TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN MT TENERIFFE
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Teneriffe, an inner suburb of Brisbane, is located 2.5 km north-east of the CBD.
It is bounded to the west by Fortitude Valley, to the north by Newstead and to the south by New Farm. In 1975, it was incorporated into Newstead. It was again declared as a separate suburb in 2010.
It had 5,355 residents, according to the 2016 Census.
Teneriffe was once an industrial area, but it is now a sought-after residential suburb. One of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, it boasts the best river views and easy access to Brisbane.
It is a thriving and vibrant suburb offering a wide range of off-the-wall cafes, trendy bars and organic grocery stores. Vernon Terrace, the main street, is full of historic Woolstore buildings that are reminiscent of its agricultural past.
Over the years, these iconic buildings have been repurposed as residential areas and have transformed into eccentric office spaces, antique shops, bars, cafes, showrooms, etc.
There are many small-scale commercial businesses in Teneriffe. Some old factories have become fitness centres. This has allowed the residents of Teneriffe to easily adopt a more active lifestyle with easily accessible yoga studios, cross-fit locations and excellent gym facilities.
The demographics mainly comprise young professionals and couples. These are mostly people who prefer the suburb’s proximity to the CBD over property size.
An inner-city suburb with the river right at its door, Teneriffe offers an active social lifestyle, making it an appealing location for a lot of would-be homebuyers and renters.
Teneriffe is a thriving residential suburb with resident enjoying a convenient and comfortable lifestyle. Residents are blessed with an almost perfect weather all-year round. Unfortunately, various pests, like termites, rodents, spiders, etc., also find our subtropical climate enjoyable.
There are around 450 species that can be found in Australia. Luckily, only a few of these species are considered as pests.
There are three main cockroaches that are pests in Australia: German Cockroach, Australian Cockroach and American Cockroach. These pests are found in homes, businesses and industrial areas. Knowing which species has invaded your space will help in determining the right treatment for your cockroach problem.
Cockroaches are one of the most resilient pests in the world. They are immune to heat and cold and are good scavengers. They can eat any type of food and will move around when there is less or no human activity to avoid detection.
If you see a live cockroach during the day, it is usually a sign that you’re dealing with a severe cockroach infestation.
Silverfish are another type of pest that are resilient because they can survive in most environments and climates. They can be found in dark and moist places like attics, basements, kitchens, wardrobes, closets, bathrooms, etc.
These is drawn to clothing and damp paper. Silverfish don’t pose a health risk to people, but their destructive feeding habits pose a threat to your precious personal belongings.
They can enter buildings through cracks, windows, doors, and hidden openings. Silverfish can also be unintentionally transported from outside through cardboard boxes, clothing, food, etc. that have been moved from a place that is infested with silverfish.
There are various species of ants found in Australia: Argentine Ant, Bulldog Ant, Black House Ant, Coastal Brown Ant, Black Garden Ant and Odorous House Ant or Sugar Ant. Most species don’t bite, unless provoked, but others like fire ants and green ants sting badly.
Ant nests are typically found around and beneath wood, gardens, soil, rubbish and anywhere where they can burrow. They spend a significant part of their day gathering food, taking care of their larvae, and guarding the nest.
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There are plenty of species of spiders in Australia. Most of them have a harmless bite, with some not biting at all. However, there are species that are venomous and a bite will require immediate medical attention.
Non-venomous spiders include the Huntsman Spider, House Spider an, Daddy Long Legs. These spiders only attack when threatened. Otherwise, they go out of their way to hide from humans. Venomous spiders include Redback spider, Funnel Web Spider, Mouse Spider, Trap Door Spider, White-tailed Spider, etc.
Spiders are common pests, but it having spider webs hanging in your home or office gives it an untidy and unhygienic look. If you have a spider infestation, call a pest control professional because they can identify the species of spider of concern and will recommend the appropriate solution.
There are seven native species of rodents and three that are introduced in South East Queensland. All species of rodents are protected, except for the house mouse, sewer rat, and the ship rat. Any species that causes problems in a building must be removed by professional pest control companies.
The main concern with rodents is that they can spread diseases. They contaminate surfaces and food with their saliva, droppings and fur. In addition, rats and mice attract fleas, which can also transmit diseases.
Experts advise not to handle rodent extermination and removal yourself. They can bite and their saliva carries pathogens. It is recommended that you hire professional pest controllers to handle rodent infestation.
Wasps feed on other wasps and other materials, including paper bark. They are mainly in black and yellow in colour and can vary in size.
Their nests can be found in various habitats, including hollow trees, cracks and crevices in buildings, underground, trees, etc. Like ants, the live in a colony, where there is a queen, workers and guards.
Wasps can become aggressive when their hive is threatened. Only females can sting. Because their sting can be very painful and may cause an allergic reaction to some people, it is recommended that you call a qualified pest control expert to handle the removal of wasps.
Termites are common in Australia because they thrive in subtropical climates. They are highly destructive and can cause long-lasting and devastating damage to the structural integrity of a building.
These wood-eating pests are so common that one in every three Australian homes currently have termites or have had a history of termite infestation. Termite damage is more expensive than damage caused by storms, flood and fires combined.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Teneriffe, 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 Teneriffe is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Teneriffe 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 Teneriffe.
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