Newcastle, NSW has a humid subtropical climate which means as a result, rainfall is at its heaviest around July or early winter.
The councils that we service in the Newcastle region are the city of Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland and Port Stephens council. The location and climate of Newcastle have created ideal conditions for a range of household pests and pest problems with the humble cockroach being the most common. Older suburbs such as Carrington, Wallsend and Cardiff are above average in our experience for pest activity with poorly sealed old weatherboard homes providing the perfect cracks and crevices for harbourage areas for cockroaches, spiders, etc.
The large town of Newcastle is the second biggest in New South Wales. Located at the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle rose to prominence during the coal industry and its harbour is now the largest coal exporter in the world. In its early history, Newcastle was a tough place to live, as only the most hardened convicts were sent there to work the mines. It is now a bustling and friendly town featuring a huge variety of activities for visitors to do. The town centre is also home to impressive historic buildings, including Christ Church Cathedral, Fort Scratchley and the City Hall.
Newcastle East started as a site of heavy industry and railways but has since transformed into a residential area which contains historic terraced housing. The suburb boasts of two beaches in the form of Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Beach. The impressive Fort Scratchley, which still bears the marks of a Japanese Navy attack from World War II, is a great place to visit for historical facts and scenic views.
Newcastle West is the shopping hub of Newcastle town, and also boasts a large park which offers plenty of fun outdoor activities. It is also the home of Newcastle High School and the Hunter TAFE. The local McDonalds on King Street is a popular hangout.