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Hedra, a suburb in the city of Brisbane, is located about 6 km north-east of the Brisbane CBD. It is mostly residential with
It had 4,625 residents as of 2016.
This picturesque and charming suburb is mostly residential with an industrial district in the north-east.
The suburb is known for its streets that are lined with Jacaranda and Royal Poinciana Trees. It is bordered in the north by Schultz Canal and the Airport Link motorway and to the east by the Southern Cross Way and the Ascot racecourse and the Doomben racecourse to the south.
Like Brisbane suburbs, the types of properties in Hendra includes the traditional Queenslander homes. The post-war homes that also dominated the area were gradually knocked down to give way to luxury need builds and large renovated homes, which have transformed the architectural landscape of Hendra.
The zoning of Hendra is mostly character residential, which means there are a few apartments and townhouses in the suburb. In keeping with its character homes, this is the suburb where you can see a broad range of modern amenities and conveniences and the same time hear horses clip-clopping on the street. This is especially true for those who live in the old stables.
There is plenty of cafes to choose from, as well as childcare options and gyms. You can take a short walk to Racecourse Village for your groceries. For more restaurants, cafes and cinemas, there is Racecourse Road and Portside, which is just 5 minutes by car.
The suburb of Hendra with its tree-lined streets may be look charming and idyllic, but pests are lurking to get advantage of unwary property owners. Here are the pests that need to be watched.
Cockroaches are drawn to properties with moisture, food and warmth. Their food sources are human food and a wide range of organic materials such as glue, cardboard, faeces, fellow cockroaches and dead animals. They are usually found in the bathroom and kitchen.
Because they are filthy pests, cockroaches pose threat to humans because they contaminate foods. So, it is important to prevent cockroaches from entering your home or avoiding a cockroach infestation. They can cause skin allergies and chronic diseases such as listeriosis, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, and more. The cockroaches that are commonly treated in Hendra are Australian Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, German Cockroach and American Cockroach.
Spiders will always try to get into homes, but rarely interact with humans. Unfortunately, especially for people with a genuine fear of spiders, these insects are part of Australian life. Fortunately, most of them are harmless and would simply spend their days spinning webs to catch their prey.
This is not saying that you shouldn’t be wary of spider inside your home. There are spiders whose venom can be fatal. For an average person, it is hard to identify species of spiders. If you get bitten, seek immediate medical attention. If you are experiencing a spider infestation, call for professional pest control service.
Ants differ in size and colour, but they are all the same in terms of behaviour. The most vulnerable of your home that can be infested by ants is the area where food is prepared and/or stored. Sugary foods are one of their favourites and they can find wherever they are stored or located.
Ants bite, but one or two bites are insignificant. However, multiple bites can be a cause for concern because the patient can develop allergic reactions. Houses are a magnet for ants because of the presence of many food sources, such as human food and clothes.
It is fine to see one or two ants. But since ants are social insects, they live and work in groups. If you see an ant or two, it means there are many more that you’re not seeing just yet. Ant infestation can be irritating, and it will not be easy to get rid of them, so call for help from licensed pest control experts.
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These nocturnal pests will chew on almost anything, including book bindings, wallpaper, clothing and paper that are usually stored in the basement, attic, kitchen, or bathroom as well as storage boxes in the garage and shed.
Silverfish don’t pose health risk, but they can cause damage to personal belongings. They also have the capability to multiply fast, so call a professional pest control service to keep silverfish away from your home.
Southeast Queensland is a high-risk zone for termites because the love Australia’s warm and humid climate conditions. To prevent termite infestation, experts recommend homeowners conduct a termite inspection at least every 12 months, depending on whether your house is at risk.
Because 1 in 5 Australia homes will be attacked by termites annually, termite inspection is every homeowner’s first line of defence against potential attacks by these wood-feeding pests.
There are many species of wasps in the Hendra and the Brisbane area. They are European Wasp, English Wasp and Yellow Jacket wasp.
Wasp stings are very painful and may also be life-threatening if the patient is allergic to wasp venom. However, wasps only attack when they feel threatened. So, if you see a hive or nest around your house, don’t try to remove it. Call professional pest control service.
Two of the most common rodent species that cause problems for property owners are rats and mice. These pests are social animals that live in groups. They squeeze through cavities and spaces in homes and other buildings that offer food, warmth and shelter.
Though rats and mice prefer to live outdoors, they can take up residency in a house all-year round if the house provides sufficient food sources. Indoors, rodents will build nests within wall cavities, roof voids, under floors and even stored food.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Hendra, 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 Hendra is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Hendra 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 Hendra.