Debugging The Ins And Outs Of Termites on our Termite FAQs section!
Termites, also known as white ants, feed off timber and generally enter homes underground and undetected. Check the types here.
We inspect your property internally and externally, as well as the grounds, fence line, roof void, sub-floor, and any other timber elements. To do this, we use a termite radar and a thermal and moisture detector – Termatrac T3i to detect termites. Upon completion, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive digital report with images detailing any findings of active termites or areas of concern, along with our professional recommendations and preventative measures.
Termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage in a relatively short period, which isn’t covered by home insurance. That’s why it’s important that you book a fully licensed pest control specialist to conduct a termite inspection every 12 months and ensure you have an effective Termite Management System in place.
We recommend an annual or more frequent inspection to ensure your Termite Management System works effectively. If you have a Baiting and Monitoring System, your system should be monitored and replenished 6-8 weekly. The efficacy of a Chemical Barrier can often be checked annually, with replenishment usually needed every five or so years.
Termites can travel underground over 50 metres. There are also flying termites, named ‘alates‘, that fly from an existing termite nest with the task of starting a new colony. Termites have even been found in surprising places such as hi-rises and private yachts.
Being the ‘eyes and ears’ for termites is a huge step in keeping your home termite-free! Actions can include:
- Keep up regular inspections, at least annually
- Check your perimeter monthly
- Invest in a Termite Management System
- Ensure drains, and pipes are leak-free and that air-conditioning units have correct drainage
- Remove scrap timber or dense foliage from your yard
Pre-construction termite management systems are an effective form of termite management but have certain limitations. They protect from undetected termite entry, but this means termites can still enter from above ground (unlike a chemical barrier). This requires regular external checks from the homeowner, which can be challenging if your property is tenanted.
We offer a range of services, including general pest inspections and pest control treatments. Our pest control company also offer pre purchase building inspection. See why we are the preferred pest control Gold Coast locals trust and ask our licensed pest inspectors for more information today!
Armed with the knowledge gained from our Termite FAQs, you can take proactive steps to protect your home from these destructive pests. Remember, early detection and professional intervention are key to minimizing potential damage. If you have further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts. Together, we can create a termite-resistant environment for your property.