Potential Risks for Murrumba Downs
Pests are especially noticeable during the warmer months, evidenced by the many calls received by local pest specialists. Aside from the pesky mosquitoes from North Pine River or Fresh Water Creek, some of the more complained pests in Murrumba Downs are termites, spiders, possums and flies.
Many amenities are easily accessible – supermarket, shops, schools pubic transport and shopping centre – but there are residents who say the downside in living in Murrumba Downs is the presence of mosquitoes, especially in areas that are close to mangroves, and snakes, which seems to like burrowing in large boulders, which seem to be a common feature in many properties.
Snakes are content to slither in parks and bushland, but at certain times of the year, they tend to explore to look for new sources of food or shelter.
A few years ago, Murrumba Downs was one of the few suburbs in the Moreton Bay Region that suffered a mosquito outbreak. It was hot and wet during that time, the perfect weather for mozzies. The humid climate speeds up the process of going from larvae to adult mosquitoes. Mosquitoes impact Australians’ outdoor lifestyle. One way to reduce the population of mosquitoes is to eliminate potential breeding places from around your home like old car tyres, garden pots, birdbaths, etc.
The weather in Australia, in general, and in Queensland, in particular, is well suited for different types of pests to grow and multiply. This is why you can’t avoid encountering termites, flies, mosquitoes, rodents, geckos, etc. in your own or in your place of business.
Termites are a particular concern in Murrumba Downs because of the presence of numerous creeks in the area as well as some forestry and parklands. Moisture is essential for a termite colony to thrive. Termites love the forests and the trees. If your property is near a body of water or a forest, termite risk is very high. Regular termite inspections and putting treatments in place will help keep these destructive pests at bay.
Another common pest that Queenslanders are warned about at the beginning of almost every year is cockroaches. Many people think just because they didn’t have a single sighting of a cockroach the entire winter, they are safe. But some cockroaches go inactive during the colder months. Right before the start of summer, the number of cockroaches can multiply quickly. The space they have created for themselves around your home will no longer be enough. They are also hungry, so they will go out hunting for food on your property.
Spiders also invade homes in spring and summer – not only the big ones like Huntsman and wolf spiders but also the small ones like redbacks and mouse spiders. These bugs usually enter through open doors, windows and cracks. You have to pay closer attention if your home has shrubs or bark close to your home.
In built-up areas like Murrumba Downs, flies are a common problem. Aside from the fruit fly, the biting midges and the moth fly are common in Queensland. Not only Australians love beaches and sandy soils, midges love them too. In fact, there was a midge infestation a few years ago in Moreton Bay Region. As for the moth fly, they lay their eggs in the drain, especially if there is decomposing food. This is why moth flies can usually be found in kitchens, as well as bathrooms.
Having at least one inspection every year is recommended every to avoid any pest problems. If you see a possible pest infestation, call a pest exterminator to evaluate and treat the problem.