Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Summer signals the start of tourist arrivals. This season also heralds the invasion of pests. The rain and increased humidity is the perfect weather for pests to breed in abundant numbers.
Spiders spin their webs in your garden or home to catch prey for their food. Ants invade people’s yards in search of dead insects they can take to their queen. These pests can be a nuisance and can have caused many a picnics and BBQ parties to break up. They are not only a problem indoors. They can fly or crawl inside your home if there is an opening, even a tiny one.
Morningside residents get their houses sprayed before the arrival of summer. They want to protect their home from unwanted visitors that may wreak havoc to their property.
Termites love oak trees as they are an excellent source of cellulose material. These pests need this material to live and breed. Another fact that many people may not know is that homes that are close to cemeteries get attacked by termites. Remember Balmoral Cemetery? Homes that are near this important landmark need to be extra cautious of termites.
Unfortunately, termite threat is high in Morningside. Here is why:
For the older homes the original termite treatment has usually expired and because of several previous renovations, the structure has been moved creating hidden cracks that termite can use to as entry points.
Morningside is an older suburb, and so are the gardens. This means there could be old tree stumps with termite nest inside in your garden or your neighbour’s. Like tree stumps, old timber walls are also a threat. And the many large trees in Morningside is the perfect environment for termites,
Many parklands in Morningside have eucalyptus trees, which are a favorite termite nest location. This is especially true as the suburb has Bulimba Creek and the Balmoral Cemetery.
Find out if the original chemical treatment in your house has expired. A chemical treatment is the best way to protect your home against the ravages that termites can cause to your property. Call your local pest control company now for your peace of mind.
Bird Nesting Control
During nesting periods, bird species such as magpies, scrub turkeys, plovers, butcherbirds, can get aggressive especially when they perceive that they territory, young and nests are under threat. Bird problems are manifested in various ways, including intolerable noise levels from nesting swallows or brush turkey, and safety risks associated with swooping birds such as plovers, butcherbirds and magpies.
Additionally, an uncontrolled bird population pose risks to public health. Bird droppings can spread diseases in people and can attract other pests such as ticks, rodents and cockroaches. They can even be carriers of parasites that can cause severe health issues in people.
Problem birds require a comprehensive assessment and relocation that only qualified pest technicians can do. They provide bird management solutions that ensure the welfare of the birds involved as well as the health and safety of the public.
Rodents are a threat to public health and even damage the structure of your property. They can contaminate food and can chew on your belongings, including clothing and electrical appliances. Getting rid of rodents at the earliest possible time is the best way to minimize the damage they can potentially cause.
One of the obvious signs that you may be dealing with a rodent problem is when you hear scratching noises in your roof or walls. Another sign is when you see them running around. And when you see them during the day, you have a really bad rodent problem on your hands.
The presence of spiders can make a house look unhygienic and dirty. Some species of spiders can bite, which will require medical attention.
These are the pest spider species found in Queensland: Black house spider, brown Huntsman spider, grey Huntsman spider, white-tailed spider, daddy long legs spider, and wolf spider. Each of these species have their own characteristics and cause various problems for humans.
If you see signs of spider infestation in your property, call a qualified pest control company who can tailor the treatment based on the spider species.
Ants are annoying because they seem to be everywhere – outside your yard or inside your home. Insect spays may work for a while, but you need the help of a qualified pest control technician to get rid of ants in your home permanently.
In Brisbane and its suburbs, there are four ant species that are often seen: fire ants, yellow crazy ants, electric ants and garden ants. There are also a number of garden ants, including greenhead ants, carpenter ants, meat ants, and black garden ants.
Call a licensed pest technician who can tailor treatment based on the species of ants discovered in your property, their characteristics and extent of infestation.
Mosquitoes are a huge problem in Brisbane, more so for suburbs that are close to bodies of water like Morningside.
The Brisbane City Council’s mosquito management program targets two types of mosquitoes: saltmarsh mosquitoes and freshwater-breeding mosquitoes. It manages over 20,000 hectares of saltmarsh mosquito breeding areas and 2500 known freshwater mosquito-breeding locations across Brisbane.
A third type, container-breeding mosquito, is usually found in backyards. The management of these mosquitoes are often left to homeowners, who should know the breeding sites and remove them immediately.
If you’re having a serious mosquito problem, it is best to call qualified pest control company.
Cockroaches can harm humans indirectly by contaminating food that come in contact with. They prefer moist, dirty places, so it’s no surprise that they are carriers of various pathogens that cause diseases.
Spring is perhaps the most beautiful time of year, but it is also the time for high incidences of allergies, asthma and hay fever. Most of us know that the cause of these health problems are pollen, mould, smoking and pet dander. But did you know that cockroaches are also leading causes of asthma and allergies? Their saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies contain allergens that trigger allergies and increase the severity of asthma attacks, especially in children.
Always make sure that under appliances and sinks and other hidden places are clean because these are where cockroach allergens are located.
There are thousands of cockroach species around the world. In Brisbane and South East Queensland, locals deal with only three species: American Cockroach (large and dark brow to black in colour); Oriental Cockroach (darker and tinier than the American Cockroach); and German Cockroach (the smallest of the three and the most common in Brisbane; light brown in colour and multiply fast in great numbers).
You can treat an occasional cockroach sighting yourself. A more serious cockroach infestation needs to be handled by professional pest removal companies.