Termites are one of the most costly infestations to a house, potentially causing up to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
What are signs of termite damage?
Some signs of termite damage include:
Sagging walls in gyprock
Pinholes throughout the ceiling
Excessive moisture showing through gyprock
Powdery sawdust like substance - otherwise known as termite frass. This can be found around your joinery or skirting boards
Noise in walls
How often should I be doing termite control?
For houses that have been treated with Bifenthrin, we recommend that you have it treated every 3 to 5 years.
For houses that have been treated with Fipronil (Termidor), we recommend that you have it treated every 5 to 10 years.
What is the process?
Firstly, we assess whether your house or residence is under attack currently with termites. We have cameras and moisture senors to investigate whether your property has been compromised.
If it is under attack, we will determine whether we can find any live termites or a trail leading to the termite nest, and if so we will set up termite feeding stations. If we are unable to find any live termites or trails, we will have to use exploratory drilling methods to determine the termite nest.
If it is not under attack, we will either inject the chemical around the trenches of your property and/or inject the chemical into the soil.
What if I am purchasing a property?
To aid you with your property inspection report, we have cameras, moisture and noise senors to investigate whether your property has been compromised - this can potentially save you thousands of dollars worth of repair costs in the long run!
But make sure you speak to your realestate agent first as more often than not they have recently completed a termite inspection before putting the property up for sale!
If you are building a new house, ensure that your slab is free of debris, wood chips, and tree stumps as this creates ideal breeding grounds for termites.