Balmoral Ridge is a rural suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region in Queensland. It is located 82 km north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
According to the 2016 Census, there are 278 people living there.
Balmoral Ridge lies next to Baroon Pocket Dam. At the top of the range along Maleny Montville Road is the Balmoral Lookout. Most of the western boundary features the Obi Creek.
Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
Balmoral Ridge is a small suburb with just a few residents, but residents and properties are still vulnerable to the risk post by pest infestation. This is due to various factors, including the weather, natural environment, the type and age of properties in the area, and more.
Ant infestation can happen in any residential or commercial property as long as they have sufficient resources to help them survive.
There are about 4000 known species of ants in Australia. The most common include the Carpenter Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Blackhouse Ants, Black Garden Ants, Light Brown Ants, Fire Ants, Electric Ants and Yellow Ants.
Ants look harmless, but a swarm of ants in your property can pose a health risk. They can contaminate the food they come in contact with. Though ants, in general, have a short life cycle, their colony can survive for a long time.
Cockroach Treatment in Balmoral Ridge
Cockroaches are never welcome in both the home and commercial spaces because they are dirty. The pathogen that they carry with them can cause food poisoning and serious diseases.
There are various species of cockroaches in Australia, and they vary in size, shape and colour. The most common include German Cockroaches, American Cockroaches, Oriental Cockroaches and Smoky Brown Cockroaches.
These pests will usually be found hiding in wall cavities, roof voids, beneath floor mats, small cracks, kitchen, dining area and even inside wardrobes.
Mosquitoes are one of the world’s deadliest insects as they have caused the death of millions of people throughout history. One bite can lead to serious medical issues such as malaria, dengue fever, Barmah Forest virus, etc.
They typically breed in standing water, so it is never a good idea to have your plant pots, birdbaths and other containers accumulate water.
The use of insect repellents on mosquitoes sounds sufficient. However, only professional pest control experts know how to eliminate mosquitoes from your home completely and effectively.
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Rodent Control in Balmoral Ridge
Rodents are common in homes and commercial buildings. Their number can increase quickly because they have a short breeding cycle.
They are active at night to hide their activity from humans. Once they gain entry into your property, they will build a nest and signs of their presence will become obvious.
Rodents may have bad eyesight, but they have a keen sense of smell that they use to locate food. Because they are small, rodents can squeeze through the tiniest openings, which means they can easily find a way into your home as they search for food and water.
As the weather turns cooler, there will be greater rodent activity as they look for a place to keep warm and ride out the cooler temperature.
Silverfish live in damp places or linen piles to hide their presence from humans. They may not pose a health risk, but silverfish can nonetheless cause significant damage to persona properties.
These silvery, fish-shaped pests feed on books, wallpapers, sugar and any items that contain starch. Silverfish infestation should be addressed immediately before significant damage is done to your treasured belongings like books, documents, photographs, clothing, etc.
Silverfish are agile insects and they prefer the dark, which makes it difficult to detect their presence. They love damp conditions and humid environments, so keep them away from your home by having proper ventilation and letting in the sunlight in the dark areas of your home.
There are thousands of spider species in Australia – some harmless and others deliver lethal bites. They prefer the quiet and undisturbed areas of a property, but they can also be found in yards and gardens.
Spider eat other insects, so there might be other pest infestation if spiders are present in the property. They can also attract other spiders because there are species of spiders that eat their own.
The most common spiders you might encounter include Whitetail spiders, Huntsman spiders, Redback Spiders, Wolf spiders, Daddy Long Legs, False Widow Spiders, Orb-weaving Spiders and Brown Recluse Spiders.
Termite Treatment in Balmoral Ridge
Termites, or white ants, are the worst pests that could infest your property because of the significant and expensive damage they can cause. They feed on timber, which can cause the wooden structures of a property to weaken.
They are called “silent destroyers” because they can damage your property without you knowing. There most common types of termites in Australia include the Subterranean termites, Formosan termites, Dampwood Termites and Drywood Termites.
The most destructive species is subterranean termites, which live in underground colonies. They thrive in wet, undisturbed locations and will build mud tubes to protect themselves while going from places to places in search of food.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Balmoral Ridge, 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
TERMITE INFESTATION IN BALMORAL RIDGE QLD
Balmoral Ridge Termite Hazard Level
High – Very High Risk
According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Sunshine Coast area, where Balmoral Ridge is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Balmoral Ridge is close to the sea, the area is a good target by drywood termites, which need high moisture content in the timber they attack.
Termite Image from CSIRO
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 Balmoral Ridge.
A coastal environment like Wynnum is prone to termite and vermin attacks.
The number one thing that attracts termites is water or moisture. It is almost a guarantee that if a home has water leakage problems, it will soon be invaded by termites, if it hasn’t been already.
Damage to homes, whether made from weatherboard, is likely if termites, or white ants, are left unchecked.
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