Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Ipswich is a great place to live, surrounded by nature including beautiful parks and rivers. But the natural environmental that gives pleasure to Ipswich residents also draws in a number of pests that attack homes and buildings.
Ipswich is a High Risk Termite Area
South East Queensland is regarded as a high risk area for termite attack. In Ipswich, it is the number pest that causing damage to homes and buildings. In fact, a recent survey indicates that one in three ho mes in Queensland will face a termite attack, and in Ipswich, the actual figures may be higher because of local environment factors (warm weather, high humidity, flooding) that allow termites to thrive and the type of construction of buildings in the Ipswich that give undetectable termites easy access to walls and roofing timbers. An effective way to protect your home against termite is an annual pest inspection.
Rodents Infestation in Ipswich
With the high concentration of rental properties in Ipswich, mice and rats can become a serious problem because of the big common garbage areas. Mice and rats can also become a problem – a plague in extreme situations – when there is flooding. Areas that are prone to flooding can experience a rodent plague.
Cockroaches in Ipswich
Given the proximity to your neighbours, cockroaches can spread easily. Any home or building is ideal for cockroaches because it provides food, water, shelter and warmth. You will mostly likely have an encounter with the prolific German cockroaches, which, if you see in during the day or in areas where there is no food, can indicate that you have a major population problem. Heavy rains and water destroy rodents’ nest, forcing the surviving pests to relocate to new areas in search of food, water and shelter.
Ant infestation in Ipswich
In 2011, a fire ant infestation hit 18 Ipswich neighbourhoods. In 2018, a fire ant outbreak happened again.
Because Ipswich is a known fire ant hot spot, it has been the focus Queensland-wide eradication efforts. Residents are advised to be vigilant in spotting these imported pests and their nests to stop outbreaks. The key is finding them immediately because eradicating them is quite easy. Fire ants, in extreme cases, can be fatal to humans and can pose damage to the environment, livestock and fauna.