TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN LOGAN RESERVE
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This rural residential suburb in Logan City is located 11.5 km south of Logan Central. Per the 2016 Census, it had a population of 3,521 people.
Logan Reserve was established in 1862 when 500,000 acres were permitted for use by settlers. It was originally a farming area before transforming into a residential suburb that it is now.
The north of the suburb features acreage bushland homes and some suburban-style streets. In this area, most properties measure two to 10 acres, with varying home styles including cottage style, Tudor, large western red cedar and large country estates.
The transformation of Logan Reserve continues with numerous real estate developments, both completed and on-going.
The suburb offers a quaint and simple lifestyle, but still in proximity to modern conveniences. It is ideal for families as it is close to parks, sporting facilities and good schools. Logan Reserve is perfect for people who love nature, bushwalking, and water sports.
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The amazing things that make Logan Reserve a good place to live (parks, plenty of restaurants, almost perfect weather all-year round, etc.) also make it an ideal environment for various pests to thrive, including termites, ants, spiders, rodents and cockroaches. This is why effective pest control is needed to keep these pets at bay.
Cockroach Species in Logan Reserve
There are 450 species of cockroaches in Australia. Several of these species are considered as pests. The three main cockroaches found in Australia are German Cockroach, Australian Cockroach and American Cockroaches. These are found in homes, and business and industrial buildings.
The brown Australia Cockroach loves warm climates; thus, it is usually found in subtropical and tropical climates. The German Cockroach is coloured tan or almost black. It is often found in commercial buildings, food processing plants, and homes. This species also prefers moderate climates.
The Oriental Cockroach, also known as water bugs or black kettle, is dark brown or black with a glossy body. It prefers moist, damp environments. The American Cockroach, reddish brown in colour, prefers subtropical and tropical climates and usually found in cosmopolitan and urban areas.
Correctly identifying the type of cockroach that is responsible for the infestation can greatly help in creating an effective treatment and solution.
Like cockroaches, silverfish are resilient. They can survive in almost any type of environment or climate. Silverfish prefer dark and moist areas like attics, basements, wardrobes, closets and bathrooms. They love clothing and damp paper.
Due to their destructive feeding habits, silverfish can destroy property and belongings. They feed on carbohydrates, sugars and starches found in shampoos, book glue, wallpapers and clothing.
Though they don’t spread diseases, silverfish can trigger allergies in humans as well as animals. It’s not a good idea to have silverfish in your home because they can attract other pests such as carpet beetles.
A silverfish infestation can cause significant damage to stored books and files, clothing, food, containers, wallpapers and other important personal belongings.
Ant Species and Infestation
One of the most common pests in Australia are ants. The common ant species found in Southeast Queensland are Argentine Ant, Bulldog Ant, Black House Ant, Coastal Brown Ant, Black Garden Ant, and Odorous House Ant or Sugar Ant.
Ants don’t generally sting, but a few species do such as the Fire Ants and the Green Ants, but they will attack only if disturbed or provoked. You will generally find ant nests around and underneath wood, gardens, soil and built-up rubbish.
Most of their days are spent foraging for food, maintaining their larvae and protecting their nests. Insect sprays will only work on getting rid of ants temporarily. The most effective way to keep your home ant-free is to eliminate the things that attract ants to your home, particularly food that are not properly kept and stored.
If you have a major ant infestation, the best way to address it is to seek help with professional pest exterminators.
Queensland is home to different species of spiders. Most species are harmless, such as the Huntsman Spider, House Spider, and Daddy Long Legs Spider. However, a few have a lethal bite. These extremely dangerous spiders include the Redback Spider, Funnel Web Spider, Mouse Spider, Trap Door Spider, and White-tailed spiders.
Although the non-venomous spiders are generally harmless, their webs are unsightly and give an impression of untidiness. The dangerous spiders are a serious concern for people because they can cause unbearable pain, convulsions, loss of consciousness and sometimes death, if not medically attended to immediately.
Professional pest removal companies offer effective treatments to get rid of spiders and keep them from re-infesting your home.
Rodents and Rats in Logan Reserve
Rats, mice and other rodents are common in Australia, not only in residences, but also in offices, industrial areas and rural areas such as farms and food storage spaces. The Southeast Queensland area is home to seven native species of rodents and three species that are introduced.
The House Mouse, Sewer Rat and the Ship Rat are the only species that are not protected. All other species are protected by law.
Disease is the main reason of concern when there is a rodent infestation. Rodents also attract other pests like fleas, which can cause another set of infestation problems. If you experience a rodent infestation, call professionals to remove them safely and properly.
The types of wasps in Queensland are Sawflies, Parasitic Wasps, and Vespoid Wasps. Wasps belong to a group of insects that become aggressive when threatened or their nest is disturbed. Wasps eat other wasps and other materials.
Their nests can be found in various habitats such as hollow trees, cracks and crevices in trees and buildings. They spend their days searching for food and nesting materials. Wasps are not pests per se. They are more of a nuisance. Their sting can be excruciatingly painful, and multiple stings can be fatal as allergic reactions can set in.
Termite Infestation and Control in Logan Reserve
Logan Reserve is one of the suburbs that is highly vulnerable to termite attacks. Everything that termites love can be found in the area. It scores high in terms of Forestry Index, Paperbark Index, Water Index and Gumtree Index.
In addition, like most Logan and Brisbane City suburbs, Logan Reserve is an older suburb, having been established in the 1860s.
Termite feed on cellulose that is present in wood, timber, paper, and other similar materials. They attack a property primarily in hidden areas. This is the reason it is highly likely that significant damage has been done before homeowners discover a termite infestation.
Because termites are highly destructive, properties need to be inspected at least once a year, especially if they are in high-risk zones for termite attacks.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Logan Reserve, 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
Daisy Hill lies to the north of the South East Freeway where urban subdivisions nestle into the hills of the Daisy Hill State Forest. Daisy Hill recorded a population of 6,255 people, 49.7% female and 50.3% male. The median age of the Daisy Hill population was 35 years, 2 years below the national median of 37. 65.5% of people living in Daisy Hill were born in Australia.
House value increases in Daisy Hill have tracked just under the QLD average of 0.88% over the last year. Over a shorter period, Daisy Hill, 4127 has seen a median price increase of -1.74% over the last 3 months.
When it comes to pest control in Daisy Hill, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions has a process in place. We begin with determining your pest problem and identifying its possible causes.
Our licensed pest control technicians will then come up with a recommendation that meets environmental requirements and one that will effectively solve your pest situation.
To ensure that your pest problem is efficiently managed, we will inspect both your property and environment, and inform you in case there are other pests in your area.
Our team will suggest a pest control program that will allow you to be in control of your home and surroundings to prevent damage to your property and environment in Daisy Hill.
This is the same for residential and commercial properties in Daisy Hill.
You have the option to choose which termite treatment and pest control system will be used to eliminate your problem and manage your environment.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Daisy Hill, 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.
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Logan area, where Logan Reserve is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Logan Reserve 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 Logan Reserve.
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