Mount Ommaney is a south-western riverside in Brisbane, located 15.8 km by road southwest of the CBD. The area is home to a mountain bearing the same name. The mountain is 82 metres above sea level.
It is situated on the southern side of the Brisbane River (across the Pinjarra Hills). Most of the properties are located on the hill itself. A fairly significant part of Mount Ommaney is a forest under the protection of the Brisbane City Council. This area will not be developed, including the portion adjacent to the river that was originally a stone quarry.
Plenty of the lots in the suburb are roughly or more than 1,000 sq m. The homes on top of the mountain have views of the CBD, the suburbs, the countryside on the other side of the river, or the river itself. Properties tend to be expensive as surplus residential lots are rare in the locality.
Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Mount Ommaney is a leafy suburb with trees that have grown to create an impressive canopy that attracts and shelters various wildlife and birdlife.
The suburb offers a fantastic lifestyle, but residents have been known to complain about possums, especially when they disturb sleeping residents at night as they scamper on the roof.
And because there are lots of trees and vegetation, not only does it mean plenty of gardening tasks but also the possible invasion of pests that see wood or timber as a source of food and/or shelter.
Wasps are active during summer when they infest homes and other places. They like! the foods that people eat – including ice cream, which is a staple when it’s hot.
It’s common to confuse wasps with bees. Wasps come in different colours – vibrant blue, light brown, red, black and yellow. Some wasps love sweet-based foods and protein-filled foods of humans, while others prefer to eat other insects.
Wasps are not a threat to properties, but they sting pretty bad. A wasp sting should be removed quickly because for some people the venom can cause allergies or asthma, or even death, if not treated immediately.
If you see one wasp in your area, you will likely see an infestation soon enough. If the nest is hidden, it will be difficult to discover the infestation zone. Only when the infestation gets out of control will you sight these pests. Wasp nests are made up of chewed wood pulp and they are usually found in the structure of homes, on trees, in drains, under sidings, etc.
There are different species of wasps and each has different social habits. There are paper wasps, spider wasps, social wasps, red wasps, wood wasps, parasitic wasps, paper wasps, and more. Rather than buy pesticides for killing wasps, call your local pest control company who can determine the wasp species you’re dealing with and recommend the most appropriate treatment.
Termites are widespread throughout Australia, including in South East Queensland. Damage to properties caused by termites is more common than many people are aware of. This is the reason why the Australia Standard 3660.2-2017 recommends that termite inspections be done at least once every year.
Despite the fact that most of the homes now are made of bricks and cement, there are still wooden frames and structure there that are vulnerable to termite attack. These timber-eating pests eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which means extensive wood damage can happen in a short span of time.
Termites like moist, warm places. They are most active during spring and summer, though there will still be termite activity throughout the year. Aside from annual inspections, there are ways you can repel termites. Repair leaking pipes quickly. Get rid of water located near your house. Deprive them of food sources by removing rotten wood or old paper from your property. Secure potential entry points by sealing the gaps and holes in your walls and doors.
Just being vigilant in checking termite populations will go a long way in making sure you don’t experience termite infestations. When you see or suspect termite activity, call your local pest experts to inspect your home and recommend the right treatment plan.
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Tick Pest Control
Ticks are present in the outdoors, especially in bushy areas. If your home is near the woods or bushland, you can become of victim of a tick attack.
Like fleas, ticks enter your home through your pets. You take your dog for a walk in the woods and unknowingly ticks get a free ride by attaching themselves to your pet. Your home is safe from tick infestation, but your pets? Not so much. Ticks live on the blood of humans and animals – sucking on blood fill their stomachs.
There are mainly two types of ticks: soft ticks and hard ticks. Their colour depends on the species. There are 800 species of ticks all over the world, but not all of them are found in Australia. These species of ticks – lone star ticks, deer ticks, seed ticks, brown dog ticks, moose ticks, soft ticks, fowl ticks, wood ticks, hard ticks and bush ticks – can be annoying as they bite people and hang onto their clothes (to be possibly carried to their homes).
The common breeding grounds for ticks are rustic locations. So, watch out for ticks if your home is located near the woods or bushland, or if your regular routine includes hiking or walking your pets in woody areas.
Tick bites transfer toxic bacteria and pathogens to people and animals. It can cause allergic reactions, so a tick infestation should be addressed seriously. Your local pest control experts can identify which tick species has invaded your home and can help with the appropriate step for treating tick breeding and infestation.
The critter that you would commonly see at night (rarely in the morning) is the rat, which belongs to the rodent family. Rats are bigger and are black or brown in colour. Their teeth grow continuously, so they have to gnaw on things to keep the length under control.
They can be found scampering around garbage bins, drains and other filthy places. If there are rats, you would hear squeaking noises, especially during the night. Since rats hang out in dirty-filled zones, rats can spread diseases that can be fatal to humans. If you get bitten by a rat, seek medical attention immediately as rat bites can be fatal.
The rat species that are common in Australia are house rats, marsh rats, roof rats, bush rats, long-haired rats, Norway rats, brown rats and black rats. Each rat species exhibit different preferences and behaviours. Pest control experts have a thorough knowledge of rat species and will know what kind you’re dealing with and recommend a proper treatment to address the rat infestation in your property.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Mt Ommaney, 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
TERMITE INFESTATION IN MOUNT OMMANEY QLD
Mount Ommaney Termite Hazard Level
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Brisbane area, where Mount Ommaney is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Mount Ommaney is close to the sea, the area is a good target by drywood termites, which need high moisture content in the timber they attack.
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 Mount Ommaney.
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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How Bob Gunn Termite Solutions Can Help:
Bob Gunn Termite Solutions specialises in termite control. We work with a team of skilled experts who are fully trained in identifying and treating a wide range of pest problems. With help from the experts at Bob Gunn, you can enjoy the beautiful environment that Mount Ommaney has to offer, without suffering pests.
Residential and Commercial:
A multiple award winner, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions will assess your residential or commercial property in Mount Ommaney to identify the exact issue then recommend the best pest control option for you.
Why Mount Ommaney Needs Bob Gunn Termite Solutions:
Research shows that the average annual growth on property in Mount Ommaney is over 2.5 percent, which brings with it the need for effective and skilled property pest control, pre-construction pest inspections and building pest inspections. Bob Gunn Termite Solutions has been offering these services throughout Queensland for over 25 years.
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The business owners and residents of Mount Ommaney can rest assured their property will be treated professionally to control any kind of pests.
Residents of Mt Ommaney, request a free quote from Bob Gunn Termite Solutions, the pest control experts today!
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