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Pest Control in Stafford

The northern suburb of Stafford Heights is located 8 from the Brisbane CBD. It is described as hilly and features one major waterway, Downfall Creek. Its neighbouring suburb, Stafford, is located to the north.

Stafford Heights is becoming the suburb of choice by homebuyers, especially those who are looking to live in an area with ample property sizes at affordable prices. These brick homes, built in the 1980s, are in the suburb’s north-western border. It is popular among growing families as it offers a comfortable lifestyle, set in Brisbane’s sub-tropical weather and beautiful surroundings.

Almost all of the residential properties in Stafford Heights are free standing houses. Most of the houses are modest weatherboard homes constructed in the 1950s and 1960s. They were originally built with wooden or concrete stumps, but many have been renovated to create additional storage and living spaces underneath the property.

Residents of Stafford Heights have every convenience and amenity at their fingertips, from trendy hangouts to supermarkets and diverse eating options and public transportation. Residents get the luxury of being part of the action while enjoying a quiet and relaxed lifestyle.

Potential Risks for Pest Infestation

As charming as Stafford Heights is, all properties in it are vulnerable to pest attack. The beautiful Queensland weather allow various types of bugs and vermin to thrive. Properties with leaks and cracks and crevices are easy targets for pests that are out looking for food.

If you are looking for a reliable and affordable pest control service in Stafford heights, there is plenty to choose from. Make sure to choose the right one to ensure pest treatment and control is successful.

Ant Control in Stafford Heights

Australia is home to over 4,000 species of ants. Most of them are not considered pests, but there are many that Stafford Heights property owners should be aware of, including Argentine Ants, Black Garden Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Carpenter Ants, Bull Ants, Singapore Ants and White Footed House Ants.

These ants attack our homes and threaten our way of life. Ant infestation must be treated immediately to protect your family, pets and property against these pests.

Cockroach Control

The presence of cockroaches lowers the health standards of a property and jeopardizes its value as well. Ignoring a cockroach infestation can be disastrous because not only are cockroaches a nuisance, but they also pose health risks.

Stafford Heights are vulnerable to the invasion of different species of cockroaches, including German Cockroaches, Australian Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Smoky Brown Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches and Brown-Banded Cockroaches.

Cockroaches carry bacteria that cause diseases such as poliomyelitis, urinary tract infection and meningitis. They also carry the bacteria that causes salmonella. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, headache and abdominal cramps.

These pests as well as their droppings and eggs carry proteins that can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. The patients may suffer from nasal congestion, coughing, ear infection, wheezing, sinus infection and skin rashes.

Spider Control in Stafford Heights

There are almost 10,000 species of spiders in Australia, but only 3,600 have names. Most of them are harmless or live so far away from where people live.

Some of the spiders found in Queensland are Black House Spider, Huntsman Spider, Garden Orb Weaving Spider, Trapdoor Spider, Mouse Spider, Wolf Spider, White Tail Spider, Redback Spider and Funnel Web Spider.

Each of these types features unique characteristic and pose varying issues with the human population. The presence of spiders and spider webs in a property leaves a bad impression in terms of cleanliness and proper upkeep. There are also spiders that can be dangerous because of their venomous bite.

For these reasons, it is important to quickly call a qualified spider control expert if you see any signs of spider infestation in your home.


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Rodent Control 

Rats and mice pose a serious threat to people’s health. The common rodents such as the Norway Rat, Roof Rat and House Mouse carry different pathogens that cause diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, plague, and tularaemia. These can be transmitted by either direct contact or by consuming rodent-contaminated food products. 

Rats can cause significant damage to property because of their chewing habit. They chew on anything that cross their paths including electrical wires, light fixtures and appliances, aluminium and lead sheets, etc. 

They compromise the cleanliness and hygiene of a home because they destroy papers and fabrics and defecate and urinate anywhere in the house. Prevent all these problems by calling professional rodent control experts. 

Silverfish Control in Stafford Heights 

Silverfish don’t bite or spread diseases directly, but there are various concerns associated with silverfish infestation. They prefer moist, dark spaces and can destroy your personal items such as books, paintings, wallpapers, and clothing. Silverfish may be able to infiltrate your kitchen and pantry and contaminate foodstuff. Silverfish can also bring in other bugs and vermin, mainly their predators such as spiders, centipedes, cockroaches, etc. 

To check of you have a silverfish infestation: check for yellowish stains on your clothes; look for shed skins on the floor and hidden areas of your home; look for irregularly shaped clothes in your clothes and/or fabric products; and look for them in the bathroom, attic, basement, and other dark and humid areas of the house. 

Termite Control in Stafford Heights 

There are three species of termites that may enter your property in Stafford Heights: Dampwood Termites, Drywood Termites and Subterranean Termites. Dampwood termites love feeding on damp or decomposing timber. They can live without soil, and they are more common in humid and coastal areas. 

Drywood termites prefer to live in timber and do not need contact with the soil. They get moisture from humid area, which is why they are prevalent in coastal areas. Drywood termites are excellent in hiding their presence around properties. 

Subterranean termites build mud tunnels in the soil to access the wooden structures of your home. They live and work underground, making them difficult to be identified immediately. They are hearty, feeding on wood 24/7. This is why it could take a while for property owners to notice signs of termite infestation. 

If you have a termite problem, call for professional assistance from a pest control service. Don’t attempt to get rid of a termite colony on your own because one wrong move could worsen the problem. 

Mosquito Control  

Mosquitoes is one of the world’s deadliest insects, with the ability to transmit serious, and often fatal diseases such as malaria, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, chikungunya, and Dengue fever. In Australia, they spread Australian encephalitis, Barmah Forest virus disease, and Ross River virus disease. 

Some people exhibit sensitivity to a mosquito bite, exhibiting mild to severe symptoms including redness, swelling and irritation on the bite area. Pets can also be harmed by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carry the pathogen that causes heartworm, a fatal condition that can be transmitted to dogs through mosquito bite. 

There are various preventive strategies for mosquito control, but a more comprehensive mosquito treatment services, call professional pest control experts to keep mosquitoes away from your premises. 

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


Stafford Heights Termite Hazard Level

High – Very High Risk

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According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Stafford Heights is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.

Because Stafford Heights 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 Stafford Heights.

  • 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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