TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN ARATULA
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Aratula is a rural town in the Scenic Rim Region in Queensland, with a population of 532 people.
It is located about 52 km southwest of Ipswich. Travel time is 35 minutes to Ipswich and 1 hour to Brisbane.
The Cunningham Highway begins from the north-east (Fassifern) and cross the suburb and ends in the south (Mount Edwards). Warrill Creek starts from the west (Tarome), passes through the north, and terminates on the east (Morwincha). It is a tributary of the Bremer River, then the Brisbane River, flowing into Moreton Bay.
Aratula is popular as a resting place for travellers trekking the Great Dividing Range. Various accommodations are available, including caravan parks and motels. In addition, there are commercial services, such as arts and crafts stores, cafes, bakery, service stations, and more.
It also offers many great attractions including Moogerah Peaks National Park, Main Range National Park, Lake Moogerah and ballooning.
The housing is mostly stand-alone houses built on large blocks. It is home to a broad range of conveniences and amenities, including good schools, cafes, etc.
Aratula may be a charming sanctuary its residents as well as for weary travelers, but destructive pests still lurk in the area waiting to gain access to valuable homes and properties. Here are some problematic pests that should be put on constant watch.
Spiders usually hide in dark, empty spaces, which is why cob webs are located in hard-to-reach places such as garages, cupboards, attics, basements, ceilings, roof, cavities, and more. Handling spiders on your own may not be a smart idea because it can cause other spiders to come out from their hideouts.
These arachnids don’t cause harm to humans unless they are threatened first. If you discover a spider infestation in your house, calling the experts to handle it is the best way to go. There are a variety of spider species, and you might be dealing with a venomous type.
Having wasps can induce discomfort and anxiety because these insects are known for their painful sting. The types of wasps that are common in Queensland are normal wasps, sand wasps, European wasps, tree brown paper wasps, white-faces brown wasps and mud wasps.
If you find, or you suspect, a wasp nest is in proximity of your property, call trained professionals to treat the problem. This will ensure only the proper method of wasp control is implemented.
An invasion by rodents of your home can cause major damage. It is important to detect the early signs of infestation to make the job of treating it easier.
Rodents leave many signs of their presence. Unexplained holes in places like walls, ceilings, cupboards, etc. are most likely signs of rodents and gnawing habit. Urine stains and odour are another. You will also see rodent droppings, mostly in drawers, counters, kitchen and cabinet areas. Lastly, you might not see them but you will definitely hear them, especially at night inside your walls or above your roof.
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Cockroaches, like many pests, are active night to search for food. They contaminate food, surfaces and clothes with the bacteria they carry on their bodies. These bacteria can cause various diseases like salmonellosis, leprosy, plague, typhoid fever, cholera, and more.
If you have a cockroach infestation, call for professional assistance. Services include cleaning and sanitising your home that has been infested by cockroaches.
Ants are unlike other pests in that their move around in search of food during the day and night. Because they travel in groups, they are easy to spot. If you constantly see ants in places like your kitchen or pantry, you most likely have a serious ant infestation.
Most ant species don’t pose health risks, but there are species like the red ants that are known to bite humans. Their bites can be extremely painful and some people can develop allergic reactions to it.
If you have an ant infestation, call qualified pest exterminators for effective ant control treatments and solutions.
Silverfish are trouble because they destroy personal belongings such as books, papers, wallpapers, upholsteries, and more. These pests can cause enough damage that they are beyond repair.
If you even just the slightest inkling that you have a silverfish infestation, call a professional pest control service immediately.
Termites are common in Australia that homes are at risk of a termite attack at any time. This is the reason why termite detection and eradication must be a priority for all homeowners.
Termite colony may be located as far as 100 metres away from your property but they can enter your home if there are any gaps or holes at ground level, like cracks in mortar joints. Once they enter beneath the surface, termites will be undetected until damage gas become noticeable.
This is why termite barriers and regular termite inspections are important. If you have a termite inspection, let qualified pest control specialists handle the problem.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Aratula, 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 Aratula is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Aratula 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 Aratula.