TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN MOUNT GRAVATT EAST
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Mount Gravatt East is a southern suburb in Brisbane City, located 8 km from the CBD.
The suburb is characterized by a variety of hills, one of which is Mount Thompson, flat lands mostly featuring leafy streets and residential properties.
Mount Gravatt East offers a perfect balance between green spaces and easy access to the city. It is hailed as one of the best suburbs in Brisbane to live in, with easy access to the city, the M1 and Gateway Motorway, shopping centres, excellent public transport and a choice of excellent schools.
Despite ongoing development and transformation, Mount Gravatt East hasn’t lost it family-friendly vibe that it’s known for.
This is one of the Brisbane suburbs that are not prone to flooding. It has many quaint post-war homes and generous block sizes.
It used to be a hidden gem but people are flocking to Mount Gravatt East as they notice it offers plenty of affordable homes in a wonderful, green area not far from the CBD.
Mount Gravatt East is one of the most desirable places to live in the Brisbane area. However, as with other suburbs, Mount Gravatt East is vulnerable to pest infestation, including cockroaches, termites and other bugs, due to various factors, such as climate, history and topography.
There are about 400 species of cockroaches in Australia. Another interesting fact about cockroaches, they may look gross and nasty but they play an important role in the natural environment. Cockroaches are food for other animals and a critical component in the breakdown of material like deadwood. They love paper and cardboard and would commonly be infesting your books, storage boxes and shopping bags.
Every home is a sanctuary for cockroaches as it provides a reliable source of food, water and shelter. The problem is that when cockroaches invade your home they become a nuisance, going after natural and organic materials and damaging your things like books, curtains, wallpapers, household electrical items, and more.
What’s worse is that cockroaches pose a great danger to your health. They carry pathogens that can cause various types of diseases.
In Australia, there are 1300 species of ants. There are many interesting facts about ants, one of which is their incredible lifting skills. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight.
Ants begin with a concerning trail as they are mostly drawn by wet areas or areas in your home or outdoor entertainment space where food spillage is common.
Outside in their natural habit, ants cause little annoyance to humans. In fact, they collect the fungi of the rotten plant materials in your garden.
The good news is that most of the ant species found here are more annoying than dangerous. However, the reality is if you’ve seen a few ants, there are always hundreds out there you haven’t seen. They appear out of nowhere, invading your garbage bins, school bags, leftover food and drains.
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Rat and Mice Control
Rats and mice of the rodent family are characterised by their upper and lower pair of incisors that don’t stop growing. They are usually found in both high-urbanised areas and rural areas.
These mammals feed on seeds, grains and other plant material, however, they also eat meat. Rodents are nocturnal mammals that you hear scurrying around your roof and walls at night. They may leave other signs of their presence, including droppings, gnawing marks on furniture, etc. and a bad odour.
Living with rodents can be a nightmare. They will gain access into your home through tiny cracks and crevices and will multiply quickly and in great numbers. They can cause great damage to property, including cause fire due to chewed-up electrical wirings. Worst, they can spread diseases to you and your pets due to the harmful bacteria they carry in their fur.
Silverfish thrives in most climates, especially in dark, damp areas like basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They feed on paper and damp clothing. Silverfish especially loves books, so they will be usually found in stored boxes in garages and sheds. Homeowners often bring silverfish into their homes unknowingly. Once they are in, they can spread in cardboard boxes and plastic containers stored in infested areas. The feeding habits of silverfish is destructive, as they can damage papers, clothing and wallpaper. These materials contain the thing that they love the most – carbohydrates.
Silverfish present a moderate risk to human health and property. They don’t spread diseases but can cause allergies in some people. In large numbers, silverfish can cause major damage, gorging on stored files, books and vintage clothing.
Fleas feed on the blood of their hosts and move through their fur or feathers. This feeding habit is why your home is more likely to be infested by fleas if you have pets living with you.
There are a lot more interesting things about these blood-sucking fleas. Fleas can jump about 20 cm high and 150 times their body length.
Fleas usually enter a home via pets, living within their fur and sucking their flood for food. This can cause a great deal of bother and irritation to pets. If your home becomes infested with fleas, there’s a high possibility that you can get bitten as well. The flea’s saliva causes irritation that can turn into irritation overnight.
The species of termites that pest control companies commonly discover in Queensland are Coptotermes termites, Schedorhinotermes termites, Flying Termites and Nasutitermes termites.
Considered Australia’s most destructive widespread termite, Captotermes nests underground in large colony and a very serious threat to any timber house or structure.
Schedorhinotermes feed on hard and softwood timbers and commonly nest beneath home slabs or in the base of a tree root system.
Flying termites, or elates, are future kings and queens of future colonies. Termites fly out of their colony when they’re ready to reproduce. Elates will usually appear after rain in afternoons, hovering around doors and windows.
Nasutitermes termites love hardwood and will usually build their mud nests in trees. They move fast and will build mud nests over any surface to go after hardwoods.
Termites will silently destroy your home, and you may not find out that it is being eaten from within until it is too late. These destructive pests will feed on most wooden building materials like skirting boards, trusses window frames, pine frames and hardwood.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Mount Gravatt East, 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
A well-established suburb of Brisbane’s southside, Mount Gravatt is situated roughly 10 km away from Brisbane and has a population of approximately 3,500 people. Mount Gravatt is also known for its cafés and restaurants in the area, and restaurant and café pest control in Brisbane is best left to the experts like Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.
Warmer weather conditions also enable parasites like fleas and ticks to thrive, making your loved pets easy targets. Mount Gravatt’s hot, humid weather conditions and leafy surrounds makes it the perfect environment for pests like termites to breed.
A multiple award winner, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions will assess your residential or commercial property in Mount Gravatt to identify the exact issue, then we’ll recommend the best pest control option for you.
Our Termite Inspection Brisbane Division specialises in Termite Treatment & Inspections in the Greater Brisbane including, Southside, Northside, Ipswich, Logan and Redlands area. As evidence of the outstanding service we provide our pest control solutions, we service thousands of Brisbane homes each year
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Mount Gravatt East is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Mount Gravatt East 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 Mount Gravatt East.