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Pest Control Gold Coast
Richards Pest Control has been established on the Gold Coast for nearly 70 years – we know the Gold Coast! Our locally based technicians are ready to help protect your home, family or business from termites and other pests. With our technicians based across the Gold Coast, we can get to you quickly in the case of an emergency.
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Pest Control Services in the Gold Coast
Richards Pest Control technicians are fully licensed and insured to provide a full range of pest control and termite services on the Gold Coast (we hold QLD and NSW licenses), including:
Most homeowners book an annual general pest treatment to keep their home pest free. Of course, an annual termite inspection is also a must for property owners, so combining the annual pest treatment and termite inspection into the same service is a great way to save time and money.
Areas serviced across the Gold Coast
Richards Pest Control provide pest control services across the Gold Coast from Ormeau in the north, down to Tweed Heads, across the NSW border. The key suburbs we service include:
Northern Gold Coast
Central Gold Coast
Southern Gold Coast
Key Pests on the Gold Coast
With its year-round warm temperature and plentiful rainfall, the Gold Coast is haven for all sorts of pests, especially termites, spiders, ants and cockroaches. Add in mosquito and biting midge problems, caused by the heavy rainfall, rivers and canal systems, it’s no surprise that pest control services are in high demand to keep homes and businesses pest free.
Here are the top 7 pests that cause most of the problems on the Gold Coast:
Ants are very much a year-round problem on the Gold Coast, invading both the house and causing problems in the yard. In addition to ants invading the home, Richards Pest Control can deal with ants digging up pavers and lawn ants, including biting ants (green-head ants) and funnel ants.
The Gold Coast has several different types of large cockroach species, including the American and Australian Cockroach, which like to invade homes and businesses. There is also the annoying German cockroach – the small cockroach species that set up home in kitchens.
With plenty of insects on the Gold Coast, there are plenty of spiders to eat them! The key spiders on the Gold Coast are the redback, black house spider, white-tail spider and huntsman spider.
Mosquitoes and Midges
Everyone knows that mosquitoes and biting midges are a major problem on the Gold Coast. Whereas you can never achieve 100% control of mosquitoes and midges, a professional mosquito treatment from Richards Pest Control with significantly reduce the mosquito and midge pressure at your property and allow you to enjoy your outdoor areas again.
Although rodents can be a year-round problem, then tend to be more of a winter problem when then come inside for warmth and shelter. The roof rat and house mouse are the key rodent pests on the Gold Coast.
For homeowners termites are the number one pest concern. Termites are active all year round on the Gold Coast and are capable of causing significant damage in as little as 6 months. Annual termite inspections are the minimum requirement but all homes should really have a termite management system to protect the building from termite attack.
Termite inspections and treatments on the Gold Coast
Termite damage is not covered by standard home insurance, so it’s vital that homeowners on the Gold Coast have an active termite management plan to protect their property.
Termite inspections need to be carried out at least once a year, sometimes more regularly if your property is deemed at high risk of termite attack. Even if you have a termite management system installed to protect your property, annual termite inspections are still required to maintain any warranty.
A termite management system is design to prevent concealed termite attack to a building. There are two types of termite management system, either treating soil around and under the home with termiticide or installing a termite baiting system. Both systems are proven to protect homes, but the choice of system depends on the construction type and soil conditions around the building. In areas where flooding is a risk, a termite baiting system will often be the best option.
Gold Coast – Interesting facts…
- The Gold Coast is actually the 6th biggest city in Australia, with over 600,000 people
- It is very unusual in that it is a “strip” city, extending over 60 km along the coast
- The traditional owners of the area are the Yugambeh people, with white settlers first moving into the area in 1823.
- The Gold Coast is actually one large flood plain, originally a swamp area, containing the Albert, Logan and Nerang rivers
- Construction of the canal areas started in the 1950s
- There is over 890km of residential waterfront land in the Gold Coast
- Gold Coast is primarily a tourist destination, with its beaches, national parks (Lamington National Park) and theme parks
- The sub-tropical climate with warm year-round temperatures (mild winters) and plenty of rainfall make it an ideal breeding ground for pests