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Anthony is a rural area in the Scenic Region, located about 56 km from the capital Brisbane.
As of 2016, 111 people were living in an area covering 13.834 sq km.
The Roadvale Harrisville Road passes through the suburb from the south-east to the north-east. Its creeks flow down to the Bremer River, a tributary to the Brisbane River.
Its land is mainly used for grazing and for planting crops.
Though it has a small population and even smaller number of houses, destructive pests remain a threat in Anthony. Here are some of the pests that residents should watch out for.
Ants are everywhere – in your kitchens, dining area, pantry, etc. Though they are so tiny, they can bring annoyance and discomfort to the occupants of a home. Ignoring ant infestation because they can contaminate food, which can lead to various health concerns.
There are also species of ants that sting painfully. Some people can develop severe allergic reactions from the bite and would need medical attention.
There are thousands of species of ants in Australia. The most common are Black House Ants, which are more of an annoyance rather than destructive. They build their nest in hard-to-reach places, which makes it hard to get rid of them.
There are about 400 of species of cockroaches in Australia. They vary in colour, size and habits. In general, cockroaches love warm, damp and dark areas.
Cockroaches contaminate food and destroy clothing and personal belongings. They are problematic in both residential and commercial properties. Cockroaches prefer natural and organic materials, which makes houses a highly desirable target for their attack.
They also pose a danger to health because of how easily they can transfer disease-causing bacteria through food and surfaces that they have contaminated.
Termites feed on cellulose-based materials such as wood, paper, drywall, etc. Their nest can be found in wooden structures such as rotten trees, fallen timber and soil. They play a major role in recycling organic materials, but they can cause a big headache to homeowners. However, the absence of preventive measures will allow termites to inhabit a home’s walls, floors and furniture.
If a termite infestation is not discovered and treated immediately, they can cause damage to ceilings, walls, foundations, etc. over time. The damage that termites can cause can reach thousands of dollars’ worth of repair.
A termite infestation can only be handled by experienced pest exterminators. They have the know-how and technology to significantly reduce the risk posed by termites.
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Spiders are probably one of the most feared arachnids. There are species that are large and venomous like the Funnel-Web Spider. There are also spiders that are small and shiny like the Redback Spider.
In reality, most spiders are harmless. They are the only arachnid with glands on their abdomen that produce silk. They spin the silk into webs, which they use to trap other insects for food.
All species of spiders have eight legs and most have eight eyes. Because they don’t have ears, spiders use the tiny hairs on their legs to feel sound vibrations.
Rodents are part of Australia’s natural environment, but they become a pest once they enter a human abode. They are known to carry and transmit diseases to humans. Rodents also bring other undesirable pests to your home, like fleas.
These pests can significantly damage to structure and property because of their habit of constantly gnawing at anything. If you find rodents on your property, having it inspected by professional pest control technicians will prevent it from being a bigger problem.
Having wasps within or close to your property can bring discomfort and anxiety. Wasps are not exactly docile insects because they can attack at the slightest provocation. Their stings are so painful that can last for a few years. There are even some people who develop severe allergic reaction from wasp sting.
If you discover a wasp nest in your property, let qualified pest control technicians remove the nest properly and safely.
Mosquitoes are a major problem Australia because of its sub-tropical climate and presence of creeks, swamps and other bodies of water. These insects are deadly because one bite from a female mosquito can cause various diseases.
Because of the health risk they pose, it is important to control mosquitoes in order to reclaim your backyard and protect your family from potentially devastating diseases.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Anthony, 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 Scenic Rim area, where Anthony is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Anthony 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 Anthony.
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