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Pest Control in Clayfield

Clayfield is a Brisbane suburb with 10,555 residents as of 2016.

It is located 7.4 km from the Brisbane GPO. Its name was derived from the deposit of clay used for making bricks in nearby Hendra. The suburb also comprised the locality of Eagle Junction, which was considered as a separate suburb until the late 1960s.

Clayfield is one of the more popular suburbs in Brisbane’s north side, with its excellent schools, beautiful heritage homes and abundant green spaces. From Clayfield, it is so easy to commute around Brisbane being sandwiched between the Brisbane CBD and the airport and its proximity to New Farm and Teneriffe.

The residents consist of young and established families, couples, professionals and retirees.

The residential properties comprise a blend of traditional Queenslander homes and huge heritage properties, constructed on large blocks with verdant gardens. Locals are drawn to Clayfield’s large green properties and family-centred, community atmosphere.

Potential Risks for Pest Infestation

Here are the destructive pests that present problems for residents in Clayfield.

Termite Control in Clayfield

These ancient insects are commonly called “white ants” but their similarity to ants are superficial. In reality, termites are closer relatives to cockroaches. In nature, termites are beneficial. But when they enter a house, they are destructive.

It’s not easy to detect these wood-eating pests because they spend much of their underground, trying to avoid the light. Termites are found within timbers where they leave a wafer-thin layer to protect themselves. Or, they build mud-like tubes to protect themselves while going around from place to place.

Rodent Control

Rodents have become a big problem in Australia as construction boomed and waste management declined. More than being a nuisance, rats and mice pose health risks because they can spread more than 35 diseases, via their droppings or urine, or via the fleas, mites and ticks they carry around their bodies.

They bite and they defecate 60 times per day because they feed up to 25 times per day. They can cause damage to property due to their habit of constantly chewing. Rodent urine and faeces can contaminate the air you breathe, so make sure to always be alert to signs of rodent infestation.

Cockroach Control in Clayfield

Contrary to what you might believe, cockroaches are actually the most hated pests in the home and property, topping rats, bed bugs and spiders. They don’t bite, but they are filthy and disgusting. Cockroaches carry bacteria that cause severe diseases.

Cockroaches must be treated as soon as possible because they reproduce at a fast pace, which makes a full-blown infestation a possibility in a short period of time.


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Ant Control in Clayfield

Their small size allows ants to enter a house through the tiniest of cracks. Despite their size, ants are one of the most common and successful organisms on the planet. They are found in practically all types of habitats throughout the world.

Being opportunistic feeders, they eat whatever is available. Some species prey on small insects, spiders and other arthropods. Others feed on sweet stuff, drink nectar from flowers, and gather honeydew.

Ants in the home can be eliminated with commercial sprays. However, these ants are just foragers collecting food for the rest of the ants in their colony. Therefore, killing ants with commercial sprays is not effective in the long term because the ant colony is not as easy to find.

Wasp Control

There are thousands of wasp species in Australia, but the two that you are likely to come across are the paper wasps and the European wasps. While the paper wasp sting is extremely painful, the European wasp sting is something else. With European wasps, about 10% of every sting victim will develop an allergy that could turn fatal if not given proper medical attention immediately.

Wasps can sting multiple times, which make them dangerous. They turn aggressive when their home is threatened. For this reason, wasp control can only be done by a trained pest control technician, particularly the removal of wasp nest from your premises.

Spider Control in Clayfield

There are varied species of spiders, and the most common are the ones you encounter in your home. For example, the Huntsman is the spider that sneaks in under your doors and scurry around under your furniture. The Redback will live and breed around the properties and are very dangerous because of their venomous bite. Other species can be found in the foliage in and around the grounds and outside the buildings.

The main problems with spiders are their webs, which can make your room messy, dirty and unhygienic. The other problem is with venomous spiders, which will require patients to seek immediate medical health to prevent a disastrous outcome.

Getting rid of spiders must be done by professional pest control technicians because they can better identify the species of spider that has invaded your home and apply the proper treatment and control solutions.

If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Clayfield, 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


Clayfield Termite Hazard Level

High – Very High Risk

Termite Hazard Level Gauge image

According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Clayfield is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.

Because Clayfield is close to the sea, the area is a good target by drywood termites, which need high moisture content in the timber they attack.

Termite Images Suburb

Termite Image from CSIRO

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 Clayfield.

  • A coastal environment like Wynnum is prone to termite and vermin attacks.

  • The number one thing that attracts termites is water or moisture. It is almost a guarantee that if a home has water leakage problems, it will soon be invaded by termites, if it hasn’t been already.

  • Damage to homes, whether made from weatherboard, is likely if termites, or white ants, are left unchecked. 


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