TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN HIGHGATE HILL
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Highgate Hill, a riverside inner southern suburb of Brisbane, is located 2 km south of the Brisbane CBD on the Brisbane River.
The suburb had a population of 6,194 people as of 2106.
The suburb features undulling hills, with the highest hill named Highgate Hill as well. Highgate Hill, with West End and South Brisbane, is located in a peninsula bounded on three sides by the Brisbane River. Summers are great, thanks to the cooling breezes, especially homes
This residential suburb has several apartment buildings, some as tall as 10 storeys. These apartments are located along the main road of Domoch Terrace. One of the suburb’s attractive features is its proximity to the Brisbane CBD.
Dwelling types are diverse, with large homes along leafy streets overlooking the river and traditional older homes on average blocks.
There is a small park at the highest point of the suburb. It offers panoramic views of Brisbane City and surrounding hills. Other parks include Lyons Playground Park, also called Paradise Park, and Brydon Street Park.
Highgate Hill properties are vulnerable to attacks by various pests including termites, ants and spiders that pest prevention and control measures are necessary in order to protect your health and property.
Australia homes will most likely get attacked by rats and mice – that’s how common they are. But it’s not a good idea to harbor them because they can spread diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis and tularaemia
Rats are omnivores and will chew on anything on sight. This is because their teeth never stop growing, so they to constantly chew, bite and grind their teeth to keep them short and sharp.
The three main species of rodents that are common around Brisbane and its suburbs are the Norway Rat, Roof Rat and House Mouse.
Rodents also pose a danger to property as they can chew through electrical wirings, which can lead to house fires.
Ants may look harmless, but an ant colony in your property can be tough to eliminate. They may be one of the smallest insects in the world, but they are one of the strongest in terms of size.
Most ants are omnivores that will feed on both plants and animals. The most prevalent ant species in Queensland include Carpenter Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Bull Ants, Black House Ants, Garden Ants and Odorous House Ants.
Some ants, like the bull ants, pack a powerful punch. Though their sting rarely causes serious side effects, it is very painful.
An ant infestation should be addressed immediately because they can cause property and appliance damage as well as food spoilage.
Spiders have eight legs and fangs that inject venom and spinnerets that produce silk.
The most common spiders in Queensland include Black House Spider, Huntsman Spider, White-tailed Spider, Redback Spider, Daddy Long Legs and Wolf Spider. Though spider venom can be harmful, only about 2% are deadly. Any spider bite must be given proper medical attention.
Spiders hide in dark, moist areas in search of food. Some spiders prey on other insects such as flies ants. This is why spiders are also known as natural pest controllers.
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Brisbane offers most ideal place for mosquitoes to breed. Our warm, sub-tropical climate and coastal mangrove swamps are perfect breeding grounds. Mosquitoes are active during dusk and dawn because direct sunlight can dehydrate and kill them.
Their bites can spread diseases, so it is important for every home to have proper mosquito control and prevention strategies. Only female mosquitoes suck blood, as they need it to lay eggs. The males feed on the nectar of flowers using their proboscis.
In Queensland, the chances of getting sick from mosquito bites is slim. But in some parts of Central and North Queensland, there are Aedes aegypti mosquitos that carry the Zika virus. There is also the Barmah Forest virus, which is transmitted only in Australia.
Silverfish got their name because of their silvery colour and their fish-like shape. They have also been called “Bristletails” because of the three long bristle-like appendages on their tail.
These insects look beautiful to look at but you don’t want them to infest your home. Silverfish can usually be found in the moist and humid areas of the home. They can run quickly and hide, which helps them hide their presence from humans.
You will likely find silverfish in places like attics and basements. They don’t bite but they can destroy your belongings as they feed on clothing, books, papers and anything with starch in them.
Termites are the cause of millions of dollars in structural damage to properties in Australia. These pests love to chew and their appetite for anything made of timber is voracious.
For places like Queensland, termite attack is virtually a certainty because of its humid, sub-tropical weather. There are about 360 species of termites in Australia. The three most common species are subterranean, drywood and dampwood.
Termites are not dangerous to people, but they can cause significant damage to walls, roofs, timber frames and the overall structural integrity of a property. Homes that are in the high-risk area for termite attacks should have termite barriers in place and inspected at least once a year.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Highgate Hill, 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 Highgate Hill is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Highgate Hill 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 Highgate Hill.
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