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Pest Control Specialists in Paddington

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Pest Control in Paddington

Paddington is an inner suburb in the city of Brisbane, located 2 km west of the CBD. It is mostly residential with a small commercial strip.

It had 8,562 residents as of 2016. Paddington is located in a valley in the foothills of Mount Cootha.

One of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs, it sits on higher ground and boasts of old-world Queensland charm with its refurbished weatherboard homes and workmen’s cottages that are used as homes or converted into boutique retail shops and small businesses.

The homes are often constructed on stumps, because of the suburb’s hilly topography. These properties on the hill have panoramic views of the CBD.

The neighbourhood of Rosalie, which was a separate suburb until 1975, is part of Paddington.

The heart of Paddington are Latrobe and Given Terrace, which are teeming with local cafes, galleries and antique shops that are enjoyed by both locals and out-of-town visitors. This trendy food and café precinct provides access to the popular Caxton Street precinct in Petrie Terrace and nearby Suncorp Stadium.

Potential Risks for Pest Infestation

The pests that are commonly encountered in Paddington are termites, cockroaches, ants, and during the colder months, rodents. Pests can multiply fast and infestations can become severe in no time, thanks to Queensland’s sub-tropical climate that brings warm temperatures and rain throughout the year.

Termite Control in Paddington

Paddington’s hilly, leafy suburb provides the right conditions for termites, especially in the gully where there is plenty of moisture. Many older, weatherboard homes are found in the suburb, providing a grand buffet for termites.

Older homes are constructed on stumps because of the hilly landscape, which allows for easy termite detection. However, termite barrier and annual termite inspection are still a must for properties in Paddington.

Ant Control

Ants are the strongest pests because they can life 50 times their body weight. Most of them are omnivores that eat both plant and animal materials.

The most common species of ants are the Carpenter Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Bull Ants, Black House Ants, Garden Ants and Odorous House Ants. Though they are small, some types like the Bull Ant have an extremely painful bite. Some people can develop a serious allergic reaction to ant bites that may necessitate medical attention.


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Rodent Control in Paddington

Rats and mice threaten the belongings and health of the occupants of the structure where the infestation is happening.

Rats will eat just about anything because they are omnivorous and because they have to keep gnawing to control the growth of their incisors. There are three main types of rodents that can be found all around Brisbane: Norway Rats, Roof Rats and House Mouse.

Rodents pose health risks because they can transmit various serious diseases to humans, including leptospirosis, salmonellosis and tularaemia. They contaminate food that they come in contact with and it needs to be disposed.

These pests can also cause property damage. Rats can chew through electrical wires and appliances, which may cause building fires.

Spider Treatment

Spiders are pests with eight legs and fangs that can inject venom or spin webs made of silk. They are carnivorous and use their webs to trap their prey.

The spiders typically found in Queensland include black house spider, huntsman spider, white-tailed-spider, redback spider, daddy long legs and the wolf spider.

If you see spider webs, call a pest control specialist immediately to treat the problem.

Silverfish Control

These fish-like insects look beautiful, but they are considered as pests. They love moist and humid areas of buildings and try their best to hide their activities from humans.

Silverfish are hard to catch because they can run quickly and hide in various places. They can often be seen in places like attics and basements.

Though they don’t bite or spread diseases to humans, silverfish are still destructive. They feed on items containing cellulose materials, such as clothing, books, papers and eve human food.

It is also not a good idea to harbour silverfish because they invite other pests such as spiders, cockroaches and ants.

If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Paddington, 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


Paddington Termite Hazard Level

High – Very High Risk

Termite Hazard Level Gauge image

According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Paddington 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.

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Termite Image from CSIRO

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 Paddington.

  • A coastal environment like Wynnum is prone to termite and vermin attacks.

  • The number one thing that attracts termites is water or moisture. It is almost a guarantee that if a home has water leakage problems, it will soon be invaded by termites, if it hasn’t been already.

  • Damage to homes, whether made from weatherboard, is likely if termites, or white ants, are left unchecked. 


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