Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
With the North Pine River and some of its tributaries like Yebri Creek and Sideling Creek surrounding the border of Petrie, there are many areas for rats, mic, insects and other pests to breed and invade your home.
Pests After a Rain
Brisbane has good weather throughout the year, but it does get its fair share of summer storms and hot. Humid weather. A change in weather from spring to summer also brings changes to the behaviours of insects and pests. Watch out for these pests following a downpour: cockroaches, ants, and rats and mice.
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor activities, but not when you’re cooking a delicious meal and sitting down to eat and you have to shoo away flies and swat at mosquitoes and other bugs. You can keep these bugs away from your home if you know what attracts them and where to look in your home for signs of infestation. But if bugs continue to bother you, it is a good idea to call an experienced pest removal technician.
Though Brisbane gets the odd temperature that drops below 10°C, our winters are pretty mild at best. Winter doesn’t get cold enough to kill pests and doesn’t stop them from invading your home during the winter months. Expect rodents like mice and rats, cockroaches and termites to be more active during the colder months.
In the case of termites, especially the subterranean termites, they slow down during the cold months but will burrow down deeper into the ground to avoid the low temperature. If your home is old and made mostly of timber, termites can do significant damage as they attempt to live, eat and breed in the warm spaces in your home.
If you live in Brisbane and any of its suburbs, then you’ve seen a silverfish. If you haven’t, then you have seen evidence of their presence in your home, shed or garage. Silverfish loves Brisbane’s humid temperature, so watch out for signs of possible infestation in your home.