TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN BARINGA
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Baringa is a residential suburb in the Sunshine Coast, located in the Gubbu Gubbu traditional Aboriginal country.
It was split from Bells Creek in 2017 to support the increase in population in the Caloundra South Priority Development Area. Baringa is part of a master planned community that is expected to house tens of thousands of people in 30 years.
Baringa is well established, despite being a new suburb. You can find plenty of parks, green spaces and walking and bike paths. With excellent schools and plenty of amenities such as transportation, shops, and more, it is perfect for families and young professionals.
Pests can cause a lot of damage and diseases. Termites can destroy homes, while mosquitoes and rodents can spread severe illnesses. Others like spiders and ants are simply annoying to see around the house. This is why any pest infestation should be addressed immediately.
Wasp sting is extremely painful, and if the person develops an allergic reaction, it can be fatal. The general rule is to remain calm because wasps don’t attack unless threatened.
Be on the lookout for wasp activity. If you suspect that a hive is being formed, use a pressure hose or broom to remove the hive before a colony is established.
If the hive is large enough to house a thousand even a million wasps, don’t attempt to get rid of it yourself. Wasps will attack when their home is threatened. Call a qualified pest control technician to handle the hive safely and effectively.
Cockroaches are drawn to places where there is plenty of food, water and shelter. They don’t go away easily and they are highly adaptable to any type of environment.
They can be found anywhere, including boxes, wall cracks, furniture, sewers and drains. Cockroaches should be avoided because they can spread diseases. They love damp places and water is one of their breeding sites.
Be aware of water that may be collecting in your home or leaks and have it fixed immediately to prevent cockroaches from multiplying.
Spiders provide some benefits around the home as they feed on many common insects. However, they could also be a threat to children and pets. For spiders that bite, the sting can be painful and can swell and in extreme cases can be fatal.
Though most spiders are harmless and will only bite when threatened, it is best to keep them outdoors where they belong. Curious children love to play with spiders, which is not really a good idea especially if you don’t know what type of spider you’re dealing with.
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Rodents contaminate food, damage homes and pose a threat to health. They can spread diseases in a number of ways, through their saliva, mites, faeces or direct contact. They can multiply quickly, so take action immediately when you become aware of their presence to avoid an infestation.
Some of the obvious signs of rodent presence are droppings, strong strange smell around your house, gnawed holes and noises at night, particularly in the roof void. The most common species of rats in Australia include the Black Rat and the Brown Rat.
Keep your home clean and make sure all holes and gaps around your property are sealed to keep rodents from invading your precious space.
Termites can be more damage to fire than fires, flood and other accident or nature disaster ever could. It is especially devastating – financially – because termite damage is generally covered by building insurance.
You will most likely find termites living in wooden structures, decayed trees and inside soil or wood. Property owners in Queensland must be extra vigilant about termite activity because it is located in a termite hot zone.
The most common type of termites in Queensland is the subterranean termites, owing to the areas subtropical climate. For this reason, termites are plentiful in residential areas.
Mosquitoes are deadly as they carry pathogens that cause diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus and Ross River Fever, which is prevalent in the Sunshine Coast and Australia.
The high-pitched, constant buzzing, the repeated hand slapping on bare skin and the itch when you get stung are enough to ruin any party and other outdoor activities. At night, mosquitoes can you awake and therefore ruin your sleep.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water. The common breeding grounds include water holding items like potted plant saucers, bird baths, old tyres, etc.
Most ant species prefer warm environment, just like what the Sunshine Coast has. So it is no surprise that ants are is one of the most common pests that cause problems for property owners.
Ants can become an annoyance because they contaminate food and it’s not a good look for a home to have ants. They can usually be found in kitchen and other areas where food is prepared and stored. They can also be found in entertainment spaces and where pets are feed.
They are excellent foragers, so if food is not properly stored in containers, ants will eventually find them. Ants drawn to food, so keep surfaces clean of food scraps and clean food spills.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Carindale, 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 Sunshine Coast area, where Baringa is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Baringa 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 Baringa.
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