TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN CARINA
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The Brisbane suburb of Carina is located 7 km east of the CBD. It is bordered by the suburbs of Carindale, Carina Heights, Cannon Hill and Camp Hill.
This mostly residential suburb is surrounded by parklands. It has a diverse terrain ranging from flat on the Bulimba Creek floodplain in the east, to hilly in the west towards Seven Hills and Camp Hill.
Dominated by large blocks, Carina has mostly families, retirees and young professional couples as residents, who are drawn in by the suburb’s tranquil and relaxed lifestyle and great community spirit as well as its green spaces, playgrounds, dog parks and bushwalks.
Carina offers the ideal relaxed suburban lifestyle. It is green and leafy, surrounded by beautiful parklands. But this idyllic setting also attracts bugs and insects. Business owners and homeowners in Carina like in other Brisbane suburbs have to deal with pests that threaten their health and property.
If you own property in any suburb, locality or region of Queensland, be vigilant about termites. These pests love humid conditions and timber. In the worst-case scenario, the framework of a residence could be gone within 6 to 12 months of constant munching by wood-loving termites.
The suburb is especially vulnerable to termite attack due to several factors. First, the age of the housing stick is 60 years old on average, which means any original chemical treatment has since expired. Second, Carina is an older suburb and so are the gardens. There may be old tree stumps in your garden or your neighbour’s that are concealing termites. Third, it has plenty of parklands with native eucalyptus trees that are usually where termites build their nest. This can happen with Carina situated between Seven Hills and White Hills Reserves.
Carina features a combination of old and new residential properties. Unfortunately, Carina is among the high-risk suburbs for termite infestation. Surprisingly, local pest control specialists note that most calls about termites are from owners of newer homes. This is because newer homes are standing on slabs that have had a physical termite barrier placed during construction. These barriers are effective, but they weaken as time passes. As the structure becomes loose because of movements, rips and cracks can appear, creating entry points for termites.
The subterranean termite is especially fitting for the Brisbane climate. Using barriers, taking preventive measures and having a regular inspection are imperative for keeping termites away and maintaining the value and good condition of your property.
Do you hear scratching noise in your walls or ceiling? You might be living with a rodent but you can’t be sure until you get a sighting. When you open the door to the attic or garage and turn on the light and see something scampering away, then you’re living with a rodent. The bad news is if you see one, chances are high that many more (probably a family or two) are hiding.
You have to get rid of your rodent problem at home because they can destroy your home, spoil your food and spread diseases.
Pest control specialists can identify what type of rodent you’re dealing with by looking at the size of their droppings. Based on their finding, they can recommend the proper baiting program that will effectively eliminate rodents in your home.
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There are hundreds of species of these eight-legged pests. Some species are harmless, while others pose risk to people. These spiders (like the Sydney funnel-web and the Redback) have poison that can be dangerous to humans. The good news is that spider bites are not necessarily fatal anymore because of the availability of anti-venom.
Spiders are generally harmless unless they are provoked. The Huntsman can be huge and frightening, but they are good hunters of bugs like cockroaches, so they help control the pest population in your home.
If you have a harmless spider in your home, you can catch and free it outside. If you have a poisonous one, you can crush it (if you catch it) or use an insect spray to kill it. But the best way to deal with spiders is to call your local pest control company. They can treat the external area of your property to prevent spiders from gaining access again.
The many different species of ants are unique in terms of nesting, behaviour, features and dietary preferences. Here are some of the species you can expect to encounter: Argentine Ant, Black House Ant, White-footed House Ant, Coastal Brown Ant, Carpenter Ant and Bull Ant.
Ant control can be challenging as it takes more than a surface spray. Your local pest technician uses the latest products that ensure long-term and successful ant control.
Cockroaches come in different sizes, shapes and colours. Out of roughly 30 different species, only four are recognised as pests.
These pests flourish in warm conditions, particularly in places where temperatures surpass 20 degC. They will be often seen in wet and dark pieces. Cockroaches hate bright lights, which means they are likely hiding when the sun is out. When you turn on the lights in a room, they will scatter and hide.
There are several signs that let you know if you have a cockroach infestation. You will see faeces that look like black pepper or coffee grounds. A musty odour indicates a serious infestation. You will also see dead cockroaches and oval-shaped egg cases (ootheca).
A cockroach infestation has to be addressed seriously because these pests are carriers of 33 types of bacteria, including salmonella and E. coli. These bacteria can enter the bloodstream and may result in life-threatening infections. They also carry allergens in their faeces, saliva and parts of the body, which can cause allergic reactions.
There are steps you can take to keep cockroaches away. Remove from your home their food source, possible hiding places and entry points. If you do experience a cockroach invasion, get professional help.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Carina, 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 Carina is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Carina 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 Carina.