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Pest Control in Thornlands

Thornlands is a coastal suburb in the City of Redland, with a population of 14,694 people as of 2016.

Located about 28 km east-south-east of Brisbane, it is primarily residential, but it also has a few commercial and retail areas.

The southern zone feature rural homes built on large blocks of land, as well as farms. New housing developments are rising to accommodate the growing population. These new estates are on smaller lots.

The suburb offers a comfortable and convenient lifestyle, with public and private schools, dog parks, walking trails and other amenities just a short drive away.

It is generally a safe and quiet suburb, with many families living there. Residents enjoy an active lifestyle, with tons of things to do around the community, bushland and parks.

Potential Risks for Pest Infestation

Thornlands and other localities in Redland City offer an ideal place for various pests to thrive, including rodents, flies and midges, spiders, cockroaches, ants, and more.

Termite Treatment

Termites love warm, moist climates and many homes in Thornlands provide the ideal eating and nesting ground for termites.

Termite activity is hidden, so you may not notice the damage to your home until it is significant. But if you notice mud trails, stains in your plaster or hear clicking sounds behind your walls at night, you might be dealing with a termite infestation. If this the indeed the case, then you may have to call for help from qualified pest control specialists who have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment and tools to detect termite activity and damage, and recommend the appropriate treatment to eradicate the termites from your home once and for all.

Ant Control

Ants are common pests in homes. They are so small they can enter your home through tiny crevices and cracks in the walls or foundations while searching for water and food. House ants are usually black or dark brown, but other species can be reddish or yellowish in colour. Worker ants can be distinguished by their big mandibles.

Ants can nest anywhere in your property, inside, outside, within your walls, lawns and even your roof voids. Commercial ant sprays or insecticides don’t always work because they only exterminate the ants you see. There may be hundreds of ants that are hiding and the only way to detect them is with professional help.

Successful ant control is guaranteed by qualified pest exterminators. It is important to identify the species of ants that is infesting a home. Once that information is known, technicians can use its life cycle and behaviour to recommend the appropriate treatment.

Cockroach Treatment 

There are some 30 species of cockroaches that can invade human habitat and four of them are major household pests, including the American cockroach, German cockroach, Oriental cockroach and Tropical cockroach.

Cockroaches are known to be virtually indestructible and that is because they’re quite adaptable in any environment, though they prefer to live in warm conditions. They are nocturnal, searching for food and water in the kitchen, bathroom, cupboards and other parts of the home where there is food and water.

Because of their flattened bodies, they can easily move from one area to another through shared plumbing pipes. If you have a large population of cockroaches in your home, you will notice a mild musky odour in the area and cockroach droppings in drawers and countertops, and even cupboards. You should also notice fecal staining.

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Mosquito Control

Aside from biting midge, mosquitoes are another pest associated with coastal living.

There are 300 different species of mosquitoes in Australia. Many female mosquitoes are vectors of diseases such as dengue fever, encephalitis, and more. Additionally, mosquitoes can disrupt our daily living, including our recreational, social and occupational activities, with their continued biting and buzzing.

A successful mosquito control involves focusing on getting rid of their possible breeding grounds. These may include stagnant water in old tires, planters, bird bath, blocked drains and roof gutters, water gardens and empty water ponds, and open containers like cans and jars. These should be checked regularly and emptied to make sure there is no water where female mosquitoes can lay their eggs.

Fogging can also be helpful. However, this method of treatment can only be done by pest control experts. Treatment is typically conducted at dusk when mosquitoes are active.

Rodent Control 

Rodents are small mammals with long tails, short limbs, sturdy bodies, and two continuously growing front and lower incisors. They are widespread, so they can be found on various natural environments as well as human-made environments.

Rats, a type of rodent, are known to be deadly pests. They are carriers of various diseases, including the bubonic plague, which caused millions of death during the Middle Ages.

Rats can thrive indoors, outdoors in sewers and in drains. They can be unobtrusive and can gain entry into your home without you knowing. They can build their nest in wall voids, roof voids, stored food and boxes.

There are many ways to prevent rodents from invading your home, such as not leaving food scraps around your house, keeping food stored in tight containers, rat roofing your home to block possible entry points, and more.

Addressing a serious rodent infestation is best left to pest control experts as they have the knowledge and tools to make sure the rodents are dealt with in a safe manner.

Midge Control 

Midge is a bit of an issue in Thorlands as it is near a coast. Midge are biting flies that are so small they’re difficult to see. They play an important role in the environment but they can be a pest and a nuisance. Their larvae can be found in the mud/wet soil in tidal zones. Peak breeding season is between spring and autumn.

They are a concern because they bite and it can be painful, but they are not known to spread any known diseases to humans.

Residents are encouraged to manage midge in their property, but a serious midge infestation should be referred to a qualified pest control company.

Spider Control

These eight-legged creatures come in various sizes, colours and shapes. Some species of spiders build sticky webs to trap their prey, while others will hunt their prey. Redbacks, Huntsman and black house spiders enter your home through windows and doors. They can also be carried via firewood.

Some spiders are harmless, but others bite, which sometimes need medical attention. Some spiders thrive in moist environments and will hang out in basements, crawl spaces and other damp areas of a property.

Other species prefer dry, warm environments like subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and roof voids, and will hide in dark areas.

If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Thornlands, 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


Thornlands Termite Hazard Level

High – Very High Risk

Termite Hazard Level Gauge image

According to the Interim Termite Hazard Map by CSIRO, the Redlands area, where Thornlands is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.

Because Thornlands is close to the sea, the area is a good target by drywood termites, which need high moisture content in the timber they attack.

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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 Thornlands.

  • 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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Thornlands is a suburb of Redlands Shire, Queensland. It is 28 kilometres east of the Brisbane CBD, and only 5km from Cleveland. This suburb is predominantly residential, however Thornlands does have some commercial and retail areas serviced for many years by our team at Bob Gunn Pest Control.

Areas surrounding Thornlands such as Alexandra Hills, Cleveland, Capalaba, Victoria Point, Sheldon, Mount Cotton & Victoria Point are also regularly serviced by Bob Gunn Pest Control.

Thornlands is one of Redlands leafy bayside suburbs, with a population of over 13500, Bob Gunn Pest Control have serviced the area for many years and is well positioned to provide pre purchase inspection reports in Thornlands.

Thornlands is also on the bay, meaning lots of water moving through, and Termites love moisture and they will always find it, especially when it’s dry. If your home is in Thornlands or around a creek, consider a Termite Inspection every 12 months by a licensed timber pest inspector in Redlands.

When it comes to pest control in Thornlands, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions has a process in place. We begin with determining your pest problem and identifying its possible causes.

Our licensed pest control technicians will then come up with a recommendation that meets environmental requirements and one that will effectively solve your pest situation.

We also provide Bird Proofing solutions in Thornlands to put an end to those pigeons nesting under your solar panels. Bird Proofing, Bird Netting in Brisbane are just some of the many services we can provide.

To ensure that your pest problem is efficiently managed, we will inspect both your property and environment, and inform you in case there are other pests in your area. Our team will suggest a pest control program that will allow you to be in control of your home and surroundings to prevent damage to your property and environment in Thornlands. This is the same for residential and commercial properties in Thornlands.

You have the option to choose which treatment and pest control system will be used to eliminate your problem and manage your environment.

If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Thornlands, 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.

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