Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Holland Park is a beautiful suburb to live but there are also different pests that are just waiting to invade your home or place of work at the first sign of vulnerability.
Termite Infestation Risk in Holland Park
The subtropical climate and older homes made of timber make Holland Park a paradise for termites.
Majority of homes in the suburb are made of a large percentage of wood, timber frames within the internal walls, timber roofing beams and sometimes timber floors. All these woods make a standard Queenslander very appealing to timber-eating termites.
Termites are good at hiding their activity. They build tunnels around 200 mm below the surface of the soil, in search of moisture and food. Their point of entry to a home is usually the wall cavity and begin nibbling their way through the wood behind the internal walls.
Cockroach Infestation in Holland Park
Residents of Holland Park and nearby suburbs will encounter these species of cockroaches: German cockroach, Australian cockroach, the American cockroach and Smoky Brown Cockroach. The very small German cockroach is often found in the kitchen. The American and Australian cockroach is large and usually lives outside in garages, sheds and inside the garden. The Smoky Brown Cockroach is bigger than the German cockroach, but not as big as the Australian or American cockroach.
Ant Control in Holland Park
The most common ants in Holland Park are the tiny Black House Ant and the Coastal Brown Ant. The Black House Ant feeds on sugar and is usually found within the kitchen and outside where there are sweet saps from plants and trees. The Coastal Brown Ant lives on fat and is often found around the barbeque area and on outdoor paving.
Rodent Attack in Holland Park
The Roof Rat and the Norwegian Rat are the most common rats found in Holland Park homes. The Roof Rat is dark and smaller and is a great climber. It also has a longer tail, bigger protruding eyes, pointy nose and bigger ears. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Rat is larger with a shorter tail, smaller ears and eyes, and a shorter blunt nose.
Spider Treatment in Holland Park
There are two general groups for spiders: Webbing Spiders and Ground Dwelling Spiders. Webbing Spiders, the group where the Redback spider belongs, is characterised by their unsightly webs, which are usually spun at a low level like beneath outdoor benches, tables and chairs. The Ground-Dwelling Spider, which includes the Huntsman, lives beneath sheds, garages and within the garden.