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Termite stories

Termites

Termite Treatment Sunshine Coast William Morton Wheeler, an early-20th-century American entomologist started off believing that termites and ants were communitarian and democratic, but then began to worry that they foretold “the eventual state of human society”: “very low intelligence combined with an intense and pugnacious solidarity of the whole.” How much? In the USA, termites… Continue reading →

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Pre-purchase inspections: 5 things you need to know about

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Pre-Purchase Inspections Sunshine Coast Most banks insist on building inspection reports or ‘pre–purchase inspections’ nowadays. Before you buy a property, you really need an honest, comprehensive, accurate assessment of the house, any outbuildings, the land and the swimming pool and deck. After all, this may well be the largest investment you will ever make and… Continue reading →

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What are Termite Management Systems?

Termites

All You Need to Know About Termite Management Systems in Sunshine Coast Termite Management Systems, also called pre-construction treatment zones, use chemicals and physical products to either force termites into the open so they can be observed or eliminate and therefore prevented from getting into buildings. “The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires that buildings,… Continue reading →

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Protecting your home against termites

Termites

Termite Protection Sunshine Coast As you know, termites are dangerous insects, which eat trees and wood products — even cardboard and paper. They do untold damage and can destroy a home if effective, appropriate measures are not taken. Termites look like winged ants, but, unlike ants, they shed their wings after they have swarmed and… Continue reading →

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Termites in Queensland

Termites

Termite Control, Treatment & Management Systems Sunshine Coast There are over 360 species of termites in Australia. That is almost as many cheeses as in France, but I don’t recommend eating them. They do a lot of harm to cellulose-based products like crops, timber as they ‘recycle’. Some species are worse than others, but it… Continue reading →

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Rodents in Queensland

Mice / Rats

Rodent Control Sunshine Coast There are large brown sewer rats (Rattus norvegicus) on the Sunshine Coast, and smaller grey and black climbing roof rats (Rattus rattus). Sewer rats usually live under buildings and on farms, whereas climbing rats tend to make their homes in your home. House mice (Mus domesticus) are small and sleek and… Continue reading →

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Pests that just love the summer heat

Ants, Cockroach Removal

Pest Control in Sunshine Coast Well, first and foremost there’s the famous and terrifying redback spider, named after the long red stripe on the mature female’s back. They are not only highly poisonous, but cannibals too — the female eats the male while they mate — slowly. Since they like living near human beings, they… Continue reading →