane and has a population of approximately 21,000 people. Its hot, humid weather conditions and leafy surrounds makes it the perfect environment for pests like termites to breed. Warmer weather conditions also enable parasites like fleas and ticks to thrive, making your beloved pets easy targets.
North Lakes is also known for its cafés and restaurants in the area, and restaurant and café pest control in the Brisbane area is best left to the experts like Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.
A multiple award winner, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions will assess your residential or commercial property in North Lakes to identify the exact issue then recommend the best pest control option for you.
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Bracken Ridge is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Bracken Ridge is close to the sea, the area is a good target by drywood termites, which need high moisture content in the timber they attack.
Throughout Queensland, the most commonly found termites are Subterranean termites and Drywood termites.
The West Indian drywood termite, is the world’s most destructive drywood termite. It is the culprit to massive economic damage to timber houses in Queensland, including properties in Bracken Ridge.