TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN NEW FARM
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New Farm is an inner northern suburb in the City of Brisbane, located 2 km east of the CBD on a large bend of the Brisbane River.
There are 12,542 people living in the suburb as of 2016.
New Park promotes an active lifestyle, with green spaces and tree-lined streets. One of its main features is New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s oldest and largest parks. It is a popular destination for local families.
To the south of its main street, Brunswick Street, are rambling, iconic Queenslander homes alongside tall apartment buildings, mostly located along the river. The northern part of Brunswick Street is dotted with more modest Queenslander homes, along with a few apartments.
There is one primary commercial area, Merthyr Village, located near New Farm Park. A variety of businesses are also located on Brunswick Street and nearby streets.
Annoying and destructive pests are potential problems in beautiful New Farm, if property owners are not careful and proactive. The natural environment of the suburb and Queensland, in general, are appealing to different types of pests. To keep them away, a proactive approach is essential. And when faced with an infestation, the best way to handle it is by hiring pest control experts.
Termites are silent destroyers, but you can still see signs of their presence in your home. Discarded wings near your doors or windows? Clicking sounds within the walls? Hollow sounds on wooden structures? See tunnels or mud tubes in or around your property? You may be harbouring termites, and it is time to call for professional help.
They are often confused with ants because of their near-similar appearance. One of the things to tell them apart is that termites are silent and prefer to stay hidden as they eat away at your house and belongings.
There are different species of termites, so it is best to call termite experts to identify them and recommend the right treatment and control solutions.
The most likely place in your home that would be attacked by ants is your kitchen and dining area. Sugary foods are one of their favourites. One bite doesn’t have much impact, but multiple bites may cause problems.
Ants can travel long distances from their colony in search of food. These colonies are typically built in the dirt, in wood, beneath pavers, in wall voids, and roofing gaps. They are active throughout the year, but there is usually high activity during periods of high humidity.
Inside buildings, ants can be seen crawling across kitchen cupboards, bathrooms, wall surfaces, near electrical sockets, and anywhere where they can find food and water.
Silverfish are active at night. They are tiny but can cause significant damage. Silverfish will go after a wide variety of items in your house including paper, book bindings, wallpapers, and clothing.
They are commonly found in the attic, basement, kitchen and bathroom. Storages boxes in garages, food pantries and sheds are also common haunts for silverfish. Silverfish must be kept in check because they can increase their number in a short amount of time.
To prevent silverfish infestation, keep all food products, especially those containing carbohydrates and starch, in tightly sealed containers. Use humidifiers to eliminate dampness and humidity. A humid condition is an ideal environment for silverfish to grow and multiply.
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Cockroaches go to places where there is moisture, food and warmth. They feed on organic materials, including cardboard, dead animals, fellow cockroaches, etc.
Cockroach control is important because these dirty and disgusting pests cause food spoilage and chronic diseases, such as listeriosis, salmonellosis, plague, and more. They are usually found in the bathroom and kitchen in search of food and water.
The types of cockroaches that are commonly encountered by pest controllers include Australian Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, German Cockroach and American Cockroach.
Spiders are a part of life in Australia. They are essential to the environment, but they can be dangerous too. Be nice to spiders that are outside of your home, but make sure to keep them away from your home.
Many species of spiders are harmless, unless provoked. However, there are a few species with lethal bites. If you get bitten by a spider, it is important to get immediate medical attention.
Rodents, including rats and mice, can cause significant damage to homes and businesses. As carnivores, rodents can eat all kinds of foods as well as household items.
They have continuously growing incisors, which make them constantly gnaw on anything, including electrical wires, house frames, plasterboards, etc., in order to control their growth.
These nocturnal pests pose health risks to humans as they can contaminate food items and surfaces and spread diseases such as typhus, Hantavirus, leptospirosis, etc.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in New Farm, 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 New Farm is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because New Farm 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 New Farm.
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