Live termites located in an Exterra Interception and Baiting system may sound threatening to the home as this station is only a few meters from the exterior wall. The situation here is – Termite is consistently foraging underground looking for moisture and food and a great place to go for a meal is a home built from timber. The termite interception station that has been placed every three meters surrounding the home has picked up live termites before they get to the home and attack it. The station placement is perfectly executed by picking up the termites “prior the attack” so the bait … Read more
Steel frame homes still require termite management to protect secondary timbers like timber window and door framing, timber skirting boards, architraves, door jambs, timber flooring and decks just to name a few. Did you know termites also eat plasterboard and nest in wall cavities of steel frame homes? Termites that gain entry into any property need to be eliminated and the cost of repairing the damage can still be costly. You are definitely reducing the cost involved in repairing damage Caused by Termites if using steel framing. Need an expert opinion call 1300 552 234.
Termite physical barriers on the perimeter of a brick veneer home like the one in the video below must be left exposed above ground level to ensure visual termite inspections can be carried out by an expert and regularly by the owner.
Covering a physical barrier inspection zone with anything will render the barrier ineffective. If you cannot inspect the inspection zone (being the product line that protrudes to the outer edge of the home) then it is most likely you will get termites attacking your home.
A physical barrier is designed to prevent concealed entry only, the barrier is designed to force… Read more
A termite Microcerotermes ground mound (Nest) found in a backyard building above rocks and pavers. Many people believe termites only travel over timber or up through timbers, however, this is completely incorrect, they even travel over steel and treated timber to get to food and moisture, they are unpredictable and fearless.
This termite colony has not only worked its way through the rocks it has formed up and through the pavers installed on the ground. Microcerotermes are said to be a little slower than other Subterranean termites like Coptotermes species that destroy homes rapidly.
Be sure… Read more
During a routine termite inspection, The Pest Company’s Licensed Termite Inspector located live schedorhinotermes working with the termite leads of Nasutitermes. It’s not unlikely to come across a new infestation in a similar area that was once attacked. The reason the termites are back in is due to the property not having a termite management system installed to protect against an attack. Termite entry points are like highways, once the road is built, we use it frequently and so do termites.
On this occasion, a live termite treatment will take place using Termidor and a foaming agent and… Read more
Termite Barriers for New Construction, Termites will forage through masonry core filled block walls. Masonry Core filled block walls must be protected and cannot be relied upon as a method of Termite Management unless the entire wall is available for visual inspections, which is rarely ever achieved. There are options to minimise a full wall treatment, however, only under the expert opinion of a Termite Management technician should any builder or owner builder attempt to build without the understanding of the requirements under the Australian Standards (AS3660.1:2014 Termite management,… Read more
No puzzle here, Termites don’t read books, they eat them.
You can read a heap of great books on termites to increase your knowledge, you can be involved in the pest industry for over 18 years like us, however, Termites are unpredictable and challenging, avoid the risk ask an expert.
Our best advise is get your home inspected by a licensed termite inspector and from there have the property protected.
Termite inspections are carried out using a few tools to assist, but… most importantly you need to ensure the inspector has real-life experience with Termites and a thorough knowledge in construction… Read more
If termites damage massive trees like this one, what chance does your home that is most likely built with 70mm or 90mm pine frame, timber skirting boards, door frames, architraves, roof timbers, flooring or Windows have? Honestly, not much at all.
Termites damage timbers fast and nest in trees just like this one. Termites that damage homes beyond repair build nests inside trees just like this one and the untrained eye will not see it, even the trained eye can have trouble if no visual signs are evident.
During the warm, humid and summer months Termite Alates (termite reproductives) make a slight… Read more
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The Importance Of Termite InspectionsHome owners loving the growth in the Real Estate market as Termites destroy the profits.
Finding a Termite entry point is never an easy job, however on this occasion the subfloor is a great place to start. During a routine inspection live termites where located in the subfloor, the issues here relates to the … Read more
Live termites (Coptotermes Species) located in a window sill demonstrate the type of damage termites can do with ease and over a very short time. Have a listen to the sound termites make, homeowners often hear this noise and are not sure what it is… unfortunately the damage is done extremely fast so always get a Termite inspection done immediately if you hear this noise or if in doubt.