TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN COORPAROO
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The Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo is located 5/7 km south-east of the Brisbane GPO. It is bounded by Camp Hill, Holland Park, Stones Corner, Greenslopes, East Brisbane and Norman Park. As of 2016, 16,282 people are living there.
Coorparoo offers a lifestyle that is perfect families and professionals.
It is hailed as one of Brisbane’s lifestyle centres, boasting of great shopping, cafes and restaurants as well as parklands. The housing options are varied, including new and older units, renovated Queenslanders, art deco homes, and California bungalow.
It is a family-friendly suburb, attracting growing families with its great schools and close proximity to the CBD. It is a catchment for a number of top schools including Coorparoo State School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School, Loreto College, St James Catholic Primary School and Coorparoo Secondary College.
Coorparoo also attracts many working professionals because of the easily accessible public transportation. Commuting is made easy with strategically located bus stops, along with the Coorparoo train station.
With a generally large population and thriving residential and commercial areas, Coorparoo will attract pests that are always in search of sustenance. Here are some of the pests that may cause problems in your home:
More than just annoying, rats and mice do things that are harmful: constantly eat, contaminating food supply; bite; defecate multiple times daily and urinate to mark their territory; gnaw on wiring and insulation; and carry bacteria that causes diseases to humans and pets.
These signs include droppings, food debris, greasy trails or rub tracks, holes around the home; gnawing damage; scratching, chewing and squeaking sounds.
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it might be rat or mice. In fact, about 40% of all mammals are in fact in the rodent family, with the Norway rat, the roof rat, and the house mouse the ones that you’d likely encounter. If you are experiencing a rodent infestation, there is no effective way to deal with it than to call your local pest control company.
There are roughly 3,500 species of cockroaches in Australia. The most common types that you are likely encounter are American cockroaches, German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches. These pests are usually seen in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry area and around drains.
If you don’t see a live cockroach, you will be able to see signs of their presence, such as coffee bean-like droppings, brown smears on places like kitchen counters, cockroach eggs, shed skins, and strange odour.
No matter how common cockroaches are in houses and buildings, they are still filthy, disgusting pests that pose serious health risks to humans. If you spot one or several cockroaches, don’t ignore it. Deal with it immediately with commercial insect sprays, or call for professional assistance if you think you’re dealing with a more serious infestation.
Ants are tiny, but they are regarded as one of the most common and successful organisms on earth. They use the antennae to communicate and pick up pheromones from the other ants in their colony.
Ants will eat just about anything because they are opportunistic feeders. There are species that feed on small bugs, spiders and other arthropods. And there are ants that love sweets and so will drink nectar from flowers and collect honeydew.
When they are indoors, ants feed on whatever they can find such as crumbs, rubbish and sweet stuff like honey and sugar.
Ants may be small but they are not harmless. Because of their feeding habits, ants pick up bacteria and fungi on their feet and will transfer these pathogens onto our food, which results in contamination or spoilage.
The ants that you see can be handled with commercial insect sprays. However, those visible ants are workers out to gather food. Therefore, killing those ants is not effective because more of them are in their colony that is hidden underground. When dealing with an ant infestation, it is best to call for help from your local pest control technician.
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There are thousands of species of wasps in Australia, but there are two that you will likely encounter: paper wasp and European wasp.
The bright yellow and black wasp is longer than bee with a narrow waist. They are usually found in the garden. The European wasp deliver a very nasty sting. It is similar in colouring with paper wasps, but smaller and appears more bee-like. They are more likely to zip past you rather than hover.
If you find a wasp nest in or around your property, call a qualified pest control company to remove. Don’t attempt to disturb their nest as they can attack, if they are provoked. A wasp sting is not only painful, but can also cause anaphylactic shock in some people.
Damage from termite infestation is more devastating than from a fire. They are hard to eliminate if you overlook termite prevention. Termites are not only bad for your home. They are also bad for your health because some people can be sensitive to their droppings.
The common types of termites are the Conehead termites, Damp-wood termites, Dry-wood termites and Subterranean termites.
Homeowners must be vigilant against termites because homeowners’ insurance doesn’t normally cover damage from termite infestation. If you suspect the presence of termites in your home, call your trusted pest control company and book a termite inspection right away.
Spiders are common in Australia. They are usually found in the parts of a home that is undisturbed such as garages, basements, attics, roofs, ceilings, storerooms, etc. Spiders make their home in dark and damp places with easy access to food and water,
Most species of spiders are harmless, busy spinning webs that they use to catch their prey, which consists of small bugs. There are also spiders that give a nasty bite. Though there is an effective anti-venom available, it is still wise to stay away from spiders, especially if you can’t identify their species.
For spider infestations, let your local pest control professional deal with identifying, eliminating and treating spiders.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Coorparoo, 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 Coorparoo is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Coorparoo 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 Coorparoo.