Sydney Facing Bug Problem, And Queens land Might Be Next
Sydney is currently facing a massive spike in bug population thanks to some of the most humid conditions the city’s experienced in years. The few people pleased about all of this are the people who handle pest control in the North Shore Sydney and across the city, but even then, it’s still a mixed bag. Queensland’s pest control experts, however, are bracing themselves, as they believe that the issue in NSW will eventually hit Queensland, and is warning the locals to get ready.
Queensland’s pest controllers have noted that this time of year, when Australia is at its hottest and most humid, is when they receive the most calls for work, which is why they’re not surprised that NSW has had a upsurge in bug numbers. However, Dallas Hall, Branch Manager for Amalgamated Pest Control, has stated that Queensland could be next in the firing line, as far as bugs are concerned. He says that the heat and humidity will escalate around February and March, with bugs, who favour both of those things, to follow suit.
He says that, primarily, the pest controllers like him are called out to deal with termites and roaches.
Vanessa Au, a Sales Member of Rentokil, says that the company has been quite busy recently, with activity going up quite a bit following the Christmas break. With conditions expected to get hotter and more humid, increased bug activity is also expected.
David Bock, one of the Australian Museum’s experts, says that the warm and humid weather were perfect breeding conditions for all sorts of bugs, cockroaches chief among them. He admits that there is, in fact, a bug explosion, if recent evidence is anything to go by.
The people who handle pest control in the North Shore Sydney and across the city are experiencing peak operations, with calls for pest control at their highest. Bock explains that bugs usually lay eggs en masse, with the expectation that most will die before reaching maturity. The conditions, however, ensure that a lot of the offspring grow up and mate, which then result in a cyclical increase in the population, which has led to the bug problem plaguing the NSW, which may soon spread to Queensland.
Pest controllers across the country are already working to teach Aussies how to get rid of unwanted bugs, before the problem comes invading.