TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BIRNAM
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Birnam in a rural town in the Scenic Rim. There were 106 residents here per the 2016 Census, with 44 households.
The Albert River marks the suburb’s eastern boundary. This perennial river is the source of potable water for the town of Beaudesert.
Birnam is quite undeveloped except for a few farms in the east. The slopes of Mount Dunsinane can be seen to the northwest. The Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road passes through from south to north-east.
Though largely undeveloped, Birnam residents and properties are still vulnerable to attack by various pests that thrive in Birnam’s environment.
With few residents, but acreage of farmlands, Birnam is still vulnerable from infestations from various pests, owing mainly to Australia’s environment that is ideal for the success of different species of bugs and creepy crawlies.
Ant infestation can occur in both commercial and residential properties if those locations offer easy access to water and food. There are 4000 known species of ants in Australia. The most common are Carpenter Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Black House Ants, Black Garden Ants, Light Brown Ants, Fire Ants, Electric Ants and Yellow Ants.
Ants are harmless, in general, but there are species like the Fire Ants that are notorious for excruciating pain caused by their bite. Their bite can trigger an allergic in some people. If you want to stop an ant infestation, follow their pathway to find their colony. See if there is any activity near the doors, windows, carpet edges, gardens and all over the kitchen area.
Rats and mice are common in Queensland. These pests, especially rats, can be a problem in Birnam farms. They are good at looking for food and because of their small size, they can squeeze through opening as small as a coin. This means that these pests can easily find their way into your home.
They have a short breeding cycle, which makes them successful at reproducing in a short period of time. Rodents are nocturnal and generally stay out of the presence of humans.
Rats and mice not only minor inconvenience if they decide to live in your home, but they also spread diseases, which makes them a health risk to people.
There are thousands of species of spiders living in Australia. There are lethal ones, but most are harmless. However, they can be a serious problem for people with a fear of spiders.
Spiders will often be found in quiet and undisturbed areas of structures as well as yards and gardens. They need other insects to survive. This is why other insect infestations are absent if spiders are thriving in your property. Another reason to address spiders immediately is because they attract dangerous spiders. They could enter and infest your property and prey on the common spiders that are already in your premises.
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Silverfish are usually hard to detect because they move very fast and can hide in the dark. They are active at night and prefer to nest in moist areas like attics, wall cavities, and the neglected areas in your house.
They are not known to pose health risks to humans, but they can cause damage to personal belongings such as books, documents, photographs, clothing, and more. If you are looking for silverfish, here are the potential areas to check out: bookshelves, cardboard boxes, carpet edges, and the cracks and crevices of your property.
With the climate and environment constantly changing not only in Australia but around the world, these pests continue to increase in numbers. They breed in stagnant water found in your porch or backyard. These blood-sucking insects can make their way into your way as they seek humans and animals to feed on.
It is not safe to just leave them alone in your residential or commercial property. Mosquitoes are known to carry deadly diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, Barmah Forest Virus, etc. They can transmit these diseases to humans, which is why mosquito control, especially done by professionals, is essential.
Cockroaches are an unwelcome guest in residential or commercial properties. They filth, in the form of bacteria and viruses, they carry can transmit diseases to people. If you see cockroaches in your premises, know it is already unhygienic once cockroaches have crawled on it.
Cockroaches come in various sizes and colours. The common cockroach species that you may encounter in Birnam are the German Cockroach, American Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach and Smoky Brown Cockroach.
Termite can cause serious structural damages if left ignored. The damage could cost you thousands of dollars’ worth in repairs. These wood-eating pests are hard to detect because they live and work underground. However, there are many signs that can tell you if there is termite activity.
These signs include the appearance of discarded and broken wings on windowsills and cobwebs, termite droppings; damaged, rotted or hollowed out wood; mud tubes; and paint bubbling from the walls or hardwood floors.
If you see any of these signs, call termite control experts to identify the termite colony and recommended a treatment and control solution.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Birnam, 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 Birnam is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Birnam 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 Birnam.