TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BETHANIA QLD
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Bethania is a residential suburb in the city of Logan, located south of the Logan River. There is occasional flooding on the lower lying areas close to the river.
It is only a 35-minute drive to the Brisbane CBD and a 50-minute drive to the Gold Coast.
As of the 2016 Census, Bethania had a population of 5,385 people.
It is a nice, quiet suburb with plenty of shops and dog parks, parks and offers good public transport with buses and a railway station. It is a place where residents wake up to the sound of birds, sit on the deck while sipping their morning coffee.
Bethania is a beautiful suburb where residents can commune with nature, but there lurk seen and unseen insects may turn destructive if ignored. Here are a few of the pests that can cause problems for residences and properties in Bethania.
Subterranean termites are the species that cause damage to Australian homes. The other common species, drywood termites, generally don’t pose a threat. Subterranean termites build their nests in soil or trees and have underground tunnels that can reach as long as 100 metres away from the nest. They remain underground because they cannot survive in the open.
Like ants, termites are social insects. One big colony can house several million termites. If you see a colony within the proximity of your property, it is never a good idea to disturb it or attempt to destroy it. Call an experienced pest control specialist to get rid of the nest and inspect your property for termite activity.
With many species, people will only ever see roughly 5% of ants traveling from their nest to gather food. This is why it is almost impossible to control ant problems DIY style. The ants can soon go back after trying to treat them with off-the-shelf ant treatments.
The common types of ants Coastal Brown Ants, Black House Ants and White-Footed Black House Ant. Ants are so common that their population outnumbers people a million to one. An ant nest can house as many as 500,000 ants.
Ants are one of three in the animal/insect kingdom that fight battles in formation, the other two being humans and crows. They are the most hardworking insects as they don’t sleep as well as the strongest as they can carry 50 times their weight and pull 30 times their weight.
Cockroaches are common in homes and commercial spaces –regardless of whether there are tidy and clean. These pests should be eradicated as quickly as possible because they contaminate food, kitchen utensils and furnishings. They carry and spread diseases such as dysentery and gastroenteritis.
German, American, Oriental, Australian and Smokey Brown Cockroaches prefer to live indoors. They are drawn to human food and the promise and moist, warm areas like the bathroom, basement, kitchen sink, etc.
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Mosquitoes are more active during summer, which means more painful bites that can sometimes become irritated and infected. These blood-sucking insects must be avoided at all cost as they can be deadly. Mosquitoes transmit diseases such as Ross River virus, dengue fever, malaria, encephalitis, and more.
Australia is home to over 300 types of mosquitoes but only a small number are problematic. Because the species vary in biting behavior, breeding habits, host preference and flight range, it is more complex to eradicate them. Only the adult females bite to suck blood from their hosts. If you want to avoid mosquitoes, know that they are drawn to moisture, warmth and carbon dioxide.
The most prevalent rodents in Australia are the House Mouse, Roof Rat and Norway or Sewer Rat. These pests feed on leftover food, pet food or scraps that are not stored or improperly stored. They prefer the outdoors but will seek shelter indoors when the weather turns cold.
It is essential to eradicate rodents immediately because they can produce many offspring every year, which means a couple or rats or mice can turn into a whole family in matter of months. Rodents are active at night; you might not see them but you can hear them inside walls or roof voids.
Rodents are concerning because they contaminate food and spread diseases, if ignored. A rodent infestation will not resolve itself. The most effective and efficient way to get rid of rodents from your residence or business is by hiring qualified pest control experts.
While silverfish are generally harmless to humans, they can still be disturbing as they contaminate food and destroy property, especially clothing, curtains, books and documents.
Sometimes called bristletails because of their three antenna-like appendages, silverfish are fast and agile, making them hard to get rid of. Like other pests, silverfish are most active at night. They hide in cracks and crevices, and among stacks of cardboard and paper during the day.
They prefer areas with high humidity because their survival depends on the availability of moisture. They love places that have fewer traffic such as roof voids, wardrobes and stored cartons. This is the reason why the silverfish infestation and damage may go unnoticed for a long time.
It is common to find spiders in Australian homes and properties. These species include the Black House Spider, Funnel-web Spider, Huntsman Spider, Redback Spider, Wolf Spider, and more. Most spiders are non-threatening, but venomous species such as the Funnel-Web and Redback spiders must be avoided, especially children and older people.
Treating a spider infestation is a challenge because of the varied species that are involved. A successful treatment can be achieved by hiring a qualified pest control service with specific spider control treatment solutions. It ensures the right treatment is implemented on the right species.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Bethania, 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 Bethania is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Bethania 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 Bethania.
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