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The first step of quality pest control is identifying the problem! Knowing what you’re dealing with will ensure that your family is kept safe and your home is secure from pests.

When you call Tropical Palms Pest Management you can rest assured that we’ll come to you, assess the situation and provide a quote and plan of action.


Tropical Palms Pest Management focuses on removing pests from your home safely and quickly to ensure the pests are kept at bay. We want your home to be back to normal as soon as possible so we use high quality products that are environmentally and family friendly. 

Get in contact with us today to ensure that your home is looked after!

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Unfortunately Pest Control is very rarely a set and forget issue. We recommend regular assessments and annual termite treatments. When we do the job, we will always advise best methods and recommendations to manage pests so your home is looked after for the long-run!


Kurt has raised the bar in the pest management space. He’s professional and informative, explains what he recommends as the appropriate course of action; is prompt with his service provision and is fully equipped to deal with pest control issues.


Termites are very quiet workers, and yet they cause loud damage to your territory if left untreated. They can often live inside your property long before being detected. 

Termites are one of the worst pests in Australia and even worldwide. In an average year, termites are responsible for $1 billion to $2 billion in property damage. In Australia, 20% of home residents are attacked by termites – that is an estimated 1 in every five homes experienced termite infestation. (Reference:


Did you know? Around 4,000 species of cockroaches are found throughout the world. In Australia, an estimated 450 species but few of them are pests. Australian cockroaches, German and American cockroaches are the most common cockroaches found in every home and business in Australia


  • Australian cockroaches, commonly called “Aussie cockroaches”, can spread harmful diseases such as Salmonella and other germs and bacteria.

  • German cockroaches’ cast-off skin, feces, and dead bodies are implicated in developing allergies and asthma attacks in children.

  • American cockroaches can be dangerous when they invade your home. They are carriers of many viruses, and their feces can cause diarrhea, dysentery, and other serious health conditions.


In a recent report, an attack of rodents hits regional Queensland. Reports have been made rodents invade homes and businesses every night. 



In the know about exposure to rodents (rats and mice) can be a serious problem. Rats are the biggest human threat and can at least spread 35 diseases with direct contact, especially with foods. Commonly diseases carried by rats and mice are Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia, and Salmonella. Rats can also be caused property damage by chewing clothes, wirings, and other places around your home. 


Australia has over 10,000 spider species, but 50 are harmful to humans. We all know that when we see spiders, it will automatically put into our minds that these creatures can be venomous. But in fact, these kinds of pests are less dangerous than bees. Even though they are less dangerous, you don’t need to worry about them. Some species of spiders can be life-threatening to humans. Australia lists all the top 10 dangerous spiders, these are namely: 

  • Sydney funnel web
  • Other species of funnel-web (there are 40 species of funnel-web)
  • Redback spider
  • Mouse Spider
  • Trap door spider
  • White-tailed spider
  • Australian Tarantulas
  • Recluse spider
  • Huntman spiders
  • Common garden orb weaver spider

Some of these spiders mentioned can be less harmful to humans, but when you encounter some of the venomous ones, it can cause only minor symptoms such as nausea, lethargy, and malaise. And some of these are less likely to be encountered, but they can be pretty aggressive when threatened.

fleas FACTS

Fleas are small, but they can be dangerous at times. such as flea-borne spotted fever, plague, typhus, and cat scratch fever. They feed on the blood of humans and animals. Fleas may be a growing problem due to the increasing number of household pets. In some cases, fleas carry diseases that can be transmitted through bites, such as flea-borne spotted fever, plague, typhus, and cat scratch fever. Typhus is caused when flea bites become infected due to flea-fecal contamination, but relatively, this is uncommon. 

These are the most common flea species in Australia: 

  • Cat flea is the most common flea in Australia. It attacks dogs, rats, humans, and other mammals.
  • Dog flea, which is less common than the cat flea, but similar in appearance. This flea attacks a wide variety of mammals, especially dogs. 

Human flea attacks dogs, pigs, rats, and mice. But this kind of flea is very uncommon due to the increase in home hygiene standards.

ants FACTS

Ants are common insects primarily found in residential and commercial areas. There are more than 10,000 known species of ants worldwide. According to a recent report, Red imported fire ant (RIFA) (Solenopsis Invicta), most commonly called fire ants, is one of the worst invasive and dangerous species to reach Australia’s large areas. 

Fire ants could severely damage the environment. It can affect agriculture, home lifestyle, businesses and more. Fire ants bites or stings can cause instant pain, leading to rare cases and severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis in humans.


Flies can also be a common problem encountered by most homes and businesses. Flies are also one of the largest groups of insects. Around the world, there are 120,000 species of flies, but in Australia, about 30,000 species of fly and the main of contact are the Bush fly, House fly, Blowfly, and the Mosquito. 

Though flies can only live 15 to 25 days but may live longer in cooler climates, they can also threaten human health. One of the more common diseases spread by Australian flies is Hepatitis A. It is more often spread when the fly lands on a wound on the person’s face or body. Flies can also be responsible for Food poisoning; once a fly land or transmits some bit of the dirt into your food, plates, and other materials from your home, which leads to your stomach and makes you unwell.


In Australia, there are over 10,000 wasp species and 2,000 bee species. Bees and wasps can be a real issue and disrupt your home’s outdoor activities. Though these types of pests contribute a lot of benefits in nature and to the environment, once encountered and disturbed, it can be a severe problem when one of them stings you.
In an official report, Australia’s bees and wasps were revealed to be as dangerous as its snakes. These pests are potentially life-threatening to public health. When a bee/wasps stings, a severe allergic reaction can cause skin reactions, including itching and flushed or player skin, difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat and tongue, and weak rapid pulse.