As summer comes to an end in Brisbane, you may think you don’t have to worry about general pest control for a while. The reality is that pests can still pose a threat to homes and families even as the weather cools down.
Firstly, from a general pest control point of view, many Brisbane pests are active all year round, and some may even become more active as the weather becomes cooler. For example, rats and mice may seek out warmth and shelter in homes during the cooler months, which can result in infestations. These pests can carry diseases that can be harmful to humans, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them from entering your home and to address any infestations promptly.
Another pest that can be active year-round is the cockroach. While cockroaches may be more prevalent during the warmer months, they can still thrive in homes during the cooler months. Cockroaches can be difficult to eradicate once they’ve established a presence in your home, so it’s important to take preventative measures to keep them out, such as sealing cracks and crevices and keeping your home clean and clutter-free.
Termites are definitely a year-round threat in Brisbane, and can cause significant damage to homes and structures. In fact, termite activity can increase during the cooler months, as termites seek out warmth and moisture in homes. Did you know termites never sleep? That’s why they are able to cause billions of dollars in property damage each year! With over over 300 different species in Australia, some have queens that live up to 50 years and lay up to 30,000 eggs per day! It’s no wonder the damage they create is so destructive. If you live in an area that’s prone to termite activity, it’s important to have regular termite inspections in addition to general pest control, and to take preventative measures such as removing wood debris from around your home and fixing any leaks or moisture issues.
So as we move into the cooler months, be aware that there are still many pests that can pose a threat to your home and family. By having regular pest inspections and taking action to protect against critters, you can help ensure that your home remains pest-free year-round.