TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN WISHART
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Wishart, a suburb of Brisbane City, is located 14 km south-east of the CBD. It is a residential suburb that is sandwiched between Upper Mount Gravatt and Bulimba Creek.
The houses are the usual houses in the nearby suburbs, including houses, townhouses and units. As an established suburb, Wishart features many older brick and weatherboard houses dating from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. A number of these properties have been renovated in one form or another, with upgrades swimming pools, kitchens, electric garages, and other modern fixtures and features. Wishart also has several more contemporary homes constructed in the last 30 years.
Wishart attract families because of its good location in the Mansfield State High School catchment. There are also good schools within the suburb. In terms of shopping, the suburb is within easy access of major shopping centres in Westfield.
There are many parks in Wishart, making it an ideal suburb for those wanting an active lifestyle. There are also playgrounds and barbeque areas for children and families.
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Wishart has pest problems that it shares with other Brisbane suburbs. Due to the climate, environment and other factors like location of the property, Wishart can be vulnerable to certain pest issues such as termites, cockroaches, spiders, ants, etc.
About one in three are affected by termites at any time, according to a CSIRO survey.
A termite colony may be located as far as 100 metres away from a building, and termites may still gain access through tiny crevices at ground level. But they often enter beneath ground and be undetected until extensive damage has been done to a property.
Like other pests, there are many species of termites, including the conehead termites, damp wood termites, dry wood termites, and subterranean termites. Termites are dynamic in that they don’t have a fixed time schedule of when to infest a certain property. But for the most part, they are found from March to November of every year. They are very active in the hotter climatic zone, which is the reason why termites thrive in Brisbane’s weather. Also called white ants, termites are the most damaging pests that Brisbane homeowners face. They are more damaging that natural-made calamites like floods, whirlwinds, and even fire. Before they can be detected, termites can live in your property for a very long time and only discover the damage until they are significant and very costly.
One of the most common household and commercial pests, cockroaches are known for their resilience and difficulty to completely eliminate. These pests love soap, toothpaste, grease, glue – practically everything. There are different species of cockroaches, but there are some that are harder to exterminate such as the German cockroach.
It is imperative to control cockroach population because they can spread various diseases like gastroenteritis and food poisoning. Their shed skins can cause allergic reactions to asthmatics.
There are over 1300 species of ants in Australia. Some of the more common ant species are fire ants, yellow-coloured crazy ants, funnel ants, meat ants, sugar ants and green ants.
Ants come into homes in search of food and water. Once they find a food source, they leave behind an invisible chemical path for other ants to follow. Ants may be the less harmful among all pests, but they can till cause damage to property and even health. You can prevent an ant infestation by keeping door and window cracks sealed and clean, and cleaning up spilled food and drinks immediately. Stored-bought insect spray may be effective in the short term, but a lot more treatments is needed for a successful and long-term ant control.
Spiders are annoying but most people are freaked out by them. Some common spider species in Australia include the Hobo spiders, Brown recluse and Black widow, which are venomous that their bites require immediate medical attention. But there are spiders are harmless, including black house spiders and brown house spiders. With so many different species, it will be hard for ordinary people to identify the spider that has invaded their home. Spiders also prefer to hide in dark and damp places where they have easy access of prey like flies, ants, etc. Spider infestation should be treated by a professional pest technician to ensure long-term success and effectiveness.
Wasp sting can be painful and can be fatal to some who develop an allergic reaction. Like ants, wasps build nests or hives. Wasps are attracted to sugar and protein-based food, including pet foods. If you find a nest in your property, don’t poke it or disturb it as this can be dangerous. Wasps will attack if provoked or their feel threatened. It is highly recommended to get professional help for safe wasp removal.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Wishart, 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 Wishart is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Wishart 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 Wishart.
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