TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN EAST BRISBANE
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East Brisbane, an inner southern suburb of Brisbane, is located 4.8 km south-east of the CBD.
Per the 2016 Census, East Brisbane had 5,934 residents.
It is predominantly residential, with a smattering of commercial districts. The tree-lined streets of its residential areas feature homes of varying styles, from the iconic Queenslanders to unit complexes and modern apartments. The commercial properties are mostly located closer to the main thoroughfares.
It is located by the Story Bridge, which gives its easy access to Fortitude Valley and Brisbane’s northern and southern suburbs.
East Brisbane offers a beautiful riverside location, spacious parklands and a number of outdoor venues. Sporting facilities, barbeque facilities, and many more amenities.
Offering a peaceful and relaxing lifestyle, East Brisbane attracts those who are looking to live in a suburban setting but within easy access to Brisbane’s cosmopolitan vibe.
Pest infestation is a serious issue for places like East Brisbane mainly because of its natural environment. Even in a suburb with a mix of old and new houses and buildings, pests must be actively monitored in order to keep them away.
Ants are present all-year round but are most prevalent during the summer months. There are thousands of species of ants, but only a few are considered as pests. Two of the most common ants are the Blank Ants and the Coastal Brown Ants that build big colonies in and around homes.
Ant colonies are usually found in the dirt, wood, under pavers, wall voids and roof cavities. You may also see them crawling
They can travel a great distance in search of food and return to their colony with the food. Ants produce an invisible chemical that leads other ants to a food source. This is why one or two ants can easily and quickly multiply in numbers in a particular spot.
Ants are considered as pests because they can contaminate food. For this reason, an ant infestation should always be taken seriously.
Cockroaches are one of the oldest insects, dating to about 300 million years ago. Fossil evidence shows that their general body form has barely changed through the years.
These highly evolved insects are adaptable, allowing them to exploit different environments, from decaying leaves, under barks, caves and burrows, even semi-aquatic habitats. There are about 3500 species of cockroaches worldwide, but only 10 species have adapted to live among humans.
Those that live in human dwellings are considered as pests because they can transmit pathogenic diseases to humans, including food poisoning, hepatitis, typhoid fever, and more. These diseases can be quite serious, so cockroach infestations must be addressed as quickly as possible.
Of the hundreds of spider species all over Australia, some are harmless, and others are the most dangerous. The spiders that are typically treated by pest services companies around the East Brisbane area include the Garden Wolf Spider, Redback Spider, White-tail Spider and Huntsman Spider.
You will find spiders living either outdoors like gardens or inside buildings where they can spin their webs to capture their prey. They hunt and look for friends at night, which is the time when they are most active.
Spiders tend to be more active during colder weather, as they come out of their hibernation. When autumn, some spiders perish, while others hibernate until spring.
With so many spiders, a bite should be taken seriously. The average person won’t know the species that delivered the bite. It may come from a venomous spider and must be given immediate medical attention.
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Mosquitoes can make life unpleasant and uncomfortable, due to the constant buzzing and the bite, which can turn red and itchy. If you are standing water in and around your property, eliminate it immediately because it is a favourite mosquito breeding ground.
These blood-sucking insects are active at dawn or sunset – or both. This is the time when they feed. If you are outside and want to avoid mosquitoes, stay away from brilliant colours.
A problem with a few mosquitoes can quickly turn into a serious infestation, if left untreated. Mosquitoes can multiply fast because an egg can develop into a grownup in a matter of six to 10 days.
Like ants, termites are social insects that live in colonies. Their main food source is cellulose, which is found in wood, timber, paper, etc. Termites like to hide their activity, so they infest structures that are found in concealed places.
Termites can easily gain access into any building from beneath the floors, up wall voids, along plumbing pipes, through the joints in the building concrete, etc. One of the most effective ways to deter termites is by installing termite barriers.
For places such as Queensland that are considered as high-risk zones for termites, a regular termite inspection is a must for all structures, both residential and commercial.
Australia is currently home to more than 60 rat species. There are two types that thrive in suburban Australia: the brown and black species.
A rat infestation should be dealt with seriously for a number of reasons. Rats can transmit several diseases. In addition, their feeding habits are very destructive, and their nesting habits can easily damage home structures.
You’ll most likely catch rodents at night when they are most active. If you hear the sounds in your roof void or see gnaw marks in certain wooden parts of your home, you’re probably living with rats or mice.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in East Brisbane, 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 East Brisbane is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because East Brisbane 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 East Brisbane.
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