The suburb used to be dominated by single-storey brick homes and grand timber heritage reproductions. Today, many three- and four-bedroom townhomes have been constricted around the North Lakes Golf Course, which closed in 2019.
Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
North Lakes like other cities and suburbs in Queensland are under constant risk of pest attack. Residents can encounter problems with termites, rats, mice, mosquitoes, ants, and other pests.
Rain is a major contributor as to why pest controllers are getting many calls than normal to deal with a higher population pf pests and termites.
North Lakes on the northern end of the Gold Coast is a risk zone for termites. It is identified as one of 10 Northside suburbs constantly fighting the threat of termite infestation. In fact, 1 in 5 homes will be attacked by termites each year. Homeowners are advised to inspect their own homes for signs of termites, especially following a cold winter when these pests are seeking shelter from the harsh weather.
Black House Ants are common in the Brisbane and North Brisbane areas. There are particularly in large numbers during the warmer months because of temperature increases and changing weather conditions. These species tend to build a nest outside the gardens and trees, but can also be found in wall gaps, subfloors and even inside the home.
Being situated in South East Queensland, North Lakes experiences a huge population of mosquitoes especially during the warmer months from September to April. It is located near the Tinchi Tamba Wetland, so homes located near it tend to send the most complaints.