Potential Risks for Pest Infestation
If you’re living in the northside of Brisbane, there are many types of insects and pests that are common in that area. These are some of the pests that may become a problem if you live in Wavell Heights or other parts of the northside: cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, ants, wasps, rodents, flies, mosquitoes, and more.
There are plenty of plenty of restaurants and casual dining to choose from in the suburb. Given the mix of commercial and residential properties covering the stretch of Wavell Heights, it’s no surprise that the invasion of cockroaches can happen. If you’ve seen one cockroaches, chances are many more are hiding in your wall cavities, ceiling, cupboards, and other nooks and crannies.
There are numerous parks within Wavell Heights. These green spaces are beautiful but can be the perfect place for fire ants, flies and mosquitoes. Brisbane weather is perfect nearly throughout the year, but residents are no strangers to rainstorms.
Watch out for pests that love to come out after a major rain event. And these are the pests to watch out for following a good downpour – cockroaches, ants, and rats and mice. Cockroaches will get out of their hiding spot to avoid being swept by floods of water, ants will move to higher ground, and rodents will scurry out of their nesting spots to look for a new home.
Brisbane, in general, in a high-risk area for termites. In Wavell Heights, there are homes that are very old and probably made from building materials like timber, which is food for termites. Old houses also tend to lack termite barriers, which make them more vulnerable.
In addition, if your home is located near a body of water, built close to the ground or near a bushland or forest, make sure to get your termite inspection regularly. These are some of the termite risk factors that you should watch out for.
If you suspect your home of having termites, cockroaches or other pests, contact a pest specialist to address the issue immediately.