Pest Profiling in Chermside
The suburb of Chermside has changed a lot over the years, and so has its pest control needs.
Residential development in the area exploded during the post-war era, and in 1957 the first major suburban shopping centre in Australia was opened. The Chermside Drive-In Shopping Centre – or Westfield Chermside as it is today - has been a major landmark on Brisbane’s northside ever since.
Chermside: A Major Suburban Hub
Situated about 10km north of the Brisbane CBD, Chermside is a major suburban hub. In addition to providing ample opportunities for those in need of retail therapy, it is also convenient to the airport and several major hospitals, and is well served by public transport.
With a 16-screen cinema, bikeways, plenty of green space, funky eateries and other amenities, it’s no wonder that Chermside is particularly popular with singles and young working couples without children.
In the past couple of decades many of the post-war dwellings have been demolished to make way for modern apartments.
In fact, according to the 2016 Census, over 70% of Chermside residents live in a unit, apartment, flat or townhouse, rather than a detached single family dwelling.
Along with the influx of human residents however, have come new challenges when it comes to pest control.
While ants, moths, rodents and silverfish tended to flourish in the older style residences, apartment living attracts a slightly different type of (non-paying) tenant.
It’s Not Just Humans that Love Apartment Living in Chermside
With insect screens and air conditioning now considered standard, we are finding that most of our callouts in Chermside today revolve around cockroach pest control.
Apartment buildings offer a host of hidey holes in the walls and ceilings, and with each unit connected by pipes and hallways, pests can spread easily. Add to that the fact that cockroaches prefer dark humid conditions – like ducts and drains – and you can see why they enjoy apartment living just as much as humans do!
Whether you are an owner occupier, landlord or tenant in Chermside, chances are you will need pest control services at some point – and that’s when A1 Pest Control can help. We have more than 80 years' experience in providing pest control solutions, evicting unwanted tenants like German cockroaches, fleas, and spiders to name just a few. Call us on 0418 564 334 and put those pests on notice today!