The QLD Difference

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Queensland is blessed with an enviable climate of warm sunny days. Warm summers and mild winters are what you can expect, plus loads of sunshine (with just the occasional shower).

Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm or hot weather for most of the year. In summer, maximum temperatures average around 30°C. The city experiences its highest rainfall in summer which sometimes brings thunderstorms and occasional floods. This is also the most humid time of the year in Brisbane. Winter time is generally dry and mild. Most winter days are sunny with average temperatures of around 17°C.

While some may find the heat and humidity during summer to be somewhat uncomfortable, many insects and animals thrive in this climate. As summer nears and the days become warmer you will notice heightened insect activity. Termites, white ants, spiders and wasps are some of the insects that come to life as the humidity increases. Property owners, should arrange a termite inspection before summer to limit any possible activity, and to ensure an outbreak or infestation does not occur. Tenants should be wary of spiders and wasps if attending to their garden maintenance or if they have children that like to take advantage of playing outside.

It is not only insects that thrive in the warmer climate of Queensland, lizards and snakes will be coming out of hibernation, it is not uncommon to see skinks and gecko’s around the house, some people may even experience blue tongue lizards and water or bearded dragons in their backyard too. Whilst the above are all harmless, Australia is home 6 of the 10 world’s deadliest snakes, and for most people a sighting is uncommon does not mean that they aren’t around. You can take measures to reduce the attractiveness of your yard or house to snakes. If you have a rock wall or other structure that has the potential to house frogs and rats, and in turn attract snakes, discourage these animals by blocking holes. Avoid creating habitat for snakes by keeping a tidy, well-maintained yard and shed. Actively discourage rats and mice, and snake-proof your aviaries and poultry pens.

We at Calibre hope you enjoy the sunny days, warm weather and beaches, our beautiful state has to offer we remind you to please keep in mind that we are not the only ones that enjoy the beautiful weather.

 

Tyler Leslie – Property Manager

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