TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN HAWTHORNE
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Hawthorne is a suburb in Brisbane, with 4,989 residents. It is bordered by the Brisbane River.
Located 6.5 km east of the CBD, Hawthorne was a farming district in the 1860s and gradually subdivided with the development of Brisbane.
Hawthorne may not be as popular as its closest neighbours, like Bulimba, New Farm and Teneriffe, but it offers a wholesome lifestyle and verdant environment. This walkable suburb is oozing with old-world charm, with its heritage-listed buildings nestled along tree-lined streets. Residents also get to enjoy various parklands such as the waterside Hardcastle Park, which offers scenic views of Teneriffe and New Farm.
Its main thoroughfare, Hawthorne Road, is filled with various cafes, restaurants, boutiques and gourmet food shops. There are more entertainment options including the historical Hawthorne Cinema, which claims to have the biggest cinema screen in Brisbane.
It is also home to the Morningside Football Club, Jack Esplen Oval and Hawthorne Park. It features a bistro that serves hearty meals and cold brews.
Hawthorne is a perfectly blend of old and new, making it ideal for families as well as established independents, couples and professionals.
Hawthorne is a well-established suburb, but properties are still vulnerable to pests because of the area’s natural environment coupled with Queensland’s subtropical climate. Here are the pests that pose problems with Hawthorne homeowners.
Ants tend to be ignored because of their tiny size. Though ants don’t cause structural damage to properties, they pose a health risk to humans. This is because ants are often found in unhygienic places. They carry toxic germs in their tiny bodies, which they can spread to the food or surface they come in contact with.
There are species that don’t sting, but those that do, like the fire ants, deliver a painful sting. The sting can bring great discomfort and swelling of the affected area, and in rare instances, can cause allergic reactions to some people.
In Australia, the ants that commonly show up in residential and commercial properties are Carpenter Ants, Sugar Ants, White Footed Ants, Black Ants, Argentine Ants, Singapore Ants and Fire Ants. It may be difficult to identify the species of ants with an untrained eye. For the right treatment for a specific ant species, call licensed pest control specialists.
Cockroaches are more likely to be seen at night when all the lights are off. It is their time to hunt for food, which is mostly leftover food on the dinner table or unwashed dishes in the sink. Their favourite hiding places are dark and damp zones such as the kitchen, bathroom, basement, etc.
Their oval-shaped, flattened bodies allow them to squeeze into tiny gaps and into your home. They eat organic food and are also known to consume soap, pages of books, glue, etc. Cockroaches shouldn’t be welcomed in the home because they have germs and bacteria in their bodies that can be transmitted to humans and develop into serious diseases.
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Rodents are nocturnal pests that cause damage to properties because of their habit of constantly gnawing on things. They have to keep gnawing to control the growth of their incisors, which never stop growing.
These agile pests can be found loitering around garbage bins, drains and other filthy areas. They feed on practically anything including any leftover food. Since they hang out in dirty places, bacteria get struck on their bodies. These harmful bacteria can cause serious illnesses such as hantavirus and plague.
Most spiders found in Australia are harmless, i.e. don’t bite. But for those spiders that do bite, it can be dangerous because of their venom. Spiders can easily gain access to home and once they manage to get in, they can become a serious problem in no time.
Spiders don’t feed on human food. They spin cob webs, which they use to trap their prey. These are other bugs that may also be considered as pests like ants and other spiders.
Spider bites are painful and cause skin rashes and severe infection. Other spiders deliver a venomous bite, which will need immediate medical attention.
Termites are often confused with ants because of their size and appearance. But ants are not capable of eating away all the wooden parts of your home.
Though they don’t pose any health risk to humans, they have a tendency to bite people when they feel threatened. The bite can cause swelling and pain around the affected area. Their nest also produce dust, which can be harmful for people with asthma and allergies.
They live underground most of the time, so it is not likely for people to see them. But like other pests, they leave clues of their presence. If you see mud tunnels around the foundation, discover hollow-sounding timber, or hear humming noises inside the walls of your home, you may be dealing with a termite infestation.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Hawthorne, 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 Hawthorne is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Harthorne 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 Hawthorne.