TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BIGGERA WATERS
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Biggera Waters is a coastal suburb in the Gold Coast, with a population of 8,534 people.
It lies on the western side of the Broadwater and north of the suburb of Labrador. Also known as Southport Broadwater, Gold Coast Harbour and The Broadwater, Broadwater offers great land and water recreational activities.
The homes come in all types from older style units and duplexes to the exclusive waterfront community in Harbour Quays, which consists of new and luxurious waterfront homes and executive style duplexes.
The continued development also includes the renovation of cottage-style timber beach homes. These are much sought-after as investments for those who are willing to renovate.
Retirees were the first to settle in Biggera Waters. However, the development of Harbour Town Shopping Center attracted younger buyers who prefer a lifestyle that is close to a broad range of dining and retail options.
There are tons of restaurants in the area, as well as cafes, specialty stores, parks, boat rumps and waterways. Overall, Biggera Waters offers a quiet lifestyle, but close enough to shopping centres and the CBD.
Even rich and newly developed suburbs like Biggera Waters can experience problems with pests. Here are some pests to watch out for by residents of Biggera Waters.
Though ants don’t pose any health risk to people, they still carry germs that can cause problems. Some species also sting, which can be unpleasant and sometimes extremely painful. However, there are stings that can go bad, especially if patients develop a severe allergic reaction.
They live in colonies, which are usually located in trees, gardens, or sidewalks. Ants can also establish colonies inside the cracks in your walls or floors.
Ants are social insects, so they work in groups. They leave a trail of invisible chemical that leads other ants towards the location of the food source.
Cockroaches are common insects, but they are still unwelcome visitors in houses and places of business. They are scavengers that search for food in the most unhygienic places. The germs and viruses that they carry in their bodies, which can be transmitted to humans via their droppings, shed skins, vomit, etc.
Don’t wait until you see a cockroach, as prevention is always the best approach. Cockroaches can cause a major headache because they can reproduce fast. They lay eggs in capsules that contain many eggs. It wouldn’t take long before a house is overrun with cockroaches.
Spiders are generally more of a nuisance because they are not harmful. In fact, they are called natural pest controllers because they feed on other insects that could infest your homes.
However, seeing spider webs can be annoying because they can make a home appear messy and dirty. In addition, there are some species of spiders, like the redback spiders and funnel-web spiders, that are venomous. A bite from these spiders will require immediate medical attention because the patient will require a shot of anti-venom.
Spiders are not easy to spot because they prefer to hide from humans. They can usually be found in wardrobes, garages and other places where there are plenty of clutter.
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These wood-feeding pests shouldn’t be confused with ants, as they are completely different from each other. Termites live in colonies and come in white or dark brown colour, depending on their species.
Termites are to be avoided at all cost because they can cause extensive damage to a property. They can eat away at your flooring, walls, ceilings, decking and other wooden parts of a house, if they are ignored.
Wasps are scary because they sting. Wasp stings are extremely painful, and some sensitive people can develop severe allergic reactions.
Like termites and ants, they also live in colonies, which are usually located outside like trees or tree stumps. However, wasps like yellow jackets and bembix wasps, build their colonies by digging burrows in the ground. These underground wasp colonies can present a threat to pets and children.
If you find a wasp colony within or near your property, let an experienced pest control technician handle the removal and treatment of these insects.
Rodents pose a threat to humans, from spreading diseases compromising the hygiene of a property to causing damage to belongings. They are carriers of germs and viruses that cause diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, plague, and more. These diseases can be transmitted either by direct contact or by consuming rodent-contaminated food.
They can also cause extensive property damage by gnawing at electrical wiring, household items and personal belongings. They also compromise the hygiene of your home by chewing and dumping their bodily fluids on surfaces, clothing and other items.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Biggera Waters, 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 Gold Coast area, where Biggera Waters is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Biggera Waters 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 Biggera Waters.
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