TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BALMORAL
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Balmoral, a suburb in the City of Brisbane, is located 9 km east of the CBD. It is a small riverside suburb measuring just over 1.5 sq km. Being mostly residential, residents go to neighbouring suburbs for a café and food culture.
It had 3,893 residents as of 2016.
This quiet, charming suburb is tucked away behind some of Brisbane’s more popular riverside suburbs. It has a direct access to the Brisbane River as well as all sorts of amenities.
Balmoral can be accessed via Riding Road, which boasts of a number of cafes, salons and lifestyle stores. Oxford Street, in nearby Bulimba, offers a broader range of cafes, eating places, grocery stores and various boutiques.
There are extensive parklands located in the area bordering the Balmoral State School and the Bulimba Bowls Club.
Though it has remained small in size, Balmoral has experienced growth following the construction of the Norman Creek Bridge in the 1850s. Today, Balmoral remains a tranquil, charming suburb with the added benefit of enjoying the amenities and comforts of its neighbouring suburbs.
Balmoral is for people who prefer a calm suburban lifestyle, with direct access to lifestyle amenities offered by its neighbours. Its leafy streets, tranquil vibe and safe community feel appeal to a broad range of demographics from young and established couples to growing families and retirees.
Even in a small, peaceful suburb like Balmoral, pests can still cause a lot of problems in residential and commercial properties. Hence, the services of experts are needed to not only eliminate the pest problem but to also make sure that pest infestations do not re-occur.
As tiny as they are, they are often ignored at first. However, when you notice that they are present anywhere you look, then ants will cause a number of problems.
The red ants must be avoided because they are aggressive and can cause intense pain with their bite. Carpenter ants, usually black in colour, can build a nest in furniture and wooden areas of the home.
Aside from food sources, the problem with ants may be caused by your surroundings. There may be a nest or opening of ant nest near your property. Find this opening and seal it to stop an ant invasion. Even rotting wood around your home can attract ants. Another reason is leaking pipes and faucets, because ants also need water to survive after all.
Ants have the ability to get from indoors to outdoors once they have found a food source. And once they are inside a building, it is hard to get rid of them without the help of pest control experts.
Cockroaches are annoying insects that can crawl and fly in and around the house. They also pose health risks that lead to severe medical consequences for humans.
They are difficult to spot as they are mostly active at night when everything is quiet and people are asleep. The most common places where cockroaches can be found are the kitchen, bedroom, laundry area, pantry, washroom, lavatories, etc.
Because of their dirty habits, hanging around places that are filled with bacteria and germs, cockroaches can transmit diseases indirectly through contamination. If they come in contact with food or surface, they contaminate it.
These health hazard make cockroaches dangerous and problematic once they succeed in infesting a property.
Rodents are dangerous as they pose health risks and cause damage to properties. These warm-blooded mammals are one of the largest and most common pests in Australia. Because they can breed quickly, it doesn’t take a long time for them to expand their colony
Their need to constantly gnaw on something can damage property. Thanks to their strong teeth, they can even nibble on aluminium and lead sheeting as well as internal wiring. Rodents can cause serious infection in humans through bite, incorrect handling of dead rat or mice, or by consuming food that had been contaminated by their urine, droppings, saliva or hair.
One of the most effective ways of keeping rodents away from your property is by maintaining proper cleanliness hygiene in and around your house.
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Spiders are also common in Australian homes and commercial places. They use webs to travel from place to place and catch their prey, which are bugs and fellow spiders.
These eight-legged creatures don’t bite humans, in general, unless they are provoked or feel threatened. Their fangs are normally too weak or small to puncture skin. There are species that are venomous such as the Brown Recluse and Black Widow, but they prefer to hang out in quiet, undisturbed areas.
Spider webs are known to cause health problems in some people. Thus, keep you living spaces clean and tidy to avoid spider infestation.
Termites are often mistaken for ants, but they are much closer to the cockroach family. Their food sources include wood, leaf muddle, dirt or animal dung in dead plant materials.
The damage that termites can cause on properties is terrifying. Termites feed 24/7, which means the timber parts of a home can get eaten in just a short span of time, compromising its structural integrity. The damage that termites can cause can be more expensive than the damage resulting from floods ostadiumr fires.
There are several species of termites, the most common of which are Subterranean termites, Drywood termites, Dampwood termites, Formosan termites and Flying termites.
Termite infestation must be avoided at all costs because insurance will not cover the losses caused by them.
Silverfish are difficult to catch because they move fast, and their small size allows them to scuttle into the gaps between the floor or holes in the wall. They are mainly active at night and dormant during the day.
Their nests are usually located near the food source, which includes books, papers and other items with starch or carbohydrates in them. They also feed on fibre, silky threads and the glue that binds books. One of the signs of silverfish infestation is when you notice tiny holes in books or papers combined with a yellowish stain.
Silverfish infestation must be avoided because it attracts other bugs such as cockroaches and spiders, which consider silverfish as prey. When other pests enter the picture, the probability of diseases being transmitted to human increases.
Because they are nocturnal and they can easily blend with their surroundings, silverfish may not be easily noticed. However, you can watch out for traces they leave behind such as faeces and the shedding of their skin.
Wasps are generally harmless. They only sting when their colony is threatened. Aside from being extremely painful, wasp stings can trigger anaphylactic shock in some people, which can be dangerous.
The best way to deal with wasps is with the help of professional wasp specialists. They have the experience and the tools to handle wasps and wasp nests safely and effectively.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Balmoral, 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
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Balmoral is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Balmoral 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 Balmoral.