The Most Common Household Pests in Brisbane

Household pests are a common problem for Brisbane residents. Most of these pests build their nest in residential structures for one reason – they have an easy access to their food source. Every day, our team at Twinspectors Building and Pest Inspections encounter hundreds of these invasive creatures.

Below are five of the most common ones.


Ants are the biggest problem not only in Brisbane, but also in other parts of Australia. They are always on the lookout for water and food – sweet, greasy food. Ants can use crevices and cracks as their entry point. Food is tracked and located using scent trails, and their colonies can be built almost anywhere. It is harder to eradicate ants as they can easily relocate when they are threatened or if their colony is under attack.

Completely get rid of ants not only on the surface but, most importantly, in the colony where the queen ant resides.


Because of their nocturnal nature, you won’t often see cockroaches and realise that there is an infestation in your home. Cockroaches use human dwellings as their ideal breeding ground because of the warmth, food and water your house can provide. Apart from not being able to see them, what makes it difficult to eliminate cockroaches is that, their eggs have a natural protection from insecticides.


There are different types of spiders with various dwelling preferences – some you can find in moist areas while others are located in drier parts of your home. Aside from the cobwebs they leave around different parts of the house, including ceilings, spider bites from certain species can also be dangerous.


Rodents such as rats and mice are among the most dangerous household pests. They can breed in huge numbers in a short span of time and cause destruction not only to your home structure, but even food and other items. Rats are known to be wise against traps, which make them quite difficult to control. Rodents may also carry diseases, which can pose as a health risk to your family.


Perhaps termites are the most destructive pests, feeding on wooden structure and causing huge damage to properties overtime, if undiscovered and unmanaged. They dwell on damp areas as moisture is a necessity for their survival. However, they are often left unseen until they have caused significant damage.

Avoiding and Controlling Infestation

Although these pests can cause huge problems, you don’t really have to deal with it. You can avoid infestations and damage to property by making sure you undergo professional building and pest inspections on a regular basis.

Twinspectors Building and Pest Inspections can help you prevent infestations through our annual monitoring services. This will not only save you the trouble of having to get rid of pests, but also save you from spending on damage repairs.