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October 11, 2021

Expert Tips On Home Pest Control

Pests are an ongoing issue in the south east region of Queensland. This is largely due to the subtropical climate which, for many pests, presents the ideal conditions to live and breed. Pests have the potential to put you, your family, and your home at risk. Without effective pest control services, common pests such as Termites, Cockroaches, Spiders or even Rodents can quickly get out of control. If pests invade your home, it is vital to contact a professional immediately to prevent further infestation and/or costly damage. Below is a detailed list of pests that could get out of control if left untreated.



Top of the list is Termites, or white ants as they are also commonly known.  Termites are the most financially damaging pests in Australia. Not only are termites common, but it is estimated that one in three homes in Queensland will be affected by termite attack in some way. This is a staggering statistic that is a clear cause for concern, especially given the fact that most home insurance does not cover repairs for damage caused by Termites.

Termites are notorious for causing significant damage to the foundational structures of many residential and commercial properties. Worse still, termites can be extremely difficult to detect without a professional pest control service due to the confined areas in which they infest. This presents termites with the opportunity to reproduce and quickly get out of control inside your home, all whilst remaining undetected. In most instances, where the homeowner has discovered Termites within the property, significant damage has already been done.



Cockroaches are tough and resilient insects that have survived virtually unchanged for centuries. Cockroaches are often drawn into your home by the prospect of available food. Even if your home is thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, it can still fall victim to infestation. Cockroaches breed quickly and in large numbers. Just a single egg can produce up to fifty new cockroaches, meaning that in just a matter of weeks, a cockroach infestation could occur in your home. Cockroaches can be difficult to spot as they hide in cracks, crevasses, dark and damp areas. If you do notice a cockroach running around your home, it is an almost sure sign that a cockroach infestation has already begun. This makes it essential to call an experienced pest control company such as Multipest, to eradicate these pests.



In recent years, Brisbane and South East Queensland have been inundated with Rodents in plague proportions. During the cooler months, rodents, are out in force, looking for a nice warm place to set up home, reproduce and search for food. Unfortunately our houses or businesses are the perfection location for building a nest or burrow. They create a safe and well protected area to quickly reproduce whilst remaining close to a food source.

Rats and mice are well known to spread germs and diseases, damage property including electrical goods as a result of chewing through wiring and can contaminate food or stored goods. They have even been known to chew through plumbing pipes, resulting in flooded homes.

For commercial premises a rodent infestation can cause significant damage to stock, issues with health department inspections, tarnish the businesses reputation and unnecessary financial loss. A Rodent Management plan is the only way to ensure these pests don’t over run your home or business.



Australia is home to many species of ant. Whilst most species of ant are harmless, their ability to quickly reproduce and spoil food, means they still prove to be a significant annoyance. In addition to this, ants are known to be mainly attracted to food sources within your home. When a colony of ants finds a food source, it is likely that they will become dependent on it. The only way to successfully remove a colony of ants from your home is to use an effective pest control service such as the one provided by Multipest.


Spiders are very common throughout Australia and for many people the mere sight of a spider is a frightening experience. Arachnophobia or fear of spiders is certainly warranted, as a bite from a spider such as the redback and funnel web, can cause significant health issues or in rare cases their toxins can be lethal. What is even more frightening, is the fast rate at which spiders can lay eggs. If left untreated, spiders are very likely to get out of control, multiplying rapidly in numbers throughout your home. This inevitably increases the chance of a spider bite, putting you, your family, and even your pet’s health at risk.



There is nothing worse, then pulling out your favourite book, only to find they are riddled with tiny holes from silverfish. Silverfish will generally eat away at paper or card products such as books, documents and even wallpaper. It is rare that a silverfish will ever come into open spaces, however if you do spot one, it is a sign that infestation is already taking place within your home. These pests can lay clusters of eggs that can range in size from two to twenty. Silverfish and their eggs can be difficult to find as they tend to hide in confined spaces such as dark or humid areas including roof voids, storage areas like cupboards, bathrooms, kitchens, or garages.  Pest control is essential upon the first sighting of silverfish within your house, to prevent a infestation and potential damage to your belongings.

Multipest is a Brisbane based termite and pest management business with over 25 years of experience in servicing domestic and commercial properties of all scale. If you find any of the above pests inside your property, it is essential that you contact Multipest immediately.