TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN CARBROOK QLD
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Carbrook, formerly called Gramzow after a German village, is a suburb in Logan. It is located between the Logan River and the southern boundary of the Redland Shire.
The 2016 Census puts the suburb’s population at 1,216 people.
The area has retained its rural roots. Much of the area is residential. Sand and gravel mining is an important industry. The area also has large swatches of wetlands that have been designated as conservation parks.
The suburb offers country living, but with all amenities and conveniences, such as shopping centres, dining places, schools, etc., nearby. Properties may be close to gum trees and other native trees. The abundance of trees and greenery attracts a various birds and other wildlife like hares and wallabies.
The lack of city lights allows stars to fully shine at night – a beautiful sight for amateur astronomers and for people who simply love to stargaze.
Carbrook offers the best of both worlds – a relaxing, peaceful country-style living and a city that is close by.
Carbrook offers an ideal rural/country living, but pests can still present problems. Here are some of the pests that Carbrook residents must watch out for.
The feeding habits of termites can destroy a house from the inside out, causing financial and personal woes. They can invade your house without you noticing for years until the damage is irreparable. The damage that termites can cause can make your home unstable and dangerous, thus experts advise homeowners to be extra vigilant when it comes to termites.
Termite infestation can be preventable. Make sure the termite-conducive conditions in your home, such as leaky pipes, are removed. It is also a good idea to conduct annual inspections to ensure there is no termite activity or any termite-damaged area is discovered early.
Cockroaches are common in homes, but nobody wants to see them scurrying away to hide again. They are often associated with unhygienic, cockroach present harm to your family’s health. If you see one cockroach, especially when the sun is still out, it means there are more of them that you can’t see.
There are many home remedies for cockroach control, but the best treatment is still the one offered and implemented by qualified pest control specialists.
Spiders and their webs can make a house or room look shabby and neglected. Most species of spiders are harmless, but there are a few venomous ones that can be harmful to your family and pets.
There are various ways to prevent a spider infestation into your home. Seal the gaps around doors, windows and ground spaces to get rid of the point of entry for spiders. Clean and vacuum your house regularly to remove spider webs and spider sacks. Remove possible spider shelter from your property such as firewood, garbage bags, etc.
These measures are effective as prevention, but a spider infestation should be handled by licensed pest control technicians.
Silverfish are nocturnal insects with a silvery, fish-like appearance. The baby silverfish are whitish in colour, but they acquire a greyish blue and metallic shine as they develop. Silverfish are agile, which helps them get away from their predators. However, they don’t have the same agility when crawling in horizontal surfaces.
These pests are commonly found in moist areas as they require humidity in order to thrive. These paces include attics, basements, bathtubs, sinks, kitchens and showers.
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You can easily tell ants by their elbowed antennae and the distinctive node-like structure that forms their thin waist. They are social insects that live in colonies where ant has an aside role, which are workers, soldiers, drones and queens.
There are home remedies to get rid of ants, but complete eradication is next to impossible. Ants are so common that they outnumber humans on earth by 140,000 to 1. Extra vigilance, in terms of maintaining cleanliness around the home, is need to keep ants out.
The name rodent comes from the Latin word “rodere,” which means “to gnaw.” True enough, these mammals possess a single pair of constantly growing incisors in the upper and low jaw which they use to gnaw anything in their path.
They use their incisors to gnaw food, dig burrows and defend themselves. Rats and mice pose health risk to humans because they are carriers of pathogens that can cause serious diseases.
There are two ways to keep rodents out of your home: 1) rodent proof your house by sealing gaps, cracks in the walls, floors and roofing; and removing vegetation around your property; 2) improve sanitation by storing your food properly, not leaving leftover foods, and disposing your trash properly.
Mosquito control is important because these bloodsucking pests can be lethal, transmitting deadly diseases with just one bite. The first step to reducing your mosquito problem is by looking in your own backyard. They are known as container breeders and will lay their eggs in anything that will hold stagnant water such as old types, plants, watering dishes, bird baths, etc.
If you have any of those items lying around your property, get rid of them or store them properly to eliminate potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. If you have a fish pond, or plan to build one, make sure to stock it with suitable fish that feed on mosquito larvae.
Aside from your own backyard, mosquitoes can also come in from saltwater marshes and similar environments. Local councils conduct their own mosquito control and management programs, but mosquito breeding cannot be stopped completely. So, do your part as a homeowner in keeping mosquito population down, especially in the summer months.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Carbrook, 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 Carbrook is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Carbrook 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 Carbrook.
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