TERMITE INSPECTION AND PEST CONTROL IN MT WAKERLEY
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Wakerley is a Brisbane rural residential suburb, with a population of 8,445 people as of 2016.
Located south of the Brisbane River, it is roughly 5 km east of the Brisbane CBD and near the Southern bayside suburbs.
Wakerley was originally a part of Gumdale. Its land is a combination of fertile loamy soil and less fertile soils around Lota Creek.
Though it has a rural setting, Wakerley is a modern suburb with easy access to schools, public transportation, shops and other amenities and conveniences.
It is close to Moreton Bay and adjacent to Gumdale, where there are more shops.
It is a family-friendly neighbourhood with safe, quiet streets and plenty of spaces for children to play. Wakerley features beautiful parks, playgrounds, and biking and walking tracks, which are all elements that promote an active lifestyle.
Wakerley has its share of problems with pests, but most especially by termites. It, together with Gumdale, is a high-risk area for termites due in part to their farming history. Australia’s subtropical climate is also ideal for termites to thrive.
Homeowners also face potential problems from other types of pests such as mosquitoes, rodents, cockroaches, and more.
Wakerley and its neighbouring suburb, Gumdale, are termite hot spots.
The land that was originally used for farming is rapidly transforming into a huge housing estate. Now that construction work has died down somewhat wildlife has returned, some welcome, like the kookaburras, and others not so much, like termites and Redback spiders.
Termite attack can happen in both new and older homes, even when they physical and chemical termite barriers in place.
Termite can cause extensive property damage as termite activity can go undetected for years. More than 100,000 homes suffer termite infestation annually in Australia. Termite damage reduces a property’s value and causes expensive repairs.
Because spotting termite in the early stage is not easy to the untrained eye, hire a qualified pest control specialist to find evidence of termites and recommend an effective treatment.
Ants typically forage for food and they can travel long distances to find a food source. They love sweet or fatty substances in the kitchens, pantries, storerooms and warehouses.
They are not a good sight in food preparation and eating areas and they can contaminate food that we eat.
The most common species of ants found in Australia include Bulldog Ants, Black House Ants, Carpenter Ants, Coastal Brown Ants, Argentine Ants, Garden Ants, and Jack Jumper Ants.
Cockroaches generally try to avoid the light, so they are often discovered at night when people are asleep. One of the most common signs of a serious cockroach infestation is a distinct odour in a room. You will also see droppings and vomit marks, usually on cupboards and hinges of cupboards and drawers.
One of the most common species of cockroaches in Australia is the Australian Cockroach. An excellent flyer, this species prefers warmer climates. However, it can survive winters indoors as long as water is abundant.
Cockroaches can multiply quickly, so an infestation should be addressed immediately.
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Silverfish, these pests with a long thin body and fish-like appearance, are unable to climb smooth surfaces and only active at night. They prefer warmer temperatures and will not last if heat surpasses 40 degrees.
They are typically found un roof and wall cavities, subfloors and cupboards. Silverfish love to feed on rolled oats, sugar, synthetic fibers, etc. They are fast and agile, and are also hardy as they can go for long periods without water.
Spiders are one of the most feared insects, but they are generally harmless and will avoid people at all cost. Some of the most common spiders in Australia are then Redback, Huntsman, Funnel Web, White Tail and Daddy Long Legs.
Spiders are mostly active at night, looking for prey. They can also be livelier as the weather becomes cooler, as they emerge from their hiding places to look for a companion.
These pests usually take cover in dark, deserted areas of the house and the garden. If you see an unusual number of cobwebs outside, or see spiders crawling past, this may be a sign of an infestation.
Rodents are another type of species that can cause extensive property damage as well pose health risks to humans. They carry pathogens in their body that they can transfer through contact with their drops, urine, etc.
These blood-sucking insects can be annoying with their constant buzzing and painful bite. They are also dangerous because their bite can cause diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, and more
The use of commercial insect spray can be useful in getting rid of mosquitoes. However, these pests have the ability to breed quickly. If you are facing a serious mosquito infestation, insect spray may no longer be enough. Call qualified mosquito exterminators to handle the problem.
If you are building a new home, renovating or buying a home in Wakerley, 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 Brisbane area, where Wakerley is located, is in the high-risk category for termite infestation.
Because Wakerley 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 Wakerley.