TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN THORNESIDE
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Thorneside is a residential coastal suburb in Redland City, located 17 km east of Brisbane. It is bordered to the north by Moreton Bay and to the west by Tingalpa Creek.
It had a population of 3,761 people as of 2016.
Thorneside is located on the northern-most of the Redlands coast and geographically the smallest mainland locality. The property type is mostly housing estate located around Thorneside Road and Mooroondu Road.
It has kept much of its old village vibe, despite a small pocket of industrial development. Residents enjoy a tranquil living with views of the sea. The hub of activities is the William Taylor Memorial Sportsground, an expansive parkland with picnic facilities and a skate park.
This picturesque seaside town offers a laidback lifestyle, but it has virtually all amenities you’ll ever need. It is a popular weekend destination, especially for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Thorneside is a nature lover’s delight with its wetlands, parks and tall gum trees and year-round summer feel.
Thorneside is an idyllic place, with parklands and the ocean right at your fingertips. However, this beautiful environment also attracts various pests like termites, mosquitoes, rodents, etc.
Ants are common that it can be found in nearly all homes, regardless of its location. This is because ants are so tiny they can enter through the smallest crevices or gaps in a property.
There are thousands of ant species around the world, but only about 25 species invade the home. The most common types of ants in your home are Black/Carpenter Ants, Fire Ants and Brown Ants.
Once ants find a food source, others ants can easily find it thanks to the invisible chemical trail they can follow to the food source. When you see ants crawling in one line, it means they are following the trail to a food source.
When you discover an ant trail, you can vacuum it. Then, wipe the area down with soapy water or vinegar to remove the trail. Also, storing your food properly will keep ants away from your home.
There are about 3,500 types of cockroaches around the world. In Australia, the most common cockroach species are American Cockroaches, German Cockroaches and Oriental Cockroaches.
They different kinds of foods, so they can easily contaminate the food around your home, including the surfaces where they crawl. Because cockroaches tend to live in unhygienic places around the areas, they pick up and carry bacteria that cause various diseases.
Cockroaches live and breed in damp areas, such as toilets and behind dishwashers. They can also be found around the refrigerator in your home, where plenty of food is kept.
Being social animals, rats and mice live in groups. They gain access into buildings through cavities and spaces. They prefer to stay indoors during the colder months, but will choose to stay in a building year-round if food and water are in abundance.
Food and water will attract rats and mice to a property. One way to keep them away is to never leaving food scraps or waste on your floor or benches. Before winter sets in, check your home for cracks and holes and seal them.
Rodent infestation is a serious problem because these creatures carry pathogens that cause harmful diseases such as leptospirosis, typhus, plague, etc.
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Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects in the world. They are responsible for nearly 1 million deaths every year. A mosquito bite itches, but what’s worst is that it can transmit diseases, such as malaria, Zyka virus, dengue, and more.
Getting rid of mosquitoes is a challenge as their eggs can survive for years without hatching. They also breed fast.
When it comes to mosquitoes, prevention is better than cure. The first thing you need to know about mosquitoes is that they breed in water. So make sure to eliminate all stagnant water around your property. They can lay their eggs in rain gutters, flower pots and flower vases that contain water or damp soil. You should also install screens on doors and windows to keep mosquitoes outside.
Mosquitoes can survive even with little water or moisture. Thus, make sure to keep your spaces dry to eliminate potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Silverfish are silvery, wingless creatures that look like a developing fish. They are considered as pests because they destroy books, clothes and other materials that contain starch in them.
One sure sign of a silverfish infestation is the holes in your books and clothes. It is hard to catch them because they move fast.
They are nocturnal and are mostly found in sinks, bathrooms, kitchen drawers, the cleft in floor tiles, etc. Silverfish they can also inhabit closets, storage rooms and under the refrigerators. However, they prefer bookshelves.
It becomes harder to get rid of silverfish if they are getting plenty of food. So, if you see silverfish in your property, do something about them immediately.
There are over 10,000 species of spiders in Australia, and a portion of them are in Brisbane and Redlands City. Spider bite can be deadly, so a spider infestation should be taken seriously.
The most common spiders are Funnel-web spiders, Redback spiders, Wolf spiders, Black House spiders, Mouse spiders, White-tail spiders, Huntsman spiders, Garden Orb spiders and Trap-door spiders.
One of the deadliest spiders is the Funnel-web. These spiders prefer humid and sheltered areas like residential dwellings. They can typically be found in gardens and backyards, hiding under rocks, shrubs and rotting logs, and even inside rough-barked trees. Another deadly spider is the Redback. They are generally found in sheds, storage areas and verandas.
The sting of the recluse spiders or fiddle-back spiders is mostly painless, but it can cause skin allergies. However, they bite can also damage blood cells and cause kidney failure. The trapdoor spiders, on the other hand, only bite when threatened. However, their bite can bring excruciating pain, nausea, itching and lethargy.
It’s best to let professional pest control specialists handle spiders because they can identify which species they are dealing with and know how best to treat them.
When you’re living in a place like Brisbane or Redland City, chances are 1 in 3 homes will be attacked by termites at some point. If they remain undetected, the damage they can cause can be devastating.
There are two forms of termites that are common in Australia: reproductive and non-reproductive forms. Reproductive forms have two pairs of wings, one pair of compound eyes and thick skin. The non-reproductive forms will never develop wings, are blinds, and have thin skin.
When it comes to termites, it is always best to take precautions and have your home inspected for termites regularly. With termites, you will never know they are slowly eating away at your house until the damage has become noticeable and very expensive.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Thorneside, 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
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Redlands area, where Thorneside is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Thorneside 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 Thorneside.
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