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Chandler, an outer south-eastern suburb in Brisbane, is located 16.4 km south-east by road from the Brisbane GPO.
This semi-rural suburb has 1,442 people residents.
Chandler is bordered to the east by Tingalpa Creek and to the south by the Tingalpa Reservoir. Its easternmost point is the easternmost point of mainland Brisbane.
It is dominated by bushland and homes on acreage, near the major commercial districts of Carindale and Capalaba. Its most popular feature is the sporting and entertainment complex, Sleeman Centre.
A waste transfer station, Chandler Transfer Station, is located in the suburb and run by the Brisbane City Council.
Chandler gives off a rural vibe yet it’s close to the CBD, the airport, the Gateway Motorway. It also offers easy access to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. It is home to market gardens, poultry farms and horse breeding farms.
Flooding can be a problem in Chandler with it being close to the Tingalpa Creek and Tingalpa Reservoir. Even without floods, a semi-rural area like Chandler has its pest problems.
Here are the pests that can be encountered by residents of Chandler:
Known as a silent destroyer among pests, termites can attack gardens and homes regardless of whether they are made of bricks or wood. They often enter buildings without being detected. There will be no immediate signs of their presence until damage to the property becomes noticeable.
There are various ways termites can enter your home: through cracks or crevices, as well as pipes that pass through the concrete slab.
They feed on anything wood, including house foundations, roof void timbers, window frames, door frames, timber stacks, building refuse, and more. Termites are also known to eat books.
The best way to protect your home is to have a termite barrier installed around your property and have regular termite inspections.
Cockroaches come in big sizes in Australia. The types of cockroaches in Australia include German cockroaches, Australian cockroaches, American cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, and Brown-banded Cockroaches.
It’s not hard to detect their presence as they will leave multiple signs including cockroach droppings, eggs and a strange odour.
These pests are known to carry pathogens that cause various diseases, gastroenteritis, dysentery, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and more. They can contaminate surfaces, food, kitchen utensils mainly via contact with their droppings, shed skins, empty egg cases and dead cockroaches.
Ants are common in Queensland because they thrive in warm humid climates. Though they are small, they are still considered as pests. Some species pack a painful bite while others can contaminate your food.
These insects enter the home in search of food and water. They love human food, but most especially sweet stuff like honey, syrup, candy and sugar. They also seek water that, which they take back to their nest.
If ant population becomes massive, treatment becomes difficult. The best route to take is to call for assistance from qualified pest control experts.
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Australia is home to some of the most venomous spiders in the world. They are dangerous to small children and pets. But overall, a significant number of spider species are harmless. In addition, there is an effective anti-venom for spider bites. The key is to seek immediate medical attention.
The most common spiders in Australia include Huntsman Spider, Funnel Web Spider, Redback Spider, White-Tailed Spider, Black House Spider, Common House Spider, Daddy Long Legs Spider, and Garden Orb-Weaving Spider.
One thing to remember about sighting a spider is that if you’ve seen one, there are probably more hiding in dark cracks and crevices. It is best to contact a qualified pest control technician to take care of the problem before the infestation becomes bigger.
Silverfish are considered as pests because they can cause serious destruction in your home and personal belongings. Their food consists primarily of items that contain starches such as glue, book bindings, paper, sugar, textiles and clothes.
Since they reproduce very quickly, it becomes harder to fix the problem if it is ignored for a long time. If silverfish are allowed to run rampant in your home, they can cause great damage and it will become more expensive to get rid of them.
Since silverfish may not be easily detected because of their agility, plus the fact that they are active only at night, check places where they might be hanging around such as kitchens, basements, garages, wardrobes and drawers.
Rodents are social animals that live in groups. Rats and mice are the most common type of rodents that infest homes and buildings. They enter through cavities and spaces in buildings in search of food, water and shelter.
They prefer to live outdoors but they might to choose to stay indoors for long periods if there is sufficient sources of food and water. If they are indoors, they might build nests within wall voids, roof voids, beneath floors and inside stored food.
Rodents are harmful because some species of mice and rats carry pathogens that cause diseases such as leptospirosis, plague, typhus, and more. To keep mice and rats away is one good way to protect the health of your family.
To keep them away, deny them entry points, maintain a clean and tidy home and make sure to keep windows and doors closed especially during the cold months. In case of a rodent infestation, call for professional assistance to undertake safe and effective rodent extermination.
Mosquitoes are also common in Queensland. They are considered as pests because of their constant buzzing and biting while you are sleeping or while you are outdoors.
In addition to being annoying, mosquitoes are small but quite scary because they are carriers of some of the deadliest diseases ever to plague mankind. A mosquito bite can transmit Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and Dengue virus.
The common symptoms of mosquito-related diseases are fever, fatigue and headache. If these three symptoms occur after being by mosquitoes recently, visit a doctor for consultation even if the bite has already gone.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Chandler, 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 Chandler is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Chandler 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 Chandler.
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