TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN WYNNUM WEST
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Wynnum West is on outer eastern suburb in the city of Brisbane, located 17.7 km east of the Brisbane GPO.
There were 12,292 people living there as of 2016.
The area was first settled in the 1860s, with land used mainly for agricultural and viticulture. It had fewer residents until the post-war years, when population boomed alongside the developments in the areas.
As a result, more houses were constructed. Today, Wynnum West is mainly residential, with a small commercial area on Wynnum Road.
One of its neighbourhoods is Lindum, north-west of the suburb. One of its main features is a wetland called Bomparpin Swamp.
There are plenty of amenities available to residents, including the Wynnum Plaza, a shopping centre anchored by Woolworths, Coles and Kmart. Other amenities include reliable public transport, sports facilities and a number of parks scattered throughout the suburb, including Bayside Heritage Train Park, Durrington Park and Edward Kelk Park.
Wynnum Park is ideal for professionals who commute to the job in the city as well as families with children with its offerings of excellent schools from pre-school to university.
The following pests may potentially be problematic for owners of residential and commercial buildings in Wynnum West.
These ancient insects are often mistaken for ants, but their resemblance is superficial. Termites are close cousins to cockroaches with both belonging to the order Blattodea.
Termites play an important role in nature, which is that of assisting in the recycling of organic matter, nutrients back to the soil. They create problems once they gain access to buildings and other structures as they search for their main food source, which is wood.
It is difficult to detect termites because they rarely come out into the open so as to avoid the light. When they travel from their nest to a food source they will use mud-like tubes or galleries to conceal themselves.
By the time termite infestation becomes obvious or is discovered, it might be too late for the property. The termite damage might already be significant that it would cost hundreds of dollars to repair or replace.
Though not as destructive as termites, ants present their own set of problems to people and property. Ants can contaminate leftover food and food supplies. Some species of ants deliver a painful bite, which can also cause allergic reactions to some people.
You can minimise the risk of ant invasion by keeping your kitchen and dining areas clean and clear of food crumbs or leftovers. However, the problem with ants is that they can always find a way into homes.
A few ants can be eradicated with commercial insect sprays, but a major ant infestation should be diagnosed and treated by experienced pest control technicians.
Cockroaches are not only an annoyance that many people can simply ignore. These pests are dirty and can transmit diseases. They are hardy and resilient, making them difficult to get rid of.
After foraging for food in unhygienic places, cockroaches crawl around your space with their bacteria-laden bodies contaminating surfaces and food.
It’s rare to see a cockroach in the daytime because they are nocturnal. If you happen to see one or two when the sun is still out, your house is probably already overrun with cockroaches. Call for professional assistance to handle the problem.
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Mosquitoes are common and a nuisance in places like Brisbane with a sub-tropical climate. Their presence is most felt at dawn or at dusk when they circle around looking for humans to bite.
At the very least, mosquito bites can cause skin irritation such as irritation, inflammation or redness. At worst, their bites can transmit viruses that cause serious diseases such as dengue, malaria, Ross River Fever, Barmah Forest virus, and more.
Because of the danger posed by mosquitoes, proper mosquito control and prevention measures are very important at home.
Do you hear strange noises on your roof or ceiling? Have you found chew marks on your furniture or other personal belongings? You are most likely dealing with rodent infestation.
Rodents carry diseases, which makes it a bad idea to ignore their presence in your home. Don’t ignore rats or mice for too long because they can multiply fast. A female rat can birth up to 15 baby rats twice a year. Imagine, if you have more than one female rat living in your home.
Rodents also pose a security threat to your home because of their gnawing habit. They chew on anything they see, even electrical cables. Damaged electrical cables can lead to house fires.
Since you may be dealing with a family of rats or mice, it is a good idea to contact a professional pest control company to treat the rodent infestation in your home.
Spiders make your house look dirty and messy with their cobwebs and the carcasses of other insects that they had fed on. Some species of spiders are also potentially lethal because they inject venom through their bite. Get immediate medical help for a spider bite to prevent any potentially deadly consequences.
Spiders are best left in nature where they play an important role and where people can observe them from a distance. Spiders are generally harmless in that they wouldn’t attack unless they’re threatened. However, it’s scary to see them crawling under your beds and sofas, without knowing whether they would attack or not.
If you are dealing with a spider infestation, it is best to call a qualified pest control service to identify the species that have invaded your home and implement the appropriate treatment.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Wynnum West, 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 Wynnum West is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Wynnum West 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 Wynnum West.