Insect experts have been closely monitoring insect activity after our exceptionally wet warmer months throughout the 2016 Springtime. First we saw an increase in mosquitoes, then flies, and now the most destructive insect of all, termites. Unfortunately for Sydney home owners, they're headed your way.
It's that time of year when things warm up in Australia and in 2016 we have seen some of the wettest springtime months on record. As we near Christmas and another New Year, termites have sprung in to action in response to some of the most ideal breeding conditions in recent years.
Wet and warm weather across NSW this Spring has seen a dramatic increase in spider activity over the months of October and November. There has been a sharp increase in calls related to spider infestations throughout the Sydney metropolitan areas and residents are advised that their properties could be at risk of being affected by the outbreak.
Of particular concern are the high numbers of venomous Redback, White Tailed and Funnel-web spiders being recorded both here in NSW and Queensland. Redback spiders can live for up to a year without food or water, and weather conditions over the past 12 months have provided extended periods with a climate perfect for spider reproduction, allowing these pests to breed in much higher than average numbers.