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Beenleigh, a residential and urban suburb in the city of Logan, is located 35 km south of Brisbane via the Pacific Motorway.
It is situated close to the confluence of the Logan and Albert rivers. It is southwest of the Pacific Motorway after it passes through the Logan River and is intersected by the Gold Coast railway line.
It was founded on sugar farming and rum production in the mid-1800s. One of the remnants of its past that is still standing today is the heritage-listed Beenleigh Artisan Distillery, which has become a tourist attraction.
From a separate town, Beenleigh has evolved into a commuter-belt suburb with a significant portion of the residents using the train to reach the city every day.
There were 8,252 people living in Beenleigh as of 2016.
The suburb is right in the middle between the Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast, which is easily accessible to the highway. It exudes that country feel but still within easy access to various amenities and conveniences.
Beenleigh has two railway stations: Holmview railway station and Beenleigh railway station.
It is home to several schools: Beenleigh State School, Beenleigh Special School, St Joseph’s Tobruk Memorial School, Beenleigh State High School, and Trinity College.
This thriving residential town boasts of thriving retail and commercial areas. There are three shopping centres with the following anchor tenants: Coles Supermarkets, Woolworths, Big W, Aldi and Mitre 10 MEGA. There are other essential amenities including two theatres, a community centre, library, churches, day care facilities.
Despite its urban vibe, Beenleigh is not lacking in green spaces. It offers a number of parks, including Bill Norris Oval, Dauth Park, Emerald Park, Hammel Park, and more.
Being a mostly urban area, Beenleigh attracts pests that are commonly found in areas with a thriving residential and commercial areas. Pests like rats, mice, ants, cockroaches are likely to invade especially properties that are not kept clean at all times.
Having an agricultural past, residents also have their share of problem with termites, which thrive in humid, sub-tropical climate typical of Queensland.
Here are other pests that are most likely to infest Beenleigh properties:
Cockroaches have been on earth for millions of years. They have evolved to be one of the most enduring pests in the world. With over 3000 species distributed throughout the world, cockroaches are also one of the most common.
The common types of cockroaches in Beenleigh are German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, American Cockroach, Brown Banded Cockroach, Australian Cockroach and Smoky Brown Cockroach.
They can survive without food for a month and without water for two weeks. The female will mate once and be pregnant throughout its lifecycle. This makes cockroaches difficult to get rid of.
Cockroaches are usually found in homes and buildings where it is warm and where there are plenty of sources of food and water. Because of the disease-causing bacteria that they carry, cockroaches are harmful to have in your home.
Rodents can cause various damage in your home. They can spread diseases by contaminating your food and water with their droppings, urine, etc. The Hantavirus, Salmonella and Leptospirosis are just some of the pathogens associated with rodents.
Their feeding habits, particularly their constant chewing, can destroy your clothes, electrical wirings and other household items. Rodents breed quickly, so a couple rodents can soon become a family in just a few weeks.
With rodent population so quick to increase, an infestation must be addressed immediately, either using common traps and poison baits or calling for professional assistance.
Using their proboscis, mosquitoes feed on the blood of people and animals. Their bites are not only painful and itchy, but they also transmit diseases. These blood-sucking insects are small but deadly. They have been responsible for millions of deaths throughout history, spreading diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, etc.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water. Make sure there is no water in old tyres, buckets, cans and any containers where water can accumulate. Removing these items around your property will deprive mosquitoes of areas where they can breed.
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Silverfish is another insect that is considered to be millions of years old. They are tiny, wingless, silver-grey insects that can run very fast, making it difficult to catch and eliminate.
These nocturnal bugs usually hang around moist and dark areas, such as the cupboards and bookshelves. They feed on sugar and starchy materials, which are abundantly available in homes. They also dine on mould, paper, glue in books, book bindings, photos, cotton, linen, silk, carpets, etc.
An effective way to avoid a silverfish infestation is minimise dampness in your home. Make sure there are no leaks in the kitchen and bathroom, and use a humidifier, if needed.
There are around 40,000 known species of spiders, in varying sizes, shapes and colours. Some species weave silk webs that are elastic and waterproof, while others bite and inject venom into their victim.
Not all spiders are dangerous. Only approximately 2% are potentially dangerous. The rest are harmless, unless they feel threatened. A spider bite can cause pain, swelling, itching and in severe causes, death.
Insecticides and natural repellents like eucalyptus leaves and vinegar against spiders. However, for serious infestation, professional assistance from pest control experts is needed.
Rodents may look cute, but their gnawing and feeding habits make them harmful to health and property. Their incisor teeth never stop growing that they need to constantly gnaw anything they encounter to wear them down.
Though they are mostly herbivores and omnivores, rodents will chew just about anything. Rodents also have the ability to live in any type of environment and will not hesitate to invade a house, if it offers sufficient food sources and water.
Two types of rodents that commonly infest a home are rats and mice. They can easily be mistaken with each other. Their main difference is that rats are bigger than mice. Both are dangerous as they carry pathogens that can cause various diseases.
Termites are one of the most harmful pests out there. They feed on cellulose materials that are present in wood, timber, paper, etc. These are materials that are present in homes, which makes termites attracted to them.
They hide their activities well that homeowners will not suspect their presence immediately. Termites can easily gain access into homes beneath the floors, up the wall cavities and plumbing works. These pests can use significant property damage in a short period of time because they feed non-stop.
In suburbs like Beenleigh, which is considered to be high risk areas for termite attacks, regular inspections of properties are a must combined with the installation of barriers, either physical or chemical, around the property.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Beenleigh, 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 Logan area, where Beenleigh is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Beenleigh 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 Beenleigh.