Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Lota is one of Brisbane’s hidden gems, but like other suburbs, it is vulnerable to pest invasion due to various factors, including climate, location, geography, type of homes, etc.
Australia has a diverse wildlife, and spiders are an essential part of it. We are known to be home to the world’s deadliest spiders. But most spiders are not dangerous and preys on many insect species, thus helping control pest population.
There are species of spiders that don’t bite because their teeth are not capable of penetrating human skin. But for those who can, their venom can deliver excruciating and severe pain.
The use of commercial insecticides to get rid of spiders may not be completely effective. Spider control specialists can do a thorough inspection of your property from the corners of windows to drain lines to search for spiders. Whether the spiders are of the deadly or harmless ones, expert help for spider removal and control is important.
There are a few risk factors that Lota residents should be aware of to help them avoid termite damage in their homes.
Wood toughing the ground – Lots of houses in Lota have wooden extensions that touch the ground. Termites use underground tunnels to move from their nest to their food source. They need a humid climate to protect their soft exoskeleton, so if the wood they eat is in contact with the ground, it has become much easier for them to get into your house.
Water damage and leaks – Wood that is damaged by water from a leaking pipe or drain will attract termites. A home with a leaking pipe, drain or tap will be more vulnerable to termites as they thrive on humidity.
Debris concealing a home’s foundation – Don’t let debris accumulate to the point where you can no longer see the base of your house. Termites might already be happily nibbling away at your house without you noticing.
Irregular termite inspection – You will not always see termites. With suburbs that aren’t safe from termites like Lota, having your home inspected for termites at least once a year is essential.
Lack of barrier treatment – Having no termite barrier is like welcoming termites freely to your home. Find out if you have this kind of protection around your property. If not, have a termite specialist install this and give your home protection for up to eight years.
Some people consider house ants harmless but left untreated ant infestations can be a threat to family and property.
There are some species that attack our homes making the residents’ home life miserable. In Brisbane and other suburbs, you may encounter these species of ants: Fire ants, yellow crazy ants, electric ants and garden ants. There are also garden ants, including greenhead ants, carpenter ants, meat ants, and black garden ants. Calling for professional help if you have an ant infestation is the smartest thing to do because they can tailor a treatment based on the species of ant they discover in your property.
Lota’s wooded and grassy areas are hiding ticks. If you have pets that you talk for walks in woodsy areas, they are vulnerable to ticks. These pests can hop high and attach themselves to the fur of your beloved pets. Ticks bite and suck blood to survive and they can transmit diseases through this process.
While it seems practical to use store-bought pest spray to eliminate ticks, it is also important to realize that it might be a temporary fix and prove unreliable as a long-term solution to your tick infestation problem.