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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:

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Termite Treatments

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:

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:

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