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Why We Love Blacktown

Why We Love Blacktown


Why We Love Blacktown
Why We Love Blacktown


We highly recommend and love Blacktown and what it has to offer, Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blacktown is located 34 kilometers west of the Sydney central business district.


Blacktown is the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales and is one of the most multicultural places in Sydney. Beautiful Blacktown Commercial Business District is located close to Blacktown railway station.


Love shopping? Be sure to check out the WestPoint Blacktown; which is a major shopping centre, with major attractions and outstanding shops!


There are several small shops, restaurants and hotels in the surrounding area. WestPoint also houses a western suburb television studio of the Nine Network. Some lovely tourist places to visit and embrace while passing through or staying for a while.


Blacktown allows you to enjoy wonderful attractions in vibrant, homely feels, from Feather dale Wildlife Park to Sydney Motorsport Park, from Sydney’s last drive in theatre to giant water slides. You can ride on cycling tracks in beautiful parkland, enjoy Aboriginal cultural experiences, and browse bustling markets.


Blacktown is the home to superb recreational and sporting facilities as well as a vibrant arts scene and a delicious range of cuisines, the multicultural City of Blacktown is within easy reach of Sydney’s city centre.


The drive is only 37 minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or 40 minutes by train from Central Station.


Your heart will race at Eastern Creek, Sydney’s home of motorsports with four race circuits and the Sydney Drag way.


You can zoom around Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway in a hired go-kart. More sporting events are held at the Blacktown International Sport spark, an Olympic venue.


Hot, and wanting something to do the family will absolutely love? Blacktown Aquatic Centre offers something for all the family; from baby pools, to heated pools and large pools, go cool down today.


Some of the family thriving for the action and thrill? that’s okay, Blacktown has one to offer for all ! Action Paintball Games running many games daily for cheap prices! We never miss this one for a Christmas party! Talking about Christmas, something amazing that staying at Blacktown can offer, is the nice and local location of the Luna Park in Sydney, We love this display!


Why We Love Blacktown – Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a range of different wildlife from the area, something the whole family will love and be super tired after the long exciting day the park has to offer. If everyone is not so tired, you can finish the night off down by the Blacktown Drive-In and start your day all again by visiting the Western Sydney Parklands. Just a couple things to embrace with the family over this joyful season.


Also, for public display of indigenous insights, visit the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre and join a guided cultural tour or a bush tucker tour, and learn how to throw a boomerang and play a didgeridoo.


You can buy authentic artworks, didgeridoos, boomerangs and native jams and spices. Definitely something to check out with the family.


Why We Love Blacktown – Wet’n’Wild Sydney is also close by and loved by everyone! It features amazing world first attractions, interactive ride technology and takes fun to a whole new level for the entire family.


Some other things you could check out coming up in the future;

2018 Blacktown City Art Prize 20th December 2018 – View all 87 finalist artworks in the 2018 Blacktown City Art Prize! Now in its 23rd year, the Blacktown City Art Prize is a highly valued art prize, with cash prizes of $20,000 and acquisitive awards.


Local, regional and national artists are invited to submit entries in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media.


Australia Day- Wake Up with the Wildlife Breakfast 26th January 2019 – Join us this Australia Day for an experience like no other! Breakfast with your favourite cuddly and cute animals at Feather dale Wildlife Park.


Australia Day Concert and Fireworks 26th January 2019 – Enjoy all the festivities of Australia Day 2019 at Blacktown Council’s Australia Day Celebrations at The Rooty Hill.


Carp fish out at Lake Woodcroft 2nd February 2019 – We will be hosting a free fishing event to help reduce the number of carp which are degrading Lake Woodcroft.


Blacktown Fresh Food Fair 3rd February 2019 – The Village Green will be transformed into a farmer’s wonderland with the very best fresh food that Blacktown and Western Sydney has to offer.


2019 Lunar New Year Celebrations 8th February 2019 – Celebrate Lunar New Year at the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Nurragingy Reserve this year!


This is just a couple of the reasons we love Blacktown, if you visit I’m sure you will have your own reasons.

Luxury lifestyle living, Mountain views, So close to town, you’d be crazy to by pass this city.  Don’t be worried about weird and wonderful pests in this town Blacktown doesn’t have many pests as such, just your normal every day pests, but we deliver pest control to Blacktown for various types of pests such as rodents, spiders, cockroaches, fleas, wasps and termites. We have specifically designed methods to treat the exact problems property owners are experiencing.


Why We Love Blacktown

Blacktown City Council 

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Termites in Australia!

Termites in Australia!


Termites in Australia!
Termites in Australia!


There are five family groups of termites that is represented in Australia:


• Rhinotermitidar – 30 species
• Termitidae – 266 species
• Kalotermitidae – 46 species
• Mastotermitidae – 1 species
• Termopsidae – 5 species


There are three groups that classify termites.


• Subterranean – will usually build their colony underground, under patios and base of trees. Will build mud leads and underground tunnels.
• Dampwood – will usually build their colonies in timber landscaping, damp subfloors or damp wood.
• Drywood – will usually be found in tropical climates, will nest in drywood and does not need ground contact.


Description of termites!


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Did you know that termites are one of the most social insects that live on this planet, termites work and live together in groups. Each colony contains several types (castes). The castes are separated into three groups:


• Workers
• Soldiers
• Reproductives


Different species prefer different habitats such as Subterranean termites like soil and ground contact. They tend to build their nests underground. Subterranean termites can also create termite mounds that go above ground level. Mature colonies may reach up to two million individual termites and the queens are capable of laying 2000 eggs per day. Termite colonies can exist up to 50 years.


Termites in Australia!
Termites in Australia!


Behaviour of termites!


The Worker termite will dominate the colony population as their primary role is to build the nest, tend the eggs and young, and gather the food for the colony.

Worker termites are wingless, sterile, and blind.


The Soldier Termite is also wingless, sterile, and blind. There are two types of termites, Mandibulated with prominent jaws and the Nasute with a pronounced snout. Their primary function is to defend the colony.


The Reproductive termite has a functional reproductive system complete with wings and eyes. Termites will usually swarm around spring to early summer or late summer to early autumn. After swarming the termites will seek out a suitable place to form a new colony. The king shape really doesn’t differ but the queen’s abdomen becomes enormously distended with eggs.


Risks of termites!


Termites in Australia!
Termites in Australia!


termites also known as the silent destroyer, they can cause serious structural damage to your home or business. Termites can conceal themselves provides the perfect amount of time to cause considerable damage before they are discovered.


Termites in Australia!
Termites in Australia!



Further Reading:

Termites Castle HIll

Termites In Kellyville

Termite Prevention Tips Sydney

Termites in Australia 







Whether you have just bought your dream home, have an investment property or you’ve been in your home for a lifetime it is important to always have termite’s inspection done on your property. Inspections by Australian Standards is every twelve months or if you are in a bushy area than inspections are every six months.


In between inspections there are little inspection routines you can do to reduce the risk of termites making your home their new home.


What are steps that you can do in or around your home to reduce the risk factor of termites eating through your biggest investment.


  • Do mini inspections and check for any changes in and around your home.
  • Go around your premises and remove any timber landscaping post and sleepers.
  • Remove timbers and other debris that are in your subfloor.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
  • Fix any leaking pipes in and around your home.
  • Remove any wood chippings in your landscaping area.
  • If you have a section for firewood or untreated timber I highly recommend that the firewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises.
  • Divert any water sources away from your home.
  • Reduce humidity in your subfloor by installing a crossflow ventilation fan.
  • Pruning of bushes and heavy foliage around your home.
  • Get a ladder and check your gutters and remove any debris that maybe in your gutters.
  • Remove any dead tree stumps or old diseased trees from your premises.
  • Make sure that any water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your home.
  • Remove any moisture in and around your home, there are special machines such as a dehumidifier that works great.
  • Replace or repair damage shingles, fascia, and soffits.




Please note that if you have found termites do not disturb them as by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move underground and pop up in a new location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home and possibly won’t be able to get a termite colony.




What are some of the signs that you can look out for when It comes to termites in and around your home?


  • Mud leads protruding through fibro, gyprock, and other timbres in and around your home.
  • Blistering of paint or plaster from your walls or ceiling.
  • Mud tunnels coming from subfloors up the through cracks and crevices.
  • Floors and ceilings are sagging.
  • Timbers appear to be hollow.
  • Fine dust where there is wood panelling.
  • Power failure.
  • Termite mounds that appear to look like ant mounds.
  • Decaying trees that have been eaten by termites.


What does Redline Pest Control do when carrying out a termite inspection on your home?


When a Redline Pest Control comes to your home he will spend some time with you asking you questions before he carries out the inspection. Communication is very vital for us as we love to build a report with our clients.


A termite inspection is a visual inspection for evidence of wood-destroying insects such as termites or could even be borers.



Redline Pest Control technician will visually inspect your entire your home including entering any sub-floors, basements and roof voids and external perimeter of your property. 



How long does a termite inspection take?  


The average time it would take to perform a termite inspection is approximately one to two hours depending on the size of your premises.


Can termites still active in colder climates?  


Yes, termites are still active in cold weather, it does not kill them but it does slow them down.


Could there be hidden termite damage to my property? 





Yes, one of the main characteristics of termites is their ability to avoid bright lights and open air. This means they will stay underground or within wood products as open air and light will kill them.


Unfortunately, it is impossible for a Redline Pest Control technician to visually identify or locate any active termites just by looking around your property.


Your Redline Pest Control technician will go around your premises with a donger and will tap all timbers, door jams, skirting boards, and architraves to listen out for any hollowness or if it breaks away due to termites. Each time a Redline Pest Control technician taps these surfaces he will hear noises and will be able to ascertain just by sound if there is something behind where he taps.


Redline Pest Control will use other devices to ensure that we get the most out of your termite inspection.


Moisture meters will determine if there are high levels of moisture behind wall cavities. Unfortunately, when you have termites they will bring moisture to any wood which is behind your walls or windowsills.


Termatrac T3i is a machine your technician will use in your home when conducting a termite inspection.




Your Redline Pest Control technician pairs the Termatrac T3i with his phone and will place the Termatrac T3i to the surface of walls to ascertain whether there is activity behind the wall. If there is activity behind the wall the Termatrac T3i will indicate this by the increase of heat and humidity in that area. Once the Termatrac T3i has picked up the heat and moisture he will than press a button on his device which will switch over to radar mode which will then show a graph with the level of activity of any termite’s present.


Once your termite inspection has been completed your technician will advise you of any termites found or what you could do to reduce the risk of termites in and around your home. Your technician will come back to the office and prepare your report with any quotes to either eradicate termites or by installing a termite prevention barrier to your premises.


Further Reading:

What can you do to help prevent termites in and around your home

Eradicate Pests And Termites With Pest And Termite Control Service Parramatta

Is your home protected from Termites?