TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN HERSTON
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Herston, an inner suburb in the city of Brisbane, is located 3.6 km by car north of the Brisbane CBD.
According to the 2016 Census, the suburb had a population of 2,215 people.
The Herston Health Precinct is located on the eastern side, which comprises the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and a site where the former Royal Children’s Hospital was located.
The Ballymore Stadium Rugby Union venue is located in the northwest and Victoria Park is on the southern side of Herston Road. Victoria Park houses a golf course and the heritage-listed Victoria Park Golf Clubhouse.
The rest of the suburb is predominantly residential mixed with light industry close to the main roads. Many residents are employed in the healthcare industry in the areas. There is also a significant number of students in Herston.
Herston is close to the city, but still evokes an outer city feel. It offers easy access to a range of facilities and amenities. It has wide areas, plenty of trees, character homes, and plenty of walking and cycling paths to encourage an active lifestyle.
Like other Brisbane suburbs, Herston also experience issues with annoying and harmful pests such as termites, rodents, cockroaches, and more, given its climate, environment and other factors that make it attractive to pests.
According to CSIRO, one in three homes in Australia are affected by termites. This is how prevalent termites are in the country, especially in high-risk areas for termite attacks like Queensland.
A termite’s colony may be located far away from a property. They can use tiny gaps at ground level, such as cracks in mortar joints, to enter structures However, termites often enter from underground, allowing them to remain undetected until significant damage become obvious.
This is why properties, aside from having termite barriers in place, must undergo a termite inspection at least once a year.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in both homes and commercial buildings. They are also one of the most adaptable and hard to eradicate.
They will eat anything, from soap and glue to toothpaste. There are various species of cockroaches, and some like the German cockroach are nearly impossible to get rid of.
Because they can spread diseases like food poisoning and gastroenteritis and can cause allergic reactions in asthma-sensitive people, cockroach infestation must be addressed immediately.
Australia has over 1300 species of ants, which makes control and treatment a complex process as there are baits and sprays for specific species of ants.
Ants are also common in Queensland as they thrive in warm, humid climates. They feed on most types of human food, but they have a preference for sweets like honey, syrup, candy and sugar.
If you see ants in your home, you are likely to trace them back to behind or beneath the fridge, stove, microwave oven, dishwasher, sink or cabinets. Ants can also be found in and around floor drains, behind wall papers, around walls, and in crevices in cabinets.
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There are many different species of spiders. There are both harmless and dangerous spiders. The bite of the dangerous ones can cause swelling, irritation and may be fatal, if not given proper medical attention.
The chemical treatment for spiders is challenging because of their specific habit of their bodies hardly making contact with surfaces -spiders walk with their body and abdomen off the ground.
Thus, the right treatment is to target the spider itself or their web to produce the most desirable outcome.
Rodents are social animals, so they live in groups. They will typically seek the warmth of a building structure during the colder winter months, so expect rats and mice to be more visible during this season.
There is only one reason why rodents would find their way into your home – food and water. If you leave food scraps or waste in your kitchen or dining area, it could very well attract the attention of rodents.
To keep rodents away, make sure there aren’t any holes or cracks around your property. Dispose your garbage properly and make sure to store food in airtight containers.
These nocturnal insects may seem harmless, but they can bring great destruction to your personal belongings. Their food consists primarily of items that have starches like glue, book bindings, paper, sugar, clothes and textiles.
Silverfish infestation should be addressed immediately because they multiply very quickly. They are surprisingly difficult to eradicate and the damage they can cause to your home and belongings could be expensive. You will most likely find silverfish in the kitchen, bathroom, wardrobes and drawers.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Herston, 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 Herston is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Herston 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 Herston.
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