Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
The weather, the environment, among other factors make the Redland Coast and its surrounding suburbs like Victoria Point open to pest infestation at any time. Mosquitoes, termites and ants are just some of the pests that are common in the suburb.
Ants are not the worst of the pests out there, but they can still be bothersome when you see them everywhere you look in your home. And if you don’t lift a finger to get rid of them, you not only get painful, itchy bites often, your home can be potentially damaged too.
There are many species of ants that can invade your home, not just the sugar ants that you see. A lot of people are unfamiliar with other types of ants and only a professional pest technician can identify them after a thorough inspection.
Though sugar ants will probably be as problematic as other ants, they still need to be dealt with. The least sugar ants will do is swarm your food, so you most likely will see them in the kitchen, pantry, and other areas where there are food sources.
Carpenter ants are the worst kind that could invade your home. They will attack wood or wooden surfaces as those are food for them. If you think you cannot handle the infestation alone, call a pest removal company to take care of the problem for you.
According to the CSIRO survey, Queensland is in the high-risk zone for termite infestation. Some suburbs will be more vulnerable than others. How vulnerable will be determined by several so-call termite-risk factors.
Age of the suburb – older, established suburbs will need to be more vigilant against termites because older homes will either have no termite barrier or those that have has long expired. This means, there will be gaps or breaks that termites can use to gain entry into the home.
Type of house – Queensland’s suburbs have a mix of modern homes and the iconic post-war homes. Don’t think just because in a brick veneer home you are safe from these wood-eating pests. A house that directly touches the ground is at higher risk of unseen termite infestation.
Bushland and fresh water sources – These are all termites need to live and multiply. If you live in a suburb with bushland and/or with forms of water like Victoria Point, then your home is at higher risk of termite attack.
The Redland City Council does aerial and ground treatments as part of its year-round mosquito management program across the Redland Coast. The people, animals and the environment are safe from these treatments.
Saltmarsh mosquitoes are endemic to Redland’s coastal environment, and weather conditions, specifically the arrival of rain, make it more ideal for these blood-sucking pests to breed.
Residents are also encouraged to do their part in mosquito management because these pests are vectors of various diseases including malaria, dengue, Zika virus, and many more. Aside from these diseases, mosquito bites can painful, irritating (with the constant scratching), and cause swelling for others.
Removing anything that collects water from your property, such as tin cans, containers, old tires, etc., and keeping your premises clean and hygienic are some of the ways you can stop mosquito breeding. If you’re experiencing mosquito infestation, call your local pest control company for expert mosquito treatments and solutions.
It’s common to see rats and mice, as humans live alongside these pests. Regardless of how common these pests are it is still unwelcome to have rodent infestation. They carry diseases and can damage your property.
Rodents love dark corners where they can easily conceal themselves as they scamper their way through your premises. Holes and corners are just some of the areas where possible infestation areas you can check.
If you do find a rodent infestation in your property, the best thing to do is call your local pest exterminator who can make a thorough inspection of possible infestation site, identify the type of rodent living in your home, and recommend a safe and effective treatment and control solutions.